Sales

Know Your Why

High-Performing Sales Teams Always Know Their Prospects’ Needs   I’ve done all types of real-time phone coaching with a variety of inside sales teams. Getting the gatekeeper to put a decision maker on the line is easy. Listening to the decision maker chew you out for a useless interruption with no value is a lot …

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Research: Use With Caution!

Find Balance in Prospecting Research to Improve Your Team’s Sales Metrics I know a sports executive who has been president of an NBA team and an NHL team. With all the heavy lifting this person has to do—running marketing, sales, business operations, building a new stadium—sometimes social media isn’t number one on their priority list. …

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The Myth about Legendary Closers

Trust Your High-Performing Sales Team To Close Legendary closers are like Bigfoot, like leprechauns. They just don’t exist. But if you look at the classifieds under sales jobs, companies are always looking to hire skilled closers. Somehow, closing has become some kind of mythical skillset only a handful of enlightened beings have mastered.

Land the Plane Already!

Increasing Sales Performance Means Asking the Question to Close There was a famous sales study from the 1970s done by Mutual of Omaha that you may have heard about. The set-up was this: they went to their home market in Omaha and targeted some folks who would be good customers for them. They picked about …

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