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Salesy NOT Sleazy

Salesy NOT Sleazy  - http://mindshare.salesblogcast.com Avatar Posted by SalesBlogcast under Sales
From http://mindshare.salesblogcast.com 4362 days ago
Made Hot by: Cathode Ray Dude on June 13, 2010 5:46 pm
I am tired of hearing B2B sales people take a passive approach to sales. Our job is to drive revenue… M-O-N-E-Y. Why would someone choose to be a front line B2B rep if they don’t have a little “hunt” in them? Maybe it’s because they like the money, but there is a difference between selling and taking orders.. Read More

Teach Selling To Learn Selling – Todd Youngblood's "SPE" Blog

Teach Selling To Learn Selling – Todd Youngblood's "SPE" Blog - http://ypsgroup.com Avatar Posted by tyoungbl under Sales
From http://ypsgroup.com 4362 days ago
Made Hot by: starresults on June 9, 2010 5:07 pm
Five years or so into my sales career I learned a lesson that still looms large in my brain. Here it is:

The best way to learn something is to be responsible for teaching it to someone else 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
We often come to our clients carrying a bias towards our existing solutions that prevent us from getting a full and complete view of the outcome they need. A better way to diagnose your dream client’s organization is to remove the filters your solutions create and view their needed outcomes from their side of the table, using their outcomes as the filter through which to view our solutions Read More

The Best Business Coach I Ever Had – Todd Youngblood's "SPE" Blog

The Best Business Coach I Ever Had – Todd Youngblood's "SPE" Blog - http://ypsgroup.com Avatar Posted by tyoungbl under Management
From http://ypsgroup.com 4363 days ago
Made Hot by: Portfolio33 on June 9, 2010 12:06 am
It took me just over a year to realize I was being coached. That’s how good Bob Barham was. His was the best coaching/learning model I’ve ever seen, and it’s absurdly easy to do Read More
Many salespeople fear silence during face-to-face selling interactions. If the conversation gets silent for too long, the typical salesperson pummels that divine silence with words, often in the form of gibberish, repeating what has already been said, or inane questions such as "Are there any questions I could answer? Read More
I support large sales organizations trying to get the most out of generally very talented people. Unfortunately, many of these people don’t believe it. Or have forgotten it along the way. And it all comes out in a flurry of reasons why I can’t.

Now I’m not a mindless follower of the think yourself rich cult, but I do know (as my Dad often said) “Can’t Never Did Anything. Read More
In meeting your individual sales activity goals, it is easy to call on prospects who are willing to give you their time. But this report fodder does nothing to generate results for you, for your company, or for these prospects. Salespeople are better served by focusing their time and attention on Dream Clients, the companies for whom they can create tremendous, game-changing results. These points will help you to tell them apart 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
Churn is a reality for almost everyone in B2B sales. Failing to account for them in your planning could leave you short despite your ability to deliver on your "stated goal" Read More
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