What if? What if you're a sales rep looking to up your skills? What if you're a sales manager who wants your team to take ownership of upping their skills? What if you want a sales training program that is both onsite and online? Well, now you can have it all. Super excited to announce the launch of our online sales training program.
One of the greatest things I’ve really grown to appreciate over the last few years has been reading. I used to hate it in most cases. For the longest time it felt like, “a chore” or “studying” and worst of all I had what I refer to as a typical Gen-X mentality of, “I already know it all.” I have since changed my tune and have read a ton of great books over the last few years. Many I discover on my own, some are recommendations from peers, and some from rock stars like Duff McKagan of GNR fame. As such here are a list of the books I read in 2018 and maybe you [...]
Just had a great pre-SKO meeting with the sales management team from a successful start-up. One of the topics that came up was holding sales reps accountable. Whether you manage SDR teams, Inside Sales Teams, Customer Success, or Field Sales Teams this is one of the most important topics in sales management. Truthfully, it's equally important in all aspects of business leadership. And ultimately if you want to be successful at anything in life, in any career, being accountable will be the most determining factor. So we decided to discuss, "how to make sales reps more accountable"? For me, as a Gen-Xer, one of the most insightful parts of this conversation was the fact this [...]
Th single biggest mistake I encounter at Dreamforce and every other conference. Everyone showcases "themselves" and frankly nobody gives a shit. Your backdrops talk about what you do and never talks about what pains you solve. Same thing for your booth presence. I walked up to 25 booths and asked people, "What pain you solve?" 25 out of 25 couldn't answer the question. All I got was mumbo-jumbo buzzwords. When people ask me what I do, I don't tell them what I do, I tell them what pain I solve. It's not rocket science, people. Let me be more clear... Your AI claim doesn't mean jack-squat Your algorhythm is worthless Your value prop is shameful, [...]