Categories: Economic Change | Sales Enablement Technology | Sales Leadership
Sometimes change comes in the form of a tidal wave: immediate, dramatic, and undeniable. More often, change happens slowly and steadily: hard to perceive until we’ve drifted so far from the shore that we can’t see where we started. Whether you’re trying to minimize “drift” that’s occurred within your sales organization over time or respond to the immediate impact of the turbulent economic environment, ensure you’re focusing on crucial aspects that enable your team to succeed. Remain focused on the fundamental aspects of good selling while using every advantage to stay competitive in the modern selling landscape.
Categories: Front-line Managers | Opportunity Reviews | Sales Coaching Tools
For the modern sales organization, certain technologies are universal in the age of Sales 2.0. We rely on CRMs and continuous learning platforms to increase the efficiency of our sales force and drive organizational outcomes. The recent economic downturn has most sales organizations looking for ways to achieve even greater cost efficiency and support revenue-driving activities. One high-impact area where leaders are choosing to invest is manager enablement. Emerging sales technologies can optimize opportunity reviews and coaching to increase front-line manager effectiveness. These managers have a unique potential to impact your organization’s success; an investment in their efficacy is an investment in overall sales velocity.
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Categories: Economic Change | Sales Negotiation
Today's sales environment is highly competitive. Rising economic headwinds mean that many buyers are adopting more complex purchasing processes, and sales organizations are looking for any way to preserve vital margins. As a sales leader, you don't want your sellers resorting to discounting to close deals in this environment.
This month on Revenue Builders, our guests reminded us of the power of the mind. In leadership and life, the power of your mindset is clear - it affects your outlook, motivation and most importantly those around you. We look for a great mindset in those we partner with and who we hire. These are four stories that convey the transformative power of the mindset, from entrepreneurship to service. Dig in to the episodes below for inspiration and personal growth tactics for leaders in every stage of their career. Listen to the Revenue Builders podcast on your favorite podcast player, so you can easily download, listen and share.
Categories: Economic Change | Sales Leadership | Sales Messaging
What do today’s most successful revenue-driving sales forces have in common? The top teams all feature the same traits: (1) a customer-focused qualification and discovery process, (2) the ability to attach to desired business outcomes (3) and clear, tangible differentiation. How can leaders help their organization achieve these things? By operationalizing a powerful messaging framework.
Categories: Buyer Alignment | Sales Discovery Process | Sales Qualification
Many of today’s top sales organizations are starting to feel the effects of the economic downturn through increased selling criteria and buyer scrutiny. The new B2B customer is more focused on ROI than ever before, and they likely have multiple parties approving the deal through different criteria. What does this mean for sales leaders?