5 Tips to Reconnect With Unresponsive Sales Prospects

Getting dumped feels awful. And salespeople deal with this feeling more than most. When a lead stops responding, it can feel like your whole world stops. You’ve been nurturing this sales relationship for months, and now it’s over. Or is it? If a sales lead stops communicating with you, they doesn’t mean they “broke up” … Read more5 Tips to Reconnect With Unresponsive Sales Prospects

What You Can Learn About Sales Hustle From an 8-Year-Old

Eight-year-olds think they know everything. Trust me — I’ve got one. They think they understand how life works and they don’t want help from anyone. Now, as the adult, I can easily look at a situation and see the problems. But, if I ask my daughter, “Hey, can I help you with that?” or “Why … Read moreWhat You Can Learn About Sales Hustle From an 8-Year-Old

The #1 Conversation You Should Never Have With a “Non-Decision Maker”

Some people could be professional time-wasters. You know the kind. They piddle, browse, and fidget their days away. But although we know some of the obvious wastes of time (like drifting into the social media vortex), other time-sucks come disguised. Want to know a great waste of time? Trying to close deals with non-decision makers. This is … Read moreThe #1 Conversation You Should Never Have With a “Non-Decision Maker”

How to Double Your CRM Adoption Rate

“You’ll lose your job if you don’t use the CRM.” That should work, right? Surely your salespeople will get on board if their jobs depend on it. Not exactly. Even when people’s jobs are on the line, only 40-60% of sales reps are using their CRM — leaving your company with inaccurate data, stunted growth, … Read moreHow to Double Your CRM Adoption Rate

7 Conversations You Should Never Have With a Prospect via Email

Email is easy. But easy isn’t always best. People try to send emails instead of having conversations all the time. Sometimes it works. But in these seven situations, it just doesn’t. Even if you’re tempted, don’t have these conversations via email. It’s time to pick up the phone. 1. Anything that starts with “Just” I … Read more7 Conversations You Should Never Have With a Prospect via Email

How to Create a Sense of Urgency in Your Sales Team

As an employee, it’s always nice to hear, “It’s okay. Just wait until tomorrow…” But if you want to build a winning sales team as a sales manager, you need to build a sense of urgency. You need your sales team to get excited, to crave a win today, and to move on leads quickly. And … Read moreHow to Create a Sense of Urgency in Your Sales Team

Gear Load-Out for Outside Sales Pros: 11 Essentials to Have With You in the Field

We’ve all seen the frumpy sales guy come into a meeting fumbling through his stuff. His pen doesn’t work, he’s scattered, and his breath stinks. Don’t be that guy. You want to be the guy who walks into a meeting cool and calm. You know your stuff and you’ve got the right stuff. Here’s what … Read moreGear Load-Out for Outside Sales Pros: 11 Essentials to Have With You in the Field

5 Must-Have Elements of a Winning Sales Proposal

Sales proposals aren’t magic. They won’t make your reluctant prospect suddenly say yes. They won’t save a bad deal. They’re not the secret ingredient to your recipe for success. But sales proposals are essential. They may not seal the deal, but you can’t seal a deal without them. When a potential client is ready to … Read more5 Must-Have Elements of a Winning Sales Proposal

How to Minimize Turnover on Your Sales Staff

Turnover in sales is high — to say the least. With an annual sales turnover rate of 27%, it’s actually double the rate of the overall labor force. Not only are the rates unfortunate, but they’re also costly. The time and money you spend on sales training are lost. Your investment doesn’t bring the return you needed. It’s … Read moreHow to Minimize Turnover on Your Sales Staff

Increase Sales in Your Organization by Building a Culture of Positivity

B Positive isn’t just my blood type — it’s also my philosophy. How do people reach success? Well, the common thread in my past endeavors is happiness. When people are happy and begin to envision success, they become an unstoppable force. If we want our organizations to be their best, we need to be positive. … Read moreIncrease Sales in Your Organization by Building a Culture of Positivity