Sales/ Marketing

Preventative Maintenance for Sales Reps: Keep Your Team Running Like a Well-Oiled Machine

Everyone knows how important preventative maintenance can be for a piece of equipment. The same rules apply to salespeople. Chasing after more volume without regularly scheduled checkups will eventually lead to burnout. Linda Kester shares the top five reasons salespeople stall and provides tips to keep them cruising in a higher gear.... read more

Bad Boss? Five Tips to Help You Cope

Working for a bad boss can turn a dream job into a nightmare. Drawing from her own experience, Linda Kester shares five tips sales reps can use to stay professional and focused despite the influence of a bad sales manager.... read more

Thriving on Inconsistent Income: Finance Tips for the Commissioned Sales Person

Even top salespeople can run into trouble if they don’t know how to effectively manage their finances, and many can fall into the trap of living from commission check to commission check. Linda Kester shares the story of a coaching client who turned his financial life around after learning how to approach spending and saving from a place of strength.... read more

After the Sale: How to Achieve a Return on Existing Lessees

The day a deal closes is the end of the line for many sales people, but Linda Kester warns this can be a mistake. She provides several ways for sales reps to build their relationships with clients after the sale to ensure satisfaction and repeat business for years to come.... read more

Credit vs. Sales: The Battle for Approvals

Linda Kester explores the interplay between sales and credit departments. Taking a lesson from her own early experiences as a salesperson, she discusses common misconceptions the departments have about each other and shares methods for creating the synergy essential for success.... read more

Improving the Odds: How to Ramp Up Quickly as a Sales Rep

Starting a new sales job isn’t always easy — for sales reps or their employers. Linda Kester provides six tips and expert advice from an executive recruiter to ensure a new employee’s successful assimilation into a company’s culture.... read more

Throw Out the Script: How to Win Over Gatekeepers & Achieve Results

Scripted sales calls are painful for the sales rep and the prospect. Linda Kester hates them too and offers a better solution. By setting an objective, actively listening and asking questions, salespeople can say goodbye to their scripts and hello to success.... read more

From Average Joe to Sergio: How to Become a Master of Sales

Sergio Garcia recently won the 2017 Masters Golf Tournament after 18 years without winning a major tournament. Linda Kester uses his experience as a lesson for sales people to achieve the volume of their dreams.... read more

Vuja De: Sales Tips from George Carlin

If there’s one thing a salesperson puts off, it’s prospecting. Taking an idea from comedian George Carlin, Linda Kester encourages reps to take a vuja de approach to making those dreaded calls — by striking an attitude they’ve never experienced before.... read more

Accelerate Your Success: 5 Tips From Top Sales Books

Linda Kester shares five favorite sales tips from recently published books that will help salespeople land meetings with prospects and improve their outlook. Her suggestions also will assist managers who wish to improve their sales team and company culture.... read more

Creating Confidence: Overcoming Resentment to Boost Your Sales

Have you ever wondered why two salespeople working for the same company can have completely different experiences? Linda Kester says this all comes down to attitude. A confident rep will attract customers, while those who focus on fear and resentment are more likely to make bad decisions. She offers tips to create self-confidence and build new customer relationships.... read more

Cold Calling Is Dead: Proactive Prospecting is Alive and Well

Thinking back to a door-to-door sales blitz she attended as a rookie sales person, Linda Kester discusses defunct sales strategies and compares them to activities that create credibility and actually generate volume.... read more

Digital Revolution: 14 Tips to Increase Sales With Technology

Technology has changed the game for everyone in equipment finance, including sales people. While the digital age has provided advancements, it has also ushered in an obsession with data. Linda Kester shares 14 tips that utilize technology to improve sales without getting lost in the CRM system.... read more

Eight Tips for Success: Help Your Company Break Into the Monitor 100

Linda Kester offers eight tips to help leasing professionals increase sales and cultivate client relationships. If your company didn’t make it into this years’ Monitor 100, she promises that next year could be different.... read more

Proving Your Value & Gaining Trust: Six Tips for Landing Vendors

While the road map for generating volume has changed significantly thanks to technology, some sales techniques remain the same. Linda Kester shares six strategies for acquiring new vendors.... read more

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