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How to Conduct An Effective Virtual Meeting

How to Conduct An Effective Virtual Meeting

4.7 million people work from home in the United States [source]. The need for collaboration and meeting with co-workers does not go away when people transition to working from home, so it is no surprise that products like Zoom Meeting have realized huge growth. The...

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Prospect More Effectively with Sales Sequences

Originally published at the Revenue Growth Engine One touch simply doesn’t cut it in today’s world. Salesforce.com research found that it takes 6-8 touches with a prospect to get an appointment. Sirius Decisions found that it takes 8 to 12 attempts to reach a decision...

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Why Great Companies Need To Grow Revenue

Why Great Companies Need To Grow Revenue

Yesterday morning at Dallas Love Field, I crossed paths with a guy I know who leads a sales team for a $10 million company. Over breakfast at Cantina Laredo (love this place!) I shared my concept behind the Revenue Growth Engine. We talked about his team and their...

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Why We Like Working With EOS/Traction Companies

Why We Like Working With EOS/Traction Companies

Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of leading many management teams through Revenue Growth Workshops to make a plan to drive organic revenue growth. My favorite companies to work with are ones that use Gino Wickman’s EOS (Entrepreneur’s Operating System)...

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Sales Prospecting With a Positive Attitude

Consistent prospecting is essential for sales success. Without a steady stream of prospects, the funnel dries up. Then you end up taking desperation deals and flipping your base. Effective prospecting requires a positive attitude. The challenge is that if there is one...

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The Importance of Looking Trustworthy

“People will accept the advice of insight sellers only to the extent that they trust them.” - Mike Schultz & John Doerr, Insight Selling Trust is a critical component to sales success. In their buyer research, the authors of Insight Selling learned what we know...

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Sales Discipline Equals Financial Freedom

“Although discipline demands control and asceticism, it actually results in freedom.” - Jocko Willink Jocko provides helpful insight for sales professionals and leaders in the final chapter of Extreme Ownership : Discipline Equals Freedom. If you want the freedom of...

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Consistent Execution: The Secret To Revenue Growth

“Execution is the single greatest market differentiator. Great companies and successful individuals execute better than the competition.” - Brian P. Moran, The 12 Week Year If you want to be successful in growing a company as a business owner, or growing a territory...

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Flipping MIF Is Easy. Net-New Is Hard.

In the office technology industry I serve, we talk about Machines-in-Field (MIF). Every 3-5 years the leases on these machines expire or the machine wears out. Sales reps “flip the MIF” when they upgrade customers to new equipment. MIF-flipping plays a critical role....

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What’s In Your Net-New Business Playbook?

How consistent is your sales team at bringing in net-new business? Without a consistent stream of opportunities entering the top of the funnel, the end-of-month results will be disappointing. Instead of net-new, the revenue will be primarily be from flipping the MIF....

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Building an Effective Sales Culture

  As the manager of a sales team what is the biggest thing you can do to drive success? The answer may be to build a culture of success. Why? You can only be physically present with the members of your team for a small amount of time. The culture you create is...

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What is a Prospecting Sequence?

You need net-new business to hit your number. Net-new business requires appointments. When sales reps fail to consistently schedule appointments it shows up at the end of the month. What does it take to get appointments? Could there be a way that is more effective,...

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How To Recruit Great Players To Your Sales Team

As a VP of Sales or Sales Manager, the number one driver of your success is recruiting a great sales team. If you don’t have great players, you’re going to struggle. A sales team is similar to a college football team. If the team recruits great players they are set up...

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Be Wary of Misleading Stats on Email Marketing

At a recent industry trade show, I saw some ridiculous statistics about the effectiveness of email marketing. Yes, email can be highly effective. However, done the wrong way, it can be destructive. How do you take advantage of email to get results without the risks?...

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Does Your Dealership Resonate With Buyers?

As competitive dealer principals, sales leaders, and sales reps, we all want to win. But in our highly commoditized industry it can be hard for buyers to differentiate between products that seem to have the same features and dealerships that all promise to deliver...

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Why Your Website and Sales Collateral Fall Flat

Are you frustrated that you're not getting more from your website? After all, everyone keeps quoting the stats that 94% of B2B buyers begin their journey online. And, if you hang out with me for more than 10 minutes, you'll be reminded of the Corporate Executive...

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Will Content Marketing Be Around in 20 Years?

Hang around with me for any amount of time and you’ll hear about Buyer 2.0 and how buyers are on average 71% of the way through their buying process before contacting a vendor or sales rep. Why? Because when we have questions the fastest and most unbiased way to get...

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Five Critical Components of an Effective Blog

Smart businesses blog regularly on their websites to enhance their search engine placement, fuel their social media strategy and position themselves as subject matter experts. Sadly, many businesses miss key aspects in their blogs, sabotaging their effectiveness. Last...

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How To Use LinkedIn to Drive Sales Conversations

Originally published by Darrell Amy on LinkedIn Pulse. Since the dawn of time sales people have possessed one critical skill: they are able to drive conversations. As we step into the bold new world of social selling, nothing changes. Until you start a conversation...

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Confessions of a Gen-X Decision Maker

This is a picture of the Tandy TRS-80, the first computer that showed up on a rolling cart in my elementary school when I was in fourth grade. This started a journey for me that led to buying a laptop in my first year as a sales person so I could use Act. The...

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