Remote Selling Resource Hub

Remote Selling Resource Hub

Ihr Zeitplan fürs Remote Selling ist knapper als gedacht? Hier finden Sie Untersützung.

Im Remote Selling Resource Hub finden Ihre Sales-Teams alles, was sie brauchen, um unabhängig von Zeit und Ort produktiv und effektiv arbeiten zu können. Ob Tipps & Tricks, Schulungen oder Zeitmanagement-Methoden: Der Remote Selling Hub hat für jede Situation die passende Lösung.

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Stellen Sie Ihre Remote-Selling-Teams im Handumdrehen auf. Unter den folgenden Links finden Sie alles, was Sie für den Einstieg brauchen:

Remote-Selling-Schulungen per Video

Eine kostenlose Videoserie zum virtuellen Verkaufen von Winning by Design.

Die Tipps & Tricks der Showpad-Experten

Unsere Salses-Enablement-Profis erklären, wie Ihnen der Übergang zum Remote-Selling-Modell gelingt.

Virtuelles Onboarding und Training leicht gemacht

So führen Sie ein Remote-Verkaufsteam.

Vertriebsschulungen in der vituellen Welt

Wie Sie eine Coaching-Kultur für Ihr Remote-Selling-Team aufbauen.

Virtuelle Events und Webinare

Tipps und Analysen von Remote-Sales-Experten.

Remote Selling FAQ

Antworten auf häufig gestellte Fragen zum Online-Vertrieb.

Remote Selling School

Sie wollen Ihre Vertriebsteams im Online-Verkauf schulen, sind sich aber nicht sicher, wo sie anfangen sollen? Dann besuchen Sie unsere Remote Selling School. Die kostenlose Video-Serie von Winning by Design ist der beste Einstieg, um Ihre Teams für dem Fernvertrieb fit zu machen.

Virtuelles Onboarding und Training leicht gemacht

Auch für neue Mitarbeiter, die von zu Hause arbeiten, ist ein effizienter Onboarding-Prozess kein Problem. Sie können Ihr Team schnell an Bord holen und regelmäßig schulen – und das komplett online.

Tipps & Tricks für den Verkauf von unseren Showpad-Experten

Sie haben es eilig? Unsere Experten verraten Tipps und Tricks, wie Sie Produkte online verkaufen.

Egal ob es um das effiziente Management Ihres Remote-Selling-Teams oder Schulungen geht: Dustin Deno, VP of North American Sales, und Emily FitzPatrick, Senior Manager of Global Revenue Enablement and Training, haben immer den passenden Ratschlag für Sie. Wir veröffentlichen ständig neue Tipps und Tricks von unseren Showpad-Experten. Setzen Sie sich ein Lesezeichen und besuchen Sie uns regelmäßig!

Remote Selling Series: 3 Tips for Continued Education

Like many companies around the world, Showpad’s workforce has gone from in-office to fully remote.

1. Tipps für Sales Enablement Anwender
  • Remote Selling Series: 3 Tips for Continued Education
  • Remote Selling Series: 4 Tips for Onboarding
  • Remote Selling Series: Tips for Developing Virtual Buddy Programs
  • Remote Selling Series: Tips for Executing Virtual Training Activities
  • Remote Selling Series: Tips for Quickly Creating Sales Playbooks
  • Remote Selling Series: 3 Tips for Supporting Your Newly Remote Sales Team
2. Tipps für Vertriebsleiter
  • Remote Selling Series: 3 Tips for All-Hands Calls
  • Remote Selling Series: 3 Tips for Coaching in One-on-ones
Sales Coaching in einer virtuellen Welt

Sales Coaching in einer virtuellen Welt

Eine Coaching-Kultur funktioniert auch virtuell. Selbst im Home Office kann sich der Sales-Manager um seine Teams kümmern und sie zu Top-Leistungen motivieren.

FAQ

Remote Selling ist keine neue Idee. Aber aufgrund der jüngsten Ereignisse wird es immer selbstverständlicher.

Auch wenn persönliche Besprechungen, Schulungen und Coachings wegfallen, haben Sie heute viele Möglichkeiten, Ihr Remote Selling Team auf dem Laufenden zu halten. Dieser Leitfaden zeigt auf, wie lukrativ ein virtuelles Vertriebs-Team arbeiten kann, und wie Sales Manager sicherstellen, dass jeder die Unterstützung und die Ressourcen erhält, die er für seine Arbeit benötigt.



Manche Verkäufer arbeiten von zuhause. Kann das funktionieren?

We’re all familiar with the perception of remote workers: sitting on the couch in sweatpants, shopping online instead of working with Netflix in the background. Increased distractions and decreased productivity are two common misconceptions about virtual work, among others like:

  • Decline in communication
  • Decline in collaboration
  • Decline in company culture
  • Ineffective meetings

Despite their negative reputation, remote sellers can in fact be effective, and even more productive, than those working in an office. Without the boundaries of the four walls of a traditional work environment, remote workers tend to overcompensate by incorporating more structure into their day, getting dressed in the morning and keeping the TV off, just as if they were in an office. A study by Harvard Business Review found that after permitting remote work, companies saw productivity increase by nearly 14%. Additional research discovered that people working remotely also stay more focused, losing 27 minutes per day in distractions.

While communication, collaboration and culture are certainly more of a challenge to maintain virtually, they aren’t impossible. Telecommunication via online applications like Zoom and Slack remove the physical distance between colleagues and allow for live open discussions where sellers can ask questions, share experiences and offer feedback and best practices. To maximize the benefits of these tools, schedule regular meetings and set clear expectations.

Wie baut man ein remote arbeitendes Vertriebteam erfolgreich auf?

The first, most critical aspect of building your remote sales team is to position virtual work as a value proposition rather than a challenge to overcome. Working remotely provides independence and flexibility that office life cannot provide, and has become far less complex over recent years thanks to all the tools at your disposal.

Speaking of tools, a remote salesforce relies on technology. Effectively setting up your team requires providing the selling tools they need on a high level and for day-to-day tasks, including:

  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Content management and distribution
  • Communication and collaboration (e.g., Zoom, Slack)
  • Project management and organization
  • Online onboarding and training 
  • Virtual demos and presentations

Each of these platforms plays an important role in the sales process. Implement them from the very beginning and communicate their importance so they become a normal part of sellers’ routines. 

In addition, establish a standard for consistent communication, with frequent team and individual calls — the cadence you choose depends on the size of your team, your industry, and ultimately what you feel is appropriate — to keep remote employees engaged and feeling part of the bigger picture. These calls can be for team and company updates and open discussion where participants can share best practices and ask questions.

Wie erreicht man, dass die Firmenkultur auch in virtuellen Sales-Teams erhalten bleibt?

With the sales team scattered across various locations, it’s often assumed the culture will be doomed. The virtual meeting tools mentioned earlier don’t need to be used strictly for work talk. Sales leaders can host virtual happy hours, water cooler chats and other meetups for sales reps to get to know each other beyond professional limits. Encourage side meetings across sellers and teams so they can bounce ideas off of each other and offer feedback. 

Remember, company culture doesn’t come from internal gossip and work woes, it comes from how valued employees feel and the way they are treated. By making an effort and providing remote sales people with proper support and guidance, as well as keeping open communication, a positive culture comes naturally.

Wie managt man ein virtuelles Sales-Team?

Managing a remote sales team starts with sharing your ongoing commitment to serving reps’ needs with training, content, coaching and moral support. Sales people who feel that their organization values them and is invested in their professional growth will in turn be more motivated and productive. 

The hardest part about managing a remote workforce is providing guidance to sellers spread across states — maybe even countries — and time zones. Developing and maintaining a positive working relationship with your remote team requires the following:

  • Frequent communication: Set up weekly, monthly and quarterly team and individual check-ins for updates, questions and feedback.
  • Clear goals and expectations: Formulate team and individual quotas and benchmarks based on larger organizational objectives.  
  • Straightforward processes: Establish and publicize sales methodologies and practices for sellers to offer better buyer experiences.
  • Practical tools: Invest in technology solutions that unify buyer-facing content, facilitate learning and streamline selling activities.

The last piece of the management puzzle is to measure team and individual performance over time. Since you can’t be in the same room as your sales people, reporting will become essential in your management and coaching process, identifying gaps in skill and knowledge, content needs and other useful insights. Use these results, as well as your conversations with sellers on your team, to aid your approach moving forward.

Was bedeutet virtuelles Training?

Traditionally, organizations have gathered sales teams together for sales kickoffs and other sales meetings to review performance, new products and methodologies and marketing collateral to achieve goals moving forward. Not only does this take a significant financial investment, it also takes salespeople’s time away from sales activities. 

Virtual training can be just as interactive and impactful as in-person meetings, without the time and money spent getting every sales rep in the same room for several days. In fact, nearly half of the respondents in a Training Industry, Inc. survey said they considered virtual training modalities “very useful” for impacting sales learning. Using technology, sales leaders can offer live classroom sessions, as well as recorded videos, written materials and quizzes for sellers to access on their own time, wherever they are, for continuous learning. 

Online sales training also offers the advantage of keeping reps up-to-date with product, company and industry changes. Rather than one in-person training a year, virtual training can be updated at any time as the sales climate evolves, then instantly sent out to the entire team.

Wie lassen sich virtuelle Trainingsmaßnahmen erfolgreich etablieren?

Remote training doesn’t have to be complicated, as long as you dedicate time, effort and care into ensuring sellers get the information and resources they need in a timely manner — and are equipped with the right technology. More on that in a later section.

Effectively delivering training to remote sales staff starts with curating (and creating, if necessary) learning content that covers all the bases: company, product, industry, buyers, process, etc. Working with the marketing and sales enablement teams, sales leaders can make sure their teams have more than enough material to build their sales skills, knowledge and performance over time. 

Sales leaders can simulate in-person, instructor-led training with a virtual classroom. These classes include educational presentations, open discussions and team and individual exercises just like in a traditional training environment — the only difference being sellers interacting through screens. Instructors should plan just as they would if the training were in person, but work with IT in advance to ensure every remote participant is set up for maximum engagement and record the session for later use. 

By nature, training employees digitally affords the advantage of convenience. Sales people can watch videos, review past training sessions, read documentation and practice pitches between other selling activities or outside of normal working hours. Virtual training solutions allow reps to record either real or practice pitches and watch them back to note strengths and weaknesses and make improvements.

Analyze training completion and performance so you can continue providing your sales team with the proper modules to aid in their growth. Offer certifications for the most important skills and knowledge to get an accurate picture of where reps stand in relation to each other, and who might need additional support.

Was muss man beim Onboarding remote arbeitender Mitarbeiter beachten?

Your virtual training program must include an onboarding process for new sales hires. Remember that a new rep may be accustomed to working in an office environment, surrounded by fellow sellers, and although you aren’t welcoming them in person, make them feel just as comfortable. Introducing them to their co-workers and sending them company swag is a good place to start. 

Onboarding should also include:

  • Delivering employee and sales handbooks, guides, presentation decks and marketing materials.
  • Distributing interactive training courses with a follow up call for questions and feedback.
  • Training new sales hires on the technology used throughout the sales process.
  • Setting up meetings with leadership, managers, fellow team members and reps from other departments.
  • Arranging regular touch bases on daily (for the first couple of weeks), weekly, monthly and quarterly bases.
  • Providing recorded product demos from top performers.
  • Gathering feedback to continue improving your sales onboarding process.
Worauf kommt es bei einem effektiven Online-Sales-Coaching an?

We’ve brought it up throughout this guide, but it bears repeating: Making a positive impact on your remote sales team requires consistent and ongoing communication, and powerful productivity tools. 

Sales coaching is integral to a virtual salesforce. All too often remote sellers can feel like they are on an island; a strong relationship and ongoing guidance from their managers can make all the difference in their motivation and performance. Effective virtual sales coaching should be built on a foundation of trust between coach and seller 

Meet digitally one-on-one often with members of your team — at least once a week is recommended — and talk through their pipeline, spotting opportunities and potential challenges down the road. Review training performance and what needs to be done for further advancement. 

Most important in coaching sessions is listening to reps’ concerns, feedback, and self-evaluation. To get the most out of meetings, ask questions like:

  • Where have you had recent success?
  • Where can you improve?
  • What obstacles have you experienced with buyer A/B/C?
  • What are buyer A/B/C’s business needs?
  • What value can we provide for buyer A/B/C?
  • What do you need to meet your goals?
Was gibt es an virtueller Trainingssoftware?

Find a platform that allows sales reps to access training content online via either web or mobile, automatically delivered to individuals and teams in one centralized platform.

Sales enablement and marketing teams responsible for creating training content can easily upload, update, organize and optimize materials so sellers are only studying and reviewing the latest, most relevant information. They also get insight into what content is being used most with buyers, how engaged buyers were with the content and whether the content contributed to a converted sale.

Training technology also helps to ensure the information provided in training, first and foremost, is being used, but is also sticking across the team. Measuring performance allows sales managers to see what reps are completing training modules, as well as how they are performing, and adapt their coaching strategies accordingly.  

Showpad’s suite of sales enablement software solutions empowers the entire sales organization to connect with buyers virtually. 

Showpad Coach allows sales leaders to administer bite-size learning experiences tailored to each team’s and rep’s unique needs. Sales people can access content no matter where they are, and managers can assess performance in an online dashboard. 

The PitchIQ functionality promotes growth among sellers, who can record practice pitches for managers and colleagues to review and offer feedback. 

Showpad Content helps close the geographical and structural divide between marketing and sales, centralizing assets for marketers to distribute quickly and sellers to present and share with buyers and customers.