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

Relationship Building: Do You Have a Process?

Working on relationship building? Great! So are we! In fact, I recently wrote an article about relationship building with a quick tip on where to get started. Today’s article is part two. And this time, we’re going to dive into process. I know, I know—relationship building and process—it probably doesn’t sound very enticing. But I [...]

By | 2017-07-05T18:07:54+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|3 Comments

Use These 9 Rules to Whip Your Sales CRM Into Shape

You must use a sales CRM if you’re a VP of Sales. Period. Give your salespeople the proper training and set the rules for how to use the sales CRM. Your salespeople have a better chance of making quota when the rules of engagement are clear. Use These 9 Rules to Whip Your Sales CRM [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:38:41+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Sales Leaders|4 Comments

4 CRM Best Practices to Help Your Sales Team Love Using Your CRM

There are a lot of CRM best practices out there. And as a sales manager or CEO, you know CRM is important. The problem? Well, if your team members are anything like me, they’ve likely had some choice words to share about your CRM. I mean, who hasn’t? Today I’ll be sharing 4 CRM best [...]

By | 2017-07-05T17:58:39+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

4 Roles & 12 Questions for Your CRM Implementation

CRM implementation can be daunting. Fortunately, the following article is here to help as you embark on this journey. Use the 4 key roles and 12 questions detailed below as you focus on CRM implementation. 4 Key Roles to Define During Your CRM Implementation First, identify the key stakeholders who will benefit the most from [...]

By | 2017-08-17T16:14:20+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

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