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THE COST OF YOUR SALES GHOSTS
It costs a lot money to hire and train salespeople, only to have them leave. How much have your ghosts cost your company?
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HIRING MISTAKE CALCULATOR
Ever wonder what hiring the wrong people is costing your company? Answer this short survey and get immediate results!
RECRUITING PROCESS GRADER
How effective is your company’s process for recruiting top sales talent? Take this short test and get immediate results.
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SALES ACHIEVEMENT GRADER
Looking for a way to assess your company’s level of sales achievement?
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How to Avoid Mistakes Hiring Salespeople
Blue Smoke Consulting Sales Blog
Poor behavior in children and poor accountability with a sales team have a lot in common. The common link isn’t the poorly behaved children nor salespeople who don’t hit their numbers. The commonality is the mindset of the parent and the business leader.read more
Sales Managers must coach and manage sales reps who are not meeting expectations. It is part of the job of any Manager, and it is critical to growing a sales team. Accepting mediocre or poor performance affects the entire team and the culture of the sales...read more
Can we talk about a HUGE problem with Sales Organizations? The problem is just like the marketing of Christmas, it starts earlier every year. The problem is Excuses from amateur salespeople! Excuses to NOT to do their job during the Holidays!!!! It works like...read more
There are five basic steps to achieving your sales goals. Use the ideas as you do your planning for 2020. The Gap. You must understand where you are today and where you want to be. This cannot be a vague notion. This is not just about the revenue amount, focus...read more
Even when a salesperson has done a great job of consultative selling, a prospect can still throw out a couple of objections. So what does consultative selling mean? Consultative Selling involves: qualifying a prospect as a decision maker with a problem they can...read more
So, the new hire is hired - now what?From here it is critical to have a proper process to introduce the salesperson to your business and your sales strategy. Ramp up time for the new hire can vary depending on familiarity with the industry and years in sales, but it...read more
I wanted to share a hiring methodology for Salespeople that CEOs, VP of Sales and Business Owners can administer themselves. The goal is for companies to hire better sales reps, reduce churn, and save time, but to do the basics yourself. We offer a complete sales...read more
Sales Managers should be coaching 50% of the time they spend with salespeople. See the info graphic below for the reason why. Hint: 49% greater effectiveness.Let’s discuss one opportunity a sales manager has to provide coaching: the weekly 1 on 1 session with the...read more
Businesses have managers because there is a return on investment in managing the process, regardless of the department. Chaos would ensue where it not for management. Most department managers have a common language, set of standards, principles and Laws. Accounting,...read more
Weak salespeople have what we call Happy Ears.Weak salespeople have what we call Happy Ears. At the first positive words that come from their prospect they get excited and sound like Sally Fields at the Academy Awards in 1985, “you really like me!” (in case you are...read more
Once upon a time...Once upon a time in the Land of Manufacturing worked a CEO, Charlie Wilson. He as the CEO of Big Blue Widgets. The most successful Widget maker in all the Land. Charlie worked hard developing a strong brand that represented the highest quality...read more
Your sales manager does not have to struggle. My story does not have to be your story because of the lessons learned. My experiences and struggles during a 32 year sales career is a case study in why many mid-market companies struggle to build and maintain a sales...read more