Happy 100th Birthday Girl Scouts – You Rock!

Roasting Marshmellows - Yum!My first sales job was selling Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door and it was the best sales training I ever received. Little did I know then, that selling was about serving and helping others.
There are a few principles that I learned in selling cookies that are core to my DNA today!
1. The Law of Success
Your success is determined by how many people you serve. Since my goal was to sell more cookies than I did the year before, I knew I had to knock on more doors than I did the year before. Not much different today…
2. The Law of Influence
Be friendly and not letting the grumpy ones get you down. It sure was fun, then and now, when I sold something to someone who was initially grumpy. Kindness goes a long way.
3. The Law of Authenticity
My neighbors knew my awesome pop, my sisters, and my school and they enjoyed meeting the baby of the family…gotta luv the baby!
You rock Girl Scouts – Here’s to another 100!
Good read on the subject: Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann, nicely defines influence and success in their best-selling book. http://www.thegogiver.com/

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Janet Osterdock is ZOOM Media’s President and CEO where she focuses on campaign development and implementation. Janet founded ZOOM Cross-Media in 2009 with a team of highly skilled industry specialists. She has a heart for service and works side-by-side with clients to deliver integrated high-impact campaigns. In Janet’s words “implementation is everything and it can make the difference between average performance and outstanding performance.” In her spare time, Janet volunteers in pet therapy at Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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