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AI: The Answer to the Ongoing Sales Content Dilemma

Smart Selling Tools

Do your sales people have what it takes to be successful in educating, engaging with, and selling to your customers?

8 Questions Sales Managers Have To Regularly Ask Themselves

MTD Sales Training

It’s not easy these days managing a sales team. There’s the external pressures of competition, legislation changes, the economy, client expectations, product development and the like, along with the internal concerns of salesperson morale, budgets, target-setting, product quality and many other things that can affect performance. So, what should sales managers concentrate on to still maintain some kind of control and bring about results that they are responsible for?

Easiest Way to Assess Degree of Sales Success

Understanding the Sales Force

Recently, I published an article that introduced a way to measure sales progress by means other than conventional numbers and metrics. Today, I received an email from a property leasing salesperson who had his own question about sales effectiveness.

One of the Most Effective Technologies To Gain New Customers

Fill the Funnel

Are you ready to dig into one of the most effective technologies for gaining new customers? Exit Intent Technology and Pop-Ups Don’t let the terminology intimidate you. It sounds complex but it is actually straight-forward and very easy to implement once you understand the idea.

Battle of the Sales Strategies: ABM vs Traditional Sales

Understanding the following 5 core differences between traditional sales and ABM goes a long way in motivating, inspiring, and informing the often necessary shift to ABM.

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30 Better Alternatives to the “Just Checking In” Email

Hubspot Sales

“Just checking in” emails are the worst. If you’re sending an email, it’s obvious that you’re checking in -- you don’t need to say it again. In addition, “just checking in” emails don’t provide any value to the buyer.

Rethinking Inside Sales – Don’t Be Left Behind

Sales Benchmark Index

The business world is rapidly changing, rendering past experiences less and less valuable. Old thinking is dead and new thinking has arrived. The days of staffing Inside Sales with low tenured and low cost resources is over. Pointing these resources.

Eliminating The Risk Of Inaction


If we do not remove inaction as an option, it is one of the most common risks in B2B sales. Risk is a big factor in sales, and there are many ways to manage, mitigate and maneuver risk. One can argue the biggest risk for both buyers and seller

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8 Ways You Can Generate Your Own Leads if You Don’t Have Marketing Support

Hubspot Sales

How do I generate leads? Use social media to find prospects you can help. Offer consultations via LinkedIn. Get referrals from current customers. Ask your personal network. Attend a networking event. Revisit closed/lost opportunities. Implement an email sequence. Write blogs.

12 Must-Ask Questions for Sales Managers

If you want to improve your sales team's results, you need to start by asking the right questions.

Cold Calling: Stop Pitching the Gatekeeper

Inside Sales Training

Note on today’s blog post: Due to the many requests I have received for more scripts on selling techniques, I am postponing my series on motivation and awareness. I hope you enjoy today’s cold calling tip. I was talking with a client last week about some of his new employees.

Making Appointments That Stick


?When cold calling, how can our sales team make strong appointments that stick?? Setting appointments have two common problems: Initial interest (?No, No, thanks, we already have someone who takes care of that.? Cancellations/No-Shows

The Perfect 3-Step Sales Process

Marc Wayshak

Do you want to learn a simple process that will help you dramatically increase sales? Check out this short article on the perfect 3-step sales process. In it, you will learn how to make bigger sales to more prospects far more frequently.

5 Ways To Create, Develop & Maintain Optimism As A Salesperson

MTD Sales Training

Optimism has been described as a mental attitude reflecting a belief or hope that the outcome of some specific endeavour, or outcomes in general, will be positive, favourable, and desirable. It comes from the Latin ‘Optimum’ meaning ‘best’ and is often used by sales managers when they refer to their sales teams having the right attitude.

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30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

15 Job Interview Questions to Ask a Sales Manager Candidate in 2018

Hubspot Sales

Questions for Interviewing a Sales Manager. Tell me about yourself. How comfortable are you with data analysis? What do you think are the necessary skills and qualifications for success here? Why do you want to be a sales manager? Pretend I'm a sales rep who has missed quota three months in a row.

Why Cold Calling Is the #1 Skill You MUST Master to Double Your Income in 2018

Sales Hacker

Cold Calling is the top sales skill you should be developing to gain a competitive edge, not just for prospecting and landing meetings with C-Level decision makers , but at every stage of the funnel. Especially, in 2018 when Artificial Intelligence (AI) is imminently threatening your job. Let me rest my case: 1. Social Selling is an epidemic. But it’s not social to hide behind your computer. Reach out and touch someone!

Online Or In-Person: Which Is The Best Selling Strategy?


In this economy, asking whether you need to sell online or in person is like asking which came first, the chicken or the egg. I was keynoting at a conference last week, when a member of my audience approached me to ask a question. He was new i

Lifecycle Operations: Nurturing Customers from Prospect to Advocate


Guest blog by Ashley Coleman, Director of Marketing Operations at UserIQ. The concept of the customer journey is all the rage these days.

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 Smart Lunches Cut Costs by 30% While Growing Their Team


Smart Lunches’ mantra is: “Right lunch, right kid, right time. But before Repsly,” says the company’s Manager of Delivery Operations, Matt Ellis, “we were one step away from crossing our fingers and hoping.”. For Smart Lunches, everything depends on execution. The Boston-based company delivers more than 5,000 healthy lunches to schools along the East Coast in just a four-hour window. On top of that, they have to keep the hot food hot and the cold food cold, from pickup to delivery.

Don’t Chase Sales Unicorns


Or, it’s not what you sell, but how you sell. When you call someone and don’t receive a return call, what thoughts go through your head? When you send an email to a prospect and receive no response, how do you feel? In conversation with sellers, they often tell me that their biggest source of pain and frustration is the feeling that potential customers are ignoring them.

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How to Sell Commodity Products – How to Sell a Product that Seems Like a Commodity

Marc Wayshak

Is your product or service perceived by prospects as a commodity? Learn how to sell your product in a way that will help it stand out from the crowd and therefore sell at a higher price. The post How to Sell Commodity Products – How to Sell a Product that Seems Like a Commodity appeared first on Sales Speaker Marc Wayshak. Blog how to sell commodity products sell product like a commodity

Sales Prospecting Games: Make Selling Fun


Sales prospecting can be tedious, intimidating, and terribly discouraging. Yet, it still has to be done. Why not make a game out of it and get past the boredom? ve probably heard the saying that it takes 10 ?no?s? to get one ?yes,? but I

Account-Based Marketing: A Practical Guide

Your step-by-step manual on all aspects of ABM.

How to Hire Better Salespeople and Decrease Turnover

The Center for Sales Strategy

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How Sales and Marketing Can Work Together Better in 2018


It's the time of year when sales teams wrap up celebrating last year's wins and start setting goals to exceed last year's performance. Likewise, marketing teams are heads-down in planning their own strategies for the year. Too often, though, those teams are so focused on their own planning that they forget they're stronger together. Sales and Marketing Sales Kickoff Sales Leadership

6 Professional Sales Challenges for 2018


Each year, Richardson Sales Training asks sales professionals about the sales challenges that they anticipate in the coming year and complies their responses to create its annual selling challenges study. Survey participants indicated a need to better articulate value in a market characterized by competition and multiple decision makers on the buying side. The sales professionals who prevail will win big as new opportunities escalate amid today’s robust business climate.

Nimble Launches Mobile CRM 3.0 and You Are Going to Love It!

Adaptive Business Services

Editors note – The following article is being reprinted with the permission of Nimble, On a personal note, I have always had a love-hate relationship with mobile apps and particularly for CRM. This latest release by Nimble just might change my mind! Nimble Launches Mobile CRM 3.0,

Why Marketing, Sales, and Business Owners Love Marketing Automation

Learn what Marketers, Sales and Business Owners each have to say about what Marketing Automation has done for their business.

Are They Really a Prospect or Are You Just Wasting Time?

The Sales Heretic

As a salesperson, business owner, or professional, you only have so much time. And if you want to maximize your sales, you can’t afford to waste that precious time with people who are never going to buy from you.

Sales Tips: How to Improve Selling Experiences and Avoid Wasting Time

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Improve Selling Experiences and Avoid Wasting Time. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. Sales Training sales tips selling tips sales training workshop sales training workshops sales process sales methodology sales training company improve sales performance sales training success sales approach sales training approach selling process sales technique sales tip selling technique sales performance selling approach

8 Valentine's Day Email Templates Prospects Love

Hubspot Sales

February 14 is typically a holiday for B2C marketers -- not salespeople. But that’s to your advantage: A Valentine’s Day-themed email will stand out in your prospects’ work inboxes, make them curious, and ultimately, earn you the opens and replies you’re looking for. Two major caveats.

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SalesPOP! Top Contributor Spotlight: Lisa Magnuson


Lisa loves being a top contributor to SalesPOP! for a variety of reasons. The quality of the SalesPOP! blog is very high,” she says. “I’ve I’ve been asked to be a contributor to many E-newsletters and blogs over the years, but SalesPOP! is the best by far. The target audience for SalesPOP! is very similar to my target audience.” She also appreciates our staff. “I I especially appreciate Martha Levitsky and her professional and timely communications and organization.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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