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Have You Re-Opened Your Closing Process?

Have You Re-Opened Your Closing Process?

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A lot of salespeople can get a prospect close to becoming a client and then drop the ball on the final inches of the race. They may say their prospect didn’t have the budget, another supplier undercut them, it turns out it’s not the right time, etc. Regardless of the reason, it’s a mis-management of…

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The Importance Of A Crisis Campaign

The Importance Of A Crisis Campaign

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It’s inevitable that sooner or later, our prospects and clients will go through a time of crisis. Whether that crisis is negative, such as a downturn in their own businesses, or positive, as in a lot of demand and not enough personnel or supplies to deliver, the salespeople who are prepared to be a solution…

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More Sales With New Products And Services

More Sales With New Products And Services

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In the midst of all the call quotas, meeting goals and closed business salespeople have to manage, it’s easy to hope we remember to mention new products or services we have available. Multi-tasking account management, prospecting for new leads and educating prospects on new ways we can help almost guarantees those new products and services…

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Ensuring Salespeople Re-Engage Unresponsive Prospects

Ensuring Salespeople Re-Engage Unresponsive Prospects

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Chad Hastings, a sales manager with Alta Equipment, shared a strategy with us that allows sales leaders to hold their salespeople accountable for reaching out to all their accounts – not just the easy ones to do business with. Salespeople don’t exist to sell our products and services as quickly as possible. Rather, they exist…

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Converting Sales With Campaigns

Converting Sales With Campaigns

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One of the smartest minds in sales is Jeff Bajorek, and we were able to sit down with him to talk about making sales Bulletproof. One of the chief challenges we discussed was outbound campaigns to convert conversations – a perennial issue in the world of sales. Jeff made it clear that leads are different…

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Relevant Outreach In Sales

Relevant Outreach In Sales

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In an interview with David Copeland, we learned that in 2019, his team was slated to attend 96 trade shows to meet prospects had to take a hard pivot in 2020 – only attending 3 trade shows. Thankfully, David’s salespeople were still able to maintain relationships virtually because they remained relevant. The one thing that…

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Implementing Change On A Sales Team

Implementing Change On A Sales Team

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 In an interview with Brian Haug, we discussed the importance of ensuring changes stick in a sales team. Because our salespeople are learning things every day that allows them to better connect with and serve clients, it’s critical that sales leaders take the time to download those lessons for the benefit of the team –…

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Knowing When (And How) To Close An Unproductive Account

Knowing When (And How) To Close An Unproductive Account

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When salespeople are in an industry with long buying cycles or buying windows, prospects will often weeks or months before they are in a buying mode – and a lot can change in that time. A formerly viable account could lose funding, interest, need or even go out of business altogether! We recently sat down…

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Deciding Who Deserves Outreach

Deciding Who Deserves Outreach

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It’s a fact that not all buyers are created equal, yet many salespeople spend a lot of time pursuing prospects that either can’t or won’t do business with them. When we sat down with Dale Roznowski, an engineer-turned-sales-leader, we asked him how he advised his salespeople to prioritize their time and decide which prospects actually…

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Tech That Salespeople Forget To Use

Tech That Salespeople Forget To Use

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Technology has become ubiquitous in prospecting – salespeople embraced social media, LinkedIn, and auto-responders as sales tools that get results. Unfortunately, few salespeople are leveraging technology throughout their sales cycle to ensure their deals have a higher chance of closing. As Phil Gerbyshak shared with us on our recent livestream series, technology can actually help…

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Why Winning In Sales Has Little To Do With Selling

Why Winning In Sales Has Little To Do With Selling

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If you’re judging the success of your sales career by how many sales you make, you’re destined to live in feast or famine. You’ll be chasing the next deal in front of you and not planning for long-term revenue. It’s a cycle of pain that will never let you get on top of what does…

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How To Systemize Great Sales Emails

How To Systemize Great Sales Emails

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While email should only play a small part in our prospecting systems, it is still a great communication channel and should not be ignored. But how do we differentiate our emails from the dozens (or hundreds) of emails our prospects receive? We sat down with a sales legend recently and he told us the only…

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Time Management Mistakes That Kill Sales

Time Management Mistakes That Kill Sales

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In a livestream conversation with Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter,” we discussed one of the key challenges salespeople faces – time management. The most impactful way to make that happen? “Don’t work off a to-do list, work off a calendar,” Mark said. Whether that looks like phone calls, emails, social media messages and even old-school…

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Trimming Hope From Our Sales Strategy

Trimming Hope From Our Sales Strategy

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There are hundreds or great books, blogs, podcasts and courses on sales tactics, processes and strategies. Unfortunately, few – if any – talk about how to make sure salespeople actually apply them. None of them share how to turn those great strategies into systems. For two decades, I’ve been traveling the world and studying teams…

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