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Sales Development: 5 Ways to Grow Revenue Without Selling New Customers

5 Ways to Grow Revenue Without Selling New Customers

Most sales leaders talk too much about new business development.

The truth is: they would be better off yapping less about selling new customers and yapping more about growing existing customers.

Topics: sales performance sales process

Sales Leadership Series: Mike Searson | Vice President, Local Revenue at Corus Entertainment

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Being a sales manager has always been a difficult job. But we can all agree that over the last couple of years, it’s gotten a lot harder.

In this episode of the Sales Leadership Series, Mike Searson, Vice President, Local Revenue at Corus Entertainment discusses sales and executive leadership tips. He also addresses some of the top KPIs he looks at and what sales managers should be focused on in the upcoming years.

Tune in now or keep reading for a brief overview.

Topics: sales performance sales leadership

Sales Pain Points You Need to Address in 2022

Sales Pain Points You Need to Address in 2022

This past year has been full of changes due to the pandemic. More and more people prefer to shop and find their information online.

By now, you realize it's going to take more than just clever marketing and hard work to compete in this ever-changing landscape.

If you want to prepare for 2022, you must look at the pandemic’s impact and how the business landscape has changed. Otherwise, you’ll quickly fall behind. With so many shops competing for consumer attention, and 22% of businesses closing since the pandemic, the pressure is on.

Topics: sales performance pain points

#WomenInSales Month with Guests Lori Clark and Dana Nagel

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Continuing season 5 of the Improving Sales Performance Series, host Matt Sunshine and co-host Stephanie Downs, continue to focuses on celebrating #WomenInSales for the month of October.

Guests Lori Clark, Director of Local Sales at KHOU-TV; TEGNA - HOUSTON, and Dana Nagel, Director of Sales, TEGNA/WKYC Media join the show to share their insight, tips, and knowledge on various topics that help companies improve sales performance.

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Topics: sales performance women in sales

#WomenInSales Month with Guests Nicki Harkrider-Probey and Jessica Hagan

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The new season of the Improving Sales Performance Series has a slight twist. 

Host Matt Sunshine is joined by co-hosted by Stephanie Downs to focus on celebrating, honoring, and recognizing #WomenInSales for the month of October.

To start the season, Nicki Harkrider-Probey (VP, Local Revenue Officer at TEGNA) and Jessica Hagan (President & General Manager at KTVB News Group) join the show to share their insight, tips, and knowledge on various topics that help companies improve sales performance.

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Topics: sales performance women in sales

8 Practice Drills to Move Your Feet and Become a Sales Baller

8 Practice Drills to Move Your Feet and Become a Sales Baller

When you've been in the industry for a while, you realize the astounding similarities between sports and business. Like sports, sales is a highly-competitive field, and you must have the ability to think on your feet with rock-solid professionalism.

In both, success boils down to having a winning attitude that demands discipline and attention to detail regarding how you prepare and perform.

As an athlete, it’s vital to understand the basic concept of agility the ability to change your body’s position by having quick feet. As a sales manager or consultant, rather than applying the phrase, “Move Your Feet” to your body, you must apply it to your mindset and tactics.

Topics: sales performance

Sales Leadership Series with Carrie Berkbuegler, Director of Sales at Zimmer Communications

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Straight from the Director of Sales at Zimmer Communications, Carrie Berkbuegler discusses sales leadership, sales performance tips, and answers a few questions that we all have.

You’ll get answers to questions like – what are the key performance metrics you track? What are the big rocks that you’re focused on? And how has sales management changed over the past few years?

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Topics: sales performance sales leadership

Sales Leadership Series with Bernie Weiss, President at iHeartMedia New York and Author

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What do selling and tennis have in common?

Bernie Weiss, President at iHeartMedia New York and Author of Ace It! How Sales Champions Win New Business answers that question, plus offers some sales performance tips.

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Topics: sales performance

Sales Leadership Series: Scott Sutherland, SVP/Market Manager, Phoenix, Bonneville International

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What big rocks should sales managers focus on? What should they be doing or learning right now to ensure success?

On this episode of the Sales Leadership Series, Scott Sutherland, VP/Market Manager of the Phoenix Market at Bonneville International, joins host Matt Sunshine to answers these questions and discuss sales and executive leadership tips.

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Topics: sales performance sales leadership

31 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Your Sales Team this Month

_motivational quotes for sales successIt's the beginning of the month. You're ready to help your team crush their sales goals. Sometimes they need a reminder of why they love what they do or a little help to boost their morale after a lost sale.

Well, there are many things you can do to help your team improve sales performance and reach their sales goals, and here's something that can help boost morale, inspire, and increase productivity: motivation. 

We've put together 31 motivational quotes related to sales and business success. That's one for each day of the month!

Topics: sales performance