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Hallo... interestingly, some corporate sales management folk think they can replace salespeople with a 'happy sounding' email shot off to a customer which will make the customer come running back with twice the amount of business - nah... not!

When will those mis-management folk understand that it is and was the salesPERSON who made the customer bring in the business? Trust me, it was not some love for the company or its other salespeople shoved at them now. Heck, it says so right in 'Sales101' and here are some basics from the top of my head:

1. People buy based on how they are sold and how comfortable they are made.
2. The seller sells based on what the buyer needs, not what the seller wants to sell.
3. Seller and buyer form a relationship, trust is a catalyst.
4. A good salesperson can sell anything to anyone.
5. Many professions are 'just a job' sales is 'more than a job' - oh yah!

On a different note... we salespeople of the mega salesforce should question how those mis-management folk got to become sales management in the first place?! It sounds like they bought their way in rather than earned their way to the top. Whatever the case, without Sales101 and your key salesPERSON, you ain't sellin nothin buddy... not now... not ever!

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May 13th, 2005