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5 Ways to Look at Your Sales Pipeline


Sales Pipeline Management Tools To Boost Your Sales Performance

Whether you're a sales manager looking to train your team or a sales professional looking for new insights and strategies, this blog and sales training video will help you enhance your sales performance and drive meaningful connections with your customers.

How Do You Improve Sales Performance With Clean Pipelines And Qualified Prospects?

Ken Guest dives into a sales framework known as "The Five Lenses of Pipeline Management," a game-changing approach designed to improve your sales performance. The five lenses will help to bring clarity, structure, and success to your sales opportunities like never before.
Watch this sales training video to learn how to improve your sales performance.

The Five Lenses of Sales Pipeline Management

  1. The Definition of Pipeline: Ken suggests that nothing should go into a sales pipeline until a first agreed-upon meeting is scheduled. This helps differentiate between prospecting and selling, and it allows sales managers to coach effectively.
  2. Three Types of Proposals: Ken explains three types of proposals: informational, leverage, and confirmation proposals. It's essential to identify which type of proposal you are dealing with to adjust your approach accordingly.
  3. Non-Negotiable Questions: Ken emphasizes the importance of asking non-negotiable questions before proposing a solution. These questions should help you understand the client's pain, budget and decision-making process.
  4. Taking It to a "No": Ken suggests that you should be willing to take opportunities to a "no" if you've followed up multiple times with no response. It's essential to give the prospect permission to say no.
  5. Clear Future: A "clear future" means having a scheduled date and time for the next step or a decision. Sales managers should encourage salespeople to achieve clear futures in their deals.

This approach to sales pipeline management provides a structured and practical way to manage and assess sales opportunities effectively. It helps eliminate ambiguity and increases the chances of successful deal outcomes.

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Ken Guest

Ken Guest

Partner, The Ruby Group in Akron and Medina. Ken Guest developed an interest in executive coaching and sales training when he was a student of the Sandler system. He saw a dramatic improvement in his own sales and when running a sales force for a company, he saw equally dramatic improvement with his sales people. His favorite part of working as a trainer/coach for The Ruby Group is the satisfaction of seeing companies improve and reach their goals as a result of working with him and the Sandler Training methods. While Ken does not consider himself to be motivational, improved performance and job satisfaction tend to create the continued motivation in his clients, and he enjoys the benefit of seeing this.