Category Archives: Sales Management

The Real Scoop on the Best Sales Methodology
December 3, 2019

Actionable Advice from the Sales Enablement Analytics Report

The Sales Enablement Analytics Report 2019, jointly conducted by Sales Enablement PRO and the Sales Enablement Society, dives into effective strategies for measuring sales enablement success in the areas of performance, proficiency, and productivity. We at VantagePoint Performance reviewed the study and have identified three key insights, which we will further discuss in this blog: [...]

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Solving the Mystery of Successful Sales Enablement
October 31, 2019

Improving Frontline Sales Manager Effectiveness: Developing and Arming Managers for Seller Success

One main theme of the Gartner CSO & Sales Leader Conference was improving frontline sales manager effectiveness. A recent Gartner study showed that sales managers are the key to seller productivity, and development of frontline managers was the preferred driver for improving it by 33% of participants.  Gartner further identified the three areas where sales [...]

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Research Paper: The Significant Cost of an Underperforming Sales Manager
July 9, 2019

Research Paper: The Significant Cost of an Underperforming Sales Manager

When organizations experience a sales performance problem – and most do – they look to one of two places for the solution: their sales processes or their sales methodology. The underlying idea is that improving process or methodology to create consistent sales execution will solve the sales performance problem. This has been the common approach [...]

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How To Get More Sellers To Quota? Coach To Activities!
March 25, 2019

How To Get More Sellers To Quota? Coach To Activities!

This post originally appeared here on the McGraw Hill business blog. We know from our research that effective sales coaching involves three critical steps. The first step is to create clarity and tasks for your salespeople by making the link between sales results, sales objectives (or KPIs) and sales activities. The second important step is […]

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Crush Sales Quota
March 6, 2019

SMA Webinar: How Top Performing Sales Managers Crush Their Quota’s

In this webinar from the Sales Management Association, Michelle Vazzana, PhD shares the research from VantagePoint’s best-selling book Crushing Quota. In this webinar you will learn: Some shocking trends and the reasons behind them Lessons from other industries Mistakes sales keeps making What happens when you get this right.     To learn more about […]

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Operationalize Sales Enablement With 6 High-Impact Activities
January 23, 2019

Operationalize Sales Enablement With 6 High-Impact Activities

First published in Training Industry’s “Expert Opinions on Sales Enablement.” Sales enablement is a nebulous, often undefined term. Since no single definition of sales enablement exists, companies and industry organizations are defining sales enablement on their own terms. One example is Forrester’s definition: “a strategic, ongoing process that equips all client-facing employees with the ability […]

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January 11, 2019

Training Magazine Article: What Did We Learn From 25,000 Sales Managers

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VantagePoint Video Sales Insights
January 8, 2019

Video: How is Training Sales Managers Different from Training Salespeople?

VantagePoint is not the normal one-size-fits-all company. How do we handle training different people in sales roles? Find out in this week’s Video of the Week from Vantage Point’s Trish Derman.

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VantagePoint Video Sales Insights
December 28, 2018

Video: How is VantagePoint Different Than Our Competitors?

Our coaching approach helps managers do 3 critical things….what are they? Enjoy this week’s Video of the Week from VantagePoint’s Michelle Vazzana.  

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LinkedIn Blog Article
December 26, 2018

LinkedIn Article: 22 Expert Sales Management Tips for 8 Make-or-Break Situations

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