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Sorry, But “How Many Touches Does it Take to Make a Sale?” is No Longer a Valid Question

Sorry, But “How Many Touches Does it Take to Make a Sale?” is No Longer a Valid Question
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You’re Losing Money by Not Using These Prospecting Tips

You’re Losing Money by Not Using These Prospecting Tips

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How to leverage Google and LinkedIn for high-level prospecting. One of the things that surfaces when I’m training sales professionals is how much time many of them waste on social... read more

Top 4 Excuses for Not Using Your CRM (And What to Do About It)

Top 4 Excuses for Not Using Your CRM (And What to Do About It)

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Companies invest significant resources deploying CRM systems in hopes of improving sales. The expected return on this CRM investment comes in the form of two combined metrics: 1) Accelerated Top-Line Revenue (Sales Effectiveness),... read more

What Sales Managers Can Learn From The Music Business

What Sales Managers Can Learn From The Music Business

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There’s a Jackson Browne song called These Days which he wrote at the tender age of sixteen. One of the lines in the song goes, “Don’t confront me with my... read more

Refresh. Refocus. Review. Check-in on Sales Kick-off Initiatives

Refresh. Refocus. Review. Check-in on Sales Kick-off Initiatives

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It’s that time of the year again – the summertime calm before the start of the fall storm. And similar to those long past back-to-school jitters (sigh – the good... read more

What Your Lead Generation Agency Doesn’t Tell You Hurts Your Business

What Your Lead Generation Agency Doesn’t Tell You Hurts Your Business

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Making the decision to outsource your sales or marketing to an outside agency is a daunting one. Not only are you entrusting part of all of a revenue-generating function to... read more

Why You Need to Do More Than Name + Define Your Sales Pipeline Stages

Why You Need to Do More Than Name + Define Your Sales Pipeline Stages

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The state of the sales pipeline reflects the health of any sales process – and in anything other than the simplest of sales transactions, that process goes through multiple stages.... read more

9 Questions to Bridge the Gap Between Sales and Service

9 Questions to Bridge the Gap Between Sales and Service

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Most sales teams focus on closing deals and adding to their pipeline. They rely heavily on marketing programs to drive leads, but often overlook a valuable resource: intel from field... read more

Onboarding Salespeople – Yesterday’s Good is Not Good Enough

Onboarding Salespeople – Yesterday’s Good is Not Good Enough

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How salespeople are onboarded is a significant factor for building sales success. Unfortunately, it is historically one of the most underemphasized aspects of sales performance development. Great onboarding programs for... read more

Lessons on How Not to Sell

Lessons on How Not to Sell

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The introduction began on the right footing. An agreement was made to be a guest on the radio show. The station boasted having many thousands of listeners and that people... read more

Getting Sales Leads from the 90s Kid

Getting Sales Leads from the 90s Kid

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What do sharks and turtles have in common? Well, if you were once a kid in the 90s, you’d know that mutant versions of both were popular cartoon shows. (Them... read more

3 Sales Lessons from Recruiters

3 Sales Lessons from Recruiters

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Salespeople and recruiters have a lot in common. By learning and adopting the recruiter mindset, salespeople can reap significant improvements in their results. Here are three key areas where sales can learn... read more

Ask More Questions – Meet Expectations, Win More Sales

Ask More Questions – Meet Expectations, Win More Sales

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What customers expect from salespeople today is different than yesterday. Simply being good at developing relationships and having a commanding knowledge of your product are necessary but not sufficient. As... read more

“I Can Save You More Than You Are Currently Spending” And Other Stupid Sales Ploys

“I Can Save You More Than You Are Currently Spending” And Other Stupid Sales Ploys

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We’ve all gotten the call, the phone rings, it’s a sales person. Somewhere in the first 5 sentences of his pitch, he says, “I can save you more than you... read more

3 Secrets To Software Sales Leads: Starting With Science

3 Secrets To Software Sales Leads: Starting With Science

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Generating software sales leads for your company shouldn’t be a mysterious art or a clandestine skill. With so many unknowns and changing relationships, it almost seems as if lead generation... read more

Are You STILL Tracking Sales in a Spreadsheet?

Are You STILL Tracking Sales in a Spreadsheet?

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Does your business effectively manage customer lists and business opportunities? While most businesses today use CRM software to manage customer lists and pipelines, there are a number of companies that... read more