Articles Tagged with: sales performance
September 27, 2018 — Breaking Down the Adoption Barrier — Dreamforce 2018

Breaking Down the Adoption Barrier

When Sales Enablement isn’t actually enabling sales and how you can leverage your investment in Salesforce to improve sales results

September 27, 2018 -- Breaking Down the Adoption Barrier -- Dreamforce 2018From 2013 – 2017 the number of companies with a dedicated sales enablement function increased from 20% to over 60%*. In spite of this fact, quota attainment dropped from 58% to 53%**. At this highly engaging workshop you will have the opportunity to:

  • Diagnose why Sales Enablement isn’t moving the needle as expected
  • Participate in Interactive Sessions with your peers to discuss challenges and opportunities to drive more business impact with sales enablement
  • Explore real customer case studies of how leading organizations create business value with sales enablement
  • See examples of how other Salesforce customers leverage native apps and Salesforce to improve sales results

You will leave this workshop with practical tools which you can use to:

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Here’s Why Top Sales Performers Are Leaving Your Sales Organization

Here's Why Top Sales Performers Are Leaving Your Sales Organization

The market is getting more and more competitive for top sales performers, which is why your sales organization may be losing top talent to competitors. This could either be helpful to you in ways you haven’t realized, or serve as a symptom of a serious issue within your sales organization.

Find out how to keep your regrettable losses at a minimum: 

It goes without being said that one of the most critical decisions you can make is hiring the right staff into your company. The other half of the battle is keeping the right staff. Before we dive in, if you’ve missed the blog post on the cost of a bad hire – go here to learn how to avoid the $250,000 mistake and practices your sales organization should adopt in this process.

While the cost of hiring the wrong person is an astounding $250,000 per bad hire, the cost of losing a top performer is even greater. When this person walks out the door they are taking their productivity with them.  So, you now must invest in finding a replacement as well as trying to close a big gap in your plan.  On a personal level, you will likely need to spend a lot of your time trying to care for your recently departed team members customers while you try to manage their transition.

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Executive Perspective of Sales Enablement at Chicago Sales Leadership Community Meeting on March 2nd
Panel of sales executives to provide view on sales enablement and the impact on sales performance; Meeting is open to practitioner sales leaders and invited guests

Chicago, IL – The next Chicago Sales Leadership Community meeting will be Friday, March 2nd at DePaul University’s Center for Sales Leadership. The meeting will include networking, breakfast, a panel discussion, and open question and answer time. The panel discussion will include sales leaders providing insight and perspective on sales enablement. During the discussion, the panel will talk about sales enablement within their companies, the impact of sales enablement on sales performance, and how sales enablement supports their customer-centric approaches.

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The Customer Buying Experience: How Your B2B Sales Organization May Be Stuck In The Past

The Customer Buying Experience: How Your B2B Sales Organization May Be Stuck In The PastOut with the old— in with the new!

Flying cars, hover boards, and self-lacing shoes may not have come to fruition like Marty McFly expected in Back to the Future 2, but there is no doubt that the advancement of technology has impacted every aspect of today’s society. In the world of business, it is imperative that companies stay on trend, if not ahead, of advancements that may affect the relationship between customers and businesses. Technology has made it possible for customers to grocery shop through an app and even get 3D prints of their foot for individual customization of shoes, leaving many businesses wondering how they can use technology to improve the customer buying experience. The newfound trend is that B2B customers are now looking for the same buying experience as B2C companies.

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