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Three Reasons Why I Will Not Buy From You

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Sales Strategy – Stop, Pause, Reassess

Sales Strategy – Stop, Pause, Reassess

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Last week, I was talking with a sales manager who shared an interesting story about sales strategy reviews. She had just finished conducting sales strategy reviews for the top 20... read more

The Fine Line Between Cold Calling and Warm Calling

The Fine Line Between Cold Calling and Warm Calling

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Inside sales representatives and business development representatives spend a majority of their time prospecting companies to find and create potential sales opportunities. Depending on the type of project, an inside... read more

3 Ways to Prep Your Sales Team – World Cup Style

3 Ways to Prep Your Sales Team – World Cup Style

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We’re just days away sports fans – the 2014 World Cup is in its final rounds! While the entire world waited for four excruciatingly long years, no one was more... read more

Lessons From JFK’s Inaugural Speech About Sales and Marketing Messaging

Lessons From JFK’s Inaugural Speech About Sales and Marketing Messaging

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On a bitterly cold winter’s day 53 years ago in January 1961, the newly elected President John F Kennedy set out his agenda for change in an inaugural address that... read more

Considering Sales Support Options?

Considering Sales Support Options?

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“Don’t worry about doing the dishes anymore…ever again.” Take a moment and just imagine your spouse, roommate or children saying that to you. “You know that thing that you hate... read more

Are You Too Accommodating As An Inside Sales Manager?

Are You Too Accommodating As An Inside Sales Manager?

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About a month ago, I talked about the challenges I’ve faced when managing conflict and I offered a couple of ways to address these obstacles that I’ve learned over the... read more

How Clean Data Leads to Sales Success

How Clean Data Leads to Sales Success

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There has been much talk about Big Data which, to me, only emphasizes the importance of clean data. According to Kurt Bollacker, “Data that is loved tends to survive.” Having clean data... read more

7 Sales Stats That Will Change How You Sell

7 Sales Stats That Will Change How You Sell

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Every sales team has an arsenal of tried and true methods that they rely on to close the deal when it counts. But not every habit is a good one.... read more

Without a Sales Strategy, Your Reps Are Lost

Without a Sales Strategy, Your Reps Are Lost

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Tom is a sales pro. He is smart. He is organized. He is proactive. He’s great with prospects. But Tom has a problem. His company does not have a clear... read more

Does Your Salesforce Also Miss Critical Information?

Does Your Salesforce Also Miss Critical Information?

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Earlier this year, Direct Research interviewed 500 commercial employees in the Netherlands in a study on mobile apps commissioned by Exact Software. According to the results, the target group miss... read more

Battling the 57% – Part2: Flanking to Win

Battling the 57% – Part2: Flanking to Win

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I have written before about the statistic that is out there ‘buyers have progressed 57% through their buying process before they engage a salesperson’ – is in fact an average... read more

Why Understanding the ’57%’ Buying Process Will Help You Sell Better

Why Understanding the ’57%’ Buying Process Will Help You Sell Better

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I have written before about the statistic that is out there that buyers have, on average, progressed 57% through their buying process before they engage a salesperson. That “average” piece... read more

Telemarketing Tips – Boston Tea and Tax Rights

Telemarketing Tips – Boston Tea and Tax Rights

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The Boston Tea Party is the most iconic turning point at the start of the American Revolution. But while most people remember folks dressing up as Indians and dumping tea... read more

5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Outsourcing Inside Sales

5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Outsourcing Inside Sales

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I have the opportunity to join calls with our inside sales team during the sales process frequently. It is exciting to speak with executives at companies who are in the... read more

Sales and Marketing: United They (Should) Stand

Sales and Marketing: United They (Should) Stand

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Your CMO is probably brilliant and your VP of Sales is likely good at closing deals. And though the two are supposed to work together to drive revenue, it doesn’t... read more