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Sales Is Not About Fooling People

By Tim Askew CREDIT: Getty Images Zig Zigler once shared a profound and simple truth. He said, “Don’t ever try to sell anything you don’t believe in.” There are groaning bookshelves of celebrated sales books out there. Though I have read very few of them, there are surely reasons to read most of them, I suppose. […]

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Learn How to Develop the Skills of Great Sales Managers

Sales managers have a lot of different tasks on their plate, ranging from administrative to hiring to serving as a go-between for the sales team and upper management. But the core of the sales management job is, of course, managing a sales team. Becoming a great sales manager requires mastery of the following skills… but if […]

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How to Capture Leads’ Attention Without Relying on Gimmicks

At some point, we all find out what it’s like to be the target of lead generation. You download a whitepaper or subscribe to a blog out of curiosity; days later, you get an email in your inbox from the company’s sales team. As a salesperson, you understand these tactics. But when the shoe’s on […]

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In Sales The Most Important Thing to Say is….

In Sales The Most Important Thing to Say is…. Mike Brooks, www.MrInsideSales.com I know, it’s a catchy and kind of a trick title, isn’t it? And when I ask audiences what they think it is, they guess things like: “Asking for the sale!” “When would the customer like delivery?” “How many units do they want?” Things […]

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Whatever You’re Thinking, Think Bigger

Whatever You’re Thinking, Think Bigger. –Tony Hsieh, entrepreneur You’ve probably heard the expression that “Life is a self-fulfilling prophesy.” Nowhere is that more immediately apparent than in the world of commission sales. As you look around the company or industry you work in, I’ll bet it’s true that some reps, the top producers, are making […]

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Top 5 Sales Tips for New Sellers

I was recently asked, “If you were mentoring a new salesperson, what would be your top five sales tips and how did you learn those?” Good question! It really got me thinking. There are so many things I’d like to tell a new seller. But what are the most important? What things could I recommend […]

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Ten Actions That Can Ensure You Hire the Right Sales Professional

By Richard Libin, President, Automotive Profit Builders APB.cc, rlibin@apb.cc A meme making the social media circuit, which caught my attention called. It is called, “10 Things That Require Zero Talent.” When I first saw it I thought, the person who put this together may have read my first book, “Who Stopped the Sale?” as many […]

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Competing Against Your Competition – How to Win the Sale

“At what point in the sales process should I find out which competitors my prospects are looking at / comparing us to?” MY ANSWER IS GOING TO RAISE SOME EYEBROWS, BUT HERE IT GOES ANYWAY… Most of us have been taught to ask our prospects “Who else are you looking at / comparing us to? ” during the […]

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How to Become a Top Salesperson

Here’s what I’ve found that worked for me… What Works – The Skinny Details Reading Sales / Business / Self-Help Books It doesn’t matter which books. There are plenty of great choices. Just pick one and go with it. Try reading at least one per quarter and watch your sales numbers go up. Also, don’t […]

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HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING YOUR OLD STUFF – TONS OF TIPS

I got a whole buncha questions about how I was going to make money on all the stuff that I just got rid of through The Minimalist Challenge so a post is definitely in order. Throughout The Challenge you saw that I labeled each of the items as: SELL, DONATE, or TRASH. Wanna know how I made […]

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