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As much as I love the holidays, they can be really challenging for us sales folk. Prospects out of office Prospects mentally checked out and; Perhaps we might be a tad guilty of that “mental check” too! Don’t worry, I have you covered! In this week’s Quick Sales Tip, I offer several ways for 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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You know the deal with potato chips . . . You can’t eat just one and that’s why you need to use them in an email (prior to a call to a potential client). Ways to present a “potato chip”; Hint at a result and offer to share how they can achieve it, if they […]


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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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Please mark your calendar for December 1st, at 11:30 am EST! Why? Because that’s when you’re going to start to take better control of the phone and; That’s when I’m hosting our Cold Calls That ROCK webinar! During this minute webinar, you’ll gain access to; How to research a potential client WITHOUT becoming a full time […]


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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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Guess Who . . . DOESN’T have 23 minutes, 15 seconds to get back on task? Answer: That Person You’re About To Cold Call! 23 minutes, 15 seconds, is the average time it takes, for us to get back on task, after an interruption in that activity. So if you have, even the lowest level decision maker, […]


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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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Guess Who . . . DOESN’T have 23 minutes, 15 seconds to get back on task? Answer: That Person You’re About To Cold Call! 23 minutes, 15 seconds, is the average time it takes, for us to get back on task, after an interruption in that activity. So if you have, even the lowest level decision maker, […]


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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 an ideal world, you and I would call a potential client and they would gladly agree to meet with us. In the REAL world, potential clients utilize stalls (“Call me back next month” “Send me your info” etc) as well as objections. Here are 4 ways to get better at AVOIDING objections as well […]


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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 an ideal world, you and I would call a potential client and they would gladly agree to meet with us. In the REAL world, potential clients utilize stalls (“Call me back next month” “Send me your info” etc) as well as objections. Here are 4 ways to get better at AVOIDING objections as well […]


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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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Having led numerous sales teams as well as coaching hundreds of sales reps, I’ve been able to eavesdrop on quite a few cold calls. While these reps faced objections and stalls of ever variety, THE Number One Objection They Faced Was; “Sorry, not interested!” And that brings us to THE Most Popular Response To That; “OK. Thank you 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).


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Having led numerous sales teams as well as coaching hundreds of sales reps, I’ve been able to eavesdrop on quite a few cold calls. While these reps faced objections and stalls of ever variety, THE Number One Objection They Faced Was; “Sorry, not interested!” And that brings us to THE Most Popular Response To That; “OK. Thank you 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).


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Having trained over 15,000 sales reps, I’ve seen two prospecting “extremes” that hurt more than help one’s sales efforts. Extreme #1: Being A Complete Pain In The Ass. Many times you’ll have a rep suddenly appear and then carpet bomb a potential client with calls and emails. I’ve witnessed (and been on the receiving end of) reps […]


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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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