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11 Oct 2017

Align Sales and Customer Service Departments for Increased Growth

By: Nick Kane

In many organizations, Sales departments and Customer Service departments are often treated as separate entities with distinct objectives: the Sales team does the legwork to get clients on board and in the door, while the Customer Service team maintains the client relationship by addressing the..

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30 Aug 2017

Should You Sell to the Decision Maker or the Influencer?

By: Justin Zappulla

Have you ever encountered a decision maker who couldn’t commit to a decision to buy? Probably most of us who sell B2B have come across such a scenario and learned the hard way that sales are often more complex than anticipated, even if you’ve followed your sales processes to a T. Because quite..

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26 Jul 2017

3 Ways How Sales Professionals Can Improve Their Emotional Intelligence

By: Justin Zappulla

In last week's post, we established what emotional intelligence means in relation to sales, and why it has become such a critical skill for successful sales professionals today. With that in mind, this post is aimed at providing some suggestions and guidelines to build on that foundation, and..

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26 Jun 2017

4 Tips To Help You Eliminate Anxiety From Your Sales Negotiations

By: Nick Kane

One of the most delicate parts of the sales process surround negotiations, and the subsequent anxiety it may cause. Over the course of your sales career, how often has a customer told you that the price must be lowered by 'x' amount, or that you must provide additional concessions in order to gain..

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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 Apr 2017

Why Talking About the Competition Shouldn’t Be Taboo

By: Nick Kane

During our years of providing sales training and sales consulting services, we often observe that the topic of how to talk about the competition during sales presentations can be a stumbling block for many sales organizations. It often represents the proverbial elephant in the room – it’s 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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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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31 Jan 2017

How to Remove Doubt From the Sales Equation

By: Nick Kane

Sales is a challenging profession, in part due to all of the obstacles we face in the normal course of trying to win business: We’re at the mercy of multiple decision makers, we have to position ourselves as better than the provider our customer is already using, and we have to be sure our products..

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