1. Articles in category: Sales Management

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    1. Sales Coaching Above and Beyond the Sales Comfort Zone

      Explore Business 2 Community (Mar 26 2014)

      Sales Coaching Above and Beyond the Sales Comfort Zone

      Salespeople sometimes have a propensity to stay in their comfort zone – doing more of what they are doing well. There are many reasons and rewards for taking up permanent residence in ones comfort zone – like being comfortable and successful selling a ...

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    2. Sales Management Digest: Understanding Antagonistic Prospects

      Explore Selling Power (Mar 11 2014)

      Sales Management Digest: Understanding Antagonistic Prospects

      Fear of change is the reason some prospects may not buy your product or service. For the professional salesperson, the prospect's fear can influence the sale in either a negative or a positive way.rnrnUnderstand that…

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    3. Sales Management Digest: Why Sales Managers Tolerate Poor Performance

      Explore Selling Power (Mar 11 2014)

      Sales Management Digest: Why Sales Managers Tolerate Poor Performance

      When salespeople are performing poorly, sales managers are usually the first to know. If that's the case, however, then why do so many sales managers wait so long to send low performers on their way?…

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    4. Sales Management Digest: Sales Management Lessons from Army Generals

      Explore Selling Power (Mar 4 2014)

      Sales managers are like Army generals. The ones who stand on the front lines and lead their troops into battle – or into a sale – are certainly heroic, but usually wind up going down…

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    5. Sales Management Digest: Become a Better Listener in any Sales Situation

      Explore Selling Power (Jan 21 2014)

      Sales Management Digest: Become a Better Listener in any Sales Situation

      One of the many ways to increase your sales performance is listening. The better your listening skills, the more closing opportunities you'll hear. Use the following four tips to becoming a better listener in any…

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    6. Sharks, Ice Cream, and Sales Talent…?

      Explore solutionsellingblog.com (Jan 7 2014)

      Sharks, Ice Cream, and Sales Talent…?

      While there are many different types of data related to sales training and learning, there are three (3) that are critical to measuring business impact / ROI

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    7. Stop Losing Deals! 5 Ways To Enhance Your Sales Performance

      Explore Base | Baseline – Base CRM Blog (Nov 27 2013)

      The old adage says that the unexamined life is not worth living. This philosophy is at the heart of being great in the world of sales. Top reps are always analyzing and assessing their performance, looking for ways to improve. It would take a superhuman sales rep to close every single deal, but that doesn’t mean we can’t come really close to it.

      To take an honest look at your sales performance, it’s important to understand some of the ways a deal might fall through. Obviously, there are always some factors that are outside of a pro ...

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    8. Three Roles in Sales According to Keith Eades

      Explore solutionsellingblog.com (Nov 19 2013)

      Three Roles in Sales According to Keith Eades

      Thijs Verhees interviewed Keith Eades, owner of Sales Performance International and author of bestselling books like The New Solution Selling and The Solution Centric Organization. In a strongly changing commercial world, Eades gives us an insight in the three roles a good seller nowadays should play.

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    9. 5 Things Proactive Sales Managers Do Differently

      Explore Business 2 Community (Nov 2 2013)

      5 Things Proactive Sales Managers Do Differently

      There are two types of sales managers: proactive and reactive. A sales manager who is reactive is one who is constantly fighting fires. And these “fires” are likely the same problems they were struggling with last month, too. The core problem that many sales managers have is the flawed mindset that, “I am 100% responsible for solving all team problems.”

      So, salespeople hand-off their problems to their manager. Problems in customer service, order entry, you name it. They all get dumped in the sales manager’s lap. In extreme cases, a sales manager can take on the role of an ...

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    10. Best-In-Class Sales Performance — 2014 and Beyond

      Explore spisales.com (Oct 28 2013)

      Professional selling has never been more challenging. A confluence of factors has created a sales environment that is faster paced and more complex than at any time in history. As a result, sales organizations and sales professionals need to be adaptive and agile – they need to effectively respond to buyers with unbounded access to information.

      What Does Research Tell Us About Optimizing Sales Results? 

      Aberdeen Group studies over 300 global sales organizations on an annual basis to determine characteristics of “Best-In-Class” performers, who are defined by: 

      1. Top 20% in quota attainment 
      2. Top 20% in year-over-year revenue growth 
      3. Top 20% in ...
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      Mentions:   Dave Stein   Aberdeen Group

    11. Surprising Sales Facts & Figures You Need To Know To Win More Deals

      Explore Base | Baseline – Base CRM Blog (Oct 28 2013)

      Only 2% of sales happen during the first meeting and seeing the numbers in the infographic, 92% of sales people would have given up on meeting follow up by the 5th attempt.

      Some sales people have the mindset that they’ll be closing a deal on their first attempt, and when they don’t, they become so disheartened that they vow to never contact the same account again.

      It’s best to approach your first interaction with the knowledge that on a statistical basis, you’re highly unlikely to close the deal today. Instead, focus on building rapport first. Ultimately ...

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    12. A Smarter Way To Think About Sales Commissions

      Explore Base | Baseline – Base CRM Blog (Oct 28 2013)

      One of the business world’s oldest traditions, the practice of paying commissions to sales teams, is under scrutiny. Is commission the best motivator?

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    13. Use Mentoring to Turn Reps into Great Sales Managers

      Explore Selling Power (Oct 15 2013)

      How can you help ensure that your company moves forward, not backward, when someone takes over a sales-management position?  First, create a mentoring culture within your organization that encourages employees to continue learning, growing, and developing toward leadership roles, says Lois Zachary, president of Phoenix-based consultancy Leadership Development Services and author of Creating a Mentoring Culture: The Organization's Guide

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    14. 5 Offbeat Ways To Find Great Sales Reps

      Explore forbes.com (Oct 14 2013)

      5 Offbeat Ways To Find Great Sales Reps

      Finding great sales reps -- reps with the ability to take your business to the next level -- is awfully hard to do. How can you possibly size up a sales candidate in a series of interviews? How can you really know how hard a complete stranger is willing to work, how he responds under pressure, how he handles adversity? 

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    15. Selling Power Releases 2013 "50 Best Companies to Sell For" List

      Explore Press Release Distribution (Oct 8 2013)

      Selling Power Releases 2013 "50 Best Companies to Sell For" List

      Selling Power has released its 2013 list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. Inclusion on the list gives companies a competitive advantage when hiring top sales professionals.

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    16. How to Make More Sales with Less Sales Activity!

      Explore Business 2 Community (Sep 17 2013)

      How to Make More Sales with Less Sales Activity!

      The key to selling MORE with LESS work is to speak only with those prospects who are ready to buy right now, and guide them into buying.

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    17. 7 Tips for Writing Emails That Attract Customers

      Explore Selling Power (Sep 17 2013)

      7 Tips for Writing Emails That Attract Customers

      There's no excuse for losing out on sales because of poorly written emails and poor communication practices. 

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    18. Seven types of sales managers: Understanding one of the most important leaders in your organization

      Explore Business Review Weekly (Sep 15 2013)

      Seven types of sales managers: Understanding one of the most important leaders in your organization

      To better understand these sales management styles, Steve W. Martin of USC Marshall School of Business asked more than 60 top vice presidents of sales from leading high technology and business services companies to estimate what percentage of their time they used a particular management style, and then to rank the applicability of the style to the success in their role on a scale of 1 (least important) to 5 (most important).

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    19. Four Tips to Achieve Successful Close Rates

      Explore Selling Power (Aug 27 2013)

      Four Tips to Achieve Successful Close Rates

      Every path to a successful close is a little different. You might find key phrases, gestures, and examples that most prospects find persuasive, but each sales call presents unique opportunities and challenges.

       Here are four of the most common pitfalls and solutions.

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    20. The Challenge of B2B Sales Forecasting

      Explore destinationCRM.com (Aug 16 2013)

      The Challenge of B2B Sales Forecasting

      B2B sales forecasting is challenging because most B2B companies lack the large sales volumes required for statistical forecasting techniques. As a consequence, those companies that care about their forecasts usually choose one of two methods, the weighted pipeline and forecast categories. Both are easy to implement but have notable drawbacks.

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    21. Sales VP: Here's How To Grow Sales in the Next 6 Months

      Explore Business 2 Community (Jul 29 2013)

      Sales VP: Here's How To Grow Sales in the Next 6 Months

      Use the framework of focusing on the 5 key elements of sales management or the 5 P’s – People, Planning, Process, Pipeline and Performance - to help identify ways to grow sales.

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    22. Negotiate Throughout the Sales Process for Better Results

      Explore SalesAndMarketing.com (Jul 22 2013)

       If salespeople wait until it’s time to close the deal to put their negotiating skills to work,  they may fall far short of their goals and their chances of building a long-term client relationship will quickly fade away.

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    23. 7 Keys to Successful Sales Management

      Explore Business 2 Community (Jul 20 2013)

      7 Keys to Successful Sales Management

      Much has been written about what makes for a good sales manager and effective sales management strategy. But as every sales rep, manager and executive knows, it's often the intangibles that separate good sales managers from the great ones. 

      This article identifies seven key attributes in the best, most successful sales managers. 

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    24. The Seven Deadly Sins of Sales

      Explore Fox Small Business Center (Jul 10 2013)

      The Seven Deadly Sins of Sales

      No doubt you have heard of the seven cardinal sins of the Christian faith – wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony? But did you know that there are also seven lethal sins of selling? They’re deadly because they’re toxic to your business and your bank account.

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