Sharpen the Saw, Always Be Learning and Continue to Grow

Never stop trying to be the best version of you that you can be! After over thirty years in sales, Lisa’s realized one very important thing: you can never stop looking for opportunities to learn, “sharpen the saw” and improve yourself as a salesperson. Recently, it’s become even more apparent that we need to continually adapt and develop, and that … Read More

The Importance of Understanding Your Prospect’s ROI

As salespeople, we need to keep in mind that no one likes to be sold anything but everyone loves to be helped. Therefore, it’s important to understand your prospect’s ROI and how to use that when positioning your product or service in the form of a solution that can help them solve a problem or address a challenge. One of … Read More

Sales Lessons from the Other Side

As a salesperson, it’s always interesting when you’re on the opposite side and are being “sold” a product or service. Sometimes, it’s hard not to notice the sales “red flags” as they are raised. Recently, Lisa was looking for some help and scheduled a time to meet with someone who has been pursuing her business for quite a while. When … Read More

Summer Tips for Sales Leaders

If you’re a sales leader, you’ve likely heard us say that your job description is just one line: to help your direct reports be as successful as possible. As we’re well into the summer and have officially started the second half of the year, it’s the perfect time to re-energize your sales team and reassess the ways in which you’ll … Read More

The Good News is…

Not achieving the level of sales success that you desire? We know it’s easy to feel discouraged if you’re not hitting your numbers or performing at your best, but don’t worry! The good news is… Small changes make a big difference. There’s not a huge difference between being good and being great, or between being great and being a sales … Read More

Want to Boost Your Sales? Book a Speaking Engagement!

You know that no one likes to be sold anything and that you should look for ways to help and not sell, but how do you build credibility so that you’re known as a reliable consultant that people can trust? Look for speaking engagements, where you can actively demonstrate your knowledge and expertise! Speaking engagements: Give you an opportunity to … Read More

The #1 BDU Blog Post According to Our Team Members

The BDU team ranked this BDU blog post as #1, plus a few other top blog posts we don’t want you to miss We recently asked our BDU team members to select one post from our blog that they felt was important for people to see and read. More than half of the group selected Are You Truly Listening? and … Read More

Tame Your Prospecting Nerves

By Janet Nankin, Managing Director, Southeast Region If you watch Food Network, you may have seen a show called “Worst Cooks in America.” I love the Food Network, but I generally watch it for several reasons: to learn new cooking techniques, because I’m hungry or because I am just bored. I certainly don’t watch it to see people who can’t … Read More

Some “Foolish” Advice for April Fools’ Day!

In honor of April Fools’ Day this year, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the ridiculous business tips we’ve heard. You know they’re out there, those “words of wisdom” that some business people and sales folks alike swear by but that we’ve come to realize just don’t work. Here’s what some of our BDU team members said … Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021: Lisa’s Interview with Slice Communications

In honor of International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8, 2021, Slice Communications featured interviews with some incredible female leaders throughout the marketing and communications industry, including BDU’s CEO Lisa Peskin! Read Lisa’s article now to learn her definition of a successful leader, find out how her view on leadership has changed over the past year due to the COVID … Read More