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09 May 2019

Titans of Sales History: John Henry Patterson

By: Nick Kane

We’re introducing a new concept today – Titans of Sales History. In this series, we’ll be examining historical figures who were key in shaping today’s sales world and what we can still learn from their influence. Things kick off with the godfather of sales training himself – John Henry Patterson.

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10 Apr 2019

Is Unscheduling a Practical Time Management Tool for Sales Professionals?

By: Nick Kane

Before we go into our topic for this post, we just wanted to note we’ve been named the #1 Sales Performance Blog by Feedspot. It’s an accomplishment we’re all quite proud of, and we’d like to thank you, our readers and commenters for helping us make this blog the best.

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02 Apr 2019

Boredom in Your Sales Career? 4 Tips to Overcome It

By: Justin Zappulla

Sales is an exciting, interesting career that exposes you to many different people and challenges. But there can be slow periods or times when a feeling of monotony can set in. Usually it’s temporary – everyone has days where they just don’t feel like being there or working much. The problem is..

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19 Mar 2019

Global Sales: How to Understand Cultures

By: Nick Kane

The decision to expand from the domestic market to an international presence is an exciting one, full of vast income potential and newness. But it’s one that needs to be prepared for carefully – ill-conceived and poorly executed foreign rollouts can devastate a business, leading to massive cash..

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18 Mar 2019

Why Sales is a Lot Like Dating

By: Justin Zappulla

I had the stray thought the other day that sales is a lot like dating. Although it seemed like just a funny one-liner if I ever go into stand-up comedy, the more I think about it, the more it actually makes sense. Consider the following:

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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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05 Mar 2019

The Sales Rep's Guide to Getting a Raise

By: Nick Kane

If there’s one thing that just about everyone would be happy with, it’s earning more money. Frequently, that comes in the form of raises. But for sales reps, managers can simply say, “Just sell more”. So the question when you work in sales becomes how do you ask for and get a raise? In this post,..

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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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