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A Hidden Gem Exists at Your Company … If You Know How to Tap Into It... There is a hidden sales force within your company right now. They may already have great relationships built with your customers. They speak to them regularly and help them each time. Most importantly, their relationships are built on trust. Where can you find this hidden sales force? It’s the customer service department. There’s only one problem: they don’t think of themselves as salespeople and are often simply reactive, rather than proactive.
In difficult times, it is especially critical to stay connected with others, to help and to serve. While we typically think first of family and friends, our connections with clients and prospects in turbulent times are important as well. In Sandler Enterprise Selling, we teach a process that adds clarity to these business connections and, given the dynamic nature of selling, we refresh it frequently. And our clients worldwide are extremely active with this now, as their prospects and clients, of course, are experiencing great change.
How to Build Your Bench For Continued Success and Lead the Next Generation- The most successful, and consistent, organizations have a strong farm team; affiliations with as many as five minor league organizations, designed to attract and cultivate talent. Scouts have a clear vision of what they want in a player. There’s a process by which they’re brought into the organization. Skills are assessed, coaches are assigned, and behaviors are reinforced. Then, the player is reassessed, and a determination is made on whether they move up in the organization, remain where they are, or perhaps move down or to another team. Makes sense, right? So why don’t the majority of leaders run their company in a similar fashion?
How to Help You Define A Clear Path to Sucess- There’s a wise saying popularly attributed to baseball legend Yogi Berra: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” Here’s how I unpack that wisdom: We have to know what our goals are, and we also have to know the specific behaviors that support those goals … otherwise, we may end up supporting someone else’s plan, rather than our own. In fact, if you don’t set your own goals, then you become a part of someone else’s by default!
Strategic Use of Technology Leads to Success- With the first quarter of 2020 now in full gear, it makes sense to survey the landscape and take note of the ideas and innovations that are most likely to affect markets, and sales teams, in the year to come. With that in mind, here are four emerging trends that sales professionals should be on the watch for in the year 2020.
McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training President and Forest Hill resident one of 52 selected for professional development program
What can leaders do to ensure that sales and marketing teams are on the same page and pursuing the same business goals? Here are five strategies the most successful company leaders implement on a consistent basis...
Leaders: December will be here before you know it! With that inescapable reality in mind, consider the following six strategies you can use right now to ensure that your business is positioned for maximum growth next year!
The business world is certainly not immune to change. Companies grow and shrink in size. They expand their market reach sometimes and contract other times. They introduce new products and services and discontinue other products and services. And they change the ways in which they create, promote, price, and deliver their products and services. As companies experience change, the jobs of their employees and the ways in which their employees must perform their jobs also change...
Very often, managers who lead teams find themselves saying something like the following: “I have told them how to do ‘X’ a hundred times, and it never seems to stick. I just don’t know what their problem is.” Or, these managers may find themselves thinking, “Maybe I just hired the wrong person...”
We work with a lot of teams whose leaders ask us to help them in creating and supporting an accountable organizational culture. Three big misconceptions about accountability tend to come up at the same point during these discussions, and they’re worth examining closely...
Like most things in life, you will get out of a trade show what you put into it. What is your goal for the trade show? Is it to make sales? Create an image? Demo new equipment? Meet new prospects and obtain leads?
Keith Daw interviews with 5onFriday on how DISC can help you sell more and have better relationships with your colleagues, family and friends.
September 20, 2018 – PRNewswire.com by Sandler Training
David Mattson, CEO of Sandler Training, has worked closely with Frank V. Cespedes, faculty chair for the Aligning Strategy and Sales executive program at Harvard Business School (HBS) as well as Mark Roberge, Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at HBS, to incorporate Sandler sales training techniques into the school's curriculum.
May 17, 2018 – FitSmallBusiness.com by Laura Handrick
Fit Small Business named us "the best training provider for businesses that want solid sales development." This award was based on nationwide presence, affordable courseware, cross industry topics, multiple training delivery modalities, testing and industry certification.
January 8, 2019 – Blog.Hubspot.com by HubSPot
If you're anything like most salespeople, you aim to crush your number and become more efficient. But how will you do that? Professional conferences are not only an opportunity to meet industry leaders -- and maybe do a little prospecting -- they're also a way to break yourself out of your usual routine and pick up new skills.