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I have a close friend who is on the receiving end of a number of sales calls – some very good and some pretty lousy. And she likes to share horror stories with me. This is … Continue reading The Six Qualities That Win Sales
“Why do you care how many customers I see if I’m hitting my sales quota?” That’s the question that sales managers have dealt with since forever. Sales managers have been accused of being small-minded bean counters … Continue reading Activity Drives Results.
I started my sales career selling new cars in Topeka, KS, in 1990. At first, I wasn’t very good, as you would expect. But, although the environment was pretty cutthroat, I worked hard at developing my … Continue reading Are You Improving or Stagnating?
A few days ago, I was having lunch with a good friend. Just as we were seated, a man at a table about ten feet away started a phone call. I couldn’t tell whether he was … Continue reading How Not to Impress People in a Restaurant
A few weeks ago, I was engaged in a debate with someone in one of my training classes. The salesman that engaged me was a good guy, well intentioned, but like a lot of salespeople, he’d … Continue reading How to Define a Successful Sale
Spoiler alert. The title of this email is a selling philosophy that can cost you sales – but it’s still prevalent. I had a reminder of that at a convention in Orlando when someone took the … Continue reading Buy NOW, NOW, NOW, or Get Lost!
Most of you know by now that I’m a car guy. I should point out, however, that I’m not a NEW car guy. In fact, my daily driver is a 2006 Cadillac Escalade. It’s the newest … Continue reading What’s Your Sales Maintenance Program?
I just returned from speaking at a conference of independently owned businesses in Las Vegas. As usual with this group, I had a great time, made some new friends, and made some new business connections. They … Continue reading Are You Selling Emotionally in an Intellectual World?
I have a few guilty pleasures. One of them is (or at least was) professional wrestling. I stopped watching several years back for reasons that we might get into in a future article, but up until … Continue reading Are Your Sales Calls Important?
Networking will always be a vital part of business. Traditional methods play a significant role in this effort. Yet it’s also undeniable that the pandemic has changed the way we network. Indiana State University Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth … Continue reading 4 Useful Networking Tips for the Digital Age