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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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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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6 Ways to Improve Your Sales Communication & Outreach Strategy

By: Molly D Protosow
June 27th, 2019

Sales requires constant communication.   You’re either writing an email, crafting a proposal or sales presentation, gathering information over the phone, asking questions during a meeting, listening to a client’s feedback, and the list goes on. Salespeople have to be expert communicators. This is especially true since the buying process has changed. Buyers are more informed, which gives them more power. In fact, according to an Accenture study, 94% of B2B buyers say they actually conduct online research before making a buying decision. And guess what? A report from Forrester stated that 59% of buyers prefer to do research online instead of consulting a sales professional because they believe that salespeople are likely to push their agenda rather than focusing on solving the problem. 

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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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4 Simple Steps to Create Sales Momentum and Focus

By: Steve Bookbinder
March 21st, 2019

What is sales momentum? How do you build and maintain it? Sales momentum is created as a result of your ability to maintain a certain velocity and consistency in your sales efforts. Oftentimes, it’s really not about your sales skills, it’s about your persistence and grit. And deals can stall in the pipeline because you simply get busy or just flat out stop following up. The more persistent, yet respectful, you are in your sales activities the more momentum you’ll gain. So what can you do? Simply follow these four steps:

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Pipeline Management | Sales Meetings

3 Key Ingredients for Sales Success in 2019

By: Steve Bookbinder
January 11th, 2019

As a sales and marketing professional, you’re probably constantly looking for just the right ingredients to achieve success -- but what does this entail? Are there certain components that every salesperson should include in their formula for success? While there’s no magic recipe that works everyone, and every sales rep has their own approach and personality, there are three fundamental ingredients to use as your guide: time, testing, and tenacity.

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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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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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