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30 Jul 2019

The 4 Guidelines You Should Follow When Responding to an RFP

By: Nick Kane

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) can be a significant source of revenue for many sales organizations. But they’re also time- and labor-intensive, and using the wrong strategies in pursuing them can result in a net negative to the bottom line, the hidden costs exceeding the revenue gains of won deals...

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18 Jun 2019

The Route to Win-Win Sales Negotiations

By: Justin Zappulla

Henry Kissinger’s primary axiom regarding international diplomacy negotiations (to paraphrase) was that everyone goes home unhappy, but not unhappy enough to start a war. While that works well for ensuring the stability of the world order and the continued existence of humanity, in sales we strive..

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28 May 2019

How to Price Your Offerings

By: Justin Zappulla

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..

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23 Apr 2019

Seven Sales Motivations That Go Beyond Money and Why They Matter

By: Nick Kane

“It’s not about the salary/it’s all about reality”

This couplet, first appearing in 1988 – in N.W.A.’s “Gangsta, Gangsta” and KRS-One’s “My Philosophy” – and revived in 2005 in Fort Minor’s “Remember the Name”, serves as the inspiration to today’s blog post. Too often, sales professionals can get..

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01 Apr 2019

A Formal Sales Process: The Key to Increasing Revenue

By: Nick Kane

A common issue among many sales organizations is the lack of a formal sales process. While it’s possible to improve a sales organization without having a universally followed sales process, there’s a limit to how much they can progress. To get the maximum benefit out of other methods, a business..

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13 Mar 2019

Personal Branding in Sales: Your Social Media Presence

By: Justin Zappulla

Recently, we provided an introductory guide to personal branding in sales. Today, we’re continuing our series by looking at personal branding on social media. It’s one of those things that sounds simple in theory, but in practice can be more difficult to implement successfully than most people..

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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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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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29 Jan 2019

Video: What You Really Need to Know About Onboarding Salespeople

By: Janek Performance Group

In this interview with Selling Power, Janek Managing Partner Nick Kane discusses the onboarding process, highlighting key areas that are stumbling blocks for organizations trying to put together an effective onboarding program. He also emphasizes the difference between those companies that have a..

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