Sales Leadership Candidate in DC- Federal Intelligence Community

Leveraging cutting edge consulting recruiting strategies has led me to a an incredibly talented strategic and tactical Federal Vice President.  Having built federal businesses to over $400,000,000 a year in the past, and having both hardware and software experience, has created a unique skill set for any company serious about doing business with the federal government.  Of course he is cleared with a TS/SCI plus Polygraph.  Great catch.

So, how did I find him?  In sales recruiting it’s a networking game to build relationships, nurture the relationship and once complete, create referrals from those networks.  Recruiting strategies developed with long term strategic views towards building profitable relationships have become the foundation of my business.

Is networking a sales game or simply a networking game?  Interestingly, whether I am in a social situation on the weekend or a ‘networking’ event during the week, the game is always the same, and that is simply I need to sell myself to those I want to associate with.  Semantically, networking and sales are disparate but in reality they are one and the same. 

Perhaps a more fitting word would be attraction.  Making myself attractive will undoubtedly attract those I seek to enter into relationship with.  In sports recruiting and athletic recruiting the game is the same.  Picture a winning football team like the U. of Florida in 2006, are they more attractive to recruits now than prior to winning a championship?  Drilling down further, consider their head coach.  Regardless of how impressive the program is, if the young recruit finds the coach repulsive, do you think the recruit will choose Florida?

Chances are he may not.  If he found Florida’s head coach attractive the deal would be locked down instantaneously. 

Undoubtedly, in our competitive world of recruiting, it is important to generate and enhance skills that make us more attractive, which is why we continually focus on learning conversational selling skills which blend seemlessly with our personality.  That synergy, creates an attractive being who is growing ever more powerful in their understanding of human pyschology, and the greater our understanding of human pyschology, the more impact we can deliver to the lives we touch.

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