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It's Not You, It's Them: Teaching Customers How to Buy

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The Manager’s Real Job Isn’t Making The Number

The Manager’s Real Job Isn’t Making The Number

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I wrote an article called “Sales Managers Only Have One Real Goal.” It stimulated a lot of thoughtful conversation. Christian Maurer shared a particularly astute, and troubling observation: “I am... read more

How To Kill It In Q4

How To Kill It In Q4

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The Secret: Plan Your Work And Work Your Plan October is a special month for sales teams. Most companies in the U.S. follow a calendar fiscal year, and see October... read more

Why This Cold Sales Email Template Works So Well

Why This Cold Sales Email Template Works So Well

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What if I told you the secret to getting cold prospects to always open and even act on your sales emails? Here it is: There is no secret. The truth is, every prospect... read more

How To Enable Your Channel Organization To Drive Sales Revenue

How To Enable Your Channel Organization To Drive Sales Revenue

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When I’m in the middle of a conversation with someone in my profession, I can always tell within the first 2-3 questions or comments the level of knowledge or experience... read more

Sales Management – The Power Of Autonomy And Recognition

Sales Management – The Power Of Autonomy And Recognition

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Motivating sales reps is a key responsibility of every sales manager. How can they motivate their sales teams effectively? Newton and Davis recently shared several factors that help improve the... read more

Visual Clues Indicate Future Business

Visual Clues Indicate Future Business

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Seasoned sales professional literally look at the entire picture in order to appropriately build the relationship, build business possibilities, and finally, secure the sale. The clues exist everywhere, but the... read more

Do Not Be Confused: Sales Activities Do Not Replace Sales Results

Do Not Be Confused: Sales Activities Do Not Replace Sales Results

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I have written a bunch about the need for sales managers to hold their salespeople accountable to certain behaviors. As a matter of fact, it is essential that there be... read more

On Sales Leads, Sales Experience, and Sketchy Statistics

On Sales Leads, Sales Experience, and Sketchy Statistics

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Unless you’re Amish (or at least something close), you’ve encountered at least one statistic that served to contradict personal experience. Whether the topic’s political, economical, or old-fashioned business, it seems... read more

The Only Stupid Question Is The One That Goes Unasked

The Only Stupid Question Is The One That Goes Unasked

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If you have been in any sales organization for any length of time the topic of questioning certainly has arisen. The old adage, ask the right questions and the answers will lead you to... read more

Sales Managers Only Have One Real Goal!

Sales Managers Only Have One Real Goal!

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There’s a lot of stuff written about what sales managers have to do and their key job responsibilities. Some of the laundry list items include: Make sure the team makes... read more

Why Do Millennials Make Great Salespeople?

Why Do Millennials Make Great Salespeople?

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Many companies are now hiring millennials – a move that expands generational diversity of their sales teams. It also raises a couple of significant questions like: How do you engage... read more

5 Ways Your Business Should Route Inbound Sales Calls That You May Not Have Tried

5 Ways Your Business Should Route Inbound Sales Calls That You May Not Have Tried

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If your system of inbound call routing is as simple as a call coming in and your system sends it to the first available sales representative, we’re not judging you.... read more

How To Create The Perfect Sales Playbook

How To Create The Perfect Sales Playbook

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The Sales Playbook You need to get your product or service out to customers quickly, but don’t have time to train all of your sales force individually.  Or maybe you... read more

6 Tips to Ensure Sales Opportunities Don't Slip Through the Cracks

6 Tips to Ensure Sales Opportunities Don’t Slip Through the Cracks

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If you’re not a salesperson by nature, you as the owner of your small business may be missing some great opportunities to sell. But with the right tools and processes... read more

Look For The 3 C's When Hiring Inside Sales Reps

Look For The 3 C’s When Hiring Inside Sales Reps

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Over the 10 years I’ve spent interviewing inside sales candidates, I’ve caught myself looking for the obvious traits we seek in people hoping to explore sales for the first time.... read more