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Sell More With Sales Coaching: Practical Solutions for Your Everyday Sales Challenges

ISBN: 978-1-118-78593-5
208 pages
October 2013
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Description

Sales coaching tools and strategies to help you sell more

Sales executives and business leaders are looking for ways to increase their revenues without major changes to their technology, processes or workforce management. When done effectively, sales coaching can be the catalyst that improves sales results, team morale and employee retention. Sell More with Sales Coaching provides results-proven sales coaching material that includes assessment, exercises and sales coaching questions.

As a result of applying the tools and strategies in this book, sales leaders and teams will drive higher revenues and performance by:

  • Assessing team members' sales capacities
  • Determining what type of coaching is needed on an individual basis
  • Identifying sales mistakes being committed by salespeople
  • Coaching salespeople to avoid committing sales mistakes
  • Improving the quality of sales conversations
  • Increasing the quality of conversations within the team
  • Leveraging the use of CRM during sales coaching

The author's company, the Coaching and Sales Institute, has worked with large sales forces and provided training for the launch of the debit card, and one of the fastest-growing divisions of the Royal Bank of Canada.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

CHAPTER 1 Ensuring Your Sales Coaching Gets Results 3

CHAPTER 2 Sales Mistake #1: Not Being Clear Who’s Buying 17

CHAPTER 3 Sales Mistake #2: Forgetting Why People Buy 33

CHAPTER 4 Sales Mistake #3: Being Self-Focused 47

CHAPTER 5 Sales Mistake #4: Telling Mistruths 63

CHAPTER 6 Sales Mistake #5: Being Ill-Prepared 79

CHAPTER 7 Sales Mistake #6: Taking Too Much of the Client’s Time 93

CHAPTER 8 Sales Mistake #7: Sharing What’s Not Relevant 107

CHAPTER 9 Sales Mistake #8: Missing Prospects’ Buying Cues 119

CHAPTER 10 Sales Mistake #9: Acting like a Traditional Salesperson 131

CHAPTER 11 Sales Mistake #10: Treating Clients as Enemies 145

CHAPTER 12 Making Your Sales Coaching Sustainable 159

BONUS CHAPTER Leveraging Your CRM during Sales Coaching 169

About the Author 191

Index 193

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Author Information

PERI SHAWN is an author, speaker, and leadership coach. Her company, the Coaching and Sales Institute, numbers among its clients firms such as RBC Insurance, Rogers Communications, Canadian Tire Financial Services, Merck, and Hallmark. Peri teaches and coaches corporate sales executives and their teams to sell more. As part of Peri's ongoing research, she has developed groundbreaking proprietary tools that demonstrate how trust affects performance, management, and the client experience. Peri has served as the national president and executive board member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and the Association of Independent Consultants. She was also a member and past international council representative of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).
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Press Release

September 30, 2013
Practical Solutions for Your Everyday Sales Challenges

Corporate sales executives are always searching for ways to increase revenues without making major changes to their technology, processes, or workforce. When done effectively, sales coaching can be the catalyst that improves sales results, team morale, and employee retention. In her new book, Sell More With Sales Coaching: Practical Solutions for Your Everyday Sales Challenges (Wiley; September 2013) Peri Shawn provides proven sales coaching material that includes assessment, tools, and exercises.

Shawn's proprietary methods are derived from her work at the Coaching and Sales Institute and have been used by major corporations and mid-size businesses. The sales coaching philosophy shared in Sell More with Sales Coaching are based on over 25 years of research, development and practical application in the corporate world. Based on the author’s research with corporate sales professionals, Shawn explores how an assessment enables a team leader to identify which of the top ten sales mistakes are being committed by their teams.

Shawn can discuss how coaching can help drive higher revenues and performance by:

  • Assessing team members' sales capabilities
  • Determining what type of coaching is needed on an individual basis
  • Identifying sales mistakes being committed by salespeople
  • Coaching team members to avoid committing sales mistakes
  • Improving the quality of sales conversations
  • Increasing the quality of conversations within the team

“Sales coaching involves influencing your team members’ thinking, which, in turn improves their sales behaviors and results in greater sales. It’s a cause-effect dynamic. If you try to take a shortcut, and only focus on coaching sales behaviors, you make your team dependent on you for reinforcement,” says Shawn. “When you focus on shifting the thinking behind their sales behaviors your team members use the best of their thinking to solve their clients’ issues and feel more confident in their growing abilities. And you’ll feel more secure knowing how capable they are.”

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