Category: Sales

Why Do People Buy What They Buy?

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC DickTaylorBlog.com If you’re in sales, this is probably the question that haunts you most: Why do people do the things they do? Daniel… read more

The Dreaded “Got-a-minute?” Meeting

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com How long is a “Got-a-minute?” meeting in your office? I’m guessing it’s more than a minute. Shoot, I remember a “Got-a-second?”… read more

How to Win a Customer Before they Google

By:  Duane Alverson, President MacDonald Broadcasting Company (Saginaw & Lansing) In today’s world, consumers’ path to purchase almost always goes by way of a search engine. In fact, according to Forrester Research data, 71% of consumers begin their journeys by using a search engine to discover new products and services (initiation), and 74% report using… read more

40 Years Later Sales Managers Are Still Making This Silly Mistake

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com As a young sales manager, I actually said this in a sales meeting: “We have a new salesperson starting next week…. read more

The Shopping Spree

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com I’m on the road doing my one day seminar Radio Sales $101. Our brochure advertises a 180-day money back guarantee. Still,… read more

Ask Every Sales Candidate This Provocative Question

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com If you want to save yourself from another bad hire, then ask this question toward the end of your first interview:… read more

The Sales Contest

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com Let me tell you a story because that’s what I do. Some of you will remember when I used to tour… read more

The Debrief: Five Questions to Ask at the End of Your Meeting

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com Sarah and I are in Bermuda with her brother, Bob, and his wife, Kathy. On Tuesday morning we get up, get on… read more

Stop Making These Top 10 Marketing Mistakes

By:  Duane Alverson, President MacDonald Broadcasting Company (Saginaw & Lansing) If you’re like most business leaders, you’re likely struggling to navigate the myriad of marketing channels available to advertisers these days. With so many options out there, and with attention spans so fragmented and disjointed, how are business owners to know how and where to… read more

The Real Job of (Sales) Management is Getting Into Their Heads

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com I do not have a degree in psychiatry. But as a sales manager, I often felt like I needed one. You… read more