My Drug of Choice

Here it is, Wednesday morning. On Tuesday I received confirmation of a large software approval with a well-known US Government Agency. Last Friday, I received an Enterprise purchase order from a top Credit Card company. I had worked both these deals for many months...

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away I caught the proverbial fish and it was this BIG. Back in 1999, I was working with a growing but still smallish system integrator out of New Jersey with 12 offices, who received an invitation to bid on a contract that was for a very large...

2.32% – A Real Sales Story

The first objective of a salesperson, a closer, is the financial gain from booking a sale. Second on the list relates to winning the deal. Everything else is … not on the list. Comp: This story begins and ends with the sale: a large sale. The sales rep, Mitch, had...

“IT” Sells Itself

This is one of my all-time favorites. I actually hear this about 75%+ of the time when discussing a sales program with a company CEO. I am getting good at predicting when they will toss out that gem in our first conversation. Of course, this cannot be farther from the...

I am my own worse Boss, ever

Truly I am, and all though I always suspected this was the case, once I launched my own start up – I discovered this to be the uncompromising truth. I have, we all have had, some “delightful” managers in our careers. For example in the early days I had a...