Cydcor's Blog

November 27, 2019

The Benefits of Working on Commission

Sales rep working on commission makes it rain with money earned from his commission work.

With the right combination of work ethic, people skills, and self-discipline, working on commission is an extremely rewarding way to earn a living and build a successful career. Sales teams that work on a sales compensation plan earn more when the company sells more, making these pay structures a win win for both sales professionals […]

November 14, 2019

How Having the Right Team Helps Increase Sales

Sales manager talking to his team. The right sales team can help increase sales.

Having a well-chosen, fully trained, sales team with the right attitude is essential if your organization is trying to increase sales. The sales team is the last line of defense.  After all the investment your company has made toward developing, testing, and perfecting the product, branding, and promotional campaigns, it is the sales team who […]

October 24, 2019

6 Celebrities Who First Had Sales Jobs

Famous comedian Ellen Degeneres had a work history in sales before becoming a successful comedian.

How many famous people can you name who started their careers in sales? Before becoming well-known actors, musicians, comedians, and CEOs, quite a few of today’s celebrity’s early jobs meant going door to door, working in retail, serving in restaurants, and telemarketing. Not only did these soon-to-be celebrities who once had sales jobs eventually hit […]

October 16, 2019

How Gamification Boosts Employee Engagement in Training

Image of a business man pointing at the word Gamification, user engagement, learning, etc.

How do you engage employees in learning? Cydcor’s Director of Learning and Development, Kelli MacIver recently sat down with TD Magazine to weigh in on the topic of employee engagement in corporate training. She and her team recently set out to discover ways to drive team members back to online training programs without making trainings […]

October 9, 2019

Why Door-to-Door Residential Sales Still Works

Door to door residential sales reps pitch a customer at the door to their house.

In our increasingly digital world, door-to-door residential sales continue to thrive. Why? Because door-to-door sales is highly effective, generates higher value sales, boosts brand loyalty, and provides excellent customer experiences. The reason, you’ll discover, is simple. At the core of door-to-door sales is people connecting with people. Face-to-face communication, though more and more rare, remains […]

September 12, 2019

7 Reasons Why Honesty is the Most Effective Sales Strategy

Wooden blocks spelling out the word truth

Never be afraid that you’ll scare off a potential buyer with the truth. Remember: the mark of a strong salesperson is both quantity and quality of sales. Focus on being 100% honest, transparent, and authentic. Not only is this the right thing to do, but this simple sales strategy it can put you on the fast track to achieving your career goals.

August 28, 2019

11 Reasons Why You Haven’t Yet Hit Your Goals

A businesswoman stands on top of a small mountain and looks up at a target that sits on top of a taller mountain top that rises in front of her.

You’ve set your SMART goals. You’ve written them down. You’ve discussed them with a mentor. You’ve shared them with friends and family. You’re working hard. You care deeply about your “why” and you’re excited about the future. …But why aren’t you where you want to be? Let’s take a look at eleven ways that you […]

August 14, 2019

3 Reasons to Develop a More Successful Mindset

Hand writing The Same Old Thinking, The Same Old Results with marker on transparent wipe board isolated on white.

Why do some people achieve massive career success, while others remain stagnant or struggle to hold down a job? The answer is simple: mindset. The most successful people are those who have the mental fortitude and self-awareness to do whatever it takes to achieve success. They define success not just by how much they earn […]

August 7, 2019

Cydcor Sponsors Rock the Recovery Concert Benefiting California Strong!

The band Sitting on Stacy performs on stage at The Canyon in Agoura Hills

Cydcor was proud to support our local community and fellow Californians as the premier sponsor of Rock the Recovery, a night of food, and music in support of California Strong. Funds raised at the benefit concert, which took place on Sunday, Aug. 4th at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, will help California Strong provide disaster relief […]

July 17, 2019

How Sharpening Active Listening Skills Helps You Sell

Hand writing the in a notebook speak less and listen more

Sometimes, becoming a better salesperson simply comes down to thinking like a customer. People like to feel they are being heard and improving your active listening skills can help salespeople quickly build rapport that is critical in gaining the customer’s trust, and ultimately making the sale. Practicing active listening techniques can help you serve the […]