Tag: salespeople

1
Feb

4 Simple Steps for Upselling Your Customers

What is your strategy for leveraging more sales with your existing customers? Apart from simply asking for more business, the goal is to develop or reinforce your relationship with key contacts in the account. From that you gain the intelligence you need to maximize sales with your customers. Here is a four-step strategy to intelligently upselling to your customers: 1. Select

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13
Jan

Why Bad Salespeople Get Hired

A friend told me over lunch about a sales rep he hired the previous year. He sold seven times the industry average of $1million at his previous company. At $7million in sales, he was a superstar. My friend (the CEO) and one of his Sales Managers snatched this sales rep up with great expectation. After several months of ramp up they

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2
Nov

2 Critical Things You Should Add to Your Hiring Process Right Now

It’s a little unnerving to look back on a salesperson’s first six months and realize that the interview was that employee’s career highlight.  Too often sales leaders make hiring decisions based on how well a candidate performs during an interview, not how well he will perform in the field.  Why is it that the salesperson you interviewed doesn’t turn out

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24
Oct

7 Reasons Sales Managers Fail

The job of a sales manager is one of the toughest occupations in the world. Part strategic and part tactical, they must deliver tangible sales results using the intangible qualities of their sales team members. That is not an easy task. Successful sales managers do well for many different reasons; likewise, unsuccessful sales managers fail for many different reasons. If you

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11
Oct

9 Smart Questions Successful Hiring Managers Ask Before Recruiting Salespeople

People call me every day about hiring salespeople. I always respond with, “Describe the sales role please.” Many times they will struggle with defining the specific details of the sales role for which they are hiring. A salesperson may perform exceedingly well in one type of sales role and fail miserably in another. Defining your sales role first is critical to

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31
Aug

8 Intelligent Questions for Evaluating Your Sales Reps Performance

No experienced football coach would ever consider sending his team onto the field without being right there on the sidelines – observing their every move. The same applies to your sales team. Too many sales managers expect top producers to meet their sales goals without their observation, feedback and coaching. Instead, I encounter many sales managers expecting great results without

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24
Aug

6 Smart Interview Questions to Ask Superstar Sales Candidates

In some (rare) cases, you need to roll out the red carpet for a sales candidate. Yes, they are that good. And with the ever decreasing quality of candidates searching for jobs, you need to sell your job to a superstar candidate. One way is to ask great questions to find out exactly what they want and need in order

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5
Aug

6 Truths That Separate Superstar Salespeople from the Mediocre Masses

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

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26
Jul

5 Keys to Great Role Plays with Your Sales Reps

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

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25
Jul

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering a Sales Candidate

Interviewing a sales candidate can be intriguing. As a Sales Manager, you can’t help but be excited about the prospect of a high volume salesperson in your organization. They could be the one to take your whole team to the next level. A sales candidate’s sales numbers from their previous employers can be deceiving, though. To really understand what you’re getting,

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