11.16.10 | DADOMATCH | Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated
Unpredictable: the one word I think of when looking back on 2010. This year has been an "unpredictable" year for our clients, for our candidates, and of course, for Treeline. As a sales organization, we base our business model on consistent sustainable growth. Fortunately, 2010 proved to be a better year than 2009. However, uncertainty reigned throughout the year. Americas' volatile economic situation directly influenced the decisions of many of our clients and candidates. Therefore, many decisions were made due to an emotional response to economic influences. Often, fear caused by uncertainty overshadowed logic and reason and the decision making process to buy, hire, or accept an offer was frequently unclear.
11.05.10 | Sales Optimization | Amanda Musto
Is your company's culture at the core of what makes your business valuable? Pat Lencioni's latest book, Getting Naked, is a fable about a business owner who abruptly decides to sell his successful company, Lighthouse Partners, after his daughter is involved in a car accident. Once the new acquirer takes over the business, they discover that Lighthouse is successful because of its unique culture as opposed to a superstar sales team or proprietary methodology.
09.28.10 | Sales Optimization | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
No employee wants to be just a faceless cog. No matter how big or small your organization is, employees who don’t feel like they have a voice can drain the oxygen out of other employees, lower productivity rates, and even cause increased turnover. Employees who feel voiceless are more likely to be a drag on the day-to-day mood around the office. Like a good therapy session, giving workers of all levels a chance to express their thoughts on the direction of the company has the opposite effect: Show your employees you’re interested in their opinions and they’ll be more likely take a personal stake in the business. They’ll go from feeling like they’re working for the man to feeling like they’re a part of the team.
09.23.10 | Sales Recruiting | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
Today in this highly competitive world the salesman still has to land the clients but can do so from a different venue. The internet. Social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, etc have opened up the market to the world rather than those within driving distance. Websites abound selling everything you may need to make a business grow.
09.08.10 | Sales Recruiting | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
Does allowing the jobless to get nearly two-years of unemployment checks give them an incentive to not work? When Congress debated whether to extend unemployment to a record 99 weeks, some Republicans said that the unemployed are staying home collecting benefits when they could otherwise be working.
Maintain Long-Term Success As A Top Sales Manager By Offering Products And Services As Solutions, Not Commodities
09.07.10 | Sales Optimization | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
The job of a top sales manager is a lot like old-school video gaming. The more you succeed, the deeper you get into the game, the harder the challenges get thrown your way. And the same is true for sustaining the revenue growth of a large company.
08.19.10 | Best Hiring Practices | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
There may be nothing more important for a business -- or more difficult -- than hiring good salespeople. "There are more mistakes in sales hiring than any other position," says Bob Kreisberg, CEO of Opus Productivity Solutions, a company in Laguna Hills, California, that administers tests used in hiring salespeople. "The difference between a good interview and good performance is often wider than usual."