Want to Sell More? Start by Solving Problems

Looking for ways to sell more? You’ve come to the right place! Many senior executives in sales and marketing don’t know who their buyers are, and don’t know how to position a selling conversation. They often think of the transaction as a “cost” rather than an “investment.” So, let’s explore this and discover how to [...]

By | 2017-08-29T09:53:38+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

Marketing Ideas for Sales: It’s Time to Update Your Pitch Deck

When it comes to marketing ideas for sales, don’t forget the philosophy! It’s quite common for marketing to develop a pitch deck for sales. But rarely do I see a slide that describes a key company philosophy. Let’s explore this. Marketing Ideas for Sales: The “About Us” Slide When it comes to marketing ideas for [...]

By | 2017-08-15T17:15:54+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

How to AGREE in a Sales Negotiation

Whether it's to win a project or to fund a new opportunity, sales negotiation is a key component of the sales process. To simplify the process, I’ve put together a five-step acronym to help you and your team through the sales negotiation process. Read on to discover more on the AGREE acronym. How to AGREE [...]

By | 2017-07-24T10:21:35+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

Develop Employees Year-Round with these Tips

You may not realize it, but it’s just as important to develop employees as it is to develop your business on a steady basis (monthly, quarterly, annually). Your employees are your businesses lifeline. Without your team and the great talents that they bring to the table, your company wouldn’t be what it is at all. [...]

By | 2017-07-13T09:31:52+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

5 Sales Tips from “The Office” that Are Actually Pretty Genius (with GIFs)

Calling all sales managers and salespeople looking for sales tips: The Office isn’t complete buffoonery after all! That’s right. The 100+ hours I’ve spent watching The Office weren’t for nothing. In fact, I could probably write 20 articles about this show. It’s that good. From sales tips to management advice to motivational ideas… The Office [...]

By | 2017-06-23T13:59:34+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

Business Advice from a Seasoned Sales VP

As a sales manager, you’ve likely discovered that business advice is not hard to come by. The value of that business advice, however, is a whole other ballgame. Some advice stinks, some is great. Some sticks, some doesn’t. Here at CFS, we are practitioners of discovery-based learning. This means that we’re always open to learning [...]

By | 2017-07-13T13:04:52+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Use the PLAYBACK Tool to Coach Sales

If you’re a sales leader, my advice for you to coach sales effectively is to respect the salesperson’s perspective before you begin. They might say to themselves: “it’s hard to be coached by my boss because she doesn’t respect what I have to say, especially since I haven’t invited her to coach me in the [...]

By | 2017-06-27T12:37:46+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Growing Sales After the Holiday Slump

Finding more leads for growing sales can be one of the most frustrating parts of a job for sales managers and salespeople. Many salespeople feel confident closing new business, but can’t find or nurture leads well enough to develop a steady pipeline of new opportunities. In some companies, leads are provided by the marketing department, [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:00:13+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|3 Comments

A Free Business Plan Template For Sales Reps

Are you a sales rep looking for a free business plan template? Well look no further! Mike over at Hubspot wrote this awesome article with a free business plan template included! A Free Business Plan Template For Sales Reps This article was originally published on and for Hubspot. Written by Mike Weinberg | @mike_weinberg The [...]

By | 2017-07-13T13:32:43+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Sales Success|2 Comments

5 Tips on How to Grow Sales Within Your Organization

You've likely discovered endless results when asking the question: how to grow sales. But rather than give you a bulleted "how to" list, let's explore the aspects of what leads to sales growth and help you get on your way. Sales growth comes when all facets of your sales process and team are working harmoniously [...]

By | 2017-07-13T13:35:00+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|3 Comments