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What Modern Sales Has in Common With Sports

What is your definition of sales? If you ask ten sales reps, that question will get you ten different answers. The dictionary defines sales as “the exchange of a commodity for money.” That definition makes us wonder if Webster spent any time actually trying to sell their dictionaries. In the real-world, sales is a complex and […]

Tom Brady: The Best Sales Rep That Never Was

You don’t need to be a football fan to know that Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. His accomplishments on the field are unequaled in the history of football. Between his 7 Super Bowl wins and 5 Super Bowl MVPs and his 243 regular season wins, his record as quarterback is the […]

What Type of Sales Training is Right For Your Team?

Congratulations to your company for surviving the pandemic. Things sure looked bleak for a while. You might have needed to lay off staff, but you made it through the downturn. Now the economy is growing again and you are looking to hire more sales talent for your team. That’s the good news. The bad news […]

Infographic: Characteristics Of Top-Performing & Underperforming Salespeople

Whether it’s selling the latest TV at the local electronics store, a state of the art water filtration system to homeowners in your area, or pitching IT services to up and coming small business owners, making the sale depends on your appearance, knowledge and motivation to put you above the rest. Here are the characteristics […]

How to Differentiate Yourself From Your Competition When Selling

Selling can be a tough job, especially when your market is saturated with other salespeople offering similar products or services. Competition in all industries is fierce and getting tougher. Even if you have a great product, you can still struggle in sales unless you differentiate yourself from your competition. Convincing potential clients that you’re the right person to […]

Managing Your Sales Team During the Great Resignation

Has the Great Resignation caused you to re-think your sales team hiring practices? If so, you are not alone. In the last 18 months, millions of employees have voluntarily quit their jobs for other opportunities. And the sales department is not immune to this phenomenon. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*, 4 million Americans left their jobs […]

Who to Promote to Sales Management

Your company is growing. Sales are up and it’s time to expand the sales department. But before you do, you need to find a new sales manager to support the additional sales reps. Peter was your first business development rep hired in the sales department. He was promoted to sales development and currently, he is the senior SDR on […]

7 Ideas for Sales Reps to Boost Productivity

In sales, one can never sit idle. The best salespeople are fueled by an insatiable need to do more for their prospects and clients. They know that merely hitting their targets and reaching their quota are not enough—not if they want to get ahead and be successful. That’s what keeps them moving, calling, listening. However, […]

The 9 Soft Skills Every Sales Professional Should Master

With the internet and social media, buyers are better informed than ever. While this can present challenges for sellers, it also presents opportunity for consultative sales pros to achieve more than a mere short-term sale. As buyers gain access and options, today’s sellers must offer more value. It is no longer enough to just emphasize […]