Skill #2 – How Engagement Expands Your Prosperity - with Patrick Carter

Skill #2 – How Engagement Expands Your Prosperity

Last month, sales leader Patrick Carter joined our CEO Lynn Whitbeck to introduce their new 12-part series. In that first episode, Patrick and Lynn revealed their acronym, “PERFORMANCE,” highlighting the top 11 power skills you need to boost your sales career. Following a discussion of “Problem Solving” earlier this month, the duo are back to discuss the second letter, “Engagement.” …

Skill #1 - Problem Solving Your Way to Success

Skill #1 – Problem Solving Your Way to Success

In our last sales podcast, sales leader Patrick Carter joined our CEO Lynn Whitbeck for the first installment of a new 12-part series. That episode introduced their acronym, “PERFORMANCE,” highlighting the top 11 power skills you need to boost your sales career. Today, Patrick and Lynn dive into that first P in PERFORMANCE: Problem Solving. What do you do when …

How to Laser Focus Significant Tools to Achieve Your Goals

How to Laser Focus Significant Tools to Achieve Your Goals

How can you achieve sales success this 2020? It starts with laser focus and the right tools. Lynn spoke with sales expert Gresham W. Harkless Jr. on how entrepreneurs, business owners, and people with a side hustle can find new opportunities and sales leads for their organizations. Ring in the new year with these unmissable tips. Gresh manages a community …

10 Big Ways to Unlock Innovative Tech Sales - Dennis Sullivan

10 Big Ways to Unlock Innovative Tech Sales

How do you obtain customers and effectively manage relationships with them in the tech industry? We spoke with Dennis Sullivan, a sales expert and relationship ninja who leads from the heart to build strong, lasting connections. Although the sales profession has changed a lot over the years, Dennis’s unique approach in the tech field has helped him secure continued success. …

4 Communication Fundamentals that Unlock Sales Success

4 Communication Fundamentals that Unlock Sales Success

Sales isn’t just the art of convincing people to buy the product or service you’re selling. In fact, the foundation of sales lies in quality communication: You must learn to actively listen so you understand what your customer wants and needs. But this is easier said than done. Luckily, we got some key tips to improve your communication fundamentals. In …

What is the Retail Sales Apocalypse & Why is it Overrated?

What is the Retail Sales Apocalypse & Why is it Overrated?

Lately, you can’t escape discussions about how artificial intelligence – AI – will inevitably disrupt and even end retail sales. We’re already seeing the rise of self-checkout stands at grocery stores, and chatbots are an increasingly common part of online purchasing experiences. Are we on the verge of a retail sales apocalypse? We spoke to Patrick Carter, a sales leader …

The Secrets for Successful Job Sharing in Sales

The Secrets for Successful Job Sharing in Sales

Depending on your career and personal needs, job sharing may be an ideal option for you. Even in sales, job sharing is possible! But how can you pursue this option in your sales position? In a new interview, Lynn spoke to two sales women who successfully job shared for over a decade. After all that time, Liz Pearl and Tari …

How to Create Lasting Value for Client-Vendor Relationships

How to Create Lasting Value for Client-Vendor Relationships

Whether you work in sales directly or work with sales, you may wonder how you can work more effectively with procurement and provide long-term value in your client-vendor relationships. Kendall Cowdrey, a senior procurement facilitator at a Fortune 500 organization, knows a thing or two about developing lasting relationships. She offers expert advice in our new podcast interview. Kendall explains …

Should You Flirt in Order to Make a Sale?

Should You Flirt in Order to Make a Sale?

In our dog-eat-dog world, many people feel that they must use every tool possible to get ahead. This as true in sales as anywhere else. When a study suggests that saleswomen are 20% more successful when they flirt with clients, you can understand why some saleswomen would follow that path. But is being a flirt as lucrative as it seems? …

How to Develop a Style & Brand for Career Success

How to Develop a Style & Brand for Career Success

We’ve all heard of branding, but have you thought about why it’s so important? How do you develop your style and brand so that you’ll succeed in your career? Special guest Melissa Forziat joins us for an illuminating interview all about crafting your branding. With Melissa’s experience as a small business marketing coach and event manager, she has all the …

How to Win Friends and Build Influence with Gatekeepers

How to Win Friends and Build Influence with Gatekeepers

Receptionists: They’re often the first person seen and the last person considered. However, a smart saleswoman will recognize them for the power they have. Receptionists, like personal assistants and coordinators, are gatekeepers. Gatekeepers can be the difference between you connecting with your potential buyer and being shown out the door. Indeed, it won’t matter how well you can sell your …

Recovering from a Misstep

Recovering From a Misstep

Sales is a tricky business that requires excellent people skills as you build trust with your clients. But no matter how much you’ve mastered the art of sales, you’ll still make mistakes from time to time. What kinds of missteps can occur during the sales process? What about client relationships – are missteps more serious and harder to overcome? Moreover, how …

demonstrate sincere interest in your clients

Demonstrate Sincere Interest in Your Clients

In sales, demonstrating sincere interest in your clients, or worthy intent, is invaluable. It’s how you build stronger, lasting relationships with your clients. Worthy intent in professional sales is all about building relational capital with your prospects and clients – the practice of making a deeper connection with the individuals you work with. You accomplish this by shifting the focus …