Spend 80% of Your Time on These Five Areas and Watch Your Salespeople Excel: Fifth of a Five Part Series

Performance Master: 

As long as revenue growth is the scorecard for a salesperson, you will need to be the scorekeeper. All salespeople must be held accountable to a goal. The more easily quantified it is, the better. Break the revenue goal down to a monthly, weekly or daily goal; whatever is appropriate for your business. Hold your individual salespeople accountable for their goal. If they are not meeting an acceptable level of performance, intervene, and do it quickly. Do not accept excuses from salespeople based on the economy, the market, or the competition – just hold firm and expect them […]

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Spend 80% of Your Time on These Five Areas and Watch Your Salespeople Excel: Fourth of a Five Part Series

Recruiter:  Would you know what to do if your best salesperson left? Do you have a plan to grow the team? Effective sales managers are always recruiting. Here are a couple of quick tips:  1) When you have a positive experience with a salesperson outside your company, get to know that person to determine whether there would be a fit with your company. 2) Field all the inbound sales calls to your company so you talk with a variety of salespeople calling on your company – you may find a star.  3) Use all the electronic tools available including job […]

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Spend 80% of Your Time on These Five Areas and Watch Your Salespeople Excel: Third of a Five Part Series

Mentor: 

Are you committed to the growth of your people? As their leader, you should be. Part of your role should be mentoring them to obtain their goals. Another part of your role is to help your people grow, both as salespeople and as people. As their leader, position yourself so they look up to you as a resource for their growth and development.  Get in the habit of conducting a goal-setting workshop with your salespeople every year.  This should encompass personal goals, not just company goals.  Go through the process of getting them to visualize themselves in the future.  […]

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Spend 80% of Your Time on These Five Areas and Watch Your Salespeople Excel: Second of a Five Part Series

Most sales managers spend the majority of their time doing activities that don’t really positively impact their salespeople’s success. Being pulled in many different directions, many tend to get mired down in the paperwork associated with a sales manager’s job rather than dealing with the “people side” of the job. The results come from the people, so focusing efforts on the sales people will pay off.

Motivator:  Many managers feel like salespeople should come motivated to do the job.  Unfortunately, most salespeople need help in that area. It’s the sales manager’s job to know how to motivate his/her individual team members. […]

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Spend 80% of Your Time on These Five Areas and Watch Your Salespeople Excel: First of a Five Part Series

Most sales managers spend the majority of their time doing activities that don’t really positively impact their salespeople’s success. Being pulled in many different directions, many tend to get mired down in the paperwork associated with a sales manager’s job rather than dealing with the “people side” of the job. The results come from the people, so focusing efforts on the sales people will pay off.

Coach:  Just like every baseball player has a coach, all salespeople need to have one. The coach practices with them, runs them through drills, observes their performance, and gives them feedback on how to improve. […]

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Should You Restage Your Sales Pipeline?

Here at Braveheart Sales Performance we use the tools provided by Objective Management Group in evaluating existing sales teams and also in helping client companies hire salespeople more efficiently and effectively.  The founder of Objective Management Group, Dave Kurlan, wrote a tremendous article on the sales pipeline and I would like to share it with you.

Should You Restage Your Sales Pipeline?

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Welcome!

Braveheart Selling. ..what is that really?  Braveheart is a completely fictitious word, actually.  If you look it up in the dictionary, you will not find it.  I have come up with my own definition as follows:

1: a courageous warrior; 2: one who steadfastly fights for a noble cause

So with the introduction of this Braveheart Selling Blog, I will share ideas and principles that will help sales teams become courageous selling warriors and will teach sales managers the foundation for coaching sales team to become Bravehearts.  At Braveheart Sales Performance, we utilize a very disciplined approach to understanding the sales force and […]

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