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The Decision Institute – Coach Manny Nowak

Sales and Leadership Development

“I think the last sales deal my new rep closed was me!” 

 

“I spent tens of thousands on these sales reps and it seems I am not getting very much back.”

 

“What are these reps doing all day?”Photo on 6-17-17 at 2.58 PM

 

Are you a frustrated business owner, entrepreneur or CEO?

Unhappy with your sales process?

Have you tried all kinds of stuff and still your sales team is not producing what you know they should be?  Why?

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First, let’s look at the cost of a sales process that is not working.

 

1/        Lost Business

            This is the most obvious one.

            Your top line is not growing and neither is your business.

 

2/        Personal Frustration

You are spending way too much time wondering what the salespeople are doing.

            You are at a loss as to what you should do next.

            This rep had so much potential when you hired them.

            They said they could and would do all these things.

            But they are not doing them.

 

3/        Wondering what you did wrong?

            What you should be doing and are not doing.

            Why this is not happening to your competitor.

 

4/        You are not getting any clear answers from the reps.0024

            Every week they tell you about what they are going to close.

            Every week you hear, “the close will come next week.”

            Every week they keep convincing you it will close soon.

            But it never seems to close.

 

5/        Money

            Cash

            You developed a payback plan for the rep.

            You developed a budget as to how you would pay for this rep.

            Now you are in the red on this deal.

 

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6/        Second guessing yourself.

            Should you be more understanding?

            You had your own frustrations selling perhaps it is OK.

            Maybe you should just hang in there.

 

7/        Lost sleep

            Your company is very important to you.

            It is like a family.

            Should you fire this person?

            They have a family as well.

 

 

Stop.

 

An effective sales process requires a sales system that has these 4 keys.

1/        Hires the right salespeople – ones that sell.

2/        Has a process that salespeople have to follow.

3/        Keeps the sales reps accountable.

            You know at any time what they are doing or not doing.

4/        Sales reps exceed their goals and your expectations.

 

Did you know at according Salesforce,

            67% of sales reps do not attain their individual quota.

 

 

If your system is not working then you need to stop and consider the following.

 

1/        Understand why it is not happening.

            What is wrong?

            What is missing?

            Find out why is it not working.

 

2/        Develop a sales strategy.

            Goals.

            What you want and how you are going to accomplish the results.

 

3/        Develop a Tactical plan.

            This is how we are going to do it.

            This is the measurement

            No excuses

            No stories

            Just results

 

4/        Implement a sales process that works

            One that will make it happen

           

5/        Exceed your expectations.

            Your expectations are not wrong; they are just not being met.

           

You are great at what you do.

 

Why  – because you are an expert

 

Sales are no different.

 

You need the expertise to make it work.

 

So why are you settling for anything less.

 

Stop

Regroup.

 

Time to redevelop your sales process into a system that works.

 

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Finding good sales people is very difficult today.

Ask almost any sales leader out there, and they will tell you it is one of their biggest problems in moving sales forward within their organization.

They cannot find good sales people.

 

However, is that the real problem?

 

You now have tests that can tell you if a person can sell.

You check the history of the candidate and find they have sold.

You check with other people, and they give them thumbs up on selling skills.

 

Still, the new rep does not work out.

Their results are nowhere near your expectations.

 

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Perhaps the problem is not there are no good sales people, but instead that:

 

1/        You have no consistently updated system defined for selling your products and services.

2/        You do not have sales people who can follow a system.

3/        You do not have sales leaders who can make sure it gets done.

 

 

What if you had a standard sales process for your company?

This is how we sell, step by step.

This is what we do and when.

This is how you handle this.

 

Defining what the sales person must do based on a history of what has worked; a consistently updated history.

 

 

A system that defines this is how we sell our product/service.

This is how we manage our sales process.

 

A detailed system that gives the sales person answers to:

their questions,

the prospect’s questions,

questions about the competition.

 

A detailed database that gives them a step by step of how to sell the product.

 

A system with a history of what has happened – both good and bad.

 

A system that learns from each sale and teaches it to the team.

 

Not an outdated sales manual, but a database which your reps add to and update every month, as a team.

 

Making it better and better.

Taking the lessons they learn and making them part of the process.

Making it easier and easier to get the results you want and so much more.

 

If you had a standard sales process, then you could take a good sales person who can learn to follow the process.

 

Who stops trying to do it their way.

Who stops thinking they know so much better.

Instead, they take what has been learned and apply it seamlessly.

They follow the system.

When they learn something new, it gets added to the system, and everyone now knows it.

 

Then, sales leaders could:

Teach them the process.

And they would generate sales.

Meeting and exceeding the expectations.

 

Kind of follows the Tony Dungy process of coaching NFL football.

Building habits that become second nature.

Consistency, persistence and knowing what to watch for and what to do.

 

It might be hard to learn, but once learned, it is totally effective.

 

As a CEO, business owner or sales leader:

 

1/        Do you have a system that keeps learning and teaching the sales team?

 

2/        Do you have sales people who can follow a system?

 

3/        Do you have sales leaders who can make sure it gets done right?

 

Are you ready to learn more about how to make this happen in your organization?

 

Reach out to me and let’s have that discussion.

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