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13 Aug 2019

What Sales Professionals Can Learn from the US Women’s National Team

By: Nick Kane

The US Women’s National Soccer team recently became just the second to win two World Cups and the first to perform the feat back to back. They accomplished this success despite FiveThirtyEight’s statistical model originally projecting the American side as second best to host France and repeated as..

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20 May 2019

Four Keys to Optimizing Management of Your Field Sales Teams

By: Justin Zappulla

Although inside sales teams are becoming increasingly popular - to the point where most experts expect parity with field sales reps usage in the near future - outside sales is still a critical component of many organizations’ selling strategies. To be successful in managing external reps, you’ll..

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13 May 2019

Job Sims and Assessments are Sales Hiring Wins for Employers and Candidates

By: Nick Kane

The NFL Draft has, by the time of this publication, come and gone. Equal parts art and science, the league’s rookie dispersal of college players reminds us a lot of the hiring process in sales. In football, you have things like college games, all-star games, the combine, interviews, and various..

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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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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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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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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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21 Jan 2019

Video: The Advantages of Microlearning in Sales Training

By: Janek Performance Group

Microlearning has gained much greater currency in the last few years in sales training. In this interview with Selling Power, Janek Managing Partner Justin Zappulla examines microlearning from the perspective of both frontline sales reps and sales managers. He also discusses the importance of..

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26 Dec 2018

The Year in Review: Our 5 Most Popular Sales Blog Posts of 2018

By: Justin Zappulla

2018 marked a banner year for our blog here at Janek Performance Group. More of you visited than ever before and we’re happy you checked us out. In late April, we changed our posting schedule from once a week to 2-3 times a week to provide you more information and insights more often. Here are our..

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14 Dec 2018

Why Sales Managers Need to Look at More Than the Numbers

By: Nick Kane

From professional sports to retail marketing research, our society is one increasingly driven by data. Numbers and analytics through data mining and mass market research can project when someone is likely to buy a car or seek various types of insurance. From a sales team management perspective,..

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