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The Art of Negotiation: How to Deal with Complex Clients

Pipeliner

Negotiation has existed since the beginning of times, as it’s a fundamental part of our existence. We first negotiate with our minds, and then with the exterior world. In the present times, negotiation has become a whole different concept.

What the Top 1% of Sales Reps Do Differently

Fill the Funnel

For top-performing reps, it isn’t the resources they’re given that determines their success — it’s their resourcefulness. But who would choose a Hyundai over a Ferrari? We don’t love to admit it, but powerful sales tools can increase our chances success.

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Sales: never give up if you want a mammoth deal

Pipeliner

The sales pitch is made. The value proposition is articulated in impressive fashion. The client’s objections are addressed. The story is compelling – savings are available with amazing value being offered. The client has given many positive signals that they are interested in the deal.

5 Ways Sales Leaders Can Do More With Less

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Accelerate Your Sales Performance

While most business is digital, and business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions - and the work that supports them -- are almost entirely digitized, most organizations still rely on paper for the “last foot” of the process - the sign-off.

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How Do You Measure Sales Enablement?

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To Increase Sales Is Both a Want and a Need

Increase Sales

Desires are strong emotions. The want to increase sales is a desire. Additionally, needs can be emotional as well as logical. I need to increase sales because my job supports myself, my family, pays my rent or mortgage, etc.

Closing by Using Micro-Commitments

The Sales Hunter

One of the best ways to keep a sale moving forward is by using the micro-commitment strategy. The approach is simple to use and very effective for those who are dealing with a customer who is hard to engage and hard to move forward. The micro-commitment strategy is built around finding ways to gain the […]. Blog Closing a Sale Professional Selling Skills Prospecting closes closing a sale closing strategies prospecting sales strategies

How to use influencer marketing to improve your sales

Pipeliner

Are you using social media influencers to help improve your sales? As one of the biggest buzzwords in marketing of the past couple of years, influencer marketing is booming right now. Marketers are using it to reach larger audiences, to improve brand awareness, get more traffic and to boost sales.

The Playbook for Account-Based Marketing (ABM)

Account-Based Marketing is a Strategy, Not a Solution | Get this step-by-step playbook to implement an ABM strategy that fits your company’s objectives and resources.

3 Kinds of Complexities That Every Entrepreneur Should Be Ready For And How to Deal with them

Mukesh Gupta

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Practice Relentless Curiosity to Develop Yourself Professionally

Babette Ten Haken

Relentless curiosity seems to be completely innate behavior that is hardwired into how certain employees think, act and perform. Yet relentless curiosity is completely missing in how other employees behave in the workplace. Why is that? First, let’s define what I call “relentless curiosity.”.

Be a Rock Among Pillows

Anthony Cole Training

My pup, Rocky, loves to lay on top of pillows. ALL pillows. He doesn’t care if they are round, square, flat, cushy, or even sewn on and attached to the back of the couch- he will find a way to lay on them.

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#1 Way to Stop Discounting Your Price

The Sales Hunter

Last week I wrote about the issue of discounting, and needless to say it generated a major amount of conversation all over social media and in emails and phone calls to me. A few people pushed back on my thinking. I’m fine with that, as I know what I say won’t always resonate with everyone. […]. Blog pricing Professional Selling Skills discount discounting price sales

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

Insights from New Research Uncover Opportunities for Sales Success

Pipeliner

Year after year the selling environment gets more challenging and more competitive. Richardson’s Selling Challenges research tracks the latest trends and identifies opportunities for building stronger connections with buyers in the new selling reality. Stop Tasking and Start Selling.

Avoiding Overwhelm – Managing the Workload of Being a Leader

Mukesh Gupta

One of the challenges that all entrepreneurs face is managing the workload. Being an entrepreneur is not easy. It takes a lot of time, energy, effort and attention.

Your Commitment to Your Professional Growth Is?

Increase Sales

Yesterday, I made this short update at LinkedIn about professional growth for executive coaches, business coaches or sales coaches: If you are not continually expanding your knowledge, testing your own boundaries, how can you ask your coaching clients to do the same? Even though I referenced those in professional coaching roles, this question can be asked of any professional in any role including sales, executive leadership, management and even customer service. With over 97% of all U.S.

That Data Scientist Colleague is a Business Asset. 5 Tips.

Babette Ten Haken

Think about that data scientist colleague you work with. Does she drive you crazy or is she your greatest business asset? In today’s digitally-connected business and manufacturing ecosystem, chances are you work with a data scientist or two.

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

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

Will You Win in Head to Head Competition?

Sales Benchmark Index

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First Half of the Year is Over!

Pipeliner

Steps to Take to Ensure Success. It’s a wrap. But everything must continue to move forward with increased levels of urgency. In many situations cash flow is tighter, pipelines have been impacted and sales cycles have grown longer.

Changing the World needs us to change the way it works…

Mukesh Gupta

One of the things that almost every entrepreneur does, whether they start out thinking about doing it or not, is that they change the world that they are a part of.

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Focus and the Role of Reflective Thinking

The Productivity Pro

When doing productive work and making effective decisions, total focus is crucial.

Secrets to Successful Inside Sales Management

Learn a variety of best practices, techniques and ideas to both tactically and strategically increase the efficacy, success and impact of your inside sales organization.

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: Sales Leadership and the People You Attract

The Sales Hunter

Whom do you attract? Earlier this week I was at the National Speakers Association Annual Conference — #Influence17. Each time I go I’m amazed at who I meet. From hallway discussions to the main sessions, it’s about connecting and learning from others. Walking to a session, a good friend stopped me and asked if I […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills executive sales leader briefing leader sales leadership

Sellers: Win By Getting to "No"

Score More Sales

In selling, we've been trained that getting potential customers and clients to say "yes" is the most important part of negotiation. It's time to rethink that strategy. B2B sales strategy

Why Many Salespeople Fail as Sales Managers

Pipeliner

A common complaint in company leadership is that when a salesperson is promoted to sales manager, they aren’t the major success that management expected they would be. They seem to have lost a fantastic sales rep and gained a mediocre manager.

Your Brand | Your Career | Your Journey with Lindsay Zwart

Igniting Sales Transformation

I love this topic because it is a reminder that we are the owners of our plan for work and life! My guest in this segment was Lindsay Zwart, Microsoft General Manager of the US SM&SP National Sales Organization (NSO). Lindsay is an advocate for women in leadership roles.

Successful Selling

Matt Heinz explains how to attract, manage, close and keep more business in a buyer-centric world.

Are You Forgetting Sales Leadership Is Situational?

Increase Sales

How many times have we read or heard about leadership being situational? If any type of leadership is truly situational, it is sales leadership. Leadership is first about leading yourself or self-leadership. From your own leadership efforts you secure your desired results. Peter Drucker said “Leadership is all about results.” ” In sales, results do matter. For without the ability to increase sales, those in sales would be quickly unemployed.

Stop Leading The Witness

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . One of my favourite genres is court or trial based stories, could be a movie, play, TV program, but especially novels, where the author has room to fully explore elements and take one to unexpected places.

What could Tiffany’s Do?

Mukesh Gupta

Premise: Last week the Wall St. Journal featured a story on Tiffany & Co’ s “midlife crisis.” The piece highlighted the jewellery brand’s struggle to regain its “cool” and improve recently tepid sales and profits. A few days later they announced the hiring of a new CEO.

Off the Cuff: The Real Sustainable Sales Result

Pipeliner

Adrian Davis. Off the Cuff Interview Question: “What does a real sustainable sales result (outcome) look like?”. Sales has changed in the last 10 years and promises to undergo even greater change in the coming decade.