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No matter what you're selling, you can always get better. Learn the sales insights, tips, and trends you need to know to improve your sales behavior and grow your pipeline.

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sales manager | sales questions

Recognizing Real Opportunities: 5 Questions Sales Managers Should Ask

By: Molly D Protosow
November 8th, 2019

As a sales manager, your role is broad. You have to ensure your sellers are focused with all their activities and you’re responsible for everyone hitting their numbers. You don’t want to micromanage, but you need to be able to help and lead your team efficiently. Keeping your team on track with real sales and away from wasting their time with dead-ends is one aspect of being a great manager. You're likely tracking and measuring a significant number of KPIs already, but when you’re helping your team assess specific opportunities, how do you start a productive conversation?  The foundation of sales coaching is about asking great open-ended questions. In this case the focus should be on moving away from "how much is the deal worth and when will it close" to more thought-provoking questions that can help move the deal forward and reinforce key selling skills at the same time.  So, what questions should you be asking your team to ensure they are focused on opportunities that are worthwhile and qualified?

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Sales Training | sales questions | Sales Meetings | Value Proposition

6 Ways to Create Urgency in the Sales Cycle

By: Molly D Protosow
October 25th, 2019

As a professional salesperson, a common challenge is creating a sense of urgency with your prospects and customers. Creating a sense of urgency without appearing aggressive or pushy is a learned skill based on conducting good discovery, understanding the needs of the prospect, and asking the right questions of the right people throughout your sales process. Urgency gives your prospects a reason to move forward and overcome inaction. You need to help them understand why every day, week, or month without your product hurts their business so they’re compelled to act as soon as possible.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Sales Training

3 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Sales Training

The right sales training for your employees is integral to the success of your business. Before you invest, make sure you have all of the information you need to make a smart decision.

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Sales Tips | competitive selling

6 Common Traits High-Performing Athletes & Sales Professionals Share

By: Molly D Protosow
September 30th, 2019

High-performing athletes, whether football, baseball, golf, tennis, swimming, etc. share common qualities and traits.

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Sales Tips | First Appointment

If This, Then What? 10 Insightful Sales Filters to Fill Your Pipeline with More First Appointments

By: Steve Bookbinder
September 13th, 2019

A healthy sales pipeline means you have the right balance of opportunities at every stage. A sales pipeline stage represents each step a prospect takes through your sales process, from becoming a lead to becoming a customer. But it all starts with a first appointment. It is the foundation to building a solid pipeline.

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Sales Tips | Sales Meetings | Sales Prospecting

3 Ways to Leverage Video for Sales Prospecting

By: Molly D Protosow
August 30th, 2019

Video is such a powerful and dynamic medium for communication.

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sales activity | sales improvement | Sales Meetings

5 Sales Activities To Do Today

By: Molly D Protosow
August 8th, 2019

Are you feeling the burn of the summer slump? A study by Captivate Network found that workplace productivity takes a 20% hit during the summer months. The study also found that attendance decreases by 19% and projects take 13% more time to complete.

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