Category: Sales

7 Behaviors That Really Successful People Have Mastered

7 Behaviors That Really Successful People Have Mastered

We've all heard of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," but what are the behaviors that the most successful people have in common? We covet the success of CEOs and entrepreneurs, from Steve Jobs and Sheryl Sandberg to Beyoncé and Jay Z. Some people seem to have it all,... Read More»

Building Your Prospecting Engine

Building Your Prospecting Engine

I admit it: if I had to think about prospecting, I probably wouldn’t do it. I can find any excuse not to prospect, kind of like I can find any excuse not to work out or eat healthy. However, if I don’t prospect consistently, I end up with no pipeline—which... Read More»

Early Failure Is Better than Late Failure

Early Failure Is Better than Late Failure

There’s a well-worn sales adage that says that the next best thing to a ‘yes’ is a fast ‘no.’ Of course this is true. Spending time on a sales opportunity you’re not going to win is a waste of time. Thankfully, some buyers understand this, and will treat you respectfully,... Read More»

14 LinkedIn Tips for Salespeople to Use Each Day

14 LinkedIn Tips for Salespeople to Use Each Day

LinkedIn is the most important platform for salespeople to master. I can’t even describe how huge my crush is on LinkedIn. There are a number of ways that salespeople can make great use of LinkedIn on a daily basis. Here are several strategies and tactics that you can put to... Read More»

"Grow Your Small Business With Salesforce": A New Salesforce E-Book

"Grow Your Small Business With Salesforce": A New Salesforce E-Book

For small businesses, the opportunity to scale is tremendous. With the right tools and a solid foundation, every small business has an exciting opportunity to grow their operation. By making their teams more efficient, generating more leads, and closing more deals, a CRM solution like Salesforce can be instrumental in... Read More»

4 Vital Lessons Sales Teams Should Take from Customer Service

4 Vital Lessons Sales Teams Should Take from Customer Service

Companies that want to achieve a high Net Promoter Score should ask themselves one key question: are your sales reps truly trying to help prospects, or are they only trying to help themselves? Customers form their first and most lasting impression of your company during the very first sales conversation.... Read More»

10 Darn Good Sales Development Essentials

10 Darn Good Sales Development Essentials

“What can I do to build a successful sales development team?” It’s certainly not easy to build a team of Sales Development legends overnight. When revenue is on the line, even one false start can be a recipe for disaster. It is absolutely crucial to focus on the right strategies... Read More»

The Time Has Come: Making the Move Off Legacy Software

The Time Has Come: Making the Move Off Legacy Software

There’s no getting around it: the enterprise technology landscape is in a period of transition right now. As more and more companies move to the cloud, we see an increasing number of legacy software solutions falling by the wayside. But despite all the noise surrounding these cloud migrations, there’s still... Read More»

5 Fail-Proof Steps for Planning Your Day

5 Fail-Proof Steps for Planning Your Day

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and myself all have one thing in common. We each have the same amount of time—24 hours each day to use as we see fit. Last I checked, both Bill and Warren were considerably more successful than me. Sure, they have resources I don’t have, but... Read More»

Master These 5 Fundamentals to Transform Your Sales Team

Master These 5 Fundamentals to Transform Your Sales Team

Every sales force is made up of the typical bell curve comprising A-players, B-players and C-players. Eighty percent of the revenue is generated by the A-players (who usually represent around 20% of the sales force). They seem to figure out how to be successful, regardless of the economy, competitors, aging... Read More»