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Bring your customers new revenue.

Wait a minute, as a seller my job is to sell, get paid and line up the next sale, there is no place in the sales process for the process to work backwards, they pay you, and not you pay them. And in this singular logic lies the magic of bringing your customers value, in [...]

The Tomatoes Ate Your Profits

Here is a tale of how to not lose your lunch and your profits.  I was in Calgary touring some operations when I had the chance to meet a potential new sales representative. An arrangement was made to meet at the local eatery and have a “get to know you” meeting. The meeting was going as [...]

The Sales Essays Volume #2

The Tomatoes Ate Your Profits Here is a tale of how to not lose your lunch and your profits. Late last year I was in Calgary  touring some of our operations  where I met a potential new sales representative. An arrangement was made to meet at the local eatery and have a “get to know [...]

The Sales Essays Volume #1

The Sales Essays: Introduction For quite some time now I have been thinking about doing some business writing. I wanted to write about past experiences both good and bad and what lessons I have learned from these experiences. I read a lot (at times up to three books a week) and so I know what [...]

Three Business Lessons From The Drag Strip

I learned the following at our “Guys Night at the Drags.” The cars were all in top form and as I sat enjoying the racing action I found myself reflecting on the similarities between the business world and the sport of drag racing. Some key business lessons to be learned from the sport: 1. Be [...]

Accountability, Anaconda Style

Leading by Leaning or… Accountability, Anaconda Style “Watch out guys, here comes the boss. Look busy.” Unfortunately, the above is a common statement in many businesses and if you are not sure what this is a sign of, let me tell you. It is the sign of failed corporate culture, bad management, missing accountability and a tangible [...]

Is A Coffee Card Networking’s Secret Weapon?

In the last three weeks our company has secured three major new clients. What’s unique is that each of these clients was referred to our company by a past or current client and our cost to land each one was just a cup of coffee. How networking skills and a Coffee Card can be the [...]

It’s Dollars Not Deals

Once again I have been witnessing an exchange of opinions on how to account for sales performance, this time taking place inside a Linked-In™ sales management group. I continue to be amazed that anyone who calls themselves a “sales professional” would engage in using a “deal count” as a “sales close ratio”. The bottom line [...]

Bring Your Customers New Revenue.

Wait a minute, as a seller my job is to sell, get paid and line up the next sale, there is no place in the sales process for the process to work backwards, they pay you, and not you pay them. And in this singular logic lies the magic of bringing your customers value, in [...]

The Whistle Dog Factor

Or how $.25 destroyed a customer for life The facts have not been changed to protect the guilty. OK, I admit it I have a secret love of hot dogs, to be specific an A&W Whistle Dog, Onion Rings and Diet Root Beer. Now don’t get me wrong this is not a daily or even [...]