Well, OK, so maybe it isn’t quite that big but my good friend Jan Visser has merged the old SalesTeamTools.com and the old SalesMarks.com into the newly combined Sales Marks.
If you’re not familiar with either of these sites, you’re missing a great deal of important material, so combining them into a single site is a fantastic idea that will give visitors to the new Sales Marks a huge platform of great stuff all at a single location.
The old Sales Team Tools focused on examining and evaluating tools—phones, contact management software, business card scanners, you name it–to make sales and selling easier. Tools that have been around and new ones alike have been evaluated. One of the best aspects of the site was that salespeople who have used the various tools get to comment on them and present their opinions and experiences. Sales Team Tools has been a great place to keep up the sales world’s tools—both those tools designed specifically for sellers and those general technology tools that make selling easier or more efficient. If you’ve been a Sales Team Tools regular, you’ll lose nothing—just gain everything that Sales Marks had to offer.
Sales Marks offers a number of high quality downloads from Tibor Shanto’s newest e-book published by Sales Marks “6 Ways to More Sales Appointments” to How to Organize a Sales Blitz to a free Sales Activity Report template and lots more. The site also has hundreds of articles from top sales trainers such as Zig Zigler, Dave Brock, Tom Freese, Jeff Thull, Colleen Francis, Bill Caskey, Jill Konrath, myself and many, many more. Best of all, Jan has a section called 100 Tips that lists the newest 100 articles, saving you a great deal of time searching through the entire article database.
But, WAIT! There’s MORE!
The site offers a number of free sales guides—for instance one on tuning your sales pitch or another on writing a cold calling sales script. And as a bonus, there are dozens of great sales quotes from everyone from Florence Nightingale to Pappa Joe (Joe Paterno, Head Coach of Penn State for those non college football fans) to Eleanor Roosevelt (can’t think of her in terms of sales? Go find out) to Milton Berle—and even some real sales folks like Zig, Brian Tracey and others.
But Wait! There’s Even MORE!
And now, Jan has added some great new things for his visitors. Here’s how he described them to me in an email I received yesterday:
It’s almost 2010 – so I thought I’d run a tally on available selling days in 2010. The result was 254! Only 254 days and that’s not including vacations and days around the holidays. Sales and small biz people better make sure every day counts! That’s why I developed a few fun resources.
First, there’s a section called “Sales Months” – a new PDF poster every month, showing the current/next month – displaying selling days and a motivational sales quote. They can be downloaded for free at http://salesmarks.com/sales-months/