A proper sales assessment is something all good hiring managers should have in their arsenal. It helps level the playing field, lower the cost associated with a bad hire, helps to avoid the bias hire, and brings in stronger candidates overall. What more could you possibly want?
Sales managers problems are the problems that most face sales managers face each and every day. In other words, the ‘stuff’ that gets you in trouble. So, what exactly are those problems? And what can you do about it? Today on The Funnel we talk about the most common sales managers problems and how to stop the cycle in its tracks.
Although it may seem like it would be obvious when a sales rep is about to leave, you’d be surprised how many managers say they never saw it coming. That’s because they were not paying attention to the little things, the small changes, and the patterns even the top tier sales reps display when they are about to leave.
Proper sales territory management is essential to revenue growth. Whether you are a sales manager or a sales rep understanding how to properly manage those territories is both important and necessary. Today on the funnel we talk about the overall perspective of territory management, then look at it from a sales management point of view, and a sales reps point of view.
If you’re in sales, you should sales proposals like the back of your hand. But have you ever considered the possibility that it may be time to rethink the sales proposal? Who are you proposing to? What is the sales proposal? Today on the Funnel we discuss the vision and the outcome of the perfect sales proposal and how to move forward with your next steps.
We already know it’s difficult to hit or exceed our numbers on an annual, quarterly, monthly, basis without driving new business. The company wants to make more money, the company wants you to sell more. But what about driving new business or hunting for new business? That’s where a prospecting plan comes in.
Are your sales reps saying ‘my inbound leads suck!’ but the agency is saying otherwise? What’s the truth? And how do you expect to fix it? Today on the Funnel we talk about how to make the most of your inbound leads, even if your sales reps think they ‘suck’.
If you work in sales you know that presenting proposals too early in the sales process is bad. As a sales manager, it’s your job to discover if your sales reps are making this vital mistake, and figuring out how to fix it. Because even if it may not seem like it, I guarantee you if you start peeling back the layers you’re going to find more than a few reps proposing earlier in the process than they should.
What I mean by new sales manager is a sales manager that is new to the company. And the “new” sales managers number one priority should be recruiting. Becuase 9 times out of 10 when you are being pulled into this situation, there is a reason for it. It’s not just that somebody left, it is because something isn’t right. Even if the previous manager left for a better opportunity, as the new sales manager there are still some things that need to change.
Having good follow up is the best way to get business in the sales world. As a sales manager, one of the biggest questions surrounding this topic is: Do your sales reps follow up enough? If the answer to that question is no, why? And what can you do about it?