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A Hopscotch Client Retention Strategy will not boost Client Success

Babette Ten Haken

If you practice a hopscotch client retention strategy, do not get your hopes up. Making clients successful is hardly child’s play. Co-partnering in your client’s success involves more than adhering to a mostly-linear protocol.

Turn Your Voice Mails Upside Down

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Sometimes it takes someone else to say something different about a familiar process, or thing, for us realize we are not as smart or executing as we thought. In this case, it was it was someone who was willing to take a technique even further in a way that leads to more significant results. In this case, how to improve voicemail success; specifically, in ways which lead to more returned calls when leaving messages. Not For The Faint Of Heart.

Eleven Ways to Boost Your Presentation Skills

The Sales Heretic

Whether you’re a salesperson, executive, or business owner, presentation skills are vital to your success. But presentation skills are rarely taught in school, and too many companies don’t invest in such training for their people.

5 Ways To Sell To The Modern Day Buyer

MTD Sales Training

One of the biggest changes in sales over the years has nothing to do with selling itself. It has to do with the way that the buyer has changed their modus operandi. The process of sales is evolving as technology, globalisation and communication methods advance and progress.

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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.

Sales Prospecting & Cold Calling Tips Techniques Tools Ideas & Methods

Inside Sales Training

Why You’re Turning Off Your Prospects. By Mike Brooks, [link]. Learn the best cold calling and sales prospecting tips, ideas, techniques, strategies, tools and methods on how to make effective successful business calls for sales. It happened just now. Phone rang at our office and I picked it up.

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Happy Gibberish Day!

Sales 2.0

Hi John, This is Nigel calling from Sales Software 2.0. We’ve created a unique AI solution that works with big data at a systems level to suggest the best methodology to use in your cloud CRM. We do this by using distributed geometric parallel processing.

Lead Management: An Emerging Key Factor in Applying the Tech Stack to Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

Are you still stuck using legacy CRM’s to drive your Lead Management process? CRM’s have introduced a lot of fantastic features that over time have become staples of almost every sales and marketing organization. While they provide a lot of.

Data Shows 1st Year Sales Improvement of 51% in this Competency

Understanding the Sales Force

I've written extensively about how salespeople score in 21 Sales Core Competencies. Typically, both the articles and data are shared in the context of the difference between top salespeople and weak salespeople but rarely have I written about what happens after salespeople have been evaluated.

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4 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Existing Content Assets

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Warren Fowler Content creation is not only one of the most effective digital marketing strategies, but also one of the most demanding.

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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.

Are You Tracking the Right Referral Metrics?

No More Cold Calling

Do you have the wrong KPI? If you’re like most sales leaders, you’re tracking the wrong referral metrics and spinning your wheels. Craig had only one referral KPI, and it was the wrong one: the number of prospect meetings that his reps conducted.

Announcing The JBarrows Certified Platform Partner Program

John Barrows

In 2012, during one of John’s month-long globe-trotting sprints delivering the Filling The Funnel and Driving To Close training on-site, we realized we were at terminal velocity. The number of customers and sales teams we could work within a given year was maxed.

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What Role Does Field Marketing and Field Sales Talent Play in Enterprise Valuation?

Sales Benchmark Index

How well an organization executes on both strategies should play a critical role in a private equity firm’s valuation of that enterprise. Read on for key inputs to your models and best practices to add to the consideration set in.

Agile Selling & Improved Efficiency Starts With Management Practices

Connect2Sell

To improve a sales team’s efficiency, I start by assessing the team’s sales enablement efforts. In many sales organizations, the attempts to enable are actually disabling sellers by creating staggering inefficiencies and, even worse, impairing sales effectiveness.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

The Worst 4 Letter Words In Sales

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. No need to go to the gutter right away, there is a lot to be said for words in sales before we have to go blue. Given that there so many words, every day bringing more, that the word we’ll focus on today is a proxy for words rather than just one guilty word. The word I am talking about is talk, and the often silly way sellers use words, but more specifically the obsession to be delivering words, talking, sometimes (usually), jusf for the sake of talking. Fear of Silence.

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5 Video Meeting Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

MTD Sales Training

Are you using video meetings in your sales process? More and more companies are going down this route especially those that sell software, SAAS products and online services (such as online sales training ). Sometimes it can save you a ton of time if you can jump on a video conference call with screen sharing capability and all that jazz! Do it correctly and it can work wonders for you. Do it wrong and it can ruin the sale completely! Here are 5 mistakes to avoid at all costs!

The Hidden Cost of Being Helpful

Smart Selling Tools

“Teamwork makes the dream work!” It’s common rally cry from managers, encouraging team members to work together and contribute to each other’s success. Generally, collaboration is a good thing.

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What to Do to Enter a New Market

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on hbspt.cta.load(23541, '39dd4f48-b0ca-486a-9fa5-4e1fb27489aa', {}); is Walt Megura, the Vice President of Emerging Industry Segments and Channels for Ericcson, one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, with about 40% of.

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.

Your Outbound Emails Suck – Stop Being A Digital Beggar!

A Sales Guy

I’m so tired of the stupid and annoying emails salespeople send to buyers and prospects and so are they. It’s time to stop. You’re emails and your cold outreach suck. They don’t offer value, they just beg your prospects and buyers for their time. It’s pathetic.

Xactly Extends AI Based Sales Planning with Acquisition of OpsPanda

Xactly

Since becoming part of Vista Equity Partners last year, Xactly has strengthened our portfolio with two strategic acquisitions.

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The 5 most common mistakes you’re making in your sales email CTAs

Close.io

Sending a cold email is like stepping into the ring with your prospect. You might throw a few good punches and win their attention in the first round. But if you don’t keep fighting to the very end, you’re ultimately going to lose. Your Call To Action (CTA) is the KO punch.

Sales Tech Game Changers: @Bigtincan – How to Learn Faster, Sell Smarter, and Win More

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 Patrick Welch , President and CMO of Bigtincan.

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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.

Perfect Your Market Entry Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on hbspt.cta.load(23541, '39dd4f48-b0ca-486a-9fa5-4e1fb27489aa', {}); is Walt Megura, the Vice President of Emerging Industry Segments and Channels for Ericcson, one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, with about 40% of.

Your Ideal Buyer is Not Your Ideal Buyer

The Sales Leader

It’s time to forget about the idea of an “ideal buyer.” ” That’s right, forget about it. Times have changed. There is no longer a single person who starts and stops all buying decisions.

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Top 5 Takeaways From The Ultimate Sales Engagement Survey

Sales Hacker

How do modern buyers like to be sold to? Does cold outreach on Linkedin ever work? Is 1 to 1 video an effective selling medium? Does anyone pick up the office phone?

Are These Words Sabotaging your Presentation?

Performance Sales and Training

I was excited to see one of my students present a powerful new software solution in a recent workshop. Susan (not her real name) is a smart, professional salesperson who is passionate about what she does.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Entrepreneurship

Hubspot Sales

Entrepreneurship is the process of starting (or improving upon) a business with the ultimate goal of making a profit. It often involves great risk and uncertainty, but it’s also an opportunity to overcome those challenges and to manage multiple aspects of a business operation.

What Does World Class Pipeline and Forecasting Management Take?

Sales Benchmark Index

Everyone knows that as a highly effective sales leader you should inspect the key leading and behavioral indicators of your team as a predictor of future sales success. What always amazes me is how many sales organizations just do the.

Aligning With The Customer Buying Journey

Partners in Excellence

We know we have to align our marketing and sales processes with the customer buying journey. That used to be simple when we considered the buying journey to be relatively linear.