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25 May 2018

Sales Training and Sales Coaching: What’s the Difference?

By: Justin Zappulla

Sales training and sales coaching are two of the best ways to improve the sales performance of your team. But sometimes people aren’t really sure what the difference is, or even if there is one. As it turns out, they are in fact two entirely separate things - dealing with different areas,..

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23 May 2018

Transitioning from Outside Sales to Inside Sales

By: Nick Kane

We’ve had something of a mini-series on outside sales lately – from talking about the transformation of field sales to offering productivity tips for on the road. Today we’ll be talking about how to transition from outside sales to inside sales. We raise this topic because we have seen this as a..

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21 May 2018

How to Stay Productive on the Road

By: Nick Kane

Life on the road as an outside sales rep can be an exciting, fun lifestyle - perfectly suited to nomadic, wandering personalities. But staying productive while away can be difficult – it’s a lot of time by yourself, and it’s easy to feel disconnected from everyone, including the home office...

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16 May 2018

Click Here to Improve Your Email Open Rates

By: Justin Zappulla

We in the sales world and our marketing cousins are always trying to better our email open rates. It’s a tough thing to do, especially these days when people are bombarded constantly with messages - 105 billion emails are sent every day!. Add in filtering systems like Gmail’s Social and Promotions..

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15 May 2018

Getting Past the Gatekeeper: An Advanced Study

By: Justin Zappulla

One of our earliest blogs looked at dealing with gatekeepers, and there have been requests for more details and tips for how to handle the barrier to decision-makers, so we thought now would be the perfect time to revisit the topic. Here are some advanced strategies to consider. Keep in mind,..

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11 May 2018

How To Use Role-Playing To Drive Sales Success

By: Nick Kane

One of the most overlooked and underutilized sales training and coaching tools is sales role-playing. However, just over 20% of sales teams utilize role-playing, despite its effectiveness in improving sales results, In fact, in one case study, daily role-playing exercises took two radio stations..

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09 May 2018

How to be a More Effective Sales Coach in the Retail Sector

By: Nick Kane

In recent years, numerous alarm bells have sounded and obituaries have been written in the media and elsewhere about the death of brick and mortar retail, a decline heralded by the explosion of online sales via monolithic giants such as Amazon. But the reality is far different from these..

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07 May 2018

The Unrealized Value of Introverted Sales Reps

By: Justin Zappulla

When most people think of a sales rep, they envision an enthusiastic, energetic whirlwind of an extrovert, full of charm and conversation. And while it’s true that many sales professionals are extroverted, there’s also a surprising number of introverts among the ranks. What’s even more stunning –..

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02 May 2018

The Transformation of Field Sales

By: Justin Zappulla

In the pre-Internet age, field sales was the primary means by which sales reps not only gained new accounts, but the venue through which customers gained most of their information about products and services. That’s obviously changed since then, and the outside sales reps of today face challenges..

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01 May 2018

Helping Sales Reps Recover From a Confidence Crash

By: Nick Kane

We all go through it – whether we’re a world-class athlete or a top-performing sales rep, invariably we’ll hit a slump. Heck, even Michael Jordan (arguably the greatest athlete of all time) went 29-of-74 (39 percent) shooting over three games in his 1992 season. Sometimes it’s a matter of just..

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