Posts Categorized: sales

Building a World-class Sales enterprise

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Great Sales organizations share some common traits that set them apart. the key attributes which distinguish them from the pack are: Focus Accountability to ACTION versus results regular and effective coaching and feedback Great selection and development processes At the heart of every great sales team is great leadership. Learn the 8 characteristics that GREAT teams share:… Read more »

Are You Taking The Right Risks?

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Professional golfers often take risks – but the risks are educated risks based on the golfer’s intimate understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses. Rarely will you see a top golfer take a shot that doesn’t lie within their ability. Professional salespeople can benefit from taking similar calculated risks, but only if they understand their… Read more »

3 Keys to Building and Harnessing the Power of Confidence

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In sales, confidence plays a key role. Like professional athletes, salespeople need confidence in order to execute their carefully-constructed plans – especially when the pressure is high. Confidence must be carefully balanced. Too much, and a sales professional risks missing important information; too little, and they risk missing a key opportunity. Here are three ways… Read more »

Putting “Positive” Thoughts Into Sales

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Sales professionals know their job entails more than just a good mood and an optimistic outlook. Sales success also demands hard work. The hard work begins with understanding the target and the criteria for success. Successful salespeople have a clear goal in mind. They visualize success from the start. When sales professionals flounder, the problem… Read more »

Hit Your Sales Shot Every Time

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If you watch professional golfers on the course, you may notice each golfer has a predictable routine they follow before they take a shot. This routine allows them to consider relevant factors before them, focus on success, and follow through. Sales professionals can use the same system to succeed against each obstacle in their path…. Read more »

Want to Crush Sales Goals? Then Sales Teams Must Do THIS

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When professional golfers play major tournaments on international television with millions of spectators watching and their livelihoods on the line, the pressure is enormous. Yet these athletes make most of their shots look easy. How do they do it? In a word: Practice. Pro golfers stay calm under pressure because they’ve played hundreds of practice… Read more »

Want to Hit Your Sales Goals? Think Realistically

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Avid golfers understand in order to reach their goals, they must first be able to envision themselves achieving those goals. For instance, a golfer who wants to complete a particularly tricky hole under par must spend time thinking about how to place each shot to the best advantage for reaching that goal. Salespeople are no… Read more »

How to Effectively Measure and Monitor Sales

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Beginning golfers take a rudimentary approach to their game’s statistics: They try to get as close to par as they can, and they don’t worry about the rest. As their abilities improve, however, golfers realize they have to pay attention to more than simply the number of strokes. They also need to look at numbers… Read more »

Are You Effectively Managing Your Sales Productivity?

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Like successful golfers navigating a tough fairway, successful salespeople are adept at navigating the nuanced world of sales, from relationship management to business envelopment, proactive sales responses and administrative tasks. At times, their ability to keep everything moving fluidly seems almost superhuman in nature – but it isn’t. How do they do it? Top salespeople… Read more »