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The 4 Top Sales Leadership Articles to Boost Sales Today

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There have been at least 2 lists published of the sales books you should read on the beach this summer so we are not going there! With that in mind, some of the best articles you haven't read were published this summer!

Sales Podcasts and Video Interviews are Better Than Sales Articles

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Regular readers know that I write a lot - 1,600 articles on sales and sales leadership over the past 10 years. I'll be the first to admit that the articles are not all award-winners but readers find most of them helpful, entertaining, and good enough to keep coming back.

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Writing Is 20% of Content Article Marketing

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of all U.S.businesses), content article marketing through blogs or distribution sites has become the a popular marketing tactic. For example,write an article on LinkedIn Pulse and you will attract attention and maybe even get a new sales lead.

5 Ways to Measure if Your Sales Process is Working

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Prevent ‘A’ Player Turnover

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Guest Article: “The Most Underutiled Strategic Advantage,” by Lee Salz

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The sale is between you and two other firms. You see the finish line, forgetting that many a sales person has fallen one step short of winning. However, few sales people use the reference stage of the process to their strategic advantage. In the mind of the sales person, the speed of the response communicates supplier performance. The truth is that price and differentiation are directly related, but that is a topic for another article.)

Guest Article: “Funnel Vision,” by Cara Celli

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Sales Funnel: Definition–metaphoric sales process showing a large number of unqualified leads at the top of the funnel, being filtered in subsequent levels i.e. stages, and the actual clients that result exiting the bottom of the funnel. We hope it will be, possibly resulting in a sale, or business success. That being said, there will be times during the sales cycle that you’ll have to spend money on your prospect. Cara Celli is a sales blogger.

The Sales Process of Least Resistance

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Is Sticking with Geographic Sales Territories A Mistake?

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How to Build Your Sales Enablement Team to Drive Revenue Growth

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Who Owns Sales Enablement – Sales or Marketing?

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Guest Article: “No Problem, No Need,” by Jim Keenan

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As sales people we are taught to find a need and sell to it. In almost every conversation I have with sales people on how to sell, the word “need” comes up. It’s without a doubt the most common term I hear sales people use when discussing how they sell and what sales is all about. In almost all cases it’s explained as the “thing” a sale must be attached to. Need, is what sales people need to ferret out. Good sales people find need.

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Guest Article: “Are You Facing Sales Fatigue?” by Ken Thoreson

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Are You Facing Sales Fatigue? The economy has caused sales teams to face declining prospect budgets, more competitive bidding, fewer opportunities, lower incomes and general personal stress. It begins with a focus on communication and a series of actions to build belief within your sales team. Sales organizations are the critical ingredients in building a total organizations culture of expectation and success. Sales Action Plans. by Ken Thoreson.

Why Your Reps Abandon The Sales Process

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Sales Prospecting: Fill the Funnel with Real Sales Opportunities

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6 Reasons You Should Rethink Inside Sales

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Are Your New Reps Prepared for the Real World?

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Three Ways Sales Management Can Move ‘C’ Players to ‘A ‘Players

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Guest Article: “TEAM SELLING–Lone Wolfs no longer reign supreme,” by Dr. Richard Ruff

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As the CEB authors noted: “On the most effective sales teams, particularly B2B, the individual no longer reigns supreme. First, several markets are undergoing a transformational change where the customer is demanding the salesperson brings a broader and deeper level of knowledge to the sales process. This requires a team – a single sales person cannot do it alone. Sales Management Support. Team selling – lone wolfs no longer reign supreme by Richard Ruff.

Guest Article: “The Five Golden Rules of Boosting Sales Rep Productivity,” by Nancy Nardin

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Five Golden Rules for Boosting Sales Rep Productivity. Sales software tools can transform the means and methods by which a sales rep’s productivity is not only measured, but calibrated. However, sales leaders should not be quick to take hold of the misguided notion that tools alone will provide all the right answers. The focal point of this article is not to examine or suggest possible changes that reps must make.

Guest Article: “5 Truths About Sales Success We Don’t Want to Admit,” by Dan Waldschmidt

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5 Truths About Sales Success We Don’t Want to Admit. Most discussions about how to be successful in sales include the essentials of technology and process and skills. Maybe it’s time we talked about the real secrets behind sales success. Maybe it’s time we started “being” better people instead of chasing the next “South Beach” sales process. Uncategorized dan waldschmidt sales sales success by Dan Waldschmidt.

How to Increase New Sales Rep Productivity

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How to Reference Check Sales Leaders

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Guest Article: Breathless Business, by Dan Waldschmidt

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Selfish sales and marketing processes dampen client engagement. His Edgy Conversations© have turned hundreds of companies into rock-star businesses and the Wall Street Journal calls his blog one of the” Top 7 sales blogs” anywhere in the world. Leadership management Sales Management UncategorizedBREATHLESS BUSINESS. by Dan Waldschmidt. We’ve become a generation of “good enough” business leaders.

Guest Article: “3 Detrimental Sales Coaching Mistakes,” by Sean McPheat

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3 Detrimental Sales Coaching Mistakes. Great sales coaching will not only inspire sales people and generate more sales revenue, but also increase market share, reduce employee turnover, increase customer loyalty and much more. Successful sales coaching strategies can be the foundation on which your sales team thrives. Sales Coaching Mistake #1 – Intimidation . Sales Coaching Mistake #2 – Harsh Or Public Criticism.

Double Article Friday and the Death of All Selling Forever

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Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan You get more bang for your buck on Fridays! Especially this Friday when you get my powerful rant below, as well as two bonus articles! The Selling Power Blog has my new article on why consultative selling is so difficult.

A Sales Process Worth Following

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Top 10 Kurlan Sales Articles of 2013

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Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan. I wrote and posted exactly 100 new articles since my final article of 2012 when I announced your favorite all-time Kurlan article. Here they are in no particular order - My Top 10 Articles of 2013: SALES.

Guest Article: Agile Field Sales Teams are the New Winners

Jonathan Farrington

Agile Field Sales is an emerging paradigm made possible by the rapid expansion of capabilities in cloud and mobile technologies. This approach to Agile Field Sales merges the benefits to reps and management. Furthermore, agile sales teams can adapt the sales process quite rapidly.

Guest Article: “In Sales, What Differentiates the Top 5% Players?” by Jonathan Farrington

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In Sales, What Differentiates The Top 5% Players? As you can imagine, I am often asked by sales leaders, anxious to recruit the best salespeople they can afford, just what is it that makes a consistently top performer; what are their characteristics; where are their strengths and what differentiates them? Not only get the order but a satisfied customer, repeat sales, enthusiastic reference sites and constantly increase sales penetration within their accounts.

A Sales Funnel…or a Sales Pipeline?

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Okay, this might seem to be a strange title for an article. But knowing the clear difference between a sales funnel and a sales pipeline can mean a great deal to your company, your sales organization and your salespeople—and greatly influence your choice of a CRM solution.

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What You Need to Know About Sales Enablement

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Why the Deal Went Dark

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Will Adding More Sales Reps Help You Make Your Number?

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5 Classic Mistakes in New Hire Sales Training

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Guest Article, Sales Lead Brownouts Produce Sales Dips Wihin Three Months, Leading to Pipeleine Failure, by James Obermayer

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Sales Lead Brownouts Produce Sales Dips Within Three Months, Leading to Pipeline Failure. Companies often decide to curtail lead generation spending because cash flow slows and sales stagnate.”.

Expand the Reach of Your Sales Team with SDRs

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Guest Article: “Don’t Wait for a Bone,” by Tibor Shanto

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Many will phrase it differently, but the underlying attitude, is passive and lacks a cohesive action plan that permeates sales at all levels. You may think this is only prevalent in simple, perhaps commoditized type of sales, not true. Uncategorized sales selling tibor shanto

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Combo Article Friday - Finding New Business and Sales

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Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan I wrote an article for the Sales Blog over at Hubspot on how Inbound Marketing has really been around, like, forever. The article was about who should be your first sales hire. Sales Methodology – Why It Matters.

3 Critical Factors to Building a Sales Strategy for a Large Salesforce

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