Sales Aptitude

Top Salesperson

The top salespeople have the following profile based on five factors. 1. They are “knowledge giants”. They know what they are talking about. They have a perfect understanding of their product or service.  They understand their competition and the competitive landscape.  They come across to prospects as ‘go to’ people because they really know what The Profile of a Top Salesperson

I want to give you a gift. I know you want sales team improvement and you want it NOW, so I am going to give you 10 steps that, if executed fully within the next 90 days, will dramatically change your sales operation forever. While it might require that you reallocate some of your budget 10 Steps to Sales Team Improvement in 90 Days

Using a sales aptitude assessment to help you make the best hiring decisions possible is one of the most important steps in turning around an ailing sales division. This is because natural talent is responsible for 50 percent of sales success, with the rest being training and education. You can have the best training program 7 Sales Aptitude Assessment Tips

Sales managers and executives should rely more on personality tests to make hires. The use of aptitude tests for employment purposes begins a new M.O. that builds stronger sales teams and prevents incompetent people from entering your ranks. This article explains how a prescreen sales aptitude test boosts a sales team and the customers it Made or Born? Sales Aptitude Importance to Success

In our consulting and training practices, we have run across this situation far too often: A sales manager quits or is promoted, leaving a gap. A VP, now faced with either running the sales team himself or finding a replacement ASAP, convinces a top producer to take the reins. Of course, the top producer is Great Companies Use a Great Sales Manager Aptitude Test

Sales aptitude testing is an indispensable part of sales improvement. According to Craft Systems, 50 percent of outside salespeople’s results are attributable to their natural talent for the job. This is a sobering statistic for sales trainers like myself, but the good news is that it allows us to build better teams through testing and Sales Aptitude Testing for Beginners

As I mention often when training and consulting, the idea that anyone can sell professionally is nonsense, just like the idea that anyone can play the cello or basketball professionally. While skills can be taught that improve performance somewhat — even in those with little natural sales aptitude — there should be some inherent talent Are You Hiring Salespeople That Will Never Make It?

Over the years, we have listened to many business leaders ponder over the secret to sales success. Everyone seems to have similar but varying opinions about what it takes to succeed. They look to us for “The Magic Pill” to give to their struggling reps and hope to start seeing success right away. After decades The 5 Factors for Sales Success – The Magic Pill?


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