Tag Archives: New Clients

Everybody Wants To Close But No One Wants to Prospect

Sales professionals love winning new clients, accolades, and rewards! Unfortunately, the adoration only appears after lots of faith, toil, and sacrifice. Legendary blues singer, Albert King, captured the sentiment when he sang, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, But Nobody … Continue reading

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Selective Selling Is Storytelling

Imagine a sales professional is granted one customer for the entire year. Who does she select? Is it the market leader? The prospect with the biggest budget? The deal where she has invested the most time and energy? No. No. … Continue reading

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You Got Any Partners?

A popular undergraduate introduced his latest girlfriend to his best friend. After the girlfriend exchanged pleasantries and passed the best friend’s eye test, he smiled broadly at the young lady and enthusiastically asked, “You got any partners!!?” The eager buddy … Continue reading

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3 Reasons My Business Needs a Super-Villain

Business heroes have become larger than life. Entrepreneurs are either bragging about their latest victory, or someone else is doing it for them. Storytelling has become increasingly important for business success. Branding over-sized personalities is equally impactful as marketing their … Continue reading

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Spray and Pray Kills Sales Momentum

Entrepreneurs demanding sales growth is business as usual. Achieving that growth presents the challenge. While a specific marketing plan is a good strategic start, results depends on actually connecting with prospects and converting them to customers. Targeting customers who pay … Continue reading

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Connective Marketing – We All Get More

Marketing data and analytics are amazing! They provide better decision making. They quantify processes and results leading to business success. Except it ignores the human element. Emotional connection drives business development. People buy from people. Clearly, branding helps. However, recognize … Continue reading

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Fail Your Way to Success

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” according to Sir Winston Churchill, a masterful statesman. He might as well have been a masterful salesman considering how he convinced supporters and skeptics to accept his solutions … Continue reading

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