Welcome to the inaugural post of the BuyerSight Sales Leader Interview series! We are excited to kick things off with two noted sales experts: Victor Adefuye and Jessica Wilkeyson from the consultancy Winning by Design. We recently sat down with them to discuss the impact
The sales one-on-one (1:1) is a hard conversation to do well. Too often, it just becomes a “how can I help” moment with little long-term value for the direct report. That is a huge wasted opportunity, as a 1:1 is one of the most effective
Prospecting for new channel partners is one of the more complex things you can ask a sales development team to do. For teams that have previously focused on direct sales, important questions to consider include “what is our ideal channel partner,” “how do we measure
Dreamforce really is a singular experience. Over 180,000 registered attendees swarmed across downtown San Francisco with Howard Street blocked off (and covered in AstroTurf) and nearly every restaurant near the convention center closed for private events. We heard one attendee commenting that it was like
Knowing the optimal structure of a sales process is hard. Today, actually running the numbers requires manual categorization and cumbersome calculations, which is why we sales leaders often leave these important decisions to anecdote and gut feeling. For example, pricing. Is it better to discuss
The only way to really understand what is happening within a sales team is to look at the team’s communication records. Communication is at the heart of customer relationships. If you don’t know what your team is saying, you don’t really know what is going
It has been suggested that there is a dichotomy in how Artificial Intelligence will impact the workplace: AI can be used as a “crutch that relieves us from thinking,” as with real-time directions from Google Maps, or it can be used to improve human performance
More than just a fad, data-driven coaching is a new sales paradigm that can have a significant impact on team performance.