Analytics: The Backbone of On-Demand Sales Training

On-Demand Sales Training vs. Live Sales Training It’s no secret that part of the value of live and in-person sales training is the opportunity to engage in discussion and practice the art of selling through real-life simulations and role play. And of course, in-person training provides sales ...

5 Ways to Reimagine Effective Sales Management

The concept of sales as something that could be trained and improved upon began in the late 1800s when NCR opened the first sales training school after demonstrating their methods at a trade show. While many aspects of sales have changed in the last couple hundred years, a few things have stayed the same. One of them being that the challenging role of sales manager, with so much focus on growth ...

A Guaranteed Way to Doom Your Sales Manager Training

Does sales manager training fail to deliver expected results at your organization? Perhaps change happens for a brief period of time, but before long, things go back to the way they were before the training. If this sounds like your organization, you are not alone. In fact, disappointing sales manager training results are all too common, but what’s to blame? Is the training model itself a ...

Measuring Doesn’t Always Equal Managing

As a sales manager, you are responsible for a lot of metrics—really important metrics, in fact, including revenue growth, customer retention, product mix, and dozens of other performance metrics. But these metrics are more than numbers to you and your sales force because they define your force’s performance. Whether you and your sales force succeed is directly tied to these metrics, ...

Process vs. Technology: Which Comes First in the Battle for Sales Productivity?

  Running a sales team takes a great amount of balance between process and technology, especially now that technology is such an integral part of a sales team's tool set. The catch is that less than a third of sales organizations have seen an adequate ROI from their investments in sales technology, even though most companies will prioritize investing in sales technology over the ne ...