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Sep, 27 2018 | Sales Leadership, Women in Sales

Would You Encourage Your Children to Pursue Sales?

If not, what does that say about the state of sales ethics? The facilitator asked a provocative question: How many of you would tell your children to pursue a sales career? Everyone laughed, but no hands went up. A surprising response, since the participants were all tenured and successful sales leaders. (My hand went halfway […]

Sep, 20 2018 | Lead Generation, Referral Sales

Are You Tracking the Right Referral Metrics?

Do you have the wrong KPI? If you’re like most sales leaders, you’re tracking the wrong referral metrics and spinning your wheels. Craig had only one referral KPI, and it was the wrong one: the number of prospect meetings that his reps conducted. Meetings are an important activity metric, but your team will never fill […]

Sep, 13 2018 | Women in Sales

What Are Top Negotiation Strategies for Women in Sales?

Make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth. I don’t like to negotiate for my services. It’s uncomfortable, because I know the pricing and terms for my referral system are fair. When clients pull out their negotiation strategies, it’s easy to get sucked into defensive mode and cave on price—even though my clients always agree […]

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