Force Management: The Command Center

What Fuels the Sales Performance Engine?

Force Management: The Command Center

There are many things that fuel sales performance, but two of the most critical are discipline and practicality for your reps. Without these two elements, it is difficult to achieve repeated performance and quota attainment. Sales Transformation

Five Characteristics that Build Successful Sales Leaders

Force Management: The Command Center

Sales managers play a critical role in driving your sales organization’s success. Leaders in today’s top companies understand that it takes an enabled, successful sales management team to really impact revenue. Front-line Managers Sales Transformation Sales Leadership

How to Align Your Tech Stack to Best Support Your Sales Teams

Force Management: The Command Center

Matt Payne is the Senior Sales Enablement Manager at Jama Software which is a leading product development platform provider for companies building complex products and integrated systems. Matt is in charge of equipping the company's global sales team with the ability to sell business value.

Stop Cold Calling: My Advice to Salespeople

Force Management: The Command Center

The other day I was working with a seller who was a little frustrated with how hard it is to get people on the phone. He told me about a prospect who was furious when she realized she was on the other end of a cold call. The prospect yelled, “Are you really cold calling me right now?

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.

The Fourth Quarter: What's Your Plan?

Force Management: The Command Center

Now is the time many of us assess how our year has gone. Some of you may be scrambling to make the number, hinging the year on a few deals that you're waiting to close. Others of you may be riding out the quarter, perhaps pushing some deals into next year to give yourself a little runway.

The Missing Link Between Your Differentiation and Your Buyers

Force Management: The Command Center

There are a lot of organizations out there that tout what makes them different from the competition. However, at times, that differentiation is simply talk and no action. What's on the PowerPoint slides fails to translate to the real-life customer experience.

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Does Your Sales Organization Have What it Takes to Be Elite?

Force Management: The Command Center

An elite sales organization is one that drives higher win rates , larger deal sizes , higher margins , and predictable revenue. Can you confidently say you and your team excel in all of these areas?

Key Ways to Gain Executive Buy-in and More Budget for Your Sales Initiative

Force Management: The Command Center

You know your sales organization needs some help. You're seeing the negative consequences of too many bad habits. Things like too much discounting, an inability to accurately forecast revenue and reps pushing for too many product demos that don't demonstrate value and differentiation to the buyer.

How to Get More Budget For Your Sales Initiative

Force Management: The Command Center

You know what’s working within your sales organization. And, perhaps more importantly, you know what isn’t. Maybe your sales team isn't focusing on value in the buyer conversations, and they're giving up too much margin or losing deals all together.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Ideas for Planning a Sales Kickoff That Will Stick With Your Team

Force Management: The Command Center

Many companies spend significant time and resources planning and executing their sales kickoff. If done right, the effort can be well worth it in the long run. Positive results can accumulate in the coming quarters and years down the line.

Understanding Why Sales Organizations Win: Q&A With Sales Researcher

Force Management: The Command Center

Melissa Short is the VP of Reporting Services at Primary Intelligence. Primary Intelligence is a global leader in Win Loss and Customer Experience Analysis.

Enable Your Salespeople to Sell the Platform Solution

Force Management: The Command Center

If your growth model has you moving from a point solution to a platform solution, it's likely you are assessing how well your sales organization is enabled to execute this new type of sale. It's a trend we see frequently with the high-tech companies with which we work.

What We Tell Clients Who Say They Can "Do it Themselves"

Force Management: The Command Center

It's a conversation that can be uncomfortable. When we are talking to sales leaders and executives, we are most often dealing with very smart people. They know how to lead, how to sell, what's needed to be successful and perhaps more importantly, what's not. sales challenges

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.

Your SKO Agenda: Planning an Event that Aligns with Your Company Business Strategy

Force Management: The Command Center

One of the keys to a successful sales kickoff is to execute it in a way that aligns with your organization's overall business strategy. From there, your SKO agenda should be prioritized by the objectives and the outcomes you want the event to drive as it relates to that strategy.

How we Describe Command of the Message® to Sales and Marketing Leaders

Force Management: The Command Center

It's a topic we get asked about frequently. Is Command of the Message a marketing initiative? Or, why is Command of the Message a sales initiative and not a marketing one?

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Our Best Sales Kickoff Resources

Force Management: The Command Center

It is never to early to start thinking about your sales kickoff. Having a specific plan to align the event with the overall company growth goals and objectives for the year is critical to not only the event's success, but will help drive results after the kickoff.

The One Word You Need to Teach Your Sales Teams for Effective Discovery

Force Management: The Command Center

Do you find yourself consistently frustrated with deals coming across your desk that: give away too much margin; aren't tied to the biggest business issue; have limited access to the economic buyer? Sales Discovery Process

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.

Sales Best Practices: Enabling a Challenger Sales Team

Force Management: The Command Center

Paul Liberatore was the Senior Sales Enablement Manager for U.S. and Canada at Welch Allyn, a leading global healthcare solutions company. Liberatore has more than 20 years’ experience managing enablement and e-learning.

How to Improve Sales in an IT Staffing Organization

Force Management: The Command Center

Job growth in the IT sector is outpacing all other sectors and expected to grow 13% by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The opportunity for jobs is one thing, filling them is quite another.

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

Two different approaches to getting in-the-door

Sales 2.0

If you run a small company, you usually end up being one of your company’s early sales people. If you are in this position, this post may help you. It’s about an alternative way to get in front of your target buyer without cold calling.

Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.” In this webinar, sales enablement expert Mike Kunkle will break down how modern technology removes the need for ILT in sales training - and will also explain how to effectively integrate ILT into your modern training, if you want to continue using it!

How a Marketing Leader Leverages Omnichannel

Sales Benchmark Index

As marketing leaders, it makes sense to explore multiple channels to reach your target audience. With so many options, it quickly becomes not only expensive but also difficult to manage. How do you decide which channels will be worth the.

Four Four-Letter Words To Banish from your Sales Vocabulary

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I have often said that the schoolyard taunt “ sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me ,” doesn’t hold up in sales. Words can kill you, your pipeline, and career.

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Let’s Not Confuse Pipeline Trends with Individual Opportunities

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Data-driven models in sales can be a double-edged sword. While they do help create focus, especially across large swaths of data and opportunities, they also have limitations.

Podcast 113: The Inside View at High Growth Companies

John Barrows

This week we’re excited to have 2 killer guests on the podcast. We have a duo from Looker, Rafael Jara-Simkin , Director of Eastern Americas as well as Talal Assir , Director of Sales Engineering.

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.

Focus on the Critical Few KPIs and Avoid the Trivial Many

Sales Benchmark Index

Creation of a “Revenue Operations” Function.

How a Marketing Leader Normalizes Outbound

Sales Benchmark Index

As a marketing leader, if you have ever thought about where your next new form of revenue is coming from, the answer is Outbound Marketing. Eric Quanstrom, CMO of Cience, joins us to discuss how Outbound is the new normal.

What 84% of Companies Get Wrong About Annual Planning

Sales Benchmark Index

You see it all the time. An executive leader is scared to make bold decisions required to grow the firm. We call it “Incrementalism.” ” They quickly review minor successes of the past year and re-up. The meagerly reallocate funds towards.

How Customer Journey Mapping Can Save Your Marketing Budget— and Your Brand

Sales Benchmark Index

Mapping the Customer Journey Is Complex – but It’s Worth the Effort.

2019 State of Sales Coaching: Managers, Reps, and Enablement Pros Weigh In

Speaker: Henry Bruckstein, Founder at Canam Research, and Jake Miller, Product Marketing Manager at Allego

Virtually every sales organization sees the value of good sales coaching. So why do so few organizations do it systematically and well? Join Henry Bruckstein, Founder of Canam Research, and Jake Miller, product marketing manager at Allego, to learn why--and more--from the new 2019 State of Sales Coaching survey. Our speakers will synthesize the different views from sales reps, managers and sales enablement pros to uncover common areas of misalignment, proven methods to overcome coaching barriers, and the best coaching approach for you.

Are CEOs Focusing on the Right Sales Opportunities?

Sales Benchmark Index

Most CEO’s have good visibility into the top deals in your sales pipeline and are reviewing with their CRO and CFO at least weekly. And often, CEO’s will review top deals with their Chairman or a board member in a.

Will You Have Enough Leads in the Funnel to Make Your Number?

Sales Benchmark Index

Over the past few years, marketers are increasingly held responsible for revenue goals. If you’re like most CMOs, you can identify with at least one of these: You’re not sure how to calculate the number of leads you need to generate.

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The Importance of Critical Thinking: Logic vs. Emotion in Selling

Connect2Sell

Swamped by emotions, sellers can make costly mistakes like these: critical thinking skills The Importance of Critical Thinking

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The One Behaviour Salespeople And Sales Leaders Need To Stop Hiding From…

Bernadette McClelland

OK, I won’t make you read to the end here so comes an early spoiler alert! For Salespeople, that behaviour is Responsibility , and to complete the equation, for the Sales Manager it is Accountability. Both in equal doses!

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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.