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Dave Kurlan, Objective Management Group
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Dave Kurlan, Objective Management Group

Dave Kurlan is a top-rated speaker, best selling author, successful entrepreneur and sales development industry pioneer. The founder and CEO of the Objective Management Group, Inc., the leading developer of sales assessment tools, headquartered in Westboro, Massachusetts. He is also the CEO of Kurlan & Associates, Inc., a leading sales force development firm. He has 3 decades of experience in all facets of sales development, including consulting, training, coaching, selection, strategy, systems, processes, and metrics.

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How to Know if You Are You Really Selling Consultatively

Most of the CEOs and sales leaders I speak with agree that their sales organizations need to be more effective at taking a consultative approach to selling. They insist that they talk about it often and that their salespeople are doing OK with a consultative approach.

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How to Magically Move Prospects into a Buying State of Mind

Let's cover some of the lies being told to companies with sales organizations and how those lies prevent sales organizations from being their best.

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Data Reveals the Second Biggest Obstacle to Closing More Sales

Whichever way you turn, wherever you look, and whatever you listen to there is data. Polls, surveys, metrics, analytics, analyses, white papers, graphs, charts, infographics, tables, spreadsheets and more.

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An Easier Way to Coach Salespeople - For a While

One of the challenges that sales managers have is their trepidation around transitioning from very little coaching to daily coaching; and at the same time, moving from coaching light (ineffective coaching) to coaching pro (effective coaching). Why? They aren't masters of role-playing and role-playing is one of the primary tools to demonstrate best practices and how effective sales conversations should sound.

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Speed Limits, the Flow of Traffic, and Sales Pipelines

I don't get stressed anymore when I'm driving. All it took was for me to not exceed the speed limit.

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Golden Nuggets from the CSO Insights 2018 Sales Talent Study

I had a chance to review the CSO Insights 2018 Sales Talent Study and extracted some fascinating data. I thought it might be interesting to take their data, overlay some of Objective Management Group's (OMG) data, and see what we can take away from that.

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Finally! Science Reveals the Actual Impact of Sales Coaching

I have read and even reported that sales leaders who coach their salespeople see a boost in revenue of around 27%. It sounds like a realistic number but I have not seen any science to back it up. Until now. Check this out!

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Elite Salespeople are 200% Better in These 5 Sales Competencies

Professional athletes have one trait in common - they are all very athletic and their skills are among the top several hundred in the world in their particular sport. For example, in Major League Baseball, there are 30 teams with 25 players each, making those ball players the top 750 in the world.

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Sales Playbook and CRM Problems - What the Data Tells Us

I can't remember a spring where the pollen was worse than in 2018. You go to the car wash and an hour later your beautiful car is covered in yellow crud and you're out $20. A waste.