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There is a never-ending supply of charlatans that insist that cold calling is dead. They recommend a collection of other methods that they claim are more effective than cold calling called “Anything But Cold Calling. Read More
Social Networking has become an effective platform offering a great opportunity to generate debt leads. Learn how to use Facebook to generate free leads Read More
Principle 1: Continuous improvement of the sales process is a fundamental necessity.

Principle 2: Objective metrics are required to determine the amount and rate of improvement.

Principle 3: A well defined sales process is a pre-requisite for determining meaningful sales metrics Read More

No Right – Just Wrong! - The Pipeline

No Right – Just Wrong! - The Pipeline   - http://www.sellbetter.ca Avatar Posted by SellBetter under Sales
From http://www.sellbetter.ca 3692 days ago
Made Hot by: iannarino on August 12, 2010 7:10 pm
Sometime sales people put too much emphasis on the wrong part of the challenge. Instead of trying to do everything right, why not just eliminate what you are doing wrong first Read More
Sometimes your competitor will beat you on price. It hurts. But if winning means you can’t create the value you need to capture some for you and your company, go ahead and lose Read More

Sales Lessons From A Roofer – Todd Youngblood's "SPE" Blog

Sales Lessons From A Roofer – Todd Youngblood's "SPE" Blog - http://bit.ly Avatar Posted by tyoungbl under Sales
From http://bit.ly 3693 days ago
Made Hot by: SalesBlogcast on August 12, 2010 1:45 am
Every now and again I get blown away by a great demonstration of sales and customer service. Had to share this one.

In August, it’s hot in Georgia. The thermometer has topped 90 nearly every day for what seems like forever, and as I write this, it’s 94 degrees out there. The A/C in my house never seems to shut off. This morning, I decided to do something about it. (OK, it was actually my wife who decided I was going to do something about it. Read More

Selling Before Not Just After

Selling Before Not Just After   - http://www.sellbetter.ca Avatar Posted by SellBetter under Sales
From http://www.sellbetter.ca 3693 days ago
Made Hot by: hamed1 on August 11, 2010 5:08 am
Selling without cold calling can be alluring, relying entirely on inbound marketing can sound easy and modern, but neither is as effective as getting to a potential buyer before they are even thinking of being a buyer. Engaging with buyers in the Status Quo can yield large and loyal results Read More
I was working with a group of sales people earlier this week. The big complaint was the number of prospects who were on vacation. Everyone is entitled to a vacation. In fact they should be required to take one. A break might have your prospect come back with a fresh outlook that could open the door for you!

That does not mean you can sit back and take time off. It means you need to focus on something productive… something that can long term results. I’ll share two ideas Read More
We all waste time. Sometimes it’s un-avoidable, like cooling your heels in the customer’s lobby waiting to get escorted up to the decision-maker’s office. Sometimes it’s self-inflicted. Ever had “one more cup of coffee” in the break-room or check your stock portfolio during working hours? Sometimes whiling away a small chunk of the day can even be a good thing. If I blow a sales call, five or ten minutes of feeling sorry for myself somehow helps me get back on track Read More
Having a shorter sales cycle is good for a number of reasons, but many take the quest to far. The goal is to have the optimal duration to a cycle, and then concentrate efforts and energy on having ample of the right type of prospects in your pipeline Read More
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