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Using Emotion to Connect and Differentiate – with Jerry Mainardi

The Revenue Throughput Podcast || Episode 3

About This Episode & Jerry Mainardi

Jerry's career has spanned a wide variety of contexts with a common theme. He began as a musician and a film maker before moving into interactive development, insurance marketing, content developer, and...

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How to Create Authentic Relationship Skills to Grow Sales - with Ed Wallace

The Revenue Throughput Podcast || Episode 2

About This Episode & Ed Wallace

Ed Wallace joined AchieveNEXT as the Managing Director of Human Capital, focusing on delivering specialized sales and leadership training to ensure success for enterprises and individuals.

Critically...

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Crafting a Differentiated Value Prop

In the increasingly global economy, there are more providers, services, and products available than ever bombarding you.

It can be a little overstimulating right? Or is that just me?

The truth is that crowded markets are becoming the new norm. Like a town that used to have one gas station, your...

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Are Your Current Clients Restricting Your Revenue Growth?

Long ago, when I was a young twenty-something, my first dive into entrepreneurship was a mint-condition comic book delivery service. Yes, I was (and still am) a total comic book nerd--and apparently, I wasn’t the only one!

Within a few months of launching, I had accrued a massive list of...

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How to Sell to Your Customers When Their Hair Is On Fire

marketing sales Apr 28, 2020
Your customers are in shock. The whole economy has ground to a halt. And yet, there are still sales to be made. Here’s how you can sell to your customers (ethically), even in crisis.

Recently, I was talking to David Newman, of Do It! Marketing. And on behalf of his clients, he...

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4 Keys to Keeping Your Sales Alive in Crisis

sales Apr 20, 2020

With business shutdowns happening nationwide, how do you keep your sales alive? There are four things you need to know.

Even before Coronavirus, anyone who is selling knew that you don’t “pitch” a new idea or product as they do on Mad Men. Gone are the days of standing...

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How to Negotiate in Crisis—The Right Way

With the world in crisis, business owners find themselves negotiating on every front – from done deals that became undone to rent concessions. Here’s how to negotiate a win-win in crisis.

Negotiating is almost always a pain. There are always many feelings to navigate, wishes and...

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Hiring A Salesperson Is Easy

ownership sales May 23, 2019

In a small business, hiring a salesperson is easy...provided that you have great candidates to choose from, an incredibly compelling compensation package, stellar references, and preferably some prior experience with the candidate you’re hiring – so you know for sure...

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The Dangers of Customer Concentration

sales strategy Mar 07, 2018

When our business is doing well, it’s easy to just enjoy the ride and ignore dangers lurking below the surface. But those dangers can emerge at the worst times to deliver damaging blows to our growth, our revenue, and our overall success.

“Customer concentration” refers to the...

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Exactly How to Respond to the 7 Sales Objections that Can Kill the Deal

sales Nov 30, 2017

In any serious (complex) sales conversation, objections are bound to come up. You may be tempted to think that objections are big red stoplights – stalling conversations and killing sales. But what if you approached them differently?

To me and most experienced sales...

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