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In an Omnichannel World, Do Territories Even Matter?

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s Time for Annual Territory and Quota Planning – What Are You Going to Do Differently This Year? As a sales leader this time of year, you have a lot on your plate. As you approach Q4, it is the time.

Using the Most Powerful Sales Tool to Get What You Want

Understanding the Sales Force

My wife and I have been binge watching a TV series called Blacklist which rivals 24 for its drama and intensity. James Spader stars as international bad-guy Ray Reddington.

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Your Reaction To Objections Is Hardwired

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Our reaction to rejection is hardwired on a primal level. This means it is about managing yourself and your reactions, and less about managing the objection. You are better off learning to control your emotion, and think through the issue, and rely on your process.

Should I Have a Presentation to Share When I Am Prospecting?

The Sales Hunter

The answer to this question is a resounding, no! A few weeks ago, I received a prospecting email that contained over 15 different links. Rather than an email, it was a syllabus for a graduate course. I was floored at the email.

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.

Perception vs Reality: Men and Women In Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Parth Mukherjee Chorus.ai is a champion for having more women in sales positions. As a Conversation Intelligence platform, Chorus stores and analyzes millions of sales calls every year. With all of that data at our fingertips, people like to ask, "Are male or female sales reps better?

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How CEOs Can Shape an Agile Annual Plan to Make the Number

Sales Benchmark Index

Is all of your hard work, team offsite meetings, and weeks of collaboration leaving you with a rigid annual plan that looks too much the one from last year? No CEO wants to shape a plan that is too stiff to.

Monday Motivation Video: The Power of Passion in Sales

The Sales Hunter

Who are you going to show passion and focus towards today? Be passionate about helping somebody today. Help someone achieve success and you’ll achieve success. If you take your focus off yourself and focus on someone else’s needs, you’ll change your week for the better.

Podcast 115: Under The Skin of Successful Salespeople With Mary Grothe

John Barrows

This week we have Mary Grothe , CEO of Sales BQ on the podcast. Mary is a sales trainer and keynote speaker who has an incredible drive to succeed in sales. In this podcast Mary talks about how she got into sales and used her own drive to blow her quota up and climb the career ladder.

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Football & 9 Sales Productivity Tools That Will Change Your Results

Anthony Cole Training

We often find there is a direct connection between sales and competitive sports.

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Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

The Pipeline

The Pipeline Guest Post – Mell Harding. These famous words from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice equally apply to our sales pipeline.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Do This First in Sales!

Connect2Sell

Has this ever happened to you? critical thinking critical thinking in sales Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

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What Is A Perfect Voicemail for Prospecting?

The Sales Hunter

First off, don’t over complicate it. Your objective is first to generate interest and then get them to return your call. That’s it! Don’t think that your goal is to answer every objective or to even motivate them to immediately buy. You’re not going to do that by leaving one voicemail.

Eight Things Your Customers, Employees, and Loved Ones Have in Common

The Sales Heretic

Your customers are exactly like your employees. And both of them are exactly like the people in your life you love most. In one critically important way: They have the exact same emotional needs. They all want to feel valued and valuable. That means they want to feel: 1. Understood 2. Appreciated 3.

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Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

How to Establish Trust Among Your Peers

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Lewis Robinson It is not a hidden fact that there are trust issues being developed each day in the business markets.

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Do This to Develop the Attitude of Top Producers

Mr. Inside Sales

Legendary basketball player and coach John Wooden said something years ago that I have adopted as a life philosophy: “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”.

The Two Truths and a Lie of Prospecting

Anthony Cole Training

Prospecting for salespeople is often a struggle due to varying factors including their ability to stay committed to the process and overcome rejection. sales prospecting contacting prospects reaching prospects prospect outreach creating new sales opportunities

Change in Approach Leads to 304% Increase in Sales Effectiveness

Understanding the Sales Force

You're famished and someone suggests that you go on a 2-day fast! You're late, it's a two-hour ride by car to your destination and someone suggests that you walk! You're exhausted and ready for a nap and someone suggests you should clean our your basement!

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4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

You need to know how Salesforce is stealing your budget

Membrain

For almost 20 years, one CRM platform has been in use by more sales organizations than any other. You know the one. CRM CEO Advice

Playing Chess Instead of Checkers In Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Charles Brennan One of the fastest-growing sports in America is pickleball. However, many people are not familiar with the sport. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is a game resembling tennis in which two or four players use paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball, similar to a whiffle ball over a net. It is a lot of fun and very competitive.

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The Sales Presentation: Things to Keep in Mind

Mr. Inside Sales

Here is another excerpt from a really good book on sales I’ve been reading—and quoting from—this summer: “The Salesman’s Book of Wisdom” by Chriswell Freeman. The Presentation”. “In In 1914, Thomas J. Watson, was named president of the company that would come to be known as IBM.

SalesTech Video Review: ringDNA

Smart Selling Tools

SalesTech Video Review: ringDNA. ringDNA is a complete sales engagement platform with lead engagement, sales coaching, conversation intelligence, and SDR and AE performance improvement into one smooth-running machine.

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Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.” In this webinar, sales enablement expert Mike Kunkle will break down how modern technology removes the need for ILT in sales training - and will also explain how to effectively integrate ILT into your modern training, if you want to continue using it!

Understanding the Different Ways Sales Talent Assessments are Used for Both Recruiting and Coaching

The Center for Sales Strategy

Talent assessments are an excellent tool for understanding the way your candidates and current salespeople are wired. The difference in approach with each group is key to productive new hires and successful coaching. coaching recruitment sales talent assessment

Customers and Rational Behaviors

Membrain

Too often, I’m in reviews with sales people whining, “The customer is irrational!”. Sales Coaching Sales Management

How to level up your sales career in 2020

Close.io

Feeling like your sales career is stuck in place? That you’re trying to climb the ranks within your team, but it just doesn’t feel like you’re truly levelling up? Let’s be honest, you have some lofty goals for your life as a sales pro (as you should!).

Inside Sales vs. Outside Sales: Which Is Best for You?

Sales Hacker

One of the biggest decisions you can make when setting up your sales team is whether to focus primarily on inside or outside sales.

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.

Working Through Objections with Stop Drop and Roll

SalesProInsider

Working Through Objections. Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane… when you were very young you learned what to do if your clothes caught on fire… Say it with me…Stop, Drop and Roll….

The Top 10 Priorities for Sales Leaders in 2020 (and How to Achieve Them) [Infographic]

Hubspot Sales

As we creep closer to the end of the year, it’s natural for sales leaders to reflect on what worked, what didn’t, and to map out their priorities for the year ahead. But what are the matters that are most important to them?

When Your Buyers are Stuck, Less is More

Alice Heiman

Buyers are bombarded with information. It’s crippling. I’ve seen the worse cases of “Analysis Paralysis” with buyers who are looking at content from competitors and are trying to understand it. They look at websites, articles, pricing sheets, videos, and sites that do comparisons.

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