Just as in basketball, the top players on your sales team wouldn’t be able to perform their best without support players backing them up. And, according to research by consulting company McKinsey, about half of the people in top-performing sales teams are in support roles. McKinsey analyzed sales data...

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By: Brad Seaman On: May 31, 2016 In: Sales Performance, Sales Performance Trends Comments: 0

Hiring the right people for your sales team is critical to your ability to keep your company growing. That’s why sales managers are constantly trying to groom their current team — or hire replacements for underperformers — by analyzing what it takes to be a top-performing sales rep. It appears...

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The B2B marketing strategies that seem to be working for you today could very well completely falter in a couple of tomorrows. With innovative technologies being introduced daily, consumers will continue to change their habits. And you don’t want to be the sales team that’s trying to catch up....

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Are you prepared for the shift from physical to digital in the B2B sales industry? According to a recent Bain & Company survey, only 12 percent of large technology or industrial companies are. Buying and selling cycles are becoming separate entities due to the large amount of information available...

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It’s no surprise that each day more and more consumers of all ages are heading to the Internet to do their shopping. It’s no wonder that B2B buyers are going there too. Actually, 94 percent of B2B buyers are making their purchase decisions after doing research online, according to...

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By: Brad Seaman On: April 21, 2016 In: Sales Process, Sales Training, Sales Training Tips Comments: 0

With technology upending the B2B sales industry, it’s apparent that the one trait all sales reps need is the ability to adapt. Prospective customers have gone rogue for the most part — eliminating the need for a sales rep throughout the majority of the sales process. As a survey...

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Whether you adhere to Malcolm Gladwell’s highly touted 10,000-hour rule, believing it’s the key to gaining expertise in any particular area, pretty much everyone can agree that regularly practicing a series of good habits can eventually hand you the tools to be successful. While the 10,000 rule has recently...

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Getting employees to adapt to change always has been a challenge for team leaders and managers. As Harvard Business Review points out, it’s human nature to resist change — with reasons ranging from feelings of inadequacy and uncertainty to loss of control. However, in the sales industry, failure to...

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With the emergence of so many changes in technology and consumer behavior, the traditional sales model of cold calling surely must be dead. Right? Not necessarily. Approaching prospects at the right time in their buyer’s journey could provide you with an advantage over your competitors. Step one in this...

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Taking time to review and revise your sales strategy is always a good investment. Whether you do it at the beginning of the calendar year or fiscal, creating a quantified road map for achieving sales success will help to shorten the distance between you and your sales goals. As...

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