SALES PRODUCTIVITY

Memorializing Our Heroes

A holiday weekend is ahead…and I often forget it’s not about weekend barbeques or the “official” start of summer in the Midwest… nope, it’s about our freedom. And while many of us aren’t feeling very free during our times of COVID, we are free in the ways that really matter. I wrote a post in 2009 about Memorial Day. Never could I have known what...

read more

What’s Your Mindset Around Virtual Selling?

Here’s a number to pay attention to… It’s estimated that 90% of sales conversations are happening virtually these days and that though skepticism remains, many people, more than 50% believe that this mode of selling is as effective as our old practices. Interesting isn’t it? That though many people have been thrust into a virtual selling...

read more

Ditch the Pitch to Stop Prospects from Running

What’s your pitch? Or what’s your sales pitch? Those questions give me the heebie jeebies. Why? Because if we’re not on Shark Tank, they’re typically not asked from someone who is really interested in what we’re offering… Premature Pitches Are a Waste of Time I’ve long proposed we need to ditch the pitch because pitching...

read more

Make the Right Call Now to Win Business Later

Have you heard the saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care?” Now is the time that we should be keeping that mantra in mind as we proactively use these next weeks to reach out to people and set the stage for helping them, strengthening our relationship with them, building trust, and earning the right for...

read more

Are Your Clients Receiving the Best “You” During This Crisis?

Greetings! Please picture yourself sitting on a really comfortable airplane seat, getting yourself all settled in as you’re excitedly thinking about the fabulous destination you’re going to and the wonderful things that you’re going to do there. Got yourself seated? Just snuggle in because those seats are so comfortable. As you’re getting...

read more

Want to Keep Prospects from Ghosting You? Take These 3 Actions

Do you like scary movies? If so good for you. I don’t and never have. Anything that has to do with the supernatural or extraterrestrials just freaks me out. That’s why I find it so interesting how a spirited word—ghosting—has become such a part of our business language, especially when we’re talking about prospects. One of the top 5 questions I...

read more

Beware of Busy Buyers: Make Your Solution Easy to Buy

“Never underestimate the laziness of buyers.” That was the advice a mentor gave me. He was someone I trusted, respected, and would take all of his suggestions and put them into play. Yet this advice was very offending to me because I’ve never considered my buyers or my clients as lazy people. No, they’re hardworking, they’re really smart, and...

read more

GET MORE HELPFUL TIPS

You’ll get a brand new shiny Timely Tips eBook when you join the Sales Pro Insider Timely Tips Tribe.


Select which track you are most interested in for bi-weekly timely and relevant tips and quips:

Leaders

Receive the Timely Tips for Hiring Top Sales Performers

Sales Pros

Receive the Timely Tips to Collaborate Through Objections

BLOG CATEGORIES