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Gain a Competitive Edge Through a Successful Pricing Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

Do you know who your competitors are? What makes them a competitor? Why do buyers choose their product over your own? Buyer perception is everything. By understanding and influencing buyer perception, you can increase the willingness to pay and capture.

One Technique to Avoid Ghosting

Mr. Inside Sales

We’ve all been through it: You set an amazing demo or presentation call and, and…they don’t show up! Or, you have an amazing and, what you think is an, engaging demo call and you set a call back and, and…they don’t show up! What’s wrong?” you think. Why didn’t I see that coming?”.

Rejection Limiting Your Success?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is a line in the original animated Aladdin when Jafar states, “You’ll be surprised what you can live through.” ” Something that can also be used to describe sales and prospecting.

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Are You Serving or Selling?

The Sales Heretic

It has been said by many leadership experts that a great leader is a servant. A true leader isn’t ruled by their greed or their ego, but by their desire to help others. I would argue that not only is this true, but that it also describes great salespeople, professionals, and business owners.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Success and 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

The Sales Hunter

What level of risk are you willing to take? What are you doing to nurture your network? What are your 25-year goals? It’s amazing what you can achieve when you address those three questions.

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How To Prescribe The Right Solution For Your Customer

MTD Sales Training

If you’ve ever had to visit the doctor with a complaint, you will know the processes and procedures they go through to diagnose it and prescribe the answer.

How Much Revenue Are You Losing by Ignoring Your Best Product Designers?

Sales Benchmark Index

B2B companies no longer have the luxury of a purely functional User Experience Design, narrowly focused on the product needs of a specific industry or department. The consumers, and more importantly buyers of professional services and software are bringing their.

Monday Motivation Video: Success Comes From Failing

The Sales Hunter

Success comes from failing and the ability to learn from your failures. The only time you actually fail is when you fail to learn from your failures. Success can only come from applying what you learn. Each Monday, implement a lesson you learned through failing the week before.

3 Key Components of Value Propositions

Jill Konrath

Today’s overwhelmed buyers don't care about what you're selling. They only care about what it does for them. That's why value propositions are so important today. Sales Prospecting

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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.

Your Last Chance to Make a Good First Impression

Understanding the Sales Force

Most salespeople don't take first impressions seriously enough. If they did, their first impressions would be much more favorable. Dave Kurlan relationship building assessment omg the beatles objective management group Ed Sullivan

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Hard for you to say you’re sorry?

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Riesterer Have you ever had a service problem with a customer and worried about the damage it could do to your relationship and long-term revenue prospects? Maybe they won’t renew. Maybe they won’t buy more.

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How Do I Hire a Sales All-Star?

Anthony Cole Training

Hiring an elite salesperson is tough work. It's not easy to find a sales all-star and it's even harder to keep them on board if you do hire them. hiring hiring better hiring salespeople find salespeople hiring top salespeople

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Why Do Salespeople Lie? #SalesTruth

The Sales Hunter

This question drives me nuts! Frankly, it’s sad that people even think about asking it. Unfortunately, it is true and I see too many salespeople lying time and time again to other salespeople.

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.

Getting Great Marketing Staff – the Biggest Challenge for Today’s CMO

Sales Benchmark Index

The CMOs and senior marketing leaders we work with have been navigating a dramatic shift in how the C-suite understands marketing’s contribution to revenue. By and large, the changing perspectives of fellow executives about how to partner with the marketing.

Promoted! The Basics of Sales Management Effectiveness

Connect2Sell

Any organization that hopes to boost sales effectiveness will start by shoring up sales management effectiveness. No matter how strong the sales team is, they will become hamstrung by an ineffective sales manager. new sales manager sales managers sales manager effectiveness

Grandpa Charlie’s 8 Success Tips for Sales, and Life

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Marc Demetriou Many people, including sales and marketing folks, tend to overthink things. Haralambos “Charlie” Pistis, the archetypical self-made man and my grandfather, fortunately was not one of them. He traveled as an immigrant from Cyprus to the U.S.

Go for the “No” Early in the Sales Process

Anthony Cole Training

In this article, we discuss the theory that a prospect might want what you are selling, if you (as the salesperson) are willing to walk away from the table first. It may sound counterintuitive but one of the keys for more effective selling is going for the ‘no’ early in the sales process.

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.

Why Technology Is Ruining Our Mental Health

No More Cold Calling

Do you really need to sleep with your phone? Call or text me anytime. You won’t disturb me. My phone and smartwatch are turned off when I’m sleeping. They’re nowhere near me. They’re in the kitchen charging. There’s nothing so urgent in my business that my sleep needs to be disturbed.

6 Unique Sales Tactics Your Team Needs to Try

Chorus.ai

Did you know that people who schedule fewer tasks accomplish more than people who cram their calendars full of tasks and meetings? Less is more, yet many salespeople continue to cram every prospect interaction with a million different sales techniques in the vain hope that something will stick.

Why Does Formal Learning Fail By Itself, and What Can You Do About It?

Smart Selling Tools

Why Does Formal Learning Fail By Itself, and What Can You Do About It? At least a few times a day, we all run into questions we can’t readily answer, but instead of just shrugging our shoulders, we access Google or reference a YouTube video on the topic in question, and we learn what we need.

Fight For Your First Million

Grant Cardone

MMA fighting and making your dream a reality have a lot in common. You have to have discipline, heart, drive, a work ethic, tenacity, and persistence. As many of you know, Connor McGregor is an MMA fighter from Ireland. He’s had wins AND losses.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

80/20 Prospecting Time

Anthony Cole Training

The most successful salespeople are always challenging and adapting their personal sales process to be more effective, but they don’t challenge the notion of the importance of making prospecting their A priority every week. Prospecting introductions Cold Calling selling and social media time blocking 80/20 Principle

How to Motivate your Reps (Tips from the State of Sales Performance Survey)

Sales Hacker

How do you ensure you’re maximizing your sales team’s potential? How do you inspire your team to go above and beyond what they think is possible? The answers may surprise you.

“It’s All About Execution,” Easily Said

Partners in Excellence

I’ve been obsessed with failure recently. More specifically, I’ve been pestering close friends and mentors with the question: “If we know what we should be doing, if we know how to do it, if we know how important it is to our results, why do we consistently fail to do those things?” ” Unless you are brand new to sales, your name is Rip van Winkle, or you are absolutely clueless, all of us know what we should be doing.

3 Ways reacting does not make You Professionally Relevant

Babette Ten Haken

How professionally relevant are you? In the eyes of co-workers, colleagues, investors, stakeholders and clients? Most often, the story of your professional relevance showcases the story of how proactive and anticipatory you are to the voiced, and unvoiced, needs of everyone you serve.

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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.

7 Most Common Sales Objections (And How To Overcome Them)

Marc Wayshak

Sales objections are tough. But with the right approach, you can get ahead of them before they ever happen. In this video, I’ll show you exactly how to overcome the 7 most common sales objections out there. Check it out!

What is Business to Business Sales: Definition, Strategy and Trends

Vainu

It’s just selling , isn’t it? I’m sure you’ve heard this question a few times after you’ve mentioned you work in business to business sales.

The Sales Methodology Blueprint: How To Choose The Right One For Your Business

Sales Hacker

The sales methodology is like a set of rules for how you sell your products or services to customers. You need to define your methodology before anything else, including the sales process. Otherwise, your sales process will be applied differently by each rep on the team.