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Know Who You’re Speaking To: Providing Value Through a Personalized Approach

It’s critical to provide value to prospects during the sales process. But the definition of value varies considerably from person to person, even within the same vertical and demographic. Generally, value is contingent on their pain points. Identifying what the biggest pain points are for the prospects and how you can solve them is exactly …

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Salary Questions To Ask Before Accepting a Sales Job

Negotiating a fair salary is a pain point for just about everyone. For the sales world, it gets even more complicated. Few sales team members are paid solely by salary, there are commissions, bonuses, and all sorts of goal incentives that need to be taken into account. Before taking on a new position, ask the …

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10 Team-Building Activities for Your Sales Team to Try in 2019

When you build a sales team, it is important for everyone to understand how their work affects the group as a whole. Sales requires people skills and creating relationships, so having a team that is not on the same page or not getting along will be an issue for the entire workflow. A group that …

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10 Ways to Gain Credibility in Your Sales Career

It doesn’t matter whether you’re starting your career or if you’ve been in the business for a long time: credibility is everything when it comes to sales. As the job entails dealing directly with people every day, often one-on-one, you must make sure your clients feel they can trust you.  Working on credibility requires effort …

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Be Intentional: How Having a Sense of Purpose Can Propel Your Sales Career

The best advice I can give to new sales professionals is this: Be intentional about everything you’re doing and why you’re doing it. If you can do that, you can channel your intentions into a successful sales career.  Here’s how I’ve developed my own sales career through the principle of intentionality.  Sales is a Mission …

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Importance of Sales 101: Lessons Learned from a Career in Sales

My first experience in selling something came when I decided to start a book club in second grade. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t go over well. A book club is too nerdy even for second graders. After that initial failure, I went home to my mom and told her that no one wanted to join. She said, …

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10 Ways to Handle Underperforming Employees

Issues with performance are not easy to spot, and not easy to deal with. Maybe an employee is not meeting deadlines, maybe they are not getting expected results, or maybe their work isn’t up to company standards. Your leadership style has a huge impact on your team’s performance. So we encourage companies to use a …

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Settling Workplace Disputes

Dealing with workplace disputes isn’t fun for anyone. But disputes happen, and as a leader, it’s vital to create a workplace where everyone feels supported. When left unchecked, even minor workplace disputes can snowball to create a toxic environment. You can expect to encounter disputes involving personality clashes, miscommunication, and confusion over job responsibilities. On …

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