04.09.13 | Sales Recruiting | Christopher Simone, Vice President at Treeline Incorporated
"The Challenger Sale" is a must read for anyone charged with increasing revenue derived from solution sales, especially if you are finding that: Your buyers are making purchase decisions on price not value; Your reps are haggling with Procurement over price; Your buyers are unwilling or unable to make purchase decisions; Your reps are being used as fodder during RFP processes; Your reps are struggling to instantiate unique value and differentiation.
12.18.12 | Sales Recruiting | Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated
A wonderful gift this year for your team may be the book Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com, Inc. He is creative and definitely an out-of-the-box thinker. This book is captivating for both employees and entrepreneurs. It is an easy read and is written as a comic book. Tony's story is engaging and interesting.
11.21.12 | Sales Recruiting | Christopher Simone, Vice President at Treeline Incorporated
Knowledge, experience, and discretion can't be removed from the candidate sourcing process; all attempts to do so have failed to live up to the promise. First, some of the commonly used technologies are simply not consistent enough to garner a net value add for the time and money invested. For example, resume parsing technology is commonly used to acquire the data necessary to drive candidate matching and scoring.
10.12.12 | Sales Optimization | Consultant, at Treeline, Incorporated
Many sales managers revise their sales compensation plans each Fall for the following year. In some cases good effort and intentions fail to produce the desired outcomes. Here are five steps to a more effective sales compensation plan: 1) Define desired outcomes and related behaviors: Purposeful sales compensation plans are created with one goal in mind: affect specific behavior. What behavior?
08.09.12 | Job Search & Career | Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated
It all started a few days ago while sitting in the dentist chair for my routine check-up. I grind my teeth like crazy so my dentist wants me in his office as often as possible. Why do I grind my teeth? I have no idea. Maybe it's my personality, stress level, kids', business... who knows. However, what I do know is that I am the perfect client for my dentist. I am in need; I offer consistent cash flow and a steady reoccurring revenue stream. What makes me an even better client for my dentist is that I cannot stop subconsciously grinding my teeth.
07.23.12 | Sales Recruiting | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
Every great sales rep intuitively senses the pivot point moment when they've built enough trust in a prospect that they know the deal will close. You know who these reps are - - they are the top performers on your team.DO YOU QUALIFY LEADS BY TRUST LEVEL OR TIMELINE ? How about your sales team - - do you make this successful practice by making it a systematic part of a structured sales management process ?
07.16.12 | Sales Recruiting | Christopher Simone, Vice President at Treeline Incorporated
Bob Knight, the now retired coach of the Indiana Hoosiers, once said, "Right here is the key to success in coaching. Probably no motivational device I've ever come across is as good as this." He was holding a bullwhip. Did fear motivate the Hoosiers? Bob Knight led the Indiana Hoosiers to three NCAA championships and eleven Big Ten Conference championships. He was also recognized as Coach of the Year multiple times. And the bullwhip... it was a gift from a player.