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20 May 2019

Four Keys to Optimizing Management of Your Field Sales Teams

By: Justin Zappulla

Although inside sales teams are becoming increasingly popular - to the point where most experts expect parity with field sales reps usage in the near future - outside sales is still a critical component of many organizations’ selling strategies. To be successful in managing external reps, you’ll..

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13 May 2019

Job Sims and Assessments are Sales Hiring Wins for Employers and Candidates

By: Nick Kane

The NFL Draft has, by the time of this publication, come and gone. Equal parts art and science, the league’s rookie dispersal of college players reminds us a lot of the hiring process in sales. In football, you have things like college games, all-star games, the combine, interviews, and various..

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09 May 2019

Titans of Sales History: John Henry Patterson

By: Nick Kane

We’re introducing a new concept today – Titans of Sales History. In this series, we’ll be examining historical figures who were key in shaping today’s sales world and what we can still learn from their influence. Things kick off with the godfather of sales training himself – John Henry Patterson.

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08 May 2019

6 Tips to Give a More Engaging Sales Experience

By: Nick Kane

Product knowledge is essential for any salesperson. Whatever you’re selling, know it completely. Because the more you know about what you’re selling, the more confident you’ll be. And because the more confident you are when presenting to the customer, the more the product will appeal to the buyer.

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01 May 2019

Video: The Power of Storytelling in Sales

By: Janek Performance Group

Storytelling is perhaps one of sale’s most powerful, yet underutilized tools. In this video interview with Selling Power, Janek Managing Partner Justin Zappulla highlights the value of storytelling as a differentiator, the process of crafting impactful stories, and illustrates why stories matter..

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26 Apr 2019

4 Ways to Master Rapport-Building Skills in Sales

By: Nick Kane

I have an acquaintance who is a genuinely nice person and gifted in their career but hasn’t had the type of success they imagined they would have (or befits their talent and dedication to the craft). For years, they’ve wondered why they’ve seen less gifted people win promotions, raises, etc. while..

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23 Apr 2019

Seven Sales Motivations That Go Beyond Money and Why They Matter

By: Nick Kane

“It’s not about the salary/it’s all about reality”

This couplet, first appearing in 1988 – in N.W.A.’s “Gangsta, Gangsta” and KRS-One’s “My Philosophy” – and revived in 2005 in Fort Minor’s “Remember the Name”, serves as the inspiration to today’s blog post. Too often, sales professionals can get..

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22 Apr 2019

Video: The Impact of Blended Sales Training on Performance

By: Janek Performance Group

One of the most significant shifts to occur in sales training over the past few years has been to train via multiple delivery methods, rather than just one. In this video interview with Selling Power, Janek Managing Partner Nick Kane discusses that change, how it creates more effective behavioral..

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17 Apr 2019

Don't Underestimate the Power of Good Sales Content and Collateral

By: Justin Zappulla

The middle of the pipeline can sometimes be an awkward purgatory – you’ve captured their interest, qualified, and are working the opportunity, but the prospect isn’t quite ready to make a decision. Perhaps they're evaluating alternative options and providers, or maybe they're pulling the team..

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15 Apr 2019

Personal Branding in Sales: Your External Self

By: Justin Zappulla

Today we continue our Personal Branding series by shifting to your external self. What we mean by that is how you present yourself to prospects and clients. This is one of the most important aspects of personal branding, because it’s what’s responsible for first impressions. And if you approach it..

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