If you’re not one of 54.3% of sales reps that meet or exceed their sales goals, you’re probably wondering how to become one. You may think it requires constant pitching, non-stop prospecting, and continuously pushing towards a close. If so, you’re wrong. Top-performing sales reps get that way by doing things very differently. They do […]
Do you have any New Year resolutions for sales performance improvement? With the hope of change and improvement at the start of a new calendar year, resolutions can be difficult to resist. That’s why so many people have at least one, even if they don’t write it down. Sadly, these goals are often abandoned by […]
It seems like there are a million blog posts and sales gurus promoting their version of the best sales kickoff meeting. The one theme they are lacking? Suggestions that sales managers should have empathy and care for their sales team. Of course everyone thinks they know what makes a good sales kickoff, because everyone has […]
As a sales manager, you may be glad to put the days of handling rejection behind you. Let’s be frank: selling is a hard job. Getting hung up on, losing a deal, and being told no sucks. This is why having some empathy for your team is critical. “Salespeople are burning out faster than ever […]
It’s the second month of the third quarter. Some sales teams are scrambling at this point, increasingly worried they won’t make annual quotas. Regardless if your team is on pace to hit their targets, or not, it’s a great time to review the first half. How do you stay on track or make adjustments to […]
Define Your Specific Goals Harvard University found that those who stick to a specific, goal-oriented, plan performed 30 percent better than those who don’t. So, to truly perform this year, you must create a highly defined plan for 2018. Outside of numbers like revenue, set goals for activities that lead to wins. Look back at […]
The following is a guest post by John Lee Dumas, host of Entrepreneur on Fire and author of The Freedom Journal, your guide to accomplishing your #1 goal in 100 days. About one year ago, I realized something powerful as a result of hundreds of in-depth conversations with some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs: successful […]