Exponential Sales

I Don’t Understand It, Every Year Our Sales Pipeline Shrinks

I was speaking with a new client recently who was totally perplexed by the fact that his team’s sales pipeline has declined for a third year in a row. More important, their sales had declined for a third… Read More

Are You a Nowhere Man in the World of Social Selling?

The year was 1965 and John Lennon wrote the song Nowhere Man, which was an introspective about his life at that time. He was asking himself; “Where am I going?” Where am I going is a question all… Read More

Does Social Selling mean never picking up the phone again?

This is one of the most asked questions we get and deserves a proper answer. So here it is. No!!   The idea that the entire sales process is now conducted online is simply a fallacy (That should… Read More

Vinyl Records or Music Streaming – Cold calls or Social Selling

I am an avid collector of vinyl records. I have had a fascination with them since I first started collecting in the 1960’s. I was working for a rail company as a Redcap (carrying customer baggage for them),… Read More

Unfreeze/Refreeze: A Simple Change Model for Social Selling

The unfreeze/refreeze model is one of the simplest models for understanding organizational or social change.  Kurt Lewin developed it; a physicist turned social scientist.  Because of his professional background, he used physical science analogies to help explain social… Read More

What is “Social”? And why don’t we “Get it”?

From the organizations perspective, Social is the empowerment of all of our people to communicate far beyond our brick and mortar walls. Social is, in fact, communication. Whether we are simply choosing to ignore it’s power and impact,… Read More

Is your website your best salesperson?

This is one of the key questions we ask clients as they begin their journey into the world of “Social” and social sales. While our sales teams should be leading the way, our organizational online presence is still… Read More

Fix the System, Not the Sales People

Organizational leaders ranging from military commanders 4000 years ago to the leaders of today’s corporations – commercial, government, even professional sports organizations – learned that the cardinal advantage of an organization is that success can come from a… Read More

Why inside sales is your most important next hire!

As a Social Sales Training company we train, and have trained thousands of sales professionals across North America. Over the years the activities of most sales members have evolved, none more so than that of “Inside Sales”. So… Read More

Whiteboard Versus In-Field training

There are quite a number of sales training methodologies that have become common. Most, if not all of these, incorporate a “classroom style training” with whiteboards and other visual aids. Some even still use powerpoints, and I had… Read More