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  • 00:14

    5 Characteristics of Highly Successful Independent Sales Teams

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    A growing trend is to build business by paying the sales team on performance.


    Companies who need sales contract with independent sales reps (commission only sales reps) who represent the company's products or services. The independent sales representative is not an employee, but rather an independent contractor. The sales rep may represent multiple companies and products or services, usually within a very well-defined geography and industry.


    Finding great independent sales reps can be tough. There is a much higher demand for great independent sales reps than there is supply. And if not recruited and qualified and managed well, independent sales teams may not be successful at all.

  • 00:57

    Sales Training Complexes: Things That Hold Us Back from Successful Selling

    in Marketing

    This show is from a recent sales training class conducted for a Sacramento area client.


    Many salespersons suffer from complexes that hinder production and performance. Interestingly enough, true sales training helps salespersons understand and work through these issues.


    My sales training company, 321SetAppointments.com, recently added the module on managing complexes.


    As discovered, the majority of salespersons agreed that they had some type(s) of complexes which needed to be addressed.


    A solid sales process is the key to minimize the ill-effects of complexes. Salespersons experience anxiety and frustration because most sales training programs do not include this every important conversation. It's definitely not an easy conversation to have with people, but the salesperson attendees were grateful that the subject was brought to the forefront.


    We hope this show helps salespersons, insurance managers and real estate brokers.


     

  • 00:42

    January 7, FEG Sacramento Sales Training Recap of Wednesday Training

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    On January 6, 2016, my company, 321SetAppointments.com, started working with a life/annuity insurance agency based in Sacramento. Freedom Equity Group (Sacramento) or FEG Insurance Services LLC, headquartered in Santa Barbara County, is part of a network of FEG offices across the United States.


    Today's show will serve as a recap of Wednesday's sales training. The full training session is scheduled for January 9, 2016 at the Sacramento office.


    At the request of the Sacramento FEG manager, 321SetAppointments.com is helping agents learn the art of Selling Without Appearing to Sell or SWAS.


    The actual fee-based, SWAS sales training is a 6-hour session that helps insurance and real estate agents, or any company with a sales component, learn how to sell using traditional sales training practices.


    These sales training overview will be 30 to 60 minutes, each Thursday evening, 730 (PT).


    The first four weeks will not include any conversations with agents from the office. By early February, we will showcase agents who are learning and growing.

  • 00:13

    Setting Commission for Independent Sales Representatives

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    A growing trend is to build business by paying the sales team on performance.


    Companies who need sales contract with independent sales reps (commission only sales reps) who represent the company's products or services. The independent sales representative is not an employee, but rather an independent contractor. The sales rep may represent multiple companies and products or services, usually within a very well-defined geography and industry.


    But how do you know what commission rate to pay for sales reps?  We work through a few short examples in this podcast. 

  • 00:20

    Knowing your SOS WHY is vitally important to succeeding in sales

    in Business

    SOS WHY training will expand your view of yourself and connect you with hidden aspects you always felt were there. Those hidden aspects have no access to words — so this important awakening bridges the gap within. The bridge from uncovering your SOS WHY gives you confidence, clarity and passion!
    When you take your SOS WHY to your core team, family and friends – you will unify and expand your productivity with immediate and increased mutual understanding.


    Cristi McMurdie has launched her own SOS WHY coaching programs promising to uncover your deepest authentic self that underpins all of your dreams, visions, and goals and immediately improves communication and productivity.  Cristi has practiced law and mediation since she graduated in 1992 from ASU Law School.  She specializes in family law and family mediation.


    http://breakthroughcompany.ca


    cristi@mcmurdielaw.com


     


     

  • 00:14

    3 must - have preparation tools that will make a huge difference in your sales

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    A growing trend is to build business by paying the sales team on performance.


    Companies who need sales contract with independent sales reps (commission only sales reps) who represent the company's products or services. The independent sales representative is not an employee, but rather an independent contractor. The sales rep may represent multiple companies and products or services, usually within a very well-defined geography and industry.


    Most companies start building an independent sales team before they have all the pieces in place. Learn the 3 must - have preparation tools that will make a huge difference in your sales team's success.

  • 00:22

    Re-Energizing Your Sales Call

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    How often have you wished you had that specific brochure, infographic or customer video testimonial, when talking with a prospect, but you did not have access to it real time?


    4DSales has solved your problem. 


    Brian Carpenter, CEO of 4D Sales will share the issue he and his partners were trying to solve for salespeople.


    4DSales provides the ability for sales professionals as well as owners and executives to present their products and services in the best light, and in a very engaging way no matter where they are.  This means they are always ready to present their company and they can do so in an incredibly effective manner.  It also transforms the standard sales calls into more in-depth and persuasive interactions.    According to a study by the Wharton School of Business, 67% of buyers say that salespeople who present information visually are more persusaive.  4DSales is based on visual and interactive presentation.


     


    http://www.4dsales.com

  • 00:12

    3 Great Way and 1 Awful Way to Motivate Your Independent Sales Team

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    A growing trend is to build business by paying the sales team on performance.


    Companies who need sales contract with independent sales reps (commission only sales reps) who represent the company's products or services. The independent sales representative is not an employee, but rather an independent contractor. The sales rep may represent multiple companies and products or services, usually within a very well-defined geography and industry.


    Keeping your team engaged, selling, and happy is tough. Your team is probably not colocated, and they don't see you or each other that frequently. So how do you make sure they keep the spark alive? Here are 3 great ideas and one awful idea to do just that. 

  • 00:13

    BH Sales Kennel Kelp New Human Grade Varietal Kelps

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    I will be introducing my Laminaria digitata, and 'Rockweed-Icelandic Kelp'/Ascophyllum nodosum. Each of the above come in pre-pack 25 kg/55 lb bags. However, I will be offering 1-5-10-20 lb bags as well. This is the same premise as my Kennel Kelp for domestic pets and livestock, which are already depicted and offered at my Kennel Kelp website.
    I am at the time of this airing of todays show, feverishly creating a new dedicated Human Supplements website page. Eventually, this page will also feature several other new holistic health care products that I will soon be offering too!
    I will be airing upcoming Blog Talk Radio Shows featuring each of these high efficacy organic health care supplements in future episodes. BH Sales Promotes Good Health In ALL Animals and Humans!


     

  • 00:23

    The Anatomy of a Cold Call

    in Business

    Join me for a lively interview of a salesman who started his sales profession walking the streets in New York City making face-to-face contact with business owners.  The world has changed and Paul Pompeo will share how he made the transition from face-to-face prospecting to telephone prospecting.


    Would you make 80 dials to get one appointment?  Paul shares how to successfully make cold calls!


    Feel free to connect with Paul Pompeo on LinkedIn or call him at 718-308-5219.

  • 00:15

    Ed Tech Sales: 2016 Job Market Revealed!

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    Hiring trends for ed tech sales professional and shifts in compensation for school sales specialists -- these are important indicators of the health of the educational technology industry. If you sell products and services to educators, staying on top of the job market is essential. If you are a manager looking for ed tech sales talent, how will you compete for the best sales professionals? What does the big picture look like for ed tech sales in 2016? What sales skills are ed tech companies looking for? Are inside sales channels gaining ground or is a field team the preferred way to sell to school administrators? These are some of the questions we unpack during our fast-paced annual K-12 industry forecast with sales recruiter, Mark Phillips, of HireEducation. Mark joins host Glen McCandless. In just 15 minutes we unpack the hiring landscape for professionals in the 2016 school market. Don't miss out!