Five Factors of Elite Salespeople

Are elite salespeople born or made? After years of studying this subject, John Asher, CEO of Asher Sales Strategies, says, “Both.” He’s identified and developed five factors for sales success that can help business leaders and sales professionals grow their business.

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The Secret Formula for Achieving Market Leadership

Unless your business strategy is to be a fast-follower (an increasingly risky and dangerous strategy), you invariably have markets or market segments in which your objective is to be the Market Leader.

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4 habits to improve your client relationships

If you work with business customers – as an account manager, an owner, a consultant or a customer happiness representative – you know that great service doesn’t mean that friendliness fixes the problem. Results trump even the most friendly interactions. For business-to-business client relationships especially, customer satisfaction isn’t driven by a one-time issue resolution. Instead, it’s about forming and maintaining real, long-term relationships.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Sales Organization: Effectiveness vs. Efficiency

The sales team is the life force of every business. If it’s a healthy team, the business will thrive and grow, but if the sales team is weak and not united in their efforts, the business will without a doubt suffer in the long-term.

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Sales Bonuses Are Supposed to Motivate, So Don’t Waste Them on Easy Targets

Most companies pay salespeople a combination of a salary, a commission, and a bonus for hitting a quota, putting a portion of their pay at risk. The belief is that at-risk pay motivates salespeople to work hard and direct effort towards sales activities that encourage achievement of sales goals.

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The Real World: Marketing & Sales Alignment

This is the true story…of two organizational functions…picked to share an office (work together)…and produce results…to find out what happens…when marketing and sales stop pointing fingers…and start getting aligned…The Real World: Marketing & Sales Alignment

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7 Tactics for Ramping Up Sales Hires

Prepare your sales hires for optimum performance with these seven tips.

The faster you can ramp up new sales hires, the faster they can be out there closing deals. However, it’s not just about getting bodies on the phone to sell your product or service. Even the most talented sales hires need exposure to your target buyers, the buying cycle, product features, competitive landscape and how to overcome objections. You want to ensure that ramping up your hiring process gives sales reps everything they need to succeed.

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The Problem With Saying ‘Customer Experience Is Everyone’s Job’

Have you ever noticed if you don’t make something official and you assume someone will take care of it, it never gets done? That’s my view on customer experience. When we say “customer experience is everyone’s job,” and it’s technically not, the customer experience will get lost.

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