Not Enough Fresh Sales Leads? Marketing is the New Sales

Your sales are down and leads are rare. The phone's not ringing. Let's blame ... Read More

Getting Off The Advertising And Sales Rollercoaster

Seeing the results of advertising your business can be like watching a roller coaster. The... Read More

Increase Your Sales - Accept Credit Cards

Many people today simply prefer the convenience of paying by credit card. If you want... Read More

Increase Your Sales Accept Credit Cards, Part 2

In part two we will discuss overcoming objections, which credit cards to accept and using... Read More

4 Marketing Myths Threaten Your Sales

These 4 marketing myths can cause you to lose sales if you base your... Read More

The Sales Carpenter

I remember moving my family to Argentina as Vice President of Sales for Latin America.... Read More

Transforming Your Sales Force by Creating Specific Expectations

I just finished a phone call with a potential client who had called to discuss... Read More

Raise Concern About Sales Competition, Not About Yourself

As you are reading this sales article, read very carefully. Because I wouldn't want you... Read More

Speed-up Your Sales Cycle

This week's article is my response to a question by David Cohen of Bridge-Soft. ... Read More

Sales Tactics to Beat Your Competition

This month I want to share a success from a friend and customer of mine.... Read More

Discounting Your Way Into Sales Oblivion

I don't even like saying the word d---------g. I have literally obliterated it from my... Read More

Sales Plan? Whats a Sales Plan?

In the past, if you said the word "plan" to me, I would bolt and... Read More

10 Things to Help Your Business When Sales Are Slow During the Holidays

Twiddling your thumbs and waiting for some business to come in? Why not use this... Read More

3 Steps To Getting A Sales Meeting

The best way to get a new customer is to clearly identify who you want... Read More

How To Use A Powerful Leadership Tool To Step Up Sales Results

Good sales people can close, but few "step up" for even more sales from that... Read More

The Art of Sales (And Tips On How To Manage Your Sales Team)

Selling. Cold calls, introductions, interviews, appointments, proposals, referrals, call cycles, building rapport, listening, asking for... Read More

8 Procedures to Take Control of Sales and Marketing

The Cash to Cash Cycle Part Three of SeriesWe're sprinting toward that million dollar mark...and... Read More

Commodity Sales Prospecting - How to Stand Out From Your Competitors

I have received a number of requests for advice from salespeople and sales managers that... Read More

How Your 60-Second Elevator Script Can Transform Your Staff, Your Sales, & Your Business

When attending a Chamber of Commerce breakfast networking get-together, I'm always perplexed by the lack... Read More

Sales & Marketing Plan Strategies

Design and Implementation of a new Sales & Marketing campaign must be carefully thought through... Read More

Sales Marketing: 12 Sneaky Tricks To Help You Outsell Your Competition

Business can be like war sometimes.You may have to fight hard to survive.The winner takes... Read More

Increase Retail Sales With Meetups

I recently attended the monthly Italian language Meetup here in Little Rock. Meetups are informal... Read More

Keeping Your Sales Team Motivated

Sales managers frequently approach me for advice on how to keep salespeople motivated, especially when... Read More

The Nine Warning Signs that You Need a Sales Video

Corporate videos are an important sales tool that can often be overlooked in marketing... Read More

Snowflakes Improve Holiday Sales

Snowflakes are beautiful!For the Winter Holiday sales season handcrafted snowflakes are the perfect touch. They... Read More

How to Increase The Sales Of Promotional Products

I have searched for a new way to increase the sales of my promotional products.... Read More

Ten Awesome Ways To Incease Your Sales In Holidays

Everybody thinks that the businesses will slow down a bit in holiday seasons. Ofcourse everybody... Read More

The Benefits of Catalog Sales For Your Business

Things to watch out for when selling your product in catalogs.Giving away the farm.Many catalogs... Read More

Finding A Sales Force That Pays For Itself

The elements involved in building a sales force, especially one that pays for itself and... Read More

Sales Coaching... Fact or Fiction?

The old adage in selling has always been, "Find out what they want, then, give... Read More

The Product or the Sale

This is a quandary not unlike the chicken or the egg question, "Which comes first?".... Read More

Online Sales: Secret To Increase Your Sales By Bundling Your Products

Microsoft has used this online sales secret to become a giant, and the greatest software... Read More

How to Win Over the Man in the Chair Salesmanship, Repetition, and Direct Mail

In a classic business-to-business print ad from the late 50's for McGraw-Hill Magazines an imposing... Read More

Hire A Six, To Consistently Produce Sales Success

For many years as a sales manager, I would only hire the stereotypical sales representative.... Read More

Seven Deadly Sales Mistakes That Cost Business Owners Big Money - And What To Do About Them

1. LOOKING for a "quick fix" to close more sales ? sales aren't closed, they're... Read More

Hiring--A Vital Key In Sales Management Success

Recently, I was asked to spend some time on the telephone, coaching a client's administrative... Read More

Offer Package Deals To Increase Profits And Sales

An effective way to increase your profits and sales is to bundle many products or... Read More

Overcoming Sales Objections for Small Business Networks

Do you need help overcoming sales objections? Do you sell computer networks, or other IT-related... Read More

Shorten Sales Cycles in Complex Sales Environments

Help buyers discover the answers they need to understand and align all of their decision... Read More

4 Tips for the Summer Slowdown - How To Pick Up Sales

You may have heard about the "summer slowdown". You may be experiencing it right now,... Read More

The ACCOUNTABILITY Challenge for Today?s Business Management

In today's 24/7 driven business word, accountability is becoming a more critical issue for every... Read More

Increasing Sales by Using Coupons - Will it Help Your Business?

Increasing Sales by using Coupons. Will it help your business? Well, the Promotional Marketing Association's... Read More

Train a Winning Sales Team: Rounding Third and Heading for Home

Although I never met the man, I imagine Lou Boudreau would have made one heck... Read More

What Is A Proposal? And Why Do You Need One?

Do you know anyone who regularly wins bids? Or can boast a balanced relationship between... Read More

How We Build a 90% Failure Rate into the Sales Process

I recently began doing training in the banking industry. Across the board, successful bankers close... Read More

5 Secrets to Managing Your Sales Manager Productively

Many people believe that the main reason for representatives leaving their organisation is that of... Read More

The Four ?D?s of Sales Management

Recently I stumbled across some notes that I had kept from a project I had... Read More

The Top 5 Issues Facing VPs of Sales

A recent study of 2,663 sales organizations by Think Training, Nightingale Conant and Trainique uncovered... Read More

Sales Competence Isn?t About Quota Performance!

Compounding the problem are two myths regarding measures of competency in sales.Myth#1: Quota performance does... Read More

The Art and Science of Managing Expectations in Selling

It is very easy to fall into a trap with the customer by extending offerings... Read More

Determining Sales Fit; the Key Growth Process for Your Business

Help your organization grow by assessing the right indicators in individuals slated for revenue-generating positions... Read More

How To Build A Worldwide Distributor Network

When your product is market ready and has a good bargain, it will be no... Read More

7 Tips for Testing Your Sales and Marketing

One marketing technique may work wonders for someone, but that doesn't guarantee that it'll... Read More

Building Trust For Lifetime Success

Trust.One word.One very powerful word that can increase both first time and repeat sales to... Read More

Raise Your Fees Overnight!

Do you want to make more money?Yes, I guess that is a rhetorical question. Everybody... Read More

Management From Within

Inspiration and Management from Within ? Part 2.The more you follow the path of exploration... Read More

The Spirit Of Change

A Highly Conscious Approach To Business Management. For more on this topic please link to... Read More

Sales Pipeline Forecasting Is There A Better Way?

To put it mildly most companies sales forecasting just isn't delivering, a staggering 90% of... Read More

Is Sales Process & CRM Stopping Sales?

Standard metrics and KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) are created usually between The Sales Director, The... Read More

Business Career, Executive Coaching Article - Perfection vs. Excellence

"(Howard) Hughes never learned how to convert his knowledge to practical application. Instead he sought... Read More

The Surest Way to Boost Sales

If you have a small business and you are looking to boost your sales and... Read More

The Achilles Heel of Management Coaching

While heading home at day's end, you begin reflecting on a coaching meeting you had... Read More

Retail Operations - Effective Branch Manager Support and Guidance

Performance and behaviour management is by far the most difficult aspect of any manager's job... Read More

How to Maximize Account Penetration and Jump-Start Sales

Maximizing account penetration is one of the most critical functions in sales. Why? The depth... Read More

Profitable Relationships: Is It Amateur Hour or King of the Hill?

"We're in the relationship business?...airplanes are what we use to provide a service." remarked Colleen... Read More

The Get Dangerous Quickly Approach to Product/Service Training

In 2000 a computer distributor hired me to help them build a software specialist sales... Read More

How to Improve Your Management Procedures Usability

Are your people consistently following your procedures? Each year, organizations lose thousands of dollars through... Read More

Project/Program Management Best Practices for Success in ANY Industry!

Where is our success? Although there have been improvements, over 60% of projects/programs failed and... Read More

Producing Premium Performance

One of the major issues that arises in managing a small or medium size business... Read More

Do You Really Want Local County Contracts?

If you really want to secure government contacts at the county level; there is a... Read More

Pointless Targets

I recall a heated discussion with a sales director some time ago where I proposed... Read More

How to Beat the 80/20 Rule in Sales Performance -- Part 1

Business executives and sales managers frequently bemoan "80/20" performance on their sales teams, where approximately... Read More

How to Beat the 80/20 Rule in Sales Performance -- Part 2

Another key reason why companies suffer from 80/20 performance is their processes for hiring, training... Read More

All Small Businesses Need to Gather Community Intel

How well do you know your community? As business owners it is essential that we... Read More

Disclosure Laws Favor International Terrorists

The Federal Trade Commission has rule that are supposedly in place to protect franchise buyers... Read More

6 Steps to Avoid Losing Summer Sales

It's a fact - the online world dies down in the summer time. Kids are... Read More

3 Secrets That Set The Context For Sales Success

In today's competitive environment, every organization is trying to improve sales results. In every company,... Read More

The Boss from Hell: Quick to Criticize, Slow to Praise

So you have a boss who dumps all over you the moment things go wrong,... Read More

A Coachs Handbook For Sales Managers

This article may be reprinted in its entirety with express written permission from Nicki Weiss.... Read More

Free to Succeed: Effective Sales Leadership Using A Coach Approach

About 2 years ago, I participated in a training program I'll never forget. The leader... Read More

Stop Drowning: Nine Strategies For Managing Your Priorities

I just got off the phone with Susan. She is a well-meaning, big-hearted, caring, effective... Read More

How to Keep Projects From Spinning Out Of Control

Are you involved in projects that seem to go nowhere in a hurry?Change usually happens... Read More

Change in Sales Organizations Starts with Me

Question: What do the following have in common?- I spend a lot of time spinning... Read More

It?s Time For A Sales Management Revolution

Are you dog tired because of the way you manage your sales team? Many managers... Read More

Franchise Sales; Recruiting of Laid Off Employees

Because of corporate downsizing, many people have been laid-off or voluntarily taken early retirement packages... Read More

Whats a Professional Sales Manager?

I was in the depths of a major depression. As a third year salesperson with... Read More

To Increase Your Sales and Revenue Make Sure To Add Value

What are you and your company's services and products worth to customers? What is the... Read More

Why Performance-Based Recruiting Produces Top Sales Performers

Many recruiting ads and job descriptions include "knockout factors" that can actually screen out qualified... Read More

How to Sell Strategically

If you want to maximize your sales performance, take a strategic approach to selling. After... Read More

Beyond the Golden Rule

There are several types and sub types of people in the world. Getting to understand... Read More

How To Have A Successful Retail Sales Event

In the 30-plus years I spent working in advertising and marketing, one of the... Read More

Make Time, Not Excuses

There are four primary activities that successful salespeople engage in on an ongoing basis. These... Read More

How to Sharpen Your Sales Message with Do-it-Yourself Focus Groups - Small Business Power Tools

You've probably heard of focus groups. It's a tool that the big guys use to... Read More

How Do I Manage Workplace Conflict?

Workplace ConflictConflict is an inevitable part of business life and not all conflict is negative.... Read More

Leadership Lessons for Sales Managers

Leadership, like class, is hard to define, but easy to spot.Someone once defined management as... Read More

How To Become A Better Sales Manager

YIPPEE! Kendra won, or should I say, "She was hired," by the "Donald." It was... Read More

Run a Productive Business From Your Car-Office

The way we do business has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. More products... Read More

A Real CRM Strategy or Just Tracking Customers?

Exactly what is CRMThe idea itself is nothing new; its roots have been around since... Read More

Sales Forecasting For New Businesses

Sales forecasting is the process of organizing and analysing information in a way that makes... Read More

Is Your Forecast Too Sunny? How to Improve the Accuracy of Sales Forecasts

As spring moves to summer, the forecast should be for warmer and sunnier weather. What... Read More

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When Its DUH? Time at Trade Show - 3 Little Words Save the Day

TIME, MONEY, HASSLE - You can make a sale on one of the Three Little... Read More

Is Sales Process & CRM Stopping Sales?

Standard metrics and KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) are created usually between The Sales Director, The... Read More

The ACCOUNTABILITY Challenge for Today?s Business Management

In today's 24/7 driven business word, accountability is becoming a more critical issue for every... Read More

T. L. S. Part I: Tier Level Selling ? A Penetration Strategy

A number of sales "Gurus" have promoted the theory that states, "concentrating strictly on your... Read More

Leadership - How To Turn The Vision Into A Reality

Be clear about where you are now. Audit your strengths and areas for developmentWhere do... Read More

3 Secrets That Set The Context For Sales Success

In today's competitive environment, every organization is trying to improve sales results. In every company,... Read More

Back-to-School List - 10 Tips for Trade Shows

There's a new year beginning now - the school year. Whether you have children attending... Read More

A Real CRM Strategy or Just Tracking Customers?

Exactly what is CRMThe idea itself is nothing new; its roots have been around since... Read More

Whats a Professional Sales Manager?

I was in the depths of a major depression. As a third year salesperson with... Read More

The Hardest Job Of A Trade Show

You've heard this before: There were four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.There was... Read More

5 Secrets to Managing Your Sales Manager Productively

Many people believe that the main reason for representatives leaving their organisation is that of... Read More

To Increase Your Sales and Revenue Make Sure To Add Value

What are you and your company's services and products worth to customers? What is the... Read More

Moving a Business Relationship from Free to Fee: Turning Strangers to Friends with Power of Freebies

In the last issue I shared with you a technique for getting permission to follow... Read More

Franchise Sales; Recruiting of Laid Off Employees

Because of corporate downsizing, many people have been laid-off or voluntarily taken early retirement packages... Read More

Stop Drowning: Nine Strategies For Managing Your Priorities

I just got off the phone with Susan. She is a well-meaning, big-hearted, caring, effective... Read More

We Will Make It Back----- A Fictional Story Based on Fact About Sales Management Success

Bill Borders stepped up onto the podium. He had just been introduced as the new... Read More

SEZ WHO? Tips About Recommendations, Sales Cycles, and Trade Shows

Here's the scene. You're at the trade show, having a discrete "Sales Call" conversation with... Read More

Baditude!

As a group of sales trainees took a break from our workshop on selling, the... Read More

Finding A Sales Force That Pays For Itself

The elements involved in building a sales force, especially one that pays for itself and... Read More

Getting Off The Advertising And Sales Rollercoaster

Seeing the results of advertising your business can be like watching a roller coaster. The... Read More

The Benefits of Catalog Sales For Your Business

Things to watch out for when selling your product in catalogs.Giving away the farm.Many catalogs... Read More

Hiring--A Vital Key In Sales Management Success

Recently, I was asked to spend some time on the telephone, coaching a client's administrative... Read More

The Sales Carpenter

I remember moving my family to Argentina as Vice President of Sales for Latin America.... Read More

3 Steps To Getting A Sales Meeting

The best way to get a new customer is to clearly identify who you want... Read More

Sacking Clients: Brand Power Wheel

Remember in the last message we talked about your directional pipeline and how sometimes you'll... Read More

Why Performance-Based Recruiting Produces Top Sales Performers

Many recruiting ads and job descriptions include "knockout factors" that can actually screen out qualified... Read More

Offer Package Deals To Increase Profits And Sales

An effective way to increase your profits and sales is to bundle many products or... Read More

Raise Your Fees Overnight!

Do you want to make more money?Yes, I guess that is a rhetorical question. Everybody... Read More

A Coachs Handbook For Sales Managers

This article may be reprinted in its entirety with express written permission from Nicki Weiss.... Read More

Is Your Forecast Too Sunny? How to Improve the Accuracy of Sales Forecasts

As spring moves to summer, the forecast should be for warmer and sunnier weather. What... Read More

Sales Coaching... Fact or Fiction?

The old adage in selling has always been, "Find out what they want, then, give... Read More

4 Marketing Myths Threaten Your Sales

These 4 marketing myths can cause you to lose sales if you base your... Read More

Discounting Your Way Into Sales Oblivion

I don't even like saying the word d---------g. I have literally obliterated it from my... Read More

The Boss from Hell: Quick to Criticize, Slow to Praise

So you have a boss who dumps all over you the moment things go wrong,... Read More

Keeping Your Sales Team Motivated

Sales managers frequently approach me for advice on how to keep salespeople motivated, especially when... Read More

How To Have A Successful Retail Sales Event

In the 30-plus years I spent working in advertising and marketing, one of the... Read More

Generous Donor Refused (how qualified business slipped away)

Generous Donor RefusedPicture this. You are a fund development director for a respectable school at... Read More

8 Line Items of a Trade Show Budget

Budget Guidelines for Trade Show MarketingB'techa didn't know - Trade shows are the second largest... Read More

Retail Operations - Effective Branch Manager Support and Guidance

Performance and behaviour management is by far the most difficult aspect of any manager's job... Read More

Are Your Sales Meetings Boring?

Many sales meetings are boring and a waste of salespeople's time, say the majority of... Read More

Determining Sales Fit; the Key Growth Process for Your Business

Help your organization grow by assessing the right indicators in individuals slated for revenue-generating positions... Read More

The Surest Way to Boost Sales

If you have a small business and you are looking to boost your sales and... Read More

Beyond the Golden Rule

There are several types and sub types of people in the world. Getting to understand... Read More

Outsourcing the Sales Function

Small to medium companies that want to increase sales or profits and find it is... Read More

Sex, Drugs, & Rock-n-Roll at Trade Shows

Here's the Scenario...You're at a trade show. Out of town. It's probably an unfamiliar city.... Read More

Is Your Sales Trust Factor High Enough to Win Against the Competition?

How high is your sales trust factor?Is it higher than the sales trust factor of... Read More

Free to Succeed: Effective Sales Leadership Using A Coach Approach

About 2 years ago, I participated in a training program I'll never forget. The leader... Read More

Book of Lists Marketing for Pressure Washing Companies

The American Business Journals produces a Book of Lists each year in their many markets,... Read More

Sales Competence Isn?t About Quota Performance!

Compounding the problem are two myths regarding measures of competency in sales.Myth#1: Quota performance does... Read More

14 Top Lead Generation Tactics

According to former Harvard Business School professor David Maister, typical marketing practices are not... Read More