Team Collaboration Helps You Sell More

Guess what? Team collaboration helps you sell more! Almost no one gets it when I say, “the CFS Sales PlayBook is not a book.” And that’s because the name “PlayBook” is misleading. People think that it was a “book” created by an expert who imparts wisdom to the rest of the team. A PlayBook that [...]

By | 2017-10-03T11:27:51+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Sales and Marketing Management: Aligning Your Teams for Success

When it comes to sales and marketing management, alignment is critical to success. That’s right: critical! Why? Because your sales and marketing teams have different skills, mindsets, tasks, and even goals. Believe it or not, those differing factors are not only complementary to the other team, but can cause success, or failure, for both. Now, [...]

By | 2017-08-09T12:00:35+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

Should You Include Your Sales Team in Your Content Marketing Strategy?

Should you include your sales team in your company’s content marketing strategy? We say: absolutely, yes! Why? Well, who knows your prospects and customers better than your sales team? And who understands the features and benefits of your product or service better than your sales team? We believe that your sales team is an incredible [...]

By | 2017-08-02T10:41:23+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

How to Encourage Team Collaboration in Sales

Team collaboration is easier said than done. Think back to your college or high school years. Remember those dreaded “group projects”? You were either the achiever, the slacker, or somewhere in between. To me, it seemed that an even workload balance was somewhat impossible. (I was the achiever, BTW. So typical, I know! But somebody [...]

By | 2017-07-11T13:36:12+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

3 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Sales Process

Sales managers and salespeople alike are most successful when they have an effective sales process. In our experience working with thousands of sales teams, we’ve discovered that teams that follow a sales process are 4x more successful than teams that don’t. Following a sales process allows deals to move quicker, improves communication, and as an [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:39:51+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

4 Ways to Manage Sales Growth with a Sales Process

Responsibility for sales growth and a sales process is not limited to members of your sales team. If the pressure for sales growth rests exclusively on the shoulders of the VP of sales, then you risk fostering a culture of insularity in your company. If you don’t want the sales department to become an island, [...]

By | 2017-07-12T13:31:16+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 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 | 2017-07-17T11:50:27+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Sales Leaders|5 Comments

What Happens When Top Producers Share Their “Secret Sauce”

What happens when top producers share their “secret sauce”? You might be surprised! Charles Bernard, our CEO, addressed this question at a recent seminar day for the New York Staffing Association. Watch the video or view the transcription below to discover not only what happens to top producers when they share, but also what happens [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:48:06+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Sales Leaders|1 Comment