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How to Prevent People From Stealing Your eBooks and Content

Fill the Funnel

If you have been creating and sharing content online for any length of time, you have probably experienced the gut-twisting feeling when you discover your eBook or slide deck is being shared freely around the web. I’m not talking about a blog post or LinkedIn post.

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Productize Your Service and Make Your Number

Sales Benchmark Index

Many organizations offer great services to their customers. Yet many of these organizations struggle with making their number. Longer sales cycles, and the customization required for most service offerings present challenges. Sales leaders try to overcome these by increasing leads.

How to Generate Larger Deals and Shortened Sales Cycles

Smart Selling Tools

In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview John Raguin , CMO of Seismic.

How to Know if You Have the Right Talent to Accelerate Growth

Sales Benchmark Index

EXcuse me, is this seat taken? The largest asset any organization must manage is its people. Employee Experience (EX) should be the cornerstone and fundamental value that drives your organization to success. In consideration of determining if you have the.

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An Inside Look Into Sales Development Practices in 2018

A peek into the experience and learning of a sales development representative for a first-hand understanding. An organization can benefit from these insights and improvise the working of the sales team accordingly for the new market.

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GDPR – Why Ignoring This Might Be The Worst Decision In Your Business This Year

Fill the Funnel

Ignoring This Might Be The Worst Decision In Your Business This Year Now that I’ve Got Your Attention, it’s Time to Talk About the Problem… EVERY WEBSITE, INCLUDING YOURS, NEEDS TO BE GDPR COMPLIANT ?ON ON OR BEFORE MAY 25TH, 2018! GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a law passed by the EU (European Union) that mandates every website to follow certain […].

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Do you Need Sales Enablement Tools and a CRM?

The Center for Sales Strategy

Is your sales team running the same plays as it did ten years ago? Even five years ago? Well if it is, then there is a good chance you need to update your sales playbook. The fact is that the way businesses buy and sell has forever changed—and to stay competitive, you need to change too.

The 5 Best Phrases To Use When Offering Your Prospect A Discount

MTD Sales Training

No matter how good your discussions have been with a prospect, there will come a time when you simply have to talk about lowering your prices. Even though you’ve built up your value, it still seems the prospect wants to shave a few pennies from your price in order to satisfy their innate desire to feel they have ‘made a deal’. Make it clear, though, to the prospect that you are going to trade rather than concede. In other words, make them aware that discounting comes at a price to them too.

23 Follow-Up Sales Email Templates to Send Instead of "Just Checking In"

Hubspot Sales

Salespeople shouldn’t send “just checking in emails for one very simple reason: They don’t work. Buyers feel like the rep is virtually poking them, making them reluctant to answer. Not only do “checking in messages rarely garner responses, they can even turn prospects against their senders.

What Is Sales Enablement and Why Should I Care?

Sales enablement is not really a new concept; it has been around for over 10 years. However, understanding the full application of sales enablement is a very different thing.

What Sales Reps Should Say When They Call a Prospect


Although many have speculated about the viability of cold calling in the face of social selling and digital selling methodologies, it seems as though even the cold call has been retooled for the modern sales department. Nothing is “dead” except for single-channel prospecting. Sales Advice

Stop Suffering from Mismatched Talent and Corporate Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest today is Dave Loeser, Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources for Unisys. Dave has built executive teams at Pepsico, Quaker State, Mitel, and now Unisys, and is here to share his expertise on how to match executive.

Work in Chunks of Time to Build Sales Opportunities

Score More Sales

This time of year it is easy to get distracted from your goals in sales of working to create new sales opportunities and then moving them forward to closure. B2B Sales Productivity sales strategy

How top sales reps use conversational selling to close more deals

Here's the recording of today's webinar how top sales reps use conversational selling to close more deals, with Drift, and The theme of today's webinar is that sales is changing.

The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.

21 Sales Qualification Questions to Identify Prospects Worth Pursuing

Hubspot Sales

Qualifying Questions. What's the business problem you're seeking to fix with this offering? What's prompting you to do something about it now? What has prevented you from trying to solve the problem until now? Have you tried to solve this problem in the past? If so, why didn't that solution work?

AI and the Hubble Deep Field Connection


Customer facing selling time is precious every quarter. Sales teams have to quickly determine which deals will close and can’t afford to spend a lot of time on ‘what if’ scenarios. Time is equally valuable on the Hubble Space Telescope. Every operational second is reserved months to years in advance.

The 3 Levers that Create Value Immediately

Sales Benchmark Index

Is cost reduction your company’s approach to value creation? If yes, this article does not address your strategy. This article is not about cost takeout, cutting your way to growth, or headcount reductions. If you have worked with a company seeking.

9 Sales Presentation Tips that Win Deals, According to New Data

A brilliant sales presentation has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, the “best” ideas floating around the Internet will likely land you dead in the water. They are based on intuition, rather than actual data.

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Your Next Sales Coach is a Machine

Speaker: Matt McDarby & Dan Smaida, Managing Directors, Specialized Sales Systems

World-class sales managers have long used creative means to solve for time and distance. In this webinar, you’ll learn how modern sales managers are using new technology plus old-school sales management to develop their people without burning out.

Joanna Moshman at Figure 1 on the Structured Habits of a Partially Remote Company

Episode #8 of our interview series featuring women in sales. Follow & Share the Series [Links]: YouTube | Soundcloud | iTunes | All of Our Guests. Joanna Moshman is the Senior Manager of Business Development at Figure 1.

3 Key Innovations that Will Change the Game for Sales Enablement Technology

Accent Technologies

Explore the top technologies coming out of Google’s I/O 2018 conference and what they mean for B2B sales organizations in the not-too-distant future. As anyone in the B2B sales space knows, sales technology is rapidly advancing. This month, tech innovation got a big boost. more…).

Sales Leaders: Coach against the “Single-Threaded KISS of DEATH”


I was just at a customer’s office conducting Digital Sales Leadership training, and I heard yet another war story about job changes gone wrong. The only difference was that this deal accounted for 1.5% of total annual revenue—or one sales professional’s entire FY quota. POOF, GONE, overnight.

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Three Common Mistakes that are Halting Revenue Growth When Shifting to an SaaS Model

Sales Benchmark Index

“There are no secrets in life; just hidden truths that lie beneath the surface.”. The same is true with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

Maximizing Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training. Still, many sales leaders report low ROIs from their sales training initiatives. So how can you ensure that your investment in sales training is producing excellent results? Join us for this complimentary webinar as Ray Makela, CEO at the Sales Readiness Group, discusses five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

How Many “Leads” Does $100,000 Buy?


A senior marketing executive once got so frustrated with his sales counterpart that he offered the following choices for spending $100,000 on a lead generation campaign: Option. Quantity. Vertical Qualified. Email Addresses. Contacts (Name, Title). 200,000. Companies (Three Contacts). 100,000. Content Aggregator “Leads”. 4,319. Appointment Setting. Sales Qualified Leads.

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Video: LeadGnome 90-Sec Nugget – Stop Database Decay With Reply Email Mining


I’m excited to share a new video series I just launched, called 90-Second Nuggets. Each mini video will be jam-packed full of information about the power of reply email mining and what it can do for sales and marketing teams.

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The 5 Deadly Mistakes of Sales Prospecting Emails

Hubspot Sales

Contrary to what most people believe, prospecting is not a numbers game. You don’t have to send 100 emails just to hear from one or two of them. You know the numbers are true if you’ve been conducting cold or warm outreach for a while. In fact, some people boast a response rate of 20%.

5 Tips for Mastering the Art of Sales Knowledge Management


The world of sales is full of dangerous villains – time-consuming administrative tasks , inefficient internal processes, lack of proper tools and resources, etc. that are weighing your company down. And to top it all off, there is an even greater foe – the leaking of your valuable sales knowledge.

Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.” In this webinar, corporate learning expert, Joe DiDonato, shares how his teams solved these problems, as well as how new educational technology (EdTech) is changing the sales landscape for all of us. He will also tell you what he shared with the Venture Capitalist community on how to pick which EdTech technologies will likely succeed based on educational research. Joe is an engaging storyteller that uses easy-to-understand language, who promises to share what methods succeeded and which methods failed over his long career.

How Finance Will Improve Your Sales Operations Roadmap

Sales Benchmark Index

Every well-crafted Sales Operations roadmap I’ve seen begins and ends with Sales Financial Metrics. The best roadmaps not only communicate, “How much benefit?” ” but also, “When will this benefit occur?”

Physics and Your Closing Ratio

The Sales Heretic

Every sales manager I’ve ever talked with has agreed on one thing: The single biggest challenge salespeople have is closing the deal. There are two reasons closing is such a big problem. One is psychology. The other is physics. PHYSICS?? That’s right, physics. Let me explain.

Deadpool Shows you How to be a Superhero in your Presentation

Performance Sales and Training

Set aside the violence, the snarky humor and the profanity in Deadpool 2, and look for this surprisingly compelling technique Deadpool uses to connect with the movie-going audience.

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Incorporating Narrative into your Sales Pitch


When was the last time you heard a great story? Maybe you found one in the pages of a good book or behind a screen. However, it may surprise you to find that the greatest tales are not reserved for those spaces alone. After all, when was the last time you told a story? It probably wasn’t long ago.

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From Sales Enablement to Sales Performance: Moving the Needle on the Metrics That Matter

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Vice President, Sales Transformation Services, Fast Lane Digital

More than 8 analyst firms, the Association for Talent Development, and the Sales Enablement Society have all defined “sales enablement” – each slightly differently. In hundreds of organizations, the sales enablement function is run differently, with a different focus, responsibilities, and initiatives. To make matters worse, according to a 2017 study by CSO Insights, “Sales enablement is a growing trend, but sales performance is not improving. Clearly, something is missing.” What’s missing is a clear focus on driving measurable improvement in sales performance and the expertise required to truly move the needle on the metrics that matter. Want to step up, separate yourself from the pack, and maximize your company’s investment in Sales Enablement? Then join sales transformation expert Mike Kunkle for this webinar (where your questions are welcomed and expected!)