One of the secrets of a good sales team is its DNA or team make up. Not many sales leaders focus on it but the ones who do often have a special team and special results. The reason many leaders don’t focus on designing the optimal team is because they don’t know how to do…

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Inc. Magazine called 2017 the “year of AI”, and most major brands have begun fighting to enter the space. It looks like AI is here to stay and it’s shaping the way we live and work. There’s a lot of concern about the changes that AI brings, and some are debating whether artificial intelligence is…

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In past articles, we’ve talked about the benefits of getting direct dial numbers for decision makers in order to increase contact ratios. Well, here’s another tip to help boost your contact ratios and avoid gatekeepers: Contact the decision maker via social media (LinkedIn, Twitter or Google+ specifically). It may seem like an indirect form of…

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Have you noticed something with remote sales? It’s becoming more social. As social media has taken a greater hold on our everyday routines, it makes sense that it has blended into the professional part of people’s lives too. For sales reps, knowing how to use social media for promotion and generating good content for leads…

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Great News! Ken Krogue has accepted an invitation to become a weekly Forbes Online contributor. If you are interested in keeping well-informed of new tips and techniques regarding lead generation  and sales management best practices, please follow Ken Krogue, President of XANT, on Forbes Online. You can view his first blog post by clicking the link…

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