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I have been running through a lot of questions in my mind lately… but there is one question that keeps popping up, “Has sales become a role where only the elite survive?”

Chad Levitt from the New Sales Economy blog recently invited me for an interview on his site. He asked me some great questions and I decided to lay it all out there and share my perspective of what front line sales people ar Read More
I don’t think Sales 2.0 is about sales at all. Think about how people on the web give everything away for FREE. That’s not selling! Sales 2.0 is all about marketing, branding, credibility, and positioning for the future.

So what does the future of sales look like? Let’s start by painting a picture of what’s happening with sales people today… Read More
How do you follow-up with your prospects after your first conversation or after your first appointment? Sometimes we get so tired of chasing people down that we lose focus and take the lazy approach of “calling to touch base,” or “calling to check-in,” both of which bring little value.

Here are 8 follow-up strategies you can use to bring constant value and keep your prospect moving forward th Read More
Sales projections are among the most common challenges for sales people and their managers. Why? What causes these forecasts to be so far off the mark?

Here is a list of 3 steps I take to ensure my projections are accurate… Read More
Don’t you love it when a prospect throws out the same old lame stall, “Can you just send me some information?” For years, we’ve been taught to respond with our own canned reply, “What kind of information would you like me to send you?” …ultimately knowing that we really don’t send any information at all.

You can use this stall tactic to your advantage... Read More
If you look at the Lijit search widget on the right side of my blog you’ll see that the most popular topic readers search for is… Cold Calling Scripts. I find it interesting because using scripts is one of those “BIG Debate” topics that sales people and their manager often argue about.

In my very first management role I wanted everyone to, “say it just like I say it …word-for-word and you’ll Read More
I’ve been working through some new ideas on leadership. Everywhere you turn you hear the experts talking about how, “We lack the leadership needed to carry us into the future.”

That’s a problem.

After considering it for the last six months or so, I think I have some of the answers... Read More
I have a story to tell you about life, perseverance, and commitment.

Life… it is the greatest gift, and I believe in miracles. Read More
Sales 2.0 has been one of the big buzz words throughout 2009. What do you think… is Sales 2.0 really about sales… or… is it about something else? Read More
Last week, I asked the question, “Is the sales mindset shifting?” I want you to know exactly where I stand. Selling is about being tough, confident, smart, competitive, strategic, active, compelling, aggressive, professionally persistent, solution oriented, and slightly empathetic… It’s about hunting, and it’s about closing! If anyone is hoping to hear about a warm, fuzzy, cozy, softy approach to Read More

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