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Four Ways to Successfully Sell to Your Friends

By Fred Diamond
IES Co-Founder

When speaking with sales reps about their frustrations at a recent Institute for Excellence in Sales Young Professionals in Sales (YPIS) program one of the not-so-surprising complaints was about non-responsive prospects. They talked about seemingly great prospects who took their calls, sat through a demo, asked for a proposal and then never […]

August 30th, 2017|Sales|

Is Lying the New Black in Professional Sales?

By Fred Diamond, IES Executive Director

Earlier this week, the news channels spent hours of programming discussing perceived lies President Trump might have made about calls he may or may not have received from the president of Mexico and the head of the Boy Scouts of America. Last month, President Trump said on Fox News that […]

August 3rd, 2017|Sales|

IES Exec Director Fred Diamond Shares the Sales and Marketing Lesson He Got from a Retired Rear Admiral

By Fred Diamond, IES Executive Director

Compaq, once the number one personal computer manufacturer on the planet, pulled a surprise move and hired retired Rear Admiral Don Weatherson, to lead the company into certain vertical markets including the public sector back in 1994. I worked in Don’s organization for a few years and learned my greatest […]

July 13th, 2017|Sales|

Mike Kunkle: Transform Your Sales Results – Part 3, Sales Support

This article was published online on Mike Kunkle’s Transforming Sales Results website. on March 13, 2017. Kunkle helps companies improve sales performance through disciplined and focused execution of a systems approach to sales (sales selection, sales support, sales learning, and sales management systems), which includes talent management, sales process, sales methodology, and sales technology.

In this 5-part […]

May 4th, 2017|Sales|

The Critical Importance Of Lead Validation In Internet Marketing

The following report was originally posted by Aaron Wittersheim, Chief Operating Officer at Straight North, a Chicago-based Internet marketing company. He is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 20 years of business and technology experience.

You can’t compare apples to oranges if you don’t know which are which in the first place. That’s the situation in […]

April 10th, 2017|Sales|

Do Sales Mentors Really Make a Difference? At First, I Was Skeptical. But I Was Wrong.

By Fred Diamond, IES Executive Director

The IES mentor program has been one of those experiments that surprised me, because our members – those new to the sales profession and those who are quite seasoned – took advantage of it faster than I could imagine. It’s been such a success that the program has grown way […]

March 29th, 2017|Sales|

Building a Strong Everyone’s in Sales Culture Webinar with ASHER Strategies

Here’s the recording of the powerful webinar we did with ASHER Strategies trainer Kyla O’Connell on February 8. The session goes deep into the emotional qualities sales people need to more successfully deal with their customers and build their sales culture.

February 8th, 2017|Sales|

We Didn’t Fully Realize the Voids in Sales Training

One of our trusted advisers, who has been in the sales performance improvement (aka sales training) industry for decades, has told us that over $9 Billion is spent on sales performance improvement every year but 92% of those initiatives fail to produce any measurable impact! We did not believe it at first, but when we […]

November 29th, 2016|Sales|

Prospecting to the C-Suite Webinar Replay with Tom Snyder

Here’s the recording of the great webinar prospecting legend and CEO of Funnel Clarity Tom Snyder presented on “Prospecting to the C-Suite” on November 15. Tom will be a featured speaker at the IES Customer Acquisition Symposium on Friday, November 18. Tom recommends things sales professionals should be doing on LinkedIn to more effectively get […]

November 15th, 2016|Sales|

Special offer from The Sales Hunter for IES Symposium Attendees

Good morning,

The learning never stops at the IES.

The IES annual Customer Acquisition Symposium is Friday, November 18 at the USA Today Building in Tysons Corner, VA. It’ll be awesome,

Mark “The Sales” Hunter has made a special offer for CAS Attendees!  When you attend the 2017 Customer Acquisition Symposium you will receive 24/7 access for free […]

November 10th, 2016|News|