sales management

4 Steps To Market Domination: Step 1

Frustrated Sales Team

Is your sales process disorganization holding you back and preventing you from reaching your goals? The reason most sales teams lack consistent process is that they can’t get everyone on the same page, following the same process. New software will not fix that problem by itself. Of course, providing automation and making life easier can … Continue reading

Sharpen Your Sales Force by Using SMART Goals

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Successful salespeople rarely credit their organizational skills for their accomplishments but instead consider their art of persuasion to be their strongest asset. Yet those same people readily acknowledge that being organized, motivated, and able to multitask will do wonders to boost their closing rates and overall success. Many sales managers have found the SMART goals … Continue reading

4 Excuses Salespeople Give For Not Using a CRM

CRM Excuses

Salespeople CRM Excuses – Salespeople can be finicky, but you don’t want them any other way. After all, they are the divas of your company, setting their own schedules and driven by results instead of sitting at their desk waiting for the whistle at the end of the shift. That being said, you still want … Continue reading

Salespeople are the Difference Between Sales Managers that Suck and the Superstars

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The position of sales manager can be extremely rewarding or absolutely awful. While the truth is, much of your success depends on your team of salespeople, sales managers have more control over their success and failure than most might imagine. When things go well, they have a tendency in the sales arena to go very well. The … Continue reading

Process for Reaching 2018 Sales Goals

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It’s the end of the year and already time to begin planning for 2018. Reaching all of your sales goals will be as difficult as always. With continued changes in technology and consumer behavior, sales teams must adapt and learn to win. They must establish a process and adopt new tools. There are a few … Continue reading

Do You Have a Sales Process Problem?

Sales Process Automation

Is your sales process holding you back and preventing you from reaching your goals? Sure, it’s easy to know if sales are on track.  If they’re not, how do you know where the problem is? Think twice before you blame the usual culprits: Economic conditions or changes in your industry The sales people The competition … Continue reading

Happy Sales People

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The “World Happiness Report” for 2017 was recently released and it made me wonder how happy sales people are around the world. The World Happiness Report measures happiness in countries around the world, based on several different factors: GDP Social Support Healthy life expectancy Freedom to make life choices Generosity Perceptions of corruption Dystopia – … Continue reading

Sales Levity

funny sales movies

When in search of the lighter side of the sales profession, it strikes me that the list of funny sales movies is awfully short. There are lots of creative works about the dark side of selling, “Death of a Salesman” being the most obvious example. The humorous side of selling just doesn’t get as much … Continue reading

Will Your Business be Trumped?

Presidential Election Analysis shows Data Key to Trump Win

The 2016 Presidential Election is just over and lots and praise is being heaped on the Trump Campaign’s data analysis team for spotting trends and focusing the campaign on key audiences. Clearly, the other side and essentially the entire punditry and polling establishment got it wrong.  It seems that no one outside of the Trump … Continue reading

Can Sales Teams do Email Marketing?

7 Ways Sales Teams Win with Email Marketing

I bet you didn’t know you’re already in the email marketing business, big time! How many people on your staff are sending emails to clients? How many of those emails are directly impacting the client’s relationship with your company and your revenue? Of course, sales teams are the greatest example of this!  Every time they … Continue reading

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