Turbo-Charging Sales via an
Outcome Based Sales Playbook
Actionable Guidelines To Improve Your Bottom Line
Sales 4.0 parallels Industry 4.0 in that it enables businesses to align their organization more strategically with critically important, leading edge digital marketing and sales management processes and technologies. From product or service launch, to entering a new vertical or territory, Sales 4.0 will quickly help you form the right plan and generate results. Sales 4.0 optimally positions a company for tactical, predictable growth. At KARA, we guarantee it!
10 things every sales manager should know about sales performance:
01. A full two-thirds of all Sales Rep’s miss quota.
02. More than half all SR’s close at less than 40%.
03. The best SR’s are 250% better at qualifying leads.
04. 40% of SR’s cannot correctly diagnose client pain.
05. Only 46% of SR’s think their pipelines are accurate.
06. 50% of all Sales Teams, do not have Playbooks.
07. Only 52% of SR’s can assess key players.
08. Align Sales and Marketing to add 25% to quota achievement and 15% to win rate.
09. Make the competition a part of your strategy to increase sales by 39%.
10. Enabling Sales to contribute to marketing strategy shows 15% revenue increases.
Managing sales is as complex as any other function in your company and is THE most important factor to your survival. Consider it the air needed to breathe and stay alive!
Root causes of poor sales
•Incorrect type of sales activity
•Poor selling techniques
•Not enough sales activity
•Marketing inconsistent with sales effort
•Poor understanding of marketplace
Symptoms of poor sales
•Sales activity without results
•High frequency of quotes that do not turn into business
•Inordinate amount of sales time spent doing demonstrations
•Hot leads turn cold
•Visibility challenges: A solid system of leading indicator oversight is required to head off performance issues
•Employee attrition: The #1 reason cited on exit interviews is poor direct leadership
•Staff under-performance: If nothing is measured or managed, what is getting done?
4 Key Areas Of Focus
•Custom benchmarking report of salespeople, process & systems
•Review lead generation efficiencies
•Tech leveraging, CRM, Social Media, Tools
•1.5-hour discussion, 100+/- page report, 1-hour review and recommendations of actionable next-steps
PROCESS DESIGN AND RE-DESIGN
•Sales Process + Pipeline Model + Mgt System = PRSP
•Proven Repeatable Sales Process Blueprint (PRSP)
•Recommended technology & lead gen upgrades
The “Do it for you” Solution:
•KARA onsite to install and monitor PRSP
•Keep existing team intact, real-time 1:1 coaching & gently change behaviors toward high-impact activities
•Rising tide, Process/People, Freedom from dependence on superstars
•Excellent training & reinforcement is a retention tool
•Neutral perspective of strengths and weaknesses
•Individualized outside assessment of teams & members
•Objective tools, TTI & DISC reports (optional)
•Recruitment & hiring as needed
IMPLEMENT THE ACTION PLAN:
•Rank and correct weaknesses
•Create sales targets and pipeline models
•Create appropriate sales incentives
•Change or add marketing plan
•Set daily/weekly/monthly sales activity plans
•Follow up on those plans
•Align technology to sales processes
•Maximize time in customer facing activities. The top organizations redesign their sales processes and thoughtfully automate whatever they can. McKinsey’s research shows that up to 30 percent of sales activities can be automated
THE IMPACT OF PROCESS:
•High performing salespeople perform better than average salespeople in the short-run but average players will outsell in the long run if they use a repeatable sales system
•A true sales system will lessen reliance on high-price high-baggage superstars and create an ever-lasting sales machine. Rising tide lifts all boats
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IS CRITICAL:
•If a sales manager isn’t driving the sales process and building the team in measurable ways every day, you’ve identified a core issue
•A recent survey showed 91.2% of business owners feel they are under-investing their time in the area of sales management
Sales Best Practices Audit
Benchmark your sales system, people, and practices against the best performing sales organizations
Custom benchmarking report of salespeople, process & systems • Review lead generation efficiencies • Tech leveraging, CRM, Social Media, Tools • 1.5-hour discussion, 100+/- page report, 1-hour review and recommendations of actionable next-steps
Increase Lead Gen Efficiency
Most companies under invest in some respects, over invest in others
Manage to a Proven & Repeatable Process
Shift from dependence on the “rock stars” toward a scientific, process driven system where all reasonably talented members can excel (rising tide lifts all boats)
High performing salespeople perform better than average salespeople in the short-run but average players will outsell in the long run if they use a repeatable sales system
Improve Sales Management
Assess skills, provide 1:1 Coaching along with training
Create a sales pipeline model, manage to it, create a culture of success and accountability so that sales become more predictable (shift from lagging indicators to leading indicators)
30% of an exceptional manager is worth more than 100% of a run of the mill sales manager
Fully leverage the power of ever improving CRM, SEO, AI, Social Media and Tools
Improve Salesperson Performance
Align comp model to correct behaviors, which lowers the cost of sales
Studies confirm that the costs more than offset the gain in margin & retention. B & C players become A & B players
This lessens dependence on any single contributor
Bringing It All Together
Strategic Management Services
1.Sales 4.0 Process & System Strategies
4.Sales Automation Guidance
6.Single Point of Contact
7.Leading Indicator Visibility
8.Channel Selling & Partner Development
9.Pre-Vetted People, Process & Systems
10.Marketing Ideation & Creation
11.SEO & Digital Marketing Partners
13.Proven & Repeatable Sales Growth Processes
14.Sales Skills Diagnostics
15.Quarterly/Semi Annual review plan prep
16.New Product & Practice Launch Guidance
17.Compensation Plan Development & Adjustment
19.Social Media Strategies
20.Process, Project & Program Management
21.Marketing program review
22.Predictive Sales Analytics
23.Behavioral Sales Assessments