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Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities?

Steven Rosen

Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities? Not another virtual meeting! How many times a day do you think that? How can you get any significant work done if all you are doing is attending virtual meetings and managing endless emails?

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Awesome Virtual Coaching Creates Master Virtual Sellers

Steven Rosen

Awesome Virtual Coaching Creates Master Virtual Sellers. COVID has impacted everyone. Sales organizations have had to adjust how they prospect, sell, and interact with customers and each other. . Companies that have been quick to adapt have been able to mitigate the impact of COVID.

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5 Ways You Can Leverage Sales Leadership to Close the Sales Gap

Steven Rosen

Unleash the 10X Factor to Close the Sales Gap. Do you want to close the sales gap? Doing nothing is not an option! Businesses are starting to open, which hopefully is a good thing. You are still responsible for generating your company’s revenue, and your colleagues are counting on your efforts and that of your entire team. Now is the time to get sales on track.

Urgent! Action Required to Close the Gap

Steven Rosen

For most businesses, the first half of 2020 is a write-off! COVID-19 has hurt the economy, and many companies have suffered. If you want to close the gap you need to act now! Sales leaders I speak with have done a fabulous job keeping their sales teams motivated, helping them transition to virtual selling and whatever else they needed to do to adapt to the new normal. They have survived phase 1 of this pandemic. No one has a crystal ball as to what to expect in the next 6 months.

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

Sales Leaders Share How They Keep Their Salespeople Focused

Steven Rosen

Sales Leadership Roundtable Discussion. I really enjoyed a round table discussion that I facilitated a couple of weeks ago. I had 8 senior sales executives join me for an open discussion. In part 1 of this two-part series, they shared how they have kept their salespeople productive and motivated over the last couple of weeks. We all realized that we are all in unchartered waters. There is no playbook we can refer too, most of us are making it up as we go along.

Who’s Coaching the Coaches on Coaching?

Steven Rosen

Coaching the Coaches The question of the day is, who’s coaching the coaches on coaching? The reality is, there is no one coaching the coaches. That’s right. Second line sales managers (SLM) don’t coach their FLMs on their coaching. The reality is, they have one-on-ones, but their meetings tend to focus on business issues, follow up items and people issues. The role of the frontline manager (FLM) is to recruit, develop, and retain top sales performers.

Sales Leadership Roundtable – Tips on How to Communicate

Steven Rosen

Sales Leadership Roundtable – Part II. This is the second post from the sales leadership roundtable. Click here to read part one. The awesome leaders shared over 30 great tips on how they are communicating during this crisis. The best section was how they are communicating with their boss. We all realized that we are all in unchartered waters. There is no playbook we can refer too, most of us are making it up as we go along.

Strategy Is Sexy, Execution is Boring

Steven Rosen

Business success is a function of brilliant strategies and excellent execution. How are your sales to date? Every sales leader I have spoken with could easily answer this question. I am sure you can as well. Here is a more challenging question: How well are you doing when it comes to strategy execution ? This is a much more challenging question and there is no easy answer. Business success is a function of brilliant strategies and excellent execution.

What’s Holding You Back?

Steven Rosen

What’s Holding You Back? It’s a new year and a new decade. It is time to reflect on where you are, where you would like to be and commit yourself to get there. Like most sales leaders, you want to achieve your sales objectives. You may want to be the top region, and you may even want to take your career to the next level. Is there something holding you back? What’s Holding You Back?

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How Did You Do in the First Week of Coronavirus?

Steven Rosen

You have just gone through the first week of the COVID-19 crisis. Pat yourself on the back because no one else will with social distancing rules in effect. Have you: Successfully transitioned your sales team to WFH status? Held at least one online team meeting? Connected with a least one of your customers online? Done any training for your sales team? Have you shared success stories? If you answered “yes” to all 5 questions, you have passed the week 1 COVID-19 crisis plan!

Executive Sales Coaching – Frequently Asked Questions

Steven Rosen

The What, Why, How, and When of Executive Sales Coaching. Executive coaching is estimated to be a $2-3 billion/year global industry. There has been dramatic growth in the number of people who are becoming coaches and leaders who are hiring coaches. The rapid pace of change, high levels of uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity in business is forcing both executives and managers to look beyond training for their ongoing development needs.

The Not So Secret Way to Crush Your Numbers

Steven Rosen

The Not So Secret Way to Crush Your Numbers. Earlier this year I published an article titled 5 Ways to Create a Successful Sales Coaching Program. The results from Sales Mastery sales executive survey showed that 1/3 of executives surveyed, said that “ sub-optimal sales manager coaching” is one of their top 3 barriers to achieving their objectives in 2018. The studies below clearly shows that sales manager coaching has a significant impact on performance.

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Sales Management Tip of the Week: #26 Listen, Learn, and Laugh

Steven Rosen

Hello Steven Rosen here for my weekly sales management tip where each week I share one tip from my book 52 Sales Management Tips, The Sales Managers’ Success Guide. Today’s tip #26 is listen, learn and laugh a lot. Following the three L’s will win you more friends, help you gain knowledge and ultimately help you be happier. Take the time to live in the moment by listening more, read a book, read an article, keep learning. Learning is a constant factor in all of our lives.

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

Exclusive Sales Management Group

Steven Rosen

Are you a sales manager? Congratulations! You are the key to unlocking the potential of your team. You are the #1 factor that drives your team’s performance. One of my favorite quotes is from Peter Drucker which nicely sums up your role. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.”. In a world where you are measured by results, where do you go to get insights, gems, pearls, and ideas to help you improve your results?

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Sales Strategy #5: Develop a Coaching Culture

Steven Rosen

Develop a Coaching Culture. Hi, this is my fifth video on Sales Strategies to Crush Your Sales Numbers, I call it Develop a Coaching Culture. . In the last four video/blogs, I covered: Sales Strategy #1: Upgrading the skills of your front-line sales managers because you have a multiplier effect when their skills get better. Sales Strategy #2 Execute with Excellence because most companies do not execute with excellence. Sales Strategy #3: Invest in Yourself.

Weekly Sales Management Tip #15: You Can Never Over-Communicate

Steven Rosen

During a cycle of change, you need to clearly and concisely communicate where the organization is heading to help your salespeople understand the future. What does the new structure look like? What are the new roles and responsibilities of the team members? Discuss the rationale for the change. In times of change do 3 things: Communicate, communicate and communicate! The post Weekly Sales Management Tip #15: You Can Never Over-Communicate appeared first on STAR Results. Video

3 Steps to Mastering the Art of Focus

Steven Rosen

Success Starts with Mastering Focus. Are you determined to make 2017 the year you will have breakthrough results? In my previous video, I talked about FOCUS being the key factor for success. I don’t care if you are the CEO, an executive, manager or sales rep, you are inundated with back to back meetings, phone calls, and voice messages, literally hundreds of emails, and numerous texts. If you work in an office, people may be standing at your door to speak with you.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Sales Strategy #2: Execute with Excellence

Steven Rosen

If you want to crush your sales numbers Sales Strategy #2: Execute with Excellence is guaranteed to help. Number one, your marketing team is ready to go, they have their strategies, their plans in place and their budgets. As the Head of Sales, you are still in 2017 my friend but you really need to have your head in 2018 deciding what you are going to do. The key now is to get prepared for 2018 which means ensuring that you have your sales execution plan ready to go come January.

5 Reasons Your Team is Failing to Coach

Steven Rosen

Most sales executives realize the value and importance of sales coaching. They know that sales coaching is one of the most significant levers to drive superior sales performance. To Coach Or Not To Coach? That Is The Question. . Here is what the data shows: Only 14% are spending enough time sales coaching. Only 7% are effectively sales coaching. Less than 1% are doing the right kind of coaching and debriefing. Source: Objective Management Group , Dave Kurlan.

Sales Strategy #3: Invest in Yourself

Steven Rosen

Invest in Yourself . Like most sales executives you cognitively understand the importance of developing your leadership skills and the advantages of ongoing networking. You find yourself too busy due to ongoing meetings, conferences, telephone calls and emails and you rarely find the time to develop yourself. Reality is, the higher we go in organizations the fewer opportunities there are for networking and fewer people to actually network with.

7 Obstacles to Executing with Excellence

Steven Rosen

Why Companies Fail to Execute. I find it shocking that statistics show that 60%-90% of companies fail to execute their strategies. HBR quotes a survey where more than 400 global CEO’s found that business execution excellence was the number one challenge facing corporate leaders. The CEO’s were from Asia, Europe, and the United States. Execution headed the list which included 80 issues which included innovation, geopolitical instability, and top-line growth.

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7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results.

SALES MANAGERS ARE STRUGGLING

Steven Rosen

I have said it before and I will say it again – SALES MANAGERS ARE STRUGGLING! Only 10-20% of Sales Managers are Crushing It! The rest are struggling to make their sales numbers. They find themselves overwhelmed, overstressed and lacking the tools and training to be the best they can be. Here is the question you need to ask yourself. Where does your region fall in terms of sales to quota this year?

5 Ways to Create a Successful Sales Coaching Program

Steven Rosen

Effective sales manager coaching is one of the key levers that leading sales organizations utilize to achieve their revenue targets. Sales manager coaching is the #1 sales management activity that impacts performance. Study after study has shown that sales manager coaching has a significant impact on performance. Here are a couple of my favorites: CEB Coaching Effectiveness Survey Findings: Coaching effectiveness: 19% improvement in performance. Time in field: 17% increase in performance.

This strategy will help you crush your sales numbers in 2018: Executing with Excellence

Steven Rosen

How would you like to crush your sales numbers in 2018? In this Executive Briefing, executing with excellence , I am going to share three steps to doing so. Sales managers, sales executives, sales and marketing executives, this message is for you. Do you spend hours, days and months building your marketing plans , getting approval and doing what you need to do to get your plans and budgets secured for the next year? How much time do you actually spend working on executing with excellence?

7 Critical Sales Leadership Challenges

Steven Rosen

That could crush your sales organization. Let’s face it, being a sales executive has become increasingly more difficult. Chances are next year’s sales objective is going up and your budget is being reduced. You are facing challenges of do more with less, increased competition, pricing pressures, staff turnover, and increased expectations from customers. I have spoken to a number of sales executives trying to understand their most perplexing challenges.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

What You Can Do to Help Your Salespeople Succeed and Make You a Pile Of Money!

Steven Rosen

January is a crazy month, with national sales meetings, new comp plans, new marketing programs and the annual performance review process. The rest you had over the holidays is long forgotten. You are very busy. What if there was one thing that you could do now that would help your salespeople succeed this year? The good news is that you don’t have to drop anything. In fact, I will show you how to integrate my one thing into what you are already doing and show you a simple way to make it happen.

What is Leadership Coaching?

Steven Rosen

What is Leadership Coaching? Leadership coaching is the fastest growing phenomenon today! Leadership coaching is a detailed process designed to help facilitate leadership development and personal growth resulting in improved performance of executives. Leadership coaches lead their clients towards the fulfillment of specific professional goals. Today’s executives are experiencing unprecedented change.

Executive Coaching Helps New Leaders Succeed

Steven Rosen

Executive coaching helps make the difference between the success or failure of a new leader. Have you recently promoted or hire a new Director or VP? Then you are heavily vested in ensuring that the new leader is highly successful. The business impact of a successful integration of a new sales or marketing leader can catapult a commercial business unit to new levels. It is well known that the first 90 days are critical for the success of any new leader.

What to do With a Nice Rep Who Just Can’t Sell?

Steven Rosen

I love sales managers. They are great people who are dedicated to helping salespeople succeed and drive sales performance/sales in organizations. One thing that drives me crazy is when I work with a sales managers who are reluctant to fire reps who are not performing and will never be good at sales because they a good at admin and responsive to their manager.

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How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

What Awesome Sales Coaches Do Differently

Steven Rosen

Wouldn’t you love to have a team of awesome sales coaches? Sales coaching is the most important sales management activity for driving sales performance. Unfortunately, most managers haven’t been taught how to properly coach their staff. If a sales manager could transform into an elite, top-level sales coach overnight, the impact on sales results would be outright amazing! You’d be known as a great sales leader and the envy of colleagues.

5 Ways to Create a Successful Sales Coaching Program

Steven Rosen

Effective sales manager coaching is one of the key levers that leading sales organizations utilize to achieve their revenue targets. Sales manager coaching is the #1 sales management activity that impacts performance. Study after study has shown that sales manager coaching has a significant impact on performance. Here are a couple of my favorites: CEB Coaching Effectiveness Survey Findings: Coaching effectiveness: 19% improvement in performance. Time in field: 17% increase in performance.

What Awesome Sales Leaders Are Doing to Lead Their Team to Succeed

Steven Rosen

Awesome Sales Leaders. It would be great to understand what awesome sales leaders are doing to lead their team to succeed? As a sales leader, there are only so many levers you have at your disposal to impact team success. However, you know that where you put your emphasis can have a dramatic impact on sales outcomes. Here are the top five areas that I have seen successful sales leaders focus on, to outperform their competitors. Engaging the Entire Sales Organization.

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Sales Leaders’ Guide to Developing an Awesome Sales Management Team

Steven Rosen

Sales Leaders’ Guide to Developing an Awesome Sales Management Team. Do you want to develop an awesome sales management team? Sales leaders have several options to achieve and exceed their sales numbers. Your goal is to build a high-performance sales organization that consistently deliver outstanding results. Given limited budgets, you need to figure out how to maximize your ROI? Annually spending by companies: Sales training $20 billion on sales training.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.