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Research Paper: Why 'Agile' Salespeople Outperform Challengers
March 6, 2019

Research Paper: Why ‘Agile’ Salespeople Outperform Challengers

There’s an interesting trend afoot in today’s sales organizations. For the past several years, leaders of the sales function have been told that they must implement a standardized sales methodology to drive sales force effectiveness. Of course, standardized sales methodologies come with promises of increased revenues, faster customer-conversion rates, and better onboarding of salespeople. The [...]

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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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3 Easy Steps to Build a Sales Coaching Program
January 14, 2019

3 Easy Steps to Build a Sales Coaching Program

In our first blog in this 3-part series, we shared some of the many problems that can get in the way of good sales coaching. Do not despair: None of these problems is terminal…….There is hope! You can overcome them and predictably increase the number of salespeople in your organization that make quota. All you […]

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January 11, 2019

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

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