More Sales Through More Referrals!

As a sales professional, you own your business – this is your territory, your area, your vertical market, or whatever patch of earth you call your area to get out there and sell! As a sales professional, you (hopefully) are spending a great deal of time prospecting and developing clients and then CLOSING them! That

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Time to Focus on the BIG CLOSE!

Good Morning Sales Community, Greetings from Philadelphia at 4:34 am! Let me ask you a question: Are you FOCUSED on CLOSING DEALS as we rush to the end of Q3 and the beginning Q4 of 2007? In other words, are you focusing your talents and efforts on the highest value clients and the ones most

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Great Clients

What makes a great client? What makes a client great? (Did I just ask the same thing?) What drives the sales community to go the extra mile for a client? I am sure that we as sales professionals have had enough client interaction to have formed plenty of opinions on the best and worst traits

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Be on TIME!

OK…I need to have a small “rant” for a moment or two. I think the one thing that could earn ejection from the sales community is not having a healthy respect for time! Time is respect. Period. If you make an appointment, be on time. Plan it well and think about the things that will

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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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