Moving up the corporate ladder requires long hours, patience, consistency, people-skills, and did I mention long hours? I was the second Sales Development Rep hired at G2 Crowd right out of college. The role had very little established processes, metrics, or best practices. I thrived because it gave me the motivation and flexibility to figure out how to make it work. 18 months later, I’ve been promoted twice and we’re now a team of 14. I have noticed there are 5 common traits they all share and I believe this is the framework of a high performer. Master them and your sales career will prosper:
“What do you want more of?” “How could I have more fun in my life and career?” Fun? The three-letter word stared back at me from the pages of my notebook and I urged myself onward. Here are my top 5 tips for weaving more fun in to my life and career:
I mean let’s face it, we face more rejection than most do in any other career or industry. I think we often forget that all great sales leaders and business leaders started off somewhere, just like you and me. To help you master your sales career, we asked top sales leaders to share some of the best advice that they wish they received when they first started to build their sales careers.
Inc. released its annual list announcing the top 5000 fastest-growing companies in the country. Treeline, Inc. earned the position of 3262 on the 2017 list. 2017 marks the fourth time Treeline, Inc. has made this highly regarded list. Since 2001, Treeline has helped companies build world-class sales teams, helping hiring managers recruit top sales talent. Under the leadership of Dan Fantasia, President of Treeline, the company has achieved double digit growth and profitability.
What to do when a client goes dark. Your 4 Step Approach to Re-Engage a Quiet Prospect. Have you ever had a client go dark on you? Who hasn’t? I bet everyone reading this post can think of at least a few prospects or clients you’re working with right now that have gone dark and you have no idea why. You’ve done a bunch of work for the client. You’ve sent information, given them the demo…gave more team members a demo, offered a free trial, customized the proposal, and applied discounts, etc. They told you they were a serious buyer...
Sales compensation and commission plans are a big factor when candidates consider joining a new company. Money isn’t everything, but it is a driving factor for salespeople. As a sales leader, you need to design a sales compensation plan that aligns sales activity and quota to revenue goals. Your sales team needs to know what their quota is and what metrics they need to execute in order to achieve it. Remember, salespeople are driven to perform when they are financially compensated for their hard work. They need to know how they make money.
How to Hire Salespeople: 8 rules you need to follow. If you are looking to grow revenue and build a company, then you must become an expert at recruiting talented sales professionals. Empty territories mean missed quotas which equates to lost revenue. Before you start hiring top sales talent, you must: