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Gil Cargill

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June 8th, 2021 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out Sales Meetings vs. Selling Time Sales meetings are the bane of many sales representatives.  That’s because they perceive they don’t get any value out of these weekly exercises.  The next time you plan a sales meeting, I’d like you to take into consideration the value of the selling time that is required to conduct the... - read more
 
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June 3rd, 2021 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out If you’re like most sales managers, you came to your position accidentally.  Tragically, there are very few universities that offer a diploma in sales management.  The entrepreneur that starts a business has a goal of success and wealth but, somewhere along the line, he or she recognizes the need to grow a salesforce. Chance of... - read more
 
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May 26th, 2021 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out Based on recent business publication reports, approximately 60% of the American workforce has indicated that they want to continue to work from home after the pandemic.  This is going to force an immense change in the way we sell.  Access to decision-makers will, I predict, become even more challenging due to the fact that they... - read more
 
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May 17th, 2021 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out The vast majority of American business-to-business salesforces are using a sales process that was first documented in 1893.  I have read the 1893 edition of the NCR sales training manual and, tragically, it describes the process that many (if not most) American business-to-business salesforces are utilizing. Impact on Sales I also know that this outdated... - read more
 
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April 1st, 2021 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out I know that title might seem to be a little bit odd but, when it comes to recurrent training, pilots outperform salespeople hands down.  For whatever reason, the sales profession has the perception that getting trained once is enough for a salesperson to be proficient throughout his/her career.  Nothing could be further from the truth.... - read more
 
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March 12th, 2021 | Gil Cargill
New post from Gil Cargill..check it out Attempting to dramatically change/improve the productivity of your salesforce, without conducting a thorough root cause analysis, is an exercise in hoping that your efforts will produce positive results.  In my experience, too many sales improvement initiatives are launched as a result of a senior executive saying (sometimes in a very loud voice), “Do something about... - read more
 
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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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