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How do you get to the next level in your sales career? The key may be to know your values. In this article, Darrell Amy explores how sales reps can use their values to create differentiation and attract great clients.
Larry Levine shares his journey to being a presenter at the Outbound conference. He encourages sales professionals to be consistently visible, sharing valuable information with others and building a network of relationships.
Inspired by Seth Godin and the product adoption curve, Darrrell Amy challenges sales professionals to consider the deeper things their prospects really value.
All true professionals have a coach. In this article Larry Levine challenges sales reps to consider getting a coach to help them break through to the next level.
As we begin this new year, a good question for every business owner, sales rep, and marketing professional to ask is this question: “What is my purpose?”
Larry shares three things that sales professionals can ditch in 2019 to smash sales quotas: fear, ego, and excuses.
"If you look at all aspects of all sports, everything comes down to basics and fundamentals." Robbie Lawler To everyone in sales, you can perform much better and become more successful, if you just learn to master with consistency the basics. Vince Lombardi, the great...
Maximizing competitive advantage and gross profit happens when you add value. The more value you add, the more gross profit you are due. The less value you add, the less likely you are to win the deal. And if you do win the deal with low value, you’ll probably leave a lot of money on the table. A great place to begin understanding your value is by creating a Value Inventory. This is a list of all the different ways your can bring value to the table.
As sales professionals, hitting financial goals will only motivate you so much. Once you hit a certain threshold of financial success goals, it takes more to keep you going.What is the significance of what you do? The answer to this question will be different from everyone. However, as you consider the question, this article offers some categories to consider.
2018 was a great year for the Selling From the Heart podcast! As we look back over the year, we thought we’d share the top episodes as voted on by our listeners. These are the episodes with the most downloads last year! #1 Developing Your Sales...
No matter what you sell, we all essentially sell the same thing: change. The problem is that most people hate change. Therefore, our job as sales and marketing professionals is to motivate and inspire buyers to change. In this article, Darrell Amy explores the two key ingredients to sell change: tension and trust.
Every sales person sells the same product: change. We all have the same competitor: the status quo. Here are some ideas on how to sell change and overcome the status quo.
Isn’t the ability to pick up the phone to potential clients supposed to be one of the defining features of a sales rep? Then why do so many do almost anything but pick up the phone to potential new clients.
Successful sales professionals do not make excuses! They understand excuses is kryptonite to their sales performance.
You must become an expert in telling your own story! We all have a story and it deserves to be told. The question becomes, how well do you know your story?
With so many leaning heavily on social media for their interactions, the less face to face communication is practiced, the less skilled your team becomes in having business conversations. If your business relies on your sales team to win clients, the better their conversations become, the higher their business acumen becomes, the more opportunities they’re likely to uncover and the more likely they’ll be able to convert sales opportunities into profitable clients.
A sales professional focuses in on the one most important thing they need to do at this moment in time to help them in the long-run to accomplish their goals. Extreme focus is not easy. It requires discipline and accountability over the long-term.
Selling in today’s ultra-connected, fast paced business environment is brutally tough. Your clients and prospects are drowning themselves online as they conduct their own research. They’re becoming their own tour guides as they educate themselves to solve specific problems existing within their business environment. My question to you… What are you doing to help your sales team position themselves online to capture the attention of your clients and prospects?
Let’s face it, it’s almost impossible to increase your income without first becoming a better sales professional. In order to obtain better investment results, one must first become a better investor. This means some of your investment must be diversified. How many on your sales team invest in themselves?
Blind spots, we all have them and they have the potential to be damaging. Unfortunately, everyone but ourselves can see these as clear as day. For sales leaders, these blind spots create unwelcome consequences. They interfere with decision-making, reduce our scope of awareness, and sabotage sales results.
Traditional sales skills and product knowledge can only get you so far. Sales is a people business. To drive extraordinary success, you need not only consider the mind, you need to consider the heart.
One massively overlooked factor to becoming a great sales professional is the confidence you have in yourself. If you fail to build sales confidence, you’ll consistently struggle to effectively sell. By ‘confidence’ per say, I’m not referring to fake it until you make it. I’m talking a deep, down inside of you confidence to become the best version of YOU.
"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards." Paul Bryant As humans we're wired to seek out meaning and purpose in our lives. Nowhere is this ever so important than...
Authenticity is one of the biggest challenges for salespeople in a profession riddled with scrupulous, fake and disingenuous sales reps; that quite frankly many buyers despise them. However, authenticity separates sales reps from sales professionals and this is what buyers want!
Get ideas to drive massive sales results in Q4. In this article Larry Levine shares three things sales professionals can do to set themselves up for the best fourth quarter sales results ever.
Highly successful sales professionals have highly valuable networks. They’ve developed them, nurtured them and cultivated them over many years. They invest considerable time in maintaining them.