A blog for sales leaders, with topics including hiring salespeople, determining compensation, managing sales teams, performance evaluations, and more.

Business Development Won’t Work Without Workability

I want to talk about working with people in a business development context. I find that most of business development training is focused on improving techniques, or what I call the “doing part.” Let’s step back and address a philosophy that comes before the doing part. I’m talking about something we call “workability.” Business Development [...]

By | 2017-09-20T11:52:11+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Sales Communication Evaluation – Score Your Team

Sales communication is a vital skill for salespeople. If you boil down the key elements of selling, almost all of them are related to communication. If you are wondering how your team stacks up, use this tool to score your team’s sales communication skills. Rate each element on a 5-point scale, where 1 represents little [...]

By | 2017-09-18T13:18:48+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Sales Leaders, 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

3 Ideas for Product Development from the Outside In

Let’s talk about product development for a minute. Have you ever heard the expression, “If you build it, they will come?” That might work in baseball, but it’s a bad philosophy for product development. If you build a new offering based on what you want to do, you have no way to know whether there [...]

By | 2017-08-31T12:12:19+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Want to Grow Client Relationships? Use the Client Evolution Model

Developing strong client relationships is the backbone 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 great [...]

By | 2017-08-23T14:44:19+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Want to Sell More? Start by Solving Problems

Looking for ways to sell more? You’ve come to the right place! Many senior executives in sales and marketing don’t know who their buyers are, and don’t know how to position a selling conversation. They often think of the transaction as a “cost” rather than an “investment.” So, let’s explore this and discover how to [...]

By | 2017-08-29T09:53:38+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

15 Marketing Quotes for Ultimate Success

Sometimes, text over a pretty background makes words more impact. Here are some great marketing quotes on various landscapes to motivate you to get out there and get marketing! Feel free to click any of these images to tweet the quotes and share them with your friends and colleagues. 15 Marketing Quotes for Ultimate Success: [...]

By | 2017-08-24T10:03:17+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

3 Ways to Leverage Sales in Your Content Marketing Strategy

When you develop a content marketing strategy, it can seem like a project for marketing. You’ll likely be the ones developing and distributing the content. But if you have a sales team, it can be helpful to consider ways you can leverage that team to help with your content marketing strategy. Here are 3 ideas. [...]

By | 2017-08-18T12:37:53+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Sales Leaders|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