Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

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.

How to Hold to Your Committed Forecast

Force Management: The Seller's Command Center

One of the greatest aspects of my job is the ability to speak to sales leaders / CROs / VPs on a regular basis and learn what their sellers do well and where they need to improve.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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!

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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My Road Less Travelled!

Bernadette McClelland

LEADERSHIP LESSONS from the CAMINO de SANTIAGO! In the words of the famous poet Robert Frost: “ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference “?. .

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How Revenue-Focused CMOs Make Their Number

Sales Benchmark Index

It is well-documented that CMOs now need to be revenue generators. Gone are days of being primarily measured on brand reach and field marketing events. The modern-day CMO works with the CRO in driving revenue and making the number. However, in.

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.

Timing is Everything

John Barrows

The more experienced I get in business the more I realize how important timing is with almost everything. I can’t tell you how many ideas I’ve heard about (or come up with myself) that were great ideas at the time, but failed because the market wasn’t ready for them. Good Ideas, Bad Timing.

Account-Based Success

The Pipeline

The Pipeline Guest Post – Scott Miller. Like most in our profession, I am a big fan of account-based sales and marketing. According to the ITSMA, 87% of respondents agreed Account-Based methodologies deliver a higher ROI than other marketing activities.

How to Calculate Sales Headcount to Secure Reps and Make the Number

Sales Benchmark Index

Many sales leaders like you are deep into annual planning right now. As budgets are determined, can you confidently defend the sales rep headcount you have now? Or perhaps more importantly, can you make a strong case for additional people.

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New Quarter and New Goals

Score More Sales

At the start of another new quarter, there are always those hopes and dreams for a big outcome in a few short months

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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.

Promoted! What Is Strategic Sales Management?

Connect2Sell

Don’t Ask Them That!

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I understand connecting with decision-makers or influencers is a challenge, we are all looking for good ideas. But some things sellers are told to do are not just silly but can cost them opportunities. See what I mean: [link]. Please, don’t ask them that.

Getting in the door is hard

Sales 2.0

Getting in the door is the #1 problem for most small companies I know. When I first got involved in sales I was a sales engineer. I supported a technology sales force on their sales calls with semiconductor engineers. I always thought I was pretty amazing.

Which Sales Org Structure Is Right for You?

Sales Benchmark Index

Far too often, sales leaders look to org structure first regardless of the underlying cause of their performance issues. It is viewed as an easier change to make, and it is likely you have executed or been a part.

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.