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The door-to-door salesman getting his foot shut in the door is a well-worn cliché. And Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman,” which shows the depressing, even tragic, side... MORE
3 Effective Ways For You to Earn Trust sales-misc Sales The secret ingredient From the Editor's Desk
Aug 20

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The secret ingredient

3 Effective Ways For You to Earn Trust

Earning your customer’s trust is an important part of the sales process. Like a leavening agent in bread, without this essential ingredient, the entire recipe for making sales is... MORE
Sales Pipeline Management: How To Unclog Your Sales Pipe sales-misc Sales Customer interaction is essential Stuart Leung, Salesforce From the Editor's Desk
May 15

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Customer interaction is essential

Sales Pipeline Management: How To Unclog Your Sales Pipe

It’s not how many leads you get, but how many move smoothly through the pipeline that makes the difference.GO TO ARTICLE
5 Entrepreneurial Qualities that Make Great Salespeople sales-misc Sales Universal principles From the Editor's Desk
Apr 07

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Universal principles

5 Entrepreneurial Qualities that Make Great Salespeople

Because of unfortunate associations, a career in sales is unappealing to many young people, says Yoav Vilner in an article on Entrepreneur.com. To counter negative perceptions of sales, Vilner offers... MORE
10 Biggest Sales Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Like the Plague sales-misc Sales Prevent a lost sale Dianna Booher From the Editor's Desk
Apr 06

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Prevent a lost sale

10 Biggest Sales Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Like the Plague

We’ve all been guilty of at least one of these common sales mistakes. Here’s a list of the often unconscious behaviors that could be making customers walk away.GO TO ARTICLE
The Top 10 Most Common Sales Mistakes sales-misc Sales A "not to do" list Greta Schulz From the Editor's Desk
Mar 20

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A "not to do" list

The Top 10 Most Common Sales Mistakes

To grow your sales skills, you need someone to point out what mistakes you’re making. Here’s one sales coach who doesn’t hold back.GO TO ARTICLE
Customers Buy For Their Own Reasons, Not the Salesperson’s sales-misc Sales It's not about you Jeffrey Lipsius From the Editor's Desk
Feb 18

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It's not about you

Customers Buy For Their Own Reasons, Not the Salesperson’s

Once when I was leaving an organic foods convention, I spotted a doughnut stand vendor with a significant black eye. Bemused by his unlikely presence at the convention, I... MORE
We Just Bought from Your Competitor sales-misc Sales Lose a prospect, gain information Stephen Hays From the Editor's Desk
Jan 28

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Lose a prospect, gain information

We Just Bought from Your Competitor

Few things hurt more in business than hearing prospective clients say they just bought from your competitor — except maybe hearing it over and over again. There are two... MORE
Set Sales Compensation to Motivate Results sales-misc Sales INTEGRATING COMPENSATION WITH OBJECTIVES From the Editor's Desk
Jan 22

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INTEGRATING COMPENSATION WITH OBJECTIVES

Set Sales Compensation to Motivate Results

Payday for your sales staff can be a day of celebration, if the compensation plan is in alignment with performance objectives, says Lee Salz, contributor to The Business Journals.... MORE
Sales Compensation for Gen Y Workers sales-misc Sales What motivates younger employees Charles Laughlin From the Editor's Desk
Jan 22

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What motivates younger employees

Sales Compensation for Gen Y Workers

Members of Generation Y, defined as those born since the early 1980s, have earned a very specific workplace reputation. Some characteristics associated with Gen Y include a need for... MORE