From my two decades of training and coaching salespeople, here are six fundamental truths about what it takes to become a great salesperson. Many people are in sales, yet few excel at it. My advice to young people considering a career in sales is: “Go for it!” Professional selling can be the best paying job in the world or the worst. Only you
Want to improve your sales reps’ selling skills? Here are five things you can do to role-play effectively and get the results you want. For many salespeople, role-playing is not a priority. However, actors, athletes and musicians all practice their craft – a lot. The best one’s practice (role-play) constantly to improve their performance. Why shouldn’t salespeople? As a sales
Many Sales Managers don’t spend enough time in the field observing sales reps in action. Instead, they expect salespeople to meet sales goals with minimal observation, feedback, or coaching. In order to effectively coach your sales team, you must get out in the field. This allows you to observe the performance of your sales reps in a real world scenario. It’s
The Selling Sales Manager is one who has the dual responsibility of achieving a personal sales quota while managing other salespeople. This differs from a typical Sales Manager who typically goes out on a sales call with his or her salespeople in order to help close a sale or coach to improve performance. Just like the salespeople they manage, they
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Not all Sales Managers get to create a sales team from scratch like the Start-up Sales Manager. Instead, some must work with existing teams that have been poorly led and reform processes that are outdated, ineffective, or non-existent. This is the job of the Reconstruction Sales Manager. The Reconstruction Sales Manager has the task of taking a deficient sales team
When organizations are about to fail, they often turn to the Turnaround Sales Manager. While the Reconstruction Sales Manager must also manage a struggling sales team, the Turnaround Sales Manager is a sales manager with a more extreme task – saving the sales department. Essentially, companies employing this type of manager are looking at imminent failure if conditions do not
While most companies agree that sales training is important, they also agree that it is ineffective. Salespeople enter sessions with low expectations and leave with a few new ideas, but no measurable improvement in their sales skills. To make your sales training more efficient, keep these three principles in mind. #1 Essentialism As the saying goes, when you’re good at
Your sales process should be the path of least resistance to maximum sales. Don’t let your sales process grow cold. A regular examination of the steps, purpose and activities will ensure it works to provide your team the path of least resistance to maximum sales. It should be ingrained in your sales culture and regularly examined to be sure it’s