In most sales organizations, there is a fine line between average and exceptional sales reps, those that barely hit their quota and those that often exceed it. On the surface, it might seem like the luck of the draw for those reps that are excelling, but there are usually very perceptible—and replicable—habits and practices that exceptional reps possess and exercise. And prospects notice, since, according to Forrester, 70 percent of executive buyers claim salespeople are not prepared for their sales conversations. Therefore, how can managers keep exceptional reps on the right track, and help others break their bad habits?
This guide takes a look at seven bad habits of sales reps, and the strategic initiatives a sales team can take to systematically and consistently foster valuable prospect conversations, every time.