9 months ago
December 28, 2016

How to Ensure Your Sales Team Is Always Improving Sales Skills

Here are a few tips and insights into how to ensure that your sales team is always improving sales skills.Keep reading.

Rhys Metler

Leading a sales team is definitely not an easy task. You must always make sure that your team is not only good, but also constantly improving sales skills. For this reason, we have collected a few tips on how to ensure that your sales team is always improving their sales skills.

Lead by Example

How can you expect your sales team to be constantly improving sales skills when you are not always working on growing your own skills as their leader? It’s very important to foster an atmosphere of respect and to have your employees look up to you. If you exemplify all of the skills that you would like for your sales team to emulate, then you can help them learn by example. It’s also important for you to demonstrate that there’s always room for growth through constantly working towards improving your own leadership and sales skills.

Communication Is Key

One of the best ways to lead a team is by keeping a stream of constant communication with your employees. It’s important to meet with each of your team members as often as every week and to have a system in place that allows for your employees to give and receive feedback on their performance. It’s also useful to get comments on your own performance as a leader to make sure that you’re providing your employees with everything that they need in order to succeed and to grow as sales representatives. Take your time to let every employee know what their goals should be and coach them by offering them techniques on how to achieve their goals. Make sure that they can see themselves in your company’s overall vision.

Quickly Adopt New Technology

The world is constantly changing thanks to the advent of technology. New and improved technological innovations come out so quickly that you may learn about a new gadget or software after there is already a newer and better version of it on the market. It’s crucial to have your sales team learning about the latest technologies. You have to implement and constantly update the software that your company uses to keep up with your competitors. This way, your sales team can improve in terms of speed, efficiency, and access to information.

Hire and Hone the Best Talent

If you add an incompetent new individual to your sales team, it will make your team question your decisions as a leader. The incompetence of a poor hire will also cost you valuable time and money for your company. Therefore, you have to make sure that you use strong agencies and hire only the best of the best. Once you get the right people on your team, you have to then make sure that you are able to pinpoint each individual’s unique talents so that you can help them hone their skills. Improving sales skills is a lot more viable when your employees already have the talent and the foundations to do well in the competitive world of sales.

Motivate Your Team

Motivation is essential for success in the sales industry. That’s why as a leader, you must be able to instill motivation and passion for your products into your entire sales team. Make sure that every individual employee understands the unique value of your products as well as their own value as your employee. Offer praise for the sales representatives who give you their best performance and give advice to those who are struggling to improve. Above all, pay attention to each person on your team to ensure that they are motivated to do their best.

 

Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.