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The #1 Sales Management Problem You Can Fix

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It’s never about the symptoms. Tomorrow is your company’s biggest presentation of the year, but everyone involved is down with the flu. Sure, you could prescribe plenty of tea, throat lozenges, and numerous over-the-counter drugs. But those methods will only treat the symptoms, not the real sales management problem: a lack of proper planning. It’s […]

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Do “Refer a Friend” Programs Actually Work? Absolutely! Sometimes.

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Pay for referrals? Are you kidding me? Thanks for all the happy birthday wishes last month. My friends and clients aren’t the only ones who remembered my big day. I received offers from my favorite retailers for birthday discounts, designed to make me feel special and (more importantly) spend money. B2C incentives work like magic. […]

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[Missed Connections]: Referral Selling Insights from January

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Here’s what you might have missed from No More Cold Calling this month. The CEO of a Fortune 500 company told me what he wants most from salespeople are insights—no pitching or interrogating, just a conversation. Sales professionals are primed to deliver exactly that. Ongoing discussions with prospects and clients provide opportunities to learn about […]

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3 Overlooked Productivity Tips for Sales Reps

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Does your team spend enough time with your customers? It’s always about time, isn’t it? We have a choice how we spend it. We can waste hours immersed in social media, sending emails, and surfing the web. Sounds like fun, but it’s not the way to excel in sales. Most of the time, it’s a […]

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How to Score More Sales Leads: Don’t Believe the Buyer 2.0 Myths

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Do your sales reps really prospect based on fairy tales? A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … Well, you know the ending to that famous story. You also know it’s just a myth, a fable, a legend. It’s entertaining, but not real. Fictional stories belong in books, movies, or in the […]

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