Several sales people spend a great deal of time in their cars, let’s be honest it’s our portable office when we’re on the road. In today’s sales tip I will share with you some great ways to convert your car into a functioning, productive office space. This way you can keep your business day moving forward and utilize your time to its full potential, which we all know is crucial to any sales rep.
Step 1) Make sure the passenger side of your car is clean and free of clutter. It would be really best to have your whole car clean to feel even more organized, however just having your passenger seat cleared out will be enough if you don’t have time to do a full clean.
Step 2) Purchase a 150-watt converter that has an additional port as well as an USB port. These ports cost around $50 dollars at most and can be purchased at any Radio Shack, Best Buy or most gas stations. The converter plugs into your cigarette lighter receptacle, and will handle a lap top’s energy needs.
Step 3) If you don’t have Wi-Fi already on your phone, upgrade your plan for the Wi-Fi, it’s just worth it to have the ability to go online anywhere you are. You may also want to upgrade your plan to have unlimited data, just in case you can’t find Wi-Fi in a rural area.
Step 4) Now when the car is PARKED, and NOT MOVING, you can create your office space on your passenger seat. Set up your laptop, your phone, and notes so you can continue to prospect, and keep on top of your current customers.
In addition, you can keep your CRM up & running on your laptop, this alone allows you to:
- Transcribe your notes from your prospecting meetings, right after they have happened.
-Stay on top of your current customer needs through email, reminders, and notes.
-You can access any work you may have, if you have a lull between meetings or travel.
You won’t need to compose notes, tasks, or follow up actions twice anymore. This small investment creates better time management, relieves your work load because you can immediately address any emails you receive and keep your business running while you’re on the run.
Lastly, we are not affiliated or sponsors of this company, but we had to share this with you because we thought it was so super cool and organized all at the same time! If you have the means, and the want, we highly recommend purchasing the mobile desk companion.
Don’t know how to make your smart phone a mobile hotspot? Email me, for the fact sheet: How to turn your Phone into a Travel Wi-Fi Hotspot.
- Kate Kingston, The Kingston Training Group firstname.lastname@example.org