19 ‘Thank You in Advance’ Alternatives That Are Far More Polite

Don’t end an email with “thank you in advance.” Many people find this phrase rude; after all, you’re assuming they’re going to do whatever you’ve requested – essentially taking away their right to say no. And it can also seem...
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Today is National Proofreading Day

Do you cringe when you see a document filled with misspelled words? Are you the friend that everyone asks to read over their projects before they send them out? Then this holiday is one for you! Proofreading Day is a...
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25 Professional Voicemail Greetings to Help You Record the Perfect One

I have a confession to make: I haven’t recorded a new voicemail greeting since 2014. In the past four years, I (hopefully) have become more articulate, poised, and self-assured. But hear my voicemail recording, and you’d think I was still...
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Most Effective Time Management Techniques to Succeed in 2019

When was the last time you’ve heard someone mention that they were too busy to do something? It wasn’t long ago when I’d wake only with enough time to get ready for work and had little time to do anything...
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The Secret to Asking Sales Questions Assertively, Not Aggressively

Questions are some of the most valuable tools in a salesperson’s arsenal. With a well-crafted inquiry, reps can open their prospect’s mind to a new possibility, compel them to action, discover relevant information, or secure buy-in for the next step....
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19 Sales Podcasts Every Rep Should Listen To

After a long day at the office, Netflix is usually more appealing than cracking open a sales book or streaming a sales training video on YouTube. Fortunately, there’s a simpler way to learn new sales techniques without having to set...
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7 Creative LinkedIn Summary Examples to Help You Craft Your Own

Writing a LinkedIn summary is incredibly difficult – for everyone, but especially for salespeople. You’re not targeting recruiters and hiring managers; you’re appealing to buyers. That means on top of finding an interesting and genuine way to describe your professional...
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3 Sales Strategies to Be Assertive Without Appearing Aggressive

Have you ever swallowed a question or backed off from a certain topic for fear of offending your buyer? This happens on sales floors around the world every day. Reps let their qualification questions slide so as not to flare...
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31 Pump Up Songs for Motivation at Work

The right music can make all the difference when you’re trying to be productive. With that in mind, we’ve compiled the ultimate pump-up playlist to keep you sharp and focused while you’re at work. As an added bonus, you can...
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7 Steps to Getting Business From Friends

Cultivation through social prospecting makes sense, but it has a drawback. It can take a long time to get results. The solution is to have many prospects. Some will come around sooner, others later and some never. But what if...
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