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162% increase in new outbound opportunities after completion of the program

50% year-over-year growth in Europe 1 year later

 

IS YOUR SALES ORGANIZATION READY FOR THE MODERN BUYER?

Learn how Sales for Life's solutions can help you transform your
organization to serve today’s buyer with digital and social selling.
RESULTS DELIVERED
96%

A 96% certification 

rate in the program

90+

Over 90+ pipeline 

opportunities

43%

43% increase in 

LinkedIn SSI Score

5

5 closed deals

54%

54% of sales professionals 

sharing content vs. 11% at the 

start of the program

Tom
Tom Kane
VP Global Sales
"The reason I selected Sales for Life is because I saw it as the only practical course that wasn’t a one-and-done event. I’ve been through a lot of those in my career—you get a four-hour all-day training session and you never hear about it again. Sales for Life provided a) a more modern approach to social selling and, b) it was very hands-on and went over a nine-week period. To me, that was way more value to money than the traditional model. This had very good follow up every week, and we could track the progress. That was invaluable."
 
ONE YEAR LATER
 

“Initially my European team was most skeptical due to business usage of social media in the EU. Since taking the training we have seen the highest yearly growth rate of all our geographies in Europe.”

The opportunities made by new connections on LinkedIn have allowed that team to make new inroads into accounts where we had no contacts.

Mark
Mark Passantino
Partner Manager - US & Canada
"Initially, I was skeptical about using social. I actually handed in my laptop and said 'no way.' But I'm not that person anymore—I tell people they're crazy if they don't use it because it works. You just have to do it the right way. Social has definitely helped me get a better handle on accounts and the stakeholders involved."
 
TARGET AUDIENCE

Sales for Life was engaged to provide a formalized approach to social selling learning development and training for 26 sales professionals at Virtek Vision International, and 2 sales professionals at their parent company, Gerber Technology. 

 
HOW WAS SUCCESS MEASURED?
HOW WAS SUCCESS MEASURED

Program success was evaluated through Sales for Life’s measurement framework, grounded on the Kirkpatrick Evaluation Model, as the industry best-practice.

While much of social selling enablement is focused strictly on training, Sales for Life’s model is built around knowledge transfer and application. This is ultimately tied to sales results and ROI. It was through this approach that Virtek was able to correlate actual sales results through application of learning.

ABOUT VIRTEK VISION INTERNATIONAL

 Virtek is the global leader in laser-based projection, vision positioning and inspection solutions, providing exceptional expertise and engineering for manufacturers around the world. Their solutions improve productivity, increase accuracy and optimize quality in aerospace, wind energy, heavy industries, pre-fab construction, gasket and sheet metal fabrication markets.

 
WHAT'S NEXT?
Sales for Life is now entering a reinforcement phase with this initial pilot group. This means that the emphasis on knowledge retention and continued application is the focus, thereby ensuring that program participants continue to use social selling in their everyday sales process.

Secondly, Sprint and Sales for Life are collaborating to enable other sales professionals within Spring Business to utilize social selling and better serve the modern buyer.
Vice President, Enterprise Sales West
“I was looking for a way to get my salesforce from “zero to sixty” though Social Selling. Like most organizations my team was all over the board, with little time, money or expertise to develop a social program. Working with the team from Sales for Life we were able to achieve a significant lift in our social selling index, skills and most important our funnel. Sales for Life got us there in 10 weeks flat, leaving us with a sustainable social program accelerating our time to revenue.”

Create buy-in, measure success and scale digital and social selling across your organization with Sales for Life three levels of implementation:

1) Create organizational awareness. Teach people about the changes happening in B2B sales and marketing with insightful keynotes, and actionable digital and social selling workshops.

2) Build a business case. Understand the state of your organization through tailored assessments and audits. Kickstart digital and social selling, get results and build your case for scale with our robust education and enablement platform.

3) Scale your success. Drive accountability, measurement and scale digital and social selling success with an integrated strategy.

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