One of our team members is a former academic who was often fond of telling their students, “There is no research that exists in a vacuum. Rather, it takes place within an already pre-existing conversation.” As a research and evidenced-based firm ourselves, we frequently study the findings and..
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We’ve often highlighted the importance of active listening. But that naturally raises the question – how can you become a better listener? What are the drills, the techniques, you can practice in order to listen to hear and understand? It’s an excellent question – one we’re here to answer today.
Most of us in sales have witnessed the virtuoso speaker, whose elegance, energy, and command of the room have injected enthusiasm and a burst of desire to change one’s work habits and ways of doing things. And this has its place and value in the sales improvement process. But a classic misstep is..
All the signs were there – you were on top of things in discovery, picked out the perfect solutions, and delivered a smashing presentation that wowed the decision makers and influencers. You’re practically dreaming of that win and everything that comes with it! And then you receive notice that..
A tricky question for many businesses – especially start-ups – is what price to charge for a given product or service. It’s even more complicated when you consider that within a given industry, there’s liable to be such a wide range that it’s difficult to pin down your price point. So, let’s take a..
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..
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..
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.
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.
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..