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How Cynics Can and Cannot Be Good Lead Generators

How Cynics Can and Cannot Be Good Lead Generators

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Cynicism isn’t the healthiest behavior to have in marketing and business. It’s only refuge (if not excuse) is a need to be realistic when setting goals and defining qualified prospects.... read more

Rest and Relaxation: Your Sales Execution Secret Weapon

Rest and Relaxation: Your Sales Execution Secret Weapon

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R & R – one underutilized letter (used twice) that packs a ton of necessity. While rest and relaxation isn’t always readily available in the U.S. (our friends in Europe... read more

Your Salespeople Need to Have Their Own Personal Marketing Plan

Your Salespeople Need to Have Their Own Personal Marketing Plan

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In today’s cluttered world of advertising and social media message bombardment, buyers are seeking personal connection.  As the leader of your company’s growth vision, hopefully you have a marketing plan... read more

You Need a Sales Sherpa

You Need a Sales Sherpa

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I’ve never hiked Everest, but the many who have never go it alone. They bring along a guide – a native to the area to help them navigate the terrain,... read more

Three Reasons Why I Will Not Buy From You

Three Reasons Why I Will Not Buy From You

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Someone once told me you buy the way you sell and you sell the way you buy. I think for the most part that is true. My approach to selling... read more

Sales Leads – Part Data, Part People?

Sales Leads – Part Data, Part People?

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It’s conventional wisdom to believe that data, analytics, and quantifying buyer behavior is a winning formula for sales leads. And by many accounts, it makes a lot of sense. You’ve... read more

How Sales Managers Become Better Coaches

How Sales Managers Become Better Coaches

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The qualities that make a good sales manager are something I’ve thought about a lot. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen them a lot. In my opinion, it all comes down to... read more

Stop Wasting Time On Forecasts!

Stop Wasting Time On Forecasts!

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Over the past several weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time talking and corresponding with lots of people on forecasts. An article I wrote several years ago, The Most Used,... read more

Best Practices for Working with a Remote Sales Assistant

Best Practices for Working with a Remote Sales Assistant

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Thanks to near-zero connectivity costs and continual innovations in cloud-based collaboration software, sales reps can now hire qualified candidates to assist them without the limits of geographic boundaries. More and... read more

The Secret to Choosing the Best CRM for Your Sales Organization

The Secret to Choosing the Best CRM for Your Sales Organization

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Executives who lead a sales organization often ask me which Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool they should implement to achieve the best results. One of the first companies I founded... read more

How to Lead a Sales Team That Excels with Today's B2B Buyers

How to Lead a Sales Team That Excels with Today’s B2B Buyers

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B2B Buyers are increasingly using resources other than a salesperson to get their information about your products. Consider these stats: 67% of the Buyers’ Journey is now done digitally (Source:... read more

Internal Champions – Remember, You Are Not There Most of the Time

Internal Champions – Remember, You Are Not There Most of the Time

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Many things are important to be successful in B2B sales. Some topics seem to be talked about a lot; others receive less attention. One that doesn’t get a lot of... read more

We Caught ‘Em, You Skin ‘Em (The Saga Between Marketing And Sales — Part 1)

We Caught ‘Em, You Skin ‘Em (The Saga Between Marketing And Sales — Part 1)

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We’ve all heard some variation of the same story: Two hunters are in the woods, they’re separated. All of a sudden one hunter runs by the other at top speed... read more

Lead Generation Tips – Got a Niche? Well Five Can Play That Game!

Lead Generation Tips – Got a Niche? Well Five Can Play That Game!

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Finding a niche is typically the first order of business when trying to outdo competitors. After all, what better way to get ahead than in a space where you won’t... read more

Sales Productivity – The Era of the Absence of Change is Over

Sales Productivity – The Era of the Absence of Change is Over

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In most markets, customers are significantly changing how they do business. In some cases, such as the health care industry, these changes certainly can be labeled transformational – as a... read more