The “Great Salary Debate”

One of the many topics that I hear the sales community discussing is how to pay salespeople and what the ratio of base salary to commissions should be to create the on-target earnings (OTE). What then is the motivational impact of a lower base salary base vs. a higher base salary for the candidate? I

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New Starts and New Salespeople

I was just reading an email from a gentleman who is changing his profession and becoming a member of the sales community. He is a police officer and has just committed himself to a new career as an insurance salesperson! Wow! So, I want to offer my congratulations to him. I applaud not only his

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Networking at Work!

I recently attended a networking seminar (actually an informal gathering of bright people) that was inspired by the Seth Godin book “Purple Cow.” It was a fun and interesting event punctuated by excited folks sharing their entrepreneurial ideas and…you guessed it – great networking! What struck me the most was the amazing cross-section of people,

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The Secret of Sales Is…

Dear Todd Cohen Sales Community members, What do you think the secrets of sales success are? Is it a vast well of closely held, deep, dark secrets that only a few master, or is it there right in front of you?I have talked, held sales coaching classes, and lectured on this for years, and I’ve thought

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Building a True Community of Sales Professionals.

For many years now, the concept of an online community has grown from dreams to reality. Many different organizations and groups have formed some really amazing communities. I was once part of a great company called Pensare, where the mission was to build communities of MBA candidates getting their degrees online! That was a fun

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Excellent Sales Management Means to Communicate Obessively!!

Leadership and communication are intertwined and dependent on each other. This is not news nor is it a revelation, just my observation! Good leaders communicate well, and good communication skills are essential to be a good leader. In my sales career, I have never stopped thinking about what a great leader is, and I want

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NEVER STOP NETWORKING!!

Many of you are naturals at the “art” of networking. Some have to work harder at it. Some are terrified to network. I have always enjoyed the process because I have always thought and believed that it is just a natural extension of what we do as sales pros! Meeting and greeting with a “mission”

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