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Get fresh sales strategies from Jill Konrath. Discover how to crack into new accounts, speed up sales and win more business.

Published: Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:24:15 GMT2017-11-07T16:24:15Z


Selling in a Digitally-Transformed World

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:24:15 GMT2017-11-07T16:24:15Z

One person who always gets me thinking is Donal Daly. Last week I interviewed him about his new book, Digital Sales Transformation in a Customer First World.

1 Shocking Statistic that Impacts Sales

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:21:21 GMT2017-11-02T14:21:21Z

People are always shocked when I share this one statistic that I highlight in More Sales, Less Time. And they should be. 

Seriously slammed? Some ideas to help you out.

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:49:01 GMT2017-10-26T20:49:01Z

I'm not typically an eavesdropper. Normally I mind my own business when I'm out to eat. But Friday morning, while having a veggie omelet for breakfast at George's Restaurant, my ears suddenly perked up when the guy at the table next to me said, "I'm seriously slammed."

17 Essential Sales Assumptions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:11:52 GMT2017-09-21T14:11:52Z

Yesterday, Dianna Geairn (The Irreverent Sales Girl) and I were musing about some of our big sales wins. As we talked, we realized that our underlying assumptions—about prospects, our roles and factors that could hinder success—were crucial to our performance. 

In very short order, we identified 17 sales assumptions and why making them helps you win more deals. Faster. With less competition.

What Buyers Really Think

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:06:38 GMT2017-09-05T17:06:38Z

Thinking like a prospect changes everything. That was the impetus behind today's post which was written from a buyer's perspective. I hope you have fun reading it—and get the point!

Why Brain Science Matters in Sales

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:19:00 GMT2017-08-29T11:19:00Z

For the past couple years, I've been reading a lot of books about neuroscience, psychology and coginitive thinking. Why? Because I think we've reached a point where the environment we live in and the ways we work are getting in our way.

This Brought Me to Tears

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:53:20 GMT2017-08-15T13:53:20Z

After spending a day in DC learning about CEB's (now Gartner) latest sales research, I popped over to visit Steve Richard's office, which was just a few blocks away. He's the CEO of, a new sales coaching app.

A Red Hot Sales Tip Straight From My Mouth to Yours

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:19:49 GMT2017-08-03T15:19:49Z

Last Friday I was interviewed for an upcoming Salesforce documentary on The Story of Sales. Velanie, a make-up artist, had been hired to work her wonders on me before filming began. I felt like a movie star.

The Number 1 Thing Salespeople Should Do

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:52:03 GMT2017-07-18T17:52:03Z

What's the #1 thing you should be doing to drive more sales in today's crazy-busy world? It's something I've been thinking about a lot these days.

Are Online Distractions Hurting You?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:07:21 GMT2017-06-27T15:07:21Z

I could never seem to get everything done. I was working from morning to night and my to-do list just kept getting longer. Then, I discovered that a major root cause was online distractions. I had no idea that they were making everything take much longer to get done.