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19 Jul 2017

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters in Sales

By: Nick Kane

Emotional intelligence, or EQ (short for emotional quotient), has been a buzzword in the business world, and more specifically in sales, for several years. By definition, EQ describes the ability to recognize and regulate emotions within yourself and to recognize and respond to the emotions of..

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05 Jul 2017

4 Ways How Top Sales Performers Handle Rejection

By: Justin Zappulla

The word "no" can be disheartening to us in sales. Whether uttered by a prospect or a customer, it is an unfortunate word we hear more often than we would like. It can definitely be demotivating, and that negativity may even seep into overall performance.

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06 Jun 2017

Why Effective Sales Talent Onboarding is a Team Effort

By: Justin Zappulla

Do you remember the first person who talked to you about the importance of teamwork? Was it a parent? A coach? A teacher? Whoever it was, it’s probably safe to assume that the same principles were shared with them at a young age. Teamwork is a common thread that weaves its way throughout our lives,..

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22 May 2017

Spotlight on Social Selling: How to Remove the “Creepiness” Factor

By: Nick Kane

Social networking platforms have changed the world that we live in. They also have had a significant impact on the world of sales and how we go about doing business (and continue to do so). As we explored in our last post, social networking platforms can be a valuable tool in the arsenal of sales..

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17 May 2017

Spotlight on Social Selling: What You Need To Know and Why

By: Justin Zappulla

Hubspot, in the release of their 2016 State of Inbound report, revealed some eye-opening data in regards to social selling: They found that 42% of buyers were actively networking and engaging via social media with companies and individuals they want to do business with. LinkedIn and Twitter in..

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08 May 2017

3 Outdated Sales Clichés That Should Be Discarded

By: Nick Kane

The world of sales is such a cross-generational career that techniques, best practices, and philosophies often get passed on to those new to the profession, oftentimes overshadowing corporate onboarding and training efforts. What's concerning about this is that commonly used sales practices from..

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28 Apr 2017

5 Rookie Mistakes New Sales Managers Should Avoid

By: Justin Zappulla

Becoming a successful sales manager is not a process that unfolds overnight. Top sales managers earn their stripes by taking strategic steps to combat the sales challenges that face them every day. During their formative years in their new role, they resist the urge to become rigid enforcers of a..

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24 Apr 2017

On the Importance of Creating a Collaborative Sales Culture

By: Justin Zappulla

You may recall the scene in the movie “Glengarry Glen Ross” when Alec Baldwin’s character explains what’s at stake in a sales contest: First prize is a Cadillac, second prize is a set of steak knives; third prize means … well if you haven’t seen this movie, it’s time to get on Netflix! To many of..

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12 Apr 2017

What the Fast and Furious Franchise Can Teach Sales Professionals

By: Rudy Joggerst

The Fast and Furious movies have turned into one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, and this coming Friday, installment number 8 will roll into theatres. Love it or hate it, the testosterone-fueled action franchise holds a surprising amount of ideas and narratives that resonate..

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08 Mar 2017

Selling in a Busy Call Center: What You Need To Know

By: Nick Kane

If you work in sales, chances are you’ve spent time in a call center. You might be there now, working the lines in the busy swirl of it all, sitting smack in the middle of lots of other reps using the tools of the trade—phone, computer, headset. Call centers are loud and busy, with overlapping..

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