In selling, this is the time of the year to think about and work on plans for next year. My sales cycle is pretty much 70 – 90 days we have only a few days left in the year. I have already been selling into 1st quarter 2021!
Make time to review this year and look at next year. Look at the sales metrics you completed and look at what you want next year to look like. Many of us by putting in more work, can increase salary and make q much better paycheck.
Here is some food for thought on selling:
We all know there are 365 days in the year except leap year with one added day.
Look at these numbers as a starter for a basic sales year:
365 days available
Less 104 weekend days
Less 10 holidays
Less 10 vacation days
Less 11 Misc./Sick/Personal/etc. days
Leaves 230 days available to sell!
Think about these numbers in two ways. First this is the minimum amount of time you have available to make sales. Second, if really committed to a great sales year 2021, how can you manage and expand your sales time.
Get some time between now and the new year 2021 to set a plan and go! – “Really knock it out of the park!”
In sales and selling if your selling cycle is 60, 90, or more days; your year is pretty much complete! We have 74 days left in the year – WOW! So, when should we be selling into next year? NOW!
Have you ever thought of setting up a full one-year sales plan?
I have been working on this for many years. Mostly, it’s easy to set a daily, weekly, and even a monthly plan. However, it seems a daunting task and almost impossible to vision for 12 months.
I can see the entire year and I have worked with several good salespeople that can see value in continuously planning out the next 12 months. They have a rolling 12-month plan.
Today start working on your 12 months of 2021. If this is put together and the entire year is planned out, then it becomes easy to start building a continuous 12-month rolling plan.
I know that if I set up daily weekly and monthly contacts totaling 4,100 for the year, I will likely have success in meeting my sales goal.
See the numbers: Meetings face-to-face or zoom 200/Year, Telephone contacts 2,400 / year, other contacts (Snail mail, e-mail, text, etc.) 1,500 / year for total contacts for the year of 4,100.
Owning my last company, aerospace manufacturing, I taught and required salespeople to use this contact system for sales-tracking. Also, I provided and required ongoing sales training. Salespeople that “Got it” were extremely successful.
Get ready to set up the year 2021 with 340+ contacts per month, and watch sales increase.
Let me know your thoughts.
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