Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

Joining Remotely: 7 Tips for Great Virtual Sales Conversations

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

Remote and virtual selling is nothing new. For many of us, we are often moving opportunities forward via conference calls and video chats. However, in times of uncertainty, it is critically important that you are differentiating yourself as a trusted adviser, as someone who adds value in every conversation. Use this guide as a refresher checklist or an outline to share with your teams. Brushing up on your conversation skills is never a bad idea, even for veteran sellers and sales leaders.

How to Use Your Sales Skills in Your Next Job Interview

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

Matt Payne is a seasoned sales enablement executive, with extensive experience in software. A certified Command of the Message Facilitator, Force Management worked with Matt at Jama Software helping the company align the sales strategy with the organization’s growth goals. After leaving Jama, Matt continued his sales enablement experience for a customer data platform company. Several years ago an engineer friend of mine was laid off and was trying to find work.

Align Your Differentiation to Your Prospect's Needs

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

We often write about the importance of discovery. Our facilitators frequently say that deals are won and lost in discovery. It's critical that you use this time in the sales process to uncover needs, and at the same time, align your differentiation to what the buyer needs.

Don't Move Your Deal Forward Without These Three Things

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

If you are trying to move a sales opportunity forward, there is no better way than to ensure you're linking a solution to an issue that's mission critical to an organization. Sales Messaging

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

Podcast: How to Use Metrics in Your Sales Conversation

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

Metrics can be a tricky concept for salespeople, especially those who are new to our Command of the Message® methodology. Typically we find these sellers are using metrics in the wrong way in the sales conversation. Metrics are important, but they're not the whole story. They don’t necessarily solve the Positive Business Outcomes or the Required Capabilities. Sales Messaging Sales Conversation Podcasts

Our Best Sales Tips For Handling an RFP

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

We are asked frequently about handling request-for-proposals, especially by our Command of the Message Alumni. What if you're late to the RFP process? What if you know your prospect is going to issue one, but hasn't yet. How can you be ready? Sales Productivity

Strategies to Increase Sales: Asking Bold Discovery Questions

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

Discovery is the most important part of the sales process. This is where you lay the groundwork for all future interactions with the client and build a relationship that will provide value over the long term. Some salespeople have a tendency to rush the discovery process, anxiously trying to get the order. Pushing the process leads to bad habits. Instead, focus yourself on being more efficient in uncovering key business issues that lead to great deals.

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Why You’re Struggling With Metrics in the Sales Conversation

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

We’ve done hundreds of deliveries around our Command of the Message® methodology and there’s one topic that frequently comes up in our initial facilitation, even when we do refresher sessions for experienced reps. People continually struggle with defining the metrics in a sales conversation. Sales Conversation

When to Leave A Voicemail

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

The role of the Sales Development Representative (SDR) has become more relevant today than any other time in the past. Organizations are investing in this resource as they recognize that SDRs can handle the “front end” of the sales cycle , freeing time for Account Executives or field Reps to focus on advancing the opportunities forward. This division of labor is effective. Sales Conversation

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!

You Secured the Meeting, Now What?

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

There are several milestone achievements the SDR/BDR attains during the front end of the sales cycle. One is to successfully prospect, engage and finally qualify a potential prospect who will consider buying a solution to solve one, or many, of the problems they might have. You are wrapping up the call, reviewing the next steps, and confirming a date and time for the next meeting. Sales Conversation

Podcast: Aligning with Your Buyer in Sales Conversations

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

Effective discovery can make the difference between closing a great deal and consistently missing your quota. Uncovering business problems provides you, as a salesperson, the ability to effectively map your solutions to the customer's required capabilities. The key is to prepare, ask great questions, listen and effectively play back what you heard to the customer. B2B Buyer Company Alignment

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How to Ensure You're Audible-Ready in Your B2B Sales Conversations

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

When you hear "audible-ready", the first thing you probably think of is football. Specifically, when a quarterback steps to the line and changes the play call to one that takes advantage of weak defense. In a matter of seconds, the quarterback analyzes the defense and changes the play. Being able to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the defense is crucial to how successful the offense will be.

BDRs/SDRs: How to Prepare for that First Call

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

In the fast-paced world of sales development, you’re often confronted with hot inbound leads that need follow-up fast. According to research, your odds of qualifying a lead decrease by 21 times after the first five minutes. However, despite the need for speed, you want to have background on the prospect before trying to engage them to ensure you can provide value even during your initial connection. To strike that balance, use the 3x3 approach. Qualification

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

Shana Tova

The Pipeline

There so many reasons to look to next year, may it be healthy and safe for you and yours! The post Shana Tova appeared first on TiborShanto.com. General shanah tova

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Go through the motions

Sales 2.0

In sales we need to go through the motions. Our buyers are “frazzled” as Jill Konrath says.

Digital selling is Not Optional

Sales 2.0

Stormy clouds covering the Serengeti while on game-drive on the way to Seronera. We are starting to reopen but it’s pretty clear things will be different. Things will be some kind of new but not the same as before. The good news is that some things will be better. than before.

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.

5 B2B Prospecting Best Practices

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Prospecting is always a core activity for successful sales professionals, but never more so than in Q4. There is not only the opportunity to close the year strong but to set yourself up for a great start to the new year.

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Navigating the Digital Disruption to Your Sales Channel Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

If you are reading this article and you work in the B2B space, you have most likely been inundated with buzzwords surrounding Digital and how it is disrupting your industry: Digital strategy, digital transformation, eCommerce, big data, IoT, AI, and.

How a Sales and Marketing Leader Makes Meaningful Connections with Self-Serve Customers

Sales Benchmark Index

With more and more possibilities available to the online consumer, the desire for self-serve options does not seem to be subsiding anytime soon. With more independent and educated customers, where do sales and marketing fit into this new model? In his.

A Complete Prospecting System

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. From the time of the first salesperson, sales leaders have been trying to figure out how to get their teams to prospect. In a recent survey, 42% of sales and corporate leaders identified prospecting as a skills gap in their organizations.

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The 5 Keys to Sales Emails That Set More Meetings

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

So many reps' email efforts could be yielding more meetings--simply by using a better strategy. Watch the webinar with Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist and Best-Selling Author, to get lots of great strategies on how to set up meetings via email! <

Sales Scrum Episode #20 – Guest Scott Gillum

The Pipeline

Sales Scrum Episode #20 – Guest Scott Gillum. Scott Gillum is the founder of Carbon Design and a fellow member of CEB’s Sales & Marketing Thought Leadership Roundtable.

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6 Keys to Prospecting Success

John Doerr

Most sellers will tell you that creating conversations with prospects is critical to greater success in sales, but the dynamics of how to do it can be baffling. Unfortunately, when sellers seek to understand it better, they often find conflicting advice

How to Recover from Sales Mistakes

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How a Sales and Marketing Leader Deploys AI for an Exceptional Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

In a virtual world, Customer Experience has definitively been at the forefront of the digital revolution. How has your company adapted to the new demands of the market? Many have been turning to AI and automation for an optimized experience.

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.

Definitely The Best Day To Make Calls

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I have a lot of empathy for pundits in a subjective undefined area of practice, like prospecting for example. Making proclamations, spinning data, presenting speculation as fact , only to be undercut by facts.

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What Market-Leading CEOs Do Differently to Measure Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

Most CEOs state that Customer Experience is a differentiator for competitive advantage. If perfected, it becomes difficult for the competition to fast follow. In addition, most leaders see a direct correlation with driving growth, profit, and valuation. Product and operational.

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I Don’t Like You – Where Do I Sign?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Can we agree that despite many claims to the contrary, there is no single proven method for continuous success in B2B sales? One that has proven itself in varied markets and real-world challenges.

An Alternative Objection Handling Method

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Objections are an emotional thing, meaning it is better to use a counterintuitive approach. You can take that even one step further by involving the prospect in handling their own objection. Try this alternative objection handling method: [link].

How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

It’s Like Bending Time

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I always say that time is fixed and the only nonrenewable resource, but with skill and will you can bend it a little. In the video below I share how to help patterns in activities to help the prospect ignore their own objection.

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Build a prospecting team

Sales 2.0

The biggest challenge facing most sales people and small business owners is getting meetings with prospective clients. Cold prospecting techniques get harder-and-harder every day.

The Mental Game of Sales

Jill Konrath

If you're struggling in these challenging times, check out this video interview I did last week with Steve Richard, Founder of ExecVision. Success Mindset

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How Sales Leaders Are Prospecting in a COVID-19 World

Sales Benchmark Index

Waking up today, there is a lot of uncertainty in your world as sales leaders. The way you are interacting with customers and even your own sales team have changed overnight. As my colleague points out in his recent post, Article Sales Strategy Uncategorized

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.