Sales Training Blog

Below, you’ll find some sales related articles that cut to the heart of pressing, urgent, and costly problems that affect real businesses – like yours. These are all available free, and you’re welcome to share them with your staff, colleagues, and contacts.

Top Tips for Effective Cold Calling

Sure you don’t want to cold call but sometimes it’s simply a necessity such as when your sales pipeline is empty and not enough leads are coming in or your networking isn’t generating enough activity. Most people approach cold calling with a certain degree of fear and loathing but with a small amount of preparation […]

Quantity versus Quality

The age-old debate of quantity versus quality – Is one truly more important than the other? For sales professionals, the answer is unequivocally NO! Quantity AND quality are both important if you want to succeed.   We’ve all heard the “experts” drone on and on about the importance of “quality” when it comes to leads. […]

Time is on Your Side…NOT

It’s 2016 and one month is gone already. Many of us started the year with aggressive sales goals and at this juncture – one month in – I need to ask you, “how are things going?” I’m not expecting that a significant amount of new business could be closed in just these 4 weeks but […]

You Have to Start Something

It’s a new year. A new you and all that jazz. The pressure of resolutions or maybe you call them goals. Maybe you make them or maybe you don’t. It doesn’t much matter. What DOES matter is that you have to start something. Inertia is a killer. Michael was right. You have to start SOMETHING, […]

7 Foolproof Ways to Grow Your Following on Facebook

I read this article in Smart Hustle by Megan Totka and immediately adopted some of the action steps outlined in the article. Take a look. Perhaps they will work for you as well: Facebook says it is home to over 30 million active small business pages. How can you get your page noticed? How can […]

A Salesperson’s Lament: Will You Love Me In The Morning?

We’ve all had those sales presentations where everything went right. You captivated the audience with your words, and they nodded in agreement. You left the room feeling like a rock star, confident that you’d soon have a sale. Then, the romance quickly ended when you tried to close the deal. They fell off your grid, […]

It’s Not Too Late to Bring in Business for 2015

Yep, the year is winding down and we’re in that all-important fourth quarter in which you will either achieve your sales goals for the year…or not. With that in mind, it’s not too late to secure some of the business that’s in your sales pipeline as well as plant those all-important seeds for 2016. Here’s […]

Love the One You’re With

Many businesses work so very hard to bring in a constant flow of new customers that they forget about their current customers. I don’t mean the top 5 or 10% from which we all derive a large percentage of our revenue. I’m talking about the lower and middle rung accounts for whom we do some […]

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