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Four Simple Ways to Retain Your Customer Base

By Greg Knowles You’re a leader in your field. Everything you do is top-notch, and you offer the highest level of service. Your customers are happy. Everything seems to be going well and you expect your business to enjoy continued … Continue reading

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How Well Does Your Sales Team Know the Marketplace?

By Jose Palomino Most sales teams have a reasonably good grasp of their competition. They’re able to rattle off the key differences between solutions and explain why their product is the best. But top-performing sales teams take their knowledge further: … Continue reading

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Five Tips for High-Quality Meetings with Executive-Level Decision Makers

By Sharon Gillenwater Dell has one. So do Citrix, CA Technologies, Cisco, Juniper Networks, AT&T, and Extreme Networks, among many others. It’s called an “executive briefing center” (EBC), and it can be one of the best tools in your arsenal … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Negative Mindset about Inside Sales?

By Anneke Seley and Britton Manasco It’s been almost eight years since the publication of Sales 2.0 and the first Sales 2.0 Conference. Back then, we – along with Selling Power and the first sales productivity software developers – were … Continue reading

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Five Scientifically-Proven Ways to Improve Your Sales Presentation

By Peter Arvai When you are a sales professional, presentations are a part of your daily routine – and the fate of your business often rests on them. Whether delivering an internal presentation to your team or pitching the business … Continue reading

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Five Things Sales Leaders Do to Create High-Performing Teams

By Julie Thomas According to the Social Security Administration, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers will be eligible for retirement every day for the next 13 years. At the same time, the Wall Street Journal reports, “…young workers are uninterested in … Continue reading

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Why You Don’t Really Need an Accurate Sales Forecast

By Michael Weening I frequently get asked the question, “How do you drive forecast accuracy?” and have debated it with many fellow sales leaders. The answer is very simple. Forecast accuracy isn’t a goal, but an outcome. Your goal shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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How to Increase Sales Productivity During Off-Peak Seasons

By Shayla Price Every sector has peaks and valleys. It’s just a given. So, how can sales leaders keep sales productivity high throughout the year? How your business handles the off-peak seasons will determine if you miss or exceed your … Continue reading

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Does Your Sales Compensation Plan Really Motivate the Team?

By Mark Donnolo Several years ago, I spent the day with Tony from Philly, riding along on his sales calls to various warehouses. I learned several things: In certain warehouses in Philly, managers keep revolvers behind their desks. In plain … Continue reading

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Imagineering: How to Turn Your Dreams of Sales Success into Reality

By Michael Michalko Walt Disney was a high school dropout who was fired from his first job on a newspaper because he lacked imagination. Over the next few years, he suffered several business disasters and bankruptcy. But he overcame his … Continue reading

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