The 5 Best Practices of Top Salespeople

I began my sales career in 1986 and have been a salesperson or worked with sales people most of the years since that time. As I developed my sales-process expertise (both in sales and as a trainer and coach) I … Read More

FREE tool to help you get your sales back on track

If you’re not hitting your year-to-date sales goals then you need this free sales tool! It’s not that difficult really – you just need a solid plan and then someone to hold you accountable to that plan so you actually get … Read More

What to Say on a Prospect’s Voicemail

Want to increase the chance of a prospect returning your call? A message will mean nothing to a prospect if it isn’t targeted and relevant to the individual and her company. To do this you must research both the person … Read More

Don’t Squander Your Greatest Opportunity

Many sales people I know lose their best opportunity to close a sale every single time they submit a proposal or quote. Never, never, never email a quote or proposal to a prospect. Always take it in personally, explain each … Read More

Sales is a Follow Up Sport

Sales growth is now, more than ever, a profession of disciplined and focused follow up. If you want to increase your sales by developing new business (and I wanna meet the person who doesn’t!) then you need to master the skillful … Read More

How’s this for a LinkedIn Summary?

A business associate of mine wrote this very compelling LinkedIn job description outlining his achievements (company names have been changed): I have been privileged many times in my career, but none could match the responsibility bestowed upon me in leading … Read More

Send an Email that Gets a Meeting

Do you want to write an email that gets the attention of a prospect? You need to know this: when you send an email to a prospect focus on the impact your solution (product or service) has on companies, not … Read More

I Don’t Have Time for This

Time is a precious commodity in sales because it really is true what they say that “time is money.” How we spend our time will directly determine our success in achieving our sales target. When I coach sales teams to … Read More

Don’t Make this Common Sales Mistake

Years ago I became distracted and sidetracked in my sales role. I could make an excuse for this (personal issues, too busy, and the list, I’m sure, would go on) but it doesn’t really matter. What matters is I made this … Read More

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