Nothing frustrates sales people, and therefore business performance, like unclear expectations. (That, and insisting that they sell a product no one needs, like the Yellow Pages). But back to expectations. Even with a clear sales strategy, indeed as part of it, business owners and executives should set clear sales goals and targets for their sales
2023 is here. As a business what’s your plan? Sales kickoffs are a proven way to, well, kick off your sales with a bang, organization-wide,. Sales Kickoffs are also called Sales Summits or Sales Conferences. A Sales Kickoff is an annually held, premier, must-attend, organizational event; even the CEO and his executive team are present.
Contrary to popular belief, what goes into your sales funnel are suspects, not prospects. Whether gotten from your marketing or sales efforts, digital (say website) or ‘analog’ (say billboard, call, or print) it doesn’t matter. You still have to separate the wheat from the chaff (meaning, qualify them). But first, what is a sales funnel,
Of hunger the Good Book says, “A labourer’s appetite works for him, his hunger drives him on.” Most sellers stop at appetite. But it’s hunger that boosts sales “What do you think of this?” I was asked.. This, was the buzz of activity outside the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) offices in Upper hill.
Sales pipeline management systems and sales administrators serve the institution, not the individual; they help in making management, not sales decisions. Sales pipeline management is a salesperson’s nemesis or ally. Pipeline management refers to a system that tracks every sale, at every stage, from initial contact with prospective buyer, all the way to its completion
Lessons from online sellers in time of COVID-19. Respect the importance of prospecting. The activities that lead to a sale offline are different from that online. Once upon a time there were two ‘stall sellers’. One had a shop right at the entrance of the building that housed them, and the other’s shop was at
It’s not the voter but the vote counter that matters… The CFO has no desire to insist that your PDQ be the one to be used. He doesn’t care. Be discerning of where the actual sale happens and sell there too. Let not your mingling with executive power cloud your judgment. Simply because the bosses
“Nairobi Women’s Hospital scandal is reminiscent of Wells Fargo. Because all the greedy bank wanted was accounts, the salespeople went into survival mode, forging customer signatures.” To begin with, what does Nairobi Women’s Hospital (NWH) have in common with Wells Fargo and Microsoft in the United States? Proof that when you run a business like
Even when a buyer comes demanding, “I want this solar panel; my neighbour told me he bought it here,” be cautious as seeing it as an open and shut sale. Customers don’t know what they want. There; I’ve said it. It therefore behoves the salesperson to show them. More accurately, guide them to what they
Whereas the CEO runs a company, the Strategic Account Manager runs the account as a project. The strategic account manager that fails to remain strategic compromises the position and therefore, account. For instance. The CEO of say, a manufacturing entity, tells his company’s bank relationship manager (RM) that he needs a personal credit card. The