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Use these inspiring sales quotes to get your next meeting off to a winning start.

You’re trying to get your team on-track for a successful work week. It’s 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning and everyone files into the conference room for your weekly meeting. How do you walk the fine line of genuine encouragement and cliched pep-talks?

Maybe you’re planning to share a few of your favorite quotes. That’s always an interesting topic point, right?

Here’s the truth: just because you throw around a few inspiring sales quotes doesn’t mean your team will suddenly feel inspired. That’s wishful thinking. And poor execution.

It’s time to put a little more thought in your Monday morning sessions. How can you take your inspiring sales quotes and turn them into team values? How can you add more pep to Monday’s outbound sales calls?

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Collect quotes your team can relate to and talk about (feel free to step outside of the sales box)

A lot of sales managers get attached to industry-specific quotations. They want to spread the wisdom of Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracey, and other sales gurus and best-selling authors. That’s not a bad thing, but sometimes it’s smart to throw a curve ball. (Maybe even relating your quote to following TCPA compliance rules?)

What matters is team engagement. Is there a spark? A conversation? Laughter? Constructive thinking?

Consider first your intentions for the quote. Go into the meeting with a plan to discuss and relate back to your work.

Here are eleven tried and true inspiring sales quotes to get you started:

“Remember: you only have to succeed the last time.” – Brian Tracey

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

“Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” – Zig Ziglar

“If you’re not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” – Bob Hooey


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“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” – Michael Lebouf

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” – Susan Cain

“Don’t persuade, defend or interrupt. Be curious, be conversational, be real. And listen.” – Elizabeth Lesser

“If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.” – Tom Hirshfield

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Present your quotes with a punch (wake up your team on Monday morning!)

The energy of your Monday morning meetings all relies on your approach. If you just read a quote off a piece of paper, you won’t get much of a response. You, the manager, have to put in the work beforehand.

A few ideas to make your inspiring sales quotes interesting and relative to your team:

1. Take twenty minutes over the weekend to simply think about the quote and what it means to you.

Grab a pen and a piece of paper. Jot down your thoughts. Afterward, ask yourself: how can I relate all of this back to my team and create discussion?

2. Consider the major topics you plan on covering during the meeting.

Maybe you’re planning to discuss ways to close more deals over the phone. How can your quote support those topics?

3. Engage your team with a personal story.

Stories make meetings come alive. They connect emotionally with your audience. How can you relate one of these inspiring sales quotes to your life?

4. Ask questions that call for juicy, genuine answers.

Ask your team for a moment of honesty: who can recall a time where they failed to live up to this quote? How can we change that?


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