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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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The law of pricing

You will never know the joy, power, and satisfaction of holding your price and winning a sale until you’ve held your price and lost...
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A salute to the uppercase Order Taker

Don't underestimate the order taker. It took me a while to accept this valuable idea because, early in my career, I kept feeling guilty after...
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The invisible inside sales rep

Service means completion and getting things done. Every LBM dealer proudly boasts of the service they provide to ensure the satisfaction of the customer....
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How to properly onboard a new customer

There is an old saying that, “you only get a last chance to make a first impression.” Truer words were never spoken when it...
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Don’t forget to think inside the box

In recent articles, I’ve offered contrarian concepts such as prospecting with a sieve instead of a funnel; or planting seeds instead of hunting. This...
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Stop whining about sales problems

Got a sales problem? Then fix it, fire it or ignore it. At least stop whining. These are the words I use as my mantra...

Hunting for sales leads? Try farming instead

I like challenging you, our LBM Journal reader, with contrarian concepts such as the suggestion to replace the sales funnel with a sales sieve....

The sales funnel is really a sales sieve

One of my least favorite prospecting metaphors is the sales funnel because it implies that, sooner or later, everything you put into it comes...
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From product peddler to sales concierge, Part III

• Part 1 • Part 2 Part 3 Be a business development consultant to develop sales. If you think builders build for a living and remodelers remodel, think...

From product peddler to sales concierge Part II

  • Part 1 • Part 3 Part 2 The housing crisis of the previous decade forced LBM dealers to cope in a multitude of ways. Among the...

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