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.

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.

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

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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.

If You Cannot Say Anything Nice, Then…

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When in corporate to student leadership training sessions, I encourage the participants to always give constructive feedback with this one criteria. Additionally, the constructive feedback does not turn into a personal or professional attack.

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? ” When bank sales training firms first focus on behaviors, that is a really big mistake.

Viewpoint Accelerates Onboarding, Achieves Over 90% Training Completion with MindTickle

Mindtickle

Business growth is a good thing — unless your sales team lacks the tools necessary to quickly and easily scale alongside it. For example, when it came to sales training, Viewpoint had been using a video conferencing tool and sharing recordings via an email blast or SharePoint.

Sales training for meeting buyers’ expectations in 2016

Sales Training Connection

They expect sales reps to be knowledgeable about their industry, company, and issues at a higher level of proficiency than ever before. This buyer expectation requires that the sale rep have the information and skill sets to have compelling strategic business conversations.

Why Must Leadership Training Programs Now Include An Adjective?

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Is it just me or are there a plethora of individual or business leadership training programs that now have an adjective or some other description in front of the word leadership? Is the real issue someone wanting to sell another self improvement book or business leadership training program?

Sales Training is Only One-Third of What You Need to Be Doing for Sales Enablement

Sales Hacker

If the impact of your sales enablement initiative seems disappointing or misunderstood, it could be because of your organization’s (all too common) mistake of confusing sales training with sales enablement. What sales enablement isn’t. What sales enablement is.

The Anvil or Ladder Approach to Sales Training

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The majority of sales training can either be categorized as one of two approaches: Anvil. Third, an anvil is usually constructed from the same materials. Their physical shapes have changed over the years and are now constructed from a variety of materials. When sales training is examined, much of it is more anvil in construction than ladder. However, how much of sales training is still structured to reflect that dwindling minority of companies?

New hire sales training – an investment worth making

Sales Training Connection

New hire sales training. A short quiz for sales leaders – How much has the buying process changed in your market in the last five years? Question two – Have you taken a serious look at updating your new hire sales training to keep up with the changes?

New hire sales training: it’s important, it’s underemphasized, and it’s different – A STC Classic

Sales Training Connection

A short quiz for sales leaders – How much has the buying process changed in your market in the last five years? Question two – Have you taken a serious look at updating your new hire sales training to keep up with the changes? Use of Sales Simulations.

How to Get Rock Star Sales Reps to Train Their Peers

Allego

And they provide a powerful means to teach skills… including sales skills. That’s helpful because certain skills — like overcoming sales objections — are hard to teach. People the rest of the sales team would do well to model. sales managers, watch all of them.

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How to Train Your Lead Development Team for Today's New Buyer

Sales Benchmark Index

Informed buyer’s are entering the sales process with companies later than ever before. They should immediately pass it to the Sales Rep”. Prospects don’t want to engage with a Sales Rep before they are ready. Look at your Sales Training dollars.

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16 Brain Training Books That Will Dramatically Boost Your Thinking

Hubspot Sales

Train Your Brain. Tactical Thinking: 50 Brain-Training Puzzles to Change the Way You Think " by Charles Phillips. Work puzzles created to develop and train your intellect. Train Your Brain " by Terry Horne and Simon Wootton. Train Your Brain for Success.

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

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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.

Sales Training Article about Ignoring Evolution

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Training Article: Ignoring Evolution. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. Sign-up for a CCS® sales training workshop to learn the customer-centric approach to selling.

Online Training- Change Stories & Questions

Insight Demand

After the individual online program, we would recommend having your team share their Change Stories/Questions in groups of four to six (virtually or in person) so that they can receive constructive feedback. Click here to access the online training program.

Sales Training Tips to Sell Smarter

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Training Article: 5 Proven Steps to Sell Smarter. By Dan Bernoske, Sales Benchmark Index (SBI) Of the 365 days in a year, you can spend 232 of them selling (See Exhibit A). A field Sales Rep should be spending around 64% of those available hours selling.

Why Are You In Sales? – Sales eXchange 200

The Pipeline

Two things happened this past week or 10 days that led to this week’s Sales eXchange being a bit different than the usual, and isn’t that what we always strive to be in sales. But in the end no one said they wanted to go into sales, not one.

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.

Sales Tips: WHY Good Sales Teams Lose

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Understanding Why Good Sales Teams Lose in Competitive B2B Opportunities. Sales losses are hard. Sales teams often feel as though they’ve given their best proposal, their best price, their best value proposition. How quickly did sales get back to the buyer?Was

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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.

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.

B2B sales – is more better?

Sales Training Connection

The professors constructed six persuasive scenarios and had hundreds of undergraduates read the scenarios and play the buyers role. But the study was about B2C sales. A myth that is still being repeated time and time again even in B2B sales. 2014 Sales Momentum ®.

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Maybe The Answer Is Not An Action Plan to Increase Sales

Increase Sales

Funny how many people each month come to my website seeking an action plan to increase sales, an action plan to improve sales or action plans to increase sales. Also most sales training never looks to incorporating a proven goal setting process within the plan of action.

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.

7 sales rules of customer loyalty economics

Sales Training Connection

If the economic forecasters are right, and we think they are, then it is a good time to revisit how we can leverage this positive development from a sales perspective. Let’s take a look at what they were talking about and explore what it means for Sales. 2012 Sales Horizons, LLC.

How to Create a Winning Sales Process: 7 Essential Steps

CloserIQ

And the same is true of sales. An effective process is essential to consistent sales revenue. It doesn’t matter if you have the best sales reps in the world and a value proposition that turns your competitors green with envy. So, here’s how to create a winning sales process in seven steps. . Constructing a customer avatar – which represents your ideal customer persona – is an essential part of this stage.

Are Behavioral Assessments a Pseudo Science?

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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.

Top Sales Performers Remember to Spin Their Hats

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Sales is not a one dimensional role. Top sales performers understand how their roles must change to adapt to the sales conversations. Consultative sales is a relatively new term to sales. Being in sales is fun and challenging.

Sales role plays – do them right then they work

Sales Training Connection

Sales role plays. From time to time we hear disparaging words about the use of role-plays in sales training programs. In general, sales role-plays need to be customized to the specific sales challenges a specific company is experiencing at a specific time.

Learn How to Increase Sales with These 5 Behavioral Asssessments

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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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What Sales Attitudes Do You Seek When Hiring?

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You want top sales performers. From your own past selling experience, you know top sales performers have the right sales attitudes reinforced by certain sales skills. Yet, how do you find if those sales skills really exist beyond the standard hiring interview?

Changing sales performance – practice doesn’t make perfect

Sales Training Connection

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

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.

Sales Leadership The Talent of Correcting Others

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Some might not appreciate how this sales leadership talent of correcting others fits within their role of selling. So what does this talent look like in sales and business through a behavioral perspective? ” Did you notice several key words within this sales leadership talent?

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.

6 traps successful women avoid in b2b sales

Sales Training Connection

Successful Women in B2B Sales. These women toot their own horns – they don’t wait for their customers or their colleagues to recognize their sales successes. Successful female salespeople come to every B2B sale knowledgeable about their product, competition, and the customer.

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