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What Modern Sales Has in Common With Sports

What is your definition of sales? If you ask ten sales reps, that question will get you ten different answers. The dictionary defines sales as “the exchange of a commodity for money.” That definition makes us wonder if Webster spent any time actually trying to sell their dictionaries. In the real-world, sales is a complex and […]

Hire For Attitude, Train For Sales Skills

Recruiting and hiring future sales reps for your organization requires a different criterion than it did in the past. Do you believe in the mantra, “Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill?” In a world where the skills required for success are changing rapidly, it’s time sales leaders start looking for different qualities in their sales […]

Patience Is a Virtue in Sales Coaching

Patience is not a word often associated with sales. In fact, most sales leaders operate at one speed — impatience. Yet for sales coaches and trainers, patience is a virtue that can make or break your sales team’s success. Learning to master sales is neither easy nor quick. The ability to endure challenging situations is […]

Creating Sales Conversations That Matter

“Everyone has a plan until they are punched in the mouth,” is what Mike Tyson said about boxing. Every sales leader has a plan to make their numbers, until reality hits them in the mouth. Markets change, requiring shifts in strategy and execution. For sales leaders, we need to prepare our sales teams with the […]

Infographic: How to Strengthen the Impact of Your Sales Presentation

When delivering a sales presentation to your customer, her needs and your solutions must be at the core of your presentation. However, there are a few tactics you can leverage in order to strengthen the impact of your delivery and take your presentation to the next level. These include social proof, addressing alternative options, and acknowledging […]

Why Creating a Great Product is Only Half the Battle

When Og, chief cutter of square, stone wheels, accidentally chiseled a round wheel, he had no idea what he’d done. Only later, fitting the round wheels to his cart, did he realize the benefit. However, it still took the painstaking efforts of Ug, Grr, and Arg to bring his invention to market. And so, it […]

Leveraging Sales Coaching to Motivate Your Sales Team

If you’re new to the role of sales manager, you might not realize the power of providing coaching and skill development to your sales team. Many times, if an employee is repeatedly not meeting their quota, it’s tempting to just move on and find a replacement. However, short-term solutions don’t solve long-term problems. After all, […]

How New Sales Managers Can Build Trust With Their Sales Team

Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair. If you are a new sales manager, building trust with your sales team is your first challenge. Without trust, progress will be slowed and time is a luxury few new sales managers have. Trust is the foundation for building strong teams, creating a positive work […]

How to Conduct a Pipeline Review

For many sales reps, pipeline reviews are like meatloaf. While not the worst thing in the world, they’re also not anyone’s favorite. Much of this stems from reps who see reviews as boring status updates. However, with the right approach, a pipeline review is an opportunity. In addition to deal coaching and forecasting, managers should […]