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

3 Sales Statistics You Need to Know to Set Your Company Ahead of the Curve

When it comes to sales statistics, there are countless metrics available. Some are useless, of course. But most sales statistics are extremely useful and help CEOs and sales managers as they plan. Here at CFS, we’ve worked with thousands upon thousands of CEOs, sales managers, and salespeople. And we’ve learned a lot! (I’ll be sharing [...]

By | 2017-07-19T11:03:58+00:00 July 20th, 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

5 Forecasting Techniques to Improve ROI for Sales Training

Looking for forecasting techniques to improve ROI for sales training? (Or return on sales training investment, aka ROSTI.) This is something we’ve been talking about quite a bit on the blog lately. And for good reason. CEOs and Sales VPs understand that forecasting sales is crucial to growth. The key to success isn’t dependent on execution [...]

By | 2017-07-11T11:34:33+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Sales Forecast Spreadsheet: A Free Resource to Scale Your Business

If you’re looking to scale your business, boy do I have a great free resource for you! Our CEO, Charles Bernard, recently put together a sales forecast spreadsheet. And it’s now prepped and loaded for download via our free resources portal. But before you download, here’s a bit more on why using a sales forecast [...]

By | 2017-07-10T13:59:42+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Forecast Sales in These 3 Areas to Track Return on Investment

In order to reach our goals, it’s important to forecast sales in advance. A few weeks ago, I shared two ways to forecast sales to help track return on sales training investment. First, by measuring culture. Second, by building a forecast. Click here to read the full article. Today, I’ll be diving into five more [...]

By | 2017-06-26T11:42:38+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Why Sales Tactics Are a Load of Crap [and What to Focus on Instead]

There are approximately 291,091,875,345,3000 sales tactics out there. And guess what? I bet you each and every one has the capability to work. Yep, that’s right! Why? Well, we’ve discovered that it’s not about which sales tactics you use. It’s actually the process that makes a particular sales tactic a success or a failure. I [...]

By | 2017-06-26T15:32:32+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Sales Leaders|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

Five Guidelines for Training Employees

When training employees, it’s important to remember the big picture and end goals. It’s easy to get lost in the “just-in-case” training scenarios that can end up wasting a lot of time. If you are able to cover a broad spectrum of ideals that add up to your big picture, training your employees will be [...]

By | 2017-07-05T17:43:44+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

5 Sales Tips from “The Office” that Are Actually Pretty Genius (with GIFs)

Calling all sales managers and salespeople looking for sales tips: The Office isn’t complete buffoonery after all! That’s right. The 100+ hours I’ve spent watching The Office weren’t for nothing. In fact, I could probably write 20 articles about this show. It’s that good. From sales tips to management advice to motivational ideas… The Office [...]

By | 2017-06-23T13:59:34+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments