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Rick Davis is the President of Building Leaders, the leading supplier of sales training to the construction products industry. For more information, he can be reached at 773.769.4409 or rickdavis@buildingleaders.com
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Nothing is a commodity

The challenge faced by many salespeople is their inability to establish tangible value when the product sold is nothing more than a commodity.
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Close sales deals like good serial stories

Closing is ultimately creating a reason for the next step.
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Follow the leader

Great sales leaders recognize that every sales opportunity should provide follow-up.
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Understanding the sales objection

There may be no issue more misunderstood than the sales objection. Teaching salespeople to “overcome” it is the most frequent training request I get from managers.
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Sweat the details

In so-called normal times, it is easy to fix a mistake or omission to an order.
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Persuasion is overrated

What’s more important in sales than persuasion? Influence. Credibility. Support. Accuracy.
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Review your sales like you review your golf game

The best time to cull your customer list is when opportunities abound.
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Build from within for sales force success

The most successful companies hire right. They seek individuals who are career driven and want to work with a sense of purpose.
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Some industry shifts are here to stay

It’s obvious the world is changing, but easy to miss the long-term impact of an evolving world.
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What really makes a good business relationship?

Have we really defined, in sales, what makes up a good relationship? Is it friendship? Is it business? Is it both?

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