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The Power of Mindset

By Dave Mattson / September 24, 2013

Your mindset has more to do with your success than almost any other single element. There are plenty of salespeople who possess extensive product knowledge, have numerous influential business contacts, are well-spoken and have appealing personalities, yet their sale performances are average…sometimes, only marginally acceptable. Then, there are salespeople who have just enough product knowledge…

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No mind reading

By Dave Mattson / September 20, 2013

Does this sound familiar to you? Prospect A says, “This looks very good. I think there’s an excellent chance we’ll do business.” The salesperson thinks, “I’ve got one.” Prospect B comments, “Your price is higher than we expected.” The salesperson thinks, “I’ll have to cut the price to close the deal.” Prospect C reveals, “We…

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Systems & Processes: Drive Revenue (Part 2)

By Patrick Caroll / September 16, 2013

Companies have a systematic approach to complete almost every task; from the production line to accounting and payroll. Companies rely on clearly defined ways to get the job done effectively and efficiently. There are some areas of organizations that are commonly left to play by their own rules; like the sales and business development departments.…

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How NOT to interview sales people

By Peter Oliver / September 12, 2013

We consistently have organizations coming to us for help with hiring the right talent. Over the years we’ve learned some pretty important lessons around interviewing sales people. Here are three common interview pitfalls you should try to avoid. Mistake 1: Interviewing the resume. Fast forward to your next interview. It is five minutes before the…

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All RFPs are not created equal

By Dave Mattson / September 12, 2013

Many salespeople believe that they should respond to all proposal requests that come across their desk where the scope of work falls within the capabilities of their companies. It’s easy to see the allure. Working on an opportunity that “fell out of the sky” is far more desirable than “beating the bushes” to turn up…

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Systems & Processes: Drive Professionals (Part 1)

By Patrick Caroll / September 3, 2013

Imagine if there was no order. No procedures, no systems, no processes and no checks and balances. Chaos!? More than likely. People would be playing by their own rules and would be unpredictable at best. Without systems and processes we would be flying by the seat of our pants, with no clue as to what’s…

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Asking for a Commitment Isn’t a Hard Sell Tactic

By Hamish Knox / August 29, 2013

I read an article recently that slammed sales people for using the “hard sell” tactic of asking for a decision at the end of a presentation. To paraphrase David Sandler, don’t make presentations without a prior commitment to make a “no” or “yes” at the end of the presentation. Two valuables a sales person possesses…

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What motivates you to be the best salesperson?

By Sandler Training / July 1, 2013

I often get asked by prospects and clients to give them the secret ingredient that will help them get motivated or how to motivate their sales teams. I hear comments like, “Most of us know what we need to do, why don’t we just do it?” I chuckle when I hear this because we all…

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Sandler Training is your GPS for Sales Success

By Mike Montague / June 18, 2013

A recent study by the Aberdeen Group showed that Best-In-Class companies, who used Sandler Training, had almost 50% more salespeople hitting quota than those companies who did not. When I meet with owners, CEOs, and sales managers, they often ask me why Sandler Training is different from the sales training they have seen or invested…

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Managers Your People Need a MAP

By Hamish Knox / June 16, 2013

Here’s a quick acid test of your hiring-to-turnover ratio. How often are one of these phrases heard in your company? I’m not a micro-manager. I hired them to… They know what they’re supposed to do… If our business world was homogenous then those phrases would be correct because every sales job would be exactly like…

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