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How to Succeed at Onboarding New Salespeople [Podcast]

By Sandler Training / November 15, 2019

David Mattson, President and CEO of Sandler Training and 6-Time Best-Selling Author, talks about his fifth book, Sandler Rules for Sales Leaders. The book is on sale at, as well as, the companion video course: This year, on Fridays, Dave talks about the attitude, behavior, and techniques of successful sales managers as he shares his…

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Interviewing Recent Grads for a Sales Position

By Sandler Training / August 19, 2019

While there’s plenty of advice out there for candidates seeking a first-time sales job, there’s not much guidance for the person interviewing them.

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Hiring & Onboarding Salespeople, with Karl Graf

By Sandler Training / January 17, 2019

Karl Graf, long-time Sandler trainer from Dallas, joins us to talk about how to hire and onboard top performing salespeople. Learn what to look for in new hires and how to outline an effective onboarding plan.

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The Right Hire

By Sandler Training / December 21, 2018

The world-famous Sandler management and communication principles adapted to the world of hiring and retention.

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Why Millennials Will Help Your Workforce Succeed

By Dave Mattson / September 12, 2016

According to the US Census Bureau, Millennials are over 80 million strong. Representing a quarter of the nation’s population, they are poised to have a dramatic impact on the business world over the next few years. As companies and organizations begin to experience the influence of the millennial generation, there’s a lot of generalizing and complaining…

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How to Succeed at Using DISC (podcast)

By Mike Montague / July 21, 2016

Markku Kauppinen, President and CEO of Extended DISC North America, recently appeared on the How to Succeed Podcast to talk about DISC. If you are not familiar with the DISC Behavioral Model, it first appeared in psychology and communication theory in 1929 and has evolved to become one of the most popular personality and hiring assessments in the world.…

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Hope Isn’t a Hiring Strategy When Looking for Salespeople

By Lynee Miller / May 5, 2016

Is your salesforce not performing? Too much turnover? Are your best sales people leaving for greener pastures? Our labor marketing and workplace culture for salespeople is changing, and organizations that are able to tap into this newly engaged, passionate workforce stand to gain market share and success for years to come.  Let’s talk about hiring.…

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7 Signs that Your Administrative Assistant Will Help You Excel

By Sandler Training / April 26, 2016

The right administrative assistant can help any organization flourish. When people think about a successful business, they tend to focus their attention on the importance of good leadership, but the value of the people working behind the scenes cannot be underestimated. Administrative assistants can help keep everyone on task and prepared to progress. When seeking…

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How to Predict a Salesperson’s Success

By Susan Villamena / April 5, 2016

Anyone can become a salesperson. There’s no real barrier to entry and no barrier to continuing a career in sales. As with most professions, anyone can become a “subject matter expert,” but that does not automatically make that person a good salesperson. Just because you really understand the product—and can talk that talk—doesn’t mean you are…

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Hiring Strategy

By Susan Villamena / December 22, 2015

Finding a super talented sales person will probably require you to not only shift your hiring criteria, but also to shift your thinking about the process. A good place to start? Stop depending on resumes. A resume is best used for understanding some of the facts: Where they’ve worked; How long they worked there; and…

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