Monthly Archives: March 2017
Which Sales Opportunities are Diamonds in the Rough?

The SOAR Report | April 2017 | Which Sales Opportunities are Diamonds in the Rough? (newsletter)

Which Sales Opportunities are Diamonds in the Rough?

The birthstone for April is the diamond. Diamonds form deep in the earth under extreme heat and pressure. They are forced from their hiding places by nature or by man. Only then can the diamonds be cut and polished to let the natural beauty shine. And the potential value realized.

As you approach the next sales quarter, consider which sales opportunities in your funnel or pipeline are the diamonds in the rough. Each have been (or will be) hard to find, so treat them with care. Each sales opportunity must be shaped and polished to realize the potential value (to you and the customer). Accomplishing this realization of potential value will require focus, effort, and execution.

Here are some resources that can help:

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Chicago Sales Leadership Community Meeting Scheduled for May 19, 2017
Panel discussion to explore “How Sales Leaders Are Addressing Changing Customer Buying Behavior”

Chicago, IL – The next Chicago Sales Leadership Community meeting will be Friday, May 19th at DePaul University’s Center for Sales Leadership (11th Floor, 1 E. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604). The meeting will include networking, breakfast, a panel discussion, and open question and answer time. Hear the expert panel discuss “How Sales Leaders Are Addressing Changing Customer Buying Behavior” and network with sales leaders from CH Robinson, HP Enterprise, IRI, LinkedIn, Miller Coors, Patterson Medical, SAP, Shearer’s Foods, Siemens Healthineers, Softchoice, Southwire, Whirlpool, Zones and other top companies at this event.

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Atlanta Sales Leadership Community Meeting Scheduled for April 21, 2017
Panel discussion to explore “How to Attract, Develop and Retain the Right Sales Talent”

Atlanta, GA – The next Atlanta Sales Leadership Community meeting will be Friday, April 21st at the Northcreek Conference Center (3715 Northside Parkway NW, Building 200, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30327). The meeting will include networking, breakfast, a panel discussion, and open question and answer time. Hear the expert panel discuss “How to Attract, Develop and Retain the Right Sales Talent” and network with sales leaders from ABB Enterprise Software, Aptean, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Elavon, EY, FIS, Georgia Pacific, IBM, NetSuite, PROS, Ricoh, Sphera Solutions, Siemens, TransUnion, Verint, Verizon and other top companies at this event.

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Changes in Seasons and the Sales Environment

Strategy creates your Opportunities which drives your Actions that deliver the Results | Changes in Seasons and the Sales Environment

Changes in Seasons and the Sales Environment

Change is all around so that is the focus of this month’s newsletter. As we enter March, we can see changes in weather, ecology, and hours of daylight that represent a transition from one season to the next. For the Northern Hemisphere, this is the move from winter to spring. For the Southern Hemisphere, this is the move from summer to autumn. For both hemispheres, there are continuing changes in the sales environment.

Changes in the sales environment

Changes in the sales environment was a focus at recent meetings of the Sales Leadership Community:

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