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Gil Cargill

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September 24th, 2020 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out There are many numbers, or metrics, that need to be monitored in order to optimize the results of your selling efforts.  Most sales professionals spend much of their time trying to generate leads or, in other words, they’re trying to fill their sales funnel.  Obviously, that’s important.  But what would happen to your top and... - read more
 
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May 22nd, 2019 | Gil Cargill
It takes solid sales metrics to predict future results. - read more
 
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May 6th, 2019 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out No, I am not using bad grammar.  I worded the title to this article deliberately, because I wanted to emphasize the fact that most sales managers can’t predict the future results of their team’s current efforts due to the fact that very few managers have documented, defined and metrically managed processes in place.  Without metrics,... - read more
 
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April 5th, 2019 | Gil Cargill
The more successful a managed services salesperson is, the less time they have for prospecting. Here's how to break out of the trap. - read more
 
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April 3rd, 2019 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out One of the significant contributors to revenue plateauing in companies that deal with their customers in a recurring transaction mode is this catch-22. Specifically, once a salesperson has a portfolio or a book of customers that he/she is serving, they can frequently become so busy taking care of those existing customers that they don’t have... - read more
 
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September 11th, 2018 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out Over the course of the past forty years, I’ve worked with thousands of business owners, CEOs and/or high-level executives to facilitate the implementation of new, more effective and profitable selling processes.  Many of them, probably ranging into the hundreds, have shared that their business is absolutely and totally unique from other businesses. I find that,... - read more
 
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August 29th, 2018 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out No, not that kind of emotion; but the emotion that exists when you ask a prospect to change his/her vendors, products and/or business processes.  You see, although the topic is frequently glossed over, I believe that natural human emotion is an inevitable component of virtually every sale. For instance, I believe that your prospects are... - read more
 
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August 27th, 2018 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out In forty years of conducting professional sales training, I’ve learned that frequently the problem with a company’s ability to produce profitable revenue does not rest in the hands of the salespeople.  Rather, the suppression of sales, albeit inadvertent, is a function of sales process bottlenecks. You see, all salesforces have processes.  Most of these processes... - read more
 
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August 23rd, 2018 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out Many entrepreneurial organizations that rely on a sales team have fallen prey to a phenomenon that I’ve observed over the years – specifically, the sales saboteur.  This person is a sales professional who, for a variety of reasons, believes that he/she doesn’t need to comply with policies and procedures within the company.  They actually behave... - read more
 
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August 1st, 2018 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out It’s an old axiom in sales that the best salespeople listen better than they talk.  I’ve noticed that some salespeople confuse the ability to recite volumes and volumes of information regarding their product and service as selling.  In fact, all they’re doing is talking.  Unfortunately, if you are not listening, then you can’t learn what... - read more
 

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