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25 Apr 2018

Are Your Sales Reps in Their Best Roles?

By: Justin Zappulla

The NFL draft takes place this weekend, and a lot of the discussion and analysis you’ll hear about the players as they’re picked is whether not they have a proper role and fit within their new team’s system. It’s something that has an underutilized but critical parallel in sales. Although we talk a..

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18 Apr 2018

Improve the Effectiveness of Your Sales Territory Planning

By: Nick Kane

At Janek, we often witness how sales territory alignment and planning are overlooked components within sales organizations. Quite frequently they run on auto-pilot and are given little attention by sales leadership. In other words, once the sales territories are set up (often based on guesswork and..

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04 Apr 2018

5 Tips to Boost the CRM Adoption Rate Within Your Sales Organization

By: Justin Zappulla

Many sales professionals still view CRM systems (short for Customer Relationship Management) as an administrative chore or simply as a newer means to the same end. This negative view is cultivated in the minds of many sales professionals often due to poor implementation and a lack of value..

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20 Mar 2018

The Challenges of Selling to the Informed Customer

By: Justin Zappulla

It’s no secret that today’s buyers are much better informed than their counterparts just 5 or 10 years ago. Today, information is a mouse click away on the Internet and in fact, a study by Accenture revealed that a staggering 94% of B2B buyers conduct some sort of online research before making a..

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14 Mar 2018

The Sales Leader’s Guide to Setting Realistic Quotas

By: Justin Zappulla

Like staring up from the base of a mountain and imagining the peak of it, sales leaders set quotas they want their reps to reach. However, in some cases, they aim too high and above a doable target, and what results is that they don’t just get the numbers wrong, they can cause serious harm to the..

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10 Jan 2018

How to Effectively Run a Sales Contest to Motivate Your Sales Team

By: Justin Zappulla

We all know that the sales world is competitive. Those who get ahead are the ones that have a competitive fire and are willing to fight for the sale. So, what better way to promote comradery, productivity, and increase sales effectiveness than a little friendly competition?

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18 Dec 2017

Are You Maximizing All Available Sales Tools And Resources?

By: Nick Kane

Let’s face it. For about ninety-nine percent of sales professionals in America, the ability to sell – and to sell well – does not come naturally, especially in today’s marketplace. It takes hard work, dedication and a commitment to honing the craft.

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12 Dec 2017

How to Turn Sales Managers Into Great Sales Coaches

By: Nick Kane

"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment." 

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden’s quote sheds light on the importance of effective coaching, and it certainly translates well to the world of sales coaching today. Indeed, it can be a delicate task to guide and..

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08 Dec 2017

Video: How to Succeed in a Sales Management Role

By: Janek Performance Group

During the recent Sales 3.0 Conference in Las Vegas, Janek Managing Partner Justin Zappulla sat down with Selling Power founder Gerhard Gschwandtner to discuss the various challenges of effective sales management leadership. Talking points include the transition from a sales rep to a sales..

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18 Oct 2017

4 Strategies to Curb Sales Rep Turnover

By: Justin Zappulla

Sales rep retention remains a top priority for many sales organizations. Considering the sheer amount of resources it takes to onboard new talent, in terms of both cost and time, coupled with lost productivity, it makes perfect sense why. A high turnover can also have a negative impact on team..

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