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What can you do now to impact Q4 revenue?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  10/17/16 5:01 PM

“Do I need to hire a coach, or a trainer?”

A little background: This question has come up several times over the past few weeks, but with different variables because everyone’s business and situation is different. When I start noticing patterns in conversations, it sparks my curiosity and I start to create my own hypothesis of those patterns based on 1-1 conversations and research.

For example, when this question first started coming up I read Mike Weinberg's “Sales Management Simplified” (highly recommended!). As the question continued to surface, I started (and am halfway through- so don’t give me any spoilers!) Keith Rosen “Coaching Salespeople into Champions.” After more than 3 of these requests came to us, I started to notice a pattern through all the differences. (You can read about two of them here, but for this post, the most recent happened again last week at the #bossales Enterprise Meetup.)

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Topics: sales coaching, sales training, sales leadership

Can sales be learned in school?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  7/28/16 12:11 PM

The title for this post actually started as a question that was posted on Douglas Miller’s LinkedIn profile that I got tagged in by a client to respond to. Douglas asked, Do you think sales should be taught in college?”

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Topics: sales training

Sales coaching, training and process- chicken or the egg?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  4/27/16 3:26 PM

This post started as a debate between sales coaching and training- which should come first? 

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Topics: sales process, sales coach, sales training

10 Things I Learned About Sales from Waitressing

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/28/16 8:00 AM

Throughout high school and college, I waited tables (I have done pretty much every job function you can think of within a restaurant- except own one.) And unlike popular opinion, I enjoyed it. It allowed me to be social, was fast paced and active, and it allowed me to have some control over my own pay. The better I was at my job, the more I made.

It’s ironic that I enjoyed waitressing, but used to hate sales. After all, it is all sales. Maybe it was because I didn’t view it as a sales job that required me to be pushy, aggressive, and manipulative. I saw it as a dinner party with friends, new and returning. I also didn’t see it as something I did until I found something better to do. (no struggling actor here.) A great waitstaff can make a restaurant the place to be.

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Topics: sales training

Why do salespeople fail?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/2/16 8:00 AM

This was one of the latest questions asked in a sales forum that generated over 40 comments. The poster asked, “ Great companies struggle everyday. They have talented sales people, but they consistently battle sales roadblocks. What are the most common roadblocks? The most challenging?”

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Topics: sales coaching, sales training

Which sales training diet are you trying out in 2016?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  12/30/15 8:00 AM

Have you ever tried a fad diet? Next week a lot of people are going to be trying some type of new diet to get healthy in 2016. Whether it is gluten/dairy/sugar free, or one of those shakes that taste like cake, or have Jenny Craig deliver your meals to you every two weeks- all promise the same thing- miraculous results.

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Topics: sales coaching, sales training

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