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Needs Assessment: How to Evaluate Your Team’s Sales Skills

So you just designed or bought an off-the-shelf sales system for your sales team. You now have a high-level framework so reps can structure their calls, plan for objections, tailor their messages, and develop other sales skills.  But think of your average sales team member – how well does it work for them? Are they […]

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Why Every Salesperson Must Know THESE Fundamental Communication Skills

In our last article, we broke down a key reason why sales training programs fall short: they assume that all salespeople have the same level of fundamental communication skills. This is just not the case. A tiny percentage of a sales team will have the fundamental communication skills necessary to run with a sales training […]

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Where Do Sales Training Programs Fail?

Sales training programs are great. They provide the high-level pieces and organization so that sales reps know how to structure their workflows and the elements they need to succeed. Yet you’re here because your sales reps likely experience friction as you try and implement the program.  This is because sales training programs are incomplete.  The […]

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How to Approach Leadership Interview Questions

So you’re preparing for your first leadership role (executive, VP, director, manager) and want to nail the interview. Congrats on having the confidence! To get started with the right mindset, realize that leadership interviews are different from your typical interview. The interview questions you’ll be asked are thus different and it’s necessary to practice answering […]

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Asking Strategic Questions In Your Next Job Interview

Many people view job interviews as a 1-way flow of information: question → answer, question → answer. A great interview should feel more natural, like a conversation. One way to do achieve this is by asking questions yourself! This will help you seem more comfortable, confident and overall stand out as a candidate. You can […]

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Behavioral Interview Questions – Tips From a Communications Pro

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking! Especially when it’s a job you really want. One of the most challenging parts of an interview can be behavioral interview questions – you know..the ones that often start with “tell me about a time when…”  But have no fear! This article will help you handle them like a pro. […]

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11 Tips to Stand Out in Your Next Virtual Job Interview

Now more than ever it’s critical to be a pro in the virtual environment. This skill-set is key for day to day things like meetings and presentations, but even more important for job interviews! Why? It’s your moment to shine, and all eyes are on YOU. Don’t miss out on your next big opportunity because […]

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How to Evaluate A Public Speaking Training (Post-Training Assessment)

If you offer any training to your team, you want to ensure it was worth the investment. You want to make sure that not only did employees enjoy the experience, but that you’re seeing real results. So how do you know if it worked? Here we have 3 tiers that you can independently assess to […]

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How Do I Assess My Team’s Public Speaking Skills? (Needs Assessment)

You have a team and you want to improve their communication skills but you don’t know which training would be the best fit. If you want to get the best training for your team then you need to conduct a “needs assessment.” A needs assessment highlights specific areas that your team could improve on. Below […]

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13 Reasons To Offer Your Employees Presentation Skills Training

Your employees may be subject matter experts in their field, but do they know how to communicate their ideas well? Public speaking, communication and presentation skills are unfortunately not skills taught in school. So many of us grow up being experts in our domain but not having the skills to actually present our work (not […]

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