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  • Current Sales Pay Plans

    What is Your Current Sales Pay Plans? My first outside sales pay plan was commission only. No base, no draw, just commission. If I sold, I made money. If not, …. It was a great learning experience. It proved the Tom Hopkins quote, “In sales, there is no ceiling for how much you can earn.…

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  • A Time for Leadership

    A Time for Leadership

    “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell “Leadership is an action, not a position.” Donald McGannon “The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid;…

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  • Is it really the money?

    Is it really the money?

    Is it the money? Many companies think the only motivating factor for salespeople is money. I think we all know that is not true, but companies still insist on perpetuating that myth. Is money important? Of course. Is more money a good thing? Of course. Is it the only factor motivating you to get out…

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  • 4 Factors of Sales

    4 Factors of Sales

    “Plan your work & work your plan“ I’ve been thinking about different factors in sales lately. Most salespeople focus on two or three of the four elements. Time Management Territory Management Prospect Management Sales Cycle Management Most salespeople concentrate their effort on the first two and are ambivalent about the last two until the end…

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  • 3 ways to increase your sales

    3 ways to increase your sales

    There are three ways to increase your sales. Increase your sales funnel Increase your close ratio Increase your margins I don’t know a salesperson that doesn’t want to increase their sales. It means more money and greater job security. The problem is that many companies don’t provide the training necessary to accomplish this goal. My…

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