Medical Device Reps: The One Thing to Focus on That Makes All the Difference

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Doctors are bombarded with medical equipment sales. To the physician, all the pitches sound the same. Sure, they might have personal preferences — just like some of us prefer Fords and others only buy Chevys. They know there are strict regulations ensuring their DME is diagnostically sound. Maybe some features…

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The Breakthrough Way to Make Sure No Lead Gets Left Behind

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When I was a sales manager, I was ready to close the biggest deal of my life. I met this guy, we clicked, and our products were a great fit. He told me, “Clayton, I really like you and what you’re offering. We are a perfect fit. I’m going to be…

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5 Tips to Reconnect With Unresponsive Sales Prospects

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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7 Conversations You Should Never Have With a Prospect via Email

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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…

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How to Create a Sense of Urgency in Your Sales Team

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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…

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

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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…

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5 Must-Have Elements of a Winning Sales Proposal

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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…

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How to Increase Sales By Mining Your Existing Inbound Calls

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Wireless retailers get LOTS of incoming calls. What if you could use those calls to make more sales? It’s not just about great phone skills, it’s about looking back through calls that didn’t convert and seeing if there’s potential for a future sale. Mining for Gold Think of it like gold…

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