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How to Succeed at Sandler Rule #41 – There Are No Bad Prospects, Only Bad Salespeople [PODCAST]

By Sandler Training / October 21, 2020

David Mattson, President and CEO of Sandler Training and 6-time Author, talks about his Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek best-selling book, The Sandler Rules: 49 Timeless Selling Principles and How to Apply Them. This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the book, Dave will revisit each of the original 49 Sandler Rules and give updated…

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Sandler Research Center Report: Pipeline Health

By Tom Wilson / October 15, 2020

Everyone wants to know what business closed today. Or this week. Or this quarter. But is that really all we should be asking? Make no mistake. These are all critical key performance indicators (KPIs). It’s worth noticing, though, that what closed today, this week, and this quarter all are lagging indicators. Arguably more important in…

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Sales Professionals: What is on the Horizon for 2021?

By Dave Mattson / October 13, 2020

Given the upheavals and uncertainty of 2020, many leaders and salespeople have been asking us what we see on the horizon as the next year approaches. What skills and adaptations will be necessary not just to survive, but to thrive in 2021? After meeting with tens of thousands of sales professionals this year, we would…

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How to Succeed at Sandler Rule #32 – Get an IOU for Everything You Do [PODCAST]

By Sandler Training / August 19, 2020

David Mattson, President and CEO of Sandler Training and 6-time Author, talks about his Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek best-selling book, The Sandler Rules: 49 Timeless Selling Principles and How to Apply Them. This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the book, Dave will revisit each of the original 49 Sandler Rules and give updated…

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How to Succeed at Sandler Rule #24: Product Knowledge Can Be Intimidating When Used at the Wrong Time [PODCAST]

By Sandler Training / June 22, 2020

David Mattson, President and CEO of Sandler Training and 6-time Author, talks about his Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek best-selling book, The Sandler Rules: 49 Timeless Selling Principles and How to Apply Them. This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the book, Dave will revisit each of the original 49 Sandler Rules and give updated…

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The Don Quixote Approach to Opportunity Assessment

By Jonathan Farrington / July 13, 2019

It would be very easy to be seduced into believing that in today’s selling environment the need to rigorously qualify every opportunity at the front end of the sales/buying cycle is becoming irrelevant: Competition is tougher than ever before; customers are choosing us, rather than the other way round; quotas are being missed by a…

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How to Succeed at Quantifying Your Prospecting [PODCAST]

By Sandler Training / May 4, 2018

Learn how to measure and properly quantify your prospecting efforts with Sean Coyle, one of Sandler’s top prospecting experts. Sean makes thousands of outbound dials each week with the help of ConnectandSell and he knows how to make each one count. Listen in as he discusses prospecting best practices with Dave Mattson, President and CEO of…

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It’s Not About Presenting, It’s About Selling

By Mark McGraw / August 15, 2017

I was working with one of my clients who’s been around Sandler Trainer for over eight years when I made a comment that caused him to stop and pause. The Sandler Rule was, “The best presentation you will ever give, the prospect will never see.” I made this statement about the fact that it’s not…

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Creating a Prospecting Plan with Jim Marshall [PODCAST]

By Sandler Training / August 11, 2017

Welcome to Selling the Sandler Way with your host, Dave Mattson, the President and CEO of Sandler Training. He is a five-time bestselling author, speaker, trainer, and consultant to hundreds of international organizations. In this show, he talks to other Sandler trainers about the Sandler Selling System. For more information on Sandler Training, visit www.sandler.com.…

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Your Sales Prospect Needs More Time…Or Do They?

By Dave Mattson / November 12, 2015

A major frustration for salespeople is dealing with prospects that can’t seem to make a decision.  Perhaps the biggest of those frustrations is struggling with prospects who indicate the desire to make a decision (and to do so by a certain date), but when the date rolls around, they invariably need more time.  How many…

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