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Sales Management Thought Leadership:  efficient effectiveness

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In any kind of business environment, the organization that operates the most efficiently generally out performs their competition, in more challenging times a focus on efficient effectiveness must become the mantra for the day. Sales Management Thought Leadership: efficient effectiveness.

The Perfect Close

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for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. The Perfect Close. -a a book review-. 21 page corners turned over! For those past readers of this blog and my book reviews you know that is an excellent rating.

1st Quarter 2017, Are you set up for success?

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But as budget planning begins and business strategies begin to be set, it is your responsibility to be ready for 2017. What do you need to do to improve their business knowledge? Have your business objectives changed and therefore your 2017 compensation plans may need to be altered.

Sales Management End of Year Checklist

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Take our online Sales Compensation Audit to determine any weak points or check out our blog for new ideas and select Sales Compensation category. ? Is your 2017 overall Business Planning in progress ? Sales Management End of Year Checklist. .

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

a better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., or very strong indirect) correlation with tangible business outcomes their. B2B Marketing.

More Sales Less Time

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Her findings and action plans are a fresh approach to managing a salesperson’s business and personal life by creating a more productive time management plan. In my opinion it is the essence first that in today’s crazy busy sales world, there are many distractions (CRM/Social Media/Internet, sales calls….) for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. More Sales/Less Time. -A A book review-.

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Build Your 2017 Pipeline NOW!

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At this time of year it is not unusual for salespeople and sales managers to simply focused on closing business to achieve their yearly objectives, maximize their compensation plans and unfortunately drain their pipelines. Now is the Time to Build Your Pipeline for 2017.

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Ten 2017 Sales Kick-Off Meeting Ideas

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Spend time having each salesperson presents their “Business Plans” for the first half of the year. These business plans include not only forecasts but personal commitments to activity levels and professional growth. Ten 2017 Sales Kick-off Meeting Ideas. .

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July is Sales Leadership Month

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What leading indicators are business drivers? for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. July is Sales Leadership Month.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

a better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., or very strong indirect) correlation with tangible business outcomes their. B2B Marketing.

3 Magic Questions a Sales Manager Must Know

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This is critical to begin to build your “business case” for taking action. To win the business requires more than beating your competition – you need to help your prospect communicate the importance of this initiative and gain internal approval.

The One Must Do Action Step to Ensure a Great 2015

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When the salesperson truly believes in their product/services and their impact on their clients business -they will go the extra mile to win the order. HINT: This Action Plan is assuming that in December the salesperson has already completed a 6 month Salesperson Business Planning exercise.

3 Secrets to Success from John Wooden

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for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. Three Secrets to Success from John Wooden. .

Prospecting: Fill your sales pipelines now!

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For example, in the business services segment, contact rates are consistently between 25 and 40 percent. The Telephone Is the Most Powerful Sales Prospecting Tool. By Jeb Blount, author of Fanatical Prospecting.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

a better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., or very strong indirect) correlation with tangible business outcomes their. B2B Marketing.

Slammed! Sales Management Book Camp

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Sales management is one of the most rewarding jobs in business when you know what to do and how to do it. Business planning strategies. How to use Salesperson Business Plans to lead a self-managed team.

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Should Salespeople Prospect Anymore?

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In other organizations there is limited marketing of this nature with an expectation that sales will build relationships that lead to additional business opportunities. Your business type will alter what works. Should Salespeople Prospect Anymore?

Hiring High Performance Sales Teams #1 of 2

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You can’t build a business if you have a revolving door.”. for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance.

Put a Little Personality into Selling

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for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. Put a Little Personality into Selling.

Why Can’t I get an accurate forecast?

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The velocity of the sale or length of time it has been in the funnel is 90 days longer than the average velocity for your business. This happens during the weekly sales meeting, your monthly one on one business reviews and in all coaching environments, this has to be an ongoing process and not simply discussed from time to time. Do they have a Business Need ? Why can’t I get an accurate forecast?

The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need!

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Chapter 16, Business Acumen: The Ability to Understand Business Principles, explains why business acumen is the new sales acumen. At Acumen we call this Business Guidance selling and knowing business acumen separates the A performers from everyone else. for First Time Sales Managers, Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need! -a a book review.

Sales Management: The need for creativity

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Engage in hobbies: your mind must dis-engage from normal business stress, Improve sense of humor: learn to laugh, even at yourself. for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance.

Sales Management: What is your goal–today?

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Sales leadership is a constant focus on many various facets of business-it’s one of the reasons sales management is a one of the most difficult jobs in any business. for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. Sales Management: What is your goal—today? .

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Trade Shows Can Work!-new idea!

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Have your sales team invite them several weeks before the show to appear on your “business” radio podcast. Next ask your sales team, before the show, to ask the prospect for 5-7 talking points about their business. Trade Shows Can Work-new idea !

If you had it to do over again?

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In my many years of business life, the individuals who live their lives with a focus on creating a fulfilling experience are the ones that win in the end. for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance.

Emotional Sales Leadership

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for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. Emotional Sales Leadership. I was recently interviewed on a podcast based in Europe around the topic of the importance of emotional leadership.

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Hire High Performance Sales Teams # 2

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Arthur Rock, Harvard Business Review, 1987. for First Time Sales Managers, Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. Hiring High Performance Sales Teams. Follow this formula to hire sales superstars.

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7 Steps to Success for Sales Managers

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for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. 7 Steps to Success for Sales Managers. -A A book review-.

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11 Actions Sales Management Must Take Now!

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Look to your partner’s business model to determine how to capture “share of mind”, and reward them for their achievements. Second, develop detailed six-month individual salesperson business plans. 11 Actions Sales Management Must Take Now!

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7 Benefits of a Prescriptive Sales Process

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for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. 7 Benefits of a Prescriptive Sales Process. By spelling out the steps that great sales performers use intuitively, you can develop the rest of your sales staff.

One Action You Can DO to Exceed Your Quota

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for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. One Action You Can DO to Exceed Your Quota.

Build Predictable Revenue

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In recent years, organizations have gotten better at analyzing financial statements, refining manufacturing procedures, reengineering business systems and improving marketing effectiveness. Build Predictable Revenue In Your Organization. Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever!

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4 Measures to Find Out if Your Prospecting is Effective

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When email marketing, client referrals, and trade show attendance is not enough, prospecting online provides opportunities to attract new leads to your business. If not, webinars may not be the best source of new leads for your business.

Sales Leadership: Why Winners Win!

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for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. Sales Leadership Thoughts: Why Winners Win!

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Why Product Managers & Salespeople Should be Friends

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He is an Associate Partner with Acumen Management Group, a business and strategic sales management consulting firm focused on a world-wide audience. Why product managers and salespeople should be friends. In most companies, the product/service managers have limited interaction with the sale’s team except for the introduction of a new offering or at an annual customer summit. At Acumen Management, we believe that is unfortunate as there a great opportunity being missed.

Six Steps to Exceed Your Summer Quota

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Often when two executives meet to discuss business topics and get to better understand each other strategic topics come out that normally a salesperson working with IT teams are not aware of or are made available to them. Exceeding your Summer Quotas. Now is the time to act.

What is all this talk about added value?

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In a commodity business it is critical you consider value and what is really value. Step One : Forget what business you are in. Understanding your business begins, paradoxically by forgetting your product/service. What is All This Talk about Added Value?

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Sales Management & Discipline

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Re-Introduction of a 2016 salesperson business planning tool. for First Time Sales Managers , Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance. Sales Management and Discipline. Last week it happened-again. I received a call from a former client that was concerned about the status of their sales team and VP of Sales-it seems that their revenue was off more than $2M over the previous year and below their growth goal!

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Efficient Effectiveness: Sales Leadership

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In any kind of business environment, the organization that operates the most efficiently generally out performs their competition, in more challenging times a focus on efficient effectiveness must become the mantra for the day. Sales Management Thought Leadership: efficient effectiveness.