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Prospecting and The 10 Rules You Need to Follow

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You don’t just think about prospecting. Prospecting is something you do, and you do it daily. Watch this video : 10 Rules of Prospecting, to learn more! 1.The number of deals you have to close directly reflects the amount of time you spend prospecting.

Monday Motivation Video: Motivate Yourself by Encouraging Others

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Who could you encourage this week? One of the best ways to encourage yourself is to encourage others. It changes your whole outlook! Start every day by encouraging someone around you, whether it’s your spouse, significant other, kids, neighbor or even the barista at your local coffee shop.

10 Things You Can Do to Prospect Faster

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We all wish every lead turned into a great prospect and in less time. You probably also want it all to take you less time than it takes to decide what you want to eat for lunch. That would be the greatest customer, right? Yes, in a perfect world, that could happen.

Monday Motivation Video: Setting Your 2nd Half Sales Goals

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What do you need to do over the next six months to close out 2019 strong? Look at last week’s success as well as your upcoming goals and up your game. You need to aggressively prospect and sell now through October so that November and December are bigger than ever.

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 white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

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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What Is Your Company’s Prospecting Culture?

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Quit blaming salespeople for bad prospecting habits when you as the sales manager are the one with the bad prospecting habits! Culture starts at the top. If you want your team to focus on prospecting, you must make it a priority.

What is Your Attitude Towards Prospecting? 20 Things You Can Do

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Is prospecting a four-letter word in your mind? If you had to choose between prospecting and having a root canal, which would you choose? Maybe you wouldn’t choose the root canal; however, you certainly would rather have a cavity filled than have to prospect. Relax! You’re not alone.

How Do I Get Past the Gatekeeper?

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If there is one type of person every salesperson has more than a few pain-filled stories about, it is the gatekeeper. Relax! I’ve experienced my share of this too. You can’t make too many sales calls of any type without encountering one.

Are You Even Ready to Prospect?

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How can you ever expect to achieve the results you need from prospecting if you aren’t prepared to prospect? Prospecting is tough enough, so you shouldn’t make it even harder on yourself.

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.

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.

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.

Your Reputation Arrives Before You Do

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Before a prospect meets with you, they do one thing: Google your name and your company! They want to see what the Internet says about you. How well or poorly does the Internet speak of you? Watch my video on this here! It’s not good enough to just have a social media reputation that isn’t stupid.

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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.

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.

Monday Motivation Video: What Do Successful People Believe?

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Successful people go out and make it happen without ever making excuses. They just do it! On the other hand, those who are victims blame this or that and never see themselves as being successful. If you want to be successful, believe that you are not the victim.

Sales Leadership Requires Being Authentic and Transparent

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You can’t just run and hide. You can’t exhibit one style on Monday and then be a completely different person on Tuesday. The days of faking it are over. We’ve all read stories and seen companies falsely live out their mission statement. News flash!

Success and 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

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What level of risk are you willing to take? What are you doing to nurture your network? What are your 25-year goals? It’s amazing what you can achieve when you address those three questions.

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?

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.

Monday Motivation Video: How to Get Focused and Achieve More

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How many things are you focused on this week? Probably a million, because we all feel like we have a lot to do. You will accomplish more when you intentionally focus your mind in the moment. For the next 15 minutes, set your mind on the one task you’d like to achieve right now.

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 Do Salespeople Lie? #SalesTruth

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This question drives me nuts! Frankly, it’s sad that people even think about asking it. Unfortunately, it is true and I see too many salespeople lying time and time again to other salespeople.

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.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Monday Motivation Video: Success Comes From Failing

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Success comes from failing and the ability to learn from your failures. The only time you actually fail is when you fail to learn from your failures. Success can only come from applying what you learn. Each Monday, implement a lesson you learned through failing the week before.

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.

Monday Motivation Video: Sell More By Upselling Every Sale You Make

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You probably take the time to get orders and gain customers, but do you ever spend time trying to upsell? I am referring to adding on another product or service. It’s quick and easy and will only increase your profits.

How to Prepare to Prospect – 10 Things You Need to Do

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If you fail to properly prepare, you are setting yourself up for failure. This doesn’t just apply to prospecting but everything you do. Prospecting is already a tough task; it’s only made tougher when you fail to prepare. Below are 10 steps you need to follow to ensure you’re prepared to prospect. Check out my video where I further discuss these 10 items: 1. Don’t focus on what you sell, but rather, on the benefits and outcomes you provide.

Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

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.

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.

How Important is Credibility to the Sales Process?

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Maybe the right question is: how do customers define credibility? The issue is that customers can’t see someone’s good intentions; they only see the results. This is the big issue when it comes to credibility and why oftentimes there is a disconnect between a salesperson and the customer.

Monday Motivation Video: Failing Means You Tried

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What does failing do for you? It develops character, perseverance and resilience. Failing shows that you actually tried. It means that you took a step and went for it. Failures will get you one step closer to being successful, because they always teach you something. Learn from your failures.

Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.” In this webinar, sales enablement expert Mike Kunkle will break down how modern technology removes the need for ILT in sales training - and will also explain how to effectively integrate ILT into your modern training, if you want to continue using it!

Tips & Ideas to Get Better Prospects

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Prospecting does not have to be painful nor does it have to be as hard as you think. The first rule is to make every conversation one where you earn the right, privilege, honor and respect to meet with that person again. Sales and prospecting is not a slimy or ugly activity like some people describe it. I count prospecting and sales as an honor. When you prospect with integrity, you’ll gain customers who have integrity.

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.

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.

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.

Supercharge Your Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO, Sales Readiness Group, and David Jacoby, President, Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training, but many sales leaders report a low ROI from their sales training initiatives. Join us, along with Ray Makela and David Jacoby from Sales Readiness Group, as they break down the five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.