Tag Archives: sales team

how can sales teams adapt during the lockdown

Covid-19 has dramatically changed the way businesses operate, almost overnight. Many companies have had to shut their doors to customers, and have their staff working from home. This means that the way companies act has had to change too. While each team will have been impacted in a unique way, sales teams are facing an […]

4 reliable tips to train your salesforce and see your sales rise

As a sales manager, training your team will significantly improve your chances of reaching your sales performance goals. A well-trained team will deliver more sales. But how do you achieve this? Let’s look at four ways to train your team. 1. Use real-life scenarios Your salesforce will face different situations during sales. They may meet […]

How to improve morale within your sales team

No matter the industry, the sales team is one of the hardest working teams within any business. Ask any salesperson what motivates them, and the answer will typically be “money”. Nobody gets into a sales role to achieve a basic salary and commission plays a huge role in ‘the win’. Sales roles are demanding, and […]

How to motivate your sales team without using money

In most cases, companies use sales commissions and quotas to motivate their sales reps. Essentially, you hit a particular target, and the company pays you an agreed sum of money. This type of motivator is extrinsic and it is a successful lever but intrinsic, non-financial motivators are important too and getting these working together is the […]

The most important sales call ever made…

…is the next one! Sounds obvious, but this flies in the face of an old sales adage: you’re only as good as your last call. Not so! While that previous call might have established or continued a positive customer relationship, this really offers no more than an ‘in’ for the next time. Why that next […]

Sales goa​l​s not working out? Here’s what might be going wrong…

Creating sales goals isn’t always an easy process, and anyone who thinks it is is probably doing something wrong. Although businesses do their best, sometimes their targets just don’t match up with reality. To avoid these common mistakes here are some tips on creating sales goals:- Not consulting stakeholders A big mistake is giving the […]

Our top 3 tips to break your sales team out of a slump

No matter how excellent your sales team may be, there will come a time when the dreaded “sales slump” strikes. Essentially a period where sales just don’t seem to be being made, a sales slump can really happen to anyone – but it’s not the end of the world. In fact, with the right help […]

Why sales commissions are important for business growth

When it’s time to analyse sales performance goals, many business owners are often intrigued by the thought of doing away with commissions and paying employees a fixed wage. Maybe it’s a rough patch in the market or the idea that salespeople are not keen on jobs where salaries can fluctuate. But whatever your reasoning may […]

Why communication is the secret to a supercharged sales team

When it comes to sales performance management, there’s, unfortunately, no such thing as a magic wand to create a motivated and effective sales team. So, what is the secret to crafting a supercharged sales team? Well, the answer may just surprise you in its simplicity: communication.  Let’s look at why improving the way you communicate […]

5 steps to establish a successful sales compensation strategy

The sales compensation plan is one of the most effective recruitment tools in the sales industry. When establishing your strategy, you need to ensure that it offers measurable benefits to your sales team, but you also need to ensure that it isn’t costing your business huge sums of cash every month. It needs to be […]