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Intuitive Curiosity? – A Sales Professional Skill!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about what makes certain sales professionals better than others. More specifically, what gives some sales professionals that “edge”? Do elements just exist naturally within the DNA of great sales professionals that you can’t teach? There are many factors that set certain sales professionals apart from the rest, and today I’m declaring …

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Fall on Your Sword – 4 Steps to Fixing a Bad Sales Relationship

This past week during one of my Sales Culture Workshops a client asked me, “How can I fix a bad sales relationship?” That’s a great question—and it has a very simple four-part solution: Just ask. It’s not complicated, and it’s not mysterious. One thing I see salespeople doing incorrectly is assuming that they know what …

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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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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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The 5 Most Important Words

Dear ToddCohen.com Sales Community, I was having breakfast with my friend Dr. Richard Marcus today, and he had the most amazing thing to say. Richard is a consulting psychologist and is highly regarded in his field – and after our conversation, I am again reminded why. We were talking about networking and how that is truly the lifeblood of how business moves. Richard …

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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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Sales Is Not an “If”

Dear ToddCohen.com Sales Community, Sales is precise. We have talked in the past that what we do is an art and a science. It is a skill, and it takes time to hone it to perfection. Sales is not about the “if.” Let me explain. I have been listening to different sales people lately and …

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Old School and Proud of It

Dear Todd Cohen Sales Community, Earlier today, I received an out-of-office notice that ended with the following phrase “and here is my number if anyone actually still uses a phone.” I laughed hard, and then I stopped to think about the irony of that. With the advent – wait, the ONSLAUGHT – of social media and …

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Are You Mentorvating?

Dear ToddCohen.com Sales Community, I am hereby pleased to announce a brand new word to the international lexicon of sales vernacular! Ready? The word is “mentorvate.” OK, I admit it – I talk too fast sometimes. The other day I was engaged with a client, and we were talking about the main job of a sales leader.  …

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