Crushing CRM: 7 Habits of Scalable Sales Teams

Sales teams and CRM. If I were to make this into an SAT game, it would look something like… Sales teams are to CRM as kids are to making their beds. Okay, okay, I know. The SAT doesn’t use analogy questions anymore (lucky kids these days). But the analogy isn’t far from the truth. Most [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:26+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Bring in the Referee! Here’s When to Hire a Sales Trainer

Considering hiring a sales trainer? Wondering if your sales team would benefit from a sales trainer or consulting firm? As a CEO or Sales Manager, you’ve likely mulled over this idea quite a bit. At times, you’ve probably felt both excited and terrified about this idea at the same time. On the one hand, brining [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:28+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Sales Email Best Practices: 9 Do’s & Don’ts to Crush the Email Game

Think your sales email is the only one that your prospect got today? Think again! Chances are your prospect already received a sales email or two today asking for “time to speak” or “time to connect.” If they don’t know you, and sometimes even if they do know you, there really isn’t much incentive for [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:35+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Sales Success|3 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 | 2016-10-17T16:47:39+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Sales Leaders|5 Comments

Making Deals When the Sale Goes Sideways

Making deals is tough work. I get very frustrated when prospective clients put me off or go radio silent. In my opinion, here are a few of the most common reasons why: The prospect over-committed. They thought it was a good idea to reach out for help at a time when they were particularly overwhelmed, [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:42+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Sales Success|1 Comment

Your Sales Techniques Are Pushing Clients Away!

It turns out that all those crazy sales techniques might just be pushing clients away! Yep, that’s right! The word is in and it’s this: consumers hate pushy salespeople and sneaky sales techniques. But don’t take my word for it. What Consumers Think About Salespeople & the Sales Industry Arianna and I hit the streets [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:50+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

How to Create Lasting Business Relationships

Creating lasting business relationships isn't difficult! We've discovered five elements that will help you build empowering business relationships and ease the tension often associated with selling. Here at CFS, we use the term discovery-based selling and discovery-based training. We encourage prospects and clients to discover what works rather than being told. Think about this for [...]

By | 2017-01-04T12:02:16+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

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

Why Your Follow Up Isn’t Good Enough

The most effective people I know have more commitments, requests, follow up tasks, to-dos and activities scheduled than they can ever hope to accomplish in a day. We all do. If this wasn’t true, there would be no need for us humans to have invented the concept of prioritizing. This simple truth is also why [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Sales Success|26 Comments