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Sales Game Changers | Tips from Successful Sales Leaders

Jan 19, 2022

This is episode 459.

Read the complete transcription on the Sales Game Changers Podcast website.

COLLEEN’S TIP: “It’s time for a new perspective in sales. I believe in teaching both the hard skills, what I’ve framed up as the sales IQ skills – negotiation skills, value propositions, prospecting, closing – but what was missing for years and is still missing in a lot of sales organizations are coaching and teaching the soft skills, emotional intelligence skills. Emotional intelligence sounds great but how do you actually yield hard sales results? What I’d like to encourage everyone today is for this new perspective, when you’re coaching your salespeople, absolutely coach to the hard skills but start including language such as, “Where do you think lack of empathy got in the way of forwarding this opportunity?”, “Where did your lack of assertiveness go up?”, “How are you playing into instant gratification?” It’s not an either/or proposition which often people confuse that when they hear of emotional intelligence.