Category Archives for Sales

Customer Retention

5 Ways to Be Gracious, Express Gratitude and Grow

The Giving Season I can feel the season changing. The air is finally getting colder, the trees are almost bare, the leaves are crunching beneath my feet as I take my morning walk and as I walked into Whole

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Sales Culture

Want a World-Class Organization? Scare Away These Top 10 Signs that Your Culture is Terrified of Sales

CEO’s today must integrate sales into their culture if they want a healthy organization. In fact, they must lead, inspire, train, coach every employee about their critical role if they don’t want their

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Move Toward Greatness and Lead Your Team to Success

When I started reading the book, “The Sales Manager’s Guide to Greatness: Ten Essential Strategies for Leading Your Team to the Top,” the first thing I thought was, “Shoot, why didn’t I write

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Effective Sales Management

How to Woo Your Sales Team to Exceptional Results: The 5 Cs of Effective Sales Management

Are you desperate for better results from your sales team? Before you fire them all, try the 5 Cs of effective sales management. Provide clarity, consistency, coaching, collaboration and don’t forget

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Confidence Closes More Deals

There is no doubt that confident salespeople close more deals. I had this conversation this week with one of the great sales teams I have the pleasure of working with. In fact, I often have this conversation

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If You Want to Be a Leader, Do Deep Work

Today, I made my coffee, checked my emails, and then talked to someone on the phone while driving. When I arrived at my client’s office, I answered two texts before our meeting. On my drive back,

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6 Steps to Setting Strategic Sales Goals

Setting an overall sales goal for a company is relatively easy. The leadership team decides how much growth is needed in real dollars as a percentage over last year’s sale. That’s a great starting

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Poorly Positioned: Ask Your Sales Reps These Questions to Close More Deals

Your Sales Team is Poorly Positioned Your salespeople are poorly positioned and that is stretching out your sales cycle and preventing deals from closing.   I know, I’ve been coaching their deals. Their

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I’m Different! Pick Me! Use Differentiation to Close More Deals

Do you feel it? Is the competition getting more fierce? Especially the competition of utilizing inside resources or worse, to make no decision.    How do you stand out from the crowd and get them

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Customers for Life: The Art of Keeping Your Best Clients

Did you know? “20 percent of customers at a given company are the source of 80 percent of the company’s profits.”   You probably did and it may be that way at your company. Losing one of those

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