There are 10 basic P’s that we can all incorporate into our business people. Remember to take into account your P and Q that your mother always told you.

Well now we can all achieve that goal. Please note that this is an ever-evolving process. No one can be perfect on all points. However, it is important to recognize that these attributes are part of the well-trained competent professional and with a little practice it could be you.

10 P’s of packing yourself

o Perceptive: you really listen to what people are saying and the message they are trying to convey.

o Interpreter: you do the work. Not just once in a while, but on time and with credible results.

o Persistent: you never give up. Did you know that a sale is rarely made on the first contact? Research shows that up to 12 contacts may be required before closure takes place.

o Prepared: whatever happens, stay calm. If disaster strikes, add little humor to the situation.

o Prepare – The more you can anticipate and be prepared, the better the outcome. You know what you plan to accomplish when you walk out that door or pick up a phone.

o Proactive: don’t wait for opportunities to present themselves. Look for them. Take time each week to find ways to be proactive about your own personality.

o Productive: we are committed to time, so be productive in the time you allocate to any task. Minimize interruptions and keep up with your assignments. The results count more than the “show” on how to get the job done.

o Purposeful: you have a game plan in mind, you don’t blindly rush from one task to another. You have short-term and long-term plans and are actively working to pursue those goals and objectives.

o Professional – Watch and act the role. Be well groomed and dressed for any situation. You have the business skills and tools necessary to stay ahead.

o Punctual: be on time for almost anything. If you are going to be late, make sure someone knows about the fact that you will be late.

So if you have your Ps in order, take care of “Packaging Yourself” for success.

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