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Getting More From Sales Training: Three Strategies and A Bobsled Analogy

Companies spend a massive amount of time, energy, and money on sales training, only to find the vast majority of the effort wasted.  If you’ve ever been to sales training where the manager or facilitator exhorts sellers to take “one good idea” from an entire day (or two) of training, you know the story. Why […]

What is Specialized Sales Development?

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How’s this for a Mission Statement?  Specialized Sales Systems exists to help companies build their own specialized sales systems that drive revenue growth. Breakthroughs in technology and process make this process better and cheaper than traditional sales training. It sounds clear to us, but as Matt McDarby and I began sharing our message with the […]

Sales Meeting Reengineering: Cut Off The Talking Heads!

cut off the talking heads

Today we’re talking about talking heads, and how to manage a traditional – and limiting – staple of the sales meeting. In my last article, we looked at the unique value of sales meetings – the chance for sellers to: Interact with the company Learn from each other Practice their craft These are active, lab-type […]

Pivot, Drive, and Accelerate Your Sales Process

Pivot, Drive, and Accelerate Sales With a Better Sales Process Not too long ago, I offered a comment on a post, “The Death of a (Traditional) Salesman” by Tony Rodoni from Salesforce. Rodoni’s post was well-written, and it presented a common view that I see in the sales blogosphere. Essentially, Rodoni says the ways of […]