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How Effective is Your Prospecting? 10+ Questions to Ask Yourself.

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The number of salespeople and companies that share with me how they do not feel their prospecting plan works always amazes me. Then again, I have to admit I am continually assessing my own prospecting plan to determine its effectiveness, too. If we’re not prospecting effectively, then how do we expect to be able to […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting customer lead leads prospect prospecting sales prospecting

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.

Why Are You Not Using the Telephone to Sell?

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A few weeks ago, I was sitting in an airport (no surprise!) waiting to board my flight, when an inbound inquiry from my website appeared from a person looking to see if I might be the right person for their sales kick-off meeting. The person said I could email them back when it was convenient, […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting phone prospecting sales skills selling telephone skills

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.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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 […].

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 […].

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.

Sales Motivation Video: Are Your Habits Holding You Back?

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What habits are you clinging to out of tradition? Are they giving you the sales success you need? There is likely something in your life that you need to be doing differently. What is that something? I can’t answer that for you, but I know you can. And your ability to answer it will have […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation motivation sales motivation sales success

10 Steps to Networking Effectively

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As we near the end of the year, it seems the calendar fills up with numerous parties and events, all of which are great opportunities to network. As good as these can be, they can take a lot of time away from other more pressing activities. Here is my list of 10 steps to […].

Overcoming the Fear of Prospecting. It’s Only a Mind Game.

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It’s a rare person who wakes up in the morning excited to do nothing but prospecting. It’s even rarer to find a person who enjoys doing it day after day, week after week. The average person would call that the definition of insanity, but give me three minuetes and I’ll try to get you past […]. Blog Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

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.

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 […].

Quit Blaming What You Sell as the Reason for a Sales Slump

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Salespeople are quick to call me to ask how they can be successful in sales when they’re stuck selling what they believe is something their customers don’t want. It’s time to stop blaming what you sell as the reason for your struggles. Not only is it time stop blaming what you sell, but it’s also […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting Sales Development Training prospecting sales

Quit Chasing Every Customer!

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United Airlines announced last week a new cheap fare that does not allow ticket holders to carry on any luggage. Their reasoning is they want to attract customers who are now attracted to the ultra low fare airlines like Spirit.

Pathetic Email Subject Lines Salespeople Have Used on Me to Prospect

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Why do people think they can send out lousy emails and expect people to respond? Do these people think the people they’re sending them to are as stupid as they are? I’ve been collecting the worst of the worst and it’s time to start calling them out.

Sales Motivation Video: Ignore Negative Voices

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Who are you listening to? This is a vital question if you want to understand how to build tremendous sales motivation in your day. I challenge you this week to start ignoring the negative voices.

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.

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. […].

Is Your Personality Selling For You or Against You?

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Do you use your personality to help you communicate more effectively? How many times have we found ourselves running from the person who has zero personality? Sales is about connecting with the other person.

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: Is Your Leadership Engaging Others?

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Ask yourself if you’re more engaged with what you do when you know you’re doing it for a person who is engaged with you. I’m sure you are. I know I am. Check out this short interview by this ex-CEO and ask yourself if you’re engaged with your people. Here is the link.

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.

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

10 Things You Need to Do Now for Sales Success in 2018

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This is it! The end of another year. How did you do? More importantly, how does next year look for you? Success is not what you did yesterday. Success is what you will do today, and with that it’s time to start moving forward. Here’s my list of 10 things you need to do now […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Development Training Sales Motivation 2018 attitude motivation sales success

I Have Seen the Future of Sales and it is Bright

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Never before have I been more proud of the sales profession and more passionate about its impact on the global economy. In this era of consolidation and trends that move at the speed of a tweet, sales is a profession that doesn’t just stay the course, but sets the course.

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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.

Year-End Mistakes You Need to Avoid

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How are you looking to finish your year? There’s time left, but we need to be careful for fear of making a fatal mistake that dooms the year. A few years ago I was working with a CEO and his 8-person sales team to help them close the year on target. The CEO was blunt […]. Blog Closing a Sale Professional Selling Skills closing a sale number quota sales year-end

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

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 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.

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.

Sales Motivation Video: How to Leave the Best Voicemail

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The voicemails you leave are crucial to your success if you want your prospecting to be High-Profit Prospecting! Too many salespeople leave boring voicemails! Boring. Or the voicemails are all about the salesperson, rather than about the prospect. Or the voicemail is too long.

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where and how to add it throughout the sales process!

Sales Leadership is About Building Relationships

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How many times have you talked to somebody who you can tell is not paying attention? Years ago I worked with Tom, who yes, was a nice guy, but I never felt I had his attention when talking with him. I’d be talking with Tom in a hallway or meeting room and the entire time […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills communication leader relationships

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: What Are You Doing with What You Learn?

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Who do you listen to and what do you learn from them? Recently I sat with an estimated 40,000 other people listening to 86-year-old Warren Buffett and 93-year-old Charlie Munger answer questions for 5 hours.

Why Salespeople Fail

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Recently I was on the phone with the president of a large company in their particular industry. The reason for the call was to discuss why salespeople fail and ultimately what can be done to minimize it. We don’t go out and hire a new salesperson expecting them to fail, but in the end, […].

How Confident Are You With Your Sales Process?

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Success in sales is not measured by activity. It’s measured by results. This sounds simple, yet too many times we get caught up in the process, thinking if we just do the process enough we’ll be successful.

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Companies are increasingly implementing technology to bring efficiency to their workforce. Data accessibility aside, teams continuously struggle with manual processes for document generation. Learn why automating your documents is key to sales success.

8 Things Top Performing Salespeople Do Each January

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You’re ready to make this your year to break out from the pack and become a top performer. Thinking about success is simply not going to be enough. It takes a plan and one of the best things you can do is emulate what other top performers do. Don’t build your plan to […].

Do You Even Qualify to Be Called a Salesperson?

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I’m proud to be in sales. In fact, I’m not just proud — I’m very proud. But I admit that wasn’t the case early in my career. I got into sales only because I couldn’t afford car insurance due to my driving record, and I took a sales job purely because they offered me a […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospecting sales salesperson

Sales Motivation Video: Are You Proud of the Impact You Have?

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I’m not talking about a righteous pride. I am talking about a deep sense of feeling good about how you help others. You have an impact. Do you grasp the difference it makes? I want to challenge you this week to be proud of the impact you have. Check out the video to see what […].

Do You Sell Confidence? If Not, You’re Not Selling!

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How confident are you in the outcomes you can help your customers achieve? After finishing speaking to an audience recently, I was approached by a salesperson who was seen by his company as a high achiever. This person had won numerous awards and was viewed as a rock star by his peers. Within a minute […]. Blog leadership Prospecting confidence leader sales

Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.