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Strategies for Effective Sales Management

Every organization must close qualified leads every day in order to generate a sale. A company cannot grow if it does not sell anything. This is where sales managers come in to assist in the growth and maintenance of a company. To be a highly effective sales manager, you need to apply certain strategies that will lead you to sales success.

Strategy # 1: Have good salesmanship. 

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They employ a customer-centric sales process and give constant coaching to their staff to ensure that the process is followed. You can develop this skill through E&S Academy’s Sales Management online course.

Strategy #2: Find the most qualified candidates for the position.

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Great sales managers choose people who are a good match for the company and are not scared to recruit individuals who are better than they are.

Starting with employing the most extraordinary personnel they can find, sales managers assume responsibility for their team’s performance. Of course, recruiting and employing the best costs more, but it saves you time and money in the long run by reducing training expenses — and it also protects you from future failure.

Strategy #3: Set the tempo.

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The sales manager establishes and maintains the team’s rhythm. Every business has a heartbeat, and a sales team flourishes when all aspects of the sales and management process adhere to consistent standards and timelines.

Strategy #4: Maintain control over the forward pipeline.

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A forward pipeline is not the same as forecasting; competent sales managers should be aware of the distinction. Forecasting is mostly employed for late-stage negotiations, and it is of limited utility for future quarters. Meanwhile, a forward pipeline is actually concerned with the future growth of sales, which has an influence on future estimates.

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