WIN ProgramsWIN Programs
Privacy/Cookie Policy & User Agreement

This website uses cookies. Cookies enable us to understand how visitors use our website so that we can improve it and provide the best experience possible. By browsing our website, you agree to our use of cookies. Cookies policy.

By admin

Do you get lots of “may be”, “let me think” or “I will think about it” after your first call with prospects?

Do you get lots of “may be”, “let me think” or “I will think about it” after your first call with prospects?

So far, I have posted lots of content which tells you about general mistakes in a sales call. Today we are going to talk about the situation when you do everything right but still, you got a “MAY BE” as an answer.

Most people subconsciously avoid decision making after the first conversation. Every sales guru knows and advice that one needs to guide the conversation to make the prospect to come to a decision.

But this is a tricky thing some time while guiding a conversation, salespeople become very pushy. So, the big question is, how do we guide the conversation while still making the prospect feel like they’re in control?

There is a very simple solution for this, set up an agenda before the meeting. It will align you and your prospect on a plan for the meeting and make sure you’re working on the same team to get one of three decisions about a next step:

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Future meeting date & agenda (figuring out the next steps)

By following the above process, you are avoiding the “MAY BE” or “I WILL THINK ABOUT IT”. The main advantage of this process is that you are saving valuable time on the lead follow-ups.

This can feel awkward at first but if you practice it in your next meetings and make it your own, I promise you will start to see such positive results that you’ll want to use again and again.

If you have any specific questions or suggestions about the implementation of this process then ask me I am waiting for your comments.

By admin

Sales Training Course that meet return on investment

Sales training course is a hot topic right now: 76% of companies are increasing their focus on training, while only 51% are spending more money. Consequently, sales effectiveness leaders are under more scrutiny than ever to prove their worth.

Sales training course is a dynamic method of getting the goods or service from the producer or provider to customers as efficiently as possible, reigning in new clients, and offering incessant motivation and training to the sales force.

 

 

Recruitment versus Training

A company can recruit salespersons after they have acquired the highest level of education or others who undergo a sales training course while they are already working. Few corporations arrange for in-house, industry-specific training for their personnel. Irrespective of the method adopted to instill the persons with the right knowledge base, practical experience, and attitude, every sales training course is aimed at bringing improvement in key areas like, sales, sales management, generating customer loyalty, personal motivation and methods of developing high performance sales team.

As pointed out by Mark Hunter, leading sales expert and speaker, “Sales is all about having the commitment to serve and the passion to sell”, the process of selling requires fiery enthusiasm, which can be mastered during sales training.

Why Sales Training should be a continuous process

A sales training course  recognizes and improves the natural instincts of the sales team.

  1. Effective training leads to creating innovative, practical ideas and knowledge that provides learners with considerable selling edge over others.
  2. Knowledge is imparted through lively training sessions that inspire learners, in-depth seminars, workshops and hands-on and simulated practical experience.
  3. The team of salespersons acquires the best selling practices at their fingertips, making it easy for it to put great ideas into action.
  4. The street tested techniques that students imbibe reinforce their accountability, help them to identify new priorities, territory planning methods, and turn them into world-class  leaders.
  5. Sales managers learn excellent ways to lead their teams, encourage ingenuity at work, retain efficient salespersons, motivate others, and establish the right, work culture during the time spent at sales training course.
  6. It has to be brought to the manager’s notice that his/her duty is not only to grow market share, but to grow people too – quality and quantity.

the process should be linked to an accountability system that leads to motivate the sales force to do better and better everyday.

The process of ongoing personal development and enhancing skills of communication, negotiation, and collaborative working is given considerable importance during a sales training. 

By admin

4 Sales force tips to develop stars sales people

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect. -William Clement Stone

Are you having trouble increasing your sales people figures? Are you thinking about running a sales force evaluation? or not really because you are still brainstorming?

The sales force evaluation will help you sell more and increase the business development opportunities of the company as every sales manager , managing director and CEO ever dream of. Is it your sales organization market share growth is your Number 1 challenge this year?

If your answer is a YES then you should be asking yourself the following questions:

  1. What if the team is not following your strategy? what to do to boost each sales person  potential?
  2. How do we keep it motivated?
  3. Do we need more products to gain market share and sell or is it better and easier to optimize our team?
  4. Are we following the right  strategy ?
  5. Is the team compatible with our strategy?

 Strategic development questions

  1. Do you need to hire stars salespeople ? or do we need to build on each sales person skills and potential for growth?
  2. do you need  more sales coaching or sales training? or No we only need to restructure our team ? what is our  competitive advantage?
  3. what is your  business development plan?

Lots and lots of  strategy questions that every one of us would like to grasp the magical answers. I can tell you that the only magic is to identify each person:

  1. process to close deals,
  2. potential  to make more deals
  3. desire and level of commitment
  4. set core competencies and to achieve all that you should start with  a sales force evaluation.

 

4  TIPS to successfully develop your force

TIP # 1:  Each sales organization should go through a sales force evaluation at least once a year.

The full overview sales force evaluation should answer the following questions:

  1. Is my sales management team efficient enough ?
  2. Is each sales person providing us with the full potential?
  3. can your  force consistently overachieve?
  4. who is reaching his full potential?
  5. can they hold my margins?
  6. Who can grow?
  7. Do we have the right core competencies?
  8. can we reach a higher market share with the current sales person?
  9. who is trainable?
  10. who is coachable?
  11. everyone has an adequate  process?
  12. how to be sure of our competitive advantage ? etc..

 

 

TIP # 2: Each managing director should look at his organization globally, so he can identify the sales force competitive edge to successfully increase market share.

  1. Are we better from the competition or worse?
  2. Is our  supervisor team and our  managers using their full potential?
  3. etc..

 

TIP # 3: Each managing director and sales manager  should have a full range of actions to improve his sales organization, market share, sales force skills and create then a real competitive advantage to drive success.

 

TIP # 4:  Each managing director should  optimized his budget for better sales training and sales coaching that will be dedicated directly to take the sales force and market share to the next level.

 

 

 

Do you get lots of “may be”, “let me think” or “I will think about it” after your first call with prospects?