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12 Important Product Knowledge Topics In Retail Sales

MTD Sales Training

This means that product knowledge is crucial to building effective sales and a lack of application of the right pieces of knowledge is frequently the reason people do not buy – and they don’t always tell you why either. Retail Sales – Essential Topics. How are your people trained?

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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. Training, piloting or even taking on extra responsibility (i.e.

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Designing Sales Compensation Plans for Sales Managers (With Examples)

Xactly

When it comes to sales compensation planning, you can never start prepping too early, right? One of the most important things to consider when designing plans are the different roles on your sales team. Constructing the Commission Plan for Sales Managers: Pay Mix and Upside.

The Complete Guide to Sales Contracts: 6 Templates to Shorten Your Sales Cycle

Hubspot Sales

Many business owners, managers, and sales reps think contract management is just a matter of getting a signature and storing the contract away in a CRM. Lost leads, sales, and revenue. The reality is that contract management is a fundamental part of the sales cycle.

10X Headquarters is Getting a Facelift—and it’s Pretty Over the Top

Grant Cardone

Carpets are torn up, walls are coming down, and over 150 employees are shuffling their desks around as Grant Cardone is currently leading the greatest construction renovation in South Florida. An inside look at the greatest office transformation in history.

How to Design a Sales Manager Compensation Plan (With Examples)

Xactly

When it comes to sales compensation planning, you can never start prepping too early, right? One of the most important things to consider when designing plans are the different roles on your sales team. Constructing Commissions in a Sales Manager Compensation Plan.

How to perform a sales analysis (step-by-step with methods & metrics)

Close.io

If you want to achieve your sales goals month after month, then guesswork and intuition aren’t your best friends. You need cold hard data, and your sales CRM must capture all necessary information on the deals closed by your reps. Importance and benefits of sales analysis. ?

8 Great Sales Enablement Systems

Pipeliner

Having the right people at the helm and in every support position on your sales team leads to great wins. System Two: Training. Onboarding (new hire training) is as important as hiring right. In addition to basic HR items, members of the sales team need to be trained on company products and services, sales processes, as well as marketing and sales tools to name a few. But good teams don’t stop training after onboarding.

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?

Deb Calvert Interview: Stop Selling and Start Leading

Pipeliner

We recently interviewed top sales expert, bestselling author and leading sales and executive coach Deb Calvert on several topics of her expertise, including her new book Stop Selling and Start Leading. The interview gives some fascinating insight into sales questions, teamwork, and the amazing power of leadership in sales. You wrote a whole book, and have written a number of articles, on the topic of asking the right questions in sales.

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Account mapping: why you need to chart prospect companies

Close.io

You lead the conversation on the sales call and convince your account contact. So you can’t keep hopping on one sales call after another to hear a straight “yes”, or else you will leave a LOT of value on the table. 5 reasons why you need to start charting external companies for sales.

Whale Hunting Part I - The Rate of Decay

Tony Hughes

What do complex sales and the radioactive decay rate of atoms have in common? How can I reconcile enterprise sales cycles with my lack of time, capacity or resources? After all, you still have the name "sales" in your title. On Monday, hold a meeting with your sales team.

An Open Letter to Social Sellers Everywhere

Tony Hughes

Any advanced selling system is based on the fundamentals however you have to leverage a process and acknowledge the nurturing required for an effective sales cycle to happen in social environs over time. Don't just install it, train your people on it thoroughly, weekly and quarterly.