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The Top 100 Most Innovative Sales Training Blogs (That Will Help You Exceed Your Sales Goals)

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If you’re looking for the most practical and insightful sales bloggers, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the 100 best sales bloggers online today. Whether you’re a first-year sales rep or the CEO of a Fortune 100 company, these bloggers give you the tools, tips and techniques you need to go out there and shatter your sales goals.

Now You Can Enrich Your Contacts Directly From iSEEit

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With iSEEit's brand-new Contact Enricher, you can manage your contacts' profiles faster and easier than ever. Find the right picture and company logo in a snap. Connect to their social media profiles and stay up to date on what they're doing.
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How to Hit a Record Close Rate – The Anatomy of a Perfect Deal

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Here are the key elements behind successfully closed deals that the most successful sales I've known have used to hit close rates of up to 95%.
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10 Common Sales Hiring Mistakes – How to Hire the Right Salesperson

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Last week, I wrote about the worst hiring experience I ever had, and how it ended up costing my company $4 million in lost revenue – the equivalent of a luxury penthouse. It was an expensive learning experience. But since then, I’ve uncovered a few things about what NOT to do when hiring a new sales rep. Here are 10 common hiring mistakes I made as a sales manager – as well as how to fix them and hire the right kind of salesperson.
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How A Single Bad Hire Cost Me a Luxury Penthouse

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Here's a quick story about the worst hiring decision I ever made, and how it ended up costing me a luxury penthouse. What were the mistakes that I made? And what did I do to make sure it never happened again?
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John McMahon’s 3 Simple Questions Will Increase Your Close Rate

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There are three simple yet powerful questions that every rep should be asking throughout each one of their deals. Know the answers to these questions, and you'll know the chance of closing a deal this quarter. What are they? Read through to find out.
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How to Handle Your Reps’ Objections to Your Sales Process

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If you’ve ever tried to implement a structured sales process, then I’m sure at some point you’ve heard your reps bash against it. It doesn’t work. The client isn’t complying with it. It’s too complex. And so on… Here is a list of the 4 most common objections to your sales process and how to handle them, so you can do everything you can to boost your team’s overall performance.
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Why Sales Training Is Wasting Your Money

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Out of every $100,000 you spend on sales training, $87,000 is lost after just 30 days. Here's why, and what you can do to protect your training investment.

5 Questions You Need to Answer to Avoid Slipped Deals

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It’s a few days before the end of the quarter. Your champion just called. Management has decided to wait until next quarter. The money just isn't there at the moment.

Another deal that's slipped through the cracks. How can you keep this from happening to you?

How to Better Close Complex Deals

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Closing large deals is the World Cup of sales. Your first…