Category Archives: Sales Operations

August 26, 2021

Are Your Superstar Sellers Disguising Bad Management?

Question: You have two sales managers, each with 10 reps on their team. Manager 1 achieves 100% of his goal every quarter while Manager 2 achieves just 75%. Which is the better manager? The obvious answer is Manager 1, right? And because it seems so obvious, most companies will end the inquiry there. If a […]

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August 19, 2021

The Importance of Simplicity: What Einstein Can Teach Salespeople About Simplicity

Albert Einstein, arguably one of the greatest minds of all time, had a lot to say about simplicity. At VantagePoint, we agree with him. One of his famous quotes puts everything into perspective: “if you can’t say it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Throughout our history, we’ve done extensive research that led us […]

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August 12, 2021

The Importance of Simplicity: How Top-Performing Sales Manager’s Laser Focus Drives Results

All sales managers want to get it right. Just tell me the right way to manage and coach my salespeople and I’ll do it. Oh, how provocative is the fallacy of the one perfect approach. We want the magic pill, the final answer, the definitive solution. Everyone wants the secret sauce. Alas, it doesn’t exist. […]

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3 Signs Your Appetite for Forecasting Data Is Hindering Your Sales Force
August 5, 2021

3 Signs That Your Forecasting Demands Hinder Sales Productivity

As a sales leader, you put the execution of your go-to-market strategy in the hands of your sales force. The larger your sales force, the more likely it is that you are out of touch with the day-to-day realities of the front line. The further you move from the action in the field, the more […]

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July 28, 2021

World-Class Soccer Players Are Agile. So Are High-Performing Sellers

You are probably sick of sports analogies. We hear them all the time. They are old and tired. Except this one of course! I realize that Americans are crazy about football; however, the rest of the world views football as something very different. We call it soccer. Everyone else calls it football. This blog is […]

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July 22, 2021

How Olympians Become Olympians and What This Means for Salespeople

Have you ever wondered why some people get really, really good at something while others stagnate? Is it natural athleticism, or some inherent trait that makes them better? Have you ever wondered why you have been playing golf or tennis for years and have gotten to a plateau? It is very common to find recreational […]

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March 24, 2020

VantagePoint Performance Launches Pipeline Health Coaching as Virtual Instructor-led Training for Sales Managers

NORTH PALM BEACH, FLA. (PRWEB) MARCH 20, 2020 – VantagePoint Performance, the world’s only research-led agile sales coaching, consulting, and training company, announced the launch of Pipeline Health Coaching delivered as virtual instructor-led training for sales managers. Using elements from VantagePoint’s proven Pipeline Coaching Training solution (based on their best-selling book Cracking the Sales Management […]

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Pipeline Forecasting
March 6, 2020

Sales Management Code Delivered in Virtual Instructor-led Training

Late last year, Gartner shared that a top priority for companies in 2020 was sales manager effectiveness. This year, world events like COVID-19 and economic pressures are making many companies re-think their travel policies in the interest of employee safety, yet companies still need to move forward and achieve their revenue goals. For the past […]

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Why Agile Sales?
December 5, 2019

MarketingProfs and VantagePoint Announce Exclusive Strategic Alliance with One Goal: To Help Sales and Marketing Work More Collaboratively

Current VantagePoint CEO Joe Terry to lead both organizations. NORTH PALM BEACH, FLA. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 05, 2019 Marketing training and events company MarketingProfs and sales training company VantagePoint Performance announce a strategic alliance to help marketing and sales professionals work more collaboratively. The two companies are teaming up under Joe Terry, who will act as CEO […]

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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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