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Are These Sales Statistics Blowing Your Mind?

A recent HubSpot blog post titled  73 Mind Blowing Sales Statistics   caught my eye and it should interest you. With each statistic there is a story, which should lead to a series of questions. STATISTIC: 42% of salespeople consider prospecting the most challenging part of the sales process. If I am your sales coach I would ask you : When was the last time you asked your sales team about their biggest challenge(s)? How were the challenges addressed? If it’s prospecting, why is that? Is there a lack of communication with marketing and sales about the best type of accounts to target? How often do you review your sales plan? Are the salespeople unwilling to follow the sales plan? STATISTIC: 60% of buyers want to discuss price on the first call. If I am your sales coach I would ask you : Does price come up because your salesperson...
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Measure This Metric To Guarantee Explosive Sales Growth

I had a conversation recently with a business owner about the challenges of finding good sales people. His frustration was obvious. He talked about the time and resources he has invested to find, hire, and train salespeople only to have them leave within the first year or two. Has this happened to you? The cause of this problem is related to the change in how our economy values talent. During the industrial economy the salesperson was trained to know the features, functions, and benefits of their product. Armed with this information the goal was to get in front of as many buyers as possible to, in essence, show up and throw up . There was no understanding of the needs or critical issues in the prospect’s mind. You had value if you could study, retain, blurt out…repeat.    Related: Why "Show Up and Throw Up" Doesnt Work in Sales We...
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