What are those top 10 traits that require zero talent? So many sales managers are looking for those special skills to hire in a salesperson. Those are special traits that we want. A successful salesperson has things like; drive, persistence, experience, contacts, etc. So what are the 10 traits that require zero talent and why
The Prospect Stall Situation Christine has been working through a tough month. Slow growth, few call backs and proposals out and waiting for answers. She gets a call from an old prospect that has always been a friendly voice and asks to see her. He explained that he is interested in making a change and always
Biggest Interview Fails Do you REALLY know how to interview? Most leaders are never taught how to properly interview for salespeople so these are the biggest interview fails. A Few Examples How would you present prospects and customers describe you as their sales representative? Describe a time in your company did not deliver on its
The 3 deadly sins of hiring salespeople The Situation; “Why don’t I have any success hiring salespeople?” This is one of the most popular questions I get asked. What are the 3 deadly sins of hiring salespeople? In my experience, there are very few rules that work for hiring salespeople that works with other departments.
5 Best On-Boarding Tips If I had a nickel for every time an executive said to me – “Great news – we just hired our superstar! He’s going to be fantastic!” Then, about 3 months later the same executive sings a completely different tune. “Oh man, he’s gone … he was terrible! He couldn’t sell
Get out of your own way! Situation: So what does it mean to get out of your own way? Dana had been making a lot of sales calls, seeing many people, and enthusiastically presenting proposals during the past few months. She was pleased that her pipeline was full because she had so many proposals on
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
I am surprised how often I get a question about accountability. The feeling that you are “babysitting” and not wanting to ‘micro-manage’ your salespeople is bogus! Holding your people accountable for results creates urgency, focus, and positive pressure to perform. Human nature shows us that having a clear picture or vision gives us a more
All training is not alike. To train or not to train is a common dilemma in corporations around the globe. How do you choose? What makes one better than another? That is up to you and your goals. Here are some important things to think about when considering training. Training your people keeps everyone on
Are your salespeople engaging buyers before “pitching’ a solution? Are they asking enough questions before recommending?