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Barbara Giamanco – a Women in Sales Champion Gone but Not Forgotten

Barbara Giamanco – a Women in Sales Champion Gone but Not Forgotten

We lost a champion in the B2B Sales Community recently. Her name was Barbara Giamanco and in addition to being a colleague, she was a friend of mine. Barb passed away on May 17, 2020, at home in her sleep.

I’d like to share some of her accomplishments (we’ll share her obituary link here once it is secured). For now, here are highlights of her long-running career.

Why 97% of Sales Leaders Want a Playbook

Why 97% of Sales Leaders Want a Playbook

What is a Sales Leader Playbook? Is a Sales Leader Playbook the same as a Sales Playbook?  The short answer is ‘No!’  A sales leader playbook is a book of ‘Plays’ for sales leaders – Sales VP’s, Directors and Managers.  A reference guide mapping out the best practices...

For Women in Business Who Feel Like a Fraud

For Women in Business Who Feel Like a Fraud

Guest post by Maria Tribble, VP, Enterprise Sales, PathFactory [Note from Lori Richardson: This is an important post and I'm so thrilled Maria wrote it to share originally on Linkedin and gave us permission to post and share through Women Sales Pros. If it resonates...

Women in Sales Speaking Resources

Women in Sales Speaking Resources

If you were new to the career of professional selling and you looked on Amazon for top sales books today, you’d find them authored by men (nearly ALL of them, with a few standout options.)  If you went to the airport bookstore to find a sales book, it will be authored...

Effective Sales Management Is Emotion Management

Effective Sales Management Is Emotion Management

You’ve hired a good salesperson but the reality is you’ve also hired a human being. And even really good human beings bring faults and blind spots that will need to be addressed. (Anyone reading this married, in a serious relationship or raising children?) If you want...

Why Your Sales Reps Can’t Automate Referral Leads 

Why Your Sales Reps Can’t Automate Referral Leads 

Everyone loves a good shortcut. We live in microwave time—tapping our fingers because 15 or 30 seconds is just too slow. While there’s much to be said for efficiency, there are no shortcuts when it comes to relationships with customers. And without strong...

Is it Time to “Argo” Your Sales Team?

Is it Time to “Argo” Your Sales Team?

“Argo” is the 2012 movie about a high-stakes rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis. Ben Affleck stars as CIA operative Tony Mendez, who is charged with getting these diplomats out of the country safely. They do so by pretending to be...

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