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Steve Bookbinder

Steve Bookbinder is the CEO and sales expert at DM Training. He has delivered more than 5,000 workshops and speeches to clients all over the world and has trained, coached, and managed more than 50,000 salespeople and managers. Steve continuously refreshes his training content to reflect his latest first-hand observations. Through him, participants in his trainings learn the best practices of today’s most successful sellers and managers across industries. Steve understands that sales is a competitive game. To out-perform competitors and our own personal best results, we need to out-prospect, out-qualify, out-present and out-negotiate everyone else, not merely know how to sell. Through his specialty programs in Prospect Management, Personal Marketing, Great First Meetings, Sales Negotiating, and Sales Coaching, Steve trains sales teams to master the skills they need to overcome the challenges they face in today’s world… and keep improving results year over year.

Sales Creative Inspiration

Try New Things to Grow Your Sales Career! 4 Ideas to Get You Started

By: Steve Bookbinder January 18th, 2018

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Have you ever considered the relationship between trying something new and achieving success and happiness? Whether you realize it or not, you likely spend the majority of your day doing the same things you’ve done hundreds or thousands of times before. On one hand, having a routine is great for providing structure, efficiency, and comfort, but on the other hand, falling into one day in and day out can make you feel like a bystander in your own life. When’s the last time you ventured outside of your normal routine?

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Sales

How to Analyze a Lost Sale: 3 Simple Must-Follow Steps

By: Steve Bookbinder December 20th, 2017

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Could have. Would have. Should have. These are likely the thoughts going through your head when reflecting on a lost sales opportunity. But is this thought process productive? Thinking about what you could have, should have and would have done if only…is enough to drive anyone crazy.

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Sales Technology

Info Gathering for Sales Reps: 7 Tools You Should Be Using & When

By: Steve Bookbinder November 16th, 2017

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Information gathering is important to any sales process. Gathering the right information is even more critical, but oftentimes, the step in the sales process that goes off track. But, what information are you collecting and why?

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Sales Emails

Stop Sending Bad Sales Emails to Your Prospects. Here’s How.

By: Steve Bookbinder October 18th, 2017

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No one wants to be considered a “spammer.” The word is equivalent to an assassination of character in digital marketing. We’re all just trying our best to meet daily prospecting goals and close deals, etc., but is it really your “best” if the majority of these emails go unanswered? What if you’re approaching email with the wrong mindset? The average email open rate is 22.87%, which alone does not seem like a big number at all, however, the number of people who actually click through your emails is even lower, standing at a strikingly small 3.26%! I get a lot of salespeople emailing me every day. And most of the emails I get are absolutely horrible. No personalization. No clear message or call-to-action. No business value.

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Sales Customer Satisfaction

Why Customer Reviews Really Matter in Improving Your Sales

By: Steve Bookbinder September 20th, 2017

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“I’m rubber and you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.” “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Growing up we are taught not to care what other people say about us with old adages like these. These sayings are great for boosting the confidence of a child, but they do little for boosting your business. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words... may actually hurt your sales. Enter customer reviews.

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A Dealbreaker Cheat Sheet for Becoming the Best Closer on Your Sales Team

By: Steve Bookbinder August 16th, 2017

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Every salesperson knows the rush that comes with closing a deal. It’s like your birthday, Christmas, and tax return all came at once. In this moment, when you’re flying high, feeling like you are about to be awarded Forbes’ #1 Best Seller Of The Year, it can be easy to forget where the rush comes from. The adrenaline of closing a deal comes partially from the difficult path that led you there. If closing were easy, it wouldn't feel as good right? -- But that doesn’t mean you have to go through the trenches for every deal. To help you navigate common deal breaker behaviors, we’ve put together this handy cheat sheet to help you become the best closer on your sales team.

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Sales

How to Develop the 4 Most Essential Competitive Sales Skills

By: Steve Bookbinder July 20th, 2017

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Developing competitive sales skills focuses heavily on being able to perform under pressure, in any type of situation or environment. Sales professionals who possess competitive sales skills are like professional athletes. They have confidence in their own abilities and fear their equally-skilled competitors, who may be better performers under pressure. Confidence -- born from focus, attention, and ongoing skill development -- is the chief ingredient for success, no matter what industry you are in. So, whether you’re training yourself or your team, it can be challenging to determine specific areas of development that are important to focus on.

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Sales

Building a Winning Sales Culture: 6 Steps for Sales Managers and Reps

By: Steve Bookbinder June 21st, 2017

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What is a sales culture? And what does it take to build and maintain it? The basic building blocks of a sales culture appear to be simple, yet are challenging to implement for many.

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