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The Sales Snapshot: Insights to Help You Drive Revenue

The Sales Snapshot: Insights to Help You Drive Revenue

Sales Management

We’ve scoured the web for relevant sales studies in order to bring you real-time, actionable insights. This is The Sales Snapshot, a brand new series onThe Command Center.  Has Social... read more

A Sales Leadership Red Flag – Sales Turnover Matters

A Sales Leadership Red Flag – Sales Turnover Matters

Sales Management

Sales leaders spend a fair amount of time and effort reviewing issues related to the cost of sale. The issues can vary from travel policies and territory designs to compensation... read more

Could the Consistency Framework Help Your Business Increase Sales?

Could the Consistency Framework Help Your Business Increase Sales?

Sales Management

Human beings have an innate drive to be and to appear consistent with our previous behavior, preferences, and statements. Inconsistency is viewed by society as a negative attribute. The person... read more

The Biases Beneath Outsourced Telemarketing Services

The Biases Beneath Outsourced Telemarketing Services

Sales Management

When you go to an auto shop, you outsource doing your own oil changes. When you get a salon, you are outsourcing a job you could do yourself. It’s the... read more

3 Defining Habits of Effective Salespeople

3 Defining Habits of Effective Salespeople

Sales Management

We all know that people do business with people, not with businesses. And that is why it is so important for companies to place an importance on vetting their sales... read more


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When Should You Discount Your Product or Service

When Should You Discount Your Product or Service

Sales Management

I was working with a talented team of sales professionals in a discussion about selling on value over price. One of the team members asked a great question, “So at... read more

5 Ways Sales Has Dramatically Changed in 5 Years

5 Ways Sales Has Dramatically Changed in 5 Years

Sales Management

Think about this. Twitter did not exist 8 years ago. No one was on Facebook 10 years ago, and the iPad is only 4! The connected world has changed dramatically,... read more

Sales, Data and Horse Manure

Sales, Data and Horse Manure

Sales Management

Sales to the Symes family is like murder to the mafia: A birthright. For generations, if you didn’t sell you didn’t eat and my grandfather made sure no one went... read more

How to Use the Power of Storytelling in Sales

How to Use the Power of Storytelling in Sales

Sales Management

In sales, you repeat a formula and that formula is comprised of many facets. These facets include a number of the ‘usual suspects’ like: An introduction or pitch A value... read more

Five Reasons Your Sales Forecast Will Be Wrong

Five Reasons Your Sales Forecast Will Be Wrong

Sales Management

You Relied on What You Were Told “Never ever mistake the smile upon my face as agreement to the words coming out of your mouth. There’s no telling what I... read more

How to Create a Ferocious Unique Selling Proposition

How to Create a Ferocious Unique Selling Proposition

Sales Management

Unless you’re fortunate enough to be the only player in your industry (say, the only dedicated supplier of lion-taming equipment in North America), you’ll need to differentiate yourself from your... read more

More Instructions, More Sales, Faster.

More Instructions, More Sales, Faster.

Sales Management

Property has always been a high touch industry; inherently based upon transactions, conversations, interactions and tiny steps that all contribute to a sale. People have, since the caveman era, powered... read more

4 Ways Inside Sales Reps Are Like Hunger Games Tributes

4 Ways Inside Sales Reps Are Like Hunger Games Tributes

Sales Management

I’ve seen inside sales described using many analogies. But my favorite analogy by far is the comparison to the popular series, The Hunger Games. These books and movies focus on... read more

A Sales Leadership Red Flag – Turnover Matters

A Sales Leadership Red Flag – Turnover Matters

Sales Management

Sales leaders spend a fair amount of time and effort reviewing issues related to the cost of sale. The issues can vary from travel policy and territory design to compensation... read more

Inside Sales Is Only Great For Transactional Commoditized Products!

Inside Sales Is Only Great For Transactional Commoditized Products!

Sales Management

Not long ago, I was meeting with the top management team of large organization. They had traditionally, had a large field sales organization. The performance of the organization was OK,... read more