Frustrated Sales Team

Sales Grinding to a Halt? Align Your Sales Strategies and Selling Methods

Developing a sales strategy is one of the keys to success in sales. Notice – “one of” the keys. There are, of course, many essential components – including your sales vision and mission, sales processes, sales forecasting, tracking and analytics, to name a few. With so many moving parts, your sales operation is like a…

Sales team

The High-Performance Traits that Power A High-Performance Sales Team

Sales success depends on having a successful sales team. A successful sales team, naturally, depends on both effective sales management and the performance of its salespeople. And salespeople who excel share essential professional traits. I’ll get to those in a moment, but first, what are the hallmarks of a top-performing sales team?  High-Performance Sales Team…

Sales pipeline

Grace Under Fire: How to Prepare Your Sales Pipeline for 2021

Due to the havoc wreaked by the twin crises of 2020 — the global health emergency and the economic recession — every business has been forced to change the way it approaches sales. More specifically, the crises completely upended businesses’ sales planning. Economies around the world are cautiously reopening, but business in four specific sectors — restaurants, manufacturing, retail, and…

Setting Smarter Sales Goals

7 Ways to Make Your SMART Goals Smarter (and More Effective) Than Ever

Few sales principles have reached the near-universal adoption of SMART goals. Almost everyone understands the wisdom of establishing and pursuing goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. But do these performance-driven characteristics go far enough? If your goals are merely SMART, it’s possible you are leaving competitive advantages on the table. Let’s take…

Marketing and Sales Gear Working Together

3 Steps for Achieving Greater Sales

A well-functioning partnership between Marketing and Sales is critical to the growth of any business. But how do you get there and ensure that your efforts are coordinated and that investments in these areas are as efficient and effective as possible? This question is more important than ever as you look to accelerate growth in…