Why pipeline management? Whether you think you are going to reach your goals or miss your goals, how do you know? Can you identify the path that will, or won’t, lead you to success? To do build and maintain the right pipeline, we have to change. Change the way we prospect, the amount of time we prospect, the way we qualify, present, negotiate and close. One thing is for sure, your sales come from your pipeline. And your current pipeline represents the way you sell. To make your pipeline look better, you will have to change something: your sales tactics, strategies and/or sales habits. Your pipeline will guide you to know how much and how often you need to change.
How do you stay motivated when you just don’t feel like selling? What can you do to maintain your sales momentum? Who do you look to for inspiration? DMTraining talks to a lot of salespeople, and a common theme we are asked about is motivation. Many sales reps believe motivation is something that just sort of happens. But motivation is something you do, or don’t do, for yourself. It’s the daily sales habits, routines and mental processes that you set for yourself that will truly get you going and keep you going. Don’t get me wrong, this is no easy task. But given there are so many factors out of your control throughout the sales process, why not take control of your attitude and your ability to motivate yourself? To help you get a jump start, we’ve put together this list of 47 motivational quotes to remind you that even when you’re dealing with a difficult prospect, lost sales, or poor market conditions, you can still prevail and succeed!
The right sales training for your employees is integral to the success of your business. Before you invest, make sure you have all of the information you need to make a smart decision.
An alter ego can be viewed as “a second self or different version of oneself” according to Merriam-Webster. In sales, many reps unconsciously craft a sales persona or “alter ego” around familiar tendencies instead of learning how to reinvent themselves to think differently about each new sales opportunity. This results in bad sales habits and misconceptions about the reality of your sales cycle and pipeline. I’ve spent a lot of time asking salespeople why they do what they do. Most sales professionals know what they should be doing and can justify how they spend their time and why they make the choices they do. This is a skill that is extremely valuable in a seller of your product or service, but ironically, it can also have a negative effect if it becomes a habit outside of the sales arena. Take a step back by asking yourself: Am I making exceptions to my own sales rules?
For salespeople, social selling is one of the most important parts of Digital Transformation. Social selling creates 45% more opportunities and allows you to outsell peers who don't use social media by 78% (Source: Forbes).
The sales and marketing landscape continues to change right in front of our very eyes. And with any type of change, you can either ride the wave or try to swim against the current. “Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” —Max McKeowni This quote emphasizes the very important point of understanding what it means to be agile and adaptable in the face of change. You can either cope with the change by simply doing the bare minimum or you can focus your mindset and energy on how to reinvent yourself. Every year, quarter, and possibly every month you have a new goal or target to hit. But if you aren’t continually staying up-to-date on the latest trends, how can you reach ever-rising goals? With the same humdrum tools, strategies, and skills you used last year? I think not! Let’s take a look at 3 trends, why they matter, and how you can start incorporating them into your daily activities and sales approach.
Recently, we’ve been talking about digital transformation and what salespeople can do to stay ahead of the curve. Sales has never been an easy job, and now salespeople face the added challenge of learning and adjusting to new digital tools and technologies that are emerging every day. According to CMO.com, 76% of marketers think marketing has changed more in the past two years than the past fifty. How can salespeople stay motivated during this unstable time? Today we’re going to dive deeper into things you can do to stay focused, stay motivated, and hit your 2018 goals.