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How to Coach Your Sales Team through the Pandemic (and Beyond)

How to Coach Your Sales Team through the Pandemic (and Beyond)

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Set Up a Feedback System

Coaches are responsible for helping their teams “fine-tune” their messages to clients.

Many sales coaches are untrained in how to give crisp, productive, forward-looking performance feedback to those on their teams. So as a first step schedule coaching conversations into every interacti...

Craig Wortmann

You can’t be in eight places at once, but I bet as a leader you have eight more opportunities a week to give your team feedback because you can Zoom in and Zoom out

Before launching into concrete feedback, it is important to check in as human beings.

A simple check-in like "Hey, how are you?" opens the conversation to the possibility of real feedback.

Opening with empathy also means acknowledging the uncertainty and stress th...

 ‘Did Well’ and ‘Do Differently'

You can’t build competence without confidence, so begin by asking their input on what they did well. Add your own observations, addressing specific knowledge, skills, or disciplines. Then, shift the conversation to ask what ...

Everyone is still learning what optimal business performance looks like during a pandemic

The key for sales coaches is to collaborate with their salespeople to get the most out of what they have, taking into account changes in people’s situations and shifts in the business ...

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