20 Songs That Will Motivate Your Sales Team

Songs and Sales Motivation  

When employees are engaged their performance improves. Music may soothe the soul however it can also pump you up and improve work productivity. Studies show that music can make you work harder and faster. In a UK Study, 40% of Sales Managers said playing the right music could actually boost sales. Some believed that the energy that went into making the music would be absorbed by the listener’s body and redirected in work activities.

The Spinify team wondered what made up an engaging and motivating Playlist? After some discussion here’s our compilation of sales motivational songs to get your team pumped (and productive).

Motivational Songs for New sales Activities

Overcome call reluctance and rise to the challenge of making those calls with Eye of the Tiger, Survivor. It reminds us to thrive, not just survive in sales. Some people need coffee to get revved up for tackling those new sales activities however Start Me Up, The Rolling Stones will have your staff engaged and motivated for the day ahead.  

People who are new to sales often wonder if they will be successful. The Star performers around them make it look so easy to close the deal. They sometimes forget that the deal is won only after a lot of other, smaller activities have been completed. There is no easy path to success. That’s the cold, hard truth. It’s a Long way to The Top, AC/DC. Perseverance ultimately separates the  star performers from the also rans and at the end of the day You Get What You Give, New Radicals.

We made competitions that allow you to match competency of team members to targets. This means more of them will get that winning feeling. Once your team members have tasted winning they will never want to stop selling. They will be Hungry Like the Wolf, Duran Duran.  

Motivational Songs for Daily Activities  

Sometimes the work of the sales rep seems a lot like a admin. From a company perspective the client data is very important and you need reps to put real time updates into your data App or CRM. This is especially true if you turn this information into a game to engage and motivate employees to do more activities. On a slow sales week running incentive competitions inside games can remind team members Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,Michael Jackson.

For some team member it can seem as though rather than work being like a Flower, Moby it is more like Welcome to the Jungle, Guns and Roses. This is the time for managers to assure them that they can be successful if they are a Believer, Imagine Dragons.

Motivational Songs for Difficult Customer Conversations

Sometimes trying to talk to clients, following up with many phone calls, emails or drip campaigns isn’t getting you any closer to closing the deal. It seems that the client is delighting in turning you Right Round, Flo Rida.

This is the time to look to the left, look to the right, look all around for new solutions and ways to pull the customer to choosing your product. You don’t need a little black book. You just need a Little Green Bag, George Baker.

Sometimes it’s worth looking at the pipeline with fresh eyes and honestly evaluating what’s in there. It’s easy to think a big pipeline is great. However never mistake quantity for quality. It may be time to say that your product is not a good fit for the client or that the client is not a good fit for your company. It’s OK to replace Honey with Client and say Honey I’m Good, Andy Grammer.

Sometimes employees become demotivated if they don’t feel that they aren’t being successful and managers may need to intervene and Build Me Up ButterCup, The Foundations before they get down in the dumps about sales and start checking Job Boards or doing the Leek Spin, Xyliex.

Motivation Songs for Closing the Deal

Then it happens. You can feel the sale. It’s ready to close. It’s The Final Countdown, Europe. You may have got knocked down but you got up again and now you can reap the rewards of all that hard work by TubThumping, Chumawamba.

Some clients can be tough negotiators and they may offer you the sale based on a deeper discount or more friendly Terms and Conditions or a longer warranty period. This is the time to  seek the advice of experienced business people who know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, just like The Gambler,Kenny Rogers.

Motivational Songs to Celebrate Sales

Some competitions reward individuals and some engage and motivate the entire team to reach the goal. So whether you as an individual are Simply the Best, Tina Turner or the whole team is fist pumping the air because We are the Champions, Queen, it’s definitely time for a Celebration, Kool and the Gang.

After ringing the gong and winning the comp you could Take the Money and Run, Steve Miller Band.

Conclusion

So, there you have it. The Spinify Top 20. What are yours? What song do you turn to when you need inspiration, an adrenaline rush or you want to celebrate. Let us know in the comments below.

 

By | March 7th, 2017|Boosting Sales, Engagement, Motivation|Comments Off on 20 Songs That Will Motivate Your Sales Team

About the Author:

Sheryle Moon
Sheryle is passionate about sales having spent twenty of her thirty year career in “C” suite (Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operations Officer) level positions in ASX listed, Fortune 500, start-up and Non-Profit companies. Sheryle enjoys life on the bleeding edge.