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Are you a Sales Manager or a Sales Leader?

By Dave Tear | March 27, 2023

Everywhere you turn there is an article on leadership. Not a day goes by that you can’t find a blog or white paper oneffective management strategies. A cluttered space to say the least. At the risk of adding to this already-cluttered-space here’s a hard look at the difference between people that just have the job […]

Rest on Your Laurels? Not in 2023

By Dave Tear | March 13, 2023

When things are going well. Your clients & customers are happy, everything is on auto pilot, that’s great. The salehas been made & the orders are coming in. Ahhh, time to relax, right? If only it were that easy. In the sales world, it’s never that easy – never time to relax. Matter of fact, […]

Virtual Selling is Still Here to Stay
Hmmm, the Hard Part of Selling Has Always Been Virtual!

By Dave Tear | February 27, 2023

Can you stand all the hype around virtual selling these days? Do you need one more Sales Trainer or Coachpromising to help you & your Sales Team improve your virtual selling skills? People are working from home so we can’t go & see them. “We need to sell virtually.””How do we get better atvirtual selling?”“Let’s […]

Sales & Dating; Same Game

By Dave Tear | February 13, 2023

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day let’s do a little comparison between selling & dating. Two truths to start: Doesn’t matter. What does matter is that we’re all salespeople AND if you have ever dated you will agree that selling & dating are verysimilar. There are common threads woven through each. Very tightly woven. Not […]

4 Times You are Sounding Desperate in Sales

By Dave Tear | February 1, 2023

Face, it: Nobody likes a desperate person. Desperation smells a mile away & turns people off instantly. You remember that feeling back when you were dating (or if you are dating, now): He calls too much! She texts me every day. What is wrong with him? How bored is she? That’s your personal life. Sales […]

How was 2022? You Only Have Yourself to Thank . . . or Blame

By Dave Tear | January 16, 2023

Sales. How can you not love sales? One of very few professions where you sit back, look at the past year, feel great about a great year (or crappy about a crappy year) & have nobody else to thank (or blame) but yourself. Sure, you had help. You have products & services. Yes, there is […]

Goodbye 2022

By Dave Tear | January 2, 2023

This is no Happy New Year blog. Not gonna do it. Too many of those floating around social media this week. This is a Goodbye Old Year blog. Let’s say Goodbye to all the crap that got in your way in 2022. You know, all the B.S. that kept you from reaching your sales goals. […]

The Twelve Days of Selling

By Dave Tear | December 16, 2022

Props, again, to Christy Seitz for this idea – The Twelve Days of Selling. Thank Christy for this one if you like it. If not… it’s all on me. On the first day of Christmas, my sales coach said to me get to reality. On the second day of Christmas, my sales coach said to […]


By Dave Tear | December 12, 2022

Let’s talk referrals! Better yet . . . pre-qualified introductions, where folks are expecting your call. People that are expecting to talk to you, because they want to & because you’ve been introduced by a mutual contact, are easier to sell. Period. When it comes to the general topic of referrals, most salespeople don’t ask. I’ve […]

It’s the Holidays, I’m a Salesperson… Nobody Wants to Hear from Me.  

By Dave Tear | December 5, 2022

5 Reasons That is Total B.S.! What would the holiday season be without the “It’s the Holidays blog…? It’s that time of year. Time for a reality check. How many salespeople do you know that go on cruise control between Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day? How many companies do you know that will actually admit […]