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REINFORCEMENT: THE KEY TO LEADERSHIP IN SALES COACHING 

One of the things I talk about often with sales leaders who are eager to maximize their team’s performance is the principle of reinforcement. All too often, we think of training for salespeople as a one-and-done initiative, as something we can check off a list once the "training" event is over and consider finished. Actually, the training we have invested in is next to worthless if it is not reinforced over time, incorporated as a personal priority, and made an ongoing topic for discussion within a personalized sales coaching plan. Reinforcement is thus one of the neglected secrets of effective sales leadership.

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4 Ways to Overcome Communication Barriers in the Workplace

In the past couple of decades, our workplaces have gone from the office to mostly virtual spaces. We get our jobs done and we communicate in the cloud. However, we still struggle with the same issues in communication which we had decades ago. Here are a few effective ways to overcome communication barriers in the workplace which you can apply right now.

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Share Your Vision Through Questions to Create Buy-in

Of the corporate blind spots shared in The Road to Excellencenot sharing the vision with those who have to implement it” is one of the most detrimental to the sustained growth of an organization. To create buy-in with your team (aka “those who will have to implement it”) share your vision in the form of questions instead of statements.

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How to Use Evernote as a Salesperson or Sales Manager

Today’s sales teams are under increasing pressure. Buyers are more educated than ever and are evolving with technology. Social media has given people the opportunity to communicate transparently about products and services—and the people who sell them.

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SALES COACH OR SALES MANAGER?

It's common for people to mistake sales management for sales coaching. In fact, these are two very different roles. The table highlights some of the most notable differences.

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How to Succeed When You've Been Ghosted [Podcast]

Clint Babcock, Sandler trainer, shows you how to succeed with the attitudes, behaviors, and techniques needed to be more successful when you have been ghosted by your prospect. Get the best practices collected from around the world.

Listen Time: 27 Minutes

How to Succeed at Connecting with Your Prospect

Linc Miller, Sandler trainer, shows you how to succeed at the connection with prospects through the attitudes, behaviors, and techniques needed to be more successful in sales. Get the best practices collected from around the world for bonding and rapport in sales.

How to Succeed at Following Up

Justin Stephens, Sandler trainer, shows you how to succeed at following up with prospects with the attitudes, behaviors, and techniques needed to be more successful in sales. Get the best practices collected from around the world for following up.

Listen Time: 20 Minutes

The Future of Sales in 2019 (Part Two)

In a previous post, I looked at changes on the horizon for salespeople in 2019. Now it’s time to look at the changes faced by sales leaders. 

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How to Succeed at Role-Play Roulette

John Fazio, Sandler trainer, and Mike Montage, VP of Online Learning, play a game of Role-Play Roulette. In this unusual episode and training exercise, John and Mike practice sales role-play situations in a fun and low-pressure environment.