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Sales Prospecting: Are You Doing It Right?


Condensed from a Pipeliner SalesChats Interview with Dan McDade Interview by John Golden Dan McDade is certainly qualified to talk about leads. He founded PointClear in 1997, and for over 20 years he’s been instrumental in developing strategies that assure that 100% of the leads delivered to his company’s client sales organizations are fully qualified […].

Customer Follow-up Improves With Automation

Fill the Funnel

Why is customer follow-up important? It’s not enough to get your customer to buy. You need to keep them buying by building a long-term relationships. One key to doing this effectively is to offer sincere, timely follow-up customer service. Smart business people spend a great deal of time, work and effort on effective customer follow-up, and this is why automation can help. An Email Course.

What Makes a Great Salesman?


Today’s sales world is so incredibly different than it was 15 years ago, or even 5. Today’s salesperson works in an extremely complicated business management environment with tools like the Cloud, laptop computers that weigh a pound, iPad’s that allow you to connect anywhere at any time of the day or night. You can […]. The post What Makes a Great Salesman? For Sales Pros Sales Strategies

Do You Truly Love Sales?

Increase Sales

Everyone is in sales.  Mothers sell eating healthy to their children. Teachers sell learning to their students.  Business owners sell their vision to their customers both internal and external. Sales people sell their products and services to potential customers. recent survey indicated that the number one open position within the United States business arena is sales.  Is selling easy? 

CSO Insights: Sales Enablement Optimization Study

This year's report reveals a picture of sales organizations in dire need of support.

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#1 Reason You Need To Automate Your Marketing

Fill the Funnel

Marketing automation is essential for every business. It’s not just a nice thing that adds to your productivity; it’s absolutely necessary and there’s one simple reason for that – It takes over routine menial tasks for you so that you can focus your time and energy on more important things. In other words, it’s “thinking” work. All Rights Reserved.

Sustainable Sales Success - Tip #12 Disqualification

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One would think disqualifying sales leads would be something most salespeople would do especially if they want sales success. However from my experience with SMB owners and sales professionals, this simple step of sales lead disqualification as well as sales leads qualification is one often overlooked. Most of the reason for not qualifying sales leads returns to the lack of a strategic plan. 

No Pain – No Game?

The Pipeline

By  Tibor Shanto  –  . Despite all the tools available, both for sales people to execute their craft, and for companies to “enable” them, the narrative for many in sales has remained woefully unchanged over the last thirty years. While it is easy to point at sales people, the pundits have to take credit, or blame. Join Now! The post No Pain – No Game?

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Review of The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need by Anthony Iannarino

Score More Sales

Anthony Iannarino is a very disciplined guy. For five years he woke up at 5AM every day (maybe 7AM on weekends) and wrote, which is why he has such a large body of work on his blog, The Sales Blog. I am quick to recommend it to sales reps and leaders who want to learn and grow. Anthony is also a top sales speaker, podcaster (In the Arena) and now author of The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need.

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The Metrics of Bad Sales Interactions: A Sales Experience Benchmark Report

What is the impact of a bad sales meeting?

7 Tips For Automating Your Email Marketing

Fill the Funnel

Email marketing is an area of marketing in which automation is completely essential. You simply can’t do email marketing effectively without some version of an autoresponder program, which automates subscriptions, list organization and message broadcasts. Here are 7 essential tips for automating your email marketing for the best results possible. both are affiliate links). Test Your Messages.

How Your Sales Leads May Be Starving Your SMB

Increase Sales

Sales leads happen in all seasons.  Without sales leads,  sales revenue is not generated to pay the vendors, the employees, the overhead, the government and most importantly you, the SMB owner.  So what type of sales leads are you hunting? Credit There are 4 types of sales.  First there are the rabbits.  They are quick and easy, but last for only one meal or a day. 

Bubble in the Funnel


Per Healthline Media, an air embolism, also called a gas embolism­, occurs when one or more air bubbles enter a vein or artery and block it. These air bubbles can travel to your brain, heart, or lungs and cause a heart attack, stroke, or respiratory failure. We generate, qualify and nurture leads using Account-Based Marketing processes. Their “reward”? No more support in 2017. The result?

The #1 Reason Your Referral Program Won’t Work

No More Cold Calling

Your marketing strategy is doomed without practice. Why is it that companies spend tons of money on client events, company celebrations, sales incentives, and work-life balance perks like childcare, but then they skimp on investing in building permanent, repeatable sales skills for their teams? That’s when the pushback begins: They can’t spare that much of their sales reps’ time. That’s it.

6 Best Practices for Optimizing Salesforce Orgs After Mergers or Acquisitions

Considerations When Merging Disparate Sales Organizations and Salesforce Instances

5 Totally Unique Features of Pipeliner CRM


Here is a snapshot of 5 features that make Pipeliner CRM totally unique as a CRM solution—and what makes it loved by salespeople and sales managers the world over. #1: Full CRM—Online and Offline Pipeliner CRM works both in the Cloud, and offline. It enables you to keep on top of business, even when you […]. Pipeliner CRM

Seven Communication Tips for Conducting Influencer Interviews

Fill the Funnel

If you want to conduct a successful expert interview, you need to know how to communicate well with your subject. These interview tips will help you get the most out of your efforts. If you’ve taken the time to build a relationship with your subject already, this will make communication easier. Here are a few communication tips specifically for conducting interviews. Erase the Ums and Uhs.

Your Greatest SMB Asset Is.?

Increase Sales

What is the greatest SMB asset?  Your solutions (products or services)? Your building or location? Your customer base?  Your bank balance? Yes, these are all great assets. However, your greatest SMB asset should be your people. Too often SMBs fail to protect this greatest asset.  For people are not view as capital, but as liabilities.  Remember, your people will make or break your company.

Time To Get Over Your Funnel Vision

The Pipeline

By  Tibor Shanto  –  . Many sales people I work have Funnel Vision, they focus more on the state of their pipeline or funnel than the specific opportunities in their pipeline. It is yet another example of quantity being more important to sales people than quality of the opportunities in their pipeline, and as result they underperform in a number of ways. Click To Tweet.

Are Your Sellers Ready to Sell?

A quick read on how video technology can help your sales team realize its full potential.

Alone We Are One Drop Together We Are An Ocean

Score More Sales

There is no doubt I have been blessed with great friends and colleagues in the world of B2B professional sales and sales leadership. Recently 41 of what some would say are my “competitors” and I got together in Boston for three amazing sales events. B2B sales strategy

[Exclusive Sneak Peek] Recurring Tasks are Coming to Pipeliner CRM


One of the most asked for and voted ideas in our idea forum is recurring tasks. For that reason we are super excited to announce that with the upcoming release of Pipeliner CRM, you will be able to set up recurring tasks. This is the second part in our Sneak Peek series related to the upcoming Pipeliner CRM […]. Tips and Tricks

Possible To Automate Content Creation?

Fill the Funnel

You can automate nearly any aspect of your business. Once you get started looking at automation options, it’s pretty incredible what you can do. But there’s one area of marketing that’s essential and usually time consuming – content creation. Can you automate content creation? Is it wise to do so? The simple answer is, “Yes.” Generating Ideas. Typing.

Time to Fall Clean Your Marketing Toolbox

Increase Sales

Fall is here.  Now is the perfect time to clean out your marketing toolbox and refresh it for the forthcoming last quarter of this year and the first quarter of next year. So what is currently in your toolbox? Upon opening your toolbox, you will have a removable upper tray that contains your lightweight marketing tools. Down below is a larger compartment to hold those heavier tools.  All of your tools have a cost. The heavier tools at the bottom of your toolbox have a lot of variety.  There are speeches that you can deliver to local organizations or to larger conference audiences. 

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The Complete Guide to Lead Nurturing

Download this guide to learn more about how nurturing can benefit your sales and marketing teams, plus get some campaign inspiration.

The #1 Key to Making Sales Forecasts Accurate Again

Understanding the Sales Force

What is they key to accurate sales forecasts? Sure, it's all of the things I've written about before, like sales process, uncovering compelling reasons to buy, selling value, thoroughly qualifying, etc. But haven't you witnessed more than enough opportunities where all of that was completed at an acceptable level and the business still failed to close? So what is it?

Why The Perfect Sales Demo Never Includes the Word “If.”

A Sales Guy

Do you want a telltale sign that your demos aren’t very good? Listen to how many times you say “if.” ” Every time you say “if” deduct 10 points. If you collect 20 or more points, you’re doing a terrible job. Let me explain. Unfortunately, when we say “if” we aren’t showing the features and functions that meet the client’s needs.

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EP73. Matt Egelhoff: How To Grow Your Business With a Mobile App

Tony Durso

Matt Egelhoff grew up as the oldest of 3 boys in a military family, so he learned the importance of starting fresh and being flexible early on. Moving to Texas in year 2000, he acquired his degree in Radio and TV communications. Moving to Texas in year 2000, he acquired his degree in Radio and TV communications.

Marketing Automation First Step is Social Media

Fill the Funnel

If you’re ready to get started with marketing automation, the easiest place to start is with social media. It’s very simple to start automating certain social media tasks, and you’ll quickly see how this saves you time for more value-added activity. In fact, automation can do some tasks we human beings can’t on our own. Set Your Goal. To drive traffic to a website.

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

Find and engage customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks.

Are You a Firefighter or a SMB Owner?

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Are you are SMB Owner? In the book It’s Not the Big that Eat the Small, but It’s the Fast that Eat the Slow, the authors revealed that majority of executives and  the SMB owners spend less than 15 minutes a day working on their business.  Their business leadership time is mostly devoted to fighting yesterday’s and today’s fires. Think about last week and how much time you spent on small to large fires.  These fires ranged from late employees to unsatisfied customers.  The results were unproductive meetings to a lot of re-working or re-do’s.  Share on Facebook.

10 Ways to Screw Up Your Prospecting Emails

The Sales Hunter

The number of bad emails salespeople are sending never ceases to amaze me. I’ve started to call out some of these people and I am building a file I will begin posting shortly of the worst of the worst. My goal is to not gloat in the number of bad emails, but rather to help do […]. Blog Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

Sales culture – put the horse before the cart

Sales Training Connection

Developing a sales culture. Traditionally when talking 
about sales best practices, most of the emphasis has been placed on individual sales rep and
 sales management skill sets. But the more we have studied high 
performing sales teams, the more we have come to realize that the
 cart has often been placed before the horse. Rewarding creative attempts as well as results. This requires risk.

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Don’t Let Your Prospecting Muscles Atrophy

The Sales Blog

If you neglect to do something for long periods of time, your effectiveness will gradually decline. It will atrophy, or waste away. The more time you spend away from prospecting, the more your mindset atrophies. Because you aren’t picking up the phone , the first thing to wither away into nothingness is your willingness to pick up the phone and call your dream client. As your willingness slowly dissolves, you find it more and more difficult to do the work that creates opportunities. After some time away from prospecting, your skills start to atrophy, too.

Winning Consensus-Based Sales

Learn how progressive companies refine their commercial strategy to overcome buyer dysfunction and guide customers to consensus.