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

4 Factors in How to Define Expectations with Your Sales Team

Learning how to define expectations is one of the key responsibilities for any sales manager. But have you noticed that your various salespeople respond very differently when you set sales expectations? Some salespeople will see any expectation, whether an activity goal or a revenue quota, and do all they can to reach it. Others may [...]

By | 2017-02-23T14:53:17+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

15 Time Management Quotes for Sales Growth

Check out these time management quotes to fuel your productivity! With all the distractions we face today, managing your time can feel like an endless obstacle course. Sometimes fresh insight helps, so we created a list of time management quotes for sales growth to get you through those jam-packed days. Even the greats had to [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:45+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Sales Success|2 Comments

Why Bother with Team Building for Sales?

We talk a lot here about team building for sales. We’ve posted lists of sales team building activities and team building quotes, and we’ve often written with the assumption that our readers are invested in team building for sales. But as we meet with people, we occasionally hear other perspectives. If my sales team is [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:51+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

5 Sales Team Building Activities for a Winning Culture

What comes to mind when you read the phrase "sales team building activities"? When you think about team building, you probably think of a few common exercises you’ve either led or participated in. Some of them are classic for a reason! Many team building activities have been used over the years to improve communication, build [...]

By | 2017-02-01T12:00:59+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Sales Leaders|6 Comments

Discovery-Based Learning: From the Inside-Out

I recently joined the team here at CFS as a Marketing and Sales Assistant. At the start of my time here, the team had a recent breakthrough about the success of discovery-based learning. Formally speaking, discovery-based learning is used in scholarly debates and psychological theories. However, here at CFS we use it as a tool [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:48:12+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Sales Success|2 Comments

5 Steps to Creating a KILLER Sales Presentation

You’ve finally done it--you've scheduled a BIG sales presentation with the perfect prospect. You can’t wait to get in there and share how awesome your company is and get them to sign that contract. You throw a PowerPoint together spouting all the details you think are most exciting about your company and… BOOM. Silence. As [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:48:13+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Sales Success|1 Comment

Want to Grow Sales? Drive Sales Motivation

If you’re like most sales managers we speak to, you have a mandate to grow sales. As part of that goal, you might invest in sales training, work on improving your process, or develop a sales playbook. But it’s easy to forget the most critical driver for sales growth – sales motivation. You can invest [...]

By | 2016-12-05T12:40:39+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Sales Enablement 101: How to Increase Rep Productivity

Looking for some great advice on sales enablement and how to increase rep productivity? We were too! As a sales growth company, we're all about quick tips that boost productivity for salespeople--and this fantastic article via the Hubspot sales blog shares four great sales enablement tips. Read on to learn more! Sales Enablement 101: How [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:21+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Sales Success|0 Comments