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World-Class Sales Competency Model

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All true professions have a defined set of competencies that provides functional and commonly accepted expectations about what people need to know and do to be successful.  With the evolution of the sales profession, ASTD developed a competency model specifically for this field.  

In 2008, ASTD conducted a comprehensive study of the sales profession in order to define the new sales competencies necessary to execute a world-class selling system.  The result, ASTD’s World Class Sales Competency Model, was launched in 2009.  The model defines the specific set of requirements necessary to deliver world-class selling capability and increase your competitive advantage.

Overall, the model helps sales trainers, sales performance improvement consultants, learning leaders, and sales managers in their understanding of:

  • What sales people, sales trainers, sales managers, sales operations team members, and sales recruiters do?
  • What makes an excellent sales trainer, sales person, sales recruiter, or sales manager?
  • What is the best way to teach salespeople?
  • How salespeople learn; and what is the most important knowledge and skill to teach them?
  • Everyone says they want a world class sales team, but very few can get there…

Take a Closer Look at World-Class Selling

Find out more about why sales needs a competency model. 

Implementing the World-Class Sales Competency Model

Find out more about how sales organizations like you have applied lessons learned from the World-Class Sales Competency Model.

Introducing the World-Class Sales Competency Model

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World-Class Sales Competency Model

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