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May 3, 2021 25 min

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Have you ever wondered what successful people have in common? And why some seem to thrive in the face of challenges? Are they exceptions or can others of us also develop the same kinds of habits to succeed in sales or any other endeavor?

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “Fit for Success - Lessons on Achievement and Leading Your Best Life” - features host John Asher with guest Nick Shaw, co-founder of Renaissance Periodization...

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You’re a high-performing leader. It’s time to shed the doubt. You’ve hit milestone after milestone in your career. You’ve achieved stellar highs. People look to you for direction as a model of success. So where is all this doubt and insecurity about how to lead coming from? And is it even possible to shake these feelings of uncertainty? How can you conquer your imposter syndrome and harness these uncomfortable feelings to deve...

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Your sales team is pretty good at sales and marketing presentations. Pitches go well and the majority of your sales opportunities are won. Customers are happy. The company is making money. Salespeople are getting bonuses. Everything’s good, right? But what if you could increase your win rate by 10% or 20%? And what would that mean if you could do it without throwing more people, time, and money at your sales process? You can s...

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As a business or sales leader, you’re beginning to see things turn for the better. There’s hope that the economy will rebound and sales will take off. You’ve pushed your young team to keep the company afloat and they responded and kept their jobs. Now all you have to do is sit back and watch the orders come in. But what if the Millennials on your sales team are tired of being pushed around? And you don’t know that? When busine...

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Remember at the beginning of 2020 when you were challenged to find enough time for prospecting, identifying, focusing on, and closing buyers? And then you suddenly had more time than prospects? Market forecasts show the economy is gradually improving. Production and sales are picking up. Will you be ready to pivot to full-on “back to business” when the time comes? You will if you prepare now. It’s a great time to dust off your sa...

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We are approaching a year spent selling in pandemic conditions. The virus has taken much from us and forced us to change the ways in which we live and work. In the beginning we thought we could muddle through for a few weeks. Those weeks stretched to months and months. But our initial fears have given way to resilience. We’ve found we can continue operations and sell to customers using technology platforms. But at what cost? Are ...

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This is the third in a series of discussions between John Asher and John Edwards on digital capabilities and trends in sales and marketing. The first was “Digital Presence: The Five Ways Elite B2B Competitors are Beating You Online.” The second was “Digital Strategy: How Elite B2B Competitors Get It Right and How You Can, Too.”

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This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “Digital Selling: Four Ways Elite B2B Competitors Maste...

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You might be in the majority if you think B2B digital strategies don’t work. And you’d be wrong. The reason is that it’s hard to get them right. Let’s say you already (1) have access to people who know what they’re doing in the digital realm and (2) your systems are driving leads to operationally functional sites. That’s good. You’re avoiding two common problems in this arena. But what about the biggest problem: failure to have a...

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Is your company’s digital presence competitive? You invest a lot for it, but are you getting the results you need or are you getting pushed around by the A players? Maybe it’s not the quantity of money you spend on digital presence that’s as important as the quality of the strategies and tactics you use. What if you could make a few key adjustments and quickly be more effective in attracting business?

This Asher Sales Sense P...

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Is your lack of sales skills holding you back from getting that next promotion? You like your company and you want to be successful in it, but the idea of becoming an aggressive always-be-selling salesperson makes you cringe. Here’s some good news. It doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t need to fear selling anymore. With a new perspective and some helpful tips on conversations, you can become the kind of salesperson who cus...

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November 30, 2020 17 min

 

The job of the sales manager was never easy, but with economic headwinds and gusts of pandemic thrown in its now harder than ever. Sales managers are closing out the year and hoping 2021 will be better, but wishing and hoping generally don’t bring in new orders. You need help. And not just any help. Help from people who for the last twenty years have been providing sales leaders with the tools they need to get the job done. Wo...

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November 19, 2020 25 min

 

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “Lifting Performance Beyond Recognition” - features host Kyla O’Connell with guest Paresh Shah, a world-recognized thought-leader on leadership, employee motivation, customer loyalty, innovation, and mindfulness. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Value Architect of Lifter Leadership, a global organizational development, and training company. Paresh has provided thought-leadership to clients across...

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You didn’t look at the time on your phone because it was stuck to your ear listening to a customer drone on in excruciating detail how he wants the installation to go and suddenly in a panic, you realize you’re late to an online staff call your boss set up to present a new company partner and you break off from your customer as best you can and head to your backroom still wearing your Bruce Springsteen tee shirt and you crash thr...

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We know online sales training works. It requires, however, a particular skill set to make it work, and John Asher explains why. This program is for sales managers, salespeople and of course, sales trainers.

In this session, John Asher explains the seven elements essential to being a good sales trainer, how these key elements stack up in both in-person and through online sales courses. This also includes a creative approach combi...

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It’s given that personalities matter in business and that personalities differ. We all know these truths. And yet, in the moment of seller to buyer engagement we tend to forget and focus on the what we are selling rather than to whom we are selling. And not only that, we forget to adjust our communication styles to their personality styles. How good are you at knowing your personality traits and identifying your blind spots, your...

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The telephone has reemerged as a vital sales communication channel. Now more than ever, people now want to talk with each other. And we are “Zoomed Out.” Salespeople no longer need to feel they might be intruding. Prospects are answering their phones knowing that you might be a stranger and you might want to sell them something. When they answer, they allow you to interrupt their lives. The key is not whether you should make t...

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September 17, 2020 27 min

How’s your sales network? Good? Are you satisfied with it? Are you sure there’s nothing you could do to improve it? Then don’t listen to this podcast. This podcast is for salespeople and business leaders who want to get better at what they do and become more successful. Have you noticed there are similar features in sports and sales? Teamwork. Goal orientation. The pursuit of excellence. Training for success. And the importance o...

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September 3, 2020 26 min

You are a super-prepared salesperson.  You’ve acquired deep knowledge of your products, your markets, your customers – even your competition. In doing so, you’ve placed yourself well ahead of many salespeople who don’t put in the time to be a knowledge giant. Now comes the moment when you launch toward new sales. Will you be able to shift into performance mode like the sales athlete you could be? Or will you settle  for so-so res...

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eCommerce revenues have grown remarkably over the last decade and in the current environment, online purchases are accelerating exponentially.  According to eCommerce experts, shoppers are spending at least a third of their budgets online.  There are expected to be over two billion digital buyers by the end of next year.  What is your company doing about this?  Do you think eCommerce is too difficult?  Too expensive?  Not a good ...

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If your closing results are soft, maybe it’s something you’ve forgotten how to do. There are three types of sales posturing and only one leads to more closed sales: equal sales posturing.  Stop being a weak apologist or arrogant, buy now or I’m done with you approach. If you don’t appear to be equal to the buyer, you will lose.

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Guest host Debb Borchardt, Vice President of Asher Client services, interviews Kyla O’Co...

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