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from http://thesalesblog.com 87 days ago

We have sliced sales roles so thinly that the role of sales no longer makes any sense. The very limited role of BDR has been relegated to prospecting, and more specifically, qualifying. Even though being “qualified” creates no value for the prospective client, and even though their prospects avoid the ...

Posted under Sales
from http://thesalesblog.com 88 days ago

You can find answers you need here and all around the web. But you know what you need to do. You need to take action. The post Stop Looking for Answers Here – Episode 74 appeared first on The Sales Blog.

Posted under Sales
from http://thesalesblog.com 88 days ago

In the future, you are likely to find yourself occupying one of three spaces in your market place. Those places will be super-transactional, super-relational, or the muddy middle. Amazon.com is super-transactional. Before Amazon.com and Kindle, we bought books from bookstores. We also did a lot more shopping in retail stores. ...

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from http://thesalesblog.com 89 days ago

There are some ways to tell if your hustle is strong or weak. Here are five tests for your hustle. The post How to Tell If Your Hustle is Weak – Episode 73 appeared first on The Sales Blog.

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from http://www.drewsmarketingminute.com 89 days ago

I really don’t like surprises. Granted, I’m anti-surprise to the extreme. I used to drive my mom crazy by ferreting out where she hid the Christmas gifts and then “guessing” what I was opening on Christmas morning. I suspect most people aren’t quite that determined to avoid surprises, but the ...

Posted under Sales
from http://thesalesblog.com 89 days ago

Even if you believe you are not motivated, you are. You may not be motivated by success, money, freedom, security, or happiness. But you are in fact motivated, and it could be that you are motivated by comfort. If you want to stay in bed and hit the snooze button ...

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from http://thesalesblog.com 90 days ago

This video is a though experiment. What if you couldn’t differentiate on product, experience, or solution. How would you sell to create a preference for you, your company, and your solutions? The post Why You Have to Sell Better Now – Episode 72 appeared first on The Sales Blog.

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from http://thesalesblog.com 90 days ago

My younger brother, Jake Iannarino, is a professional comedian. He also practices Brazilian Ju Jujitsu. He is still a relative beginner in this martial art, but he is getting very comfortable on the mat, and he is starting to give much bigger, much stronger practitioners trouble. He is 5’8, and ...

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from http://thesalesblog.com 91 days ago

The decisions you make determine the outcomes you create in your life. Lean Back Non-hustlers choose to spend their time being entertained. They are “lean back” people. They watch a lot of television. They can tell you what’s hot, what’s not, and what you are missing. When they’re not watching ...

Posted under Sales
from http://thesalesblog.com 91 days ago

You have 168 hours in a week and 52 weeks in a year. That’s 8,736 hours. What you do with each hour is your decision. You can invest that hour, or you can squander it, believing you have many more hours in which to make a better decision later. If ...

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from http://thesalesblog.com 93 days ago

A lead is a lottery ticket. You don’t know whether you win anything until you scratch the card. Why wouldn’t you check to see if you have won anything? Why not take a look and see what you’ve got—if anything. Some sales folks make the mistake of deciding that because ...

Posted under Sales
from http://thesalesblog.com 94 days ago

These are a few of my favorite things. The ability to competitively displace a larger, better equipped sales force. There is just something about an underdog. The more lopsided and unlikely things appear from the outside, the more I admire their ability to punch above their weight class. The ability ...

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from http://thesalesblog.com 95 days ago

On the original Star Trek television series different characters wore different colored shirts. James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Bones all wore blue shirts. Sometimes they wore some weird yellow shirt. But a lot of the characters wore red shirts, and wearing a red shirt meant you weren’t likely to ...

Posted under Marketing
from http://www.drewsmarketingminute.com 96 days ago

There is a required critical mass in terms of marketing. Sometimes it’s actually better to do nothing as opposed to underfunding an effort. In this conversation underfunding could mean not having enough money but it could just as easily mean not being willing to commit the time, the focus or ...

Posted under Sales
from http://thesalesblog.com 96 days ago

In order to help your clients to achieve the success they desire, and in order to achieve the success you desire, you need to be more than a sales person. You need to be an advisor. What questions should your dream client be asking themselves about what they need to ...

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