Most people know that the measure of a salesperson’s success is their ability to make new sales. However, how can a sales manager or organization predict a sales professional’s current skill level? Likewise, how can sales professionals see through the opaque lens of self-bias and identify their own areas of improvement, while finding the practical solutions for correcting them?
As with any profession, selling has a body of knowledge related to successful execution. There are a multitude of skills, behaviors, knowledge and attitudes involved in any successful sales career. To know how to improve your own sales performance requires that you periodically examine all of these aspects. The Sales IQ Plus assessment offers such an objective analysis and essentially answers the question, “What, specifically, is keeping this person from selling more?”
This award-winning sales skill assessment was jointly developed by best-selling authors Jeffrey Gitomer (The Sales Bible,) Jim Cathcart (Relationship Selling) and Dr. Tony Alessandra (The Platinum Rule for DISC Sales Mastery.) Borrowing upon the wisdom and experience of these three authorities, Sales IQ Plus measures a sales professional’s understanding of the strategies required to sell successfully in any environment.
This assessment takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and consists of 48 questions that guide you in assessing each of the eight primary sales competencies, along with some vital selling traits. A sales "competency" is a category of selling proficiency that contains a number of different skills and knowledge components. All eight competencies combine to provide an overview of your current selling effectiveness.
Each of the eight primary competencies is explored from a variety of perspectives:
By assessing your sales effectiveness in each of the eight areas, you will gain an overview that enables you to be a much more effective self-manager and consistently successful sales professional.
Note: Each situation was developed and validated by sales professionals to reflect real sales strategies used by today’s sales force.
Yes! As with our four DISC “Team Reports,” your online assessment account includes access to a “Team Report” function designed specifically for Sales IQ Plus. Likewise, this tool is FREE and can be generated in unlimited numbers!
Simply drag and drop any combination of names for those individuals (i.e. your clients or employees) who’ve already taken the Sales IQ Plus assessment. Your account will populate their Sales IQ Plus results into the Team Report software and generate the PDF report document. At a glance, coaches, trainers and sales managers will be able to draw new insights based on the comparison of their group results.
This makes it an excellent tool for coaching workshops and most often, for sales managers who want a bird's-eye view of a team’s, department’s or company’s sales reps. Coaches and managers alike will be able to more quickly spot and diagnose “knowledge gaps” common among the greatest number of their group’s members. This enables them to most effectively determine where to focus their group coaching and trainings, among other things.
Similarly, this tool will also help users identify where the greatest commonality of strengths lie. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could assemble sales teams for special projects based on valuable, concrete data?
Like all of your accounts features and functions, we’re ready and willing to provide you a personal screen-share tutorial. Call or email us today!
We recommend administering the Sales IQ Plus assessment three times each year. As you master one area of selling, another area might need your attention. Nobody can attend to all areas all of the time, so occasional check-ups will make a big difference in maintaining a constant state of self and sales improvement.
Determine your organization's overall sales effectiveness and identify the most-needed training by having each of your sales people complete an assessment.
As a Supervisor or Sales Manager, you can use Sales IQ Plus as a coaching tool, comparing your observations alongside a candidate's Sales IQ Developmental Chart to determine exactly which aspects of sales effectiveness they need to improve. You can be surgical in your coaching, rather than general.
Learn more about your effectiveness in all aspects of selling and you will have a clear idea of which skills to refine first. Selling is a skill, and self-assessments like the Sales IQ Plus will provide you the objective means for honing your craft.
The Sales IQ Plus report will provide feedback on an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. From this, you will be able to accurately and more easily:
The Sales IQ Plus assessment is an objective analysis designed as a starting point — a type of ‘personalized map’ for your sales knowledge at this moment in time. It tells you where you are, why you are there and how to improve by offering specific insights and responses based on your assessment results.
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