Tag: salesperson

Why self promotional content is alright once in a while

Here is why shameless self-promotional content is OK once in a while but not too often!One of the most important rules of content that is often forgotten is the 70:20:10 rule. -70% should be own Thought Leadership content – 20% should be other’s content – 10% – and not more – can be self-promotional content…
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Do quota-crushers, hunters and lone wolves make great salespersons?

Did you think quota crushers, hunters and lone wolves make great salespersons? Guess what – radically different skills are in order! Technologists, delivery experience, highly analytical, problem solvers and storytellers are as important as ever. Graham Hawkins, blogging on a Salesforce state of sales research identifies the following skills as most important:1) Teachers – ability…
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How to keep your salesperson honest!

I was talking with a CEO who said that ‘all salespeople by nature are dishonest – <a choicest Hindi abuse>’. I winced. I told him, Not necessarily. It depends on the traits you hired for & the sales process you have that encourage or discourage honesty. A salesperson’s ‘honesty’ is not just innate – it…
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What is the biggest must-avoid trait of a sales-person?

What is the biggest must-avoid trait of a sales-person? You may be unimpressive,┬ámay not understand customer needs, communicate poorly. You may still survive in sales.But there is one thing that will spell doom for your sales career. It comes in three alphabets – EGO. PRINCIPLE 1: The prospect is allowed to hurt your ego –…
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