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Sales people with short attention spans often need instant gratification. Sales managers are the same way… pushing to, “get something to close… anything… today!” If they don’t experience the immediate hit, they start looking for a better way.. Read More
Are you ready to dramatically increase profits by changing your money mindset?!!! This week Silvia Quintanilla interviews Marilyn August, a Sales and Marketing expert and author of Wealthy U. Marilyn’s shares valuable lessons about money conversations on sales calls Read More
Bicycles, Filters, Mastery, and Trust… All part of the 4 Little Principles that Produce BIG Results Read More
I think the biggest mistake sales people make is giving out their company website to prospects. Whether on a business card, in an email, or on LinkedIn. You’re losing sales leads with this foolish little move.

Think I’m crazy? Okay, answer me this.. Read More
So, your company isn’t helping you generate quality leads? I bet they bought you a list of thousands of leads, dumped them into a database, and said, “Go to work.” …and there you are “dialing for dollars,” making hundreds of calls hoping someone will answer the phone… and when they do, you enthusiastically ask for the name you have on your list and hear, “Who? That person hasn’t worked here for six years.”

That’s not a great way to build credibility… is it?

You go to your boss and ask for help. You say, “I’m willing to crank the phones, but I need better leads,” and you hear, “Stop being negative, that’s just how it is in sales.”

It’s time to take matters into your own hands! Step away from the phones for just one day and take the following three actions Read More
Every prospect has a unique story. Their needs might sound similar on the surface, but when you dig deeper, you’ll gain inside information and improve your chances of winning the deal!

Let’s put your ability to uncover opportunities to the test.. Read More
If you think the concept of “FREE” has run its course and no longer motivates buyers… Think again!

You too can use “FREE” to your advantage.. Read More
Last week I shared examples of actions I’ve taken to help win deals. Now I’m going to share some of the dumb things I’ve done that caused me to lose deals. Keep these things far away from your sales process Read More
They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” so a demo must be worth at least 2,500 words or more! Right?

Buyer challenges are becoming more complex. Demonstrating the solution is an effective way to “show” how you can address those challenges. But in today’s sales environment, putting a demo in the hands of the wrong sales people is like an updated version of the old feature/benefit – put me to sleep – death where is thy sting – type of sale Read More
“Nope, it ain’t all ’bout how charmin’ y’all are!”

You smile great! You shake hands great! You dress great! You groom great! You talk great! You listen great! You’re responsible, reliable, responsive and there’s nobody wouldn’t jump to buy what you have to sell. You are irresistible!

But that — the selling part of selling — only gets you halfway there Read More

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