The Best Blog for the Ag Sales Professional

An Agriculture blog dedicated to selling in agribusiness.  These Ag blog articles focus on the best practices for selling to farmers and livestock producers.  We also focus on those salespeople who call on Ag buyers at the thousands of agribusinesses that serve the farming community

Digging into two overused sales phrases you should stop believing now! Recently, I have seen repetitive social media posts regarding two sales phrases that everyone just keeps posting, reposting, and must believe.  The purpose of this article is to shed some real light on the damage those sayings do to a salesperson’s motivation. The first […]

When over-serving customers becomes a nightmare, it’s everyone’s problem You might find it hard to believe a salesperson has anything bad to say about customer service that goes above and beyond the call of duty.  But I am.  And here’s why.  We’ve all heard the stories of a restaurant waiter that had a customer order […]

The 2 data points you must have to plan your schedule The wild, wild west vs. assigned territory strategy Too many times in the last 7 years of training sales teams, I have run into the same sales productivity problems.  Thought the discussion might help you on your sales productivity journey.  As I call it, […]

Tis the season for following up As I write this, it’s four days before Christmas.  You might think I’m going to recommend that you relax, or maybe even rejoice. Not today!  Right now, I want you to Follow up. Today, I want you to make a very important step in securing more sales in the […]

Selling Myself Yourself Almost a tongue twister Remember when we had a dozen or more candidates per open territory?  Today, it’s more likely that you have a dozen openings per candidate.  It’s too expensive, time-consuming, and frustrating for your customers to turn over your sales team.  Here’s a very important component to solving that problem […]

Do you know how to calculate what you are worth to your customers? Most salespeople don’t. Listen in as I interview Dale Furtwengler to help you figure it out. In his career as a CFO and 30 years consulting with business owners and sales teams, Dale has a clear message on how you can get […]

3 and a half techniques to jumpstart you back into the selling mode after the holidays The holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas pose a challenge to many salespeople. Our sales productivity drops as the festivities ramp up. First, we spend weeks building up to them.  We make sure orders are entered according to production shutdowns.  We […]

Real ways to use mental strength to be a better salesperson and enjoy it Listen in or watch this interview.  With over 35 years of selling experience, Joy Rains focuses on one of the greatest tools a salesperson can use to improve their sales and get more from their career: the mind Way before you […]

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