Women in Sales Articles

Aug, 18 2016 | Associations, Enterprise, Referral Sales, Referrals, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business, Women in Sales

Curiosity and Discontent: Words to Live—and Sell—By

Read the speech that helped to shape my perspective on education, sales, and life in general. Many years ago, a high-school girl competed in a state speech competition for members of the forensics club. Participants competed for the best original speech as well as for the best speech written by someone else. This young girl […]

Jul, 31 2016 | Associations, Enterprise, Referral Sales, Referrals, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business, Women in Sales

[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 […]

Jun, 30 2016 | Associations, Enterprise, Referral Sales, Referrals, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business, Women in Sales

[Missed Connections] Referral Selling Insights from June

Here’s what you might have missed from No More Cold Calling this month. The year is now halfway over. If your sales reps aren’t on target to make or exceed quota, and aren’t getting meetings at the right level, now is the time to switch tactics … before it’s too late. Are your sales reps […]

Jun, 23 2016 | Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Women in Sales

How Women in Sales Boost the Bottom Line

Women in Sales

Wake up call for sales leaders: If you don’t have enough saleswomen on your team, you’re at a disadvantage. Women are just plain naturals at selling. Saleswomen have the skills and grit it takes to be top-tier performers because success in sales is about building and nurturing relationships. Women get that. We are hardwired to […]

May, 05 2016 | Associations, Enterprise, Referral Sales, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Women in Sales

How Social Selling Got Me 21 Meetings in 2 Days

Never forget that selling is social. The magic number is 21. No, I’m not playing blackjack. That’s the number of people I’m meeting for the first time at the Sales Innovation Expo in London this month. I’ve never spoken with any of them. I met them all on LinkedIn and Twitter. So, why do they […]

May, 01 2016 | Associations, Enterprise, Referral Sales, Referrals, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business, Women in Sales

[Missed Connections] Referral Selling Insights from April

Here’s what you might have missed from No More Cold Calling last month. I ran a Facebook ad for the first time … ever. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of my first book, No More Cold Calling, I offered it on Kindle for 99 cents for one day only—April 14. While I didn’t believe in […]

Apr, 26 2016 | Associations, Enterprise, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business, Women in Sales

Lead Generation … Here We Go Again

Lead Generation

Top Sales World CEO Jonathan Farrington discusses lead generation and other sales challenges in this month’s guest post. “Generating qualified leads is the biggest challenge for my sales team.” That’s what I hear from every sales leader. Ineffective lead generation tactics are a huge blot on sales productivity and revenue. But simply filling the pipeline […]

Apr, 21 2016 | Associations, Enterprise, Referral Sales, Referrals, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business, Women in Sales

Your Most Burning Referral Questions Immediately Answered

Who should you ask for referrals to drive lead generation? “You can ask for referrals from anyone you meet, and it’s often easier to get referrals from new contacts than from existing clients.” Never! That’s just some of the nonsense that’s bandied about by people who think they know how referrals work. And they’re dead […]

Apr, 07 2016 | Associations, Enterprise, Referral Sales, Referrals, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business, Women in Sales

[URGENT] You’ve Got ONE WEEK to Get This Book for 99 Cents

Don’t miss your chance to cash in on my No More Cold Calling book anniversary! One week from today—April 14, 2016—marks the 10-year anniversary of my first book, No More Cold Calling™. Yes, April 14, 2006 was the official publication date. The book’s subtitle, “The Breakthrough System That Will Leave Your Competition in the Dust,” […]