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Why You Need Sales Training

The first reaction from customers my team calls on is that they don’t need or want sales training. And, it is no wonder they feel that way at first. Training is a huge investment for business owners and salespeople alike. It requires time, effort, and — of course — money! 

But the fact of the matter is, people will feel that way about anything if they don’t know why it’s important.  

For that reason, this article goes in-depth about:

  1. How sales training improves every area of your life.
  2. Also, what a strong selling curriculum must include. 

With that in mind, I will start with the story of how sales saved my life… 

Why I am Passionate About Sales Training 

Believe it or not, I never wanted to become a salesman. I went to college for accounting. However, after college, I ended up working at a car dealership once I beat a years-long struggle with drugs. 


To start, no one showed me any practical methods to close a deal. Further, the only things my colleagues taught me were sales tricks that didn’t work — and even worse, were unethical. 


I discovered real sales techniques and strategies that resulted in more deals. Once I studied and implemented them, I quickly rose through the ranks to the top salesman at the company. 

The discipline and education kept me clean and improved my finances. From there, I began teaching others how to sell knowing how much it could transform their lives.

And here is how it can do that specifically… 

Sales Skills are the Keys to Personal and Financial Success

As you can see, fully committing to sales training turned my life around. Nonetheless, I can understand if you’re still unconvinced since you never had those exact circumstances…

So, the next sections will cover how professional development in sales can give you an upper hand with more common obstacles.  

Let’s start with one that affects all walks of life — the economy. 

Enough Sales Can Beat ANY Economic Downturn 

In a period of contraction, consumers get scared. Hence, they tend to hold on tighter to their cash. 

As such, sales professionals have to work harder to close deals — which is where sales training makes all the difference.

Training puts you in better control of customer interactions, so you can get them to make a decision…


Therefore, you must know how to outsell inflation to make it on the other side of tough times. This brings me to my next point why sales skills are so important… 

Sales Training Results in PREDICTABLE Revenue

By and large most sales jobs are on commission. This fact is a major argument people make against sales as a career because it’s “not a stable income.” That is simply because most people depend on luck to close deals

Consequently, that argument can be debunked immediately when an employee is trained.


On top of that, there is an opportunity to earn more when your compensation is based on sales. Nonetheless, learning sales can also prevent future career problems from popping up.

Know- How Breaks the Curse of “Burnout” 

There is a notorious event among sales professionals called the “90-day phenomenon.” 

Briefly, it is when a salesperson starts a job excited about their product and they close a few deals…

Then, about 90 days later, their sales performance hits a slump… 

Believe it or not, this person is not experiencing the myth of work burnout. They just stopped having consistent wins… 

Look, no one wants to keep doing something they think they’re bad at. But, training provides tools and solutions to get individuals — and sales teams — back on track.

All that being said, not every sales program is created equal. You want to make sure it covers all bases. 

Criteria for Effective Sales Training 

The perfect sales training platform establishes someone who never sold anything and sharpens a veteran’s skills… 

People and attitudes change. So, seasoned professionals require further education to stay up to date — even more so than new blood. 

Consequently, the right curriculum would be comprised of all of the following topics to be suitable for everyone… 

Sales Process

First and foremost, sales training program needs to include… how to sell! 

That means deep-diving into every step of the sales cycle:

  • Greeting
  • Fact-finding
  • Demonstration
  • Proposal
  • Sales Negotiation
  • The Almighty Close

A comprehensive program must cover all of these separately and as a whole. The reason is that each step carries its distinct nuances despite also working together. 

Additionally, one of these steps demands more attention than others because it’s the only one that pays you…

The close. 

An Arsenal of Closes

As I mentioned before, the sales step one must study the most is closing the deal. You can do everything else perfectly, but if things get sticky in the close… 


Furthermore, you need to have hundreds of scripts to ask for the sale in hundreds of different ways. 

Why? Because everyone is different and needs to be closed in a manner that addresses customer needs and concerns. The math is simple…

The more closing material you have, the larger number of people will buy from you. 

Similarly, no sales training is complete without guidance on mastering client objections…   

How to Handle Objections

Lucky for us all, there are only four types of objections to learn.

Time. Money. Stall. Or, product. 

Nevertheless, this subject must be covered thoroughly…  


Uncovering the unspoken objection takes the perfect balance of…

Confidence, a great attitude, and the ability to apply pressure. 

Therein is where sales training polishes the apprentice sales reps into a professional. No program should overlook this critical skill.

That being said, there also must be a built-in system for discipline and accountability…

Sales Role-Play Guide & Training Schedule 

Reading the theory of a topic is all well and good. But if you can’t turn around and use that material, you don’t fully understand it…

Whether you are a business owner, sales manager, or salesperson, your results depend on regular review and practice. 

For that reason, my sales platform, Cardone University, allows you to…

Set up training reminders, monitor progress, and suggest regimens for optimum ROI with the program. 

Additionally, students benefit from skills that are not exactly “selling,” but keep them in front of potential customers.

Let’s discuss those activities next.  

Direction for BEFORE & AFTER the Sale

There are two areas that salespeople neglect the most, but could easily double their income… 


Think about it. How much more revenue could you earn if you: 

  1. Had more leads. 
  2. Could cold-call confidently
  3. Booked more appointments. 
  4. And, had a strategy to sell customers who didn’t buy.

It would mean a significant boost in your take-home, right? Nonetheless, those sales strategies must be taught not taken for granted.

Make sure any sales training you inquire about has modules on customer acquisition and retention

Specialized Sales Training for Remote Teams

Earlier, we spoke about the importance of continued education and changing with the times. 


A recent example is COVID-19 teaching many businesses that being adaptable was the only way forward. 

Now more than ever, sales teams are working from home. And as you can imagine there is a big difference between selling skills in-person vs. online or on the phone. 

During the pandemic, my sales managers and I had to perfect this method to survive the massive shutdowns. We went through a rough trial and error period, so our clients wouldn’t have to.

Make sure your sales training provides you with tools for thriving now and in the future — for better or worse. 

How Sales Training Positively Impacts the WHOLE Company 

The last misconception I want to address is that sales skills only help salespeople. To be blunt, that is one of the most short-sighted things I have ever heard… 

If everyone in your company understood the fundamentals, not only would the sales department’s life be easier…


No matter how you dice it, it’s a win-win. 

But only if the sales training you choose has all the above criteria. And, I don’t know about the other guys, but I know Cardone University does…

Whatever you pursue — sales or otherwise — keep improving and be great.  

— Grant Cardone

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Keeping Momentum Through 2022

Here we are at the beginning of another new year. We made it through the holidays and year-end hustle ready to start fresh. But there’s an interesting phenomenon that I noticed happens this time of year. Salespeople start out the year with a strong number of sales. Then before we are even ninety days in, their sales tank. What happened and how do you prevent it? That’s what I’m going to answer for you here. I’m going to give you the key to keeping momentum through 2022 and every year after. 


keeping momentum 2022


Value Your Product More Than the Money


Money can be a great motivator for making sales initially. But it won’t push you to keep going in the long run. Being purpose-driven is the only way that you can ever be great at anything in life. 


Conviction is the difference between beginner’s luck and long-term success in selling. I have hammered on this point before, but I’m going to say it again. You have to be 100% sold on your product, service, company, your management, and yourself. 


Any drop in production is an indicator that you have uncertainty in what you’re selling. 


There is no other reason you are losing steam other than that–you have to know that fact first and foremost. Once you do, you’’ll be able to quickly bounce back from any dip in your sales by reselling yourself on what you offer. Become unreasonable about this point. That is the biggest part of the key to keeping momentum through 2022. 


keeping momentum 2022

Don’t Use “Tricks” in 2022


Tricks are for kids, not salespeople. I hear some of these “tricks” that salespeople pick up to get more sales. Stuff like crossing your arms when the customer does and other psychological mumbo jumbos. 


In short, don’t use them. They’re not ethical. A good rule of thumb is that if you would not advertise what you’re doing, don’t do it! If you’re tempted to use these methods, you’re not completely sold and need to revisit the point above. 


In conclusion, the key to keeping momentum through 2022 starts with you. Selling isn’t all about money. It’s about helping others with what you offer them. How does your product help your customers? What does your company offer that the competition doesn’t? What do YOU bring to your customers no other salesperson can? Get solid on those things, reinforce them when they waver, and your sales will dominate in the year ahead. 


Check out our courses on how to make more sales, improve your marketing and become successful at cardoneuniversity.com.


Keep the Momentum.

Grant Cardone 

Grant as Santa Claus

How to Motivate a Team Through the Holidays

While the holidays are a time of joy and celebration for many, they can also be a source of stress for sales teams. Team members may find it difficult to stay motivated with all the additional demands on their time and energy (not to mention all of the holiday parties and events). We all tend to slack off sometimes when there are festivities, but this isn’t the time to slow down. Here’s how to motivate a team through the holidays:


Set achievable goals.

It can be easy to get overwhelmed during the holidays, especially if your team has a lot of work to do. To avoid feeling stressed out and unmotivated, set realistic goals that you can achieve within a reasonable timeframe.


Plan a post-holiday celebration.

What’s better than looking forward to celebrating all of your hard work than hosting a party for your team? Make it fun and let them enjoy a night to congratulate them. 


Address problems ahead of time.

If you’re aware of issues with a project (such as a tight deadline or an unrealistic workload), address them ahead of time by asking for help from other team members.


Give back.

This is a no-brainer! Your team will feel more motivated and stay engaged if they have the opportunity to give their time and skills to a worthy cause.


Reward good performance.

Recognition for a job well done is one of the best ways to keep people motivated. Suppose you have an incentive program in place. In that case, everyone must get credit when they do something worthy of recognition so that no one feels left out.


Recognize your team’s efforts.

Please make a special effort to recognize the contributions of your team members during the holidays. Let them know how much you appreciate their dedication and hard work throughout the year. It’s not too late to add something special in their holiday paychecks for working through December!


Celebrate success.

When your team meets its goals or completes a project ahead of schedule, take the time to celebrate its success. This will help keep them motivated to work even harder in the future.


Work on personal development.

Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean it’s time to slack off – it’s a great time to read sales books, complete extra sales training, surround yourself with positive reminders and make continued investments in yourself – because that’s the greatest gift of all.


I get it – there’s lots of fun around the office these days, but let’s keep in mind that our goals are our first priority. Don’t forget to give your sales team something to look forward to and keep them motivated so they continue to boost sales. If you want to learn about more motivation methods, check out my course at cardoneuniversity.com