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Yes, You Can Become a Fearless Negotiator!

We negotiate every day, don’t we? Whether it is with our partners over dinner, our kids over bedtime, or in our day-to-day jobs. If only it were always this easy!But let’s face it - negotiating in sales just isn’t fun times for most of us. In...

Sounding More Like a Human Than Your Email Sequences Do

We have to make sure that we're focused on sounding more like a human than our email sequences do. This kind of goes along with the thinking that you have to be able to add more value to the conversation than Google or your website does.

How do you close out your year strong when you're stretched thin for time?

A lot of people I talk to don't believe that you can generate a lot of new business in the last few weeks of the year, but I would challenge you in that belief. Because a lot of times it's really just a matter of understanding what are the...

Book Review How to Change by Katy Milkman

So, have you ever wondered why some things work for you, but not for others? Or why so many of us fail at our New Year's Eve resolutions every year? It is one of the main things that I am writing about in a chapter right now.

Discounts must die.

Seem like strong words? Good! Keep reading, this post is for you.

7 Science Based Techniques to Develop a Discipline

Why do so many salespeople know what to do, but very few do what they know? Ok, now who hasn’t asked that question? From sales leader's posts on LinkedIn to the sales managers and salespeople we work with on a daily basis, it has come up a lot...

Why don't we trust salespeople?

Seems like an obvious question doesn’t it? If you have read Daniel Pink’s book, “To Sell is Human” you know that 9 out of 10 people have a negative perception of sales people. Heck, salespeople don’t even trust other salespeople!

3 Sales Leaks CEOs Can't Afford to Ignore

I have been asked if summer is a slow season for me. Having worked with startup CEOs, small business owners, and enterprise executives for the past decade, summer is when the busy season is just starting!

It surprised me that I hadn’t really...

8 Competencies a VP of Sales Needs to Succeed

Lately several VPs of Sales have approached me or been referred to me. Some want help understanding what is happening with their sales force. Others are new to the role and “need to make sure this goes right” to prove they can do it. Others are...

Trouble selling? Try talking without a filter

It’s widely known that one of the main obstacles for sales success is that awful desire to be liked. Luckily I don’t suffer from that.

Now, not needing to be liked is not the same thing as saying whatever is on your mind all the time. It is a...