Monday, January 10th, 2022

Learning through competition

Three perspectives on enhancing sales skills through sales competitions. What are the challenges of being a sales competition director? Johannes Reiterer: Directors of a sales competition are faced with various challenges. One of the biggest is to establish a realistic and challenging competition case study. The case requires development of a concrete and consistent storyline, generation of briefings for role-play… 


Monday, January 10th, 2022

Sales competitions 8.1 2022

NCSSC – National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship… 


Friday, November 26th, 2021

The Academics

Dr Frank Cespedes, senior lecturer, Harvard Business School; Professor Mark Johnston, Professor of Marketing and Ethics, Rollins College; Professor Nick Lee, Warwick Business School; Dr Colin Mackenzie, specialist lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University; Dr Javier Marcos, Associate Professor, Strategic Sales Management and Negotiation, Cranfield School of Management; Dr Beth Rogers, Visiting Fellow, Cranfield School of Management Q: What will be the… 


Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Sales competitions 7.4 2021

The Great Northwoods Sales Warm Up –… 


Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

A new paradigm for CPD in sales

Why there needs to be a fresh approach to the personal development of sales executives and their managers. Many readers of this article may already be in superb sales organisations; however, for those in the sales field it will come as no surprise that many small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) have little in the way of formal sales training that could be… 


Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Sales competitions 7.3 2021

The Great Northwoods Sales Warm Up –… 


Monday, April 26th, 2021

Sales competitions 7.2 2021

Pensacola Pitch Collegiate Sales Competition – Hosted… 


Monday, April 26th, 2021

Open courses and events 7.2 2021

Sales Essentials for Success – Cranfield Executive Development 2-3 June 2021 Sales Essentials for Success gives you the tools to build and create a sales function that is strategically directed and controlled. You’ll gain a fundamental knowledge of the tactics that must be employed on a daily basis to succeed. £2,200 + VAT (concessions available) – execdev@cranfield.ac.uk +44 (0)1234 589292https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/open-executive-programmes/growing-businesses/sales-essentials-for-success… 


Monday, April 26th, 2021

2021 7.2 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

The research review aims to help readers keep up to date with recently published research on sales-related topics. The review highlights short abstracts of academically peer-reviewed research. This selection of published research is from a range of academic journals. In this edition, the abstracts include four themes that focus on sales performance, capability development, sales behaviours and sales automation. Sales… 


Friday, February 26th, 2021

Sales competitions 7.1 2021

NCSC VIRTUAL – National Collegiate Sales Competition… 


Friday, February 26th, 2021

Open courses and events 7.1 2021

Key Account Management Best Practice – Cranfield Executive Development 10, 12, 26 Mar 2021 – live online Joining an experienced group of fellow KAM practitioners, you will gain: State-of-the-art knowledge and tools for creating an effective key account management process. Strategic understanding on how to focus your time and attention appropriately in the development of key accounts. Improved collaboration skills… 


Friday, February 26th, 2021

2021 7.1 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

The research review aims to help readers keep up to date with recently published research on sales-related topics. The review highlights short abstracts of academically peer-reviewed research. This selection of published research is from a range of academic journals. In this edition, the abstracts include four themes that focus on sales performance, customer management, capability development, and sales behaviours. Sales… 


Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Open courses and events Q3 2020

Sales Essentials for Success – Cranfield Executive Development 18-20 November 2020 (live online); 8 February 2021 (face-to-face) £2,200 + VAT (concessions available) – execdev@cranfield.ac.uk +44 (0)1234 754500Sales Essentials for Success gives you the tools to build and create a sales function that is strategically directed and controlled. You’ll gain a fundamental knowledge of the tactics that must be employed on… 


Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Conferences and exhibitions Q3 2020

National Sales Conference 20 – Digital Growth… 


Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Advice for KAMs during Covid

Reports from Cranfield Key Account Management Forum’s online series. Staying positive and focused in uncertain times Andy Bounds, a leading sales communications expert, advocates putting emphasis on creating “positivity and productivity”. Using the “Yes, if…” technique allows individuals and teams to focus on the key few outcomes that are needed to make an objective achievable and then ensure that those… 


Thursday, July 9th, 2020

What’s it like working in sales?

A career in selling can be vibrant, fast-paced, bold and exciting. It can also be demanding, challenging and subject to long hours in a busy, target-driven environment. But the sales function is the bedrock of any business so, if you’re committed to developing client relationships and providing valuable solutions, sales can be a highly rewarding, dynamic and fulfilling long-term career…. 


Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Latest courses for students and apprentices

Never before have there been so many options for students, apprentices and aspiring sales professionals to study and gain valuable qualifications and commercial experience. Academic sales programmes are available to those anticipating a sales career either as university and college courses for undergraduate students on leaving school or at postgraduate level. Postgraduate options (often aimed at more experienced individuals) include… 


Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

What are sales apprenticeships?

In the UK, sales apprenticeships are programmes that allow people to study for a professional qualification while being paid and receiving on-the-job training. Sometimes, off-site classroom training is also involved. Apprenticeships typically last one to three years. They’re open to anyone over the age of 16 and not in full-time education. As there’s no upper age limit, apprenticeships can be… 


Monday, July 6th, 2020

Test yourself with sales competitions

Sales competitions are attracting the attention of students from around the world because they are a great way for sales course participants to showcase themselves in front of prospective employers. Equally, many corporate employers have embraced sales competitions as a convenient way of checking out the best of the new crop of sales talent. Competitors who perform well are likely… 


Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Why choose sales as a career?

A job in sales can give you the skills to become a future business leader. The skills you need Many people think that to be successful in sales you need to be able to talk. It’s true; being able to communicate well is massively important but the “gift of the gab” is not required now, and frankly, never was. What…