What It Means to Have Relationship Integrity in Sales

What does relationship integrity have to do with sales? Well, just about everything! I’m sure you’ve probably heard this quote by Zig Ziglar about a thousand times, but here it goes again: “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” Client relationships start with a [...]

By | 2017-12-05T15:16:19+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Let’s Talk Sales! Influence in Sales with George Wright – Episode 1

The featured guest on episode 1 is George Wright. George is the President of WrightOne Consulting, and is an expert in psychological performance. He is an Adjunct Professor at Bloomfield College and teaches Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Sports & Performance Psychology. Interview with George Wright On this episode, George shares his insights on influence, [...]

You Know You Have a Sales Personality When…

I’m sure you’ve heard it at some point in your career, or maybe even before you started working in sales: “you're a natural sales person!” or “you have such a sales personality!”. This might seem taboo, but believe it or not, there’s a certain type of person that succeeds in sales. You, as an exemplary [...]

By | 2017-10-17T15:15:27+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

Closing Deals Just Got Easier – Simply Follow These 5 Rules

Salespeople share a common goal: getting the dotted line at the bottom of the page signed. But when it comes to closing deals, there are various missing steps between receiving the lead and asking for the sale. What is the correct appearance? What observations have been made? How can I make a great first impression? [...]

By | 2017-06-12T11:49:57+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

The Sales Process Exists for a Reason – Here’s What Happened When I Failed to Use It

At Criteria for Success, we talk about the sales process all the time. This probably isn’t a surprise since it’s a huge part of what we do and how we help our clients achieve greatness in selling. But what might surprise you is that even we make mistakes when it comes to using our sales [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:45:06+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Sales Success|1 Comment

It’s NOT About a Demo! How to Sell Through Conversation

Guess what? A demo does not help your pipeline grow! Picture this: you start a new job and you want to kick ass. So, the first thing you do is make sure you know the product you are selling inside and out. This way, you can give a great product demo and get some sales [...]

By | 2017-07-17T14:18:00+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Sales Success|0 Comments

Bring in the Referee! Here’s When to Hire a Sales Trainer

Considering hiring a sales trainer? Wondering if your sales team would benefit from a sales trainer or consulting firm? As a CEO or Sales Manager, you’ve likely mulled over this idea quite a bit. At times, you’ve probably felt both excited and terrified about this idea at the same time. On the one hand, brining [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:28+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Focus on Selling! Increase Sales with These 5 PlayBook Elements

If you’re looking to increase sales, you may want to tap back into that Sales PlayBook of yours and focus on selling. Okay, stop rolling your eyes—I’m serious. I know using and managing a Sales PlayBook is a huge pain in the alphabet, but it’s worth the time and effort. Like stats? According to the [...]

By | 2017-07-18T12:21:28+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Sales Success|1 Comment

T-Rex Goes Social: Why Social Media for Business Matters

Social media: it’s been the number one topic of conversation among the CEOs I’ve been hanging with lately, with the top question being, “how do we make money from social media?” I think that’s the wrong question to ask at the moment. Maybe it’s the right question once social media has matured, but not right [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:32:57+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments