Tag Archives: sales strategy

A Perfect Playground for Being Obnoxious

Many of us participate in meetings and training sessions on a regular basis. They can be helpful, informative, and conducive to growing bonds with colleagues. However, they can also be breeding grounds for those blatantly obnoxious individuals who you would just like to muzzle. You know the type – the person who never shuts up, […]

Consultation or Sales Call? You Be The Judge.

For any salesperson, the objective of a sales call is to uncover a prospect’s needs, present a solution, and offer products or services if there is potential synchronicity. Many salespeople, however, disguise their request for a sales call, referring to it as a “consultation” instead, as if there is something seedy about meeting with a […]

Time Is On Your Side

I’m sure you’re aware that we are counting down to the end of 2017. Sure there is still time to pull through some new business and perhaps up-sell some of your existing clients but for the most part things will start winding down soon enough. By now you should be able to assess whether or […]

It’s Not JUST Anything

I’m going to be just a little late I just want to pick your brain I’m just following up on an email I sent to you. Just. Frankly, the word makes me uncomfortable mostly because of what it is intended to do namely “minimize” the impact of the question or statement to which it is […]

Why Sales Training Is More Important Than Ever

If you’re a business owner I don’t have to tell you that business is tough. Faced with increased competition from companies across the street and just as easily from those that are abroad, it’s ever more difficult to get your “piece of the pie.” The Internet has made everyone a shopper and winning and retaining […]

WOW Your Client or Else

Isn’t this the truth? We spend inordinate amounts of time prospecting and trying to win new clients yet significantly less time nurturing and WOWING these same clients in order to retain and grow their business. It’s an endless cycle for many businesses. You prospect like crazy and win some new business and then before too […]

I’m Sorry But I Have to Start Over

I didn’t watch much of the Grammy’s last Sunday but what I saw absolutely amazed me. And made me smile. It also had me wondering if I could ever pull off something like this. In case you don’t know what “this” is and to what I refer let me summarize. Adele was doing a tribute […]

Make Your Own Luck

Some people have an inexplicable amount of good luck. Even during tough times, they’re successful in their careers, finances, and their personal lives without seemingly having to overcome the adversities that plague most of us. They don’t appear to be smarter or more talented, but they do seem to be blessed with some force of […]

Why I Start My Day at 5AM (And Why You Should Too!)

I’ve repurposed this from Smart Hustle but full disclaimer (!), I authored the article. I think it raises some good points. Do you? Are you a morning person? Are you “up-and-at-em”? You know, the kind of person that springs out of bed when it is still dark outside and are ready to take on the […]

What’s in Your Sales Playbook?

I’m not one for rules and regulations and I don’t much follow any sports except hockey but one thing I do know for certain is that most sales reps do better and sell more if they have a sales playbook. The playbook doesn’t have to be an elaborate document although that’s perfectly fine too but […]

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