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212 Degrees: The Difference Between the Rainmaker and the Average Sales Professional

06.18.09   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

As a sales manager, one of your greatest responsibilities is to motivate your team. It is your job to build an enthusiastic and energetic environment that breeds an attitude of endurance, persistence and winning. Every sales manager has their own motivational tactics that they’ve used, but every once in a while it’s nice to have some type of collateral that speaks for itself.

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The ABCs of Noncompetes in Massachusetts

06.09.09   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Whether you are a candidate for a sales position, or an employer looking to fill a sales role, you will likely become a party to a noncompetition agreement, or a “non-compete,”- particularly since such employment typically furnishes access to the employer’s intellectual property or trade secrets. In basic terms, a non-compete is a written agreement whereby the employee acknowledges the employer’s intellectual property/trade secrets, and the employee agrees, in return for receiving compensation and other benefits of employment, to refrain from working for the employer’s competitors over a defined period of time, and in a defined geographic region, if the employment relationship ends for any reason.

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Sales Manager Forum: Would you rehire after a lay off?

06.08.09   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

It was only a few months ago that many of these same companies that I hear are hiring now, laid off huge percentages of their sales force. It got me thinking, what about all those people…would managers hire back Sales Reps that they recently let go??? I interviewed and polled several Sales Managers and Leaders across the country. Overwhelmingly, the responses all said…. “It depends”.

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Sales 2.0 Conference

05.29.09   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Sales 2.0 is a conference sponsored by Selling Power to introduce sales professionals to the new methodologies and technologies that can help accelerate sales growth. In today’s world, buyers are smarter and more educated than ever before, as a result corporations must communicate and share ideas to support the true needs of potential customers today. Today’s market is centered around collaboration; companies working together to build businesses and industries.

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Market Turnaround

05.28.09   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Remember that company that you cold called last quarter and they laughed at you when you tried to qualify them? Call them back. Remember that prospect that you had in your pipeline for 6 months and brought the deal to final stages only to find out that their budget got yanked? Call them back. Remember that guy who you offered a blockbuster discount to get a deal before year’s end and he backed out because he was preparing for the worst in 2009? Call him back.

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Don't take your foot off the gas yet...

05.26.09   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

According to a report made by Reuters this morning, consumer confidence made the largest jump in 8 months and the labor market has showed signs of easing. As business professionals, we all seem to be sharing stories that we’re seeing the clouds of the recession starting to break and we’re seeing a little bit of sun. It’s been a long eight months and most of us are bruised, battered and looking for a break. Although the recent weeks have shown signs of ease, we must not forget to keep our heads in the fight.

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