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I wanted to remind you about something BEFORE the deadline hits. Today, at 11:30 am EST, we’re going to be hosting our How To Generate MORE Leads Via LinkedIn webinar and I don’t want you to be left out. Here’s the scoop . . . I’m going to get into actual tactics and share 10 […]


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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).


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You’ve worked hard to get in front of your opportunities . . . And that’s why you need to take out a few “insurance policies”, EARLY in the process, to make sure your deals make it across the finish line. These “Insurance Policies”, are actually things you need to be doing from the moment you […]


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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).


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What do you do when you learn that you and your competitor(s) are competing for the same account? For starters, you can leave landmines! A landmine is something you leave behind that educates the prospect and forces your competitors to play a more defensive game. Its also something that forces your competitor to expose their weaknesses. […]


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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).


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In response to my How To Get The Most From LinkedIn WITHOUT Spending A Dime blog post, Leo sent me a question that many of you are also wrestling with. Paul. Your recent podcast on getting more from LinkedIn without spending a dime was incredibly helpful. The thing that really jumped out at me was […]


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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).


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A sales rep walks into a networking event and approaches someone. He doesn’t say a word, no greeting, no “Hi my name is ______” he simply hands the person a piece of paper with one sentence written on it and walks away. He approaches someone else and does the same thing! He continues doing this […]


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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).


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It’s really important that your network,  sees you as valuable. When people see you as valuable, they continue to open your emails, they will respond to you, share your content, refer you and; BUY From YOU! There’s a really simple email, that I’ve been sending for about 7 years now. Pretty much every time I send it, […]


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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).


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Want to know the easiest, quickest and most effective way to get around a gatekeeper? Approach a potential client via LinkedIn. Why? Because there aren’t any “gatekeepers” on LinkedIn Now right about now, you get some of the hardcore sales types, getting their panties all in a bunch because they think I’m saying NOT to pick […]


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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).


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There are many people who are under the impression that in order for you to kick ass on LinkedIn you need to invest in a pricey membership or their even pricier Sales Navigator product. There are even more people who stay away from LinkedIn because they think it takes all kinds of time on the […]


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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).


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Dominic recently sent me the following question: Hey Uncle Paul, How much time should I be spending on LinkedIn. I don’t want to miss opportunities and yet, I don’t want it to cut into the time I’ve allotted for other sales activities. Thoughts? Everyone is different and we all have different objectives when it comes […]


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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).


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Right now, someone is taking your opportunities! They’re taking your opportunities and when you hear why, it’s going to upset you. They aren’t taking your opportunities because they offer something better, in fact, in most cases they aren’t. They aren’t taking your opportunities because they have more experience than you or because they represent a company 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).


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