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August 29, 2018 Adam Norton

Coaching Sales Reps Like Legendary Sports Coaches

This post originally appeared here in the Closers Coffee blog. As you know, there are many parallels between sales and sports. In both sales and sports, everyone is the member of a team, each member has a different role, and the entire team’s success depends on individuals giving their best. And, as with sports teams, […]

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August 20, 2018 Adam Norton

10 Things Great Sales Coaches Do – Part 2

In the first blog of this series, we discussed the first 6 characteristics of superlative sales coaches. These were great communications skills, creation of a coaching culture, recruiting the right team members, investing in their new hires, motivation in good times and bad, and requiring accountability at all levels. In this follow up, we’ll look […]

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August 17, 2018 Michelle Vazzana

Should I Stay or Should I Go? A Sales Leader’s Dilemma

In any sales manager training program, the opening moments of Day One typically include a welcoming speech by the second-line leader. Most leaders think carefully about what to say to motivate their management team to pay attention and absorb the training material, but the speech itself is not what matters. What matters most in training […]

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August 13, 2018 Michelle Vazzana

How Sales Pipeline Coaching Leads to Quota Achievement

This post originally appeared here in the Selling Power blog. One of the most important things separating great managers from their less-successful peers is how they choose to spend their time with the salespeople they manage. Sounds a little obvious, doesn’t it? But it’s not just time spent; it’s time spent engaged in meaningful pipeline […]

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July 30, 2018 Adam Norton

10 Things Great Sales Coaches Do – Part 1

Sales coaching is both an art and a science. Salespeople need sales managers to motivate them, develop their strengths, overcome their weaknesses, and guide them to victories that will define their careers. No matter how clever the sales strategies, they are only as good as the people assigned to execute them.   In this three-post […]

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July 11, 2018 Michelle Vazzana

Solving the Mystery of Successful Sales Enablement

This post originally appeared here in’s blog Quotable. There’s no question about it: Sales enablement is a difficult task that is compounded by an enormous amount of confusion. To clear the smoke and bring some much-needed clarity to this function, it’s important to take a look at what sales enablement actually is and how […]

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July 1, 2018 Adam Norton

How Do I Know If My Sales Management Team Is Any Good?

A question we frequently hear at Vantage Point is: How do I know if my sales management team is effective in its role? Sales executives know their managers are the lynchpin of sales team performance, but few have any meaningful criteria for understanding whether their managers are having a positive impact. In nearly every company […]

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