https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/560071129 What are SMART goals? By making sure the goals you set are aligned with the five SMART criteria (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Frame), you have an anchor on which to base all of your focus and decision-making. Yes, I am sure you have heard of SMART goals. It was brilliant at the time! It still is.
Your Best Interview Tips for Salespeople, or Your Dumbest Mistakes! Are you a True Sales Candidate? When you are interviewing for a sales job, it is slightly different than other interviews. It is different because though it may be called a job interview, and you are a sales candidate, it is a sales interview. With
Sales Management Training in sales management is something that, unfortunately, many organizations overlook. Sales leadership is so often misunderstood. What happens is the best salesperson will get a promotion to the sales manager. The problem with this common situation is that an individual contributor, and leading and coaching others to perform at high levels requires
The Top 3 Common Sales Mistakes I recently had a birthday (certainly I’m not admitting which one…). I reflected a bit about my personal and business life. Being a trainer, I’m amazed that as much as the world of business has changed, business-development professionals are still making some of the same top 3 common sales
Are salespeople born or are they made? I hear this question a lot. Surprisingly, the answer is “made.” Believe it or not, there are learned characteristics that help catapult success in sales. And they aren’t what you think. First and foremost, when it comes to sales success, the two most important things you have
People will pay more if it is “their” idea to do so. This means asking enough good questions to understand not only what they need or even what they want but what affect if will have on them, their business etc if they buy your product or service. It is all about the whys.
The worst seems to be over but our economy is, inevitably, cyclical. Like the rest of us, it has its ups and downs. Yet, when we are in a down cycle, do you get nervous about the economy? And do other factors external to your industry, including world events (such as elections for example) cause
Well it’s the love season! Valentines day is around the corner and love is in the air. What would you say to a friend who said he met a great girl and after 2 dates he was going to ask her to marry him. Though I don’t actually know your answer I am guessing most of
It’s about the process Ryan, a software sales rep, had been having a rough day. He’d been bombarded with questions from several customers and gotten behind on work that he needed to finish before the end of the day. He then got a call from Wayne, a prospect who introduced himself by saying: “I’ve