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Webcast • Coaching, Recruiting & Selection, Selling Effectiveness

How Excellent Sales Competency Models Make Excellent Sales Forces

July 18, 2013

Sales teams today contend with increasingly sophisticated buyers and intense competition. They must engage with their customers in more sophisticated ways to create and prove their value. Salespeople need more than the traditional relationship-building and closing skills - business acumen, sharp

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Webcast • Coaching, Sales Force Roles, Leadership Development, First Line Sales Management

Sales Manager Coach Thyself: The Development Strategy That Dooms Sales Forces to Fail

August 20, 2012

In recent years, the front-line sales manager has come into focus as a key point of leverage in the sales force. In particular, organizations are trying to improve their sales managers’ ability to coach their reps to higher performance. But what about sales managers themselves - who is coac

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Research • Coaching

Conquering the Competition: New Strategies for an Age-Old Problem

April 03, 2012

Competition remains one of the most pressing challenges facing sales organizations. And perhaps more concerning, competition is increasing versus years past. In fact, 85 percent of global executives surveyed by McKinsey & Company describe their business environment as more competitive than it

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Local Chapter Meeting • Coaching, Sales Compensation, Sales Performance Management

Motivating the Sales Force

February 17, 2012

What's Working for Sales Leadership?

We're addressing this sales management effectiveness topic in upcoming chapter meetings. Learn more about SMA’s Local Chapters by signing up to attend a meeting (or consider helping us start a chapter!). What makes a motivated sales force? What role do sales leaders play in creating

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Presentation Bank • Coaching

Sales Force Coaching

August 23, 2010

Recent Sales Management Association Sales Coaching Content

Coaching is fundamental to improving salespeople's performance, yet it remains perhaps the least understood and most inconsistently implemented management skill in sales organizations. The following articles, webcasts and research projects focus on sales coaching development for sales managers

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Webcast • Sales Process Management, Coaching, Sales Transformation, First Line Sales Management

Fixing Your Sales Coaching Model

November 29, 2012

For decades, companies have trained and re-trained their sales managers on how to coach their reps. Yet, no organization we’ve met believes that their managers coach well enough or often enough to maximize sales performance. Truth is, the existing coaching models are to blame. These co

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Webcast • Sales Process Management, Coaching, Sales Technology, Sales Compensation, Sales Operations, Analytics, Sales Performance Management, Territory Management

Metrics, Process, and Performance Management

August 04, 2011

Sales Operations often serves as the command center for sales analytics. In this session, recorded at The Sales Management Association's May 2011 workshop, "Focusing Sales Operations' Productivity Impact" at DePaul University's Center for Sales Leadership, Jason Jordan

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Presentation Bank • Coaching

Sales Coaching Research

June 21, 2011

Summary Results

Developed by Florida State University's Sales Institute in partnership with The Sales Management Association and The TAS Group, this research investigates various sales coaching practices within organizations. The survey results summarized here reflect data from 75 respondent firms with 100 o

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Research • Sales Process Management, Coaching, First Line Sales Management, Sales Training, Sales Performance Management

The Perfect Pipeline: How To Measure and Manage a Productive Sales Pipeline

March 29, 2012

There are many different types of interactions that take place between sellers and managers, but there is one particular meeting that stands out as near-universal among business-to-business sales forces: the sales pipeline review meeting. During this discussion, the rep and manager go through ind

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Webcast • Sales Process Management, Coaching, First Line Sales Management

Coaching the Sales Pipeline

March 31, 2011

  Effective pipeline management is critical to sales force productivity. With it, forecasts hit the mark and quotas are achieved. Without it, arrows begin to fly and casualties are incurred. The key to effective pipeline management? The ability of your managers to coach your salespeo

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