Solving Problems with the Problem/Opportunity Matrix

Are you a master at solving problems? Do you view problems as a roadblock, or as an opportunity? We’ve been writing and talking quite a bit about solving problems lately. Why? Well we believe that being a problem solver is critical to being successful in sales. Because everyone has problems. Everyone! So, if you’re a [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:46:24+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Forecast Sales in These 3 Areas to Track Return on Investment

In order to reach our goals, it’s important to forecast sales in advance. A few weeks ago, I shared two ways to forecast sales to help track return on sales training investment. First, by measuring culture. Second, by building a forecast. Click here to read the full article. Today, I’ll be diving into five more [...]

By | 2017-06-26T11:42:38+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

The Best Motivational Speakers for Sales Success

The best motivational speakers really make you think. Sometimes they rip the carpet from under you and make you reevaluate your entire life. Sometimes they make you realize you could be better and you decide to act accordingly. We don’t always realize when we aren’t being our best. We may not realize that we have [...]

By | 2017-05-23T11:02:55+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Sales Success|2 Comments

Want a Winning Culture? Share Your Epic Fails

When you think about building a winning culture, it can be easy to focus on the positive. It’s logical (and fun!) to share success stories, inspire teamwork, and align the team on common goals. But what we often fail to consider is that teams can come together even more strongly when they are aligned against [...]

By | 2017-05-30T15:55:18+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

3 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Sales Process

Sales managers and salespeople alike are most successful when they have an effective sales process. In our experience working with thousands of sales teams, we’ve discovered that teams that follow a sales process are 4x more successful than teams that don’t. Following a sales process allows deals to move quicker, improves communication, and as an [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:39:51+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

4 Ways to Manage Sales Growth with a Sales Process

Responsibility for sales growth and a sales process is not limited to members of your sales team. If the pressure for sales growth rests exclusively on the shoulders of the VP of sales, then you risk fostering a culture of insularity in your company. If you don’t want the sales department to become an island, [...]

By | 2017-07-12T13:31:16+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

12 Things Top Sales Performers Share

I’ve come across plenty of top sales performers in my travels as a sales trainer. I’ve also learned a lot from these top producers. Perhaps the best lesson is that truly successful top sales performers share best practices with their teams. Top Sales Performers Here are 12 things I’ve discovered they all have in common. [...]

By | 2017-07-13T12:34:12+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

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

Want to Grow Sales? Drive Sales Motivation

If you’re like most sales managers we speak to, you have a mandate to grow sales. As part of that goal, you might invest in sales training, work on improving your process, or develop a sales playbook. But it’s easy to forget the most critical driver for sales growth – sales motivation. You can invest [...]

By | 2017-07-18T11:49:11+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Motivate Your Sales Team by Sharing Sales Success Stories

It can be hard to know how to motivate your sales team. Performance goes up and down, and even when they’re doing everything right, sometimes the results aren’t showing up. We’ve found that one of the easiest ways to motivate your sales team is to share sales success stories. Here are three simple ways to [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:02+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Sales Leaders|5 Comments