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Tips and ideas for sales readiness, training, coaching and more.

Align Sales Managers and Training to Drive Real Results in 2017

The alignment and partnership between sales training and front-line managers has great potential to drive sales results - but not without buy-in and a...

Your Untrained Sales Force Could Literally Be Dangerous

Sales training and mastery are important, especially when untrained reps put customers in harm’s way.

How to Make 2017 The Year of Sales Manager Enablement

Brainshark’s Mike Kunkle predicts that sales manager enablement will take center stage in 2017 but only if companies make significant investments and...

The Key to Memorable Conversations with Prospects and Customers [Insights from Dr. Carmen Simon]

Cognitive scientist Dr. Carmen Simon shares the key to having more memorable conversations with prospects and customers.

Channel Sales Readiness: How to Have Better Sales Conversations

The key to making sure reps are having better conversations with buyers is for them to understand the ins and outs of their buyers’ purchasing journey...

Where Management Fails, Sales Coaching Succeeds

Too often front-line managers try to “manage” salespeople to improved performance instead of coaching them to success.

Sales Readiness and Growth: Entering New Markets

Market penetration is one of the most common ways companies choose to grow, but sales reps don’t always get the full arena of training they need to su...

The 4 Pillars of Sales Value Creation

Mike Kunkle discusses four key areas where sales reps should develop acumen in order to create value with buyers.

What's the Most Important Role of Front-Line Sales Managers?

One of the core goals of any sales enablement strategy or technology is to put salespeople in better position to have more successful sales conversati...