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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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Father Sarducci on Sales Training

Father Sarducci on Sales Training

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Yesterday I spent over two hours perusing the richest mother lode of entertaining time-wasters ever gathered into a single assemblage – YouTube. What began as a search for a certain... read more

Why Salespeople Shouldn’t Multitask

Why Salespeople Shouldn’t Multitask

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Do you think you’re good at multitasking? Oftentimes, the better you think you are, the worse you actually are. In the past, the ability to multitask has been seen as... read more

Five Steps to Winning Negotiations

Five Steps to Winning Negotiations

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What would happen if you ended up winning negotiations every time? What would that do to your revenue, your margins, and your own personal income? Here are five steps to... read more

Business Development Challenge in Professional Services: Role of Team Selling

Business Development Challenge in Professional Services: Role of Team Selling

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Developing business in professional services firms looks very different today than ten years ago. In the past, business often was developed by individuals – based on their relationships. This model... read more

Five Ways to Give Better Feedback to Your Sales Teams

Five Ways to Give Better Feedback to Your Sales Teams

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Providing constructive feedback to your sales team is an integral component of being a sales leader. As a sales manager, you’re charged with training, motivating and counseling sales professionals on... read more

Sales Goals: Activities Don't Necessarily Produce Results

Sales Goals: Activities Don’t Necessarily Produce Results

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I have written before about the need for sales managers to focus on activity goals with their salespeople as opposed to being only focused on the outcome goals (or closed... read more

The 7 Deadly Sins Of The Software Lead Generation And Sales Process

The 7 Deadly Sins Of The Software Lead Generation And Sales Process

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The software sales process can be perilous – even lead generation for your business software is risky if you don’t know what you’re doing. We’re not talking about risk to... read more

Elementary Sales Preparation: Resources Matter For Sales Reps

Elementary Sales Preparation: Resources Matter For Sales Reps

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“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Warren Buffett’s words speckle the notebooks of investment moguls and inspire the minds of business... read more

Sales Leads and the Cost of Overkill

Sales Leads and the Cost of Overkill

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The idea of overkill is usually seen in one or two ways. The first is pulling out all the stops, regardless of victory already being achieved. The second is becoming... read more

Creating Your Coachable Sales Team

Creating Your Coachable Sales Team

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What is coachability? When I ask sales managers in my sales management workshop this question most of the time there is confusion as to the correct definition of coachability. Just... read more

Selecting Sales Technology Is like Ordering from the Cheesecake Factory

Selecting Sales Technology Is like Ordering from the Cheesecake Factory

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While on site visits last week, some of the Qvidian marketing team did what they do best: worked hard, played hard, and in the process, ate their way through enough... read more

Don’t Forget These Key Steps to a Value-Based Sales Conversation

Don’t Forget These Key Steps to a Value-Based Sales Conversation

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Value-Based Selling demands an understanding of the stages of a basic buying process. Articulating Requirements Evaluating Options Committing to a Course of Action The role of the sales rep, then,... read more

Weighted Pipelines And Forecasts

Weighted Pipelines And Forecasts

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I have to admit, I’ve never been able to figure out the value or meaning of the weighted pipeline and forecast. It’s one of those things that is embedded in... read more

Suffering From Selling Insanity?

Suffering From Selling Insanity?

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It’s time for sales leadership to ask themselves if they are insane. Yes, a ‘mirror-mirror-on-the-wall moment’ may be in order. Albert Einstein stated that the definition of insanity is doing... read more

It's Not The Journey, It's The Destination

It’s Not The Journey, It’s The Destination

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There is a new axiom being touted by B2B..gulp..”thought leaders” over the last 12-18 months. That axiom being that buyers are 80% through the buying journey prior to speaking to a sales person. The... read more