December 16, 2019

These 3 Critical Sales Beliefs Drive Prospecting Success

I love helping individual salespeople and sales teams become more proficient at prospecting almost as much as I love to laugh at the nonsense being preached by the “prospecting is dead” crowd.And while most of the jokers peddling their quick fixes and supposed replacements for traditional prospecting have been quieted, there are still plenty out […]

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November 22, 2019

Just Because the Prospect/Customer Requests a Proposal…

I received a text message earlier this week from a senior executive that further reinforced what I’ve been reminding sellers lately:You don’t win deals by scoring “obedience points,” and just because your prospect or customer requests pricing or a proposal, that doesn’t mean that it’s the right time or in your best interest to provide […]

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October 16, 2019

Your Mindset Going Into Prospecting

I just wrapped up an online meeting coaching a sales team on the keys to creating more sales opportunities and we went deep on prospecting. One of the topics that most resonated with these sales hunters was the importance of our mindset and attitude.In this one-minute video, I share that it’s absolutely critical how we […]

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October 7, 2019

You WANT the Meeting!

I recorded this video (before the Cardinals 9th inning collapse and painful loss Sunday afternoon) in response to comments on a LinkedIn post referencing a suggestion from my book Sales Truth.This respected sales leader’s post quoted one of my favorite (and most effective) comebacks when a prospect declines your request to meet: “Visit with me […]

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September 19, 2019

Thankful for a Full Pipeline Because Even a Tight Relationship with an SVP Couldn’t Stop These Procurement Crazies

Often, real life and real sales situations provide the best fodder for blog posts. This is definitely one of those cases. Shake your head with me as I recount this true story and conclude with a coaching lesson.A high-performing senior vice president at a large company was looking to engage me to lead a Sales Truth-based […]

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