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03 Jul 2018

Are Sales Demos Critical for Winning Deals?

By: Nick Kane

Sales demos are frequently a part of the sales process, particularly for high-end or complex technological services and products. But there’s an argument to be made that sales reps may be relying too much on their product or service demos and jumping into the demo phase prematurely. After all,..

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19 Jun 2018

Choosing the Right CRM for Your Business

By: Nick Kane

It’s amazing how fast CRM software has exploded as a part of the selling scene and overall strategies within sales organizations. In the last decade, CRMs (which began in the 1980s) have boomed, and now, 74% of businesses use a CRM, as opposed to 56% a year ago.

Much of that growth has come from..

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11 Jun 2018

How to Select the Right Social Selling Strategy and Platform for Startups and Small Businesses

By: Nick Kane

On our blog, we don’t talk a lot about marketing. However, considering the ever-growing link between sales and marketing, we wanted to discuss what to consider when focusing your social media efforts.

There’s a plethora of different social media networks out there, and each one demands resource..

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02 May 2018

The Transformation of Field Sales

By: Justin Zappulla

In the pre-Internet age, field sales was the primary means by which sales reps not only gained new accounts, but the venue through which customers gained most of their information about products and services. That’s obviously changed since then, and the outside sales reps of today face challenges..

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18 Apr 2018

Improve the Effectiveness of Your Sales Territory Planning

By: Nick Kane

At Janek, we often witness how sales territory alignment and planning are overlooked components within sales organizations. Quite frequently they run on auto-pilot and are given little attention by sales leadership. In other words, once the sales territories are set up (often based on guesswork and..

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20 Feb 2018

Why Sales Professionals Should Challenge the Status Quo

By: Justin Zappulla

As a sales professional, you know that an important part of advancing your opportunities is a successful sales presentation. The last thing you want to do is rush through a presentation, read off the slides, and hope that the message "sticks" with your prospects. A great sales presentation should..

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27 Sep 2017

Does Your Sales Compensation Package Encourage Bad Behavior?

By: Justin Zappulla

At the heart of any successful sales organization are sales professionals. They are the driving force for revenue for their employers and are expected to do the “heavy lifting” when it comes to boosting company earnings. Success in sales is fueled by ambition and motivation of each team member, and..

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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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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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03 Apr 2017

Should You Respond to Every RFP?

By: Nick Kane

When you receive a request for proposal (RFP) that aligns with the services or products that your company provides, your first instinct is probably to get to work submitting a proposal that will land you the job.

Although it is tempting to try and secure as much work as possible, especially when..

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