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11 Sep 2017

Leveraging Support During the Sales Process

By: Justin Zappulla

Traditionally, and in popular culture, sales professionals have had a reputation for working on their own. But the go-it-alone approach does not—and definitely should not—apply so much anymore. Many sales reps these days, particularly if they’re working B2B territory, typically are backed up by a..

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01 Sep 2017

6 Ways Successful Sales Reps Overcome Call Reluctance

By: Nick Kane

After working with thousands of sales professionals over the years, you tend to pick up on what they like and don’t like to do. For example, a consistent trend we notice about salespeople that are successful in their role is a love to learn - wheather it is about their products, services, industry,..

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30 Aug 2017

Should You Sell to the Decision Maker or the Influencer?

By: Justin Zappulla

Have you ever encountered a decision maker who couldn’t commit to a decision to buy? Probably most of us who sell B2B have come across such a scenario and learned the hard way that sales are often more complex than anticipated, even if you’ve followed your sales processes to a T. Because quite..

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23 Aug 2017

4 Values That Make a Sales Manager a Good Role Model

By: Justin Zappulla

The role of sales manager comes with many responsibilities. You have goals to reach, relationships to build, and accountability for an entire team of sales professionals, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. One of the most effective and often overlooked ways to be a good..

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16 Aug 2017

Need to Drive More Sales? 5 Tips for Improving Your Business Writing Skills!

By: Nick Kane

When entering the amazing, challenging, and fulfilling world of sales, most sales professionals don't think very much about their writing abilities. Their goal is to learn the ropes, build their pipeline and start closing deals; not impressing customers with their grammar and vocabulary!

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07 Aug 2017

Onboarding Sales Talent The Right Way: HR and Training's Perspective

By: Nick Kane

Effective onboarding of new employees should be a part of the overall business strategy for every company. It’s a challenging and crucial process that requires a lot of effort, thought and meticulous evaluation.

A well-designed onboarding strategy will reduce turnover and drive the right selling..

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02 Aug 2017

Onboarding Sales Talent The Right Way: The Sales Manager’s Perspective

By: Justin Zappulla

Effectively onboarding new salespeople can be a daunting task. Many companies tend to underestimate the importance of guidance, training, and support for their new hires, and that tends to be detrimental. Many sales professionals often don't receive the crucial tools needed for success right away...

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26 Jul 2017

3 Ways How Sales Professionals Can Improve Their Emotional Intelligence

By: Justin Zappulla

In last week's post, we established what emotional intelligence means in relation to sales, and why it has become such a critical skill for successful sales professionals today. With that in mind, this post is aimed at providing some suggestions and guidelines to build on that foundation, and..

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19 Jul 2017

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters in Sales

By: Nick Kane

Emotional intelligence, or EQ (short for emotional quotient), has been a buzzword in the business world, and more specifically in sales, for several years. By definition, EQ describes the ability to recognize and regulate emotions within yourself and to recognize and respond to the emotions of..

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11 Jul 2017

Building Sales Confidence in Your Customers

By: Justin Zappulla

An occupational hazard of many business owners and corporate decision makers is indecision. It takes guts to start a business. But after the business is up and running, indecision can set in. The guts might be there, but the gut reaction is missing. In other words, good instincts can be muddled by..

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