September, 2017

Think Globally, Act (Business-wise) Locally AND Think Again


Not all Austrians yodel! Just a few months ago I traveled to my hometown of Vienna, to accompany my 90-year old mother back home, to see friends and to eat (amazing, authentic Italian) Gelato and drink Viennese coffee.

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Don’t Answer Objections, Isolate Them

Inside Sales Training Blog

Most sales reps hate getting objections. Their hearts sink into their stomachs, their palms start to sweat, and they start wondering how they’re going to pay the rent. Sound familiar? When sales reps ask me how they should handle objections, they are often surprised by my answer.

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Why You Should Care That Sales Motivation Data Correlates Perfectly With Sales Effectiveness

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. What was your reaction when you saw that the water in Tampa Bay was sucked away by Hurricane Irma? How about when you saw the total eclipse? Or the Cajun Army rescuing thousands in Houston?

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What Does It Take to Create & Convert Leads (and also Hire Those Who Will)?

Anthony Cole Training

What does it take generate and convert leads and hire sales people who can consistently perform this ultimately necessary job? Prospecting sales leads generating leads how to prospect create & convert leads

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

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The Fine Line Between Field Sales and Inside Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

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How to Get New Salespeople to Take Off Like a Rocket Ship

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. Several of my recent conversations with sales leaders have focused on how to quickly and effectively and efficiently get new salespeople up to speed and help them to have an immediate impact.

Beware Sales Team!

Anthony Cole Training

Despite how good a high powered team looks on paper, there are always “skeletons in the closet”. hiring sales people building sales teams building sales team

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Dale Vermillion: 3 Ss to Selling Success in a Competitive Rising Rate Market


The biggest mistake loan officers are making today is they’ve become transactional in their sales efforts. Many of them focus on price and product, which are indistinguishable in a marketplace commoditized amid low interest rates that have endured for nearly a decade.

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

Find and engage customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks.

The New Pragmatism: Seven Things You Must Understand About Millennials

The Productivity Pro

“When we decided not to sell our business, people called us a lot of things besides crazy—things like arrogant and entitled. The same words that I’ve heard used to describe our generation time and time again. The Millennial Generation. The ‘Me’ Generation. Well, it’s true.

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What Are Your Customers Saying?


Any good sales agent will have a good “feel” for what customers want and need, what they are saying, and even what they are thinking.

Why a Moral Compass is Critical to Professional Success

Babette Ten Haken

Do you have a moral compass? Specially calibrated to navigate the ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) hyper-connectivity? A moral compass refers to the ability to detect right from wrong, and act accordingly. Sobering words for critical times, folks. Wouldn’t you say? No doubt about it.

How Salespeople Must Run Stop Signs and Red Lights - Legally

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. There is one simple thing you can do each day that will dramatically improve your sales effectiveness. But you don't think it's possible to do what the title says, do you?

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Secrets to Successful Inside Sales Management

Learn a variety of best practices, techniques and ideas to both tactically and strategically increase the efficacy, success and impact of your inside sales organization.

You Can't Handle the Truth

Anthony Cole Training

At some point that title won’t make me think of the great Jack Nicholson and his role as Colonel Nathan Jessup in the 1992 movie “A Few Good Men” … but it is safe to say that point in time is a long way off for me. It is one of my all time favorite movies.

First Direct Lending Achieves Rapid Growth with Velocify


First Direct Lending is no stranger to the hustle of the mortgage industry. Since opening in 2014, they’ve had to be highly innovative and nimble in order to successfully differentiate themselves in such a competitive market. Luckily, Velocify has been by their side from day one.

The Inside Scoop: Chipotle’s Big Burrito Breach – Malware with a Side of Chips

DiscoverOrg Sales

It’s been a rough year for Chipotle. With rats literally falling from the ceiling in Dallas, Texas and norovirus outbreaks in Sterling, Virginia, it seems like things couldn’t get much worse for the fast-casual Mexican restaurant.

Why Do Salespeople Struggle with Empathy?


There is a new buzzword in sales and business: “Empathy.” It is actually an emotional-intelligence skill, quite essential when it comes to influencing people.

Successful Selling

Matt Heinz explains how to attract, manage, close and keep more business in a buyer-centric world.

It’s about Your Professional Why, not Your What

Babette Ten Haken

Identifying Your Professional Why is the key to understanding the motivations behind Your Professional What. In addition, you take a deep-dive into understanding yet another Professional Why. Why you are doing What you are doing in the manner in which you are doing it. Got that?

How to Increase Your Closing Percentage

Inside Sales Training Blog

Let me ask you a question: Do all of your leads end up buying? Of course not. Next question: Out of ten leads that you set up to pitch a demo to, how many of those ten end up buying? If you said “two” then you are at the industry average.

2018 Priority: Grow Revenue With Customer Success

Sales Benchmark Index

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Buzz Words Don't Sell

Increase Sales

Believe it or not, some believe that adopting the most current buzz words will dramatically their increase sales. Right now the most popular buzz word is sales enablement. Before that we had trusted advisor, consultative sales, development specialist, relationship expert, you get the drift. In many instances, buzz words tell others how you do what you do and not what you do. In sales, what sells are the results outside of the relationship.

[SURVEY] The B2B Buyer Persona: 30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

DiscoverOrg Sales

First, the bad news: Most B2B buyers don’t trust salespeople. They don’t think salespeople do a good job of explaining how a product helps their business specifically. And they don’t think salespeople can converse with the senior executives who sign off on major purchases. The good news?

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Can You Find Real Meaning in Life Through Sales?


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Are You practicing Wagon Circling Customer Retention Strategy?

Babette Ten Haken

Wagon circling is a staple of Western cowboy films. The settlers’ wagon train heads westward into the unknown. They come under attack by outlaws. Circle the wagons!” is the cry. Sometimes, the settlers collaborate effectively.

Why the Next 3 Weeks Will Determine if You Make Your Annual Number

The Sales Hunter

Every December I get a number of phone calls from salespeople looking for quick advice to help them pull the rabbit from the hat that will allow them to make their number. Problem is each one of those phone calls is minimally 3 months late. Where you finish the year is going to be based […]. Blog Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

Win Themes – Where Your Offerings Meet Customer Wants

Sales Benchmark Index

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Exceptional Performance: Four Tips for Extreme Productivity

The Productivity Pro

“Once time is gone, it will never come back. That’s why it’s so bizarre to me that professionals often use their time inefficiently — by procrastinating, by perfecting an unimportant task, or by just sitting around in the office, trying to be seen.

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The Details Make All the Difference In Sales Results

Fill the Funnel

Tools are making your online activity easier and more effective every day…or are they? Social media platforms, newsletters, blogs, and websites have all become required to succeed in the market today.

Stand Up for What You Believe to Succeed Your Way


One of my best strategies for the first week on a new job is to invite the top producer out to lunch. A little flattery goes a long way for those who are somewhat egotistical along with paying for the meal at a nice restaurant.

Executive Coaching Helps New Leaders Succeed

Steven Rosen

Executive coaching helps make the difference between the success or failure of a new leader. Have you recently promoted or hire a new Director or VP? Then you are heavily vested in ensuring that the new leader is highly successful.

Sales Motivation Video: Tips to Closing the Big Deal

The Sales Hunter

Do you know WHY your big customers do business with you? WRITE those reasons down and use them to motivate you. Your sales motivation hinges greatly on understanding the why. Check out the video to see what I mean: A coach can help you excel in your sales career! Invest in yourself by checking out […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation sales motivation