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How to Succeed at Getting Employees to Work Harder [Podcast]

By Sandler Training / April 19, 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 https://shop.sandler.com/books/sandler-rules-sales-leaders, as well as, the companion video course: https://shop.sandler.com/online-courses/sandler-rules-sales-leaders-online-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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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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Point the thumb, before you point the finger: Taking responsibility for your sales performance

By Patrick Caroll / March 31, 2014

I had a position coach during my freshman year in college that made the comment, “Point the thumb, before you point the finger,” and it has stuck with me ever since. Our football team was in a transition period, new coaches, new players, new strategies and we stunk pretty badly. One week, we sat down…

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What it means to be a top sales training company

By Dave Mattson / March 12, 2014

People make buying decisions emotionally and justify those decisions intellectually – Sandler Principle 6 There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not reminded of this Principle and how it applies to our business at Sandler Training. Since 1967, we have been a part of the success path for thousands of businesses. Each year…

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Overcoming the Stigma of Selling

By Mike Montague / January 13, 2014

Thinking back to the fifth grade, I wonder how many of you dreamed of becoming a salesperson when you grew up? How many people do you think asked for sales training for Christmas this year? How many kids dressed up salespeople during Halloween? The unfortunate fact is that no one wants to be a salesperson.…

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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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Living Your Best Life

By Steve Montague / May 30, 2013

At Sandler Training, we develop professionals in sales, management and customer service. Professionals have a commitment to be the best they can be. They do things a little differently than the average performers. What do the most successful professionals in any industry have in common? They study. They invest in themselves. They practice. They have…

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Once Bitten: Getting Through to Prospects with Negative Perceptions

By Sandler Training / December 17, 2012

A few weeks ago my three-year-old daughter was attempting to pet a small dog and the dog turned around and bit her as hard as he could. There are a few important things I learned from this experience. First, my daughter was not hurt, but she was scared. Second, my daughter is the sweetest, kindest…

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What’s holding you back from success?

By Mike Montague / August 13, 2012

Here is the problem: 99% of people out there are already doing what they think is in their best interest. Of course, there’s the 1% who hate themselves and are self-sabotaging, but for the most part, you are probably doing right now, what you think is best. But why is that a problem? Well, if…

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Perception is the New Reality and Content is Dead

By Paul Lanigan / July 13, 2011

What happens when Joshua Bell, one of the world’s finest musicians goes incognito in a busy subway in Washington’s business district? What happens when a musician who can command $1,000 per minute, takes his priceless Stradivari, dons a baseball cap, occupies a corner in a busy Washington subway, and puts on a virtuoso performance for…

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