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Do you want to maximize your effectiveness at a trade show? Countless hours are spent every year in trade show events, but are you maximizing your effectiveness? Read More
Conventional wisdom tells us that salespeople should go for the big sale, the record breaker, the home run. And conventional wisdom is usually correct.

But once in a while, going for the "big sale" isn't the best Read More
Politicians use talking points. So do pundits, PR types, and...salespeople. Here are some talking points about talking points.

> Talking points help provide Read More
Activity doesn't lead to success. Focused activity focused in the right areas leads to success. But first, you nave to define success. Read More
After a while, the ebb and flow of our days becomes second nature to us and we are no longer fully aware of what we do or don't do during a customer interaction. Just like most human beings, salespeople become creatures of habit.

Habits can be good, like when we see a red light and automatically Read More
Successful selling requires sales behaviors that yield the desired results.Sales behaviors are determined by both knowledge and self-talk. Once knowledge is present, the salesperson's self-talk can either lift a salesperson to a new level of sales achievement or can act as a limiter on career and income growth. Read More
Customer Service. Every consumer looks for it. Every retailer strives to provide it.

But the term is so overused and so under-executed that I have tired of hearing and thinking about it. In my own consumer life, there have been so many missed opportunities by individuals and stores where I have shopped to provide excellent customer service that I'm just about at the point where I want - no, need - to give noogies to every retail salesperson / clerk / customer service representative that I come into contact with. Read More
I was having a casual chat with a friend this weekend who happens to be a very successful commission salesperson in the business-to-consumer space. I'm not sure how we got on the subject, but she told me that, as a consumer, she avoids dealing with commission salespeople.

When I asked her what she meant, she said she avoids buying from commissioned salespeople because "they don't care about me, they only have their own interests in mind." She went o Read More
Sales managers, are you hiring salespeople? Here's my advice: Don't Settle.

Sales managers get in a bind and hire salespeople who don't help them meet their business goals. Here's where some long term strategy will trump short term needs Read More
I prefer to spend my time writing about sales, marketing, and management for this blog. It's ground zero for my professional interests.

But today I need to write about blogging. To be specific, I want to write about one blogger who apparently continues to steal others' material in a most brazen manner Read More

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