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Why are Half of All Sales Reps Still Missing Quota in a Booming US Economy?

Understanding the Sales Force

Around this time ten years ago, the US economy was famously tanking. I remember it well as revenue at Objective Management Group dropped by more than 30%, almost overnight.

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The One Gift You Need to Give Yourself This Season

Inside Sales Training

What’s the ONE thing you all wish for this season? More money, right? If you’re in sales, then the way to make more money is to close more sales. It’s that simple, isn’t it? And if you’d like to make more sales, then you need to upgrade your selling skills. Would you be willing to spend just $18.30

Friday Five - Hiring for Sales Roles

Score More Sales

Here are 3 tips, 1 quote, and 1 resource to end your week. Hiring tip #1: If you are looking to hire more women on your sales team, hold an event at your offices quarterly (or twice a year) and get the Women Sales Pros guide on how to do it to widen your recruitment pipeline.

How to Assess Customer Needs in Half the Time

Connect2Sell

The discovery phase of the sales process is important but often overlooked or cut short. When asked, sellers usually say they don’t conduct thorough discovery because it takes too long. They’re concerned that their buyers won’t give them enough time and/or don’t feel they have enough time themselves.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

A Phrase You Never Want To Hear In Sales

John Barrows

“I’ll need some time to digest what you just said.”. As a younger, less experienced rep, I used to think this phrase was awesome.

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What to Call Women in the Business Workplace

Score More Sales

I have spent an entire career in sales since my early 20’s being called a guy. Filling out forms that said “Salesman Number”. Being invited to sales incentive and award events at cigar bars. sales leadership B2B

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What Does Your Price Say About You?

The Sales Heretic

Payless—the discount shoe retailer—recently pulled off a brilliant stunt: they sold fake designer shoes at a fake designer store. And the ruse carries lessons for anyone in sales and marketing. Payless took over a former Armani store in a mall in Santa Monica, California, and named it “Palessi.” (I

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How Getting Feedback and Making Adjustments are the Keys to Sales Improvement

Understanding the Sales Force

Becoming a great at selling - or anything else for that matter - is about making adjustments. In order to make an adjustment you need feedback - something you see, hear or feel that informs your ability to adjust. Take Baseball for example.

SALES MANAGERS ARE STRUGGLING

Steven Rosen

I have said it before and I will say it again – SALES MANAGERS ARE STRUGGLING! Only 10-20% of Sales Managers are Crushing It! The rest are struggling to make their sales numbers. They find themselves overwhelmed, overstressed and lacking the tools and training to be the best they can be.

How to Write Sales Emails That Get Responses

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Ryan Myers You don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you write an email to make it compelling. You just need to clearly articulate your value in a way that’s specific, relevant, and urgent to your audience.

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In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

How To Increase Your Value To Clients Without Dropping Your Price

MTD Sales Training

When someone says “That’s good value!” what do they mean? Well, there are a number of ways of interpreting value and it can mean different things to different people. For some of your customers, it could mean the actual price they are considering paying.

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It’s One Thing To Believe – Another To Understand

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I have talked a lot on this blog about the need for sales people to get past or over their product. Yes, your product is important, but in the end, and I am sorry if I am minimizing it for some, just a deliverable nothing more! It may do great things, open many doors, expose abundant opportunities, but there is no denying, that it is something that is delivered after the terms are agreed to.

Motivating Sales People: What Does it Take?

Anthony Cole Training

Frequently I am asked the following question: “How do I keep my salespeople motivated to sell?”. sales motivation motivating sales people Motivating building sales team sales advice

The Not So Secret Way to Crush Your Numbers

Steven Rosen

The Not So Secret Way to Crush Your Numbers. Earlier this year I published an article titled 5 Ways to Create a Successful Sales Coaching Program.

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Successful Social Selling Best Practices Guide

This best practices guide focuses on helping you organize, harness and capitalize on the information, buying signals and qualified prospects identifying themselves to you online every single day.

Four Letters Every B2B Marketer Should Know

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Patrick Foster Instagram has become one of the most popular social networks in the world?—?it it now has 1 billion users ! While it may be known for its popularity among celebrity influencers, it also is an important channel for brands that use it to advertise their products.

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Pitch Perfect: Selling to Legal Operations

DiscoverOrg Sales

A candid interview with Jill Konrath and Synchronoss’ Director of Legal Operations, Dana Huppert. Legal Operations might work behind the scenes of the General Counsel … but ops wears the pants on tech purchase decisions.

3 Tips to Avoid Teaching Your Buyers to Expect a Q4 Discount

Sales Benchmark Index

We all know the famous saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” This can be applied to the way many organizations have trained their Buyers to buy, particularly in Q4. Discounts become the primary weapon of sales reps.

How to Find and Cultivate Prospects That Fit Your Business

Anthony Cole Training

Today, our customers are bombarded with sales, marketing, and advertising pitches from companies all hoping to win their business. They’re overwhelmed, or, in most cases, they simply tune us out.

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

Are You Closing Sales Or Opening Relationships? with Adam, Episode #94

Vengreso

Subscribe to Selling With Social. Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Play | Google Podcasts. Every sales professional wants to be closing sales on a higher level. But what most of us don’t realize is that we don’t achieve that through learning better sales techniques.

Maximizing Motivation: Why Well-Intentioned Incentive Programs Don’t Work and How to Improve Them

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Rick Garlick and Bob Nelson Several years ago, a company came up with a creative way to recognize its top performing employees. Through a nomination process, a select group of high achievers would be given a couple of days off from their normal jobs, flown to a nice venue, and asked to participate in a series of “think tank” exercises with senior management on how the company could operate more effectively.

The Art of Asking Open-Ended Questions

Hubspot Sales

When qualifying , you bring value to your prospects, clients, and yourself through the questions you ask -- but only if they're good questions. Allow me to introduce you to a concept I call "high-value questions.".

How to Mobilize High-Potential Employees and Activate Revenue Growth

Sales Benchmark Index

High-potential employees comprise the next generation of leaders within your company. As you look toward succession planning or assigning resources to key strategic initiatives, the pool of high-potential employees is where most companies look to for resources who can solve.

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

2 Ways to Win at LinkedIn

Alice Heiman

61 million LinkedIn users are senior level influencers and 40 million are in decision-making positions. There are 87 million millennials on LinkedIn with 11 million in decision-making positions. LinkedIn has almost 600,000 users in more than 200 countries ( OmniCore ).

Outcome Based Buying

Partners in Excellence

Regardless how we sell, our customers are trying to achieve one thing when they buy. They are trying to achieve some very specific outcomes. Those outcomes may be all over the place—solve a problem, address an opportunity, enable other things to happen.

If Dr. Seuss Wrote about Sales Management This is What He Would Say

Keith Rosen

Hope this puts a smile on your face! It’s time to exercise your brain! With Audible, you can listen on a plane, on a train, while your drive, in the rain, at the gym, without the pain from muscle gain! You think business, sellingand managing is a game? You must be insane!

5 Tricks That Will Magically Get Prospects Interested in You

Hubspot Sales

It's easy to sell to prospects who are already interested in your product. They've done some preliminary research and decided you're a potential solution. Now all you need to do is answer some questions, get in front of the right people, and make sure they opt for you over the competition.

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where and how to add it throughout the sales process!

Do NOT Release Funds for Your New Product Until You Know This

Sales Benchmark Index

Has your company got a new product in development? Is it working its through your organization, from R&D, to Product, getting feedback from Marketing and Sales and gaining fans and momentum as it travels? Perhaps it’s been described, prototyped, or.

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Bonus vs. Commission: What’s the Difference?

Xactly

Sales compensation is a balancing act. First and foremost, you need to incent your sales team to close deals. Without the right incentives and fair pay, performance will suffer. But you also must pay reps at an affordable cost to your company.

How Salespeople Can Better Prioritize Using Purchase Intent Data

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 John Steinert , CMO of TechTarget.

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How we redesigned the sidebar of our CRM

Close.io

The left navigation is present on every page you look at in Close. It provides the main way to move through the product. It also hasn’t been touched since about 2013! It was time to show it some love.

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7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Companies are increasingly implementing technology to bring efficiency to their workforce. Data accessibility aside, teams continuously struggle with manual processes for document generation. Learn why automating your documents is key to sales success.