The role of sales manager comes with many responsibilities. You have goals to reach, relationships to build, and accountability for an entire team of sales professionals, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. One of the most effective and often overlooked ways to be a good..
Sales Performance Blog
Welcome to the Janek Performance Group blog page.
When entering the amazing, challenging, and fulfilling world of sales, most sales professionals don't think very much about their writing abilities. Their goal is to learn the ropes, build their pipeline and start closing deals; not impressing customers with their grammar and vocabulary!
Effective onboarding of new employees should be a part of the overall business strategy for every company. It’s a challenging and crucial process that requires a lot of effort, thought and meticulous evaluation.
A well-designed onboarding strategy will reduce turnover and drive the right selling..
Effectively onboarding new salespeople can be a daunting task. Many companies tend to underestimate the importance of guidance, training, and support for their new hires, and that tends to be detrimental. Many sales professionals often don't receive the crucial tools needed for success right away...
In last week's post, we established what emotional intelligence means in relation to sales, and why it has become such a critical skill for successful sales professionals today. With that in mind, this post is aimed at providing some suggestions and guidelines to build on that foundation, and..
Emotional intelligence, or EQ (short for emotional quotient), has been a buzzword in the business world, and more specifically in sales, for several years. By definition, EQ describes the ability to recognize and regulate emotions within yourself and to recognize and respond to the emotions of..
An occupational hazard of many business owners and corporate decision makers is indecision. It takes guts to start a business. But after the business is up and running, indecision can set in. The guts might be there, but the gut reaction is missing. In other words, good instincts can be muddled by..
The word "no" can be disheartening to us in sales. Whether uttered by a prospect or a customer, it is an unfortunate word we hear more often than we would like. It can definitely be demotivating, and that negativity may even seep into overall performance.
One of the most delicate parts of the sales process surround negotiations, and the subsequent anxiety it may cause. Over the course of your sales career, how often has a customer told you that the price must be lowered by 'x' amount, or that you must provide additional concessions in order to gain..
For as long as I’ve been in the sales universe, the importance of a strong elevator pitch has always been emphasized. Mentors, managers, and colleagues that I have encountered tend to agree that constructing the right elevator pitch can be an effective tool in forging new business relationships.