PODCAST 60: Effectively Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback w/ Alyssa Merwin

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we speak with Alyssa Merwin. She leads LinkedIn Sales Navigator in North America. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast. Welcome to the Sales Hacker podcast. How did you get into sales? This has been the Sales Hacker Podcast.

Construct Your Own Action Plan to Increase Sales Part 1 of 4 Parts

Increase Sales

Before constructing an action plan to increase sales, consider the sage words of President Eisenhower: “Plans are worthless; planning is everything.” ” Your sales success is just as much about planning (thinking) as doing.

5 Keys to Sales Coaching

Anthony Cole Training

In this article, we discuss the "5 Keys to Sales Coaching", or the five critical steps you must know and execute in order to get the best effort and results out of your salespeople. Coaching salespeople is hard work and it helps to have a consistent and effective process to help keep you on course. As a sales coach, there are five critical steps that you must know and execute in order to get the best effort and results out of your salespeople.

9 Ways to Get the Most from Sales Video Coaching

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Lauren Boutwell As the field of sales enablement has evolved and matured, so, too, have its supporting technologies. Accordingly, video coaching has become a popular tool for driving readiness in sales organizations of all sizes and across industries.

Top 10 Sales Coaching Quotes

Steven Rosen

Sales is a team sport and like in any sport, a sales team without a great coach is a team that will never win, regardless of the talent and skill of its individual members. Effective sales coaching is about helping your sales people get better at what they do.

Construct Your Own Sales Goal Plan Sheet Part 1 of 4 Parts

Increase Sales

To start the construction of your own sales goal plan sheet begins with these three presumptions: You have invested the time to construct an overall strategic action plan even if you are just a professional salesperson. You employ a consistent sales process.

3 Coaching Tips to Help Reps Overcome Sales Objections

Allego

Yet when it comes to preparing sales reps for customer objections, that’s exactly what many managers tacitly say: “I know we didn’t practice responses, so just be confident and get ready to think on your feet. A good coaching program starts with a database of actual objections.

Show, Don’t Tell: 5 Effective Ways to Coach Your Sales Team

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Matthew Sunshine If you’re a sales manager, you know this to be true: Having that tough conversation with a salesperson who isn’t meeting goals is never fun. Now, even if you’re not talking to a future sales superstar, this information is not breaking news.

4 Steps to Deliver Quality Sales Coaching

Allego

When a sales force isn’t hitting its targets, sales leaders often hold all-hands ‘triage’ meetings, looking for ways to improve results. One such approach is to divide a coaching program into discrete steps that are implemented over time. Provide Sales Reps with Feedback.

High Growth Coaching Model, What Is That?

Increase Sales

So how do you replicate success as an executive coach, business coach or even sales coach? The answer to that is to have a proven high growth coaching model. If so, would you please explain it to me along with your overall coaching process?

Sales Coaching Versus Criticizing

Pipeliner

A great sales leader inspires greater engagement and higher productivity from their team. Any sales leader can get caught in the trap of allowing their own emotions or assumptions to interfere with reason during those times when a seller’s performance is less than what it could be. Too often, sales leaders will feel that they’re coaching a seller when in reality, they’re criticizing them. As a sales leader, this requires you to stay positive. Sales Management

The Modern Manager’s Guide to a Productive Coaching Session

LevelEleven

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, coaching is crucial to success in sales. According to CSO Insights 2016 Sales Enablement Report , “Sales coaching is a leadership skill that develops each salesperson’s full potential.”

Coaching sales reps to shelve their poor practices

Sales Training Connection

Successful sales peopleSales coaching. Recently we published a blog framed around the idea that if you wanted to get coaching right, three fundamental questions need to be answered – what to coach, how to coach, and who to coach. 2012 Sales Horizons, LLC.

What We’re Not Talking About When It Comes To Coaching Sales People

A Sales Guy

I’m a huge fan of coaching. I believe coaching is an essential component of leadership. In sales, developing a coaching cadence and methodology is a critical element of success. You will rarely see a successful team without good coaching behind it. My boy Mike Weinberg talks about the importance of coaching and how leaders need to do more of it in this post. In it he also introduces his 90-day sales coaching seminar with David Brock.

Business Coaching – Confusion Reigns Between Value Creation and Be Valuable

Increase Sales

The hot business coaching or sales coaching concept is “value creation.” ” Read this or that sales expert or business coach and you will here how to: Construct a dynamic value proposition statement. Craft a value driven sales script. Unfortunately, these sales experts have it wrong, way wrong in my humble opinion. Business Coaching be valuable increase sales sales coaching sales leadership value creation

Coaching Culture: Why You Need One & How to Build It (Part 1)

ExecVision

This series will help you identify what coaching culture looks like and how to start, build, and maintain one that drives ROI for your organization. All sales leaders know they should be coaching their reps, but when your day consists of running from meeting to meeting and call to call it’s easy to put coaching on the backburner. When coaching isn’t built into your sales culture, rep performance can stagnate leading to unhappy reps and little growth.

5 Sales Development Coaching Mistakes You Need To Stop Doing

MarketJoy

Sales development is the most crucial aspect of every business. And your sales development representatives play a vital role in the demand generation process, especially in the B2B company. So, it should be worth paying attention to your SDRs coaching.

Dispatching sales coaching myths and best practices – A STC Classic

Sales Training Connection

As the Sales Training Connection readership grows, we decided to reprint some of our most popular posts. In this post we combined two posts: Dispatching Three Myths of Sales Coaching and Best Practices for addressing them. 2011 Sales Horizons, LLC.

Improving sales coaching feedback – the importance of pronouns

Sales Training Connection

Sales Coaching. People knowledgeable and experienced in sales know sales coaching is worthwhile; it can make a difference and it should be a priority. The pros agree coaching is a critical piece of the puzzle in developing a world-class sales team.

The Sales Training Coaching Reality Is Bad Sales Talents Top Good Talents

Increase Sales

Many of the sales training coaching programs focus on bad sales talents or sales skills (what people do not do well) instead of good talents (what people do well). They may even abandoned their natural sales skills because of this focus on bad sales talents.

The Top 12 Factors that Cause Delayed Closings and What to Do About Them

Understanding the Sales Force

Invariably, each drive back home has taken twice the time it should have because of road construction. 4 traffic delays because of road construction delayed us for another 2 and 1/2 hours. Nearly every coaching call with a salesperson is about a delayed closing.

Where Should Sales Managers Spend Their Time Coaching?

The Brooks Group

Time management is one of the most important priorities for a sales manager. The best sales managers know they need to be dedicating a significant amount of their time each week coaching their salespeople—but which group will bring in the best return on coaching investment?

How to Build a Sales Coaching Culture

The Brooks Group

A Strong Sales Coaching Culture Starts at the Top. The first step to building a sales coaching culture is to get the senior management of the organization to understand and be 100% committed to three things: Ongoing training. World-class sales managers are no different….

Riddle Me This Please Sales Leaders…

Bernadette McClelland

If there is only ONE thing that is THE most important task salespeople have to do well, that MOST are not doing at all, it is asking carefully constructed questions with a purpose. There are SO MANY different kinds of questions and with buyers not wanting to be ‘sold’ and by salespeople wondering what else they can do to differentiate themselves further without ‘selling’ per se, it’s important we consider a more conscious approach through guided, coaching instead.

Imagine This Truly Forward Thinking Sales Kick Off Meeting

Increase Sales

Sales managers and SMB owners are scrambling to schedule their next Sales Kick Off meeting. One the screen is the predetermined annual sales goal broken down into quarterly goals based upon the last five years of sales per quarter. A new quarter is quickly approaching.

Learn How to Increase Sales with These 5 Behavioral Asssessments

Increase Sales

The goal to increase sales is always front and center especially as the year begins to wrap up. Marston’s book, Emotions of Normal People, provided the means for a later industrial psychologist, Walter Clarke, to construct the DISC assessment based upon his theory of DISC.

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Simply Speaking Bad Hires Cost Small Business Sales – Part 2

Increase Sales

Today if I was employed as someone in sales management, I would create and modify a hiring process that would include this one sales talent assessment tool – The Attribute Index to ensure the hiring would not cost small business sales.

Another Monday Morning and Your Sales Game Plan Is?

Increase Sales

Mondays come and go along with all the sales opportunities they hold. When you have a sales sale game plan, there is a far greater likelihood of capitalizing on those sales opportunities. Possibly, you may wish to consider having a checklist as you begin your sales week. Review and update your sales goals – 1 minute. This checklist can work with your sales game plan. Not really sure how to construct your sales game plan?

Are Behavioral Assessments a Pseudo Science?

Increase Sales

A recent blog post on behavioral assessments, Learn How to Increase Sales with These 5 Assessments, sparked a somewhat curious response by one person who suggested these performance (including sales) diagnostic tools were a pseudo science.

Your Commitment to Your Professional Growth Is?

Increase Sales

Yesterday, I made this short update at LinkedIn about professional growth for executive coaches, business coaches or sales coaches: If you are not continually expanding your knowledge, testing your own boundaries, how can you ask your coaching clients to do the same? Even though I referenced those in professional coaching roles, this question can be asked of any professional in any role including sales, executive leadership, management and even customer service.

So What Makes This Business and Sales Blog Different?

Increase Sales

There are millions of business and sales blogs to be discovered every day. In fact, I support some of my professional colleagues who are sales consultants, sales trainers and sales coaches by broadcasting their blogs. Difference #3 – Sales Philosophy.

I Am a Weak Salesperson Is a Self-Imposed Limitation

Increase Sales

Many times I have heard this statement from my small business coaching clients to just general business to business conversations: “I do not like to sell” or “I am not a salesperson.” First everyone is in sales.

4 tips to grow and develop your inside sales team

Velocify

A good coach doesn’t treat each player the same,” said Lori Richardson, ScoreMoreSales.com. We’ve blogged recently about the importance of leveraging the skills of your inside sales team and playing to each reps strengths like a good coach.

7 Signs Your Sales Rep Should Be Promoted

Sales Benchmark Index

As a Sales VP, putting the best people in the correct positions is critical. Making your number next year means promoting, keeping and terminating certain sales reps. Download our Sales Rep Promotability Scale. Plus, you only have a limited amount of time to coach them.

A Conversation With Cory Bray: Developing Sales Enablement Methodologies

Costello

Cory Bray , coauthor of The Sales Enablement Playbook , Sales Development , and the recently released Triangle Selling. With a background in sales, finance, and operations, he’s crafted his experiences into a career in sales enablement. Sales managers are busy.

Five Tips for Transitioning Into a Sales Leadership Role

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Chris Mason So many of us begin our sales careers as representatives of a company, product, service or all the above. Others opt for the management route, taking on leadership roles and overseeing teams of sales reps. How will a leadership role differ from being a sales rep?

Sales managers – assess your performance last year and adapt!

Sales Training Connection

High Performing Sales Manager Puzzle. Sales managers are starting the new year, making plans to meet (and hopefully exceed) sales goals and reviewing their territory for sales opportunities. A good starting point is to reflect on their performance as a sales manager.

33 Sales Tip & Techniques

MTD Sales Training

Here are 33 tips and techniques that I believe will help every salesperson to improve their overall sales figures and create more motivation and drive. If you get a sale, learn what went right so you can repeat it and improve it. If you lose a sale, learn what you can do differently, so you can improve it. 14) Accept rejection as a normal part of the sales cycle. You’ll never get a sale from every call, so don’t expect it. MTD Sales Training.

10 questions to help sales managers assess their performance and adapt! – An STC Classic

Sales Training Connection

The same is true of sales managers. If you believe front-line sales managers are the key to a team’s sales success – and we do – the end of Q1 is a good time to look at what’s working, what isn’t working and why. 2015 Sales Momentum, LLC.

Changing sales performance: practice doesn’t make perfect – A STC Clasic

Sales Training Connection

A Sales Training Connection Classic. When it comes to changing sales performance “practice makes perfect” is a partial truth. This small difference yields a huge dividend in sales training. Let’s start with the idea of using front-line sales managers.