Do you know your products? I mean really know them. I believe product knowledge separates the order taker from the professional salesperson. I can’t tell you the number of times working with Reps in the field a customer would ask a simple question about a product. The auto-response from the Reps was always, “I’ll check … Read more Product Knowledge is King
One of the constants in my life had been my interest in Motivation, Leadership, Management, and Goal Setting. That interest led me to run a website and podcast back in 2005 called Motivation on the Run. It revolved around those particular interests. Then life happened and it slowly passed into insignificance. My wife and I … Read more Goals, Motivation, and Leadership
What is the value of momentum? Momentum seems to become more important as we get older. It’s harder to get started, but once we get going, momentum sustains us for a time. This article says the age for peak ambition is 33 year-old. This is disheartening for those of us who passed that mark decades ago. … Read more What is the value of momentum?
Do you want SuperStar Salespeople? You can either hire them or train them. Hiring them is expensive and difficult to do. If they are true SuperStars, they are happy where they are or will cost a bundle to lure them away. Then there are non-competes and other obstacles to overcome. Training them is easier but … Read more The Fear of Sales Training
Do you want to be a professional salesperson? Are you sure? If we acknowledge that selling is a profession, you must make a few decisions. Are you willing to do what it takes to be a professional? Do you have the desire and motivation to be a professional? Selling is a profession. It’s that simple. … Read more Pursue The Top 4%