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Another New Sales Tool? Really? Why?

Increase Sales

Almost every day I am solicited to try this or that new sales tool. How many sales tools does a salesperson really need? How did top sales performers years ago manage before the creation of all these new technology based sales tools?

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Sales Management Tools: The Performance Formula

Anthony Cole Training

Performance management is a major component of our Sales Management Certification program. When we graphically represent a sales managed environment, the pyramid below is how we communicate the components, how the environment is built and the order of importance.

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Sales Management End of Year Checklist

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management End of Year Checklist. . Depending upon the person and the conditions in their sales organization each article may or may not be pertinent. I decided to start with a Sales Management End of Year Checklist. Need more sales management resources?

The Need for Emotionality in Sales Management

Pipeliner

Ken Thoreson is the president of Acumen Management Group , and a recognized expert in sales execution channel management. He has over 18 years in consulting and advisory positions, and has led development-stage entrepreneurships as well as $250 million national vertical software sales organizations. Q : When you talk about emotion and sales management, what do you mean? A : The new sales manager or any sales manager needs to learn how to communicate.

Sales Management & Discipline

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management and Discipline. I received a call from a former client that was concerned about the status of their sales team and VP of Sales-it seems that their revenue was off more than $2M over the previous year and below their growth goal! After that conversation I next interviewed the VP of Sales. The VP of Sales and President failed on one major tenet of sales leadership; they forgot about the need for discipline.

"Old Tools" Work Really Well in Sales Management

Anthony Cole Training

When growing up on a farm, it is beneficial to learn how to use certain tools. But "Antny, hand me the 9/16 inch wrench" - oh oh, that one was not so easy especially when I was looking at a tool box FULL of different wrenches. now on to my point about tools.

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The Sales Manager’s Success Checklist

Steven Rosen

January sales are in, how are you doing? It is far to early to look your at sales. Here are the top 10 questions you should ask yourself and your sales managers to gauge if you/they have set the foundation for success. Do All Your Sales Reps Have Strong Business Plans?

5 Sales Management Myths Debunked

Sales Benchmark Index

I sat across the desk from Mike, the new VP of Sales. Before his promotion Mike was the can’t-miss Sales Manager. Now he was just another VP of Sales in the crosshairs. After a quick conversation, we found he was committing 3 of the sales myths below.

Hiring a Sales Manager? Give TRIZ a Try!

Pipeliner

TRIZ is a tool developed by a Soviet inventor and science fiction writer, Genrich Altshuller, in 1946. The post Hiring a Sales Manager? Sales ManagementWhat is TRIZ, you ask?

Hiring a Sales Manager? Give TRIZ a Try!

Pipeliner

TRIZ is a tool developed by a Soviet inventor and science fiction writer, Genrich Altshuller, in 1946. The post Hiring a Sales Manager? Sales ManagementWhat is TRIZ, you ask?

Five Reasons You Need a Tool to Manage Your Sales Process

Pipeliner

The post Five Reasons You Need a Tool to Manage Your Sales Process appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. Sales Management Salespreneurs

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52 Sales Management Tips – the Sales Manager’s Success Guide

Smart Selling Tools

I recently read 52 Sales Management Tips – The Sales Manager’s Success Guide by Steven Rosen. Written for sales managers and small business owners, this is a guide every sales leader will benefit from.

Sales Management–Pragmatic Selfishness

Partners in Excellence

Perhaps it’s ambition, perhaps it’s ego, but many seem to capture their self worth in statements like, “I have thousands of people working for me…….” This classic hierarchical approach with the implicit idea of the power managers have over subordinates no longer works (if it ever did). Then there’s the “servant management” theory of leadership. What are we a managers supposed to do? Managers know they have to step up and take action. Do You Deserve To Be A Manager?

Sales management: Step 1 – Stop annoying your sales team

Sales Training Connection

Sales Managers. If you want to get better at management a good first step is – stop annoying you staff. People complain about their managers regardless of their position inside the organization or the type of business all the time. 2014 Sales Momentum, LLC.

11 Actions Sales Management Must Take Now!

Your Sales Management Guru

11 Actions Sales Management Must Take Now! Sound investment portfolio-management advice ranges from “hold firm with your existing stocks” to “take advantage of a great opportunity to buy at today’s basement prices”. Make your sales meetings fun. Muscle up your sales team.

Your Best Prospecting Tool is Literally Staring You in the Face

Pipeliner

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our special 1-week series on sales prospecting, from experts on the subject. Prospecting is hard enough at the best of times but how often is the best prospecting tool available to us left under-utilized? Source: Inside Sales.

Should Sales Managers Coach?

Partners in Excellence

Perusing my news feeds this morning, an article entitled, “Should Sales Managers Coach” caught my eye. Is it a super closer/sales person? The job of the front line sales manager is to maximize the performance of each person on the team!

Sales Management Simplified Good Advice for Entrepreneurs

Increase Sales

businesses are managed by single office/home office entrepreneurs (SOHO), these crazy busy small business owners might think this book Sales Management Simplified by Mike Weinberg is not for them. These SOHO entrepreneurs are the sales team of one as well as the sales manager.

Sales Management: The need for creativity

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management: The need for creativity! This past week I had opportunity to work with a great client at their worldwide sales conference in Miami. What was the most creative sales tactic you have used? Need more sales management resources?

Hacking Sales Management

Partners in Excellence

As with the prior articles, I get huge numbers of requests from sales manager to help Hack their jobs. “What are the short cuts?” ” “How do I manage my time better?” Having said that, here’s a few of my favorite hacks to sales management.

Sales Management: What is your goal–today?

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management: What is your goal—today? . Sales leadership is a constant focus on many various facets of business-it’s one of the reasons sales management is a one of the most difficult jobs in any business. The person responsible for driving revenues has to focus on their sales team; its activity levels, their sales opportunities, morale/emotion, training, customers, perhaps marketing as well as other departmental interactions.

Successful sales managers are effective delegators

Sales Training Connection

Lessons for Sales Managers. In the book, the author shares several key points about entrepreneurs which we believe surely presents lessons for sales managers. Delegators are great managers and supportive bosses. 2014 Sales Momentum, LLC.

Sales Managers Only Have One Real Goal!

Partners in Excellence

There’s a lot of stuff written about what sales managers have to do and their key job responsibilities. There lots of ways we see managers behaving. Some seem to think they have to be super sales people–the person that comes in to close the deal.

3 Magic Questions a Sales Manager Must Know

Your Sales Management Guru

Three Magic Questions a Sales Manager Must Know. One of the main roles of a Sales Manager is to help train your salespeople on how to stay on track during a sales cycle. Sales Leadership Training Sales Training

7 Steps to Success for Sales Managers

Your Sales Management Guru

7 Steps to Success for Sales Managers. -A After being a VP of Sales, consulting on sales management for 19 years and after writing four books on sales management, Max Cates, author of 7 Steps caught my attention in the first five pages.

A Time Management Tool for Sales Managers

Sales Benchmark Index

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Let’s Start Talking About Sales Manager Enablement

Partners in Excellence

There are 1000’s of articles, dozens of books on sales enablement. In the US alone, between training, technology, and tools, over $25Billion is spent each year on enabling sales people. There are dozens of software tools/platforms, with new one’s springing up every week that focus only on sales enablement. What about sales managers? What are we doing in sales manager enablement? Should Sales Managers Coach?

Sales Management Review Cadence

Partners in Excellence

I’m not sure anyone looks forward to the Sales Management Review (sometimes these are called QBR’s, but there are other reviews). It’s unfortunate, because there’s a huge amount of value in the review process–both for sales people and managers.

5 Takeaways from a Sales Management Training

Sales Benchmark Index

I spent last week at a Sales Management training event with a client. As a Sales Operations leader, you must be allocating the right resources to training. Turn managers into leaders. Demand Sales Force Automation adoption. Turn managers into leaders.

Why You Can't Fill Your Open Sales Manager Positions

Sales Benchmark Index

A post for Sales and HR Leaders to find root causes of Sales Manager (SM) vacancies. The Sales Manager position is the fulcrum between sales leadership strategy and sales force execution. You will have access to guides, templates and tools.

Hiring a Sales Manager - External or Internal?

Sales Benchmark Index

"Should we hire an external Sales Manager or promote from within?". Open Sales Management positions are bad for sales organizations. Having the wrong Sales Manager (SM) is worse. Hanna has two candidates to help Sales decide between: Iris and Eddie.

Sales Managers Are Killing The Sales Organization!

Partners in Excellence

or maybe I’m just more aware of it, but it seems that too many sales managers are focused on killing the sales organization. Researchers constantly remind us that buying is changing, that buyers prefer to minimize contact with sales, reducing it to the last 20-43% of their buying process. OK, OK, before all of you get up in arms, declaring me a traitor to my profession, it’s not all sales managers. We complain about bad, clueless sales people.

Spring Cleaning: Tools to Rejuvenate Sales

Smart Selling Tools

Tweet Spring cleaning to rejuvenate sales. If you find a renewed sense of purpose emerging from the all-too-long winter months, here are several tools you’ll surely want to consider for rejuvenating your sales life. How can you alter, or refocus your sales plan accordingly to optimize your efforts? And Gorilla Expense keeps things organized and up-to-date for sales managers and finance. This is all managed electronically within the application.

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Are Sales and Sales Management Candidates Getting Worse?

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan There are more sales experts, self-professed and otherwise, than ever before. There is more free content on sales and selling than anyone could have imagined.

[Message to Management]: 14 Things Top Sales Managers Do

No More Cold Calling

The Sales Hunter tells you what it takes to lead a winning sales team. How often do sales managers generate opportunities and support their teams in customer conversations? Sales execs tell me they don’t have time to coach their teams.

4 Killer Sales Management Questions

Anthony Cole Training

The conference is sponsored by Objective Management Group , a company that produces the #1 Sales Assessment tool IN THE WORLD. These 4 questions are a quick way to gather essential information from your sales team. I just returned from a conference that I attend annually.

Announcing Our 3rd Annual Guide to the Best Sales Acceleration Tools #TopSalesTools

Smart Selling Tools

If you’re seeking smart tools to drive sales performance, I’ve got great news for you. We’ve just released our 3rd annual Top Sales Tools of the Year Guide. Use this guide if you want to learn about innovative tools designed for all kinds of sellers.

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Sales Management: 6 Top Tools to Create More Effective Sales Teams

The Pipeline

Think you have the best possible toolkit for your sales team? The best sales tools now are all about integration and automation. The best tools for your team make more sales, less work. A mobile sales productivity app. The Pipeline Guest Post - Diana Doherty.

Is it Time to Fire Your Sales Manager?

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s a tough question that every sales leader faces. Losing a sales manager can disrupt your sales organization. As a sales leader, you need to focus on getting to your number. Keeping a mediocre sales manager because you don’t have a replacement hurts you.

Are You Sales Managers Sabotaging Your Company’s Sales Training Investment?

Sales and Management Blog

“We don’t spend money on outside sales training because it never seems to do much good. Many company leaders have the above attitude because their experience has been that the training they paid good money for didn’t change their sales team’s behavior—at least not for long. The company leader assumes that the root of the issue lies with the training company and its inability to have a long term impact on the sales force.