If You Had No Choice

IF YOU HAD NO CHOICE                                                                                                                                 By Floyd Wickman, Founder and CEO of The Floyd Wickman Team H.B., my second broker, was the broker who “sold” me on learning sales dialogue. He suggested I take STI Training. Keep in mind, when I say HB suggested something, that’s like saying Moses came down the mountain with The 10 Recommendations. Nothing was optional with this guy, and I am forever grateful to him for that.  Even though learning dialogue was uncomfortable for me at first, the foundation of my success was built on knowing what to say and how to say it

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SETTING A GOAL!

Setting A Goal                                                                                                                                                      By Mike Pallin, Floyd Wickman Team How do I go about setting an income goal for next year?  Each of us begins the year with a hope, or a wish, or a dream, or a desire, or an expectation – but only 5% of the general population actually begins the year with a specific, measurable, written goal. And, if the experts are to be believed, only 5% of that 5% actually track activity and results throughout the year, stay on track, and achieve their goals.  So if the odds are that slim, why even bother? Why not just start

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How To Turn It Around

How To Turn It Around                                                                                                                                     by Mike Pallin, Floyd Wickman Team President  “You do the hokey-pokey and you turn yourself around.”   How do you turn it around? What do you do when your morale is at an all time low? When production has ground to a halt? When your life feels like a dumpster fire?  Floyd encountered a turnaround expert toward the end of his first year in real estate. Working 24-7, he was only able to produce 5 transactions that year, and 2 of them fell through. Zero listings, 3 closings, and a business in need of a turnaround. 

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Like And Respect, The Foundation of Leadership

Like And Respect, The Foundation of Leadership                                                                                 By Floyd Wickman, National Speakers Association Hall of Fame Member and CEO of The Floyd Wickman Team, LLC The leadership landscape has changed from the day when a sales manager had to keep a close eye on image, morale, authority and production. In an office of 6 or 8 or 10 agents, problem personality types could hurt your image and tarnish a good company’s reputation. Agents who went on appointments dressed inappropriately, said inappropriate things to prospects, and behaved like yahoos in public could ruin it for everyone else. Not so much today

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Handling The Ups and Downs

Handling The Ups and Downs                                                                                               Floyd Wickman, Founder of The Floyd Wickman Team Ernst & Young, Inc. sponsors a national Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and they are the experts at spotting business people who create jobs. According to them, only 5% of the work force has the temperament suited for living on an entrepreneur’s (commission) income, and only 5% of the 5% thrive on it. Most people need and want the security of a weekly or monthly paycheck. Forty years of eating, sleeping and drinking this real estate business has taught me that those 5% ratios are pretty darn

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