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  • Writer's pictureRichard Palmer, SureTrain

Great Coaching Will Improve Your Returns from Sales Training

Sales training is an integral part of any business. It can be used to onboard new salespeople, build additional skills, and support the reinforcement of existing skills.

However, it’s important to remember that sales training is only effective if it’s well-designed and its potential is properly harnessed. This is where good coaching comes in. With the help of good coaching, sales training can be made more effective, more rewarding and ultimately more successful.

Coaching is an important tool because it ensures that salespeople have both theoretical and practical knowledge. In sales training, this means having the knowledge to help salespeople understand the basics of selling, such as product information and industry trends. Once they possess this knowledge, coaching can be used to help make sure salespeople know when and how to apply it in the context of specific sales situations.

Coaching provides feedback and guidance on the skills, techniques and tactics necessary for sales success. Good coaching should also be used to create a culture of ongoing improvement. Salespeople need to continually assess, update and develop their skills to remain effective.

Coaching also provides an opportunity to identify weaknesses in performance, discuss potential solutions and adapt to the latest trends and customer needs. Furthermore, effective coaching can create self-motivation and a sense of purpose, helping to make sales training a long-term process, rather than a one-off endeavour.

In addition, a good coach can also help salespeople reach their personal objectives and become more comfortable with their role. Repetitive activities can be made more manageable with the support of a coach, who can offer an external perspective and a sense of direction. It also helps to provide clarity, direction and structure to the training process, as well as helping to set achievable goals.

Ultimately, effective sales training should include the right blend of theory and practice. Coaching can help salespeople gain an in-depth understanding of the sales process and develop the skills they need to succeed. With the right strategy, good coaching can provide a structured environment for salespeople to achieve their goals and drive customer engagement.

So, if you are investing your hard-earned money into sales training, my advice is to ensure you have an effective coaching programme set up to maximise your return on investment and drive your sales and profit even higher.

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