When a sale is on the line it’s crucial to be able to quickly assess the situation and know what play to call next.
That’s where a sales playbook comes in. “Like a playbook to a quarterback, sales playbooks can provide the pivotal next move to a salesperson,” writes Andrew Hunt, founder of Inbound Sales Network, in a post for the company blog. “They can shorten sales cycles, increase win rates, ramp up new salespeople, increase deal sizes and optimize overall sales performance. In other words, they help salespeople win.”
Hunt references sales enablement developer Qvidian’s four steps to developing a winning sales playbook, including assessment and preparation, collaborative design, launch, and revision. For more on designing the right sales playbook for your team, read the full post here.
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