Building a better sales pipeline is a lot like that famous lyric from Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler: “Know when to walk away, know when to run.”
Through my years as a sales leader, I’ve learned that, despite our natural instinct as sellers to fight to win every sale, sometimes it’s best to walk away when the prospect goes cold.
In the February issue of Top Sales Magazine, I reflect on a recent situation where a prospect went cold, explore five reasons why it can happen even to the best of us, and share some strategies you can employ to tackle the challenges when they arise.
When I think of a day in the life of a top seller, there’s a common theme. They invest their time in the right prospects, the right clients, and the right sales activities. In professional services, this focus becomes even more important, because many times they are balancing business development and sales along with client delivery.
How can you know what steps will move you forward faster, help you build strategic relationships, and accelerate sales results?
Having the right sales plan will help you get there.
In this week’s blog, I share strategies for building your sales plan for professional services. As a bonus, learn how you can receive your 2020 Planning Worksheet and The Modern Seller Lifetime Value Inventory.
I once heard someone say that “individual days may feel long, but the years, they fly by.” How true that is! A new decade is this big, blank canvas where you can dream up the next 10 years. What will that look like for you, professionally and personally? What are the goals and legacy you’d like to be actively creating?
In my sales and leadership keynotes I talk about the need in today’s world to design your legacy looking forward instead of looking back. From exactly where you are today, you can choose to be an active creator of your life and legacy. That’s what I’ve come to look forward to about my annual One Word Tradition. Creating the anchor point I want to live by for the next 365 days.
In this week’s post, I share my One Word for 2020. Have you participated in the One Word tradition? If so, I’d love to hear your word and reasons behind it.
The new year brings new resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to be more productive, in this week’s blog post I offer ideas and insights to help modern sellers understand why they aren’t as productive as they should be, what the top three productivity dos and don’ts are for sellers, and my favorite hack to improve day-to-day productivity.
2019 is almost a wrap. This has been an eventful year that’s included my recognition among the LinkedIn Top Voices in Sales and Top Sales World’s Top 50 Sales Blogs. Those awards are especially meaningful, because one of my goals is to continually grow thought leadership resources for the sales community, to help you ignite your sales and make a leadership impact.
From my dozens of posts in 2019, here’s a recap of the sales blog content that most captured your attention and can provide important lessons you can carry with you into 2020.
I look forward to sharing more insights with you in the new year. Happy Holidays, and here’s to your continued success as a modern seller!