How to Minimize Turnover on Your Sales Staff

Turnover in sales is high — to say the least. With an annual sales turnover rate of 27%, it’s actually double the rate of the overall labor force. Not only are the rates unfortunate, but they’re also costly. The time and money you spend on sales training are lost. Your investment doesn’t bring the return you needed. It’s … Read moreHow to Minimize Turnover on Your Sales Staff

4 Tips to Share With New Sales Reps Before Their First Appointment

Don’t barf on the customer’s shoes. Dismal failure is highly unlikely. These are the two most basic lessons new sales reps need to understand before going to their first solo sales appointment. New salespeople are nervous, to say the least (hence the vomiting advice)! As a manager, it’s up to you to set your new … Read more4 Tips to Share With New Sales Reps Before Their First Appointment

The 3 Critical Roles of a Perfectly Structured Sales Team

In a perfect world, sales departments hire three different types of people — then they let them play to their strengths. There are different types of sales jobs for different types of people. As a manager, you need to use that to your advantage. There are hunters, farmers, and account managers. And typically, a person … Read moreThe 3 Critical Roles of a Perfectly Structured Sales Team

Sales Funnel Management: Close More Deals by Eliminating the Noise

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If you’re looking to move your prospects from possibility to purchase, it’s time to reexamine your sales funnel management. At the top of this metaphorical funnel are any people who could potentially buy. Then, as they move closer to being a client, they move down the funnel. But how does this funnel really help the … Read moreSales Funnel Management: Close More Deals by Eliminating the Noise

A Complete Guide to Sales CRM Implementation

You have a problem. And you need help. No, not as a person — with your CRM. Here’s what you don’t want to do — try to set up your own CRM. It’s the first time you’re working with the system and it’s the only time you’ll ever need to do it. Instead, use a … Read moreA Complete Guide to Sales CRM Implementation

Avoid These 4 Costly Mistakes When Hiring a Sales Team

It’s tough to find a good salesperson — especially if you’re selling commodities. And when you’re hiring sales teams, building an entire group of great salespeople seems impossible. After all, it takes more than good commissions to make a top seller. You can’t just up someone’s pay in hopes they’ll transform into an awesome salesperson. … Read moreAvoid These 4 Costly Mistakes When Hiring a Sales Team

4 Mobile CRM Advantages Your Sales Team Will Love

Mobile phone use is no longer new or progressive. It’s expected. 99% of people old enough to work, own a cellphone. And 90% of those devices are smartphones. There are even more mobile devices in the world than people. So why not add an app to the device everyone has in their pocket? If you’re … Read more4 Mobile CRM Advantages Your Sales Team Will Love

How Much Should You Really Compensate Your Salespeople?

We all need motivation to do our best work – and money is a great source of motivation. But the structure of salesperson commissions can only matter as much as the actual amount. We aim for salespeople compensations to reward for big sales, give opportunity for growth, and keep people motivated to sell even more. … Read moreHow Much Should You Really Compensate Your Salespeople?

4 Ways to Increase Adoption of Your Sales CRM

The biggest problem with your CRM is that salespeople aren’t using it. And without salespeople on board, a CRM isn’t much help. If you’re ready to get the most from your CRM, here’s how to get your team on board. 1. Input Data in the System Without data, a CRM is useless. So, at CallProof, … Read more4 Ways to Increase Adoption of Your Sales CRM

Are You Unintentionally Killing Your Sales Team’s Motivation?

How many iconic inspiration posters have you seen? You know, the ones with landscape photography and some quote that’s supposed to change your life. Sales managers: you are that poster. Your most critical role is to motivate your sales team. Sure, it can be tough, but if you’re not lifting people up and removing obstacles … Read moreAre You Unintentionally Killing Your Sales Team’s Motivation?