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As a Product Leader, Are You Regularly Engaging the Sales Team in Product Ideation?

Sales Benchmark Index

A product leader at a recent client of mine expressed a frustration that most product leaders can relate to. His organization had recently invested heavily in developing a new product that targeted a growing segment of the company’s customer base.

Look At Objections From A Different Direction

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I hate objections, and I bet you don’t wake up looking to be rejected first thing in the morning, and then have to work the rest of the day.

Best Time To Prospect?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. With regularity, most active sales trainers and I get the following question: “When is the best time to prospect?”.

The 5 Stages Of The Negotiation Process

MTD Sales Training

The whole negotiation you have with a client or prospect can be successful or not, based on the way you carry it out. Learn how you can turn a negotiation around if it’s not going well by following a strategic process that you can control. .

The Showpad Sales Transformation Maturity Model

The Showpad Sales Transformation Maturity Model helps organizations understand where they are today in terms of meeting buyer expectations — and how key teams can drive transformation that impacts the bottom-line. Download the free eBook for a pragmatic approach to growing sales maturity.

Four Proven Responses to: “We’re all set”

Mr. Inside Sales

Many sales reps still have trouble handling the initial resistance statement: “We’re all set,” or “We already have a dealer/supplier/vendor for that.”. If you struggle, too, then you’ll love the proven response below.

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Prevent Your Revenue Desk From Becoming the Discount Approval Board

Sales Benchmark Index

If you follow our Sales Benchmark Index blog, you have read our take on enhancing your Deal Desk to a Revenue Desk in the recent post “What Do You Do When Your Deal Desk Is Failing – Set up a.

How to Be a Memorable Salesperson Part 10: Ask Better Questions

Connect2Sell

As we get close to wrapping up this 12-part series on becoming more memorable as a seller, you’ve probably detected some common themes: selling skills connecting with buyers DISCOVER Questions™ open-ended questions sales questions

Gatekeepers : Six Things NOT to Do

Mr. Inside Sales

If you’re getting screened out by gatekeepers , then chances are you’re probably causing that screening. Before we get into the things you may be doing to cause them to begin interrogating you, let’s quickly define some terms. First, not all gatekeepers are the same.

The Power of Smart Differentiation in Sales

Understanding the Sales Force

In a previous article, I wrote about the one question that can help salespeople differentiate themselves from the competition. On the heels of that article, one interesting theme from the emails I received was the importance of differentiation.

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

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

IF You’re Going to Make Cold Calls, This is How to Do It

John Barrows

“Cold calling” is getting harder and harder to justify these days. Less people are picking up the phone, some executives don’t even have office lines anymore, the layers of gatekeepers are getting thicker and harder to navigate. It’s brutal out there. With all this, I still think cold calling has its place and can be effective IF done right. First, let me be clear on my definition of what successful “cold calling” does and does not look like.

Are You Growing Your Channel Partners through Symbiotic Relationships?

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales leader, you are always looking for the most optimal route to your customers. When designed & executed correctly, channel partners provide your business an incredible amount of leverage. Correctly managed channel partners can help you expand into.

The Hidden Talent in Your Ranks

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Conner Burt The current labor market remains among the tightest in modern history. As such, many companies today are beginning to look with renewed interest at their most readily accessible talent pool when filling open roles: their own employees.

Just Email Me Something….

Mr. Inside Sales

What do you say when you get this objection while prospecting ? If you’re like many sales reps, you accept this stall and become a willing participant in the follow up drama that ensues. And you know how frustrating that is.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

61 is the New 51

Grant Cardone

I just turned 61 years old. Here’s what America looked like back in 1958 when I was born: The average cost of a new house: $12,750. Average monthly rent: $92. Average yearly wage: $4,600. The world population was 2.9 billion. NASA was created that year.

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The True Gift and Grit of Working Grandmothers

No More Cold Calling

Grandmothers have always worked … but not always outside the home. It was 2007. At a luncheon hosted by a major magazine, a panel of four women discussed their careers and what inspired them. The oldest was 53 years old, a business owner with two children at home.

How a Chief Growth Officer Can Make or Break Your Year

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Jill Rowley, former Chief Growth Officer of Marketo, discusses how this emerging role brings together sales and marketing leaders to leverage the power of their best salespeople: their customers. Jill shares key drivers that bring about executive alignment that.

Negotiating a B2B Sale? Be Proactive versus Reactive

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Andres Lares, Shapiro Negotiations Institute A sales negotiation is a process, not an event. Events are reactive; they require you to think nimbly on your feet. Effective sales negotiations, however, are fundamentally proactive.

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.

Qualifying: Why Timeline is So Important

Mr. Inside Sales

Want to know how qualified a prospect is? Then simply make sure you get a definitive answer to their timeline for purchasing or implementing your product or solution. There are several ways to ask for this.

A More Beautiful Question

A Sales Guy

I just picked up a truly badass book by Warren Berger. It is absolutely straight fire. A More Beautiful Question. . If you’ve read Gap Selling , you know the key to executing is rooted in questions. The better you are at questions, the better you can execute the Gap Selling methodology.

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3 Ways to Retain Top Talent with Sales Readiness

Smart Selling Tools

3 Ways to Retain Top Talent with Sales Readiness. Finding the right sales talent isn’t easy – but even when you hire the perfect candidate, keeping them for the long-term can be a whole different challenge.

Has Your Deal Desk Become a Collision Center? – 5 Steps to Clean up the Dysfunction

Sales Benchmark Index

As organizations transform their Deal Desk to a best in class Revenue Desk, challenges arise. Making this transition calls for new members from various functions, which results in more opinions and at times, competing priorities. When done well, this leads.

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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.

What Will You Do This Week to Help Your Salespeople Get Better? (VIDEO)

The Center for Sales Strategy

I've always found it fascinating that the greatest athletes of all time -- whether it be Michael Jordan or Tom Brady -- always practiced. Every single day, they would go to the gym or go to the field, and they would practice the basics.

Introducing Beat™ by Gong.io: Unparalleled Visibility into Sales Emails

Gong.io

Visibility into phone calls and web meetings is powerful, but it doesn’t give you the whole picture. Your team closes deals through a series of conversations that include email s. Often dozens of them. Those email conversations are a big part of any sales cycle.

A More Beautiful Question

A Sales Guy

Anything that forces people to have to think is not an easy sell, which highlights the challenge of questioning in our everyday lives. The post A More Beautiful Question appeared first on A Sales Guy. Book Reviews/Quotes

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Channel Sales for SaaS: What It Is, When it Works, and How to Build Your Own

Openview

Some of the most successful and influential SaaS companies include channel sales in their go-to-market strategy.

Supercharge Your Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO, Sales Readiness Group, and David Jacoby, President, Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training, but many sales leaders report a low ROI from their sales training initiatives. Join us, along with Ray Makela and David Jacoby from Sales Readiness Group, as they break down the five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

SBI’s February 2019 CPO Newsletter

Sales Benchmark Index

Your Product Does Not Sell Itself — Why Clarity Between Product Management & Marketing is Critical Don’t let confusion between product management and product marketing responsibilities risk your product’s success. Devote time early on to clarify these within your team and. Article Product Strategy Chief Marketing Officer CMO digital strategy growth revenue revenue growth sales leader sales transformation top articles

How to develop a winning sales mindset: Critical self talk vs pep talk

Close.io

We’ve all been there: you’re in the middle of a sales call, and you start rambling. You only realize it after you’ve been going on for a few minutes. You kick yourself, try to focus on the topic at hand, and wonder why you always have trouble sticking to the topic.

Build Your Wall

Grant Cardone

There’s a lot of talk about building walls lately. But the truth is, walls are everywhere. Your house or apartment has a wall. To keep people OUT, right? Every University in this country also has a wall. It’s not a physical wall, but it’s a WALL. It’s called admissions.

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