How to Build Relationships in Business [and Life]

Wondering how to build relationships in business (and life)? You're not alone! Understanding how to build relationships isn't an easy feat, especially in business. In fact, it's the reason I recently wrote an eBook on the topic! The Relationship Process It is a common misconception that relationships are simply “natural” and that they progress without [...]

By | 2017-04-11T09:46:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Growing Sales After the Holiday Slump

Finding more leads for growing sales can be one of the most frustrating parts of a job for sales managers and salespeople. Many salespeople feel confident closing new business, but can’t find or nurture leads well enough to develop a steady pipeline of new opportunities. In some companies, leads are provided by the marketing department, [...]

By | 2017-01-30T11:55:45+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|3 Comments

Ultimate Tips for Successful Business Networking

Successful business networking is extremely powerful. Yet, networking is often underestimated. Networking can help to create incredible opportunities, gain useful connections, and result high-quality referrals. But this isn’t all! Business networking is also one of the most inexpensive ways to market your business—which comes handy if you’re lacking funds in your marketing budget or are [...]

By | 2016-12-29T14:19:06+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Sales Success|0 Comments

Relationship Management 101: Nurturing Your Biggest Fans

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: relationship management time! I know, I know. The term relationship management doesn’t sound very exciting. Having to “manage” relationships actually sounds like kind of a drag! I mean, relationships should be natural, right? Relationship Management 101 As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned something funny about time: it [...]

By | 2016-12-14T17:01:30+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

Upcoming Events (Local & Online): Your Social Selling PlayBook & High Performance with DEAL

Fall is in full swing here in the northeast and we’re getting out to enjoy the fresh air with these upcoming events! This month we will be hanging out with folks from the New York Inbound Marketing Professionals Meetup here in NYC. Next month, it’s all about staffing and recruiting at the New Jersey Staffing [...]

By | 2016-12-12T13:29:26+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

10 Sales Best Practices Worth Sharing with Your Team

Does your team share sales best practices? Or do they like to keep all their “secret” sales strategies for themselves? Here at CFS, we are big promoters of sharing sales best practices. We believe that when top performers share, the whole team wins. Here is what Charles Bernard, our CEO, has to say about sharing [...]

By | 2017-04-18T11:58:49+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Sales Leaders|5 Comments

Your Sales Techniques Are Pushing Clients Away!

It turns out that all those crazy sales techniques might just be pushing clients away! Yep, that’s right! The word is in and it’s this: consumers hate pushy salespeople and sneaky sales techniques. But don’t take my word for it. What Consumers Think About Salespeople & the Sales Industry Arianna and I hit the streets [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:50+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

Why Bother with Team Building for Sales?

We talk a lot here about team building for sales. We’ve posted lists of sales team building activities and team building quotes, and we’ve often written with the assumption that our readers are invested in team building for sales. But as we meet with people, we occasionally hear other perspectives. If my sales team is [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:51+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Why I Deleted 700 LinkedIn Connections

Just 72 hours ago I had over 1400 LinkedIn connections–now I’m down to just 700. That’s right, I deleted half of all my connections and am not done yet. I think I can delete another 200 connections in the coming days. Are you thinking: Why would you do that? Well, let me explain what happened [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:59+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|4 Comments

Best Books on Sales: 27 Reads to Inspire Salespeople and Sales Managers

Now is the perfect time to read some of the best books on sales and really get your year off on the right foot! Beyond the obvious sales tips and ideas that books on sales offer—I’ve found that the true power of a great sales book is the following: The best books on sales inspire, [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:32:00+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|15 Comments