Elinor Stutz is October’s Contributor Spotlight! Each month, SalesPOP! interviews one of our top contributors, giving readers a peek into the mind of experts in the sales industry. Stutz has had a long relationship with SalesPOP!, sharing her insights as one of the “65 Business Women Influencers.” Her SalesPOP! Contributions include numerous blog articles such ...
Perseverance in sales is difficult. If there’s any factor that pushes someone away from being a salesperson, it would be the constant rejection. Sales is a difficult, challenging field. Salespeople get told “no” constantly, deal with potentially difficult clients, and juggle a lot of information, all at once. If you explore the retention statistics, many people ...
Summer brings many challenges for the employees of a sales organization. Decision makers are on vacation, and buyers aren’t always as responsive. It’s easy to get defeated, and it can be difficult to maintain high sales quotas. All of these factors contribute to the annual trend of sales “drowning” in summer. Join us on July ...
Sales. It’s right at the center of a company’s revenue strategy. Without sales, revenue doesn’t happen at all. With the right sales team and the right strategy–and of course the right product or service–it’s a rocket ride right out through the top. But what comes before all that? You guessed it: sales training. Join us ...
There are always two sides to a story, and today’s is about the worthiness of micromarketing. Some say it is a complete waste of time to make room for extra niceties while others applaud the effort. In the competitive sales environment, I found most salespeople focused only on the quick hit sales to ensure making ...
Pressure can be intense for salespeople during the last quarter of the year. One strategy is to remember previous prospects we had mistakenly predicted to be future clients. Instead of forever sealing a door, reach out one more time to instead seal business. Take the unusual step of contacting a prospect who previously rejected you. ...
It boggles the mind to hear people suggest there is only one way to tackle a situation. Even worse is when they take the long journey for reaching goals versus seeking out the most direct route. The issue is similar to using the perimeter of a square versus taking the diagonal. If we believe that ...
The comparison of clientele and a beautiful garden came to mind as I was in conversation with a friend. Jane asked the question, “How do you handle difficult prospective and current clients?” She admitted it is difficult to be in the presence of some. My response was, Remove the weeds to make room for the ...
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