Managing Sales for Construction Projects

The Ultimate Sales Executive Resource

Over at construction management degrees Elizabeth Johnson has published a list of the Top 100 Blogs to Boost your Sales Skills. 60), I have invited her to write a guest article to give us some insights on what it takes to be successful as a Sales Managers for construction projects. A sales manager has various responsibilities, not the least of which involves being responsible for managing an entire team of sales representatives and others.

4 Steps to Motivate an Underachieving Salesperson

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jen Wagstaff More than 10 years spent working in sales training have taught me to understand and turn around salespeople who are struggling. Here are four steps I’ve found most effective to re-motivate a salesperson who’s falling behind. But too many sales managers make the mistake of starting with the negative. Instead, your first step should be to identify the strengths of the salesperson or team you’re trying to motivate. Find out what motivates them.

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Most Recent Motivation Data Revealed

Braveheart Sales

If sales managers have a perceived weakness, it’s most likely their ability to motivate everyone on their team. Does Money Motivate? The common belief is that salespeople are in sales because they are money-motivated. What Sales Managers Say.

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A Powerfully Effective Sales Contest To Motivate Your Team

MTD Sales Training

Sales incentive contents can be a positive force to help motivate your sales people to new levels of productivity and loyalty. Alternatively, poorly constructed or inequitable sales challenges can result in anti-productive activity, resentment and rebellion.

Focus on the Most Fascinating Thing | Sales Motivation and Sales.

The Sales Hunter

Mark’s Insights on SALES MOTIVATION. Sales Articles. Sales Motivation. Phone Sales Tips. Sales Development. Sales Call Best Practices. Retail Sales Trends. Guest post Monday brings us Jeff Beals , an award-winning author who helps professionals do more business and have a greater impact on the world through effective sales, marketing and personal branding techniques. Your Sales Motivation Is Asking. sales.

Maximizing Motivation: Why Well-Intentioned Incentive Programs Don’t Work and How to Improve Them

Sales and Marketing Management

The second discovery was that certain non-tangible rewards were more motivating than an incentive trip, award points, or even cash. With the money they had to spend, they constructed a recognition program combining reward points, days off, lunches with the employees’ families, and flexible work hours that appealed to about three-fourths of their employees. Bob Nelson is president of Nelson Motivation Inc. ,

Reward Virtual Based Sales Teams

Pipeliner

6 Tactics to Motivate, Track and Reward Virtual Based Sales Teams. By fostering an environment of success, where numbers are tracked and efforts are rewarded, your sales team will make money, and you will be well-positioned to attract and retain the best and brightest talent.

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.

Who Is Allowed To Talk at Your Sales Meeting?

The Sales Hunter

We’ve been digging deeper into the 10 Secrets of a Successful Sales Meeting , and have already covered Secrets # 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 and 5. A sales presentation without input from the customer isn’t much of a sales call. Same goes for a sales meeting.

Is the Pendulum Swinging Back?

Braveheart Sales

And recently I’ve noticed a slight trend shift regarding how salespeople are motivated that needs to be shared. Motivation Changes. And, an 11% reduction in those that are motivated solely by their own reasons – not by external forces.

Inside Sales Managers: 4 Ways to Motivate Your Team

Green Lead's B2B

You'd think that in today's economy, a steady paycheck would be enough motivation to get the best out of people, right? The Sales Manager is always looking for better performance from a team, and in order to get that, you've got to give a little. Here are four things you, as a Sales Manager, need to give your team if you want to get more production out of them: 1. That's what having impossible sales goals are like. What are some ways that you keep your teams motivated?

25 Quotes to Inspire Sales Growth | DialSource

DialSource

For those of us climbing the ranks within sales or for those of us who work to lead sales teams, there are plenty of quotes out there that we can leverage for motivation, inspiration and even education. Having the right mindset and demeanor is a vital part of sales success.

Use This 3 Step Process To Start Asking The Right Sales Questions

MTD Sales Training

If ever there was a key skill that you need to study and improve upon it’s asking the right sales questions. You need to unearth the pain, the desire and the motivations that will get your prospect to take action. Construct your questions in this way and it will really help you.

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.

5 Unconventional Tactics of Excellent Sales Managers

Sales and Marketing Management

Davis Excellent sales managers aren’t made overnight. As a manager, you’re always learning and growing along with your sales team. Here are five off-the-beaten-trail tactics you can use to foster those relationships and move toward being an excellent sales manager. Sure, it’s motivating sometimes, but you might end up with some adverse reactions, rather than all positive ones. Consider the possibility that your management style might be part of the sales rep’s problem.

Animation in Sales Training

The Digital Sales Institute

Animation in sales training is a superb method to deliver online sales training programs. The use of animations and whiteboard animation in the delivery of sales training programs and courses is proving successful as it can re-create that educational feel.

6 Best Practices for Forecasting Sales for a New Venture

Hubspot Sales

Forecasting sales for a new venture can feel like shooting in the dark. Sales forecasting informs factors like the amount of capital you need to raise to get your venture off the ground, how you can sway potential investors, inventory management, and setting your marketing budget.

The Sales Magnet by Kendra Lee

The Sales Hunter

Kendra Lee , author of the book The Sales Magnet , has done a superb job of detailing step-by-step how to construct a sales prospecting process that will deliver results. Copyright 2013, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.” ” Sales Motivation Blog.

Sales Management Coaching Skills For Growing Tech Companies

Integrity Solutions

With sales booming, several top salespeople were promoted to manager roles, and the expectations were high. In their new roles as sales managers, these individuals’ success would now depend on how well they could rally their teams. Why Tech Sales Managers Need To Understand Coaching.

What the Future of Sales Onboarding Looks Like (SaaS Sales)

Sales Hacker

Many sales leaders think their onboarding process stinks… . According to Bridge Group, 26% of sales leaders list ramping new reps as their top concern. Luckily, tech-enabled sales teams are getting much more sophisticated about how they provide sales coaching and enablement.

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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.

Sales Questions for Discovery

The Digital Sales Institute

Sales questions for discovery, clarification, engaging prospects or gaining commitments are critical across the entire sales process. Customers never stop thinking, so salespeople should never stop crafting great sales questions that improves the quality of sales conversations.

Sales Performance Improvement

The Digital Sales Institute

Sales Performance Improvement programs should be constructed in a way to better manage and channel the sales team to deliver higher levels of sales performance. What is Sales Performance Improvement? Sales Performance Improvement. More Qualified Sales Leads.

How to Build an Online Presence as a Sales Industry Influencer, According to Notable Sales Experts

Hubspot Sales

Now go ahead and put your salesperson hat back on so we can talk about what it means to be a sales industry influencer. Wonder what it takes to become a sales industry influencer? What area of sales do you specialize in? Do you have extensive experience leading B2B sales teams?

5 exceptional habits of effective sales leaders

Salesmate

As a sales leader, you are no different from a chess player. Like a chess player, even you have pieces (sales reps) with different capabilities. Effective sales leaders are in full control of the sales game. 5 habits that successful sales leaders possess.

The Six Secrets to Superior Sales Kickoffs

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jim Ninivaggi Many companies have their annual sales kickoff (SKO) meetings approaching. A good kickoff successfully blends motivational elements, education, team building and fun – setting the tone and momentum for the year ahead. A well-constructed theme should serve as the SKO’s center of gravity, and should support the overarching objective of the meeting (e.g., The goal is to ensure the field force is ready to execute the sales strategy for the upcoming year.

Sales Manager Clean Slate Checklist for the New Year

Braveheart Sales

One filled with hope and promise – a clean slate – and, yes, new sales goals. Here is a quick checklist for sales managers to make sure you have everyone focused correctly. Each individual salesperson must know what’s expected of them regarding sales. It’s a new year!

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.

What Do You Do With Negative Feedback?

A Sales Guy

Let me be clear, there is a difference between negative feedback and constructive feedback that highlights a weakness, or something you could improve. I’m a huge fan of constructive feedback. Negative feedback isn’t constructive, it’s driven by negative intentions.

7 Ways To Be An Effective And Visible Sales Leader

InsideSales.com

RELATED : 11 Insanely Effective SAAS Sales Secrets Right From The Salesforce Playbook : What Is Visible Leadership? Field teams can feel isolated, so it’s even more critical for sales leaders to stay in communication, particularly as they are their main point of contact.

Top Characteristic Part Ten: Invest Daily in Your Attitude

Mr. Inside Sales

Or that meeting with your sales manager or boss? Many top performers also spend time with affirmations and visualizations along linked to purposeful and motivating goal setting. Goal Setting Motivating Sales Teams Sales Tips

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Learning by Arguing

Selling Essentials RapidLearning Center

A few years back, the Johnsons aggregated and analyzed data from a series of classroom experiments they and others had done, to see the effects of constructive controversy on learning, decision-making and problem-solving. The data gave constructive controversy a clear edge.

The Sales Leader's Guide to Performance Management

Hubspot Sales

As a sales leader, your ability to develop and retain your sales reps is important to your company’s bottom line and future success. Employee retention in the sales field continues to be an issue. In 2018, the average sales professional tenure was reported to be 1.5

Sales Strategy: What’s Most Effective? A Great Message! (Updated May 2019)

Corporate Visions

The post Sales Strategy: What’s Most Effective? When you think about it, an effective sales strategy is all about making sure that your reps hit their quota, right? To do that, your sales strategy needs to focus on 10 key areas. Align Sales and Marketing.

How to Develop a Sales Compensation Plan (with Templates)

Xactly

Creating sales compensation plans is a challenging task—it’s all about balance, but sometimes the perfect balance can be hard to strike. You need your incentives to drive the right sales behaviors in order to achieve sales objectives. Creating a Sales Incentive Compensation Plan.

23 Ideas for Improving Employee Morale in the Workplace

Xactly

What I’m sharing here is that building employee motivation and boosting team morale in the workplace is possible. It’s impossible for employees to be as good as they can be when there isn’t the motivation to do so because of poor morale. I need to brag a little.

The MBO Bonus – Definition, Tips, and Considerations

Xactly

These bonuses pay employees based on individual tasks and thus, are highly motivating incentives. Download our "Ultimate Guide to Sales Compensation Planning" for incentive best practices and everything you need for a sales comp plan design project. Definition of MBO Bonus.

4 tips to grow and develop your inside sales team

Velocify

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. In fact, our research shows that after implementing a skill-based routing program, skilled sales reps more than double their conversion.

How to Run An Ultra-Effective Daily Sales Huddle

Sales Hacker

Few would argue with how important it is for sales leaders to meet with their sales people on a regular basis. Common interactions typically include the monthly or weekly 1-on-1, sales kickoffs, weekly sales team meetings , and the quarterly performance review.

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.