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Is Your Business Development Process Clearly Defined?

Having a business development process seems like a pretty obvious thing for any company to have. However, simply having a process in place is only part of the equation. For optimal results, your business development process needs to be clearly defined to everyone involved in following and supporting it. Now before I go any further, [...]

By | 2017-09-20T14:54:19+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

Business Development Won’t Work Without Workability

I want to talk about working with people in a business development context. I find that most of business development training is focused on improving techniques, or what I call the “doing part.” Let’s step back and address a philosophy that comes before the doing part. I’m talking about something we call “workability.” Business Development [...]

By | 2017-09-20T11:52:11+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Active Listening for Sales: Being a Good Listener Will Set You Apart

If you want to sell anything to anyone, it truly starts by being an excellent listener. Some call this active listening. Others, like Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of High Effective People, refer to this type of listening as empathic listening. Active Listening for Sales Active listening is a form of listening that [...]

By | 2017-09-14T12:54:48+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

Sales Communication Evaluation – Score Your Team

Sales communication is a vital skill for salespeople. If you boil down the key elements of selling, almost all of them are related to communication. If you are wondering how your team stacks up, use this tool to score your team’s sales communication skills. Rate each element on a 5-point scale, where 1 represents little [...]

By | 2017-09-18T13:18:48+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

How to Increase Sales in Just ONE Step

Are you a CEO, Sales Manager, or salesperson wondering how to increase sales in your organization? Well of course you are! You clicked on the title of this article! So, let’s cut to the chase. I’m sure you’re thinking, “come on, Rebecca, get real. If there was a ‘secret’ selling trick, I would’ve heard about [...]

By | 2017-09-12T14:12:53+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Sales and Customer Service: Two Parts of One Machine

I’ll start with this: sales and customer service eventually comes full-circle. One leads to the other and vice-versa. Without making sales, you won’t have customers, nor will you have the need for customer service. Similarly, without customer service, you won’t have sales. Well, let’s take a step back. You would have sales, but they would [...]

By | 2017-09-11T16:39:55+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

When You Create Customer Relationships You Close Deals

To put it simply: customer relationships make it easier to sell. I’m going to give two scenarios. Imagine you’re selling any product or service to someone you’ve never met before. They don’t know anything about your product, and more importantly they don’t know anything about you. To them, you’re just another salesperson trying to sell [...]

By | 2017-09-25T16:41:43+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

6 Ways to Increase Sales Performance & Create a Winning Team

Are you looking for ways to increase sales performance? Do you long for more consistency from your sales team? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s explore 6 ways to increase sales performance and create a winning team within your organization. 6 Ways to Increase Sales Performance Let’s jump right in. 1. Start with [...]

By | 2017-09-05T16:00:29+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Want to Grow Client Relationships? Use the Client Evolution Model

Developing strong client relationships is the backbone your business. So, understanding how client relationships work, and the roles that sales and marketing both play, is extremely important. If you’ve chosen to create buyer personas for your business and have had your sales and marketing teams align on this initiative, then you’re off to a great [...]

By | 2017-08-23T14:44:19+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

5 Marketing Courses to Set Your Business Apart

Why is it important to take marketing courses? Besides the fact that it fulfills the basic human nature to seek out knowledge, marketing best practices are constantly changing! Any good business person knows the key to success is constant learning and discovery: so get ahead of the pack and check out these five marketing courses [...]

By | 2017-08-29T14:08:42+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments