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WHY IT IS TRUE: General knowledge of the world shows you are a well-rounded individual. That knowledge enables you to intelligently participate in many conversations.

PLAN OF ACTION: Know enough to have some general understanding about what is going on outside of your field of expertise. Know enough about news, art, and sports to keep up a conversation. People are more likely to buy from people who they trust. And knowledge is a strong validation of trust. — David Richardson

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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He Doubled His Sales Goals with Wilkerson

John Matthews, owner of John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry in Vero Beach, Florida, is a planner. As an IJO member jeweler, he knew he needed an exit strategy if he ever wanted to g the kind of retirement he deserved. He asked around and the answers all seemed to point to one solution: Wilkerson. He talked to Rick Hayes, Wilkerson president, and took his time before making a final decision. He’d heard Wilkerson knew their way around a going out of business sale. But, he says, “he didn’t realize how good it was going to be.” Sales goals were “ambitious,” but even Matthews was pleasantly surprised. “It looks like we’re going to double that.”

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Sales Truths: Winners Keep Up With Current Events

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WHY IT IS TRUE: General knowledge of the world shows you are a well-rounded individual. That knowledge enables you to intelligently participate in many conversations.

PLAN OF ACTION: Know enough to have some general understanding about what is going on outside of your field of expertise. Know enough about news, art, and sports to keep up a conversation. People are more likely to buy from people who they trust. And knowledge is a strong validation of trust. — David Richardson

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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He Doubled His Sales Goals with Wilkerson

John Matthews, owner of John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry in Vero Beach, Florida, is a planner. As an IJO member jeweler, he knew he needed an exit strategy if he ever wanted to g the kind of retirement he deserved. He asked around and the answers all seemed to point to one solution: Wilkerson. He talked to Rick Hayes, Wilkerson president, and took his time before making a final decision. He’d heard Wilkerson knew their way around a going out of business sale. But, he says, “he didn’t realize how good it was going to be.” Sales goals were “ambitious,” but even Matthews was pleasantly surprised. “It looks like we’re going to double that.”

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