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Headlines and Taglines Make Content Marketing More Effective

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Lewis Robinson Great marketing involves catching the eyes of consumers. Once a viewer is hooked with an initial come on, he/she looks a little closer at what the seller is actually selling. Whether a buy is made or not remains to be seen.

Help me! (Really)

Sales 2.0

We sales people have evolved. We don’t always pitch our product or service, sometimes we’re helpful enough to send over a white paper or blog post that may be of interest. But as it goes with good ideas, content is getting overused.

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How to Boost Your Credibility at a Trade Show

The Sales Heretic

A trade show is a challenging sales environment. You don’t have the natural advantages you have when talking with a prospect on your own turf. Your competition is everywhere. And all the exhibits look so similar. How do you stand out and effectively compete?

The Race for AI-Driven Sales Success Starts Now

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Anil Kaul Co-Founder and CEO of Absolutdata Artificial intelligence — AI for short — is already changing the world in countless ways. Millions of people use devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home to find out more about products and services they need or to control their home environment.

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Which 4 Sales Competencies Best Differentiate Top from Bottom Salespeople?

Understanding the Sales Force

The difference between great salespeople and weak salespeople has been debated for years. The articles in my Blog typically address these differences with science and data to support to my position.

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Get Out Of Yourself!

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. We all would agree, I hope, that actions speak louder than just talk; that success in sales comes from action or execution. So when what one says is in direct contrast to their action, how they execute, it is a concern, but also an explanation as to why despite all the advice available, many in sales are stuck in a rut, sustained only by a healthy market.

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Cold Calling Techniques Make Your Pipeline Fat, but Not Fit

No More Cold Calling

Do you really need more leads? Sure, cold calling techniques put lots of leads in the pipe. Enough for management to see that reps made the requisite number of phone calls, email pitches, and social media connections. But are those really leads, or just smoke-and-mirror numbers?

How the Sales Negotiation Skills You Were Taught Are Tanking Your Sales

Connect2Sell

It’s the dreaded price question, and this is only your first meeting … the buyer is asking for price information before the needs assessment, before the solution has been crafted, and before value has been established. So, what’s a seller to do? Use these sales negotiation skills.

Whiteboard Wednesday: 5 Steps to a Killer Sales Demo

DiscoverOrg Sales

Hey, everyone! I’m Monica Stewart from Skaled : A modern sales-consulting firm that helps increase the efficiency and effectiveness of sales organizations through the use of sales technology. Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday!

Why ‘Saying’ And ‘Being Believed’ Are Two Different Things

MTD Sales Training

When I was growing up, my uncle had some ideas that, in this modern world, would seem laughable. Yet, in those days, we had no social media and a mobile phone was a brick attached to a 16lb battery! Yes, things were a little different then.

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.

The No. 1 Skill Top Salespeople Must Master

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Lee B. Salz At a young age, I was told that I should pursue a career in sales. I heard it in high school, again in college and, yet again, post-graduation. Perhaps, people told you that you have what it takes to be a great salesperson.

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Necessary Evil: B2B Digital Planning

Sales Benchmark Index

Look across your digital tactics and channels…do your buyers go there? Is their engagement worth the challenges involved in creating these? How do you know?

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Are you Committed to be a Sales Crusader?

Jeffrey Gitomer

Is your sales income what it should be? Want to double it? Take 30 minutes and read something about The Crusades. They were much more than a religious war. The Crusades were about people going after what they believed in.passionately. They did it regardless of the hardship and risk. Do you?

Impeccable Honesty

John Barrows

I remember reading a study done by Harvard a while back on the characteristics of the top 1% of sales professionals in the US. There was one that stuck out to me since it’s usually not associated with sales professionals but it is something I strongly believe – Impeccable Honesty. They found the best sales professionals were impeccably honest with everything they did at every level. They were honest with their clients, gatekeepers, managers, forecast, everything.

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Companies are increasingly implementing technology to bring efficiency to their workforce. Data accessibility aside, teams continuously struggle with manual processes for document generation. Learn why automating your documents is key to sales success.

A Lesson In Commitment

A Sales Guy

How often do you commit to something and then not follow through? I get it, it happens a lot. We aren’t perfect. But not meeting a commitment scratches the surface of lying. You didn’t lie, but it has a similar effect.

How Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Can Use Salesforce to Keep Up with Large Enterprises

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jon Robinson Some of the biggest companies in the world use Salesforce to meet their business needs.

Getting to Street Price, the Hardest Task in Pricing

Sales Benchmark Index

You’re Blind and You Have a Problem. When you sell entirely through indirect channels you are blind to the street price and how your products or service is valued by the end customer. The gap between the price you sell to.

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Got sales goals for next year? Here's how to achieve them.

Jeffrey Gitomer

Where will you be one year from today? Where will your sales be? How will you get there? Are your goals established for next year? Are they written down? If not, next year you'll likely be where you are today. Wishing you were someplace else, without the direction or drive to get there.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

The Top Marketing Tools Guide of 2018

Smart Selling Tools

Last week I was in my favorite city – Boston – for the ever popular MarTech East event. If you weren’t there, you missed great sessions like: Building (and finding) a Marketing Technology Team. Solving Human Problems: A Case for MarTech – Design Thinking.

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Your 4-Minute Guide to Calculating Operating Income

Hubspot Sales

Profitability is a key measure of a company's success, especially for startups. Investors want to know if a company's core activities can result in a profit, so they can get a return on their investment. Approximately 20% of small businesses fail in their first year of business.

How Smaller and Businesses Can Use Salesforce to Keep Up with Large Enterprises

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jon Robinson Some of the biggest companies in the world use Salesforce to meet their business needs.

6 Pricing KPI’s for Your Growth Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

If you opened this blog post looking for the perfect answer to setting pricing KPIs… I hate to tell you that the perfect answer is: There is no answer.  However, I do have some guidance for you.  Let’s think of pricing.

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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.

Post-it Note your way to achievement.

Jeffrey Gitomer

People are not afraid of achieving success, they just don't know how. Here's one element that will put you on the path. You have several goals you want to achieve, but they are not written down.

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5 Selling Lessons From the Saddle

Smart Selling Tools

On the 8th September 2018 I sat on the start line for a totally awesome, yet challenging, adventure. Riding the length of the UK from Lands End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland.

This “Unfair” Advantage Separates Top-Notch Sales Teams from The Rest

Openview

Imagine you’re part of a Grand Prix race through the winding streets of Monaco. You’ve got the fastest, most exotic car. The best crew. Powerful fuel. And you’ve been training for years. But, while your rivals zip along the harbor like electric slot cars, you sputter along at a crawl.

The 12 Step Compensation Plan Design Process

Xactly

Happy comp planning season! Over the next few months, there will be a lot of moving parts to keep track of—and many impactful decisions to be made. As part of the effort to make plan design easier, here are a few thoughts on the process (and a few other sales plan ideas too): 1.

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.

Reconstructing a Marketing Organization from Start to Finish

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on the is Andrea Brody, the Chief Marketing Officer for Bravo Solution, which has sinced merged with JAGGAER to create the world’s largest independent spend management company. Andrea is one of the top B2B revenue generating marketers.

Dancing with the Competition? Watch your Step.

Jeffrey Gitomer

How do you feel about your competitors? You say, "I have a great relationship with my competitors." Right, if you needed $50,000 or your business would fold, I guarantee your friend, the competitor, would send you a bon voyage note. Get real, man.

How to Write a Business Proposal [Tips & Examples]

Hubspot Sales

You've started a new business and you're building up your customer base. But how can you reach the prospects who might benefit from your product or service? A business proposal can bridge the gap between you and potential clients.

Will robots one day replace your salespeople?

Membrain

We’re still underestimating artificial intelligence, says Andrew McAfee. That was the premise of his presentation at the Nordic Business Forum in September, and he should know. Sales Management

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.