I found it difficult to select the Top 5 articles because that means different things to me. Most Popular? Best? Most Commented? Most Linked To? Favorite? Written in the last 6 months? Read in the last 6 months?
I couldn't narrow them down for a single article, so I decided to go with the topics above.
1. MOST POPULAR SALES ARTICLE
The most popular article was an article from two years ago, What's the Difference Between Sales Commitment and Motivation.
2. MOST COMMENTED ON ARTICLE
The article receiving the most comments was on an Inc. Magazine article which I debunked, Inc. Gets it Wrong on Consultative Selling.
3. MOST LINKED TO ARTICLE
The article, linked to more than any other, was simply a how-to article on email, Email for the Sales Force - How it Should be Used. It was actually pretty simple, but got a lot of links.
4. FAVORITE ARTICLE
My favorite from the past 6 months is well...I had two and since this is mine, to heck with the numbers. The Doctor, The Drug Dealer and The User was fun and Why Accidental Sales Training Works More Effectively was insightful.
5. TOP SALES THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARTICLE
I had three for this one - the first, To Salespeople, Demos and Presentations are Like Snack Food; the second, View From the Top - When Salespeople Call on Purchasing; and the third, This is How Sales Managers Should Coach Their Salespeople.
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