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Longer Sales Cycle: Are they coming and are you prepared?

By Sarah Waple on Feb 8, 2024 9:30:00 AM

The economy is not something that can be ignored. Perhaps on the personal side, people can ignore the bigger concept of the economy, but maybe not their own budget needs. On the business side, the economy is always in the picture. Let’s take a few minutes to review what might be impacting longer sales cycles and how strong business development professionals make the most of it.

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Maximizing Sales Prospecting Efficiency: Simplifying Your Approach

By Sarah Waple on Jan 25, 2024 1:32:26 PM

In this week's Monday morning manager message, we delved into the art of prospecting and the crucial task of auditioning prospects to determine their suitability for your business. If you haven't had a chance to listen, take a moment to do so for valuable insights. Our discussions with clients regarding Monday morning manager responses sparked intriguing ideas for this article. Let's explore the world of prospecting, a vital aspect of business development that demands attention.

During our high-performance sales program, a common question arises: How long does prospecting take? Experienced sales and business development professionals provide varied answers, ranging from 5 minutes to a full conversation. This perception aligns with numerous articles online emphasizing the time and research involved in effective prospecting. However, what if we challenge the notion that prospecting needs to be complex and time-consuming?

Let's reconsider the time invested in prospecting. Rather than viewing it as an extensive process, what if prospecting could be as brief as 5-10, or maybe 30 seconds of a conversation? This perspective challenges the traditional mindset and prompts us to explore a more streamlined approach to get more done in less time.

Simplifying Your Prospecting Process:

Prospect Where You're Already Doing Business:
Explore untapped opportunities with existing clients.
Overcome self-limiting beliefs and inquire about additional business possibilities.

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Fast Tip Friday: Unlock Trust in Sales with the Right Questions

By Charlie Hauck on Nov 3, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Hey, welcome to another Fast Tip Friday from Growth Dynamics! This is Charlie Hauck, lead trainer, founder, sharing some information and some concepts to our clients and anybody else that gets to access this little video clip.

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Podcast: Give Them an Exit

By Monday Morning Manager on Oct 30, 2023 7:00:00 AM

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Podcast: Not Everyone Qualifies

By Monday Morning Manager on Oct 2, 2023 7:00:00 AM


Sophia loves selling. She loves it so much that she enjoys trying to sell her products to anyone that will listen. Her philosophy is: “No stone should go unturned.” Over the years, the number of prospects she has contacted, presented to and worked up proposals for have always been the highest in the company, but her sales results place her in the bottom quarter of the sales team.

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Podcast: Are You Kidding Me?

By Monday Morning Manager on Oct 10, 2022 6:45:00 AM



It drove Izzy crazy, and he had no clue what to do about it. Day after day, email after email, Izzy sent messages that were honest, professional and ineffective. His subject lines told the truth in short comfortable requests for the recipient to please read the message. In short, Izzy felt like all his email correspondence was going into black hole where no one read them or responded to them. He knew that getting some traction with his new line of beverages would be a challenge, but this was downright agony. Was everyone in the world so cold and callous that they just did not bother to send a reply, even if it was thanks, no thanks? 

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Podcast: Buying Habits

By Monday Morning Manager on Aug 8, 2022 6:30:00 AM




Having earned a small commission check last month from her sales job, Marta was doing her best to replace her old refrigerator and had already hit the local appliance stores, as well as a few of the Big Box outlets.

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New Training Session: Join Us

By Sarah Waple on Jul 20, 2022 2:09:37 PM

We are pleased to announce the newest rotation of our High-Performance Sales Program is slated to start on Wednesday, Aug. 10. This course follows the revised timetable and curriculum that was offered at the start of 2022. 

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Podcast: Is Sharing Really Caring?

By Monday Morning Manager on Jul 11, 2022 6:30:00 AM



How did it happen again? Ed believed he nailed that presentation and felt he’d been as prepared as he could be for any questions the prospect could have had about his company’s latest technology.

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Fast Tip Friday: Always Sell With One Hand on the Doorknob

By Charlie Hauck on Jul 1, 2022 6:45:00 AM


Good afternoon, welcome to another fast tip for Friday. Today's topic is one where it's the end of the week, I hope everybody's had some success prospecting. I hope someone has advanced the opportunities in their pipeline to the point where you can expect to collect a decision on the next call, you've done enough fact finding, you've done enough discovery or diagnostic interview and work and now you're at that step in the process where it's either time to fish or cut bait, or we're gonna get a yes or no, but either way, we're going home for a decision.

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