Category Archives: Sales Force Effectiveness

April 23rd, 2014

Six Critical Skills for Successful Sales Conversations

Six Critical Skills for Successful Sales Conversations

Fundamental communication and persuasion skills that flex as needed during a sales conversation

There are numerous factors and variables that go into a sale or selling situation. Many of those are beyond the sales rep’s control or influence, but the one aspect that is absolutely in the rep’s control and can make or break the sale is the conversation.

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June 25th, 2013

Richardson and Alinean Partner to Deliver New Sales Force Effectiveness Selling Tools and Training

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Improving sales force effectiveness in this “Do More with Less” economy requires modern skills with interactive selling tools

Alinean, empowering B2B sales and marketing to better communicate and quantify the value of solutions to frugal buyers, and Richardson, a leading global sales training and sales strategy execution firm, today announced a partnership to improve sales force effectiveness, creating an integrated offering of Richardson’s sales methodology and skills training with Alinean’s ValueStory™ interactive tablet-based selling tools.

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January 23rd, 2013

Common Myths About Sales And Sales Force Effectiveness

8 Common Myths About Sales And Sales Force Effectiveness 

This blog appears  courtesy of our partner HR Chally and was written by Scott Hudson 

Quantitative and scientifically rigorous research can often debunk long-held “traditional wisdom.” Modern “business-to-business” research measuring customer purchase choices, as well as  individual salesperson and sales force effectiveness, has provided many of the biggest surprises.

These top eight sales “Myth Breakers” account for many competitive sales failures.

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December 21st, 2012

Part 2 – Nine Trends in Sales Force Effectiveness and Learning & Development for 2013

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Nine Trends in Sales Force Effectiveness and Learning & Development for 2013

(Part 2 of 2)

What are the key trends in sales force effectiveness and learning and development to watch for in 2013, and how can they impact your business? In an earlier blog post, we listed and described the first four trends:

Mobile (Smartphones and Tablets) Social Cloud/Integration Big Data and Metrics

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December 19th, 2012

Nine Trends in Sales Force Effectiveness and Learning & Development for 2013

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Nine Trends in Sales Force Effectiveness and Learning & Development for 2013

(Part 1 of 2)

What’s happening in the marketplace, and how can your company take advantage of it? Technology continues to evolve rapidly, and demographic shifts among your employees and clients are changing buying and selling behaviors and preferences. Many of these innovations impact the areas of sales force effectiveness  and learning and development (L&D).

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