The Progress Coaching Blog

    Handling Common Sales Objections and Improving your Sales Skills

    Mon,Mar 29,2010 @ 10:51 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    Below are three top sales objections along with strategies to overcome them and improve your sales skills.

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    5 Things the economy has taught us about training our employees.

    Thu,Mar 18,2010 @ 11:26 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    What has the down economy taught us about training our employees? Quite frankly, A LOT!  It’s more important than ever to have effective training with a positive ROI.

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    Training should be like nutrition, It’s best in small doses

    Thu,Mar 11,2010 @ 10:08 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    How many times have you heard that you should eat 4-6 small meals a day in order to get better results in weight loss and energy?  Yes many times, but what does this have to do with training employees?Think of typical training (a workshop or seminar) as a huge dinner. When it’s over you feel uncomfortable, groggy, and maybe a little overwhelmed. A typical training session can take any where from a..
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    Training is leaving the classroom

    Thu,Feb 11,2010 @ 09:54 AM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    According to independent consultant Joe DiDonato, in his article “The Future Workforce” published in the December/ January edition of E-Learning magazine, training is leaving the classroom in favor of more interactive and successful training methods.  He looks to the emerging overload of new information and proposes the best new model for training to be

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    Lack of Training and Development Leads to Missed Opportunities.

    Mon,Jan 25,2010 @ 04:22 PM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    In a survey from Harris Interactive this year, it was reported that 51% of employees DON’T want to become mangers, and that 69% of older workers over the age of 64 are not interested in a promotion either. One hypothesized reason for this unwillingness to move up is the lack of quality developmental programs for managers. Employees are literally afraid of getting more responsibility with out..
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    Budget Is No Longer an Excuse for Skimping on Employee Training

    Fri,Jan 22,2010 @ 10:56 AM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    Last week we talked about a post from Selling Power discussing the top issues on the minds of sales leaders in 2010.  Shortly after posting I came across these interesting new stats published in the December/January edition of E-Learning Magazine from the Spring Board Project.  I would say these statistics create a strong case for why we need to continue to train our employees.

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    Top Issues on Sales Leaders Minds for 2010- Training Techniques

    Fri,Jan 15,2010 @ 09:10 AM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    In a recent blog entry from Selling Power, Ten Challenges on Sales Leaders Minds in 2010, they discussed the top issues that will be plaguing the minds of sales leaders in the upcoming 2010. Issues 4 and 5 caught our attention because they hit so close to home for our company by discussing the need for improved training techniques. We often write about the emerging need of managers who coach and..
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    Training Reinforcement: The Missing Piece to True Profitability

    Mon,Dec 14,2009 @ 04:06 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

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    Managers Vs. Sales Coaches

    Tue,Nov 24,2009 @ 10:01 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    There is certainly some gray area between management and coaching, and when each type of leadership is needed. Here is a rough example, if an employee is continuously late for work, reprimanding them is probably a management issue. There is not really a performance issue to be addressed per se. On the other hand, an employee who constantly misses deadlines may be lacking time management skills...
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    6 Training Reinforcement Methods

    Mon,Nov 16,2009 @ 12:13 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    Training our staff can be expensinve, and time consuming.  Protect your investment by reinforcing the training.  Below are 6 easy ways to provide training reinforcment for your staff.

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