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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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07 Mar 2018

4 Solutions For Sales Reps Who Resist Coaching

By: Nick Kane

Most athletes would agree that training produces better results with a good coach at the helm. An expert neutral outsider can spot missteps and provide motivation to enable top-flight results. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who has won five Super Bowl rings, for example, credits coach..

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07 Feb 2018

Hiring New Sales Staff: 5 Common Mistakes (and Simple Solutions)

By: Justin Zappulla

If you're finding it difficult and expensive to hire great salespeople for your organization, you're not alone. A tight labor market, featuring a low unemployment rate of 4.1% as of January 2018, means it's more challenging than ever to find great talent. It's more expensive, too. According to a..

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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 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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07 Aug 2017

Onboarding Sales Talent The Right Way: HR and Training's Perspective

By: Nick Kane

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..

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02 Aug 2017

Onboarding Sales Talent The Right Way: The Sales Manager’s Perspective

By: Justin Zappulla

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...

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06 Jun 2017

Why Effective Sales Talent Onboarding is a Team Effort

By: Justin Zappulla

Do you remember the first person who talked to you about the importance of teamwork? Was it a parent? A coach? A teacher? Whoever it was, it’s probably safe to assume that the same principles were shared with them at a young age. Teamwork is a common thread that weaves its way throughout our lives,..

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24 Apr 2017

On the Importance of Creating a Collaborative Sales Culture

By: Justin Zappulla

You may recall the scene in the movie “Glengarry Glen Ross” when Alec Baldwin’s character explains what’s at stake in a sales contest: First prize is a Cadillac, second prize is a set of steak knives; third prize means … well if you haven’t seen this movie, it’s time to get on Netflix! To many of..

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10 Apr 2017

4 Tips on How You Can Nail Your Next Sales Job Interview

By: Justin Zappulla

A career in sales is something special. For the right person, a job in sales is a constantly evolving challenge and a great opportunity for growth, both on an individual and financial level. If you're reading this then you are probably already in sales or are eyeing a move into the sales field...

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