Was just reading yet another post with “market data” declaring prospecting the most difficult aspect of sales. Thousands of blog posts about both the difficulty and importance of prospecting have been published in the past 5-7 years.
The LPGA has a new AIG Women’s Open Champion in Sophia Popov – A first-time winner! I will get to why it matters after I set the stage. As an avid golfer, I am intrigued by the parallels the sport has to sales. Yes, there have likely been hundreds if not thousands of articles written about these parallels. But my twist is a little different.
Never in the history of sales, have sales organizations had access to so much data. Yet when I talk to company leaders, many are frustrated by the fact that more data has not translated to greater visibility, better collaboration, or more effective communication.