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19 Ways to Follow Up Without Being a Pest

The Sales Heretic

You already know that effective follow up is crucial to closing sales. But how can you follow up with prospects without annoying them to the point where they scream, “Leave me alone!” The key is to deliver value in your follow up efforts.

Cold Calling – Insights from Chris Orlob at Gong

John Barrows

Episode 57 of the Make It Happen Mondays podcast featured Chris Orlob of Gong.io and it was filled with so much value, we decided to try something new and transcribe it as a blog post. If you enjoy this format, please let me know in the comments or by hitting me up on social.

Dust off some CRM records

Sales 2.0

This is a series of posts aimed at helping you survive in a new sales territory. Maybe you get a new sales job or took over a new “greenfield” opportunity in your existing position. Either way you’ve got a big challenge ahead.

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Establishing a Competitive Advantage through Brand

Sales Benchmark Index

Consistently outperforming the competition is a real feat. In this episode, Stephanie Ciccarelli, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer for Voices.com, shares how she used the power of re-branding to do just that. In the interview with Matt Sharrers, CEO of SBI, Stephanie demonstrates.

What Is Sales Enablement and Why Should I Care?

Sales enablement is not really a new concept; it has been around for over 10 years. However, understanding the full application of sales enablement is a very different thing.

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The Product Leader’s Secret Weapon: The Win-Loss Call

Sales Benchmark Index

Jeff Bezos is famous for his “customers come first” philosophy. In a world where choices are ample, and the customer rules, Bezos has done amazingly well putting the customer first. He has developed a systematic way to understand and anticipate.

Father’s Day Advice from a Dad and CEO: Your Baby WILL Sleep & Your Outbound Sales Efforts WILL Work

DiscoverOrg Sales

I celebrated my first Father’s Day as a dad two years ago. My wife and I had our first baby, a beautiful girl – Grace. At that same time in 2016, DiscoverOrg was going through a growth spurt.

Letting Others Shine Can Get You Sky-High Referral Rates

Sales and Marketing

Author: John Ruhlin Decades ago, sales professionals hit upon a mantra to understand how to woo prospects: “What’s in it for me?” But too many salespeople today forget that this question comes from the customer’s point of view, not their own. Want proof of this attitude reversal? Look no further than a recent DiscoverOrg study on buyer personas.

The Latest Data Shows That Sales Managers Are Even Worse Than I Thought

Understanding the Sales Force

When you watch the news these days, it seems like all you hear is Russia, Immigration, North Korea, FBI, DOJ, liars and leakers, and the latest celebrities to be disgraced by their behavior. You would think there wasn't anything else going on! You might be having a similar experience with my recent articles as I have been sharing lots of data about salespeople - to the degree where you might think that nothing else matters.

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The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.

What is Leadership Coaching?

Steven Rosen

What is Leadership Coaching? Leadership coaching is the fastest growing phenomenon today! Leadership coaching is a detailed process designed to help facilitate leadership development and personal growth resulting in improved performance of executives. Leadership coaches lead their clients towards the fulfillment of specific professional goals. Today’s executives are experiencing unprecedented change.

How to Leverage RFPs Through the Influencer Channel -That Baby is Not Yours!

Sales Benchmark Index

The Influencer Channel is often overlooked. If utilized correctly, it can help you: Learn about opportunities earlier in the sales cycle, Win more deals, while also…. Increasing the cost of sales for your competition. This combination is the sales equivalent of a hat-trick.

What Do You Mean No?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. For such a small word, ‘NO’ seem to cause a lot of havoc. Tidal waves of fear leading salespeople to imagine they will spiral endlessly to failure just at the sound of NO.

Building Your Own Online University

Sales and Marketing

Author: Dan Seidman Ten thousand baby boomers turn 65 every day. This is why a start-up company hired me to build their training department. The firm was targeting the senior market by offering solutions to keep these older people safe in their own homes rather than empty bank accounts to move into senior housing. I could relate, as I just had two elderly parents move into assisted living at a cost of $8,700 a month. I created our 10.5

Your Next Sales Coach is a Machine

Speaker: Matt McDarby & Dan Smaida, Managing Directors, Specialized Sales Systems

World-class sales managers have long used creative means to solve for time and distance. In this webinar, you’ll learn how modern sales managers are using new technology plus old-school sales management to develop their people without burning out.

PODCAST 12: Navigating a Career from a Unicorn to a Public Company

Sales Hacker

Why have a career in sales ? Tune in to episode 12 of the Sales Hacker podcast with Jaimie Buss , VP of Sales, North America for Zendesk as she talks about startups careers and transitions! What You’ll Learn. Building your career in startups and managing different career transitions.

Data Proves Sales Coaching is Weak

Score More Sales

After reading a recent post from Dave Kurlan about The Latest Data Shows that Sales Managers Are Even Worse Than I Thought made me want to immediately publish a plea to company leaders and heads of sales to enable sales managers to do more and better coaching. Using research from 9,000 sales managers and their sales teams, the findings are grim. sales leadership sales coaching

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10 Ways to Upgrade Your Deal Desk to a Highly Productive Revenue Desk

Sales Benchmark Index

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Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Guide Reps to Their Destination – The Close

Smart Selling Tools

In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Larry Warnock , CEO and President of Olono.

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Maximizing Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training. Still, many sales leaders report low ROIs from their sales training initiatives. So how can you ensure that your investment in sales training is producing excellent results? Join us for this complimentary webinar as Ray Makela, CEO at the Sales Readiness Group, discusses five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

How To Keep Generating Fresh Leads

MTD Sales Training

Your pipeline is your Holy Grail for future leads. If you don’t keep the leads coming in thick and fast, you run the risk of sales running dry over the next weeks. So, what would be the best ways to keep fresh leads coming in and generating opportunities for new business? Here are a few tips: Divide your territory in a way that makes sense.

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How to Create an Integrated Sales Enablement Strategy for Your Sales Team

Sales Hacker

The post How to Create an Integrated Sales Enablement Strategy for Your Sales Team appeared first on Sales Hacker. Choice Partner Sales Enablement Showpad Webinars

The Ultimate List of Sales Discovery Call Questions

Hubspot Sales

Closing calls are sexy. They’re the calls where a deal gets moved across the line, contracts get signed, and you earn your commission checks. But closing calls are a bit of a fait accompli. Depending on who you sell to and what you sell, you could have already spent 10 to 20 hours with your prospect.

4 Signs a Sales Manager Can Recognize an ‘A’ player in an Interview

Sales Benchmark Index

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Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.” In this webinar, corporate learning expert, Joe DiDonato, shares how his teams solved these problems, as well as how new educational technology (EdTech) is changing the sales landscape for all of us. He will also tell you what he shared with the Venture Capitalist community on how to pick which EdTech technologies will likely succeed based on educational research. Joe is an engaging storyteller that uses easy-to-understand language, who promises to share what methods succeeded and which methods failed over his long career.

Your Emails Are Bad. Here’s 4 Reasons Why.

LeadIQ

By: Ryan O’Hara. Confession time?—?I I haven’t always been amazing at writing emails. But…but…but…Ryan, this can not be! You’re a humble genius. MX records look to you for direction”.

Sales Benchmarks: The 30/50 rule for cold emailing & cold calling

Close.io

One of the hardest things about being a sales rep is knowing if you’re doing a good enough job. But what is “good enough?” You might feel like you’re crushing it with your cold email campaigns only to find out your competition is getting double your response rate. In sales, knowledge is power.

11 Sales Motivation Ideas to Get You to Make That Next Call

Marc Wayshak

Lacking sales motivation? These 11 sales motivation ideas will get you excited to sell—so you can crush your goals. Check it out now. The post 11 Sales Motivation Ideas to Get You to Make That Next Call appeared first on Sales Speaker Marc Wayshak. Blog sales motivation

6 Rookie Sales Call Mistakes That Make Prospects Hang Up ASAP

Hubspot Sales

As a sales rep, you’re no stranger to rejection. You’ve made hundreds if not thousands of prospecting calls in your career, and regardless of how well you prepared or how perfect the prospect was for your offering, some of those dials resulted in hang-ups.

From Sales Enablement to Sales Performance: Moving the Needle on the Metrics That Matter

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Vice President, Sales Transformation Services, Fast Lane Digital

More than 8 analyst firms, the Association for Talent Development, and the Sales Enablement Society have all defined “sales enablement” – each slightly differently. In hundreds of organizations, the sales enablement function is run differently, with a different focus, responsibilities, and initiatives. To make matters worse, according to a 2017 study by CSO Insights, “Sales enablement is a growing trend, but sales performance is not improving. Clearly, something is missing.” What’s missing is a clear focus on driving measurable improvement in sales performance and the expertise required to truly move the needle on the metrics that matter. Want to step up, separate yourself from the pack, and maximize your company’s investment in Sales Enablement? Then join sales transformation expert Mike Kunkle for this webinar (where your questions are welcomed and expected!)

Establishing Interlock between Marketing, Sales, and Product

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest today is Jamey Heinze, the Chief Marketing Officer at iGrafx. Jamey has a unique background with significant experience in sales for the first 1/3rd of his career, and then product management for nearly a decade, and now as.

Children Are Not Pawns!

Partners in Excellence

Children are not pawns to be used to achieve a political agenda! I am ashamed to see children held hostage in detention centers as means to force decisions on securing our nation’s boarders.

Why Your Post Sale Teams really own Customer Retention

Babette Ten Haken

You have a nagging feeling that your post sale teams really own customer retention. However, you do not want to rock the boat, go against the grain and do things differently.

Five Ways to Grow Revenue (and Lower Cost)

Pointclear

Increase the top line while reducing expense—it’s what every CEO wants—and what their sales and marketing leaders are looking for as well. Many execs are realizing that meeting this goal involves increasing investment in sales and marketing with a renewed focus on gaining market share instead of just stabilizing it. Companies that execute this strategy more effectively than the competition will grow faster, more profitably—and individuals responsible for these achievements will be rewarded.

How Video Learning Is Transforming Skill Mastery in Sales

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO, About-Face Development

Video learning is not new, but the marriage of video learning and today’s technology is transforming our ability to achieve skill mastery in sales. Join us as we delve into how technology advancements in learning are changing the game and why it’s critical to sales success.