Category: Advice for Sales Managers

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by Megan Seamans January 2, 2020

5 Reasons You Need Sales Contests in the New Year

Looking to kick off sales contests in the new year? Here are 5 benefits you can expect to see as a result of a little friendly competition.

by Megan Seamans December 17, 2019

5 Questions to Assess Your Sales Pipeline Health

Are you wondering how to best assess your sales pipeline health? Ask yourself these five questions below to get you started on painting a clear picture of where your organization stands as we get closer to Q1.

by Megan Seamans December 16, 2019

The Ultimate March Madness Sales Contest

When Dan Ceravolo ran a March Madness-themed sales contest during his first year as the director of business development and partnerships at Ringlead, his teams saw a 70 percent increase in scheduled demos from the weeks prior. The sales leader says his secret to sales motivation is in coupling it with a real world-event that

by Megan Seamans December 12, 2019

The Fatal Flaws of Sales Dashboards

Let’s be honest here: Sales dashboards don’t affect sales performance in a meaningful way. They do visualize important data. You show them to C-level executives, investors and board members. They provide a high-level view of how your organization is performing. But you can’t use that data alone to manage sales reps. Sales dashboards tell you

by Megan Seamans December 11, 2019

25 budget-friendly sales incentives for the holidays

Sales incentives can be tricky business. You want to reward your sales reps for their tremendous work, but you also don’t want to ruin your CFO’s day by going over budget. The good news is that studies show recognizing someone’s accomplishments is a better motivator than a reward with high monetary value. So your sales

by Megan Seamans December 2, 2019

10 Sales Training Tips for a Person New to Sales

In general, the average ramp-up time for salespeople is between six and nine months. This is already too long, so you need to go in with a plan before your new hire even steps into the office. Follow these 10 sales training tips below to get your new hire ready to play ball.