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Why Customers Don’t Return Your Sales Calls

Potential customers don’t care about your product or service.  That’s right, they couldn’t care less!

As a business owner or salesperson, you obviously care deeply about the product or service you sell.  In fact, you’re probably in love with your product, as you should be.  After all, your product is amazing, and your service is superior.  How can you not love it?  How can everyone not love it?  But your customer doesn’t care. 

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Why Outsourced Sales Management Works So Well for So Many Businesses

Have you considered outsourcing your sales function, in particular your sales management? If you’ve wondered about the benefits of outsourcing sales operations and how outsourced sales management works, read on. You might discover that sales outsourcing can take your business to new levels of success.

Business Man Looking to Future Success

How to Use Your Past to Shape a More Purposeful Future

Prolific management guru Peter Drucker once stated that “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” Easier said than done, perhaps. But one way to predictably create a more purposeful future is by applying the hard-earned lessons that have shaped your experience, your expertise and your wisdom. Taken together, these are the talents and capabilities you leverage every day. They are your gifts. And they are valuable not just for your continuing success today, but for tomorrow’s accomplishments and professional fulfillment as well. So, what’s the problem?

Sales Goal Sabotage: The 5 Most Deadly Sales Management Mistakes

Want to kill sales opportunities? Want to make it impossible for your sales team to achieve individual, team and company sales goals? Want to fall behind your competitors and put your company on a “death watch?” Of course not. In fact, I’m pretty sure you’d prefer to create sales opportunities. You’d rather help your sales team meet quotas that align with bigger-picture sales goals. And you’d like to help your organization outpace the competition.

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Sales Leadership Training: Risks, Rewards and Significant ROI Impact

Effective sales leadership and sales management are crucial to sales team performance and bottom-line results. Surprisingly, while a recent Sales Xceleration survey revealed that 96% of Sales Managers recognize the need for sales leadership training, only 1 in 5 organizations budget for it. Why does this sales leadership training gap persist? Three primary reasons: Ignoring the…

From Zero to Heroes: Sales Xceleration Quickly Reaches 100th Advisor Milestone

From Zero to Heroes: Sales Xceleration Quickly Reaches 100th Advisor Milestone One hundred Advisors and growing! What a ride it has been and continues to be. What a blessing it is to continue to grow our influential network. What an honor it is to work with these experienced, wise and talented outsourced sales management consultants.…

How to Design A Sales Compensation Plan that Rewards Performance and Boosts Revenue

In my 30-plus years as a sales executive and sales leadership consultant, I’ve identified a critical error most sales organizations make: not crafting a sales compensation plan that effectively motivates and rewards performance as it drives bottom-line financial results. One reason for this persistent problem is that most companies don’t appreciate the uniqueness of the…

Three Questions for Hiring Your Next Sales Leader

Three Questions for Hiring Your Next Sales Leader   Fifty-two percent of small to mid-size businesses fire their sales leader within 18 months of hire (according to SBI). This statistic is troubling. It is especially troubling because it should be easy to hire a high-performing sales leader – if you know the right questions to…