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Jul, 31 2016 | Newsletter

[Missed Connections] Referral Selling Insights from July

Tired of watching your sales reps spend hours on the phone, calling prospects who rarely ever call them back? Or wasting time pestering strangers on social media, who never asked for—and don’t want to hear—their sales pitches? Then it’s time to stop the cold calling madness. During the “Turn Cold to Gold” webinar I hosted […]

Jul, 28 2016 | Associations, Enterprise, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business, Women in Sales

Do Women in Sales Lack Confidence?

The greatest challenge for many women leaders isn’t gender discrimination; it’s self-doubt. Women in sales don’t have to think or act like men to become rainmakers; we have the natural-born skills and grit it takes to be top-tier sellers. We know how to build relationships. We are hardwired to be nurturers, connectors, and collaborators. So […]

Jul, 21 2016 | Referral Sales, Referrals

How to Really Heat Up Your Referral Sales Strategies

Referral selling not working for your team? Here’s what you’re missing! Think you can just tell sales reps to go ask for referrals? If that’s all you do, answer this question: How’s that working for you? Your Referral Sales Strategies Are Missing Something Referrals don’t just happen, at least not at scale. Yes, occasionally a […]

Jul, 14 2016 | Referral Sales, Referrals, Sales Leadership, Salespeople

Sales Leaders: Are You Really Ready to Learn?

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The sooner sales leaders accept the fact they don’t know everything, the smarter they’ll be. As the old saying goes, if you’re not learning, you’re dead. I prefer the former. I thrive on learning and could spend days reading posts online and immersed in books. Of course, I don’t have time for that. And besides, […]

Jul, 07 2016 | Referral Sales, Referrals, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business, Social Selling

This Is the Biggest Lead Generation Mistake on Social Media

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A LinkedIn connection is not a sales lead. It happened again. I accepted a LinkedIn invitation from someone I didn’t know, sent a personal response to greet my new connection, and immediately received a cold calling message from someone looking only for lead generation: I’d love to talk and hear about you, what’s happening in […]