Tell the Story, Make the Sale: Sales Conversation Starters to Improve Your Pitch

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How much does a polar bear weigh? Answer: Enough to break the ice. Okay, maybe it’s the cheesiest pickup line ever, but it accomplishes an important task: it opens the door to conversation. The best sales conversation starters do the same. They tell a short story to open conversation — a…

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How Medical Equipment Salespeople Can Get the Most Out of Sales CRM Software

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Who doesn’t love a good lunch with friends? And if you can expense that lunch and have the potential for sales, that’s even better, right? People who sell medical equipment know this first-hand – their success is based on a series of touches. Doctors don’t come in and say, “Oh yeah,…

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Be Brief, Be Brilliant, Be Gone: A Lesson In Sales Cold Call Training

The busier the prospect, the better the prospect they are. I’ve spent most of my career owning business-to-business call centers and teaching people the tricks of the cold-calling trade. And we find this to be true across the board. If you’re finding the right prospects, they won't have much time to talk to you.…

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What Parking My Car Taught Me About Sales Success

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A few months ago, I was doing a three-part training for New York Life agents. In these types of training, you get to know each other during multiple sessions as you observe and interact. Well, apparently one guy had noticed how I parked from the conference room window. So, as…

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Sales Funnel Management: Close More Deals by Eliminating the Noise

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If you’re looking to move your prospects from possibility to purchase, it’s time to reexamine your sales funnel management. At the top of this metaphorical funnel are any people who could potentially buy. Then, as they move closer to being a client, they move down the funnel. But how does…

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Make Yourself a Better Salesperson by Focusing on the Sales Activities That Matter

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Salespeople will do what they like to do, not what they need to do. If it’s uncomfortable to make cold calls, they’ll find a way to justify doing something else — like sending an email or writing up a proposal. But when you’re focusing on sales activities, you need to…

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How Is Your Field CRM Sorted?

We’re brainwashed to sort lists by letter and number. It’s like once we start singing our ABCs, we think that’s the best way to arrange everything. Unless there’s a number. Then we can’t help but put lists in sequence. But chances are your customer relationship management system has your clients…

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A Complete Guide to Sales CRM Implementation

You have a problem. And you need help. No, not as a person — with your CRM. Here’s what you don’t want to do — try to set up your own CRM. It’s the first time you’re working with the system and it’s the only time you’ll ever need to…

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How to Use a Sales Tracking App for Farm Equipment Sales

You’ve got to make hay while the sun’s shining if you want success in farm equipment sales. And if you’re in the business, you know how true that is. Farming is seasonal — which means selling to farmers is seasonal. If it’s harvest or planting time, you can kiss your…

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