Field Guide to Sales Meetings
(Updated April 2017)
You have probably attended many meetings that did not feel like productive uses of your time. Don't repeat this mistake with your sales meetings. Meetings are a necessary part of business. Find useful tips and links for planning productive sales meetings in a challenging market in this updated field guide. Get money-saving ideas for your business and yourself. We've gathered the best tips, websites and eBooks to help you out. (M. Glick, Senior Information Specialist)
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Strategies for Productive Sales Meeting
- Have a (good) reason
- Sell the meeting
- Respect the team’s time
- Talk about sales
- Don’t be a downer
Source: Strategies for Productive Sales Meetings, (The Balance, 2016).
Sales Meeting Tips & Warnings
- Lift your sales people up. Make them feel better with a renewed attitude to try harder and maybe use a different selling technique. Leave them with a positive attitude.
- Don't berate someone who did not do well in front of the others.
- Get those who did well to talk about what worked for them.
- Be open and honest, a real person, and let your people know and believe you are there for them.
Source: How to Conduct a Sales Meeting When Sales are Down (eHow, 2011).
Planning & Conducting an Effective Sales Meeting
21 Steps to a Stellar Listing Presentation With RPR®, (RPR Blog, Mar. 2017).
How to Run a Productive Sales Meeting, (pipedrive Blog July, 2016).
10 Great Sales Contests, (REALTOR® Magazine, Dec. 1, 2015).
10 Secrets to a Successful Sales Meeting, (Forbes, Sept. 22, 2014).
Why You Must Hold Weekly Real Estate Office Sales Meetings, (YouTube, Feb. 13, 2014).
6 Secrets to a Successful Sales Meeting, (Entrepreneur, Jan. 9, 2014).
Free meeting agenda templates outline, (Workplace-Communication.com).
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
Smart Sales Manager (Adobe eReader, Kindle book)
Sales Management (Adobe eReader, Kindle book)
The New Handshake, Sales Meet Social Media (Adobe eReader, Kindle book)
Guerrilla Selling (Overdrive Audio)
77 Tips for Absolutely Great Meetings (Adobe eReader)
Fewer, Shorter, Better Meetings (Overdrive Audio)
Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings (Adobe eReader)
Quick Meeting Openers for Busy Managers (Kindle, Adobe eReader)
Step by Step Guide to Fewer, Shorter, Better Meetings (Kindle, Adobe eReader)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
The resources below are available for loan through Information Services. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800-874-6500 for assistance.
Real estate marketing and sales essentials: steps for success, (Thomson/Southwestern, 2006). HD 1387 H18
Magnetic selling:develop the charm and charisma that attract customers and maximize sales, (American Management Association, 2006). HF 5438 B62
5 minutes to a great real estate sales meeting, (Thomson/Southwestern, 2004). LC 5209 M46
The sales manager's deskbook, (Prentice Hall, 1996). HF 5438 G16s
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