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The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies
The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a

informal proposal sample  Many organizations take an informal approach to defining their sales training requirements—they either don't develop any, or do so with a minimal effort. The typical requirements effort is reviewing word of mouth references, searching the web for training companies that serve the enterprise's market, or responding to a training company's marketing campaign. Countless companies have invested millions in these informal approaches, leaving them with a confused or demoralized sales force, lost business

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