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Lead Your Sales Team to Q4 Success!

Fantasy Football, candy jars, office parties and potlucks have everyone feeling festive through Q4. Take advantage of that with your sales team with a little friendly competition. In your next team meeting, cover these winning 10 sales strategies to close more sales in Q4. Add some incentives and let the
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You Reap What You Sow

When you’re not competing on price, you have to show prospects your value early and often. Start making their job easier. Check in on them regularly and bring them ideas to help them be more successful in their role now. It’s all about nurturing the relationship. Put the time in
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NOW is the Time to Give Prospects a Way to Reduce Their Tax Liability

You may not be thinking about taxes yet, but you can bet your prospects are. If they still have budget for 2018, they’d rather invest in their business than lose it to Uncle Sam. Offer up some perfectly timed small projects, add-ons or equipment that will help reduce their tax
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Teach Your Sales Reps Some New Tricks

When sales results look bleak, it’s time to brush off the team’s old tricks in favor for something new. What they know clearly isn’t working. Give them more training to help them sell more effectively. You’ll increase their confidence and see a boost in sales activity. Related posts: How Prospecting
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Who’s Talking Now?

If cold calls make you feel like you’ve activated your inner robot or are reading from a script, then it’s safe to say you’re doing all the talking. Cold calls are a key opportunity to listen to the prospect and understand what their challenges are. Add in open-ended questions and
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Making Your Prospects Taste Their Own Success

Listen up Starbucks lovers. If you’re willing to pay extra for that quality coffee experience, but you’re worried about being 20-30% more expensive than your competitors, you’re missing a daily lesson with that coffee. Show your prospects how you’re going to give them a better experience and they’ll line up
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Winning is Not Everything – But Making the Effort to Win Is

Vince Lombardi didn’t lead the Green Bay Packers to 5 NFL championships in 7 years without putting in effort. And, he didn’t quit in the fourth quarter. Set up your 4th quarter appointments now so you can close before 2018’s game is over. Here’s your playbook: 10 Sales Strategies to
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What Does Your Linkedin Profile Say About You?

Your LinkedIn profile should represent the best of your career. Have it reflect the ways you help people and your expertise in a way that aligns with what your current prospects need. Add content that relates to your work experience and illustrates that expertise. Be sure to include content for all
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Stop Expecting Results, Start Expecting Performance

Sometimes results aren’t always in your sales rep’s control. But their performance is, and that’s what you should be tracking through the sales cycle. Are they making the calls and are they following up? If they are not meeting your performance expectations over a period of six or more months,
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Your Value is Like a Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie

I love to bake. Every Sunday I make three batches of chocolate chip cookies for my family of three boys. Friends who stop by know the cookie jar will be full and ask to dip in. No kid or adult is immune, and they can never stop at just one.