The Benefits of Building a Repeatable Sales Process
The best free-thrower in the world isn’t Shaq. It isn’t Steph Curry. It isn’t even Steve Nash. It’s Ted St. Martin, the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive successful free throws in a row: 5,221. His secret? Process. The advantages of developing this directed, systematic series of actions are twofold: consistency and efficiency. Here’s why a sales process is important.
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