Must-Have Sales Leader Deal Review Questions
Sales managers and leaders can impact the quality of the sales conversation and improve win ratios by asking the right questions at the right time. Successful sales leaders have a solid deal review guide as part of their Sales Leadership Playbooks. The questions can be used during pre-call planning, as part of 1:1 coaching or during business reviews.
Deal review questions ensure the health of the deal on a regular and predictable basis. They also add rigor to sales forecasting. Here is a sample, from one of my client’s Sales Leadership Playbooks, of some really great questions that a sales manager might ask during the qualify stage of the sales process.
Qualify Stage – Sales Leader Questions
The TOP Line Account™ Sales Success Model
Sales leaders should develop a list of validation questions for every stage of the sales process. Also, the very first question a sales manager should ask is, “What stage of the sales process are you in?”
Help your sellers ‘Ring the bell’ more frequently with TOP Line Account™ wins.
Common close ratio: 25%
Add consistent pre-call planning: +20%
Add account strategy work: +20 – 30%
NEW CLOSE RATIO: 65 – 75%
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Lisa Magnuson is an expert in corporate strategic sales and TOP Line Account™ revenue building. As a respected sales consultant and author, Lisa works with clients to build successful strategic sales programs that drive revenue from large new accounts and enable growth from existing high value customers. Learn more at www.toplinesales.com.