Why Traditional Training Models Need to Change

Traditional training models are broken. That’s right: broken. And it’s about time for a complete overhaul. To put this in context, I’ll be referring quite a bit to what we here at CFS refer to as a paradigm shift. What is a paradigm? In technical terms it’s defined as “a typical example or pattern of [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:48:02+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Sales Success|0 Comments

Giving a Presentation that Rocks: 5 Building Blocks for Success

When it comes to giving a presentation, especially a sales presentation, prep and planning is pretty important. I mean sure, you could be one of those types that is great at giving a presentation on the fly—but chances are, you wouldn’t have clicked on this article if you weren’t just the slightest bit curious about [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:48:03+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Sales Success|2 Comments

Sales Compensation Tips: Grow with CFS Vlog

Are you an executive or sales manager looking for sales compensation tips? Well, look no further! In the video blog below, Charles Bernard shares some awesome ideas on sales compensation to use with your salespeople and sales teams. Enjoy! This video is based on content from the article: 10 Commandments of Sales Compensation Sales Compensation [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:30:52+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

Why Your Follow Up Isn’t Good Enough

The most effective people I know have more commitments, requests, follow up tasks, to-dos and activities scheduled than they can ever hope to accomplish in a day. We all do. If this wasn’t true, there would be no need for us humans to have invented the concept of prioritizing. This simple truth is also why [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Sales Success|26 Comments

Marketing and Sales Integration: How to Create a Dynamic Duo

As a sales manager, you likely understand the importance and value of marketing and sales integration. Unfortunately, marketing and sales teams often don’t recognize how much stronger they can each be when they work together. While sales departments typically claim short-term and immediate opportunities as their own, marketing tends to focus on long-term or objective [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:05+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

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