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10 Reasons Why I Love Sales

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Not many people dream of having a career in sales. Let’s be real here: sales was probably not your first choice. For many of you, although afraid to admit, sales wasn’t even your second, third or fourth choice.

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Your Competitor is Not Who You Think It Is

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You probably think your competitor is the big evil company that just came out with a more superior product than yours. That big evil company is not your primary competitor. Your two biggest competitors are: 1. Your own self-limiting doubts about what you can’t do.

Who Makes a Great Prospect? 4 Questions You Must Answer

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You cannot afford to waste your time with prospects that will not become your customers. Your time is too valuable! All prospects are not the same. The sooner you know who is good and who isn’t, the better off you will be.

Monday Motivation Video: Are You Giving Referrals?

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I bet you love getting referrals, but do you love just as much giving them? The next time you get a call for a job that just doesn’t quite fit you and your area of expertise, refer them to someone you know that does. By doing so, you’re helping others but also getting yourself excited.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica whitepaper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

The Problem With Assumptions

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Do not assume anything! This is easy to say, but sometimes tough to do in the moment. It can seem painless to make an assumption from reading someone’s email, but the real question is what is your assumption, and is it correct? That is where the problem lies.

Is Your Ego Keeping You From Listening / Sales Leadership Lessons

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Show me an egotistical person, and I will show you a person who isn’t listening. If someone feels like they have all the answers and know it all, then why should they listen to anyone else? Primarily, to an ego driven person, everyone else is purely there to make them look good. That’s it!

Sales Leadership and the Questions You Ask

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How well do your questions push the customer’s thinking? Sales leadership is about the customer seeing you differently than every other salesperson. If all you do is ask the basic questions that they’ve already been asked a thousand times, how will you stand out?

Monday Motivation Video: Do You Believe In Yourself?

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Your customers will never accept what you have to offer unless you are confident in what you’re selling. The first thing you are selling is not the product or service but actually yourself. Have confidence and work with integrity.

Am I Productive or Just Busy? Sales Leadership Lessons

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It is easy to think that just because you’re busy, you are productive. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The words “busy” and “productive” are often polar opposites. I see salespeople and sales leaders spending countless hours updating reports and building out spreadsheets.

10 Sales Leaders Share their Strategies for Writing Winning Proposals

PandaDoc interviewed 10 CROs and Sales leaders from companies like G2 Crowd, Sales Hacker, and Zendesk about their strategies for winning sales proposals. This eBook contains their insights and actionable takeaways that will give your team a leg up on the competition.

Who Is The Best Person to Motivate Me?

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Motivation doesn’t come from me, your boss, your spouse, or anybody around you. Motivation comes from within. It’s your destiny. It’s how you choose to see things. Motivate yourself this week, because you are the one who determines your success.

Sales Leadership Lessons from OutBound

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Many of you reading this blog post are aware of one of the largest sales event that I have the honor to co-host each year called OutBound. Today is the last day of the conference and just like in years past, the response has been amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

Set Yourself Up for Successful Prospecting: Truths 41-50

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Sales is not a destination; sales is a journey of continual learning. Throughout my many years of selling, I have been constantly gaining new insights and ideas. The discussion continues about whether sales is an art or a science.

Every Problem is an Opportunity Waiting for a Solution

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View every problem as an opportunity. Instead of looking at what has gone wrong, focus your thinking on the solution. This will move you forward with your customers and make them see you in a different light. You have an opportunity to demonstrate leadership.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

Monday Motivation Video: What Is the Objective of Sales?

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It must be to help others see and achieve things they didn’t think were possible. This should be your goal not just in the workplace but in your life every single day. Help your family. Help your friends. Help the stranger that catches your eye while out to lunch.

What Is Sales?

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Sales leadership is nothing more than interacting with others to make a positive impact. We can break it down even further and say that sales leadership is just people connecting with people. Sales and leadership are one and the same. Sales is only as complicated as we want to make it.

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Monday Motivation Video: Celebrate Success!

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Look back at all that you accomplished last week. Take a moment to celebrate your successes! Don’t dwell on your failures. Keep your mind focused on the good and positive. This will give you the jumpstart you need to be successful this week!

Thank You For the Privilege to Share With You the Past Year

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I can’t say thank you enough. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my insights on sales, business and life. I count it an honor and I take it very seriously, because I know how important your time is.

How to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

What’s The Value Of Your Name?

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What company do you work for? The name of your company is seen in your email address, email signature, business card and many other places. I can even look at your profile on social media and see the name of the company you work for. This begs the question: what’s the value of your name? I am not talking about the name of the company you work for. I am referring to your individual name. What do people think of when they see your name?

10 Questions to Challenge You Next Year

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What are you planning to do differently next year? When I say “differently,” I mean really different. Too many times we make only minor changes, and then we wonder why we achieve only minor improvements.

Your Sales & Prospecting Assessment

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Ask yourself the following 10 questions to help assess how you’re doing with prospecting and selling: What do I feel is the #1 reason holding me back from being more successful? What is my plan to do something about it? What would I say is the strongest part of my sales process, and what can I do to leverage it more? What is the weakest part of my process and why? How much time do I spend customer facing? What can I do to increase that?

10 Steps to Speed the Prospecting Process

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Don’t start what you can’t finish. This is the first rule of prospecting. Too many people think if all they do is send out a bunch of emails or make a bunch of phone calls, prospects will suddenly appear.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

10 Ways to Increase Your Motivation and Your Sales

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Does your level of sales drive your motivation or does your motivation drive your sales? Yes, it is a chicken or egg type of question. In my mind they drive each other, but in the end I want to close as many sales as possible, so it means my motivation needs to be at […].

10 Rules You Need to Follow if You Email a Prospect

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A few weeks ago, I shared 10 mistakes you can’t afford to make if you use email to prospect, so it’s only right I share with you 10 things you need to do. These are from my new book, High-Profit Prospecting, which people are raving about and I believe you will too when you read […].

10 Ways to Close Deals Faster Without Cutting Your Price

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We all want to close deals faster. Too many times the way salespeople close a deal faster is by cutting the price, thinking a lower price will create a faster decision. Here are 10 things you can do right now to close deals faster, and not one of them involves changing your price: 1. […].

10 Time-Saving Techniques for Salespeople

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Who among us doesn’t want to save more time, better use time and essentially get more out of our day?! Here are 10 ideas to get you started: 1. Check email using your smartphone. We delete messages much faster when we view them on our smart phone.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

10 Ways to Increase Your Motivation

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Motivated people achieve more. Pretty simple when you think about it, and yet getting motivated and, more importantly, staying motivated can be a challenge. Here are 10 things you can start doing now to increase your motivation: 1.

10 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Selling

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The number of people who are out there offering solutions via email to help you sell without ever having to pick up a phone or face rejection is driving me nuts. The only thing these people are doing is fleecing scared salespeople.

10 Things Top Performing Salespeople Do Regularly

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Without a doubt, there are things that top salespeople do in order to excel in their professional and personal lives. Top salespeople… 1. Plan their week and work their plan. Do not allow email and other routine activities to consume their time or their mental focus.

10 Rules for Using Social Media to Prospect

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Don’t think social media is going to replace traditional prospecting methods. View social media as another tool to help you prospect. Most of all, never allow yourself to take the quality time you devote to prospecting and spend it doing social media.

In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

It’s Not the Number of Leads You Have. It’s the Quality that Counts!

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What does your sales funnel look like? Is it full of junk? What is the % of leads at the top of your funnel that actually become customers? I see way too much time being spent on keeping names in a sales funnel just for the sake of keeping a sales manager happy. It’s time […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting lead lead generation prospect prospecting sales prospecting

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10 Ways to Prospect Effectively with Senior Level People

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Don’t ignore the gatekeeper. Treat them the same way you would the senior level person you are trying to reach. Ask the gatekeeper the same questions you would the senior person you’re trying to reach.

Your 2017 Sales Prospecting/Growth Plan in 8 Steps

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It’s the start of a new year and as much as you feel good, you also feel a sense of concern about the numbers you need to hit for this year. The solution is NOT merely doing more of what you did last year and thinking that alone is going to do the trick. Success […].

How to Avoid the Summer Sales Slump

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It happens every summer. The number of sales appointments that get cancelled goes up and the number of excuses people make goes up. The result? A sales slump. Summer is not the time to make excuses about things not happening.

Successful Social Selling Best Practices Guide

This best practices guide focuses on helping you organize, harness and capitalize on the information, buying signals and qualified prospects identifying themselves to you online every single day.