Joint Sales Calls

Joint Sales Calls

One of the fundamental principles that I’ve held to for my career in sales is this: One of the best things a sales manager can do is make joint sales calls with his/her sales people. While I continue to believe that, I received an email from an Ezine subscriber some...
5 Sales Strategies to Develop Accounts

5 Sales Strategies to Develop Accounts

Salespeople are most successful when they use proven sales strategies to develop accounts. It makes sense. Rarely will you make one sales call on someone and then never see them again. More likely, you will come to know these customers. You can’t expect to sell...

Planning for Your Sales Success

 Here’s one of the foundational principles for sales success: You’ll always be more effective if you think about what you do before you do it.  In this podcast, I unpack that statement, and provide you with a step-by-step planning process you can...

Motivating Yourself

Sales is an emotional roller coaster, and unless you figure out how to manage those emotions and keep yourself motivated, you’ll have a difficult time succeeding. Unpack this issue and gain specific ideas and techniques to keep yourself motivated.   Check...

Handling Objections

It’s the moment that many salespeople dread.  You’ve asked the customer to do something – give you an appointment, issue a P.O., or schedule a demonstration and, instead of saying “Yes,” the customer gives you a reason why he/she does not...
5 Ways to See a Prospect

5 Ways to See a Prospect

Question and Answer: Dave, I’ve tried for months to see a prospect account, but can’t get them to return my calls. When is it best to just give up? There is a question we have all asked at one time or another.  As usual, there is no simple answer.  Let’s explore this....

Think a Lot!

Salespeople are overwhelmed with too much to do and not enough time in which to do it.  Something must change.  The best way to take control of your time is to change the way you think and the amount of time you spend thinking. In this post, we share three...