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What I Specifically Do To Keep Motivated

“It’s a numbers game. Keep churning the activity” says your Sales Manager. That’s easy for him to say, he’s not the one who is 50% of quota for this quarter and he’s not the one who has received more “no’s” than an ugly guy at a Miss World Competition! Keeping and staying motivated is a key ingredient for your success…

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The Last Call Of The Day – Why It Is So Important

What’s the best part of the day for you? Be honest! Some answer that question with ‘the call where I get an expected yes!’ or ‘the time where I have the time to catch up on important things’. Others will say ‘the time when I pack up and go home to the people who are most important to me’ and…

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3 Powerful Sales Coaching Tips

You know the feeling. It seems that after all of the training, the teaching, the sales contests, rewards and prize money; still there are too many on your sales team who routinely turn in lacklustre performances and barley survive. Sales contests, incentive prize money and recognition will cost you a bundle, and if it does not provide a significant return…

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Do Not Take Your Best Sales People For Granted

Ok, when the sales person started with your firm, you thought that he or she was a prodigy. You then invested the time and money to get the sales rookie up to speed. You eventually established difficult, yet achievable goals and quotas. A Big Deal Finally, the sales person began to hit the mark. The first few times that happened,…

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Level The Playing Field For A Great Sales Contest

It is easy to spend a small fortune on sales contests and incentive programs designed to motivate, stimulate and reinvigorate the sales team. However, you may have found that such programs meant to motive, can end up having the reverse affect and deflate, berate and de-motivate instead. Sometimes the problem is not the structure of the contest in itself, but…

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Use Sales Activity To Keep Enthusiasm High

As economic conditions begin to rebound and more sales opportunities arise, it may be time to reinvigorate your sales team. Below are two ways to help you motivate the sales team for a new charge. Use this new modern approach to reignite that old-fashioned fire! A New Approach to Goal Setting Ok, you set the same standard monthly sales goals,…

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4 Powerful Sales Coaching Tips

I will make this short and sweet. Add these four golden rules to your daily management style and you will be a more effective sales coach. Depending on what you do, and your business structure, some of these may not apply exactly to your situation. However, you will get the idea. #1 – Lead By Example The old commanding, “Do as…

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In Sales Management, The Time To Motivate, Is Not Always The Time To Educate

As a sales manager, director or other frontline supervisor of a sales team, you will often have to help sales people correct mistakes. There are times when you absolutely must teach, correct, fix, train or rectify problems and sometimes you will have to reprimand or take disciplinary action. However, there are some times when you must hold back on the…

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Motivate For SHOW, Manage For DOUGH

As a sales manager, director or otherwise, frontline supervisor of a sales team, you have many challenges. Motivating the crew to do their best is usually the primary goal and the area where most sales managers spend their time. However, in motivating the team, it is easy to overlook the individual sales person. After a time, you can find yourself…

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How To Inspire Sales People To Do Their Best

The sales team works hard. Most put in long hours, study diligently and follow the plan. However, are all doing as well as they can? Are all of your sales people actually working as hard, trying has much and giving it all they have? In short, are they doing their very best? Below are some effective ways to help you…

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