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04 Oct 2017

Debunking the Top 5 Social Selling Myths

By: Nick Kane

As popular as social media has become today, many business owners and sales professionals are still skeptical of using social media in their sales efforts. Why is there hesitancy? Is it because they fear the unknown? Perhaps they lack the skills or knowledge which increase their reluctance? If used..

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19 Sep 2017

5 Research Ideas to Improve Your Prospecting Results

By: Nick Kane

A problem that many sales professionals struggle with is getting the proverbial foot in the door in order to book a meeting with their key prospect. The process of identifying the ideal prospect profile, getting the meeting, and establishing a relationship is filled with countless obstacles.

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01 Sep 2017

6 Ways Successful Sales Reps Overcome Call Reluctance

By: Nick Kane

After working with thousands of sales professionals over the years, you tend to pick up on what they like and don’t like to do. For example, a consistent trend we notice about salespeople that are successful in their role is a love to learn - wheather it is about their products, services, industry,..

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20 Jun 2017

How to Develop Your Elevator Pitch: 3 Essential Components

By: Nick Kane

For as long as I’ve been in the sales universe, the importance of a strong elevator pitch has always been emphasized. Mentors, managers, and colleagues that I have encountered tend to agree that constructing the right elevator pitch can be an effective tool in forging new business relationships.

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14 Jun 2017

How to Assess the Health of Your Sales Pipeline

By: Justin Zappulla

The primary focus of most sales professionals and their respective sales organizations is hitting quota each month/quarter/year. While that remains at the top of mind for most, it is also imperative to regularly evaluate the entire sales pipeline from a broader point of view, including deals that..

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03 Apr 2017

Should You Respond to Every RFP?

By: Nick Kane

When you receive a request for proposal (RFP) that aligns with the services or products that your company provides, your first instinct is probably to get to work submitting a proposal that will land you the job.

Although it is tempting to try and secure as much work as possible, especially when..

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15 Mar 2017

Developing Stronger Sales Proposals

By: Justin Zappulla

There’s having a sales call—in other words, making crucial connections that convince your prospect to believe in your solution—and then there’s actually writing up the solution in a sales proposal. Verbalizing the solution might come naturally to you, but writing it out in the sales proposal not..

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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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22 Feb 2017

How to Defuse Emotion and Defensiveness From Customer Objections

By: Nick Kane

Customer objections come with the sales territory (no pun intended). We earn every “yes” we receive, having at times just climbed a mountain of “no’s” to get there. Objections are all around. But we’re human—they can bug us, and from there we can quickly become discouraged about the whole sales..

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30 Nov 2016

Best Practices for Following Up With Conference Sales Leads

By: Nick Kane

It’s likely that many of us will travel to conferences or exhibits at some point next year. Such events attract sales professionals and buyers alike, often within the same vertical or in a similar role. The convention pond will be stocked with networking opportunities and the fish will be jumping!..

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