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The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Often things that seem to fall together nicely are not as random as some would believe. It takes time and awareness to put the pieces together and see how the outcome was actually a result of specific actions.

How Atlanta’s Calendly turned a scheduling nightmare into a $3B startup


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Churn Is A Variable of Quota You Need To Know

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. The familiar expression “measure twice, cut once”, has validity in B2B sales as well. Specifically, churn , lost revenue that must be made up for in addition to new revenue goals. Churn is not a negative or a fault, but a factor.

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Why Sales Transformation Achieves Better Results Than Sales Training Alone

Understanding the Sales Force

You finally have that big new 4K flat screen mounted on your wall but now the movie you are streaming isn't sharp because your inconsistent internet connection negatively affects the resolution and the big screen makes it even more obvious.

75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You Enabling the Right People?

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

Question: Why Aren’t You Asking More Questions?

Mr. Inside Sales

We all know the importance of asking questions of our prospects and clients, yet how many do you ask? How many does your sales teams ask? If you’re like most sales reps, then you’re probably doing a lot more talking (read pitching) than you are listening.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Sales Teams

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Thiago Sá Freire To say last year was challenging is an understatement. We’re probably all feeling some type of exhaustion, but I truly believe in a brighter future. Perhaps this new year can be a turning point, and something we can look forward to.

Data - Top Salespeople are 631% More Effective at This Than Weak Salespeople (The Bob Chronicles - Part 3)

Understanding the Sales Force

Just before dark each day a Fox visits our property and drives our dog, Dinger, crazy. If you don't know Dinger, you can learn about his listening skills in this article. Last week, the Fox stole Dinger's green ball, brought it home to his own family, and that really pissed off Dinger!

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Challenges of Coaching a Remote Sales Team

The Center for Sales Strategy

According to research , over $5 billion is spent solely on sales training and sales improvements every year in the US. If your remote sales team is not up to speed with the latest sales strategies and techniques, you could be costing your business a lot of money in missed opportunities.

Podcast 182: Nick Cegelski On Deal Mechanics

John Barrows

Our guest this week is Nick Cegelski of SurePoint Technologies. Nick’s an experienced enterprise account executive with a ton of useful insights.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Coaching For Sales Performance and Growth – #Virtual #Workshop

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is no denying the interesting times that we live in. But with the arrival of a vaccine and the promise of a brighter future it is time to plan your next phase of growth. It is also an opportunity to rethink how you lead your team and maximize performance.

7 Skills You’ll Need in Marketing for 2021

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jim Ewel With 2020 behind us (thankfully), how should we prepare for 2021? If you’re a marketer, here are seven essential skills marketing leaders will need in the new year. . 1: Able to adapt. .

How Market-Leading CEOs Use Data to Drive Dynamic Revenue Planning

Sales Benchmark Index

Back in the fall, my colleague Tony Erickson wrote about the unique challenges of planning for 2021 and referenced the need to make smarter bets, and used casino imagery to drive the point home. Included in that article was a.

In Order to Become the 1%, You Have to Do What the Other 99% Won't

The Center for Sales Strategy

How would it feel to be part of the 1%? You have a flexible schedule and have a reliable, dependable, top-performing sales team. To many, that life will only ever be a dream. That's because the 1% are willing to do things that others aren't.

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

Remote Selling Viewpoints with Pam Dearen of @Bigtincan

Smart Selling Tools

Remote Selling has become an important focus for every sales organization. Digital sales technologies, by default, are what enables remote selling.

What It’s Really Like to Build a Sales Team at a Unicorn Company

Sales Hacker

You get the job at your dream company — a unicorn with valuation over $1B. The pressure of building a successful team – and building it fast – starts to sink in. The post What It’s Really Like to Build a Sales Team at a Unicorn Company appeared first on Sales Hacker.

Know When to Hold ‘Em: Drawing Lessons in Negotiations from Poker

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Andres Lares Negotiation is a soft skill and as a result it requires both training and real world experience to improve. Negotiation principles rely on strong habits, relationship building, and being able to adjust strategies on the fly. .

All the Bases Your Kickoff Meeting Needs to Cover [Template Included]

Hubspot Sales

It's finally done. The contract is signed. Another customer is on the books. It's all smiles and high-fives — you’ve even had a new client celebration within your company. Everyone on your end is ready to get to work on a new — and hopefully profitable — relationship.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

The Imperfections of Last Click Attribution

The Center for Sales Strategy

When it comes to digital marketing , there's a heightened focus on analytics to determine success. Many businesses continue to place a heavy reliance on last click attribution models to determine which of their digital marketing tools are driving results.

Bigtincan Acquires VoiceVibes AI-Powered Coaching Platform

Smart Selling Tools

Bigtincan Acquires VoiceVibes AI-Powered Coaching Platform. Waltham, MA – January 15, 2021. Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the global leader in sales enablement automation, announced it has acquired 100% of VoiceVibes Inc.

Female sales leaders’ advice to women in sales

Gone are the days when sales was a boys’ club. A new generation of women is at the forefront of sales, and they’re shaping the art of selling on their own terms.

How to get clients to actually take your advice


Many of the greatest ideas and advances in history occur when someone takes an idea from one area of expertise, and applies it in another. For this reason, I spend a lot of time listening to, reading about, and speaking with experts in a wide variety of disciplines outside of sales. Sales Training

7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results.

30 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Have on Their Shelf

Hubspot Sales

Many salespeople don't plan on going into sales. But they do plan on building something, being their own boss, or leading a company someday. They're entrepreneurs, and sales is a great way to learn the ins and outs of business. Chances are you have similar aspirations.

A Simple Secret to Leadership That No One Talks About

The Center for Sales Strategy

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams. 1 out of 3 employees say that the boss doesn’t care about the staff. Until recently, leadership has always been about position and power rather than empowerment.

Mergers & Acquisitions: The Best Sales Opportunity You (Probably) Haven’t Thought About

Sales Hacker

What if I told you there was a little-known strategy to close huge deals with large companies you never thought you’d have a chance with? Well, good news — there is.

Uncovering a Customer’s Budget

Adaptive Business Services

First off, let’s get this out of the way. Everybody has a budget! Now then … They may not know how much your service will actually cost – Educate them! Most, if not all, buyers today will self-educate with Google. I am certainly no exception.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

The Best Motivational Sales Quotes of All Time

Marc Wayshak

I don’t know about you, but nothing gets me more fired up about sales than a really motivational quote.


The Top 5 Sales Influencers Every Sales Rep Should Be Following

Hubspot Sales

Sales isn't always intuitive, so from time to time, you're bound to need a little guidance to set you straight — expert advice, everyday hacks, and different strategies to help you step up your game a bit. But where does that come from?

Weekly Roundup: How To Get Your Employees Performing Better, Sales Opportunities + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

- MOTIVATION -. What you do has far greater impact than what you say.". Stephen Covey. AROUND THE WEB -. > > How To Get Your Employees Engaged, Motivated, and Performing Better – Growth Institute. When your team is full of engaged and performing employees, everything just works.