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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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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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09 Apr 2019

Sales Rep Engagement and Productivity: What Sales Leaders Need to Know

By: Justin Zappulla

Some people in sales fail to understand the interrelationship between engagement and productivity. Or they aren’t aware that just because someone is productive doesn’t mean they’re engaged and vice versa. Consequently, this primer explaining these things and how you can improve both engagement and..

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27 Mar 2019

How to Get a Sales Rep Job with No Experience

By: Nick Kane

Maybe you just graduated college and are looking for a career with great potential. Perhaps your current work leaves you unsatisfied and the dynamic, interactive nature of sales looks like just the fresh start you need. Whatever the case, it’s possible to become a sales rep without previous..

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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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14 Jan 2019

Why Sales Reps Should Take Advantage of Coaching

By: Justin Zappulla

We’ve preached repeatedly that coaching is one of the most effective ways to develop a sales rep. But while there’s plenty of advice here and elsewhere for how sales managers and leaders should coach, there’s far less discussion about how sales reps should respond to the coaching they receive and..

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09 Jan 2019

How Millennial Managers Can Lead Older Sales Reps

By: Nick Kane

There’s a lot of conversation about how to work with millennial sales reps who have different ways of learning and value systems than previous generations (including one of our own posts). But what hasn’t been discussed is the mirror opposite – when millennial managers find themselves in the..

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11 Dec 2018

Subject Matter Experts: The Hot New Sales Tool and How to Use Them

By: Nick Kane

In a recent team meeting, one of our instructional designers noted that one of the recent trends in their observation with clients at Janek is the inclusion of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the selling process, rather than a Sales Agent just learning about services and products to sell on their..

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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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