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7 Benefits of a Prescriptive Sales Process

Your Sales Management Guru

7 Benefits of a Prescriptive Sales Process. By spelling out the steps that great sales performers use intuitively, you can develop the rest of your sales staff. By taking the time to document what each salesperson should at each step of the sales process you will ensure higher levels of performance. Let me know what has worked for you on creating a sales process.

New Company Launches – Sales People Need Not Apply

Fill the Funnel

If you are like many in the sales profession you probably thought – “that’s not possible in my industry.” ” Unfortunately I have come to believe that the headline is actually a new reality for a large and ever-expanding list of companies and industries. ” We all enjoy the benefits of technology in making things easier in our daily lives.

7 Benefits of a Prescriptive Sales Process

Your Sales Management Guru

7 Benefits of a Prescriptive Sales Process. By spelling out the steps that great sales performers use intuitively, you can develop the rest of your sales staff. In most sales organizations, the majority of salespeople are B or C performers. One of the best ways to help B and C performers improve is to write out a prescriptive sales process. HQNHTN8GWN7Q.

Sales Tips: Benefits of a Defined Sales Process

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Benefits of a Defined Sales Process. By Gary Walker, EVP of Channel Sales & Operations, CustomerCentric Selling®. Are there any benefits to following a defined sales process?”. Would you agree that most salespeople typically hate to be held to a documented/prescribed sales process? Improved personal sales effectiveness.

How BMW Would Have Benefited from Social Selling

Sales Benchmark Index

Sales Operations leaders have seen the power of Social Selling. Sales cycles that begin with an online referral are closing more rapidly. The problem is the rest of the company doesn’t get it. Corporate Communications sees inherent risk in mobilizing a social sales force. Implementing a successful sales transformation. Finance has told you there’s no budget.

5 Cost Benefits of a Cloud CRM Solution


Since data hosting costs comprise a significant portion of any company’s budget, it well behooves an organization to research this point thoroughly and learn the whole truth of the matter: is it more cost-effective to retain data resources on-site, or [.] The post 5 Cost Benefits of a Cloud CRM Solution appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.

How to Kill Social Selling at Your Company

Sales Benchmark Index

Social selling is a technique being adopted by many B2B sales organizations. However, company policies against social media are hampering many a sales team. even provide a sample Social Media Policy for Sales. HR Business Partners to sales should help drive the creation of a policy. The Sales Force Effectiveness blog has many posts on this topic.

Sales Tips: How to Optimize Your CRM for the Full Benefits

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: How to Optimize Your CRM for the Full Benefits. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. Virtually any company using CRM has either implemented generic pipeline milestones or ideally customized them to mesh with their sales processes. CRM offers many advantages to companies.

14 Marketing Automation Benefits for 2014


Many agencies, firms and CRM solution providers already understand the importance of partnering with a MA Company. The question now shifts from, if you should partner with a company, to who you should partner with. You may first partner with us because we offer the best partner compensation and benefits in the industry. [one_half valign="middle"] Partner Portal.

Still Selling Features & Benefits – or Genuine Value?

Jonathan Farrington

Most salespeople in most industries have now grasped the difference between features and benefits – hallelujah, I hear you mutter in undisguised relief. Good sales people are able to paint a graphic picture of what is at stake, quantify the value, and help the prospect understand how it will make them feel. Example: “ And you can enjoy all those benefits for just $200 a week.”

Sales Tips: The Benefits of Starting As "Column A"

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: The Benefits of Starting As "Column A". Pre-Internet, it was common for mid-level managers to work with a seller from a vendor to get far enough into the sales cycle to generate a bid or proposal. The benefits of starting at Key Player levels are significant: Sellers have the ability to target companies that fit desirable profiles.

Sales Tips: Responding to "What Does Your Company Do?"

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: How Sellers Should Respond to "What Does Your Company Do?". Companies are intensely focused on their offerings/products. Buyers, sellers and vendors would be better served if: Companies and sellers viewed each offering as a potential means to an end. The way sellers answer a simple question can go a long way toward determining the outcome of a sales call.

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An S.O.S. From Sales Ops to Company Leadership

Sales Benchmark Index

Listen up Chief Sales Officer. It’s time that Sales Operations gets your undivided attention. Download the Leaders Guide to Sales Ops Enablement by clicking here. Find out if your company is maximizing the benefits this team can deliver. There are multiple reasons why Sales Ops needs your attention now. Well-designed sales dashboards for reps and leaders.

Is a Cloud CRM Solution Right for Your Company?


What would be the benefits? Will it impact our sales process and pipeline management? The post Is a Cloud CRM Solution Right for Your Company? CRM Sales Software Salespreneurs With regard to a CRM solution, it is a question on the minds of many businesses these days: should we move to cloud CRM, or “stay on the ground?” What are the risks? Is it safe? Cloud CRM [.]

How to Sell to Big Companies


If you are new to sales at some stage you will want to learn how to sell to big companies.   It’s common  for most ambitious sales people and businesses, yet this can be a challenging or even, a near impossible experience.  How to Sell to Big Companies. The post How to Sell to Big Companies appeared first on Klozers. Sales Consulting

When Features and Benefits Don’t Get It Done (an interview with Alen Mayer)

The Science and Art of Selling

Few weeks ago I was interviewed by the GiveGetWin Charity and I provided a sales training session with all the proceeds going to charity. Here is a transcript of my interview: The New Rules For Sales — When Features and Benefits Don’t Get It Done  . Sales wisdom from Alen Mayer, as told to Chiara Cokieng. Alen Mayer is a veteran salesman and sales trainer. With over two decades of experience, he’s able to deliver results quickly and has powerful mental models for understanding sales. Alen: I am a sales trainer. Be loud. Pacing.

Cool Company Interview Series: SnapFashun

Software Business Blog

SnapFushun is just the next step of the evolution, where we allow people to leverage the tools they are already using to share their creations and benefit from the designs and talents of the fashion community. 2. Software is omnipresent in today’s world and clearly the fashion industry couldn’t stay away from this transformation. The design possibilities are endless!

Sales Tips: The Benefits to Having an "Enterprise" View

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: The Potential Benefits to an "Enterprise" View. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. Sales Benchmark Index (SBI) study showed over 50% of sales cycles that end with sellers involved, result in buyers making “no decision.” Need some help to increase sales?

Features and Benefits versus Knowing How to Sell

Inside Sales Training Blog

told him I was a sales trainer (this is the easiest answer as for some reason as soon as I add “inside sales” to anyone out of the industry, they have no idea what I’m talking about). He immediately made the mistake that most companies and managers and even sales reps make when he next said, “Product knowledge is what it’s all about. You have to know your products.”.

Business Benefits of Using Jigsaw

Smart Selling Tools

Nucleus Research recently conducted a study to explore the business benefits of Jigsaw.  For the study, they interviewed multiple contacts at six businesses that use the Jigsaw solution in their sales, marketing and customer relationship management operations. Jigsaw is a community driven online directory of business contacts and companies that anyone can access. vs. IBM, Inc.)

Clients Deal With Companies

The Pipeline

We are all familiar with the battle cry of many in sales: People Buy From People.  Specifically for sales people who believe they have such a tight relationship with their buyers that they tend to ignore things that can cost them revenue and clients. While loyalty is big, that loyalty is greater for the company than any given individual, including the sales rep.

Sales Tips: Tread Carefully with ROI Calculators

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Tread Carefully with ROI Calculators. By Gary Walker, EVP of Channel Sales & Operations, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. I’m a big proponent of discovering the potential value to your prospect of acquiring and utilizing your products and services. Your prospect has probably equipped its sales team with a similar tool.

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Profit Builders Named a Top 20 Training Company for 2013

Keith Rosen

Keith Rosen’s company, Profit Builders, was named one of Selling Power’s Top 20 Training Companies for 2013. Feedback from each company’s clients played a much greater role in this year’s selection process than in previous years. Sales Training leadership sales sales coach Sales Coaching Sales Management selling power top sales training companies

How Procurement Can Fail Their Company

The Sales Blog

This procurement professional suggests that when you call him that you should tell him what you are selling, how you are different from your competitors, and specifically why you think his company would benefit from what you sell. One could argue that this procurement person isn’t creating enough value for his company. Sales 3.0 No Value Created. And None Accepted.

Cool Companies Interview Series – About Big Content with Treparel  

Software Business Blog

For example, you watch your sales drop in a certain region – it’s good that you’re tracking, but the next more important step is to understand why they dropped, and – even more importantly – what you are going to do about it. This is where Big Content comes in, helping you understand patterns and connections between complaints and the sales drop. How do you monetize it?

3 Hidden Benefits of Self-Service

Software Business Blog

We’ve learned why online self-service is the answer to the modern software sales dilemma. But while self-service has the obvious benefit of increasing customer satisfaction, it also has some unexpected ripple effects. These include a new boost for sales and marketing, valuable data for everyone in the organization, and better alignment between channels. Here’s a little more about each benefit. 1. Sales and Marketing Shine in New Ways. But self-service allows companies to link customer activity more closely to marketing efforts.

[Webinar Wrap-Up] Incentive Compensation in Retail: 5 Bottom-Line Benefits


With the holiday season just around the corner, there is no better time to ensure your company will earn its share of the retail market pie. With consumer options growing and a constantly increasing number of products, services, and purchasing methods, customer service is the edge your company needs to create a competitive advantage. IT Products Focused on Solutions               .

How Crucial are Benefit Statements?

The Sales Hunter

We are digging deeper into the 6 secrets of sales prospecting success and now we have arrived at the role of benefit statements.  . The answer is in leaving what I refer to as a strong “benefit statement.” The benefit statement is typically a single sentence and it is something the customer would find of value, thus it’s a called a “benefit statement.” Use the benefit statement as the central part of the voicemail message. A few examples of strong benefit statements might be: “Jerry Smith recommended I call you.”

Sales Tips: BANT

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Revisiting the BANT Approach. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. For years many sales organizations have used the BANT approach (Budget, Authority, Need and Timeline) to qualify opportunities. Sales managers ask sellers to commit that all four of these criteria are in place.

Profit Builders Named Top 20 Sales Training & Coaching Company for 4th Consecutive Year

Keith Rosen

Selling Power Features Keith Rosen’s company, Profit Builders on the 2014 Top 20 Sales Training Companies List. Profit Builders is honored to announce that on June 18, 2014 they were included on the 2014 list of the Top 20 Sales Training Companies that excel in helping sales leaders improve the performance of their sales teams. Sales Training

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Why Selling Product Features Doesn’t Work

The Sales Hunter

After changing the password, I went into the company’s website to see what it said about having to change the password every 90 days. I was shocked at how they highlighted the fact you have to change the password every 90 days as a “feature.” Customers buy benefits. Benefits are specific to the customer.   Got that?  Quit disguising features as benefits.

Find Your Company’s Hidden Marketer

Vertical Response

As you become more aware of the value of your own time, you’ll want to hand off some activities to motivated and capable employees; and marketing—a time-consuming but essential activity that always benefits from diverse personalities and perspectives—may well be at the top the list. You just have to give everyone the opportunity,” explains Stella Fayman, CEO and co-founder of Matchist , a startup that connects freelance web and mobile developers with companies looking for talent. The post Find Your Company’s Hidden Marketer appeared first on VR Marketing Blog.

Sales Tips: Different Differentiators, Different Buyers

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Got -to-Have vs. Nice-to-Have. In working with many companies, one of the most common complaints is that offerings are viewed as commodities. They felt a working kitchen was a crucial benefit, but I helped them realize how it impacted different people within prospect organizations. Need some help to increase sales? they got outsold).

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Sales Tips: How to Better Handle Buyer Objections

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: How to Better Handle Buyer Objections. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. Whenever possible try to have buyers quantify the benefits your differentiator provides. Need some help to increase sales? In our workshops we don’t spend a great deal of time on objection handling. Player: the system.

23 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Client | Sales.

The Sales Hunter

Mark’s Insights on SALES MOTIVATION. Sales Articles. Sales Motivation. Phone Sales Tips. Sales Development. Sales Call Best Practices. Retail Sales Trends. We all want a tighter relationship with our clients, because developing strong business relationships is what allows everyone to benefit. You will benefit. Your client will benefit. Copyright 2012, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.” ” Sales Motivation Blog. Related posts: Sales Motivation: You Never Know Who Could Be Your Client Someday.

Sales Tips: WHY Good Sales Teams Lose

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Understanding Why Good Sales Teams Lose in Competitive B2B Opportunities. Sales losses are hard. Sales teams often feel as though they’ve given their best proposal, their best price, their best value proposition. Sales Effectiveness: How effective was the sales approach in convincing the buyer that their offering was better than that of the competitor’s?

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Think Robots Will Replace B2B Sales Reps?

No More Cold Calling

Eliot Burdett, CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting, explains why in this month’s guest post. Have B2B sales reps gone the way of CD players, the Rolodex, and analog radio—replaced by technology that gets the job done faster and better? Not so long ago clients looked to salespeople for information about our companies and products. If you don’t need sales reps, you’re not innovating. .

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5 Localization Tips for Software and SaaS Companies

Software Business Blog

Learn how to solve the global ecommerce puzzle one local piece at the time, by downloading and reading Avangate’s free “Global eCommerce Strategies in Key Local Markets for Software and SaaS Companies” whitepaper. Learn about the top markets for Software & SaaS, and the must-have payment methods and impact on sales. Easier said than done? Not even by far. Localization targets.

Love Every Lead – 4 Ways Marketing Automation Benefits the Sales Cycle

Modern B2B Sales

by Fergus Gloster Marketing automation solutions bring significant benefits in terms of demand generation to a wide range of companies. However many companies fail to convert this breakthrough into success as measured in terms of pipeline created. Lead scoring and nurturing tools ensure that a company can manage the top of the funnel through to marketing qualified leads (MQL).

Sales Tips: A La Carte Sales Training

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Avoid A La Carte Training. That may seem to be an odd way to start a sales blog, but I find many companies that go to the trouble and expense of training their salespeople make it an a la carte affair. This is a major factor in doing “drive by” sales training that doesn’t stick. Need some help to increase sales? Your Roadmap to Revenue Growth® awaits!