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Environmentally Friendly Prospecting

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. No, I am not going to talk about green selling or climate change, not even sales change. The focus here is the actual environment of the buyer or environments. Environmentally friendly prospecting is about understanding and leveraging your mutual settings and events.

Sales Strategy: 2 Ways to Determine if You’re Already Behind on Your 2012 Sales Plan

Sales Benchmark Index

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What Is An Emotional Selling Proposition & Is It Better Than A Unique Selling Proposition?

MTD Sales Training

Emotional Selling Proposition – have you got one? We all know that sales are based mostly on emotion and the decision is backed up with logic. That’s the law of the salesperson! So, do we often come up with emotional selling points in our proposals?

10 Reasons Why I Love Sales

The Sales Hunter

Not many people dream of having a career in sales. Let’s be real here: sales was probably not your first choice. For many of you, although afraid to admit, sales wasn’t even your second, third or fourth choice.

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How to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

Why Flexible Slides are the Key to Conversational Sales

Jill Konrath

Recently I interviewed Luke Goetting, Director of Puffingston Presentations for an Engaging Presentations video series I did with Prezi. His expertise is in "transforming stale business presentations into visually engaging stories." That's why I asked him to share his thinking with you.

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LinkedIn Voice Messages

John Barrows

You may have heard about the benefits of LinkedIn voice messages. Many sales reps, including Morgan, are using them with great success. Of the 125 Morgan has sent, he’s seen 50 responses and booked 25 meetings. That’s a 40% response rate, and 20% success rate in getting next steps.

How a CEO Exceeds Integration Expectations

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Chris Downie, CEO of Flexential, joins us to discuss the best practices in merging companies together. He provides insight into the checks and balances of company mergers and shares his experience forming Flexential from two legacy companies. Click here for.

Don’t Be So Quick to Answer!

The Sales Heretic

We tend to think of conversations as: one person speaks, then the other responds, back and forth, back and forth. For that reason, in sales conversations, we typically feel the need to address an issue as soon as it is raised, whether it’s via a question or a statement.

Promoted! New Sales Manager Tips for a Smooth Transition

Connect2Sell

Instead of selling, what’ll you do all day long as a new sales manager? Not knowing the answer to that question will lead you astray. You’ll end up becoming the “sales prevention manager” instead of a sales manager if you get in the way of sellers making sales.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Stop Talking Past the Close

Mr. Inside Sales

How many tie-downs and trial closes do you or your team use during their presentations? If you’re thinking, “What’s a tie-down? What’s a trial close?” then you’re in trouble…. In an earlier blog , I introduced the term, “Spray and Pray” as way to describe how many sales rep’s presentations go.

Who Is The Best Person to Motivate Me?

The Sales Hunter

Motivation doesn’t come from me, your boss, your spouse, or anybody around you. Motivation comes from within. It’s your destiny. It’s how you choose to see things. Motivate yourself this week, because you are the one who determines your success.

Why Trade Shows Are Worthy of Your Marketing Budget

Sales Benchmark Index

If you have been to a trade show in the last 2-3 years, you know that trade show booths are becoming more and more spectacular. As a spectator just a few weeks ago, I attended one of the largest medical.

2 Selling Shortcuts That Will Always Work

Understanding the Sales Force

Do shortcuts work in sales? Dave Kurlan reaching decision makers shorten sales cycle shortcuts

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Enough is Enough

Anthony Cole Training

Complacency in selling is not a new phenomenon.

Weekly Sales Management Tip #15: You Can Never Over-Communicate

Steven Rosen

During a cycle of change, you need to clearly and concisely communicate where the organization is heading to help your salespeople understand the future. What does the new structure look like? What are the new roles and responsibilities of the team members? Discuss the rationale for the change.

Why Customer Experience Should Be Top of Mind for Sales Leaders

No More Cold Calling

Are you creating an experience that drives revenue and referrals? How much did you say that cost?” I asked the barista. I knew I heard him correctly, but I still couldn’t believe it was $5.50 for a cup of coffee—not a mocha, not a latte, not a cappuccino, just coffee.

The Link Between Pricing and Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

Wondering what is the next emerging best practice in Customer Experience? Monetizing service. This is in addition the typical Customer Experience benefits of decreased churn and higher cross-sell/ upsell. Listen to how a sales leader leverages Customer Experience. Stay Ahead of the.

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.

The Voicemail Message with Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Understanding the Sales Force

This week I received a voicemail message from a salesperson that literally included everything but the kitchen sink. I don't recall listening to a voicemail that sounded like this before. I don't think voicemails like this are effective. I don't like voicemails like this.

Can We Make A Sale Out Of Nothing Developing A Sales Strategy & A Quote From Patricia Fripp

MTD Sales Training

Episode 26: To my sales professional connections (and trainers). This podcast includes: Can we make a sale out of nothing? How to develop a sales strategy in 5 easy steps. A quote from Patricia Fripp. Take a look at this episode on [link]. The post Can We Make A Sale Out Of Nothing Developing A Sales Strategy & A Quote From Patricia Fripp appeared first on MTD Sales Training.

How Sales Engagement Solves 7 Major Business Pain Points

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Manny Medina, Max Atschuler and Mark Kosoglow The days of old-school communications have passed. In their stead, we have new modern sales communications that are data-driven, personalized, relevant, omnichannel, sequenced, and fully optimized for today’s sophisticated buyer. The following are the seven major business pain points solved by sales engagement: Business Pain Point #1: Not Optimizing for the Modern Buyer.

9 Things Terribly Wrong With Sales Today: Lack of Coaching

A Sales Guy

. Sales is suffering from 9 brutal ills: The Bro Culture , . Lack of Coaching. . Too Product-Centric. Not enough salespeople understand the game/rules of sales. Too much reliance on selling tools. Not enough training in the industry/space. Too much activity management.

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.

How to build a Revenue Stack with the right SalesTech: with Nancy Nardin

Smart Selling Tools

How to Build a Revenue Stack with the Right SalesTech: with Nancy Nardin. This week, David, Anand and Chitra Iyer are joined by Nancy Nardin, creator of the Nancy Nardin Salestech Landscape, to talk about all things Salestech.

Using Industry Insights to Get in the Door

The Center for Sales Strategy

Have you ever stopped and wondered how many other salespeople are trying to get a meeting with the same prospect as you? It’s a pretty overwhelming number when you think about it.

We Reviewed 25 Sales Decks. Here Are the Best

Hubspot Sales

There's nothing worse than getting through an entire sales presentation only to hear, "That was great, but I just need some time to think this over."

Are Your Employees invested in Your Company Story?

Babette Ten Haken

Your company story is compelling, at least to the leadership team. However, are your employees as invested in this story as you are? As the saying goes: “It is hard to read the label when you are inside the bottle.”. You sit at the helm of a large, 100-year old company.

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.

The Secret to the Fastest Growing Sales Teams? It’s About Growth, Not Speed.

Openview

As a recruiter, I hear from many founders and sales leaders regularly about how many salespeople they need and how quickly they need them. I know the pressure is on – many are handed very aggressive targets (I would actually say some are unrealistic ).

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SalesTech Video Review: Bigtincan

Smart Selling Tools

SalesTech Video Review: Bigtincan. Bigtincan is a Sales and learning platform that enables onboarding & training, coaching, call preparation, customer engagement & follow-up. It delivers a beautiful command center with quick access to content as well as learning material.

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Eliminate Hiring Mistakes by Evaluating These 8 Fit Factors

The Center for Sales Strategy

World-class managers understand this essential element of hiring salespeople: talent is meaningless without FIT! As a hiring manager, considering fit as carefully as talent is critical to a successful hire. Unfortunately, some managers discover fit problems after they hire a seller.