Words of Wisdom from Expert Kim Richmond

Kim Richmond

In May, BDU’s CEO Lisa Peskin had the opportunity to once again join a panel of “sharks” for “Sales Shark Tank,” a presentation for Kim Richmond’s Personal Selling course at Rutgers University in Camden. During the “Sales Shark Tank,” teams of students from Richmond’s class practiced demonstrating their sales skills by presenting various products they’ve created to the panel of … Read More

Four Steps to Making Time for Rainmaking

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“If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” Those words of wisdom from Ben Franklin were a focal point of BDU’s CLE workshop, Making Time for Rainmaking. BDU’s Beth Rosenfeld and Heather Herrington recently held several interactive sessions on this valuable topic. The 90-minute sessions focused on developing individual plans for carving out time for business development and marketing, … Read More

Three Secrets of Sales Success

Do you want to know the three secrets of sales success? BDU’s CEO Lisa Peskin uncovers these “expert secrets” in this short, informative video by ASI. (Read their full post at www.asicentral.com.) Want to learn more from Lisa? Join her at the next ASI show in Chicago!

Five Secrets of Successful Sales Leaders

As a sales manager or leader, you have a one-line job description: to make your sales team as successful as possible. In order to be a great leader, you first need to build trust within your team. Then, you’ll need to figure out what needs to be done to maximize everyone’s performance and potential. There are five key fundamentals that … Read More

The Top 4 Tips for Overcoming Objections

It can happen at various points throughout the sales process:  you’ll be presented with some sort of an objection. How do you confidently handle objections and navigate pushback from your prospective clients in order to land the sale or opportunity? This is a topic that Lisa Peskin, CEO of Business Development University, certainly knows plenty about, and she recently spoke … Read More

Heather Herrington, Esq. Joins the BDU Team

Business Development University (BDU) is pleased to announce the addition of Heather Herrington, Esq. to the BDU team as a Professional Services Coach and Trainer. Prior to working at BDU, Herrington was a practicing attorney for 12 years. She’s an avid networker and connector who has held leadership roles on the boards of both industry and non-industry organizations. Throughout her … Read More

The Six Questions You Need To Ask Yourself This Month

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December is a great time to reflect on your past year and plan for success in the year ahead. At BDU, we take a “triage approach” to business development. This process helps individuals and companies determine the three areas that, if approved upon, will have the biggest impact on performance. Here are six questions to ask yourself to help you find your “triage … Read More

Lisa Peskin Interview on WNJC 1360 AM

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Our CEO, Lisa Peskin, appeared on WNJC 1360 AM on Thursday, June 23, as part of Brian C. Greenberg’s the “Greenberg News Show.” Peskin was brought onto Greenberg’s show to highlight women who have broken through glass ceilings in their careers and industries. Her growth personally and with Business Development University, through what Greenberg termed ‘cutting edge’ business strategy and … Read More

Decision-Maker or Not Decision-Maker?

One of the biggest challenges that a sales person faces is reaching the right decision makers within the companies they are prospecting.  It is often times very easy to set appointments with low level, non-decision makers within organizations; so we set those appointments because it feels productive.  Often, these people represent themselves as a decision maker when in actuality they … Read More