# Sales Pipeline 101: Trivia Quiz!

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### A Sales Pipeline works by placing sales opportunities at different stages of the sales cycle. This is helpful because...

• A.

We can get an estimation of incoming cash flow over time

• B.

We can measure the progress through the pipeline and trends from changes we make

• C.

We can identify "leaks" in the pipeline and focus sales efforts more effectively

• D.

All of the above

D. All of the above
Explanation
A Sales Pipeline works by placing sales opportunities at different stages of the sales cycle. This is helpful because it allows us to get an estimation of incoming cash flow over time, measure the progress through the pipeline and trends from changes we make, and identify "leaks" in the pipeline and focus sales efforts more effectively.

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• 2.

### A Pipeline is created by the following information:

• A.

Proposal/Contract Amount

• B.

Expected Close Date/Actual Close Date/Declined Date

• C.

• D.

Pipeline Stage (prospect, proposal, verbal, contract, etc.)

• E.

You told Nathaniel in your 1:1

• F.

Probability of Close (%)

A. Proposal/Contract Amount
B. Expected Close Date/Actual Close Date/Declined Date
D. Pipeline Stage (prospect, proposal, verbal, contract, etc.)
F. Probability of Close (%)
Explanation

- Last Modified Date: Your pipeline from a monthly perspective is not intended to show your "activity" or what you are working on. Do not mistake modified date with close date--put as close to the actual estimated close date as you can and you will have a healthier pipeline!

- You told Nathaniel in your 1:1: Telling your manager what deals are coming in is great, but does not make up for updating in Salesforce. Try using your Salesforce pipeline to demonstrate to your manager what you have tee'd up!

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• 3.

### If the current month is January, and you are looking at someone's Pipeline with Close Dates limited to January, which Pipeline looks the healthiest?

B.
Explanation
For the current month, the healthiest pipeline has a majority of their opportunities past the Proposal stage and into Probable, Verbal, & Contract territory. This means what they "estimated" would close this month is further down in the sales funnel.

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### Below is an image showing two Pipelines with the same TOTAL value. Which is the healthier pipeline?

• A.

A

• B.

B

A. A
Explanation
In the given image, both pipelines have the same TOTAL value. However, to determine which pipeline is healthier, we need more information. Without additional details or criteria for assessing pipeline health, it is not possible to determine which pipeline is healthier based solely on the provided image.

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• 6.

### Sales pipeline stages represent each step a prospect takes through your sales process:

• A.

From becoming a lead to becoming a customer

• B.

Becoming a retailer

• C.

Becoming a wholesaler

• D.

A. From becoming a lead to becoming a customer
Explanation
The correct answer is from becoming a lead to becoming a customer. This answer accurately describes the purpose of sales pipeline stages, which is to track and manage the progress of prospects as they move through the sales process. The stages typically start with a lead, who then goes through various steps until they become a customer. The other options provided (becoming a retailer, becoming a wholesaler, becoming a businessman) do not accurately represent the progression of a prospect through the sales process.

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• 7.

### The definition of a sales pipeline is:

• A.

Selling pipes in market

• B.

Active sales opportunities in various stages of a company’s defined sales process

• C.

Managing a proper supply chain

• D.

None

B. Active sales opportunities in various stages of a company’s defined sales process
Explanation
The correct answer is "active sales opportunities in various stages of a company's defined sales process". This definition refers to the concept of a sales pipeline, which represents the different stages that a potential sale goes through before it is closed. It includes all the active sales opportunities that a company is currently pursuing, from initial contact to closing the deal. The sales pipeline helps companies track and manage their sales process, allowing them to prioritize leads, forecast revenue, and identify areas for improvement.

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### Sales pipeline has many closely related terms that are mistakenly used as synonyms:

• A.

Sales process

• B.

Sales funnel

• C.

Sales forecast

• D.

All the above

D. All the above
Explanation
The correct answer is "All the above" because sales pipeline, sales process, sales funnel, and sales forecast are all closely related terms in the field of sales. While they may have slightly different meanings and nuances, they all refer to various stages and aspects of the sales journey, from prospecting and lead generation to closing deals and predicting future sales.

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