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7 Smart Questions Sales Managers Ask When Coaching Reps20200323080043
March 23, 2020
Coaching sales reps is one fo the primary roles of a sales manager. Unfortunately, too many sales managers don’t spend enough time in the field observing sales reps to coach them effectively. Instead, they expect salespe...
3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Sales Candidate20200311080014
March 11, 2020
Hiring a sales candidate can be exciting and difficult. 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 tea...
7 Ways to Fix Underperforming Sales Reps Right Now20180702143713
July 2, 2018
Identifying the root cause of underperforming sales reps is always the first step. Avoid applying an impulsive decision like throwing more training at them or quickly terminating. Take the time to uncover why they’re not...
5 Qualifying Questions to Ask Your Sales Reps20180611060016
June 11, 2018
When coaching your salespeople through the sales process, there are certain questions that you need to consistently ask them. They really need to have a guideline for their qualifying process. Reinforcing the importance ...
10 Awesome Follow-up Questions to Get Your Buyer Talking20180531195028
May 31, 2018
Follow-up questions get you the whole story. Of course, asking good questions is the heartbeat of a good sales call. However, many salespeople can become so enamored with asking their primary questions they fail to get t...
13 Serious Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Next Sales Candidate20180524184535
May 24, 2018
Does your sales candidate align with what your job requires? I recommend that you conduct a competitive comparison of their previous sales job and the one they’re applying for at your company. Here are some questions to ...
Yet Another 10 Revealing Interview Questions to Ask Sales Candidates20180403153436
April 3, 2018
Before hiring a sales rep, conduct an apples-to-apples job comparison. Line up the structure and activities of your sales job and your candidates current or previous sales job. Note any differences between the two jobs. ...
Why is Your Sales Rep Failing?20180313005829
7 MORE Qualities of a Great Sales Coach20180222185604
February 22, 2018
This is a follow-up article to 7 Qualities of a Great Sales Coach. Here are seven more qualities to help you become a great sales coach: 1. They know the value of incrementalism. Sales skills develop over time if they’re...
7 Qualities of a Great Sales Coach20180206192452
February 6, 2018
Coaching your reps is the primary function of your job. It’s the best pathway to achieving the sales quota. In this article, I list seven qualities I’ve experienced and observed of great sales coaches. 1. They do NOT spe...