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Leading By Example

Partners in Excellence

Every manager knows this, it’s Leadership 101, we must Lead By Example. What much of the literature misses, is that we are always Leading By Example, whether we do so consciously or unconsciously. So the issue isn’t about Leading By Example, but Are We Setting The Right Example? We want to leverage the training we’ve spent so much money in providing.

How To L.E.A.D By Example For Successful Sales Management

MTD Sales Training

Most people in sales management or with a title that is responsible for leading a sales team, speak about leading by example. Many think that to lead your team by example, is to sell as much or as more as each member of the sales team. So how can you lead by example? Finally, to lead by example truly, you need to have been there and done that. MTD Sales Training.

How to optimize your sales training investment

Sales Training Connection

Sales Training Investment. How much money are companies spending on sales training? As reported in a research report by Sales Performance International – “In the United States alone, industry estimates for corporate expenditures on sales training and performance improvement are more than 5 billion dollars annually.” This, as they say, is the easy part.

Sales training – managing a conundrum

Sales Training Connection

Sales training. You are a new, first time Sales Training Director. You replaced a sales manager who did no sales training for a long time. The VP of Sales now feels that sales training is definitely needed and it needs to be done in short order. Sales training is not inexpensive. So, who is your sales training partner going be? Context. Lots of options.

Medical sales training – something different vs. more of the same

Sales Training Connection

Medical sales training. Today the healthcare industry is a prime example. The question can and should be explored from a number of perspectives, here let’s just drill down and examine what it means for designing sales training. Building transformational sales training. Hence, they need trained first – and subsequently they should participate in the sales reps training.

The Examples We Set, Our People Are Watching

Partners in Excellence

As managers and leaders, we create (consciously or unconsciously) dozens of “training” moments for our people, every day. They are the examples set by our top leaders, reinforced by their direct reports, repeated by their direct reports, all the way down the food chain and throughout the organization. Related Posts: Leading By Example Do You Deserve To Be A Manager?

Sales training and learning styles – another popular myth

Sales Training Connection

Sales training. Each year lots of companies spend lots of money on sales training. Is sales training as effective as it needs to be? Today, sales training is significantly better than it was ten years ago. Recently Brainshark conducted an interesting survey with 162 B2B sales training professionals as to the state of sales training. We suspect worse news.

Sales training myopia of tech start-ups

Sales Training Connection

Sales Training and Start-ups. However, since we are in the sales training business we were particularly interested in what was being said about creating innovative sales training and developing a superior sales team. Sales training was not on the radar screen. The trap is doing too little, too late in terms of sales training. Now all this seems fair enough.

The Ever Changing New Normal in Sales Training

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Sales experts promote their books to their sales training programs all promising a quicker, faster way to increase sales. The real problem with the new normal within many of the sales training programs is the natural style of the salesperson is ignored or even destroyed. ” Want sales training that sticks? Sales appears to experience a new normal almost monthly.

Improve sales training – flip it

Sales Training Connection

Sales Training. Sales Training. Switching topics to sales training, we do not have the corresponding percentages as to the time sales trainers spend lecturing but whatever the percentage – it is higher than it needs to be. Let’s explore why flipping should be applied to sales training and how one might do it. Design Example. Technorati Tags: sales training.

Sales Training is Not Just for Big Business – Part 03

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Sales training, rather good sales training (results driven), is the mechanism to reduce and eventually eliminate these inconsistencies. Since businesses are dynamic with changes in people and process, sales training must be an ongoing solution. Good sales training will identify the sales process or even provide one so that everyone understands how the ideal customers are identified, attracted, sold and then kept as loyal customers. For example there may be one veteran salesman who does not believe in using social media for marketing (think prospecting and branding).

3 considerations for creating a sales training curriculum

Sales Training Connection

Sales training curriculum. Planning your sales training curriculum for 2013? At this time of year most sales training managers are into planning for the year ahead. Given priorities being set and budgets being finalized, this is a good time to not only think about what sales training needs to be accomplished but also to review some of the fundamental “how-to’s.”.

Trends in sales training – an interview with Richard Ruff

Sales Training Connection

Jason Kanigan at Salestactics.org interviewed Richard about sales training trends earlier this week. Most companies have purchased some sales training – especially around basic selling skills. Sales training has changed over the last 20 years. Online training is becoming increasingly more prevalent. Classroom training is expensive but 40% of the cost is T&E.

Four Training Tips: Maintaining Your Team’s Competitive Edge

The Productivity Pro

Regular training for your employees is integral to productivity and profitability, meaning it’s something you should never take for granted. Among other things, training: 1. Well-trained employees make fewer errors and require less direct supervision. Consistent training also decreases employee turnover—a big drain on corporate costs. Saves the Company Money.

Why? How Come? Can You Explain More? Could You Give Me Another Example?

The Sales Hunter

Blog Closing a Sale Consultative Selling Customer Service Professional Selling Skills Prospecting Purchasing Department Sales Training Tip closing closing a sale questions sales questioning sales tip Too many times we overthink what would be a really good question to ask when oftentimes the best questions to ask are the simplest ones. Think about these questions, Why? How Come?

Sales training stickiness – doubling back

Sales Training Connection

Sales training stickiness. Sales training and “stickiness” – two phrases often heard in the same breath when talking with VPs of Sales and Sales Training Directors. The need for sales training to be “sticky” is clear – no one disputes it … but everyone also agrees it’s tough to achieve. Customize sales training so the sales people can easily adopt the skills.

Sales training: it isn’t about – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it

Sales Training Connection

Sales Training Investment. The strategic “it” in this case is the decision about whether you should make an investment in sales training. The sales training discussion needs to be updated and reframed. What is the right question for determining if a sales training investment is appropriate? Let’s explore three examples of such a change. . New product.

Sales training for meeting buyers’ expectations in 2016

Sales Training Connection

With that thought in mind, the sales training initiative should be viewed as a process not a single event. . Sales training design. Although the specifics will vary depending on the unique needs of each company attempting to meet this challenge, it is possible to describe an initial training design. If you are going to sell as a team, you need to train as a team.

After the Sales Training

Understanding the Sales Force

While much emphasis is placed on sales training itself, often times, the greatest benefit comes after a sales training session. For example, let''s take Russ, who sent in the following homework assignment. Take a look at what he submitted and then review my response: sales assessment Dave Kurlan sales training Sales Coaching objective management group

Example of a Sales Pitch Style Prospects Can't Stand

Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog

Here''s one common sales pitch example that will send prospects running for the hills. Example of their sales pitch: “I do a lot of things. I’ve done lots of sales training in the past. Example of their sales pitch: “We do process re-engineering with the various department, divisions, business units and subsidiaries from organizations as well as the numerous contractors that provide products and services that go into the development of your own branded and unbranded products. Answering the question "What do you do?" The Rambler Sales Pitch. It really doesn’t matter.

Is advocating sales training a career risk?

Sales Training Connection

Sales Training. It is not a career risk to be out front advocating your company place a priority on sales training. For example, my colleague Neil Rackham did some great research on what specific sales behaviors are more frequent in successful sales calls. Business Case for Sales Training. said their training exceeded expectations. So no! The answer is – Yes!

Catch the GoSalesTrain for On-the-Go Sales Training

Dave Stein's Blog

I recently joined the advisory board of GoSalesTrain, a new mobile sales training platform that, through seamless integration with today’s most popular smart devices and web browsers, promises to change how sales training is delivered, absorbed, and retained. GoSalesTrain also provides on-the-go training from world-class training experts.

The Key to Why Sales Training Fails

Jonathan Farrington

If the objective of a training program is for people to apply that learning in the workplace and make an observable difference to an organization’s results, then almost all corporate training fails to achieve its objective. In a fairly recent study, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) reported that only 3% of training reached Kirkpatrick’s “level 4 of training evaluation results” where there is an impact on the organization. In contrast, 95% of training reached “level 1”? where the participants liked the training.

Isolating the swing factors for making big-ticket sales training investments

Sales Training Connection

Sales training investments. While sales training programs aren’t multi-billion dollar investments, we think some of the points the McKinsey & Co principals shared around considerations in making multi-billion dollar purchasing decisions have implications for sales training investments – whether in the millions or the tens of thousands. Focus on the swing factors.

Best Example of Value-Added vs. Commodity Selling

Understanding the Sales Force

The example is really striking because it so clearly shows that you can do everything correctly but asking even one question the wrong way can cause a salesperson to lose the opportunity to be a trusted advisor, and fall into the abyss of commodity sellers. I've written more than 1,000 articles and I believe this one is the best yet! You'll have to get this month's issue to read it.

Partner Hiring and Training

Your Sales Management Guru

Partner Hiring and Training Lessons from Sage Summit. Non-productive partner companies often hire the best, but fall short at training their talent. What tends to be missing or where weak vendors or non-productive partners seem to fail, however, are in two other aspects of management’s responsibility: proper onboarding and ongoing training and development.

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5 Takeaways from a Sales Management Training

Sales Benchmark Index

I spent last week at a Sales Management training event with a client. As a Sales Operations leader, you must be allocating the right resources to training. Here are 5 key takeaways that made this training a success. Gamify the training. Train on Social Selling. This One-on-One Coaching Tool was customized by sales managers facilitating the training.

The Prevalence of Assumptions in Sales Training Coaching

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Years ago when earning my first degree in education and then later my Masters of Science in Instructional Design (thank you Purdue University ) I was exposed to Edgar Dale’s Learning Model and today when reading another blog about assumptions realized the prevalence of assumptions in sales training coaching as well. Sales Training Coaching Tip: Isolation is another assumption.

Here is an Example of a Personal Commercial

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The Key to Maximize Your Sales Training

Sales Benchmark Index

Sales training eats up a lot of this non selling time. As Sales Leaders we know sales training is key though. The ASTD(American Society for Training & Development) reports an 18% increase in productivity for every 3 hours spent training. But traditional training methods cost more with fewer results than before. Agile Sales Training. Author: Dan Perry.

Refresh Your Sales Training Program to Retain A Players

Sales Benchmark Index

Providing simple sales training is easy. Training is your responsibility as a sales leader. Don’t leave it to L&D, the training department, or a 3 rd party. There are many reasons why sales training efforts fail. We are going to focus on making training successful. Training should lead to observable behavior change in your team. You own it. Pre-meeting.

Sales training – let’s look to the future and try something different

Sales Training Connection

Sales Training. companies spend millions of dollars on sales training for their salespeople. And, by sales training we are talking about sales skills training not product training. An equal amount is spent on product training as well. Internal training departments develop some programs. Sales Training Challenge. What’s our answer? Summary.

Mike Kunkle on Driving Sales Training Results

Dave Stein's Blog

Here it is: Dave Stein: You’ve got a lot of metrics and impressive results listed on your LinkedIn profile, compared to some training professionals. Our research indicates that 85% of sales training doesn’t impact performance for long. Mike Kunkle: I’d love to tell you that I got those results with training alone, but we both know that’s not true. What does that really mean?

Sales management coaching training – necessary but not sufficient

Sales Training Connection

A while ago we received a call from a company wanting to talk about coaching training for their front-line sales managers. Since over the years we have published a lot about sales coaching and designed some very successful sales coaching training for clients, we thought we might be able to help. Then they trained their sales managers in coaching techniques. Here’s why. Doing.

Optimizing your sales training investment

Sales Training Connection

In October 2010, McKinsey & Company published an interesting white paper – Getting more from your training programs. The focus was on optimizing the results from the $100 billion that world-wide companies spend every year on performance skill training in areas ranging from performance management to sales techniques. Question: Does this insight ring true for sales training?

Training vs. Learning: do you want to train? Or have someone learn? by Sharon Drew Morgen

Sharon Drew Morgan

Training successfully educates only those who are predisposed to the new material. The problem isn’t the value of information or the eagerness of the learner: It’s a problem with both the training model itself and the way learners learn. A training program potentially generates obstacles, such as when. HOW WE TRAIN. The training model assumes that if new material.

Please Stop the Ongoing Insanity in Bank Sales Training

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During lunch a Vice President of a regional bank asked me this very pointed question: Why doesn’t sales training for banks stick? My quick and direct response was “banks and other financial institutions continue to use the same training providers they have been using for the last 20 plus years.” Separating training from development is also critical.

Leadership Is a Developmental Process, Not a Training Program

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Yesterday in speaking with an executive coaching client, he mentioned how his firm was looking into a leadership training program, I suggested to him sustainable leadership happens through a developmental process not through a training program. Here is an example of the difference. Diversity training is included in many leadership programs or is a stand alone training program.

Sales Training: Three Key Benefits for Using an Instructional Designer

Dave Stein's Blog

We all know there are no silver bullets to sales training. But there is a critical component to designing excellent sales training and it’s one that often gets overlooked. We have made the point again and again: “ESR recommends employing an instructional designer on a contract basis for the development of all sales training materials. sales training

3 considerations for creating a sales training curriculum – An STC Classic

Sales Training Connection

Planning your sales training curriculum for 2014? At this time of year most sales training managers are into planning for the year ahead. Given priorities being set and budgets being finalized, this is a good time to not only think about what sales training needs to be accomplished but also to review some of the fundamental “how-to’s.”. And, that’s just the short list.