Every professional salesperson should recognize the importance of company research. Researching company profiles can be an effective strategy for finding potential customers.

Many salespeople don't take action. They mistake low barriers to entry for low effort being required to succeed. Turning up at 9, leaving at 5 and doing the bare minimum is not the way to behave as a professional. Taking the easy route is not the path to professionalism. Ultimately, professionalism is not where you came from, which school you went to or which career you picked - professionalism is what you do consistently.

Your customer has a problem and they took the effort to call. This can have a negative impact on your ability to get B2B leads in the future, but there is no need to panic. Mad customers give us an opportunity to show how committed you are to them.

2012 was a tough year. For many, a very tough year. I have written several sales training articles and reports about what salespeople, entrepreneurs and business owners need to do in today's economy to succeed but what about salespeople looking for new sales roles? What can they do? How can they help themselves to secure the jobs and careers moves that they want and desire?

If you're considering a Sales Career be informed on what to expect. A career in sales has unlimited earning potential. There are very few 'naturals'. Sales training, practice, the ability to ask questions, listen, and follow a process can turn anyone into a sales success. Dedication, focus, and consistent efforts will carry you through the learning phase. Sales is a great career however don't think you can wing it because you're a people person.

Gone are the days of the fast taking, hard closing sales rep. If you haven't changed with the times, it's high time to take a long look at your career and to decide what is best for the rest of your sales career.

With email communications achieving an all time high these days, many business owners neglect to use a very effective and proven sales method. Picking up the phone and calling somebody! Reaching out to potential customers, prospects and partners by phone can be the most successful and cost effective way to connect. Avoid being deleted, make sure your voice mail stands out.

When you bash your competition, you run the risk of insulting your prospects that have potentially bought from your competition. You also do not want to run the risk of bashing products that your prospect might actually like. Let your prospects bad-mouth, while you just listen. In addition, if the only way you can talk about your company or your products is by bashing another's, what you actually broadcast is that you don't have many beneficial things to say about your own.

Many blog marketeers have an inherent interest in positioning blogs as the second coming, as the only marketing required in your mix, as all you need to succeed in selling your products, services, or indeed anything that you want to sell.

I would far rather hire someone with all of the right attitudes and potential and train them on the skills side than I would wrestle with someone with all of the skills and experiences who cannot be bothered any more!? Selling provides virtually unrivaled opportunities for anyone who is prepared to commit themselves.