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Something happens at the end of a reporting period. I’m not sure what it is, but the organization changes. Things happen faster – approvals, reviews, qualifications, meetings, etc.  And lead times shorten. Sure, some savvy customers intentionally hold off orders...
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Being great or the best often isn’t enough. Having a wonderful product, outstanding back office support, and world-class people sometimes just Having a wonderful product, outstanding back office support, and world-class people sometimes merely readies you for business — it...
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Earlier this morning I read a white paper about marketing automation when this stat hit me — the average B2B company closes .28% of all inquiries. I don’t know how accurate that number is or what definition of an inquiry...
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Early in my career, I worked with a salesperson who thought whatever you had to do to make a sale was okay and fair game — as long as it wasn’t illegal.  I witnessed a number of tactics that made me cringe. For...
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This could be a longer post, but it’s not necessary. Here’s the punchline: Sell now! It honestly amazes me the number of companies and business leaders who seemingly have no sense of urgency. I know of one company who for the past...
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I come into contact with a number of companies who are great at the things they do, but aren’t the logical choice in their market. They want to be, but aren’t. And they’re frustrated with the thoughts of why they don’t have...
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It’s obvious I’m a copywriter. But for many of my clients, it’s a weird kinda secret — I have two personas online 🙂 Many of my clients know me as a sales consultant providing coaching and traditional consulting services. Other...
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If you’ve been following my writing, you’ve probably read more than once there are only three way to grow revenue – get more new customers, increase the value of your average sale, and increase the frequency and volume of repeat...
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Late last week I unwittingly experienced what has to be top on the list of sales mistakes. As it happened, I couldn’t believe it: Salesperson: Here are our benefits…blah, blah, blah. Me: What does it take open an account? Salesperson: Just a...
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It somewhat amazes me I don’t receive more coupons or gift certificates when receiving goods and services I’ve purchased. It’s the perfect time to offer an add-on, upgrade, or cross-sell to a new product. Stuffing a few offers in the...
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