Ok, I admit, this is a bit of a rant…I HATE inaccurate sales forecasts..I mean really, it’s not that tough to produce an accurate sales forecast yet few sales people rate this as high on their list of things to do. I think it’s one of the most important things a sales person has to… Continue reading Let’s Play Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Call it a Sales Forecast
You may be the kind of Sales Leader who loves sales meetings, or you may find they cause you more confusion than clarity, create more disappointment than hope…so in answer to a query that came in last week, here are a few hints and tips about running a solid sales meeting where you get clarity and sanity. You… Continue reading What is Poor Sales Forecasting Costing You?
It’s coming up to the end of the sales month – are your sales team still selling value or are they selling discounts??? Yeah, we all know it shouldn’t happen, but it does. Robbing next months sales orders to make good on this months sales forecast and target is bad housekeeping at best – it’s… Continue reading Ok Sales Team – It’s Month End – Let’s Start Working Out What Discounts to Offer!
Imagine the scene, 3 pm, Thursday afternoon in March. Bright blue sky visible through the boardroom window, cold and changeable weather, but not bad for the time of year. I sit opposite a Managing Director of a business I’d been working with for a few weeks. The desk held a single piece of paper. On that… Continue reading What Happens When the Decimal Point Disappears
The first thing I have to stress here is this: If your path to sales success and a successful sales month is full of super critical, mega important things you just MUST do….then nothing is important and almost nothing on that list will get done effectively. How to I know? I’ve seen too many organisations… Continue reading Stop! Don’t Be Busy…Be Effective.
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