Top 5 Reasons Why Customers Aren't That Into You

According to a new survey by Harvard Business Review, 81% of buyers would rather work with a salesperson who have the “same mannerisms” as they do. It’s no surprise that people prefer to work with those they feel a connection with, but what specific “mannerisms” and selling behaviors did the customers list as being the most offensive? Here’s the list:

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Creating Space for Risk in the Sales Organization

Cruising quietly in the middle lane of every sales organization are the 70%ers, a vast group of sales reps whose performance lands them square on them on the hump of the sales performance scale. What differentiates this group from their incentive winning peers? Aptitude for risk-taking.

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Improving Sales Performance of the 60% Just Got Easier...

You can always count on your top 10-20% of sales reps to deliver, and your bottom 20% to disappoint. The real risk - and reward - lies in the 60% of your sales reps that fall somewhere between the heroes and the hopeless of your sales team.

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3 Things Sales Managers Can Learn About Their Reps With 1 Simple Test

Not psychic? Of course you aren’t. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a window into the minds of your sales reps. Sales assessments may not make you psychic, but they can offer sales managers insights into the selling mind of every rep on the sales team- and make the life of any sales manager just a little bit easier.

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Is Your Sales Coaching to Blame- Or Is It Really The Rep?

When you pour your time and energy into a rep and their mediocre level of sales performance won’t budge- do negative thoughts about your own ability to sales coach effectively creep in? Those negative thoughts might have a valid point- or they may need to be banished from your mind.

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Tales from Sales: How to Get Past the Grim Reaper Gatekeeper

“She’s not available right now, would you like to leave a message?” If you had a dollar for every time you heard that line, how rich would you be? The good news is if you respond to this innocuous question correctly you are well on your way to getting the deal closed and the dollars rolling in. Here’s some tips for getting past the gatekeeper.

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How Technology Can Transform Selling Behavior

During the Sales 2.0 conference in Philadelphia, Selling Power Founder Gerhard Gschwandtner sat down with our CEO, Nick Rini, to learn more about Selleration’s sales simulation, UPtick, and discuss how technology be leveraged to gain insight into the selling behaviors and skills of sales reps- and maybe even predict the outcome of basketball games.

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