IMPROVEMENT IN ALL CRITICAL SALES SKILLS COMBINED
Mastery of the sales process requires salespeople to achieve Knowledge and Application scores of 75% or greater in each of the 5 Critical Sales skills. When this is accomplished, salespeople increase their sales rate by 6X. Salespeople who were trained but did not achieve certification levels, were 50% lower in sales growth than those who became certified.
REMARKABLE FINDINGS ABOUT ALL SKILLS COMBINED IN THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
- The Technology Industry was on par with Universe in Knowledge Pre-Sales-training scores in nearly every Critical Sales Skill. Due to this, Knowledge learning percentages were similar to the Universe (41% Vs 43%).
- The skill gains achieved by the Technology Industry easily provided justification for the training and a sizable improvement in sales growth over Pre-Sales Training levels.
The Technology Industry appeared to have made investments in sales training prior to their investment in this training. This is demonstrated by higher Pre-Sales Training scores in many of the 5 Critical Sales Skills. The key to any training, however, is how much knowledge gain occurs and how much of it transfers into the field.
About Duane Sparks
Duane Sparks is founder and chairman of The Sales Board, the authoritative source of practical and leading-edge information about the art and science of selling. He has created Action Selling sales training products and learning systems that transform sales organizations. Duane is author of these best-selling books: Action Selling, Selling Your Price, Questions (the Answer to Sales), Masters of Loyalty (How to turn your sales force into a loyalty force), and Sales Strategy from the Inside Out (How complex selling really works).
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