16 Sales Competencies That Define Winning Sales Teams

Employee turnover is expensive. Hiring the best sales professionals is crucial for organizations. Excellent sales candidates will have a specific set of core sales competencies. It is the manager’s job to uncover these competencies in the interview process. What makes a great sales candidate? Sales competencies for sales professionals are shared across the sales team...

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6 Reasons Why Sales Managers Should Not Sell

Should your sales manager be selling? Short answer: no. At the heart of every sales team is a sales manager. When the role is done well, a sales manager is the glue that holds everyone together – the motivator, the coach, and the strategist. The sales manager role is about optimizing performance, aligning the team...

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Open-Ended Sales Questions: The Remarkable Importance of Qualifying Leads

Open ended questions are essential for sales success. They allow reps to get inside the head of prospects and better understand their pain points. The right open-ended questions help ensure that reps are building rapport, uncovering pain points, establishing need, and clearly articulating the value of their offering. Below are 26 open-ended sales questions that...

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Choosing The Right Sales Quota for Your Team

One of the reasons companies set quotas is to convey to sales reps what they’re expected to sell within a specific time frame and it helps the organization have more control over sales activities. Having certain expectations helps the organization determine what their marketing is going to be when setting up marketing campaigns. It helps...

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Creating the Perfect Sales Stack

What’s in Your Sales Stack? What Should Be? Sales are not made with tools. Sales are made through the process used by the sales team and enhanced by the tools. A sound and successful sales process has easy-to-identify steps and easy-to-replicate tactics. A successful sales professional will look for ways to scale the process to...

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How to Become a Medical Sales Rep (with No Experience)

Medical sales is a challenging and rewarding career. How rewarding? The national average salary for a medical sales rep per the MedReps 2018 Medical Sales Salary Report is just under $150,000 ($149, 544), an increase of around $2,000 from 2017. The medical sales industry is growing, which means they will always be looking for new...

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13 Sales Conferences We Suggest You Consider Attending in 2019

It’s hard to believe but (gasp!) 2019 is here. As a sales manager, it’s critical to use these last few weeks of 2018 to organize, forecast, and strategize. One key resource that you should make a priority for you and your team in the new year? Sales conferences. A well-outlined conference does more than help...

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How to Write a 30-60-90 Day Sales Plan (With Template)

Whether you want to impress a potential sales manager during a job interview or you are simply looking for a way to level up your sales game with the support of your management team, you can plan and track your development in a transparent way by creating and sharing a 30-60-90 day sales plan. In...

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4 Ways We Hit Our Q4 Number Before the Holidays

For many people, November means the kickoff of holiday festivities, quality time spent with loved ones, and the excitement of upcoming vacation days doing as little as possible while another year officially draws to a close. However, for salespeople, Q4 can be stressful. Not only are you feeling the pressure to hit (or exceed) your...

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