December 6, 2018 Michelle Vazzana

Sales Enablement Confusion: How to Cut through the Noise

Sales enablement is growing rapidly as a discipline, and so is the number of solution providers. How is a sales enablement professional supposed to make informed choices? Where does one look to find answers? Those are important questions – and, yet, there is a question that must be answered before any meaningful improvement effort can […]

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November 30, 2018 Michelle Vazzana

How High-Performing Sales Managers Crush Their Quota

This article originally appeared here in’s Quotable blog. Is the sky falling? You bet. And it is about to land on your head unless you figure out how to stop it. Why the dire projection? Data, lots of it. All pointing to the steady decline of salespeople hitting quota. In our global study of […]

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November 12, 2018 Michelle Vazzana

Better Sales Management: The Current State of Sales Manager Training with 4 Lessons from Research

Organizations are rapidly coming to the same conclusion: sales managers are the key lever in driving improvement in sales. Whether a company targets higher market share, better account penetration, or some important outcome, sales managers are the principal mechanism for success. The key question is, “how do we best equip those all-important sales managers to […]

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November 2, 2018 Adam Norton

Video: How Does the Sales Management Code Create a Culture of Coaching?

Coaching is one of those things that gets a bad rap. VantagePoint is in the business of turning that bad rap into good revenue growth by helping managers fill in the details of what to coach, when to coach, and why. Enjoy this video from VantagePoint’s Trish Derman.  

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October 22, 2018 Adam Norton

Video: What Are Some Surprising Findings from the Research In Your Book Crushing Quota?

We have conversations with clients often, and some of the things we share render them speechless. For instance, the best sales managers actually coach for fewer hours than their peers, but those hours are rich, meaningful, and help their team focus more effectively. Watch Vantage Point CEO Michelle Vazzana as she discusses insights from her […]

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October 11, 2018 Adam Norton

10 Things Great Sales Coaches Do – Part 3

In part one and part two of this series on sales coaching, we discussed the first 8 characteristics that make sales managers great sales coaches.  We’ll conclude here with an examination of why good coaches/managers continually teach, and how they teach their teams to be flexible and agile using the FUSE method. Characteristic # 9: […]

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October 4, 2018 Adam Norton

Video: What’s the Best Sales Methodology?

Vantage Point’s Video of the Week! Are you looking for sales training or sales manager training? Trying to evaluate your options? Choose the most innovative sales training company, Vantage Point. We get asked this all the time….What is the best sales methodology? Stop the one-size-fits-all approach. Our research shows that the best sellers are able […]

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September 28, 2018 Adam Norton

Video: Global Training: Challenges and Solutions

Are you looking for sales training or sales manager training? Trying to evaluate your options? Choose the most innovative sales training company, Vantage Point. How do we train globally? Global training is complicated with cultural differences, language issues and much more. Vantage Point has delivered training programs in over 15 countries, so we know what […]

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