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[Message to Management]: Why Great Sales Leaders Listen

[Message to Management]: Why Great Sales Leaders Listen Guest blogger, Todd McCormick, shares three reasons listening matters in sales management. It was your typical sales conference—except the speaker wasn’t typical. He spoke about the power of personal connections and seeing “the whites” of people’s eyes. I was particularly…
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I Take It Back: My Apology to Dan McDade

I Take It Back: My Apology to Dan McDade I admit it. I was wrong. Over the years, I have made it very clear that I don’t believe marketing has any business qualifying leads for salespeople. I’ve written several articles and blog posts on the topic, and included the…
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Stop Spamming People

Stop Spamming People Get over it. They don’t want to talk to you. How many unsolicited emails do you get each day? Today I received 25 … before 10:00 a.m. Guess how many I opened? Not a single one. I’m not interested in…
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Stop Throwing Away Good Business

Stop Throwing Away Good Business Are you wasting referral opportunities? When you’re looking for a new accountant, marketing firm, lawyer, technology solution, bank, or even hair stylist, I bet you don’t just pick one at random. Sure, you do a little Internet research. But you…
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Get the Gatekeeper on Your Side

Get the Gatekeeper on Your Side The gatekeepers are onto your tricks. Are you tired of talking to people without any decision-making power? Wouldn’t you rather walk straight into the corner office and pitch to the person who’s actually in charge? Of course you would. So…
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You Can’t “Fit it In”?

You Can’t “Fit it In”? Reap the only reward that matters. An experienced, high-performing salesperson recently bragged to me about his skill at cold calling. He said he was engaging on the phone, had a booming broadcaster voice, and had landed some of his best…
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Message to Management: Make Referrals Your Priority

Message to Management: Make Referrals Your Priority It’s up to you to lead the referral-selling charge. Whether you are CEO, vice president, or a sales manager, you have a central role in your company’s sales process and in the decision to transition to referral selling—the only…
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Showing Up is Standing Out

Showing Up is Standing Out Step away from your computer and meet face to face. Showing up counts! You show up on the Web, on the phone, and through video conferencing. But while technology tools can certainly drive business development, nothing beats sitting down…
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Why You Can’t Afford NOT to Ask for Referrals

Why You Can’t Afford NOT to Ask for Referrals A new study reveals that referrals produce far more ROI than any other prospecting strategy. I’ve been spreading the gospel about the power of referrals for decades. But until the last few years, I had only anecdotal evidence and common…
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Prove Your Worth

Prove Your Worth You turn heads when you talk ROI. You believe in what you’re selling. You know you’ve got a great product. You’ve seen clients get results time and time again. So wouldn’t it be nice if prospects would just take your…
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