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As a 20-year-old college graduate (many years ago), my first job was as an account representative in the advertising industry. My father had a very successful career in sales that led to senior leadership positions, and he encouraged me to stay on the sales path,...

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 20-plus years in the sales profession it’s this: I don’t have all the answers. And I’ve learned how to be comfortable saying, “I don’t know.”When I finally learned this lesson, it was liberating. I learned to realize...

Is fishing for crab in the Bering Sea an art or is it a science? Most grizzled crab boat captains would probably say it’s more of an art; that it’s more about the intangibles seasoned fishermen bring to the table.The real answer is probably a...

All companies face big challenges when it comes to learning. In fact, more than 65 percent of organizations today have trouble in developing and delivering effective learning across their workforces. And with the market constantly changing, you can’t afford to be left behind. And you...

You can expect to get some ribbing if you write a second book on sales after the title of your first book is “The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need.” Anthony Iannarino, whose book “The Lost Art of Closing” is due out later this year,...

“Sales enablement” is a term that has been tossed around so much in recent years, it’s accepted without being completely understood. Ask 10 managers what the term means and you may get 10 different answers. And is it sales managers you should ask or is...

Sellers are generally in hunting mode. We’re always cognizant of the next sale, and network openly to maximize our success. We like to think we’re good at maintaining our network. After all, we’re sellers, and managing relationships is part of selling.This seemingly simple concept eludes...