Perseverance, Resiliency and Revenues

Perseverance, Resiliency and Revenues

A few years ago, I was talking to a successful colleague who also is in the sales training business. Pete had just returned from an appointment where the purpose was to close a $100K deal. Upon arriving at the company, his supposed-to-be new client apologized and said...
The Power of Stories and Sales Leadership

The Power of Stories and Sales Leadership

We’ve all heard the phrase that “knowledge is power.” But that phrase needs more: “Knowledge is power–when it is applied.” We don’t lack for information in a world with too much of it. What I see happening is the inability to apply the information. Sometimes...
Three Ways to Conduct a Great Sales Kickoff

Three Ways to Conduct a Great Sales Kickoff

Take a look at the word “kickoff.” It’s charged with excitement, anticipation, and energy. Now ask yourself if your upcoming sales kickoff will demonstrate that or fall into the “just another meeting” category. As a former vice president of sales, I can confidently...
Two Types of Salespeople to Avoid

Two Types of Salespeople to Avoid

“Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” This popular phrase has been attributed to Confucius. No, he wasn’t in sales, but his advice is great for the sales profession. Research shows that you will capture the mood, attitude, and beliefs of the...