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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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September 14, 2022

How To Enable Your Salespeople to Book More Sales Meetings

When I listen to sales reps and their managers discuss the challenges associated with sales prospecting and trying to book sales meetings with new prospects, it is astonishing how little focus is on the customer. ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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October 14, 2021

Five Strategies For Retaining Your Employees in 2022

  Perhaps you heard the news, a record 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August.  You've seen the headlines or taglines, the Great Resignation, also known as the Big Quit, is the ongoing trend of ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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October 12, 2021

Understanding The Forgetting Curve and How to Neutralize It

"I've explained this to him a hundred times. Why do I have to continue to repeat myself?"

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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July 20, 2021

Measuring Return on Expectations Key to Achieving Sales Training ROI

A common question we often hear from staffing industry executives is, "how do you measure the effectiveness of your sales and recruiter enablement programs in terms of return-on-investment?" Here is what we tell them.

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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July 07, 2021

What is a Sales Enablement Manager?

There is great debate over the definition of sales enablement. Gartner has their definition, Forrester has their definition and many others have their own definition of sales enablement.  But we all agree that there is ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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June 29, 2021

Research, Statistics To Help You Budget for Employee Training

Benjamin Franklin once said, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”  As someone who works in the field of learning and development, I tend to agree.  Training isn't something that's 'nice to have,' it's a ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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June 25, 2021

L&D Leaders, Practitioners Need to Learn to Speak in Terms of ROI

When it comes to employee training, many small businesses owners are feeling conflicted. Of course they want their workers to be enabled and equipped with the requisite skills and knowledge that make them productive, ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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June 23, 2021

Formalized Collaboration, RACI Model, Key for L&D Making an Impact

Sales enablement is a strategic, collaborative discipline designed to increase predictable sales and recruiting results by providing consistent, scalable enablement services that allow recruiters, salespeople and their ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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June 16, 2021

The Difference Between Sales Enablement and Sales Training

No, this is not mind-blowing news, that the staffing industry including the sales and recruiting landscape has dramatically shifted over the past 12 few months.  A shift to virtual, remote interactions, and a host of ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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June 08, 2021

Sample Scenarios For Calculating Sales Training ROI

If you follow my blog then you probably know I have put together a short series of posts on the topic of sales training ROI. My first post discussed the formula for tracking and measuring sales and recruiter training ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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June 04, 2021

Applying the Kirkpatrick Model to Evaluating Your Training Programs

In my most recent post, Understanding Metrics to Track and Measure Sales Training ROI, I discussed the importance of tracking leading indicators, lagging indicators and return on expectations (ROE) for measuring the ROI ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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June 01, 2021

Understanding Metrics for Tracking and Measuring Sales Training ROI

For revenue leaders including sales enablement, learning and development (L&D) leaders, you know sales and recruiter training is necessary in order for your team to improve productivity and effectiveness. But ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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May 27, 2021

The Formula For Tracking, Measuring Sales and Recruiter Training ROI

Sales and recruiter training is critical to attracting and retaining talent, boosting revenue and shortening ramp-up time for new hires. To remain relevant, it’s no longer good enough to simply “check the box” on ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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May 24, 2021

Revenue Leaders, This is What You're Trying to Enable and Scale

For as long as the sales profession has been in existence there has been a belief that sales is an art and not a science. Everyone believed (and many still do) that sales is all about the relationships and that great ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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May 11, 2021

The Data Telling Us Why Sales Enablement is on the Rise

Research shows that more salespeople than ever are struggling to make quota. According to a study from CSO Insights, over the past five years the number of salespeople making quota has dropped by ten percentage points ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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May 04, 2021

The Difference Between Sales Readiness Software and LMS

This SIA Staffing Index report from April 26th shows that staffing revenue grew by 14% year-over-year in March. Travel nurse staffing, allied healthcare and legal staffing led the way followed by industrial and IT ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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April 20, 2021

Metrics to Track the Effectiveness of Your Sales Training

More and more IT staffing firms are renewing their focus on sales improvement initiatives. When IT staffing organizations invest in sales training and enroll their salespeople, they’re eager to know how their investment ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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March 12, 2021

Three Benefits to Investing in Sales Enablement Software

Today, more then ever, recruiters and sales professionals rely on technology to help them engage customers and candidates and improve their productivity and effectiveness.

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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March 10, 2021

Understanding Which Sales Enablement Software You Need Part 2

In my my blog post Understanding Which Sales Enablement Software You Need Part One, I discussed Sales Content Management, Learning Management Software (LMS), Video Simulation Software for Skill Certification and Sales ...

Understanding Which Sales Enablement Software You Need
Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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March 04, 2021

Understanding Which Sales Enablement Software You Need (Part One)

With sales enablement and sales enablement software rapidly gaining traction - the number of companies with a full time dedicated sales enablement role has more then tripled since 2013. But while adoption has ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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March 01, 2021

Eight Compelling Reasons To Adopt Sales Enablement

Sales has never been an easy profession, but research shows that more salespeople than ever (including recruiters) are struggling to make quota. CSO Insights reports that over the last 5 years the average number of ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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January 29, 2021

The Impact of AI on Training, Learning & Development, Sales Enablement

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a fascinating area of learning for several decades now. You didn't realize AI has been around that long did you?  Dating back to the 1950s researchers have experimented with AI ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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July 09, 2019

Three Reasons IT Staffing Firms Struggle to Scale

Over the course of the past several months I have been doing less sales training and more "business consulting."  More to the point, clients are sharing with me their challenges in growing and scaling their business.  ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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June 10, 2019

Sales Training User Adoption Plan, The What and Why

IT staffing firms depend on their sales team to grow revenue and maintain gross profit margins.  To support them in this responsibility, they invest in designing, supporting and sustaining their overall sales enablement ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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June 10, 2019

Three Ways For Calculating Your Sales Training Budget

According the 2017 State of the Industry report from the Association for Talent Development, organizations invest on average $1,273 per employee for training, learning and development.  Organizations smaller in size ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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June 09, 2019

IT Staffing Sales Training, Build or Buy (Outsource it)

Developing, delivering and maintaining an IT staffing sales enablement program requires strategic planning and capital in the form of sales methodology expertise, instructional design knowledge and technology.  Because ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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May 09, 2019

Six Steps to Leading Sales Transformation

Staffing owners and CEO's face non-stop pressure to deliver above-market growth during the best of times. When the economy is weak, that demand grows even stronger. While mergers and acquisitions have the ability to ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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December 13, 2018

Your Sales Team Completed Training, Now Comes Change Management

If you're like most staffing leaders than you're probably planning a skills improvement initiative for later this year or you're currently in the middle of sales and/or recruiter training program.  Or, perhaps you’re in ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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September 14, 2018

Creating Your Sales Training Budget

Sales quotas continue to rise year after year despite the fact that Salesforce.com's State of Sales report found that 57% of all salespeople fail to meet sales quota. To close this gap organizations are investing in ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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August 24, 2018

The Role of the Manager in Employee Training

One area in which we invest a lot of time with our customers is educating them on the importance of change management and user adoption. Training, learning and development doesn’t end when the training program ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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May 15, 2018

Four Sales Enablement Tools Your Salesforce Needs Today

Are your sales reps conversation ready?  Before you say ‘yes’, take a minute to stop and think about it. No sales rep is perfect.  Heck, all reps struggle with executing at one or more stages of the sales process. That ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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May 09, 2018

Four Signs it is Time to Hire a Sales Enablement Manager

Frequently I get asked by customers and industry colleagues, "Dan, what are the trends you're seeing in the marketplace?" "Dan, what are some of the best practices you see high growth IT staffing firms adopting?  "What ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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May 03, 2018

Sales Enablement, The What & Why It Matters

If you work in a training, learning and development function, than chances are you’ve heard the term sales enablement.  While it has been a hot topic, there seems to be a bit of confusion around what exactly it is and ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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March 22, 2018

Sales Training: Executing The Candidate Interview Feedback Call

By far, the most important phone call or conversation that IT staffing sales professionals engage in is the candidate interview feedback call.  This is the conversation in which the salesperson speaks with the customer ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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March 15, 2018

Preparing For & Executing the Candidate Submittal Call

While prospecting for new business including cold calling, objection handling and running face to face sales meetings get a ton of well deserved attention,  executing the candidate submittal call is probably the most ...

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Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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March 07, 2018

Sales Training: How to Execute the Candidate Skill Marketing Call

I see two common mistakes with with recruiters and sales reps attempting to skill market candidates to their customers. The first mistake is they fail to understand the difference between selling and pitching.  The ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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July 19, 2017

Six Ways to Ensure Your Sales Training "Sticks"

As a business owner or sales and recruiter leader, the first hurdle you must overcome with your new hire on-boarding and training program is to capture and keep your learners attention.  If you bore them, you will lose ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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April 28, 2016

A 5-Step Plan to Boost the ROI of Your Sales Training

There are thousands of IT staffing firms across the country, with new ones springing up every month as IT veterans leave larger firms to strike it out on their own. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the IT ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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April 14, 2016

How Long Should Your IT Staffing Firm’s Sales Training Last?

As the owner of a small IT staffing firm, you don’t have much time to waste. It’s a growing industry and a fast-moving industry, and if you’re like many of the owners I work with, you took a big risk to strike out on ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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April 01, 2016

Sustaining Sales Transformation with Change Management

So your IT staffing firm has decided to launch a sales transformation initiative.  Perhaps you went through a recent merger, launched a new service offering, opened a new market or are simply looking to revamp your ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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January 28, 2016

Sales Training Best Practice: Leveraging Role Play

Whether your chosen sport is basketball, football, baseball or hockey, the key to getting to the top of your game and perfecting it is practice. After all, practice makes perfect. We first hear this at a very young age ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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October 22, 2015

11 Cool Sales Tools for IT Staffing Sales Professionals

What is that old saying from our friend Alec Baldwin, "Always Be Closing?" Yes, sales is about the art of closing.  But you know what, getting to the "closing" takes more than simply executing on a random series of ...

Dan Fisher
Dan Fisher
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February 07, 2014

Seven Awesome Tips to Reinforce Sales Training

For those of you who know me, I vacation on Martha's Vineyard every summer, hence the name, Menemsha Group. A couple of years ago I decided to take a kite-boarding lesson.  While it was fun and a great day on the water ...