Why Sales Managers Struggle with Coaching
OCTOBER 11, 2016
If you’re a sales manager, you’re living proof that this is often far from the truth. Lots of companies take their top performing sales reps and turn them into sales managers at some point in their careers. These new sales managers have to then transition their role from the doer (selling products) to the teacher and coach (managing sales reps).
Product Sales Training in the Sales Enablement World
DECEMBER 13, 2016
‘Sales Enablement’ – has this hot topic caught your attention too? Wondering if it is an extended form of sales training? What is the place of product sales training in sales enablement? The renowned research firm Forrester says, Sales Enablement (SE) is a strategic and ongoing process that equips all client-facing employees.
Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan
OCTOBER 25, 2016
And then there’s the really bad surprise when you’re a product manager and you find out your company’s sales reps are misrepresenting the product you so carefully developed! When sales reps don’t have the knowledge and skills they need to sell your new products, all the time and money you spent goes down the drain. Training.
5 Ways Serious Games Can “Level Up” Your Sales Reps
JANUARY 28, 2015
Sales people live in the moment. Salespeople probably have the most single-minded focus of any role in your organization: activities that are directly linked to making a sale are top priority and everything else is just details. As an L&D professional, you know that knowledge and skills are vital to building a successful sales organization. Sales associates average over 3.5
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
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4 Steps to Sales Enablement Success Using Games
MAY 31, 2016
Sales training professionals play a critical role in their organizations. Whether an organization has highly educated reps selling complex products or sales representatives helping customers in a high turnover retail environment, sales enablement is the key to a healthy sales pipeline. And they need to quickly ramp up on new products after they are launched.
4 Tips to Improve Your Sales Teams Productivity [Infographic]
JUNE 30, 2016
It is well known that revenue of any organization weighs on the shoulders of the sales department. Despite of effective sales skills training or product training, there might always be rooms for improvement. Here are 4 tips you can use to improve your sales teams productivity such as shortening the on boarding time, ensuring marketing collateral is utilized well and much more.
3 ways Custom Elearning can Improve Retail Sales Training
APRIL 5, 2016
In today’s retail marketplace, the most successful sales representatives are educators. Their sales skills are built around a deep knowledge of product and service offerings. It’s this understanding that transforms retail sales roles from simply selling products, to providing transformational customer experiences. Increase Sales Performance.
3 Questions that Keep Product Managers Up at Night
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Product managers are passionate people. They are passionate about the products they create and the problems they solve for their customers. Product managers spend thousands of hours researching, testing and developing their products before its time to commercialize. The sales team has goals of its own, and they may not always align. This disconnect is frustrating!
Competencies aren’t Enough: How to Help Sales Reps Win
JULY 19, 2016
Early this year, I attended a conference for medical device sales training professionals. I expected to hear about innovative ways organizations are training their reps, reinforcing value statements and sustaining training after product launch events. Having the right competency model in place is critical for sales reps and account managers. products with new accounts.
7 Online Sales Training Tips To Help Your Sales Team Seal The Deal
MAY 19, 2016
Help Your Sales Team Seal The Deal Using 7 Online Sales Training Tips. Every employee is a valuable member of the team, but your sales staff are the ones who ultimately rake in the profits. In this article, I’ll share 7 online sales training tips that can help your sales team seal the deal. Highlight every step of the sales process.
4 Ways to Assess the Product Knowledge of Your Sales Team
JUNE 20, 2016
According to ASTD State of Sales Training report, product training is the most frequently delivered training to sales people. A Training Industry survey also reveals that most of the sales training received by sales people is about the product. Sales Simulations. Consider you want to assess the how well a sales rep can counter a competitor’s product.
Accelerate Your Company’s Sales Strategy
JULY 28, 2016
Sales managers and leaders are responsible for not only setting sales strategy, but for communicating, enabling and supporting that strategy to accelerate pipeline growth, account penetration, accelerated win-rates, and bigger deal sizes. Pursuing such sales results and business outcomes requires a cross-functional approach. Strategy sales sales leadership team strategy
9 Product Knowledge M-learning Delivery Formats for Sales Teams
MARCH 12, 2017
It is a well-known fact that products are the lifeline of companies, and sales reps need to be equipped with good knowledge of products. Salespeople, who are trained well on products, can communicate their value proposition effectively, and needless to say, close deals better. Online learning nuggets are very useful to close the product knowledge gaps of your sales reps.
How to solve the three biggest problems with sales enablement
NOVEMBER 26, 2015
Sales teams are more distracted and busier than ever, yet the organizations they work for have largely kept their training strategies the same, with the majority of training resources earmarked for formal learning and event-based training. Many sales teams struggle with a similar set of challenges: They’re uninspired. Docebo Product & News ELELWhy is that?
Squeezing More Out of Sales With Three Simple Words
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Maybe they want a new feature, or better delivery time, or a customized product. What you really want to do is guide the sales conversation toward an agreement that’s a win for both parties. Seems like the sale is made, right? If you are a sales manager or other executive in charge of a sales team, you may also want to try introducing your team to this method. If you sign up for a trial of Thinkzoom , you’ll have free access to the video, plus many more on sales processes and tips. Sales but if no salesWhy not accommodate them?
Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
We often support clients with complex products to bring to market. The training that supports these product launches is always a multi-faceted collection of learning solutions that must meet the needs of several different learner groups. For product launch training to drive desired knowledge and skills acquisition, it must be carefully designed and implemented.
4 Ways to Supercharge Your Sales Managers
JULY 26, 2016
New sales enablement products and platforms seem to pop out of the woodwork every day. They all promise essentially the same things: that they will help sales reps articulate value, stay on message, close more deals and stick around longer. But what about sales managers? A great sales manager can be the difference between a high performing rep staying or going.
Your Product Launch Training Questions Answered
MARCH 31, 2015
A few weeks ago, several hundred people joined Leanne Batchelder and myself for a webinar on product launch training. Hosted through Training Magazine Network, the session is called Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: How a Curriculum Drives Success. Clearly, product launch training is a high-priority issue in many organizations. What about customer training?
Building Trust in Sales: The Doctor is in… and Listening
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
Consider: The vast majority of sales and marketing literature discusses problem solving; most modern companies call their products and services solutions. [.]. The post Building Trust in Sales: The Doctor is in… and Listening appeared first on. eLearning Performance Improvement Sales TrainingReally, the title says it all. People buy from people they trust. And building trust means being willing to listen as much as anything else. Why are we writing about something so obvious?
Introducing a New Sales Opportunities System
MAY 17, 2016
Today we’re really excited to announce the general availability of our Opportunities system, designed to help training companies manage their sales and ordering processes. As we’ve grown, we’ve attracted more and more large training companies with sizeable sales teams using complex workflows to sell their products and services. All Product UpdatesThese customers Read More.
5 Ways To Effectively Teach Soft Skills To Your Sales Team [Infographic]
MAY 16, 2016
We all know that the best sales people have the “it” factor that no one seems to be able to describe. Sales managers wish they could clone this person’s hard to train skill set, and many try to by creating training initiatives. Unfortunately, most sales training programs are missing an important focus. We aren’t robots!
Product Launch Training Template (Free Download)
JULY 8, 2015
If you have spent much time developing training to support product launches, you know that the need extends far beyond a single launch meeting. For sales reps to be successful, you need a plan before and after the launch meeting that teaches and reinforces key knowledge and skills. This is why we frequently design product launch curriculums using a three-phased approach.
How Gamification Amplifies Your Sales Training
JUNE 27, 2016
One industry where gamification is most effective is corporate sales training. With gamification, you can create a realistic job environment in your online sales training. For instance, you can have a game where you simulate a sales meet with a hard to convince client. This helps them manage real sales encounters effectively. Training Solutions Sales Training
Can Elearning Improve Productivity?
AUGUST 19, 2014
One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity. Not to forget the happier sales employees who don’t have to spend their energies running around the here and there. Email *.
Instructional Designers and Product Managers – Traversing The Common Trail
AUGUST 14, 2015
I have been working as a Product Manager with Raptivity for the last 5 years. My favourite moments of this journey have been whenever I have talked to any of our customers and seen how they used Raptivity, how they visualized the product to be used, how they mapped hundreds of Raptivity interactions into various phases of eLearning course development and so on.
5 Tips to Effectively Reinforce Your New Product Knowledge Training
JUNE 22, 2016
Even though you have an outstanding sales force and extraordinary marketing team, without effectively training your sales team, your new product launch may not be successful. So, for a successful launch, especially for B2B organizations, product training should be initiated long before the launch stage of the product. Product Training Mobile Apps.
How “associate-first” learning drives more sales and satisfaction
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
How “associate-first” learning drives more sales and satisfaction was at the heart of the webinar we hosted earlier this week in partnership with Chain Store Age, In case you missed it, it’s a must-see for anyone who is on the store operations side or responsible for training store associates. loseyourmarbles.co. A smart store needs smart associates.
Is Your Sales Enablement Sustainable?
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Most sales training professionals will tell you they are working within a “new normal” these days. The products they must train reps how to sell grow increasingly complicated. The end goal of sales training should be to equip sales reps to be a trusted advocate for their customers. It also demands a lot from the trainers who must prepare sales reps to sell.
Reinforcement Training: Make your Sales Training Count
OCTOBER 18, 2016
While we all appreciate training for what it is and what it offers our salesforce, basic sales skills need to be constantly brushed up. Did you know that participants in sales training forget half of what is taught to them within 5 weeks? Increase sales effectiveness. Help better sales strategies. Enable sales teams make better decisions. Yes, it can be!
Designing a Product Launch Curriculum
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
This is an excerpt from Nancy Harkness’ new white paper, Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success. Here is a section on designing product launch curriculums: Designing the curriculum. Every launch curriculum is different, and has different needs based on what learners currently know, what the product is, etc. Prelaunch training. Launch meeting. Tools.
Online Product Training for Sales Reps – An E-learning Expert’s Insights
OCTOBER 10, 2016
Product knowledge is essential for sales people to make the right pitch. With sales people handling multiple products in the product line, you need to ensure they make the right pitch based on the customer’s requirements. The online learning medium is ideal to train your sales folk on products. Most B2B products are quite complex. Absolutely!
Technology-enabled Learning to Assess Product Knowledge [Infographic]
JULY 7, 2016
When it comes to assessing the product knowledge of the sales reps, assessments help training managers realize knowledge gaps if any, update the training courses, take measures to improve workforce performance, and much more. Training Solutions Sales TrainingAssessments form a crucial part of any training process. Hope you like this post. Do share your views!
3 Ways Technology Helps Modern Sales Teams Sell More, Better
JANUARY 28, 2016
New trends in technology have the sales industry working more efficiently than ever. This combination of powerful tools converges to transform the sales process , enabling your team to access timely information, get the latest updates on your products, and conduct smooth dialogue with your prospects without pausing to find answers. The world of sales is more competitive than ever, and only companies who arm their teams with the “new normal” in technology will continue to succeed and profit. #1: 1: Modern sales teams have what they need, when they need it.
Why Microlearning Is the Best Way to Train Sales Teams
MARCH 15, 2016
It takes technical expertise and fine-tuned people skills to translate product specs into persuasive value. L&D can help accelerate the learning curve by delivering sales training in a format that’s highly effective in a short amount of time. Here’s why your sales team needs microlearning: Speedy onboarding ensures faster ramp-up time. Accurate data helps forecasting.
4 Proven Tips for Successful Sales Coaching
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Does soaring number of unqualified leads, missed sales targets, and lost opportunities result in sleepless nights? Tip #1: Focus on sales actions and not sales goals. Many a time, sales coaches get lost in the “maze of numbers” They often focus on the sales goals, neglecting the fundamental aspect – how the salesperson executes the sale.