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Failure is Part of the Journey

I just finished reading a book by Jia Jiang called Rejection Proof, How I beat fear and became invincible through 100 days of rejection. The basic premise was that Jia would put himself in situations where he would get rejected and then discuss what he learned. He did crazy things like borrowing $100 from a stranger … Read More

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Staying Aligned With the Buyer’s Journey

Misalignment between the buyer’s and sellers’ processes is a major issue for today’s sales professionals. Life has changed for both buyers and sellers due to COVID-19. Many organizations added several steps around the financial impact of a strategic buying decision. … Read More

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Bringing a Prospect to You

Your sales professionals continue to build their pipeline by following up on company-generated leads and contacting existing customers. However, they become frustrated by the limited access they have to decision-makers. Each day begins with a call list of potential prospects … Read More

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To Succeed in Sales, Speak Your Prospect’s Language

Let’s say you are the world’s greatest sales professional – so good in fact, your company feels that you are the right person to expand the organization’s market share outside the USA, starting in France. This is all great until … Read More

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How to Build a Value-Based ROI Presentation

Building a value-based ROI presentation doesn’t have to be hard.  Follow these easy steps and you’ll soon have a presentation that sales reps can consistently use to present the quantitative value of your solution in an engaging, collaborative way.   … Read More

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Why Discovery Isn’t Enough to Drive a Sale

Why Discovery Isn’t Enough to Drive a Sale

What is the future of business-to-business selling? Even before the events of 2020 shredded business models and projections, too many companies had overpromised and underdelivered across industries, including communications, healthcare, information technology, and financial services. Buyers have been rocked by … Read More

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The Missing Piece in Value Selling

Do you really know what your prospects are looking for? Do you know why they’re looking in the first place? Were you told by your development group or marketing department why your prospects buy products and services like the ones … Read More

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Cloud-Based ROI Calculators Bring Decision Makers to You

The challenges of chasing leads and building pipelines in today’s business environment sometimes make me wonder why I ever chose sales as a career—we all follow up on company-generated leads and contact existing customers. Sometimes we even resort to cold … Read More

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Tough Questions Sales Professionals Must Ask…and Why

Every successful sales process needs to start with what might be called the “tough questions.” You know them—questions that are so direct they make you sweat and shake in your shoes, that can make you so uncomfortable you’re wary about … Read More

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ROI vs. TCO? Which one should you choose for your business?

“To be, or not to be” is the famous opening phrase of the soliloquy given by Prince Hamlet in the “nunnery scene” of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet (Act 3, Scene 1). In the speech, Hamlet contemplates death and suicide, bemoaning … Read More

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