Thursday, 29 September 2016

Edmour Giguere - Being the Best in Sales

Many people have opinions on how to be “the best” in a particular career and opinions are aplenty in the sales industry. Edmour Giguere is a salesman and entrepreneur who has held a long career in construction. Giguere has been told he is an excellent salesperson and considering his approach to his job, understandably so. As a businessman who not only cares deeply about the success of his company but also the effect his business has on the community, looking out for others comes naturally and this is something consumers pick up on. With an ability to close the deal, he often finds himself training others and is currently training his son to follow in his footsteps. His compassion for other is palpable in the way he conducts business and in the fact that he cares about his reputation. With a desire to grow his business and see his customers happily return to his store, there’s no wonder that he often hears praise for his work. 

Edmour Giguere

Although each person is different and may have a unique approach in the sales industry, there are a few facts that seem to ring true for most sales positions. If you have a good product, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep your sales numbers high and your customers happy. 

1. Remain versatile. Although you’re a cheery, bubbly individual with much to offer the world and want to shout it from the rooftops, you may want to keep some of that bubbliness bottled up inside. “What? I’m in sales!” You may say, and many would agree. That is, until you try to sell to them. When selling products to others you are also, sometimes primarily, selling yourself. Learn to read people and respond accordingly. If someone is more introverted don’t make the uncomfortable with an overwhelming atmosphere. Take things down a few notches and hold a conversation on his or her level. You might be surprised with the results.

2. Stay genuine. This one can be a little tough and there are some gray areas here but the idea is pretty straight forward. For instance, if someone asks for your honest opinion on a product, give it to them straight. If not, eventually your sentiment will simply not ring true and even if you get the initial sale there’s a pretty good chance you’ll never see that person again. Care about the person and make genuine suggestions and points about a product. You’ll be appreciated and might possibly gain repeat customers. 

The sales industry can feel cut throat and those feeling the pressure can easily lose sight of the consumer. For Edmour Giguere, taking a step back and showing the customer genuine concern and attention has gained him the type of reputation that makes happy customers for life. 


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Edmour Giguere - Construction- To DIY or not to DIY?

Tackling household renovations alone has become a more common occurrence for homeowners who hope to save money while accomplishing tasks themselves. Edmour Giguere, business owner and experienced home renovator, knows that although some projects can be done by homeowners, many benefit from the help of a professional and homeowners should be cautious of risks.

Affectionately termed “DIY” (Do it yourself), these projects have become popular amongst media as well, often making viewers believe projects can be more easily done than they would have otherwise assumed. With easy access to information via the internet, many people have also become more comfortable taking on tasks they may have left to experts in the past. If given the time and the proper materials, some homeowners may very well be able to accomplish many tasks without the help of a professional. When making the decision to take on projects alone or to seek help, here are some questions to consider before diving in.

1. Do I have the right materials/equipment? Do I know how to use them? Having the proper equipment to get the job done can often make or break the success of a large DIY project. Sometimes making do with sub-par materials and equipment can lead to a headache in the future or even more costs than if the project would have been originally completed by a professional. Proper use of equipment is equally as important due to safety hazards and the risk of undesirable results.

2.  Do you feel comfortable taking on projects that require more than maintenance? Fixing broken appliances, for some, can be a pretty straightforward DIY solution. Make sure you’re comfortable with anything that can affect your home aesthetically or cause larger issues, like electrical or plumbing.

3. Honestly, does it require the help of someone who knows what he or she is doing? If you hesitate then you might need to think twice. That being said, are there parts of the project that may just be labor intensive that require less skill? Consider doing part of a project yourself in order to cut down on the cost of a professional. For example, tearing out old flooring before a contractor comes in to install the new flooring can be a great way to cut down costs.

Experienced contractors, like Edmour Giguere, are needed for many projects. Besides some of the more obvious scenarios mentioned above, there are also cases where a professional should be used no matter the perceived ease of the project. For instance, Giguere is certified to renovate older properties that may have lead-based paint that could be a health hazard. Issues like this may not be obvious to those who are unfamiliar with construction and it could be avoided by simply seeking the help of professionals.
Edmour Giguere
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