Selling a Service? Here’s How to Script Your Sales Plan

If your company is selling a service rather than a tangible product, chances are you’ve run up against some challenges. Some of the more common problems we’ve heard from our clients’ prospects and customers that are selling a service include: Lack of clarity – prospects don’t understand how the process works and don’t have a [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:17:52+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Get on the Right Track with a PlayBook Template

Let me guess: you want to build out your very own Sales PlayBook but are just beginning to realize the amount of work that actually goes into doing so. I have two words for you: PlayBook Template. Yes, such a thing actually exists for people like you to plug every secret sauce and best practice [...]

By | 2017-10-26T16:09:24+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

3 Sales Analytics Every Sales Manager Should Pay Attention To

As a sales manager, you’re likely wondering which sales analytics you should be paying attention to. And while there are many KPI (Key Performance Indicator) options out there, many of them won’t help you or your salespeople. That’s why I decided to take a step back this week and look at what’s really important when [...]

By | 2017-10-25T10:01:51+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

3 Ways to Develop a Training Program in Your Sales PlayBook

Training is an important part of developing your sales team, but it can be hard to integrate sales training into busy schedules. Instead of investing in a separate training program, use your Sales PlayBook as your training process. Here are three ways you can use your Sales PlayBook as a training platform. Use the playbook [...]

By | 2017-10-04T17:24:53+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

You Know You Have a Sales Personality When…

I’m sure you’ve heard it at some point in your career, or maybe even before you started working in sales: “you're a natural sales person!” or “you have such a sales personality!”. This might seem taboo, but believe it or not, there’s a certain type of person that succeeds in sales. You, as an exemplary [...]

By | 2017-10-17T15:15:27+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

4 Ways You’re Misusing Your CRM Data

Here at CFS, we are huge promoters of CRM and, more importantly, CRM with a purpose. Unfortunately, it's more common than not that a company's CRM is being misused or completely ignored. Failure to create processes around CRM and lack of accountability lead to messy and useless data. Today’s article was written by Jonathan Herrick, [...]

By | 2017-10-11T10:51:08+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Use Your Sales PlayBook for Sales Process Development

Sales process development is the first step in building a Sales PlayBook, so make sure you keep your playbook up to date as your sales process changes. You may discover that you can continue sales process development in the playbook itself, changing the process based on the playbook’s structure and functions. Here are three ways [...]

By | 2017-10-04T12:43:09+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Ideas for Sales Scripts that Go Beyond the Phone

Sales scripts pretty much saved my life when I first started as a full time employee here at CFS. I had never truly sold before, and needed to get up to speed very quickly. Sales scripts, however, are not just for new salespeople. If they’re done correctly, they can be used by a salesperson of [...]

By | 2017-10-04T13:03:36+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

Complimentary Webinar: Using Video Rocks Your Sales… but Only If You Have It!

Ready to rock sales in your business? Well, it's time to start using video! Businesses that start using online video content marketing in their daily sales and marketing process stand to gain significant tangible benefits across their entire lead generation and sales cycle. Benefits range from ranking higher on search engines, higher conversion rate of [...]

By | 2017-10-02T11:24:50+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

3 Ideas to Improve Your Sales Management Process

Your sales management process can easily become stale. It’s not something you probably think about often. But when you look at it, it’s rare that a sales management process doesn’t have room for improvement. Here are 3 ideas to improve your sales management process. 1. Separate the idea of management from the title of manager. [...]

By | 2017-09-18T13:17:18+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments