Implementing Organizational Change Starts with Mindset

Have you ever heard the phrase “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?" Anyone who has begun implementing organizational change can definitely relate to it. You’ll run into pretty much every personality in the book as you set out on your journey to organizational change. So, what do you do when your meticulously-planned out [...]

By | 2018-01-30T16:07:14+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

5 Sales Forecasting Mistakes That Are Holding You Back

Sales forecasting is a critical task for all business owners to tackle regularly. It essentially predicts the gross revenue that your company may generate over a specified period of time. Through effective and realistic sales forecasting, you can better plan for the future and manage the operations of your business as a whole. You simply [...]

By | 2017-12-14T23:42:22+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Storytelling: How & Why It Will Transform Your Team to Excellence

Webinar Replay! Are you a Sales Manager, Sales VP, Senior Leader, or Salesperson that's looking to transform your team to sales excellence? It's all about storytelling! In this webinar, Jerome Deroy, CEO of Narativ, Inc. will take you through the principles of his company's listening and storytelling method, using examples from their experiences working with Fortune [...]

By | 2017-12-13T16:40:39+00:00 December 13th, 2017|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

The 5 Best Ways to Use Social Media as a Sales Tool

If you’re looking for the best ways to use social media as a sales tool, look no further. On Thursday, July 27th, 2017, I’ll be interviewing Sarah Cirelli, Director of Marketing at CBIZ. Sarah is a marketing and sales wiz, and she’s got some incredible tips to share. If you’re a sales manager, marketing director, [...]

By | 2017-07-10T11:15:13+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|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 Exercises to Improve Teamwork in Sales

Looking to improve teamwork in your sales department? Great! You've come to the right place. Because let's be honest--it's easy for salespeople to forget about the team when they're hyper-focused on achieving individual goals. But the truth is, improving teamwork means improvement for everyone. After all, we call them sales teams for a reason. Teams [...]

By | 2017-07-13T13:10:42+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Sales Team Development – What Stage Are You?

Sales team development can be a difficult thing to measure. How mature is your team? Are they operating at their best level? Using Bruce Tuckman’s stages of group development, you can evaluate the stage of development your team is functioning in and, if necessary, work to move to a more effective and productive state. Tuckman’s [...]

By | 2017-06-27T12:34:22+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

10 Sales Best Practices Worth Sharing with Your Team

Does your team share sales best practices? Or do they like to keep all their “secret” sales strategies for themselves? Here at CFS, we are big promoters of sharing sales best practices. We believe that when top performers share, the whole team wins. Here is what Charles Bernard, our CEO, has to say about sharing [...]

By | 2017-07-17T11:50:27+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Sales Leaders|5 Comments

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