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These “Hidden” Persuasive Language Techniques Are Used by Top Sales Reps

By Chris Orlob, July 12, 2018

Highly successful salespeople deploy tiny persuasive language techniques to sell more. Some of these techniques are so subtle, they’re barely perceptible: Like using “I” or “we” language at the right time. It’s a small switch, but these two first-person language types create completely different dynamics in your sales conversation. When you predominantly use “we” language (referring to your company rather than […]

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The 12 Best Objection Handling Skills for Sales You’ll Ever Read

By Chris Orlob, April 27, 2018

Objection handling techniques are all over the Internet. What makes this (one of) the BEST posts on objection handling you’ll read this year? It’s the only one that involves hard data. We studied 67,149 sales meetings from our database of five million recorded calls. The team analyzed them with AI to identify what that correlates with success, based on […]

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Cold Calling Is Dead, Unless You Follow These Rules

By Chris Orlob, March 29, 2018

Is cold calling dead? No. But it is a game of inequality. On paper, the average success rate is dismal (as low as 1.48%*). As a result, many people conclude that cold calling is dead. But averages often obscure what’s really going on. Here’s the reality… Most salespeople are failing miserably at cold calling. Much […]

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This Bad Habit Keeps Your “Average Reps” Below Quota

By Chris Orlob, February 27, 2018

The key difference between your superstar sales reps and your average reps comes down to sales conversations. But… how exactly are their sales conversations different? Dozens of ways. Many of which are specific to you and your team. But here’s one BIG difference we found through our data analysis research: Superstar reps have business- and […]

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This Is the Secret to Rising Through the Sales Leaderboard

By Chris Orlob, December 19, 2017

Sales reps at the top of the leaderboard talk about the business value of their offerings far more than product features or technical details. That’s no secret. What’s less known is that coaching a struggling rep to go from one to the other is the most decisive factor in helping them rise through the ranks. It’s the most […]

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