It’s been ages since author John Malloy penned the bestselling book “Dress for Success.” It was back in the ’70s, in fact. With businesses — from tech companies to major corporations — instituting everything from casual Fridays to casual dress codes for every single day of the week, the...

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By: Brad Seaman On: January 19, 2016 In: Sales Performance, Sales Process, Sales Training Tips Comments: 0

The benefits of upselling and cross-selling is a no-brainer, especially when you take into account how the practices are working in the ecommerce sector. With automation working on its behalf — showing visitors complementary products for selected purchases, it’s no wonder Amazon has reported that upsells and cross-sells make...

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Congratulations! You made what seems like a million phone calls to get to this moment — a one-on-one meeting with a qualified sales prospect. Now is not the time to start sweating about the possibility of blowing it. Brush up on your people skills to make sure your first...

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By: Brad Seaman On: January 07, 2016 In: Sales Performance Trends, Sales Process Comments: 0

Don’t abandon the phone just yet. Apparently, trends are indicating that the shift from field sales to inside sales isn’t letting up in numerous industries. In fact, it could have your sales team reaching for the phone and other virtual tools at an increasing rate. And it looks like...

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By: Brad Seaman On: January 05, 2016 In: Sales Process, Sales Training Comments: 0

Whether you’re hiring new sales reps as part of an expansion or to replace a departing employee, time is of the essence. Every single day that you’re not getting a new employee up to speed, you’re losing dollars. According to a survey by DePaul University, you could stand to...

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By: Brad Seaman On: December 17, 2015 In: Sales Performance, Sales Process, Sales Training Tips Comments: 0

We’re all guilty of it: When we’ve spent any time doing something — whether a job or a task, we’re likely to fall into a rut. Suddenly, you’re relying on the same routine to get the job done. It’s no different in the sales field. However, with the digital...

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By: Brad Seaman On: December 10, 2015 In: Sales Performance, Sales Performance Trends, Sales Process Comments: 0

It’s simple mathematics. If your sales reps can accomplish more in less time, you’ve significantly increased their potential to hit or exceed their sales goals. With advances in technology, it’s becoming increasingly possible to make that a reality. With sales enablement tools gaining popularity as one of the ways...

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By: Brad Seaman On: December 01, 2015 In: Lead Generation, Sales Performance Trends Comments: 0

Ever since Jim Collins released the bestseller Good to Great nearly 15 years ago, managers have been borrowing his analogy about “getting the right people on the bus” — to achieve the results that can make a business stellar. Of course, even as Collins further explained in his book,...

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By: Brad Seaman On: November 24, 2015 In: Sales Performance Trends Comments: 0

Now that 2016 is drawing near for its turn, salespeople can expect yet another set of challenges — whether they’re simply looking at new sales goals set by management or significant changes within the industry as a result of technology, economics or other external factors. If 2015 is any...

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