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Many of us who started out in direct B2B sales got an either informal or formal education in reading a buyer’s body language: Are they engaged, are they tense, are they being open with us, do they have a real intent to buy, etc. Having...

2017 is now in the history books for sales organizations, and 2018 is upon us. And for the vast majority of companies, this year’s revenue expectations for sales teams are higher than last year. A question we should be asking ourselves is, “What can we...

Most sales organizations today struggle like never before. Their teams are not consistently hitting their numbers, they have a weak funnel and, when they do have a customer interested in buying, they have a hard time closing the deal.Here’s what I mean: According to data...

Disruption in business is the new norm – especially in sales and service.You see disruption everywhere – from technologies that seemingly change by the minute, to an ever-changing workforce driven by an influx of millennials into the job scene and in global competition, not only...

According to data gathered by SalesTalk, sales teams have a big problem. As few as 46 percent of inside sales reps are meeting their quotas, yet quotas are going up by an average of 7.5 per year - with no signs of stopping.How exactly you...

I enjoy going to baseball games from time to time, but I’ve never been a big fan of the sport. That is, until I recently had a chance to attend a National League Championship Series game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs at...

Recently, as I was listening to Billy Joel through my headphones during a cross-country flight, I started thinking about how much time he must have spent practicing the piano throughout his lifetime in order to become “The Piano Man.” Real talent requires hard work, discipline...

Social selling is largely misunderstood and ignored by seasoned sales professionals because it seems different.  And in that perception of difference lies its presumption of difficulty.But is it? Is social selling uniquely so different that it’s just difficult to understand, apply and master? This question...

You recognized a skills gap with your employees and then found a great training program and implemented it. It wasn’t long – only a few weeks, in fact, -- until you started seeing results.Mission accomplished, right? Well, not quite. You are really only halfway there....

What defines good customer service? We think it’s creating positive defining moments -- those times when you meet or exceed customer expectations. And it isn’t limited to the support team; it starts with sales and includes many touchpoints throughout every business transaction.Creating positive defining moments...