21 Mar 2019

sales coaching conversation
Recently one of the participants said, he is having a hard time to get consistent delivery from his team members. No one seems to own responsibility and happy when they meet 70%~80% target. I am not very aggressive like other sales managers and I don't know what to do? I asked have you tried coaching the team members weekly or bi-monthly? He said, I hear a lot about coaching but I am ...

04 Mar 2019

Sales training initiative India
Recently, we interviewed a client who is in a business for almost 25 years and their sales is primarily done from field. The conversation went as follows: Q. When was the last time you took up sales training intervention?A. In our 25 years of working, we have never done training for the sales staff. Q. What prompted you to go for the sales training intervention now? A. We are ...

19 Feb 2019

Sales is pretty demanding job with plenty of challenges, no days are same and nothing is straightforward but if one manage to navigate correctly is very rewarding too. Recent technological advances also help a lot to manage the activity easily and effectively but can also be very confusing and overwhelming at the same time. Inside sales is the type of sales which become more and more com...

15 Feb 2019

When it comes to sales training initiative, measuring the success of sales training or ROI in terms of business results is not clear. This inhibits many businesses to take up sales training initiatives. Many companies we meet ask this question about sales training. Since I am investing money on this training, how do I clearly measure the impact with respect to business results such as...

31 Jan 2019

What actually results in sales success? This is a difficult question and there is no one answer. Some say sales success is driven by process, structure, whereas others say sales is all about building relations. The answer lies in combination of these. Sales is as much an art as science. Many of you have would have come across someone who inspite of not having a sales process, product...

28 Aug 2018

top 5 objections in sales and how to handle
When it comes selling, the critical skill required is handling objections. Starting with taking appointments,  fix up a meeting, trying to sell a prospective customer on buying your product, pricing discussions, you will have to overcome objections. Importantly, you should plan for these objections beforehand. How? By expecting them, and trying to preempt them. Here are the five...

14 Aug 2018

What motivates Sundar Pichai to be best CEO?
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google is rated the best CEO and known to be the best manager. What motivates Sundar Pichai to be a good manager? As a sales leader among many managers reporting, do you see a difference in their performance? Ever wondered why do some managers are self-motivated and work whereas other's need a constant push? Why some managers...

10 May 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selling is not easy! The market keeps changing with many changing factors like entry of new competitors, demands of customers, new product launches, sales team attrition etc. Salespeople must constantly upgrade themselves to the changing needs. Hence, Organizations make continu...

13 Oct 2017

5 tips to retain top sales talent
Sales talent attrition is a foregone conclusion. A lot of managers know that team they manage will not be same in next 6 months but still don't know what can be done. Among most of the divisions of business such as R&D, Operations, Finance, Marketing, Customer support, Sales, the attrition levels in sales seems to be always highest. The companies must pay to find and qualify poten...