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

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

The Most Successful Sales Teams Avoid These Time Management Mistakes

As a salesperson, you have a say in how your day unfolds. But as you balance working in the office with prospecting and helping clients, are you really making the most of your time? Below we’ve listed the most common time management mistakes that salespeople – and sales managers – make. If you want your … Read moreThe Most Successful Sales Teams Avoid These Time Management Mistakes

How to Implement A CRM With Your Sales Team

Productive. In a word, that was my weekend. I cleaned out the car, re-organized the garage, and even fixed a few things around the house. But there was a problem. I never did the one task I needed to get done. Why? I was avoiding it. And, in an unconscious effort to delay getting to … Read moreHow to Implement A CRM With Your Sales Team

The Sales Manager’s Guide to Working With Millennials

Remember the “Fragile Egg” experiment? Back in Home-Ec class (before the days of automated baby-dolls), students babied an egg for a week. We prepared a shoe box, put tissue in it, and carried a raw egg around hoping no one would bump into us and break it. Well, that’s what it often feels like to … Read moreThe Sales Manager’s Guide to Working With Millennials

The 4 Biggest Mistakes A Sales Manager Can Make

There are mistakes a sales manager can make, and then there are the biggest mistakes a sales manager can make. Check out these four costly, and sometimes irreparable, mistakes and then do your best to avoid them. Mistake #1: The Cell Phone If you think having a salesperson use their own cell phone to cut costs … Read moreThe 4 Biggest Mistakes A Sales Manager Can Make