|March 1, 2013|
|The 7 Essential Practices of the New Sales Professional|
|By John Jantsch|
| Last week I wrote about what I called the Disciplines of the New Sales Professional. What I was describing more than anything was a mindset shift or maybe even the strategic approach to sales that must exist these days.
What I want to address today are the practices, some not always associated with sales jobs, required to excel in the new sales environment.
If last week’s post was the strategy, this is the tactics. These are the skills that sales professionals will need to acquire and that organizations need to support, train and look for in their sales teams.
1) Create a platform [...]
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|The 6 Disciplines of the New Sales Professional|
| The art of selling has evolved tremendously over the last few years. This is in large part because markets have immediate and deep access to the kind of information once delivered as a primary function of the selling process.
Selling has always required dexterity, and successful sales professionals have always practiced this, but today’s sales environment demands that a sales professional also develop and practice disciplines more closely aligned with traditional marketing and customer service practices in [...]
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