What Eskimos Taught Me About Managing Sales Teams
The most effective sales teams have a unique language that only they speak. If a stranger walked into one of their sales meetings, they'd feel like an outsider at an Eskimo council. Top teams use a finite set of precise terms to describe their pipeline and where each prospect fits into it.
The Secret Way Great Companies Get Their Salespeople to Use The CRM
Our work with scalable sales teams showed us that there was a proven road map to fanatical adoption. By reverse engineering what the most productive teams were doing differently, we found a plan that you can use to bridge the same gap at your company.
Capturing Paper Leads In Your CRM
What do you do with all of those forms you collected at that big trade show? What if you have walk-in traffic at your office that results in new leads every day? In this video, I am going to show you a trick and some technology to make it easier for your team to capture that information in your CRM.
Automatic Lead Integration With Your CRM
Leads, leads, leads... give me the leads! We all know new leads light up our salespeople, but if we are sloppy about how we deliver those leads, we might be leaking opportunity as they work outside of the CRM. In this video, Jeremy shares an inexpensive tool that will automatically place your leads in your CRM for your salespeople in real time.
The One Question You Should Ask In Every Sales Process
This week’s tip is a very low tech one—1997-low tech! But it is powerful.
There is a single question that is far and above the most powerful question to ask your prospect in the sales process. I am going to show you how to make sure every sales rep on your team asks it every time.
Create a Follow-Up Content Library to Make Your Sales Team Unstoppable
No matter what you sell, or who you sell to, there are three questions that a prospect must have answered before any sale is made. If you can answer these over the course of the sales process—and reaffirm them at every step—you’ll be money.
Why Your Salespeople Should Drop That To-Do List
We top performers are known to bite off more than we can chew. If you’re like me, your to-do list can feel like crab grass taking over your otherwise peaceful yard. No matter what you do, it multiples each week. It feels untamable. I want to share a tip I discovered that allowed me to nearly eliminate my to-do list and be dramatically more productive in my sales role.
Automate Those Repetitve Tasks With Easy Buttons
I’ve added a button to my contact record view labeled “Post Meeting Follow-Up.” Pressing this button runs a script that automatically sends an email and schedules a task for me the next day. This ensures that I actually remember to take action on this account tomorrow in case I get buried before the day ends. Often, I’ll have the next steps taken care of before tomorrow, but this reminder acts as my safety net.
Use Your CRM to Identify Stuck Deals
Do people at your company compare your sales meetings to a proctologist exam? It doesn’t have to be that way. Use this one CRM report to transform your sales team’s productivity… and your relationship with them.
Did You Get My Email?
Few people realize they are sitting on a tool that will eliminate one of the greatest modern day sales frustrations. Just about every CRM on the market tracks when your sales emails are opened—and I’m not just talking about marketing email blasts, I mean each individual follow up and proposal. Let me show you in this quick video!