Archive for August, 2019

Asking For The Business WITHOUT Being Cheesy or Gimmicky

August 31st, 2019

How do you ask a prospect for their business WITHOUT sounding like you lifted a phrase from the “Closing Phrases For Dummies” manual? I came across a technique that I’ve been using for…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Last Chance To Download This Prospecting Resource

August 30th, 2019

If you’d like some fresh prospecting ideas that combine cold calling, email, snail mail, LinkedIn, and; If you’d like my cold calling script, voicemail templates and 50 of my best cold…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Last Chance To Download This Prospecting Resource

August 30th, 2019

If you’d like some fresh prospecting ideas that combine cold calling, email, snail mail, LinkedIn, and; If you’d like my cold calling script, voicemail templates and 50 of my best cold…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Tomorrow Is Going To Be A Sh*t Show

August 29th, 2019

Tomorrow, (August 30th) is going to be a sh*t show for some of you. First, you have month end and no doubt, you’ll be trying to get every last drop of revenue in BEFORE the closing bell. Then…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Download A FREE Sample Of My Prospecting Program

August 29th, 2019

Our potential clients go through periods of indecision and; It’s our job to GENTLY guide them by the hand during those times! I talk a lot about using “evidence” during these times….

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

How I’ve Been Expediting My Deals (A Play From My Playbook)

August 28th, 2019

Apologies to all who are subscribed to my newsletter because you’re about to reread what I sent earlier today. There are 2 extremely effective things that you should be using to…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Phone + Email + Social = A Powerful Prospecting Mix

August 27th, 2019

Here’s a CRAZY question; If you had to choose between phone, email, or LinkedIn; What would be your preference?   No matter which one you just chose, you need to understand two really…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

This Seems To Be The Biggest Challenge For Sales Reps

August 25th, 2019

Whenever I survey the groups I’m about to train, I break it down into three areas. Generating Leads Closing Business Account Management Pretty much every team selects generating leads as their…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

The “Million Dollar Sales Question” And Why You Should Ask It Repeatedly!

August 24th, 2019

You can have a kick ass, award winning plan, but; If you allow interruptions, time wasters, and things that pull you away from the plan; Well, that’s about as good as having a crappy plan, no? That’s…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

My 3 Step Formula For Responding To Objections and The Step Most Reps Miss Completely

August 23rd, 2019

When it comes to making cold calls, objections can shut us down mighty quick! There’s a simple, 3 step formula I teach my coaching clients and as important as the first 2 steps are; MOST…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

“No Thanks Paul!”

August 22nd, 2019

I’m not sure if you’re interested but forgot to take action or if what you’re really saying is; “No thanks Paul I’m already making WAY too much money!” I’ve…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

How To Get Direct Access To A Decision Maker

August 22nd, 2019

What do you do when you keep getting stopped by “gatekeepers”? There are some who like tell you to “just keep dialing” which in and of itself is an antiquated philosophy since the last time I “dialed…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Most Sales Reps AREN’T Thinking About The Road Ahead

August 21st, 2019

Whenever we used to drop our son off at college, I’d make sure we left his campus early enough to get ahead of rush hour traffic. I had to account for several obstacles like construction, other…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Harnessing The 3 Drivers Of Sales Success To Finish The Year STRONG!

August 20th, 2019

For most of us in sales, there are 3 things that drive our success; Hunting For New Business Retaining/Wowing Your Existing Clients Growing Your Existing Accounts On the surface, it might seem like…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Want To End The Year Strong? Better Start NOW!

August 19th, 2019

So here we are again, rapidly approaching the final months of 2019.   For those of us in sales, that means a final push in order to finish the year STRONG!   If only it were that simple!…

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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).