Sales contests aren’t new but they’re not going away anytime soon. In fact, competitions are becoming increasingly ingrained in a successful sales culture. Not only do they help motivate your team, they can do a lot of good for your organization beyond the competition itself, for a variety of reasons. Looking to kick off a...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
If you ask sales managers their thoughts on the purpose of coaching, many will say they use it to correct negative behaviors via real-time feedback. This results in the following type of situation: A sales rep just finished a rather tough call. As soon as he hangs up, his manager comes up to his desk...Read More
According to a 2018 report by InsideSales, sales development representatives (SDRs) ramp time has increased by 5.8% from 2017… going from an average of 4 months to 4.2 months. Inbound reps have an even harder time, with an average ramp time of 5 months. Although this difference isn’t shocking, it’s a trend that teams...Read More
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...Read More
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