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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3 Outdated Sales Clichés That Should Be Discarded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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01 Mar 2017

Don’t Talk Your Way Out of a Deal

By: Justin Zappulla

Many salespeople like to talk. And at times; way too much. While it’s certainly part of the job to clearly communicate your thoughts and ideas in sales, oftentimes we go on too long with clients, and that can have negative consequences on our likelihood to win a sale. Whether you’re new to sales or..

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14 Feb 2017

Conveying Passion For the Products You Sell

By: Nick Kane

Imagine this: You’re selling cars. A couple with a new baby walks in. You greet them at the dealership doors; you make cooing sounds at their bundle of joy. You start the needs conversation: features, price range, etc. They explain that now that they have a child they’re looking to trade in their..

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07 Feb 2017

Show Your Customers Some Love This Valentine’s Day

By: Justin Zappulla

There are some people who do not care much for the idea of Valentine’s Day. They just do not believe in it. They believe that there should not be a special day designated for treatment that should be the norm every day of the year. This same sentiment can be applied to your customers. Why do..

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04 Jan 2017

Tips on Coaching the Millennial Salesforce

By: Justin Zappulla

In last week’s blog we set out a case for why onboarding millennials to your sales team will benefit your organization. Now we want to cover some specific realities and challenges that come with having millennial sales professionals on your team, and talk about best practices for coaching them.

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14 Dec 2016

4 Sales Resolutions to Kick Off a Successful 2017

By: Justin Zappulla

The year’s coming to a close. Now’s the time to capitalize on a fresh new start, reflecting on the year rapidly spinning out behind us, looking to the horizon of the new one, and examining where to make changes and how to set improvements in place. Below are some ideas to get you started thinking..

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