Why you need a sales system

Sales is a complicated topic with lots of moving parts. Being able to make sense of those parts, and maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of each of those parts is essential. A “Sales System” is nothing more than a way to organize the pieces of your sales...

How to justify no growth as superior performance by your sales team

Most would argue that a no-growth sales performance would indicate that the sales team isn’t doing a very good job.  Let me explain a bit about some metrics that might be of interest to you.  The question boils down to how you generate leads and your performance in closing those leads. One of my clients […]

Most would argue that a no-growth sales performance would indicate that the sales team isn’t doing a very good job.  Let me explain a bit about some metrics that might be of interest to you.  The question boils down to how you generate leads and your performance...

Problems we solve – Our forecasting is awful!

A sure key to losing credibility for a sales vice president is to forecast poorly. Here are some thoughts on how forecasting can be improved.

Forecasting is critical to any sales organization.  See our blog post on how it affects your credibility. Forecasting is related to funnel management.  Each opportunity in the funnel should have some probability of success associated with it.  For each opportunity do...

Why golf is like selling…

Those of you who know me know that I am an avid golfer.  While I am not the best golfer in the world, I’m not bad.  Recently, I had an epiphany on the putting green.  Here’s what happened… I had a tricky twelve footer or so, downhill with a left to right break.  I put […]

Those of you who know me know that I am an avid golfer.  While I am not the best golfer in the world, I’m not bad.  Recently, I had an epiphany on the putting green.  Here’s what happened... I had a tricky twelve footer or so, downhill with a left to right...

Three reasons sales forecasting is more important than you think.

As a sales leader, you know the importance of forecasting. Management needs to know how much revenue you will attain in the next week, month, quarter or year. But, my guess is that it’s more important than you think. Here are three reasons why it’s probably more important than you think.

As a sales leader, you know the importance of forecasting.  Management needs to know how much revenue you will attain in the next week, month, quarter or year.  But, my guess is that it’s more important than you think.  Here are three reasons why it’s...