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"No matter what's behind us in the rearview mirror, it's always about what's next." - Dabo Swinney In crazy, chaotic and crisis filled times; sales professionals take charge and double down on themselves. If you allow these uncertain times to sneak up on you, rob your...
One of the best ways to increase sales prospecting effectiveness is by fueling and maintaining a positive attitude. Darrell Amy shares strategies to develop a positive prospecting attitude.
What keeps sales reps from selling from the heart? In this article Larry Levine shares the three roadblocks: ego, viewing your heart as weakness, and failure to listen.
Business Acumen is the #1 skill B2B sales reps can develop to increase their effectiveness. In this article, Darrell Amy gives a clear definition of business acumen.
We spend a lot of time investing in basic sales skills. But what about our tenured reps? Darrell Amy shares the two skills we should develop in tenured reps: business acumen and relational selling.
Sales reps need to build bridges to prospects by developing authentic relationships. Larry Levine challenges sales reps and gives practical ideas to create geniune relationships with clients and prospects.
May of us remember that 1984 Wendy’s commercial with the old lady looking with disappointment at her hamburger. There was a lot of bun, but not much beef. I think that many prospects are asking the same question of sales and marketing professionals. Buyers are crying out for partners who can help them solve their problems. Be that person and you win.
Larry Levine explains why caring is the key missing component for B2B sales reps these days. He shares practical ways reps must care for themselves, their career, and their clients.
Darrell Amy shares thoughts on why sales reps struggle to get attention with c-level buyers. He offers three suggestions to help sales professionals succeed in the hallowed halls of the c-suite.
Technology and sales enablement tools are not only helping sales professional’s gain momentum in their marketplace, they’re also changing the way they sell their services. Selling successfully in a digitally driven, highly networked and socially empowered business world takes a new mindset and skill set.
How do you build trust as a B2B sales rep in a post-trust era? According to research in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, we trust people that share our values.
B2B sales professionals want to achieve Equal Business Stature with their prospects and clients. In this article, Darrell Amy shares some ideas on how to achieve this coveted position.
Business acumen is the critical missing ingredient in B2B sales. In this article, Darrell Amy explores the components of business acumen and what reps can do to develop it.
Being a sales professional with integrity is important. But you also have to establish your integrity with every new prospect. Darrell Amy shares ideas on how to do this.
Empty suit sales reps abound. Larry Levine the three-part formula for an empty suit in this provocative and funny article.
Growing net-new business requires trust. We need potential clients to give us the benefit of the doubt to take a chance with our business. This requires trust. Here’s the challenge: trust is at an all-time low. We are doing business in a post-trust world. For the...
If you want to sell from the heart, developing authentic relationships and bringing real value to your clients, you must take care of your heart. Just as you nurture your body with health food, exercise, and sleep, your heart also needs time to recover and recalibrate.
Larry Levine discusses what it takes to be an authentic sales professional, the opposite of an empty suit. Check out this article that spread like wildfire on LinkedIn.
Getting to the heart of the matter, if sales reps are unable to uncover a personal or emotional need for the prospect to make a change, then they might consider breaking off the meeting, thanking them for their time and move on to the next prospect.
Inspired by Tom Goodwin’s book, Digital Darwinism, Darrell Amy shares strategies that smart sales reps can use to succeed in the future.
Sales professionals that want to make more money should consider the definition of money: the exchange of value. In this article we explore two sources of value.
Inspired by Jocko Willink, co-author of Extreme Ownership, this article explores how sales professionals and leaders can leverage discipline to create financial freedom.
A smart sales team doesn’t chase new clients at the expense of keeping and growing existing clients. In this article Larry Levine shares strategies to ensure you keep your current clients.
Sales reps must prospect if they want a full funnel. Inspired by Mark Hunter, author of High Profit Prospecting, Darrell Amy shares the two keys to prospecting success: consistency and credibility.
Trust is the vital currency of sales success. Yet HubSpot research shows trust of sales people is at an all time low. Darrell Amy shares ideas to build trust.