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Thursday, February 28, 2019
I always considered myself a productive person. I work quickly, I type fast, and I get a lot accomplished. Or so I thought. One day I came across a time management book that talked about “...
Thursday, February 21, 2019
One of the most difficult aspects of managing underperforming sales reps is determining what actions you should take as a manager if a salesperson isn’t meeting expectations. The reason...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
By now, most sales enablement professionals recognize the value of a sales playbook. While it can take a tremendous effort to build and maintain this living resource, it quickly pays...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Sales leaders agree on today’s top sales training challenges: It’s too expensive, there’s not enough time, and there’s a lack of engagement. The majority also question the effectiveness of...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Let’s think like a salesperson for a minute. To close a deal, often they have to articulate an ROI. Historically, it’s a financial return on an investment: the buyer will pay $1,000 and...
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Training is a continuous struggle for sales reps, and like any industry or role, there’s a lot that goes into resolving skills gaps, improving onboarding and certification, strengthening...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
In high-performing companies, the sales operations function is the back-office engine that helps the sales organization drive revenue and profitability. Also called sales excellence or...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Traditional sales training just doesn't cut it anymore. Getting reps to perform with complete sales readiness requires more than an occasional assessment or mass-communication course....
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
My last post discussed the importance of devoting time to onboarding. Consistency is my next nugget of advice. This normally elicits an eye-roll or a “Well, duh!” expression from most, but...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
What qualities make a sales rep successful? Is it innate skills like charisma, confidence, and storytelling, or learned knowledge such as product and company messaging? It’s an age-old...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
We need a “new math” formula in the sales enablement profession—one that we know will work and get the results our sales leaders, executives, shareholders or stakeholders, and especially...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
“Time is our most precious asset, we should invest it wisely.” —Michael LevyWhen new field sales reps come on board it is critical to set them up for success from day 1! We often forget...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
A sales academy is a structured system for training and developing a sales team. A sales academy consists of numerous programs, which together form a single competency framework for driving...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Have you ever seen a child who’s just received the gift of a plastic toy hammer? Preferably your memory of this includes the child wearing a colorful fake hardhat and a flimsy tool belt too...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Sales and marketing have the same goal: drive revenue. However, they have different ways of reaching that destination. Sales teams tend to focus on chasing new business and growing the...
Monday, July 16, 2018
With all the technologies available to manage sales efforts, the role of the sales manager must change.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
As the name our profession implies, sales enablement is about delivering the right support and resources to the salesforce at the right time to enable individual and collective success....
Thursday, July 12, 2018
How well do adults transfer training into actual on-the-job performance? In other words, what carries the professional sales person from their participation in training to the point where...
Monday, July 9, 2018
The worst thing organizations can do is hire or promote the most technically competent person to management and not give them the tools for success. Leadership and management development...
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