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Carole Mahoney

Carole Mahoney was among the first Hubspot Partners and is an entrepreneur's evangelist. Today she trains and coaches other entrepreneurs to grow their business with inbound.
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Is sales really just a numbers game?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  4/7/20 7:15 AM

Thinking about sales as a "numbers game" is a viewpoint a lot of people take in sales. It's also one that I talk about in my own keynote. But is it really that simple, just keep pounding the phone, or email? Or is sales more than that?

Find out what Wall Street Investor, Howie Kra, has to say on the topic in this post.

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Topics: What Sales Can Learn From Series

Why are so many salespeople uncomfortable negotiating?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/31/20 7:30 AM

Howie Kra is a man that has a lot of experience in dealing with negotiations. From his experience, we had to ask-

Why are 41% of salespeople uncomfortable negotiating or having strategic financial discussions?

Check out what Howie has to say in this clip!

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Topics: What Sales Can Learn From Series

Cognitive Behavioral Tips to Sell on Value

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/27/20 7:15 AM

Have you ever thought about how your mindsets and beliefs towards your own buying decisions impact your ability to sell? Well it does, and it can shackle you from being able to sell on value and overcome objections, like price and delaying of a decision.

So what do I mean by beliefs and mindsets about how you buy influencing how you sell? I call it the, "how do you buy is how you sell dynamic.” Catchy, right?

But what does that look like?

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Topics: sales mindsets

The #1 thing an Investor learned about how people make buying decisions

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/24/20 7:15 AM

Howie Kra is a highly energetic and dynamic entrepreneur who has been inspiring people, driving revenues, and providing sales leadership for nearly 30 years. On his time on Wall Street, he learned many lessons.

Check out this clip to learn more about what Howie learned about buying decisions from his experience on Wall Street.

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Topics: What Sales Can Learn From Series

What is the true cost of an unsuccessful sales hire?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/20/20 7:15 AM

The news is scary out there. 

How certain are you that the salespeople you hire today or tomorrow will be able to sell in an even more competitive and price sensitive market?

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Topics: sales hiring

The importance of leading vs pushing

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/17/20 7:30 AM

In the last clip from the What Sales Can Learn From A Firefighter Series, Peter Cutrer explains the importance of understanding the difference between leading and pushing, and how leading can help you get the results you're going for.

Check it out below!

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Topics: What Sales Can Learn From Series

Advice to Sales Leaders from a Firefighter

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/10/20 7:30 AM

Peter Cutrer hasn't just been a Firefighter/EMT, Fire Marshal, Fire Instructor and Deputy Chief for 15 years. He also now trains public safety agencies like NASA, Disney, Boston Fire, FDNY, and ESPN!

Check out this clip from the What Sales Can Learn From A Firefighter series where Peter tells us what advice he would you give to sales executives and sales leaders, specifically some best practices for training teams to have a dominant response.

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Topics: What Sales Can Learn From Series

What sales can learn from 11 years of marriage

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/6/20 7:15 AM

It's that time of year when sales executives and salespeople are re-examining their strategies- what worked and what didn't?

Unfortunately, I have talked with more than a few that are re-examining their job prospects because things didn't work out as planned.

At the same time my husband and I celebrated 11 years of marriage last fall. Wow, it has gone by fast! But as they say, time flies when you're having fun. Which I know is true, because my first marriage was for 7 years and it felt like 70...

But that's another story.

Getting fired and getting divorced can feel similar in many ways. And the factors to succeed in both also have a few things in common.

So what makes for a successful marriage, and a successful sales year or career?

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Topics: sales tips

How do you know if you're cut out for this type of career?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/3/20 7:15 AM

Choosing a career path isn't a simple task. When it comes to sales, one of the biggest fears that we face is facing rejection. But with fighting fires, firefighters run into burning buildings when everybody else is running out.

Check out this clip from the What Sales Can Learn From A Firefighter to see what Peter Cutrer has to say about determining how this career was something that he was cut out for as well as how he deals with the stress from the job.

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Topics: What Sales Can Learn From Series

What Sales Can Learn From A Firefighter

Posted by Carole Mahoney  2/25/20 7:15 AM

Training is critical to a number of professions. In fighting fires, proper training can make the difference between life or death. So how do firefighters prepare?

Check out this clip to learn more about training from Peter Cutrer, a 15 year Firefighter/EMT, Fire Marshal, Fire Instructor and Deputy Chief who now trains public safety agencies like NASA, Disney, Boston Fire, FDNY, and ESPN.

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Topics: What Sales Can Learn From Series

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