Category Archives for Sales

When Buyers are Stuck

When Your Buyers are Stuck, Less is More

Buyers are bombarded with information. It’s crippling. I’ve seen the worse cases of “Analysis Paralysis” with buyers who are looking at content from competitors and are trying to understand it.

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Sales Team

Superpowers Every Sales Team Needs!

The Buyers Journey is Complicated  It’s more complex than ever to close a deal with a large company. There is a minimum of 6.8 buyers involved. Buyers have to validate, collaborate and come to a

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Positioning Your Company for Sales Success

Positioning Your Company for Sales Success

¾ Inch Bolts  Were you ever walking down the street thinking, “Wow, I really want a ¾ inch bolt! Nothing would make me happier than a ¾ inch bolt.”  When I asked that question in my last presentation, no

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Fire Up Your Sales Team

The Heat is On! Summer is here (in some locations it’s hot) and it seems everyone is on vacation. This might give your salespeople a signal to slow down because they think everyone is out of the office.

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Buyers Consensus

Lack of Consensus Leads to No Decision

No Decision Doing nothing seems to be the most frequent reason for losing a complex sale these days. Deals stall, and the buyers go silent.   I was talking to the founder of a company that was concerned

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Sales Strategy

This is How to Use Sales Strategy for Success

In May of 2018, Salesforce reported that 57% of sales reps didn’t hit their sales goals. Fortunately, by the end of 2018 things were looking up. Only 46% of sales reps didn’t hit their goals. If, like

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6 Ways to Go from Satisfied to Loyal

6 Ways to Go from Satisfied to Loyal

I can’t imagine any business owner saying that satisfied customers were not a priority.  To use a term, I borrowed from Daniel Pink, I’d like to “flip” your thinking. Instead of thinking that

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Ensure Sales Success

2 Ways to Ensure Sales Success

You’ve got your number and you’ve got a great strategy to hit your number. Now, how are you going to make it happen? Execution is everything. Right?  What’s Your Plan?  How

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Sales Mindset

11 Simple Ways to Create a Successful Sales Mindset

What really separates great sales leaders from the rest? Is it their knowledge, their training, their personality? I believe it is their mindset.  According to Carol Dweck a leading authority on mindset,

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Peak performance

How to Get Better Performance Out of Your Sales Team

How do you get better performance from your sales team?  Pause, Reflect, Refine, Advance  Better Performance I hear the same thing from sales leaders over and over. “I want my team to perform

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