Tag Archive for: sales

5 Tips for Building a Sales Culture Optimized for Growth

When I was a VP at Salesforce, one of my sales managers came…

What Having Cancer Taught Me About Sales

As we've all learned over the past few years, with adversity…

The Secret to Selling More? Just Be Human

Have you ever been completely put off by the rep on the other…

The Best Open-Ended Discovery Question

When it comes to running high-impact sales discovery, one of…

5 Strategies for Leading Sales Teams Through Times of Uncertainty

Since March 2020, the world has been in a state of constant change…

The Easiest Month-End Negotiation Tactic

It was a couple of days before the end of the quarter. I was…
competition

5 Tips for Talking About Your Competition

"How should I talk about my competition to customers and prospects?" A…
giving concessions slowly

3 Ways to Negotiate Better By Giving In Slowly

One of the most important concepts in negotiation has to do with…

Don’t Fall Into These 3 Discovery Question Traps!

Good salespeople know that the quality of your discovery motion…

Persuade Your Customers by Labeling Them

Some of the greatest sales lessons of the pandemic era have come…

How to Get Customers to Answer Your Toughest Discovery Questions

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"How much money do you make?" "What's your personal cell phone…

6 Lessons Learned from Pandemic Selling

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It was April 7th, 2020. After spending a year and a half writing…

3 Powerful Ways to Lead Your Customer Through the Buying Process

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In part one of this post, I shared research on how modern sales…

Stop Selling and Start Telling: The Power of Prescription

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One of the biggest misconceptions sellers have is that customers…

3 Objection-Handling Lessons from Pandemic Politics

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  “How do you justify forcing small businesses to close…

Convert Buyers by Unleashing their Hidden Enemies

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When it comes to high-impact messages that break through your…
business case

Here’s Why Your Business Case Numbers Are Falling Flat

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What if I told you I had a vaccine for a potentially deadly virus.…

3 Tips for Connecting with Customers During Times of Adversity

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With many months of pandemic selling behind us and both economic…

Buyers Like Answering THESE Discovery Questions the Most (According to Science)

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There are many factors which influence the value and impact of…

Three Reasons Your Outbound Strategy is Failing

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Building an outbound sales strategy is a lot like painting a…

How to Sell if You Hate Selling

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In his memoir, Shoe Dog, Nike founder, and chairman, Phil Knight,…