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Molly D Protosow

Molly Protosow is the COO and Training Strategist for DMTraining. She manages the day-to-day business and training operations while helping research and develop new training programs as well as refreshing signature programs to reflect the newest sales trends, technology, and best practices. Molly utilizes her wide-range of skills to create sales and marketing assets focused on delivering value to DMT’s clients. Molly has a passion for learning and leveraging new knowledge and experiences. Outside of DMTraining, Molly is a hard core Pittsburgh sports fan, enjoys staying active by running and golfing, and unwinds by reading and playing the piano.

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Sales Tips | Pipeline Management | Social Selling

4 Ways to Enhance Your Lead Generation Efforts

By: Molly D Protosow
March 8th, 2019

More than 40 percent of salespeople say prospecting is the most challenging part of the sales process, followed by closing (36 percent) and qualifying (22 percent) (HubSpot). But if you look closer, you can see that these three steps are all very related. If you're unable to generate good, quality leads then you won't be able to close the deal because the lead wasn't a good fit in the first place.

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12 of the Best Sales & Marketing Books to Give You a Fresh Perspective on Your Business

By: Molly D Protosow
January 24th, 2019

As the new year gets into full swing,  you may already be thinking that your schedule is far too busy to put time aside to read a good book. However, making time to read will make your life better, not more hectic. "No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." ~ Confucius The more you read the more you learn, and in order to stay ahead and thinking clearly in both your personal and professional life, you need to be a ceaseless learner.  However, it's startling that about a quarter of American adults (24%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form, according to PEW Research. As sales and marketing professionals, there’s constant pressure to be creative. For most of us, the problem isn’t that we aren’t reading. The problem is we spend our time reading blogs, tweets, infographics, and other short forms of content. Sure, that’s great for staying up-to-date with trends and current events, but it doesn’t work our brains the same way. When you read a book, it forces you to focus and eliminate the distractions around you. It's this focus that acts as a catalyst for the many perks that come from reading books, not the least of which is an increase in creativity. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best sales and marketing books to encourage you to step away from the short form, digital content and take hold of the possibilities and perspectives of a new book.

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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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competitive selling | positioning against competition | Sales Meetings

5 Tactics to Outperform Your Competition

By: Molly D Protosow
December 6th, 2018

Competition, love it or hate it, is an essential part of being in sales. Whether you’re dealing with internal competition from fellow sales reps or an external threat from competitor companies in your industry, competition drives us to be the best we can be. But when it comes to winning new business and increasing market share, what are you doing to differentiate yourself from the competition?   If you’re not already testing new and different strategies or tactics, here are 5 ideas to consider as you position yourself against the competition.

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client relationship building | Sales Meetings

11 Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Clients and Customers this Year

By: Molly D Protosow
November 30th, 2018

It’s amazing how far a simple “thank you” can go.

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Sales Tips | client relationship building | Sales Meetings

3 Foolproof Ways to Maintain Client Relationships

By: Molly D Protosow
November 15th, 2018

As soon as you close a sale, what should you? Hopefully you’ll give yourself a moment to celebrate and give yourself a pat on the back. But the most important thing to remember is that your work isn’t over, but rather it’s only just begun.

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Time Management | Sales Meetings

22 Quotes About Time & How to Use Your Time to Sell More Strategically

By: Molly D Protosow
November 2nd, 2018

Let’s face it. Time is the biggest factor when determining your sales success.

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