The Sales Success Secret Shared by Bill Walton and John Wooden
- May 24, 2016
- Posted by: Dave Kurlan
- Category: Understanding the Sales Force
Bill talked about the basketball team’s practices and how they were so well scripted, incredibly challenging and the most fun. He called them symphonies! The practices were so powerful that the games, even against the best competition, were always much easier than practice. The games were so easy that the players did not need to remember plays or even think. All they had to do was execute. The team’s system of running the fast break was so well ingrained that executing was easy. This led to an 88-game winning streak!
Translating this story to selling, I need to point out that most salespeople not only hate to practice (read role-playing), but don’t believe it is necessary.