The Perfect SalesForce: The 6 Best Practices of the World's by Derek Gatehouse

By Derek Gatehouse

How any corporation can construct a really potent salesforce by way of studying from the simplest within the world 

Despite billions spent each year on character profiling, revenues education, motivational specialists, coaches, and incentives, there’s by no means been a confirmed formulation for development a salesforce of best performers. discovering this sort of “holy grail” of revenues has been Derek Gatehouse’s obsession for decades. 

To determine what makes a top-producing salesperson—the variety who sells 4 occasions greater than every body else—and why a few revenues groups have a excessive percent of best manufacturers, he interviewed greater than thousand executives in lots of diversified industries. His findings problem the traditional knowledge approximately hiring, education, handling, and worthwhile a revenues team. 

Gatehouse has confirmed nearly each character review instrument, revenues approach, education technique, and administration method on hand, in simple terms to finish that the majority of these platforms don’t increase functionality in an enduring approach. in its place, the world’s maximum revenues groups proportion six uncomplicated yet serious practices. for example, all of them: • rent for expertise, no longer ability or perhaps experience
• mixture confident and detrimental motivators
• degree effects rather than micromanaging process

The ebook positive factors dozens of anecdotes and transparent classes for any corporation looking dramatic development in its revenues functionality.

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The answers have come from studying top-performing salespeople and teams in their natural environments over the past thirty years, approaching them with no preconceptions, just a desire to observe and learn. Very helpful to this lifelong study is the fact that I am not the only one asking such questions. Let me share some of the research and findings that are relevant to The Perfect SalesForce. The Gallup Organization has been studying top performance in human beings for over thirty years now.

Fully aware that they could be earning more money, the majority of salespeople still avoid prospecting like the plague. The explanation is a primal one: the instinct to avoid pain. We all have different tolerance thresholds, and the fact is, for some salespeople the pain of prospecting outweighs the pain associated with earning less money. To others, the opposite is true. This is almost always a subconscious thing; it is most definitely a prime example of how you are wired at birth, and the most important thing to realize is that it is next to impossible to teach a nonprospector to prospect, at least to anywhere near the degree you need.

When Robert was hired away by one particular (very impressed) customer to be a sales executive for a software company, 40 T H E PERFECT S A L E S F O R C E no one could understand why Robert floundered. He was back at the dealership before six months had gone by. Why? Because the daily pace at the software job was deathly slow compared to selling cars. Robert told me he only had to make “a couple” of sales per quarter. There was still a full-time amount of work to do— preparing information for prospects, having many meetings to discuss specific needs, and so on, but the number of victories per period was miniscule compared to selling cars.

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