There are several ways to present sales training. It has been customary to provide instruction to large groups of people in workshops or seminars. In recent years it is becoming more convenient and cost effective to offer training using online webinars and online courses. Also, CDs and DVDs are offered for instruction that can viewed whenever needed.

It does not matter which method is used, the rewards of coaching will not be appreciated without appropriate follow up. The point to on going training is to guarantee that the company profits continue to grow. If educational programs are not continuous, then educating staff is not an investment, it is a loss.

The main ingredient of a first rate sales team is a good program that provides instruction in method and technique. Also, there must be continuing analysis and evaluation of the program and its outcomes. Finally, follow through is necessary to ensure the coaching is used properly in the field.

On site sessions can be costly so it is important that the company uses a well develop program that has been proven to be successful for initial coaching and follow up. To accomplish this there are several things that must be taken into consideration. First, the cost of staffing these in sequence workshops and pay for the time that salespeople are attending the training. Another consideration is the time limitations that may be involved. These sessions can be quite costly and the company will want to be sure that the benefits outweighs the cost.

Online courses may be less costly for the company and can be completed at the staff persons convenience. The drawback to online courses is that there is no face to face interaction between other participants and the instructor. It has been shown that we retain more information when we share our thoughts and questions with others for immediate feedback.

Another avenue for instruction is the webinars, which through the wonders of modern technology allows groups of people to take part in a live seminar via the internet. This method does allow real time interactions between participants and the facilitator. Because webinars can reach a large number of people at once and the behind the scenes planning is less expensive, it is a very affordable way to provide continuous instruction.

Additionally, using a DVD or a CD allows the individual to listen to or view the instruction infinite times. With a CD, the person can be listening to an instruction as he or she is driving or traveling. The DVD can be watched as often as the person wishes. With several topics on DVD or CD, individuals will have the information they need at their fingertips and the cost to the company is very low. The drawback to DVD, CD, and online courses is that there is no direct interaction with an instructor to ask questions or get clarification on anything.

When a company makes sure that a sound sales training program is in place that includes a follow up plan that is reliable, the company will greatly benefit from an expertly groomed staff. When a company has invested well in the proper program for teaching their staff, the expected outcome will be a rise in profit.

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