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14 Nov 2017

The Effective Sales Discovery Process: Questions that Uncover Customer Needs

By: Justin Zappulla

The discovery phase of the sales process is considered crucial by many top sales professionals. The importance of this phase should not be underestimated; in discovery, you gather information for the purpose of closing the sale and set the tone for your entire relationship with your customer.

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13 Nov 2017

Video: The Key Elements of Sales Training Success

By: Janek Performance Group

Janek Managing Partner Nick Kane was recently interviewed by Selling Power Founder & CEO Gerhard Gschwandtner around the key elements of an effective sales training initiative and implementation. Key points include what pitfalls to avoid, and why sales training reinforcement has become a critical..

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07 Nov 2017

Why A Positive Mindset Is Key To Sales Success

By: Justin Zappulla

The door-to-door salesman getting his foot shut in the door is a well-worn cliché. And Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman,” which shows the depressing, even tragic, side of this business, has become a literary classic. Things have changed in many respects from the bygone era in which the..

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31 Oct 2017

How to Develop and Sharpen Your Business Acumen for Sales

By: Justin Zappulla

In last week’s post, we explained why possessing business acumen is a critical tool for successful consultative selling, especially for salespeople who want to be more than just order takers. In today’s post, we want to dig deeper and discuss specifics on how to develop and refine this attribute.

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25 Oct 2017

Why Consultative Selling Requires Business Acumen

By: Nick Kane

It's astonishing to see just how much change has sprung about in B2B sales in the past few years - it almost feels like a different world at times. In the past, sales reps possessing solid rapport building skills, coupled with decent product knowledge, had a good chance of closing sales and..

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18 Oct 2017

4 Strategies to Curb Sales Rep Turnover

By: Justin Zappulla

Sales rep retention remains a top priority for many sales organizations. Considering the sheer amount of resources it takes to onboard new talent, in terms of both cost and time, coupled with lost productivity, it makes perfect sense why. A high turnover can also have a negative impact on team..

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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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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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27 Sep 2017

Does Your Sales Compensation Package Encourage Bad Behavior?

By: Justin Zappulla

At the heart of any successful sales organization are sales professionals. They are the driving force for revenue for their employers and are expected to do the “heavy lifting” when it comes to boosting company earnings. Success in sales is fueled by ambition and motivation of each team member, and..

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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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