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.

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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

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.

Stop Waiting on the Right Team, Train Yours Now

Anthony Iannarino

The senior sales leader said, “When I have the right team, I will train them.” The words he used betrayed his feelings about his sales team, that he didn’t feel that they were competent in their roles. First, this sales leader is withholding. Sales effectiveness is hard.

New Hire Training for Salespeople: The Ultimate Guide

Hubspot Sales

So how do you maximize the investment you’re making in sales new hires? Below is a guide to accelerated ramp-up time for your salespeople (along with some examples of how HubSpot trains their salespeople). Onboarding Checklist for Sales New Hires. Pre-week training.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Please Stop the Ongoing Insanity in Bank Sales Training

Increase Sales

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.

Is Your Sales Training Tethered to the Stone Age?

Increase Sales

Recently I spoke with a potential client who shared with me in had invested $80,000 in sales training over the course of three (3) years. After my heart recovered from the big thump of not earning that sale, I asked him how it was working for him. It did not increase sales.

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.

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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Why Must Leadership Training Programs Now Include An Adjective?

Increase Sales

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?

The Anvil or Ladder Approach to Sales Training

Increase Sales

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?

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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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

Buyer 101

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.

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.

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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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.

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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7 Proactive Sales Strategies to Implement Today

Hubspot Sales

Let’s take a moment to zero in on that last term — what does it really mean to be proactive when working in sales? To know how to take a proactive approach to selling, it is important to also understand what a reactive approach to sales looks like. Proactive Sales Techniques.

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.

How to Keep Sales Strong in Tough Times

Alice Heiman

As a longtime sales leader and consultant to B2B sales leaders and CEOs at companies of various sizes, across various industries, I know teams that stay positive and adapt quickly will survive in a tough economy and come out strong on the other end.

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.

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.

Actions + Attitude = Getting the Right Outcomes

Paul Cherry's Top Sales Techniques

Tom sells agriculture and construction equipment. ” So Tom that morning makes 28 calls, qualifies three opportunities, and closes a sale. Sales Training

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

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.