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28 Aug 2019

Monthly Sales Insights: August 2019

By: Nick Kane

We’re back with another installment of Monthly Sales Insights, where we list some of the most interesting thought pieces and scholarship we’ve found recently.

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21 Aug 2019

The Power of Narrative and Storytelling in Sales

By: Nick Kane

Storytelling and sales have always gone hand in hand. Science and art agree on this point: employing narrative is more persuasive and engaging than a mere listing of objective statements. But how does it work? And how do we tell a tale that speaks to our clients?

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06 Aug 2019

Why Sales Professionals Need to Consider Their Affective Presence

By: Justin Zappulla

One of the growing realizations in the field of psychology in the last few years is that people have what’s called an affective presence as part of their personality. Simply speaking, your affective presence is how you make other people feel just by being around you. It can either be positive or..

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29 Jul 2019

Monthly Sales Insights: July 2019

By: Justin Zappulla

Last month, we debuted Monthly Sales Insights – an assortment of compelling, ground-breaking, or just plain interesting sales research and thought leadership pieces. This month, we continue our series. Because however much you know, there’s always more to learn!

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13 Jun 2019

Monthly Sales Insights: June 2019

By: Nick Kane

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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11 Mar 2019

How and When You Should Walk Away from a Sales Deal with a Prospect

By: Justin Zappulla

One thing many of our customers encounter is the dilemma of not knowing when and how to walk away from a deal that isn’t right for them. There are countless reasons why this scenario might arise – the trick is not only being able to diagnose when these circumstances are happening but exiting in..

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20 Feb 2019

How to Train Your Young, Inexperienced Sales Force

By: Justin Zappulla

If you’re a sales manager these days, there’s a good chance you’ve faced the problem of having young, inexperienced sales reps who don’t have the background or training to succeed in their new career without help. They might need more direction than you’re used to giving your direct reports and it..

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18 Feb 2019

Personal Branding in Sales: An Introduction

By: Nick Kane

In our digital sales age, we’re seeing increasing attention paid to the idea of personal branding. Although the idea itself is by no means new (a brief history is below), awareness of its importance and value in business – including for sales reps – is now reaching a critical mass of awareness...

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04 Feb 2019

Why Emotional Connections Are Often Your Best Sales Differentiator

By: Nick Kane

One of the realities of our global, digital sales world is that buyers have more options and easier access to those wider choices than ever before. What this means for businesses and their sales reps is that the objective and measurable differences, such as specific features or time to delivery,..

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19 Dec 2018

Revenue Operations: How Sales’ Newest Innovation Helps Your Organization

By: Nick Kane

One of the newest trends I have seen arise in the sales world over the last few years is the creation of a team within organizations called Revenue Operations. Often abbreviated as RevOps, it isn’t just another buzzword for sales operations. Rather, it’s a whole new department that serves as the..

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