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Enabling Sales Managers to Become Better Coaches

Allego

In a recent post , we examined several disconnects between sales managers and reps regarding the quality and impact of managers’ coaching. Coaching Substance and Style. In other words, is the cause of some reps’ dissatisfaction attributable to coaching substance and style?

47 books sales teams should have on their shelves

TalentLMS

And what kind of sales training can you deliver to your team that won’t waste their time? We scoured the internet, followed up on Amazon and Goodreads, and collected the most often mentioned, highly-rated, and most popular books on sales. New releases in 2019.

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4 Steps to Deliver Quality Sales Coaching

Allego

When a sales force isn’t hitting its targets, sales leaders often hold all-hands ‘triage’ meetings, looking for ways to improve results. These usually include an impassioned speech or animated discussion with the hope of bringing the team out of their collective funk.

Don’t Assume Sales Managers Know How to Coach

Allego

Behind every good salesperson is an effective sales manager who mentors, coaches and supports – that’s the goal, anyway. The Challenge of Providing Good Coaching. It’s not just soft and hard skills sales managers might need help with. What Kind of Coach Are You?

The Best Learning Methodologies for Developing Elite Sales Leaders

Speaker: Steven Rosen MBA, Author, Executive Coach, Speaker and Top 50 Sales Influencer

It is well recognised that the frontline sales managers are the key to driving performance in sales organizations. If you had to choose between investing in sales manager training vs sales rep training what would you do? Why traditional sales leadership training fails.

“Managers Think They’re Good at Coaching. They’re Not.” according to Harvard Business Review

Allego

Trenton Milner is the general manager of the International Centre for Leadership Coaching. Are you successful at coaching your employees? Many managers tend to think they’re coaching when they’re actually just telling their employees what to do.

6 Do’s and Don’ts for More Effective Sales Coaching

Allego

The following is a post by Scott Van Almen, Life Sciences Sales Director at Allego. Further, a third of managers and reps also disagreed about whether the coaching has an impact on sales results. Most managers aren’t natural-born coaches. Coaching & Feedback

Creating an Effective Sales Coaching Program

Zunos

Why is sales coaching important? You can have the best product in the world, but if your frontline sales teams do not know how to get that product from the shelf into the hands of your customers, you’re in trouble. When your sales people win, your whole company wins. Learning Sales Enablement coaching Training and Development

5 Ways Mobile Learning Helps You Connect with Your Remote Sales Team

Litmos

Sales is no exception; FlexJobs’ list of the most popular work-at-home jobs includes sales representatives, business development managers, account managers and executives, and territory sales managers. . Managing a remote sales team has its perks.

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3 Keys to Coaching the Coach

Allego

Research shows that boosting the effectiveness of your front line sales managers’ coaching is the single biggest driver of higher win rates, yet over a third of managers we recently surveyed felt they don’t do enough of it. Even worse, a third of managers and reps also disagreed about whether the coaching is of even high enough quality to improve sales results. I’m Mary Charles, the Director of Sales Enablement at Allego.

5 Reasons You Need a Coaching Culture in 2019

Cylient

As you ponder what’s ahead in 2019 for you and your organization, what comes to mind? Rather than fearing change, let 2019 be the year that you prepare yourself and your organization to greet change as an opportunity to learn, reinvent and thrive by instilling a coaching culture.

Finally! A Brain-Based Consultative Sales Program

Learningtogo

Consultative Sales Certification (CSC) is not about testing in the traditional sense. Instead, we focus on developing sales capability and performance that is based on neuroscience and customized for your team. THE CONSULTATIVE SALES MODEL. Consultative Sales Certification is based on extensive research of top-performing sales professionals in many different industries. Consultative Sales Planner (PDF). Application exercises with coaching feedback.

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Evaluating Sales Training Programs

Unboxed

The success of your company can largely depend on your choice in sales training. It can feel overwhelming, so treat this post as your roadmap to helping your sales team deliver. The more accessible a sales training program is, the more involved your team will be.

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The Big Share: A Q&A with CloudShare’s Sheila Aharoni on Building a Powerful Sales Team

Cloudshare

We’ll kick it off with one of our own, VP of global sales, Sheila Aharoni. Before bringing her wisdom to CloudShare , Sheila successfully led sales teams in seven distinct industries. We caught up with Sheila to learn her secrets for sales team success.

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The Best Showpad Alternatives for Sales Training and Development

Continu

Showpad is a popular sales enablement and marketing platform for sales teams—but is it the best option for your business? If you’re considering investing in a learning management system (LMS) or another sales enablement tool, it’s worth taking a look at some Showpad alternatives.

Managers and Reps Disagree On Value of Current Coaching Efforts

Allego

Sales coaching is a hot topic these days. Everyone wants to coach–and do it well–but Allego’s “State of Coaching 2019” survey uncovered a major disconnect between how sales managers and reps view the quality and impact sales coaching.

8 Ways to Enhance Sales Enablement Strategy with a Mobile-First Approach

Kitaboo

Being a sales executive is not an easy job. Sales reps are expected to always be on the move, find potential prospects, keep interacting with them and build a rapport, and add to that the tremendous pressure of chasing leads and converting them to clients.

How to Build and Execute an Effective Coaching Program

KnowledgeAnywhere

With all of the training and development tools out there, it is easy to forget that one of the most effective tools we have is the ability to coach. Adding coaching into your current training and development program can have many benefits. How to build an effective coaching program.

5 Ways to Boost the ROI of Your Sales Training

Allego

Every organization seeks a healthy return on its investments, but when it comes to boosting or even measuring the ROI of sales training, things can get tricky. If the value is likely to produce an additional $100K in sales on a $250K investment, then the training obviously makes little sense.

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A Medical Device Maker Turns Budget Cuts into Better Sales Training Using Allego

Allego

Less may be more in fields like architecture and design, but in sales training, less money translates into fewer services and smaller (overworked) staffs. But when the sales training team at one medical device maker was facing budget cuts, they decided to respond differently.

Modern Learning Methods Help Sales Leaders Control the Controllables

Allego

Sales leaders have little or no control over what their competitors are doing, or when their reps will gain access to key decision-makers (if they’re even able to do so in the first place). However, they can control how their sales team pitches their products and responds to customer concerns.

Mobile Video Sales Certifications Open Doors for Pharmaceutical Companies [Case Study]

Allego

The Vice President of Sales at a global pharmaceutical company needed to certify the sales force on a new indication (read: usage) for one of the company’s drugs. We told each manager to take the very best video–only one–and send it to everybody else on his or her team.

Use Your LMS For Better Employee Coaching In The Workplace

KnowledgeAnywhere

There are two main challenges that often keep managers from spending more of their time coaching. Most managers report that the number one challenge they face when trying to coach is a lack of time. That said, managers who see the value in coaching will always find the time to coach.

A Medical Device Maker Turns Budget Cuts into Better Sales Training Using Sales Readiness Technology (Pt. II)

Allego

When the sales training team at one medical device maker was facing budget cuts, they decided to move forward instead of scaling back. Once upon a time, the team thought the existing program was “awesome.”

5 Steps to Successful Product Training Onboarding for Sales Reps

KnowledgeAnywhere

According to a 2018 study, produced by the Sales Management Association, 62% of businesses consider their onboarding process to be ineffective. Greater job satisfaction: A successful onboarding process should leave your team members feeling 100% confident in their abilities.

3 Digital Product Training Strategies to Improve Sales

KnowledgeAnywhere

People expect sales reps to have a deep level of understanding and perspective on their products, company, and industry to make comparisons and add value. This shift in focus for sales teams means that training is more important than ever. Virtual Coaching.

3 Reasons Why Your Sales Training Fails To Produce ROI

Allego

Today’s sales training and enablement professionals can’t afford to be dismissive of ROI: if your sales training and coaching programs aren’t generating tangible results – in terms of higher revenues, faster ramp-up, shorter sales cycles, etc. –

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Free L&D webinars for September 2019

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: How the Workforce Learns 2019 (Free for ATD members) The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world.

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Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Secret New PowerPoint Stuff in Office 365 See all the amazing things you can now do with PowerPoint to bring your presentations, elearning, and other content to life, by telling visual stories in an engaging and interactive way.

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Free L&D webinars for August 2019

Limestone Learning

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: gomo Authoring: Authoring technology for Modern Learning Design Today’s modern learner demands specific requirements when it comes to skill development. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Interact & Engage!

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Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

Monday, June 3, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Best of TK: Trends in Virtual Training: Are You Ready? You’ll leave this session with tangible ideas that can be immediately applied to help keep you and your organization ready for virtual training in 2019 and beyond!

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Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Customer Service Training Discussion with Lisa Crockett and Host Kristen Hayden Safdie Join EngageTHEM.org Founder, Lisa Crockett and Host Kristen Hayden Safide, as they discuss customer service training—with a bonus discussion about developing a portfolio.

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The One Thing Your Sales Training is Missing

Zunos

Take your training to the next level with sales gamification. Traditional sales training is often outdated, boring and ineffective. Motivating sales teams to show up and be their best day after day takes time, energy and creativity from managers. Neither are easy tasks when your organization lacks the proper tools to train and motivate your sales teams. Learning coaching Training and Development

Is the Demo Dead? Four Sales Engineering Experts Weigh In [eBook]

Cloudshare

In this case, the “one thing” was a webinar we conducted with sales engineering expert and author John Care. John presented valuable insights on the changing role of the sales engineer. If you missed it, you can watch The 2024 Sales Engineer webinar with John Care here.

Career Advice from the Pros: Starting a Sales Career in 2020? Do This

Sales Hacker Training

Sales development representative roles have grown 5.7X since 2012, according to LinkedIn’s State of Sales report. That’s a lot of new people entering sales! How do you jump-start your sales career and fast-track success? Smart Career Advice from 17 Sales Pros.

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Free L&D webinars for November 2019

Limestone Learning

Friday, November 1, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Copyright: Guard Your Goldmine – Protecting What You Create The original works you create — your intellectual property — are your goldmine. The reality is, restructuring your team might be one of the most rewarding things you do in your career.

4 Key Sales Training and Enablement Features Your Learning Management System is Lacking (And What to Use Instead)

Content Raven

In today’s competitive sales environment, up-to-date and engaging sales training, information, and coaching is more important than ever.