What really made all those sales happen?


When you have a great sales month (and once your sales people have finished taking the plaudits), do you ever dig deeper to find out what really made all those sales happen? If you do, then you probably don’t need to read any further. If you don’t, then let’s have a look at why you should.

Identifying the root causes – good and bad

When sales aren’t going well, the first thing we want to know is the root cause for the lack of performance – and no-one is going to put their hand up and say that it was their fault. The sales team may tell you it’s market conditions, customer apathy or an issue with your product or service offering. All of these could be in some way true, but if half your team have had a great month, and the other half has performed badly, you need to be able to get specific about what is making the difference between a sale and a lost deal.

If you can identify it, you can repeat it (or discard it)

Knowing precisely what influences the ability for your sales people to be successful means that you can do two things:

  1. You can encourage, reward and increase these behaviours until they become a habit
  2. You can identify the sales people that need coaching, or another career

A mindset for success

By taking a radical approach to sales coaching that focuses on mindset, it frees you up to pinpoint and directly tackle common sales blockers including:A lack of guts and skill to prospect effectively

  • Being pushed around by prospects who only want free consulting
  • Not recognising negotiating games and discounting too readily
  • Inaccurate or ‘hopeful’ forecasting
  • Making excuses for mediocre sales performance or deal losses

With a clear idea of what drives success and a clear plan for those who need to develop their skills you can begin to create the kind of sales team you really want; one that consistently wins.

A team expressing the same winning behaviours = a selling system

With winning behaviours embedded within your team as habits, you now have a selling system which puts you back in control of your sales pipeline, and the financial performance of your business. No more excuses, no more “not my fault”.

How do I know it works?

At incredibleresults we’ve introduced hundreds of sales leaders and business owners to the Incredible Sales Academy which is under pinned by the Sandler methodology via our thought-provoking workshops. Joined by Rebekah Tucker, we’ve helped organisations like yours to create selling systems that measurably improve their sales performance.

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Our Next Sales Academy workshops are currently listed below

Date: 4th May 2017

Time: Starting at 9am

Length of workshop: 2.5 hours

Location: Microsoft North Ryde   

Cost: Free

Event Details:  Join sales experts Rebekah Tucker & Luke Debono to hear some fresh ideas and perspectives on the world of selling, and how to overcome some of the common challenges that result from the misplaced psychology of the sales person, and ultimately cost your business. This workshop is a practical, no-nonsense look at dealing with the roadblocks that hold sales people back. These include:

Failing to uncover the truth from prospects

  • Lacking the guts and skill to prospect effectively
  • Wasting time on opportunities that are dead end
  • Getting wishy-washy outcomes to meetings, and not knowing where you stand
  • Being pushed around by prospects wanting free consulting
  • Not recognising negotiating games and discounting too readily
  • Forecasting is inaccurate and hopeful
  • Not getting access to key stakeholders- too comfortable with middle management
  • Making the same mistakes regularly and not learning from them
  • Making excuses for mediocre sales performance or deal losses
  • Not uncovering the real reasons why the prospect should choose you

Register here

Reviews from previous attendees 

  • “Since working with the Incredible Sales Academy, 3 things have happened: I’m so much more in control, we’re winning more often, and selling has become fun again.” Giles Bryan, Managing Director, Contact Engine
  • “The bottom line is that we’re signing up more business, wasting less time on no-hopers, and doing it with less of the traditional undignified pressure.” Ben Webster, MD, Opal Partners

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