Selling a Service? Here’s How to Script Your Sales Plan

If your company is selling a service rather than a tangible product, chances are you’ve run up against some challenges. Some of the more common problems we’ve heard from our clients’ prospects and customers that are selling a service include: Lack of clarity – prospects don’t understand how the process works and don’t have a [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:17:52+00:00 October 31st, 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 Inside Sales Training Tips for Sales Managers

Inside sales training can shape the way that your sales reps will approach selling for the rest of their career. Oftentimes (though not always), inside sales reps are newer to the sales grind than outside sales reps. This means that they’re hungry to learn from a great sales manager, like you! 3 Inside Sales Training [...]

By | 2017-06-02T09:50:18+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Sales Leaders|5 Comments

3 Keys to Managing Your Prospecting Process

Yesterday, I posted about creating a process for prospecting. The initial process development is just the start – it’s important to manage your prospecting process on an ongoing basis. Here are three keys for managing your prospecting process. Ask yourself the following questions. How are you holding your team accountable? Once you’ve identified who is [...]

By | 2017-07-12T13:21:10+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Sales Leaders|4 Comments

Relationship Management 101: Nurturing Your Biggest Fans

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: relationship management time! I know, I know. The term relationship management doesn’t sound very exciting. Having to “manage” relationships actually sounds like kind of a drag! I mean, relationships should be natural, right? Relationship Management 101 As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned something funny about time: it [...]

By | 2017-07-13T14:02:08+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

11 Sales Templates for Closing Deals Using Email

We’re big believers in using and storing effective sales templates in our Sales PlayBook. And lucky for you, today I’m going to be sharing some of said sales templates! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the precursor to these sales templates: email templates for cold prospecting and email templates for warm prospecting. [...]

By | 2016-12-05T15:58:25+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Sales Success|3 Comments

Cleaning Out Your Sales Pipeline is Like Cleaning Out Your Closet

Cleaning out your sales pipeline is like cleaning out your closet. You know the feeling… Every day you tell yourself you really should get rid of that bright orange sweater you haven’t worn in two years.  Or that awesome pair of boots with memories that extend beyond your college party days. But it’s just too [...]

By | 2017-07-13T14:03:49+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Sales Success|0 Comments

Prospecting Shortcut: 6 Email Templates to Connect You to the RIGHT People

If you’re looking for sales templates to use while prospecting, we’ve got a few shiny new email templates for you! A few weeks back I shared some email templates to use while prospecting for cold leads. (I hope they helped!). We also put out an eBook version with ALL of our email templates (if you’re [...]

By | 2017-07-13T14:08:48+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Sales Success|2 Comments

Need a Sales Email Template for Cold Prospecting? Here are the Top 10!

What’s the best sales email template? Well, the one that makes your prospects hit “reply,” of course! Easier said than done, you say? We’ve certainly thought so too. In fact, discovering what works in sales is kind of our thing. And what's cool is that we’re not just people that teach other people how to [...]

By | 2017-07-17T14:12:16+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|6 Comments

10 Sales Best Practices Worth Sharing with Your Team

Does your team share sales best practices? Or do they like to keep all their “secret” sales strategies for themselves? Here at CFS, we are big promoters of sharing sales best practices. We believe that when top performers share, the whole team wins. Here is what Charles Bernard, our CEO, has to say about sharing [...]

By | 2017-07-17T11:50:27+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Sales Leaders|5 Comments