During the pandemic, stuck at home with few restaurant options, I taught myself how to cook.
Hybrid work is here to stay, and the new normal for sales professionals has become more apparent. Gone are the days when salespeople were road warriors traveling to meet each customer. Now, a typical day may include a full day of back-to-back Zoom sales calls. Today’s modern sellers must be proficient in face-to-face and virtual selling. So what top sales skills are the most important for today’s modern seller?
Asking great questions is foundational to consultative selling, but for many sales reps, this is easier said than done.
Targeting and gaining access to key executives is challenging, yet we’ve all been told we need to do it in order to be more strategic and sell larger deals.
Like a championship sports team needs great athletes, exceptional salespeople are the lifeblood of a high-performing sales organization. But if you have recently recruited new salespeople, you probably have also experienced how brutal it is to try to hire top talent in today's market. Even during more favorable hiring conditions, hiring sales executives is risky. Every sales manager has horror stories of hiring promising candidates who later were poor performers.