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05 Dec 2018

How to Make Your Sales Meetings Valuable to Attendees

By: Nick Kane

Humorist Dave Berry once remarked in a column, “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings." It’s a cynicism that you’ll often hear repeated in TV shows and around the office water..

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04 Dec 2018

Collaboration Can Improve Your Sales Results

By: Nick Kane

The image of the lone sales rep trekking across the country, selling products and services, might still come to mind and exist, but more and more, we’re seeing an emphasis on remote sales, synergy and alignment between sales and marketing, and other shifts that involve multiple people working..

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26 Nov 2018

The Art and Science of Dealing With Difficult Customers

By: Nick Kane

Imagine the following: Your most important client is also your most demanding – a conundrum most sales professionals have faced at one point in their careers. Luckily, there’s ways of dealing with such a challenging situation -- methods that not only neutralize the issues but can actually create..

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19 Nov 2018

Neuroscience in Sales: Note-Taking and Its Impact on Active Listening

By: Nick Kane

We’ve often stressed the importance of active listening as one of the primary paths to unlocking customer needs and situations in the sales process. Less discussed in the sales world is note-taking and how the different methods neurologically impact the brain – including the tie-in to active..

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14 Nov 2018

Real-World Scenarios: The Key to Effective Sales Role-Playing

By: Justin Zappulla

While role-playing is an excellent tool for coaching and developing sales reps, specific parameters that more accurately replicate their real-life selling experience is needed to maximize the value of the experience. Not only does the role-play then become a teaching moment to improving sales reps’..

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09 Nov 2018

A Brief Guide to Relationship Building in Sales

By: Justin Zappulla

While most people who don’t work in sales think it’s the best product (whether in quality or price) that wins out in a selling situation, that’s often not the case. In fact, in more than a few cases, the deciding factor has less to do with just the solution itself. It’s the relationship the sales..

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06 Nov 2018

How to Maintain a Client Relationship After You've Won the Sale

By: Nick Kane

After a lot of hard work and effort, you or your team has landed the sale and revenue is coming in. But that doesn’t mean the sales process is over. In fact, a new phase begins – maintaining the relationship. Whether you’re a sales rep responsible for servicing the client after the deal or whether..

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05 Nov 2018

3 Common Sales Email CTA Errors and How to Fix Them

By: Nick Kane

Cold emails are a lot like cold calling – they’re venturing out into the icy unknown and can come with a low response rate. Even worse, many sales reps hurt themselves even more by making fundamental mistakes in the most important part of the email – the Call to Action. Let’s take a look at some of..

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31 Oct 2018

4 Best Practices for Maximizing Your Lead Conversion Rates Early in the Process

By: Nick Kane

One of the roughest sales realities is that the majority of your leads won’t pan out. The causes are seemingly endless: the timing isn’t right, something goes amiss with the qualification process, a decision maker vetoes the purchase, the customer gets cold feet, changes happen in the marketplace..

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29 Oct 2018

When You Should Promote a Sales Rep to Sales Manager

By: Nick Kane

Last time, we discussed why, contrary to popular belief, top sales reps can at times, make not so great sales managers. Which naturally raises the subsequent question, “When should we make a sales rep a manager?”. That you’re asking this question is smart policy – after all, internal promotions can..

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