Whenever you start a new sales job or move to a new region, odds are that you're looking at a territory that's equally new to you. Breaking into a new sales territory is a daunting task because it means you're starting your pipeline from scratch. At best you'll have a few leads from someone who managed the territory before you and possibly a few helpful network contacts. But for the most part, eve [...]

If your management asks you to check your sales pipeline that means you need to pay attention to the leads you are generating and how qualified they are. Your sales numbers will dip if the sales pipe line is not steady and strong enough to help you reach your sales targets. If you are not generating enough qualified leads and qualifying prospects how can you have sales? You will be advised to build a qualified sales pipe line to be effective in selling.

The cost of selling is escalating and time is ever in short supply to make face-to-face sales calls. But stiff competition requires that sales professionals keep notching up their sales goals every quarter and every year. The secret is not something very unfathomable. It lies with the proper use of successful telephone sales techniques. Winning sales professionals use the telephone as a successful tool to achieve their sales goals. Selling on the telephone is a very crucial sales method that no organization or individual can afford to ignore.

In tandem with today's pace and mindset, speed selling has caught up with the imagination of buyers and sellers. Speed selling is a selling event or sales training process where a seller typically spends less time with each prospective buyer and moves on to the next buyer quickly until he finally makes a sale.

If you've decided that sales is the career for you, don't just jump in and get yourself in front of a prospect. You need to prepare yourself and gather some tools first.

The elevator speech is both a sales tool and a networking tool. If you don't have a good one written out, now's the time to start.

The dictionary defines effective as 'exerting influence' or 'capable of having a striking effect'. Almost all great Sales People fall into this category. What does it take to be highly effective? Is it the same as being efficient? Many of us find that though we are the latter, our efforts are hardly recognized. So, if you have been struggling to become effective, here is a list of habits that you [...]