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The DriveTest is the only pre-employment sales test available that helps you determine whether your candidates have the most critical personality trait for success in sales: Drive.

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The Production Builder sales assessment test provides specific suggestions for improving your current team's skills based on each salesperson's unique personality profile.

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Underperforming salespeople are perhaps the greatest cause of frustration to sales executives and financial loss to business owners. This book provides a step-by-step hiring process, including interview questions to identify high Drives sales candidates.

The Most Important Sales Skill

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The most important sales skill, which can be developed through sensitivity and training, is the ability to listen. Sounds easy, but a study conducted in the financial services industry found that in a typical sales call, the salesperson spoke a whopping 80% of the time. Why? 

Salespeople get pumped up, nervous and they want to make sure to get all the material covered. Trouble is, 80% is not collaboration . . . it’s domination . . . and customers do not like it. A well-trained listener can also pick up subtle emotional signals and buying is all about emotions.

There is an old saying in sales relative to a conversation with the customer: “Selling is like tennis . . . as long as the ball is in the other person’s court, you cannot lose.”  The same goes for listening . . . encourage the client to do most of the talking and listen intently as he guides you towards the essence of his needs . . . and the sale.

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Since incorporating the DriveTest as part of our pre-employment process, our organization has been better equipped to identify and hire talent. The DriveTest helps us pinpoint key characteristics of a successful sales person that may be overlooked in the normal interview process.
Kristen BodoHuman Resource ManagerVeeam Software Corporation
I love the science behind the DriveTest. It dramatically increases our odds of hiring sales winners.
Kevin CushingCEOAlphaGraphics