About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is the Director of Marketing at Criteria for Success. She writes about sales, sales leadership, social selling best practices, time management, and anything related to helping others discover success. Be sure to say hi on Twitter @RebeckerSmith.

3 Sales Analytics Every Sales Manager Should Pay Attention To

As a sales manager, you’re likely wondering which sales analytics you should be paying attention to. And while there are many KPI (Key Performance Indicator) options out there, many of them won’t help you or your salespeople. That’s why I decided to take a step back this week and look at what’s really important when [...]

By | 2017-10-25T10:01:51+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Need a Sales PlayBook Template? Here’s Where to Start

Creating a Sales PlayBook can seem daunting. And my guess is, that’s exactly why you’re looking for a Sales PlayBook template right now! The good news is that getting started on a new Sales PlayBook or maintaining your current Sales PlayBook isn’t as challenging as you might think. Sure, it’s going to take some man [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:54:46+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Top Sellers Teach! But First, They Listen and Learn

What are top sellers? Well first, they’re people! Second, they sell things (products or services). And perhaps most notable: they’re successful at selling. In most organizations, top sellers have a reputation. Because well, they’re usually very good at their job! But unfortunately, the reputation I’m referring to isn’t always about how good they are at [...]

By | 2017-10-05T09:31:30+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

Complimentary Webinar: Using Video Rocks Your Sales… but Only If You Have It!

Ready to rock sales in your business? Well, it's time to start using video! Businesses that start using online video content marketing in their daily sales and marketing process stand to gain significant tangible benefits across their entire lead generation and sales cycle. Benefits range from ranking higher on search engines, higher conversion rate of [...]

By | 2017-10-02T11:24:50+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

Solving Problems with the Problem/Opportunity Matrix

Are you a master at solving problems? Do you view problems as a roadblock, or as an opportunity? We’ve been writing and talking quite a bit about solving problems lately. Why? Well we believe that being a problem solver is critical to being successful in sales. Because everyone has problems. Everyone! So, if you’re a [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:46:24+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Active Listening for Sales: Being a Good Listener Will Set You Apart

If you want to sell anything to anyone, it truly starts by being an excellent listener. Some call this active listening. Others, like Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of High Effective People, refer to this type of listening as empathic listening. Active Listening for Sales Active listening is a form of listening that [...]

By | 2017-09-14T12:54:48+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

How to Increase Sales in Just ONE Step

Are you a CEO, Sales Manager, or salesperson wondering how to increase sales in your organization? Well of course you are! You clicked on the title of this article! So, let’s cut to the chase. I’m sure you’re thinking, “come on, Rebecca, get real. If there was a ‘secret’ selling trick, I would’ve heard about [...]

By | 2017-09-12T14:12:53+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

6 Ways to Increase Sales Performance & Create a Winning Team

Are you looking for ways to increase sales performance? Do you long for more consistency from your sales team? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s explore 6 ways to increase sales performance and create a winning team within your organization. 6 Ways to Increase Sales Performance Let’s jump right in. 1. Start with [...]

By | 2017-09-05T16:00:29+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Want to Grow Client Relationships? Use the Client Evolution Model

Developing strong client relationships is the backbone of your business. So, understanding how client relationships work, and the roles that sales and marketing both play, is extremely important. If you’ve chosen to create buyer personas for your business and have had your sales and marketing teams align on this initiative, then you’re off to a [...]

By | 2017-10-13T09:48:47+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

A Buyer Persona Template to Get Sales & Marketing to Win Together

Let’s talk about using a buyer persona template! Are your sales and marketing teams aligned on your ideal buyer? Do they know the exact role, demographics, needs, and interests of that ideal buyer? Or how about what triggers your ideal buyer to actually make a purchase? Understanding your buyer personas is more important now than [...]

By | 2017-08-14T16:16:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Sales Leaders|1 Comment