Thu.Apr 20, 2017

Why Reps Hate Asking for Referrals Just as Much as Cold Calling

No More Cold Calling

Here’s how to cure your prospecting problem. Let’s set the record straight: Most everyone on your sales team has call reluctance—whether they’re cold calling or asking for referrals. Surprised? I was. What’s to fear about prospecting? After all, I only talk to people who want to talk to me.

Sales Leaders Heads Hurt When Thinking about Tech Tools

Score More Sales

Several main stage talks and numerous breakout sessions at the 2017 AA-ISP Leadership Conference referenced the many thousands of sales tools in existence and how confusing it can be for sales leadership. It is enough to make your head spin. While you may be using 3 or 4 or more of these tools, the average number of apps in a high growth sales development team tech stack is 5 (according to TOPO.)

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Sales Management Thought Leadership:  efficient effectiveness

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management Thought Leadership: efficient effectiveness. As an Eagle Scout I can discuss the topic of “Be Prepared” easily and based upon my upcoming vacation next week it could lend more credibility.

7 Barriers to High Employee Engagement for Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

Article Corporate Strategy Sales Strategy employee engagement sales team engagement

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12 Must-Ask Questions for Sales Managers

If you want to improve your sales team's results, you need to start by asking the right questions.

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Proven Steps to Earn Brand Preference with Content Marketing

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Joining us for today’s show is Mary Clark, a Chief Marketing Officer who knows a thing or two about building brand preference. Today’s topic is focused on content marketing. Mary and I leveraged the SBI annual workbook to guide our conversation. To follow.

Why I Won’t Invest Time In You!

Partners in Excellence

I get deluged with emails and calls asking me for a short phone conversation. Here’s how one stated today: Hi there – Just read your post. Body of pitch selling me something.] More details below. Hope to hear back from you soon. Thanks, [Name deleted to spare this person the shame of being called out for cluelessness]. I was actually mildly interested in what this guy was offering, but then decided to ignore the email.