About Arianna Miskel

Arianna Miskel is the Marketing and Sales Assistant at Criteria for Success. She writes about a wide variety of topics including sales leadership, sales training, motivation, and general best practices.

Summer Sales Challenges: How to Beat the Heat

It’s officially summertime here in New York City, and while not everyone can relate to the smell of warm trash in the air, we can all relate to the same sales challenges. Selling in the summer can be tough. People are on vacation, taking longer lunch breaks, or are just harder to get a hold [...]

By | 2017-06-20T15:31:13+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

The Best Motivational Speakers for Sales Success

The best motivational speakers really make you think. Sometimes they rip the carpet from under you and make you reevaluate your entire life. Sometimes they make you realize you could be better and you decide to act accordingly. We don’t always realize when we aren’t being our best. We may not realize that we have [...]

By | 2017-05-23T11:02:55+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

Five Guidelines for Training Employees

When training employees, it’s important to remember the big picture and end goals. It’s easy to get lost in the “just-in-case” training scenarios that can end up wasting a lot of time. If you are able to cover a broad spectrum of ideals that add up to your big picture, training your employees will be [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:30:21+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

How Management Training Drives Growth

Believe it or not, management training could be the most efficient way to get an office in proper order. Starting from the top down, managers will pass on what they learned to their employees. Through management training, managers are able to lead by example. They can delegate more efficiently, motivate their teams, and see an [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:18:38+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

How to Use CRM to Organize Your Data

Wondering how to use CRM to organize your data? Well, picture an over-stuffed, messy closet filled with junk--like outdated electronics and clothes you haven’t touched since 2003. That is exactly what your data looks like if you aren’t using your CRM system to its optimal potential. Or you don’t have a CRM system at all. [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:13:36+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Technology Integration Actually Makes Sales Easier

Technology has somewhat seamlessly integrated itself into our everyday lives. Imagine a day without checking Facebook or taking a picture of whatever you want, whenever you want. It almost seems crazy to think that we ever lived in a disconnected world. But what does technology integration mean for sales? And are you sure that you’re [...]

By | 2017-04-04T15:30:54+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

How to Increase Revenue with a Growth Process

A company is only as good as its growth process. How do you define the steps needed to achieve success? Why do you follow a particular process? Have you analyzed the results of your current growth process? For the sake of this post, when I say growth process I mean a type of formal, documented [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:42:54+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

Stop Micromanaging: You’re Killing Sales

At least once in a career, most of us encounter a boss that just can’t seem to stop micromanaging. Whether it's the boss that constantly checks-in on projects or the supervisor that doesn’t have enough trust to let the smallest task be completed without checking it over--micromanagers make employees less productive. But how do you [...]

By | 2017-02-28T09:29:31+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

3 Exercises to Improve Teamwork in Sales

Looking to improve teamwork in your sales department? Great! You've come to the right place. Because let's be honest--it's easy for salespeople to forget about the team when they're hyper-focused on achieving individual goals. But the truth is, improving teamwork means improvement for everyone. After all, we call them sales teams for a reason. Teams [...]

By | 2017-02-14T12:16:25+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments