Category: Managing Yourself

Sales Reps: How to Hone Your Sense of Humor

My suggestions for improving your sense of humor: First, find out what your strong suit is, humor-wise. Ask a friend who’ll be honest with you.

Is This The One Tool You Need to Make Quota This Month?

If airline pilots miss any single step of their pre-flight process, they’ve put themselves and their passengers at risk. Your typical sales process isn’t usually a life or death matter, but you’ll have a greater chance of success if you use a checklist.

What to Do Immediately After a Failure

Even the most successful salespeople fail sometimes. And, it’s those same successful salespeople who know how to handle each failure. While never welcome, failures can help your career—and are actually a good sign.

If You Would Do It Later – Why Wouldn’t You Do It Now?

Are you in the field or do you lead the field? Your innovative proactive actions will determine your fate. And your field position. Be first.

Are You Using This Common-Sense Approach to Sales Growth?

The selling process is constantly evolving, and it doesn’t necessarily end when a sale is made. Making a one-time sale is an accomplishment, but real success can be found in sales growth and repeat business. So what drives these factors? Experience has shown that it’s all about cultivating relationships and honoring the “Golden Rule.”

Are You the Best Salesperson of the Month Every Month?

When your need to compete, and be superior to someone else, gets in the way of the best possible outcome for both of you – competition becomes a liability. I’m talking about the kind of person who always needs to be “one up” on other people.

Performance-Based Goals vs. Getting-Better Goals

It‘s time for more straight talk today on goal setting. So let me ask you this: What IS your quota this year? How about your revenue goal? I‘ll bet it hasn‘t gone down.

3 Ways to Inspire Customer Loyalty

Client loyalty is accompanied by a slew of benefits such as stellar recommendations and not having to struggle to find someone new to make sales to. Here’s how you can inspire such loyalty.

February is the Month of Romance. Love Yourself?

Let’s use Valentine’s Day as a lesson. What’s love and emotion got to do with sales, success, career, and life?

It’s Time to Evaluate Your Time Management

If you’re ever caught in a sales slump, and you can’t seem to find a way out, there may be a factor you’re not considering: Your time management. Reps can be so preoccupied with what they’re selling and to whom that they don’t take into account the “when.”

How to Boost Your Sales Prospecting Success

Nine hundred and seventy-seven buyers and sellers across 25 industries agree, this is what you need to become more successful at sales prospecting.

A Simple Sales-Boosting Hack for 2018: Show Up On Time

How often do you show up for meetings “a few minutes late”? Those “few minutes” are damaging your reputation and costing you money.

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