Creating a PlayBook that Wins: The Philosophy behind the Mechanics

Creating a PlayBook is a big commitment. So, are the rewards worth the investment? The Aberdeen Group did a survey in July 2015, which resulted in the following conclusions: Best in class companies are 3 times more likely to deploy Sales PlayBooks PlayBook users report 15% more sales reps achieving annual quota PlayBook practices combined [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:10+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

When Building a Sales PlayBook, Perfect Is the Enemy of Good

When we're working with one of our clients building a Sales PlayBook, we’re usually on a pretty tight timeframe. We launch the sales playbooks at our sales trainings, so as we plan the training we’re building the playbook. And regardless of what information the client has decided to include in their custom sales playbook, and [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:14+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Sales Prospecting to Win: How to Work Only the Best Leads

A lot of salespeople tend to glaze over sales prospecting. After all, selling is the fun part, right? If you’re a sales manager, this probably drives you nuts. After years in the industry, you’ve likely discovered that quality leads equal winning leads. And I’d venture to bet that if given the choice: You’d rather your [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:15+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

Focus on Selling! Increase Sales with These 5 PlayBook Elements

If you’re looking to increase sales, you may want to tap back into that Sales PlayBook of yours and focus on selling. Okay, stop rolling your eyes—I’m serious. I know using and managing a Sales PlayBook is a huge pain in the alphabet, but it’s worth the time and effort. Like stats? According to the [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:17+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Sales Success|1 Comment

The 5 BIGGEST Sales Problems Salespeople Experience

First, our list of common sales problems salespeople experience is about a mile long! But, we’d like to help you and your sales team to solve sales problems—so, we’ve plucked out what we believe to be the five biggest sales problems and are offering solutions to solve them. Let’s start problem solving! The 5 Biggest [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:24+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

5 Ways Sales Managers Can Help Salespeople Become Better Problem Solvers

All sales managers want great problem solvers on their teams, right? But do you have great problem solvers on your team? Do you have a team that is great at opening doors but fails to ask the right questions? Let’s fix this! 5 Ways Sales Managers Can Help Salespeople Become Better Problem Solvers The word [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:26+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

20 Team Building Quotes to Drive Sales Growth

Here at CFS, we love quotes that inspire and motivate and this week it’s all about team building quotes to help drive sales growth. “Two is better than one,” they say (name those lyrics!). We couldn’t agree more. We’ve worked with quite a few sales teams and have discovered that with collaboration comes great power [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:30+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Sales Success|2 Comments

How to Create a Sales Prospecting Action Plan

As a busy sales manager or salesperson, you have likely had little time to create a sales prospecting action plan. After all, getting out there and “selling already” is top priority, right?! No salesperson wants to miss their quota, and they especially don’t want to get on their manager’s bad side. But what if a [...]

By | 2016-12-08T17:58:04+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Sales Process Steps & How a Sales PlayBook Can Help

If you're a sales manager or salesperson looking for the best sales process steps, I have a secret (and you're not gonna like it): you already have them. Hold on! Don’t click away. Let me explain. Here at CFS, we’ve worked with hundreds of salespeople, sales managers, and CEOs—providing us with tons and tons of [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:34+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Sales Prospecting: 3 Steps for Sales Management Success

As a busy sales manager, it’s important to understand what your salespeople are thinking about when it comes to sales prospecting. If you consider how much time your sales team spends beating themselves up about NOT prospecting—and imagine that they spent the same amount of time actually prospecting… well, you catch my drift, right? When [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:35+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Sales Leaders|1 Comment