Sales Growth Isn’t a Numbers Game, it’s a People Game

What if sales growth wasn’t tied to numbers? That’s to say: what if you measured the growth of your sales team by something other than KPIs or closed business? Sound crazy? Stay with me here. Sales Growth Isn’t a Numbers Game How do you identify “growth” as it relates to your sales team currently? Does [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:40+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 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 Build a Winning Sales Team

Are you looking to build a winning sales team? You’ve likely discovered that it takes more than a few winning salespeople to create a winning sales team. Being successful means winning consistently. But we believe that it’s more than that. At CFS, success means that we all win.  Success means that our collaboration as a [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:56+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Sales Leaders|2 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

Sales Training Seminars: NYSA Super Seminar Day

On Wednesday, May 25th, my team and I facilitated two sales training seminars in Manhattan for the NYSA Super Seminar Day 2016. The two sales training seminars: How to Build a Winning Sales Team and Social Selling for Business Development and Recruiting were designed as discovery-based workshops. My team was made up of Jonathan Allen, [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:30:50+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Sales Success|0 Comments

The Successful Salesperson: Grow with CFS Vlog

What does a successful salesperson look like? Quite a lot of things, of course! Now what if you were able to boil this thought down a little bit. Here's what it would look like: A successful salesperson is not a professional visitor. A successful salesperson has a process and sticks to that process. Check out [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:30:59+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Sales Success|0 Comments

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