Trinity Perspectives

Mood of the B2B Buyer Report

Trinity Perspectives

Almost a year ago, I hatched an idea to tap into the sentiment of business decision makers and procurement people around the world, to understand what really makes them tick. I’m delighted to announce the results of the inaugural Mood of the B2B Buyer study for 2018, conducted by the team at Trinity. Psychology of Buying

Putting the 'I' into 'AI' may be the key to your sales success

Trinity Perspectives

It’s a confusing and frightening time for many salespeople right now. They’re grappling with the competing forces of automation and commoditisation in the industry, combined with the rapid disruption of the markets they serve, not to mention artificially intelligent technology that they need to grasp to succeed in this new world. Added to this mix are increasingly well-informed customers, with higher expectations of their vendors and more choice than they’ve ever had before.

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4 simple steps to understanding enterprise sales

Trinity Perspectives

Enterprise sales is the term used to describe selling a high-end product or service to large or complex businesses. These sales cycles tend to be long, complex, and high in value, but also high in risk - and are regarded by many as the the most difficult challenge of all for sales professionals. Psychology of Buying Sales Tips and Tricks

Traits of the most successful sales professionals

Trinity Perspectives

At some stage of our career, all of us will work with someone who seems to have the Midas touch when it comes to making sales. Sales Tips and Tricks

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Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

What not to do when closing a deal

Trinity Perspectives

As we edge closer to the end of the quarter/financial year, the pressure to close deals is almost certainly increasing. The funny thing about being under pressure to close deals, is that our customers and prospects often sense our growing desperation. When we project our sense of urgency onto our customers, a number of different things can occur: Psychology of Buying Sales Tips and Tricks

Top 5 stress reduction strategies in sales

Trinity Perspectives

I’m either exactly the right person, or completely the wrong person, to write an article about how to overcome stress in sales, given my experiences over the past 20 years in the B2B sales industry. I’ll let you be the judge. What I can say without fear of contradiction, is that being a sales professional can be one of the most stress-inducing, gut-wrenching and soul-destroying career paths that anyone can pursue.

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“I’m a sales management consultant,” I explained to passport control

Trinity Perspectives

This week my sales management consulting company turned 6 years old. It was a milestone day for me and my team and it gave me pause for thought. I reflected on how many of our clients have been with us through every step of this journey and how many of our newer clients have come, not through outbound marketing activities, but through warm referrals from existing clients and the extended Trinity network. Psychology of Buying Sales Tips and Tricks

How to become a sales superhero

Trinity Perspectives

So you want to be a grea t salesperson, a truly great salesperson? Do you really want it? Good, you’re halfway there. The other half is learning the rules of the game, how to plan, how to prepare, how to ask intelligent questions and really listen to the answers.

Could empathy be the B2B key?

Trinity Perspectives

Fake it til you make it' is a mantra most people in business understand and one many of us have used as the cornerstone of our professional lives. Without occasionally ‘faking it’ along the way, we would never move up the corporate ladder or overcome the crippling Impostor Syndrome that afflicts so many people (myself included) in our daily lives. Psychology of Buying Sales Tips and Tricks Win Loss Insights Training

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

So you want to meet the C-suite?

Trinity Perspectives

I interviewed a customer recently, as part of a workshop I was running for a client in the technology industry. One topic they asked me to talk about was harnessing the ‘Voice of the Customer’ and getting inside the head of a C-suite executive. This particular sales strategy topic is very close to my heart, so close that I’ve spent the past 6 years building a business focused on extracting actionable customer insights. This article will reveal the most successful strategies.

5 simple sales strategies for 2017

Trinity Perspectives

Optimising sales is the single biggest priority for sales managers and sales reps in most businesses around the world. Truth be told, any employee who enjoys getting paid each month, putting their kids through school and having the occasional holiday should take at least a passing interest in the sales side of the business. The ability to sell in a consistent and predictable fashion is the clearest (though not the only) predictor of a business's long-term viability.

Want to close more sales? Follow these 3 simple tips …

Trinity Perspectives

B2B sales isn’t like a factory assembly line. While some elements of repetition may exist in sales, no customer or prospect in the world appreciates being shoe-horned into a sales process, which doesn’t align with their buying process. Sales Tips and Tricks

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What was sales really like in the 'good old days'?

Trinity Perspectives

A young sales rep asked me recently to explain the differences between the B2B sales profession these days, by comparison with the heyday of technology sales. Psychology of Buying Sales Tips and Tricks Transformation

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

Consulting Services: Putting the Client First in Sales and Delivery [Podcast]

Sandler Training

Brian Sullivan, VP of Sandler Enterprise Selling, speaks with Steve Moritz, thirty year veteran of the technology industry and CEO of Moritz Consulting Group about Consulting Services: Putting the client first in sales and delivery. Listen Time: 40 Minutes. Professional Development

Time To Decide How You View Time

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. People deal with time as though it was a fickle dance partner, “if I work with it, I can stretch and do things I know it can’t do.” As you know I think time management is a stupid concept that just leads to more work. The only thing malleable about time is you.

Pandering Is Easy – At One Point You Need To Sell

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. The customer and their success are central to B2B sales, and the best way to that is with your expertise. It’s not by pandering or pretending that the prospect is always right as many try to do.

Recruiting and Hiring Salespeople: The 5 Minute Interview

Anthony Cole Training

How important is it that your new salespeople be great on the phone? Assuming the answer is "very important" then your candidate screening process must begin with the 5-minute interview. Interviewing 5 minute interview hire better salespeople assessing sales talent

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Why Wanting to Win Isn’t Enough

Mr. Inside Sales

“It’s not the will to win. that matters – everyone. has that. It’s the will. to prepare to win. that matters.”. –Paul “Bear” Bryant. football coach. You may want to win, want to make more money, want to be in the elite class of closers at your company, BUT: Are you willing to put in the work?

The Ones Worth Your Time

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I posted yesterday about the need for salespeople to make better decisions about their view of time. One of the points I emphasized was to reorient from qualifying to disqualifying. Most people usually find what they set out to look for, a nip here, tuck there, but they find it.

Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities?

Steven Rosen

Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities? Not another virtual meeting! How many times a day do you think that? How can you get any significant work done if all you are doing is attending virtual meetings and managing endless emails?

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3 Rules to Improved Candidate Selection

Anthony Cole Training

When you don't have a pipeline of sales talent to go to when making a hire, you can become desperate. You become desperate because you believe having someone in the role is better than a vacancy.

7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results.

31 Seconds That Make a Prospecting Call

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is a lot of folk myth b t out there about the telephone and its value in today’s B2B selling. Many would have you believe it does not work, which may be true for them but not for others. The view that modern selling is different, the phone is a relic.

Big Data and Your Email Marketing Campaign

Zoominfo

Big data is everywhere around us, shaping the way businesses run. It’s used by companies of all types and sizes for a variety of tasks, ranging from employee benefits administration to cancer research. Big data is vital in the functionality and productivity of an organization’s web presence.

What Is The Purpose Of Your Cold Call?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. The main reason salespeople hate telephone prospecting is rejection , anything else can immediately be drawn back to rejection. And while there is no avoiding rejection in prospecting, there are things you can do to turn things your way.

4 tips on how to stay resilient and successful in times of permanent change

The Pipeline

A Guest Post – by Michael Wigge. I always find changing the filters helps bring different often valuable perspectives, I have enjoyed Michael’s approach to challenges. I wanted to share it with you all and help you learn from his experience, and apply it to your selling. Michael Wigge.

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Quick Tip to Become a Better Communicator

Mr. Inside Sales

How long does it take you to respond to an email? How about a text message? Or a phone message? The answer, I suspect, is “It depends on who it’s from.”. Let’s get more specific then: How long does it take you to respond to a client or to a prospect’s email or voice message?

Content Marketing Strategy: Are You Winging It?

Zoominfo

Creating B2B marketing content is a significant investment of time and money. That’s why it’s essential to understand the reasoning behind all that content. That’s where your content marketing strategy comes in. What Is a Content Marketing Strategy?

3 Ways to Secure Your CRM and Avoid Security Risks

Zoominfo

Hackers can steal personal information about your employees, customers, and vendors. One security breach can cause irreparable damage to your brand image. Data breaches hurt your internal and external relationships, and, ultimately, your ability to generate revenue.

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Cold Calling Isn’t Dead

The Pipeline

I had the opportunity to sit down with Nancy Calabrese, on her Conversational Selling. We chated keys to sales and prospecting success, as well as: Choosing to either fall for excuses or execute a strategy. Evaluating metrics, and what type of measurement is best. Utilizing voicemail effectively.

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

Top 10 Sales Intelligence Tools to Use for Your 2021 Campaigns

Zoominfo

Manual sales prospecting and lead generation doesn’t get your sales and marketing teams where they need to be for their quotas — and it wastes time.

The Importance of Profile Fit in No Assembly Required Hiring

Anthony Cole Training

Your potential sales candidates have to have a successful history selling the way your company sells, to the people you sell to, in the environment you sell in.

5 Successful Lead Generation Strategies

Zoominfo

After a year like no other, here we are in 2021 still standing. The world has been stirred up by a global pandemic, most of us are still working from home, and digital marketing strategies have become a critical part of every company’s survival.

Overcome Call Reluctance Today!

Mr. Inside Sales

Two weeks into the New Year, and are you already stressed about picking up the phone and making prospecting calls? I learned a secret years ago that enabled me to overcome my fear of making calls, and that allowed me to make hundreds of cold calls stress-free.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.