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by Maria Trizna April 20, 2018

Are your SMEs and technical sales people making these mistakes?

Technical business leaders and subject matter experts (SMEs) struggle to tell their company and product story. That’s because they have the “Curse of Knowledge”, a common phenomenon that happens when people who’ve been exposed to their product for a long time can’t imagine what it’s like to not know or understand their technology product. This leads to conversations that miss the mark or bore important decision-makers. The good news is that if your SMEs are experiencing "Curse of Knowledge" symptoms discussed below, you can give your fix it by providing the proper training and tools to help them have more relevant conversations. 

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by Liz Stone March 28, 2018

How to Craft a Sales Culture That Fits Different People

Over the past 15 years, we’ve worked with every kind of salesperson. The four types that we see over and over again are: 

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by Maria Trizna March 21, 2018

The Secret Tool Every Sales Leader Needs to Transform Sales Teams

In a Strategic Management classroom, a sea of groans was heard as 50 students voiced their displeasure. Several analysis frameworks were up on the screen. All had to be completed before we could develop a recommendation that would determine a freight company’s fate. 

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by Stephen Abrahms February 14, 2018

How to Ensure Your Sales Reps Don't Flirt with the Competition

I receive a lot of love letters from recruiters asking for first dates to chat about “exciting sales opportunities”. The position is not a career progression opportunity, but a similar business development role at a different company. Clearly, these recruiters don’t expect me to be faithful employee.  

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by Liz Stone October 31, 2017

Is Your Sales Team Spooking Potential Customers?

We're all familiar with the dreaded phone call from a unwelcome sales person. The phone rings from a number you haven't seen before. You consider letting it go to voicemail, but curiosity wins. You answer - and immediately regret it.

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by Liz Stone September 13, 2017

Sales Leadership Takeaways from Vince Lombardi’s Famous Speech

“Winning is not a sometimes thing; it’s an all the time thing” is one of legendary coach Vince Lombardi’s most famous lines. It comes from his motivational speech “What It Takes to Be #1”, in which he provides a glimpse into his coaching philosophy which can be applied to any kind of organization, including that of sales.

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by Liz Stone June 9, 2017

Your Guide to Hiring an Amazing Sales Manager

A sales manager is a critical hire to any selling organization. At Sales Result, we encounter sales managers all the time, and it’s rare we meet one that isn’t in need of leadership coaching or additional tools and training to guide their team.  

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by Liz Stone May 8, 2017

Successful Sales Onboarding: 5 Topics to Include in Your New Hire Plan

The first 90 days of a new hire’s time at your company is largely tied to their overall success as an employee and productive salesperson. Successful onboarding leads to reduced turnover, increased ramp-up time, and less stress all around. New hires that are onboarded properly generally have higher success potential then their untrained counterparts.

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by Liz Stone April 26, 2017

The 12 Elements of a Winning Sales Organization

An effective sales organization is at the heart of a successful company. It is the sum of many parts, all of which work together for the achievement of selling objectives such as increasing sales, maximizing profits, and expanding market share.

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by Liz Stone December 22, 2016

6 Sales Resolutions That Will Stick

Many of us are familiar with the fleeting nature of New Year's resolutions: eat less and exercise often top the list and are hard to happily maintain year-long! Regardless of whether personal resolutions are your thing, you should be making a committment to professional improvement of yourself and your team each year. These resolutions don't involve limiting your caloric intake and increasing time on a treadmill and even better, they'll yield big results for your business, likely becoming mainstays in future years. 

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