Sales manager tip – be a filter not a funnel


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Each year sales managers spend a substantive amount of time and effort helping their sales team use their time with the customer more effectively. What they often fail to do is make a commitment to help them have more time to spend with their customers.

One way to tackle this second challenge is for front-line sales managers to filter requests coming from regional or corporate offices and only funnel to their sales team the requests the salesperson needs to succeed.

When the “clutter” isn’t managed, sales teams spend a disproportionate amount of time playing with paperwork rather than calling on customers. Some is necessary; a lot is not.

Front-line sales manager who can provide their sales teams more time to work with customers, not on paperwork can make a big difference quickly.

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Republished with author's permission from original post.

Janet Spirer
For more than 30 years Janet Spirer has worked with the Fortune 1000 to craft sales training programs that make a difference. Working with market leaders Janet has learned that today's great sales force significantly differs from yesterday. So, Sales Momentum offers firms effective sales training programs affordably priced. Janet is the co-author of Parlez-Vous Business, to help sales people have smart business conversations with customers and the Sales Training Connection.


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