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Beware Sales Team!

Anthony Cole Training

Despite how good a high powered team looks on paper, there are always “skeletons in the closet”. hiring sales people building sales teams building sales team

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Rob Jolles Talks Sales Presentations


An important aspect of selling to a group with a sales presentation is selling within the presentation. It’s one thing to sell one-on-one, where the person you’re selling to is going to be talking as much as you.

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Professional Disposability, Transience and Value

Babette Ten Haken

There is a growing culture of professional disposability. Have you experienced it? Often, professional disposability is a matter of perception. Is the glass-half-full or half-empty? Often, the perspective is dependent on whether you are employee or employer.

Buzz Words Don't Sell

Increase Sales

Believe it or not, some believe that adopting the most current buzz words will dramatically their increase sales. Right now the most popular buzz word is sales enablement. Before that we had trusted advisor, consultative sales, development specialist, relationship expert, you get the drift. In many instances, buzz words tell others how you do what you do and not what you do. In sales, what sells are the results outside of the relationship.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

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Are You practicing Wagon Circling Customer Retention Strategy?

Babette Ten Haken

Wagon circling is a staple of Western cowboy films. The settlers’ wagon train heads westward into the unknown. They come under attack by outlaws. Circle the wagons!” is the cry. Sometimes, the settlers collaborate effectively.

How to Organize Your Sales Force to Generate More Revenue

Sales Benchmark Index

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Alert Subscriptions – A Magic 8 Ball for Outbound Sales Development

DiscoverOrg Sales

If only you’d invested in Bitcoin six years ago. If only you had known where Amazon stock was headed. There’s no Magic 8 Ball for investing, but new tools are making the world of B2B sales development a whole lot more predictable. There’s something very sexy under the hood of DiscoverOrg, and it’s solving a quintessential outbound sales development problem: Knowing when to act. It’s one thing to recognize buying signals from a customer.

Why Continue to Dominate Second Place?


One of your sales team excitedly meets with what seems to be a perfect prospect–someone who is interested, open, and qualified. She is frustrated with her existing vendor’s delivery of products and services, and voices it.

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

Find and engage customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks.

The Pareto Principle for Sales

The Sales Blog

Most of what you do does nothing to produce results. While it may be necessary, it doesn’t move the needle. Meetings with Prospects and Clients. If there is one thing that should dominate your calendar as a salesperson, it is meetings with prospects and clients.

Stay Engaged with Borrowers Using Email Marketing


One of the biggest struggles today’s lenders have is shifting from a refi market to a purchase market. The purchase cycle timeline is quite a bit longer in comparison to refi – sometimes six months or more, depending on how prepared your borrower is to buy a home.

4 Keys to Successful Sales Management Meetings

Sales Benchmark Index

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How to Sell Better: Lesson 8 – Learn to Ask Why

A Sales Guy

Kids are great at asking why? They accept the fact they don’t know very much, so they just move through life, like an information sponge asking why about everything. It’s kinda liberating if you think about it, if you accept that you don’t know anything. If you’re OK with the fact that you don’t know, then asking why is the natural thing to do. Anyone who’s spent any time with kids knows exactly what I’m talking about.

Secrets to Successful Inside Sales Management

Learn a variety of best practices, techniques and ideas to both tactically and strategically increase the efficacy, success and impact of your inside sales organization.

Secrets of Top-Rate Sales Recruitment from Jordan Wan


Jordan Wan is Founder and CEO of CloserIQ, New York City’s leading sales recruiting firm. SalesPOP! sat down with Jordan to pick his brain on the subject of sales recruitment–one of the most fundamentally crucial areas for companies today.

Folks: IT is all about Execution!

Your Sales Management Guru

Folks: IT is all about Execution. During the past 12+ days we explored parts of the Western U.S.

The Change Game

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – . No matter how one slices it, sales is a game of change. If you are the incumbent, the best way to avoid a client to change vendors, is to continuously introduce change in how your product helps the client achieve their objectives.

Why CEOs Should Care About Content Marketing

Sales Benchmark Index

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Successful Selling

Matt Heinz explains how to attract, manage, close and keep more business in a buyer-centric world.

Trust, Your Commission Plan, Making Money

Partners in Excellence

I’m ashamed to admit it, every once in a while I get sucked into mind numbing discussions on LinkedIn. This one was posed by an individual pretending to want to become a “trusted advisor” to his customers.

Opportunities Salespeople Overlook Because Prospects Lie


Off the Cuff Interview Question: “Could you give us an example of a lead that might slip through the cracks, that otherwise might be saved and turned into an opportunity?” ” On the surface, it’s easy to point the finger at salespeople who. fail to follow up sales leads.

Cole Slaw, Carrots, and Limiting Beliefs

Bob Burg's Blog

We’ve often explored the concept of Belief Systems and how our personal way of understanding and relating to the world — typically on an unconscious level — directs our behaviors.

Push and Pull In Sales

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – Picture an weighty, rectangular object, placed in the middle square of nine squares; your task is to move the object to another square on the grid, a square other than the one you found it in.

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Will Your Sales Strategy Land You in the Doghouse or the Penthouse?

Sales Benchmark Index

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You Are Going to Need a Pencil Sharpener

The Sales Blog

If you don’t create some differentiated value throughout the sales process, starting from the very first meeting with your dream client, then you can expect to be commoditized.

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Six Ways to Less Painful and More Profitable Sales Negotiations


In the early stages of the pipeline, we spend an enormous amount of energy working with our clients. At this time in history there is a huge demand for customer attention.

“Amping Up” Your Pipeline Reviews

Partners in Excellence

Managers spend an inordinate amount of time in pipeline reviews. Largely, I think this is the result of lack of clarity of what they want to accomplish in pipeline reviews or too great a focus on the numbers and not what produces the numbers. (but but these are topics for other articles.). Probably 95% of all pipeline reviews I sit in are wasted efforts. The manager will start reviewing the pipeline, immediately finding a deal that catches her eye, deciding to deep dive into that.

Mixing Phone Conversations With Social Listening for B2B Sales Success

Sales and Marketing

Author: Mike Scher The cold call is not dead, but it is living and breathing differently as social platforms become more important. It’s no longer enough to call a prospect, leave a voicemail and wait. In order to reach, pitch and ultimately close a deal, sales professionals need to be engaging with prospective decision-makers (6.8 per B2B buying decision) across social media platforms.

5 Best Practices for Deploying a Sales Engagement Solution

Modern B2B Sales

As marketers, we know the challenge of ensuring sales reps follow and use best practices processes, sales playbooks , and marketing content we painstakingly created.

The ‘How’ of Choice: beyond ‘Why’ and ‘What’

Sharon Drew Morgan

When you’re conversing with a prospect, a teenager, or a team member, how do you choose the most effective words – and how do you know if there is a problem with what you’ve communicated before it’s too late? How do you determine what to say, exactly, to effect real choice and change with folks who may have different mindsets and goals than you? We’ve been through decades of Why, then What.

Six Ways to Less Painful and More Profitable Sales Negotiations


In the early stages of the pipeline, we spend an enormous amount of energy working with our clients. At this time in history there is a huge demand for customer attention.

Leadership And Empathy

Partners in Excellence

Surprisingly, one of the characteristics I see too many managers lacking is empathy. One would think otherwise, after all, most sales managers have been sales people at some point in their career.

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How Content Curation Makes You a Smarter Social Seller with Stephen Walsh

Igniting Sales Transformation

In this episode, my guest is Stephen Walsh, CEO of AndersPink. We focused our discussion on the art of content curation. You probably already know that part of your social selling strategy includes using content to connect and engage with new buyers.

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