WHAT Are You Waiting for?

Dear ToddCohen.com Sales Community, Forgive me, for I am about to rant a bit again. I am trying to understand why, when given a personal referral, sales professionals wait to call that warm lead? Please help me understand this one! Anyone? Hello? What am I missing? When we are given a lead, this is a

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How to Build a Powerful Sales Culture – Part II

The 5 Essential Skills Needed by Sales Reps and Sales Professionals. In last month’s newsletter feature, we discussed how developing a sales culture in which everyone in an organization becomes part of the virtual sales team can help create overwhelming success. We also introduced the two basic types of team roles – sales representatives and

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How to Build a Powerful Sales Culture – Part I

What Is Your Role Increasing Sales at Your Company? How can your organization sell more and sell smarter? By creating a powerful sales culture – an environment that inspires and engages everyone in the organization to become part of the virtual sales team and support the sales efforts. In this first article of our six-part

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An Effective Virtual Team and Sales Culture

An excerpt from the upcoming Sales Culture book “Everyone’s in Sales” I see examples of effective virtual teams and sales cultures everywhere I go. I see a lot of examples, but still not enough to think that the sales culture practices are commonplace and clearly understood by sales organizations. When the sales professionals thoroughly understand

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Sales Is NOT a 5-Letter Word!

Dear ToddCohen.com Sales Community, Shhhh, don’t let anyone hear me tell you this, but you are IN sales! It’s OK, don’t panic. Take a few deep breaths. It’s true. It does not matter what you do, whether you are employed or in a career transition. Intriguing to me is when people think that sales is a “5-letter

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Cadillac (Wo)man

Dear ToddCohen.com Sales Community, Yesterday was a scientific experiment for me. Here is what transpired. In a few months, my car lease expires. I need to think about a new car, and that is exciting for me. So many choices and so many ways to go! Yes, I love cars! I have been looking passively at many different models, and one

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Please! Gimme a Break!

Dear ToddCohen.com Sales Community, In the last few months, I have counted no less than 20 different sales gurus claiming they have THE answer to selling in this recession. The titles all start the same way – “The 10 things you need to know…”, or “The 5 new things you can do…” or, my favorite “The

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