Stephanie Hadley

Stephanie Hadley is a professional writer and marketer with more than 20 years experience in learning and development and customer success. Her work has appeared on behalf of clients in national business magazines and training industry journals. Stephanie holds a Bachelors of Science in Public Relations from the SI Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University.

Recent Posts

Empower Sales Teams With Personalized eLearning

Amazon remembers your purchase history and style preferences to recommend the best products for you, giving you a truly personalized online shopping experience. Netflix recommends shows for you to watch based on your personal viewing history, making it easier for you to find the movies and shows you like. Today everything on the Web is personalized, and so it is no surprise that personalized eLearning is the biggest trend in sales training in 2017.

By Stephanie Hadley • February 8, 2017

Learning Paths Take Sales Training to Reps in the Field

According to Salesforce.com, a sales rep spends 67 percent of their time doing something besides selling. We know all too well that a good chunk of that time is spent on reporting, but another significant portion of it is spent in training sessions. Too often those training sessions are in-person, large group training sessions designed to provide the greatest amount of information to the most people in one sitting.

By Stephanie Hadley • January 11, 2017

Sales Training 2017 Outlook: Content, Access and Relevance

Sales training is a $5 billion dollar industry, according to Sales Performance International and companies spend as much as $30,000 or more training individual sales reps.

By Stephanie Hadley • December 28, 2016

The 5 Top Sales Training Trends in 2016

ATD reports that continuous sales training results in 50 percent higher net sales per employee.

By Stephanie Hadley • December 22, 2016

5 Ways E-Learning Enables Effective Sales Training

Sales trainers are smart people. They know when something is broken, and if The Bridge Group is correct and sales reps are only meeting their quota half of the time, then something is very broken.  It is clear that sales kick off events, in-room presentations, and mandated day-long training sessions are not working for the 50 percent of today’s sales learners who are failing to meet quota. E-learning programs can fix many of the problems with sales training.

By Stephanie Hadley • December 14, 2016

Sales Enablement Programs: The Secret to Loyal Sales Teams

Sales managers, especially B2B and technology sales executives, are fighting an uphill battle to recruit and retain their sales staff. In fact, according to Manpower's 2016 survey sales representatives are the third toughest role to fill for any organization. But, it turns out that more so than many other tools, effective sales enablement programs can play an outsized role in helping sales managers increase retention and job satisfaction amongst the sales team.

By Stephanie Hadley • December 7, 2016

Soft Skills Training Makes an Impact on Sales Success

We have all worked with sales people. Think about the last great sales person you worked with – the one that helped you make the right decision for your business. Chances are that person is engaging, committed and dependable. Most likely that rep has had soft skills training. Of course, the sales rep has also learned how to prospect, position the product, and negotiate. But those technical skills are not the skills that have made you a loyal customer. When it comes to being a successful salesperson, sales managers say that soft skills training matters most.

By Stephanie Hadley • October 26, 2016

Social Selling: How to Win More Business on Social Media

Only 31 percent of organizations currently employ social selling tactics. This despite the fact according to Invesp, 78 percent of people report that a company’s social media efforts impact their purchases. There is a clear link between trusted, educational content delivered via social media, and sales success. So why aren’t more organizations taking advantage of the benefits of social selling?

By Stephanie Hadley • October 6, 2016

5 Sales Coaching Tips From History’s Best Coaches

The great college basketball coach John Wooden once said, “A coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority.”

By Stephanie Hadley • September 22, 2016

The Three New Rules of Sales Enablement: Just in Time, Situational, and Personalized

How do Learning & Development executives and sales training leaders ensure that sales executives in the field have access to the right corporate training material when they need it? With the right content, delivered at the right time, and in the right way.

By Stephanie Hadley • May 9, 2016
Incredibly Easy Sales Enablement Tips to Close More Deals

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