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A Right Time to Sell and a Wrong Time to Sell

The Shameless Sales Blog

There's a right time to sell. And there's a wrong time to sell. The right time to sell is when you have earned the right to sell. Sounds simple enough. But lots of people screw this up. You don't earn the right to sell just because the customer has asked you for information, for a pitch, or a demonstration. You earn the right to sell when you uncover the driving reason behind the sale. You need to know the reason WHY people want to buy what they want to buy.

Is Money the Root of All Evil?

The Shameless Sales Blog

I'm sure you've heard this… Money is the Root of all Evil. Do you believe this? Last night this came up over dinner with my daughter. She said that life sure would be easier if there weren't money. Boy that perked me up outta my seat! When such cultural viruses invade my space, I stand right up and go after em! So I began to explain to her… I told her that there is nothing bad about money. Money is neutral. Money is simply a means of exchanging value between people.

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Getting the Secret Truth on Every Deal

The Shameless Sales Blog

Woody Allen once said… 90% of life is just showing up. That might be true for him. But it aint true in sales. Just showing up isn't enough. You gotta get in the game. And you gotta ask. Because if you never ask, then no one will ever say yes. But in selling, we always have competition. And usually lots of it. In every deal, there are lots of losers who just "showed up", and only one winner. The secret to winning 90% of your deals is knowing the secret truth about every deal.

Be Proud of Being a Salesman!

The Shameless Sales Blog

Here's my Sales Thought for the Week…. Be proud of being a salesman! Be proud, because all business activity starts with the sale. Sales IS business. The people who create the products you sell NEED you to get their products to the customer. Without you, there would be no business. Sell with Pride, -Shameless Shamus Brown. Sales Tips business to business selling sales power salesman successful sales people

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

The Wrong Way to Ask Sales Questions

The Shameless Sales Blog

Questions asked the right way, lead you closer to the sale. Questions asked the right way, uncover opportunity. Questions asked the right way, create a bond between you and the prospect based on a belief that you can help you them. Ask questions the wrong way, and you will accomplish none of this. What's the wrong way to ask questions?

How I Focus and Keep Distraction at Bay

The Shameless Sales Blog

Here's my Sales Thought for the Week…. You get what you focus on. Every day I make a short focus and action list. I mark only 1-3 items as must-do actions to focus on. The rest are nice to do (and I sometimes get to them as "break-time" from my must-do work). Otherwise I put those off to another day… By focusing on the must-do actions, and keeping those limited to 1-3, I get a LOT of things that I WANT to do, done. This is how you make the reality you desire, one-day at time.

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How to Get More Done Faster, Right Now

The Shameless Sales Blog

How do you get more done faster? Or asked another way, how do you get more done in less time? Simple answer: Get busier. People who do more, get more done. "Uhh, "Uhh, yeah no shit, Shamus." " Seriously though… There's a saying that goes "If you want to something to get done, give it to a busy person." " In the past 10 years I've learned how to do more "new things" than I did probably in the previous 20 years of my life.

Now's The Time to Get Major Momentum…

The Shameless Sales Blog

Here's my Sales Thought for the Week…. Whether you make New Year's Resolutions or not (I Don't), January is a great time to set Motivating and Big Goals for yourself. For most of us the calendar is free from distractions for the next 5-6 months, plenty of time to get some major momentum, and big progress in life and business. Sell with Pride, -Shameless Shamus Brown. Sales Tips sales goals sales motivation sales thought

No More Getting Your Ass Kicked in Sales

The Shameless Sales Blog

About a year ago I took a training on how to kill people. Now it might be easier to call this a self-defense course, a practical martial arts program, or a combat training system. But the simple fact is, this was a training on how to kill an attacker, when the chips are down, it's him or me, and there is no other option.

How Zoom Uses AI to Ramp up Sales Certification and Proficiency

Zoom was struggling to ensure that sales reps around the world––with different levels of experience and proficiency––were getting certified on updated messaging. Traditional methods were unexciting, time-consuming, and ineffective! Find out how they achieved success in Second Nature’s Customer Case Study!

How to Find the "Sales Magic" – Again

The Shameless Sales Blog

As I write this on Wednesday, December 28th, there are just 4 days left on the calendar of 2011, and only 3 business days left in the year. Where did 2011 go? Before I went to bed last night, I was thinking, how it's already been a few days since I last wrote you. And then this morning as I looked at the date of my last email, I realized that it was 2 weeks ago. Aaackkk! Where did the time go?

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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

What B2B Marketers Can Expect in 2022

Sales and Marketing Management

B2B marketing and media relations in 2022 will continue to focus on rich storytelling, but it will include new voices, prioritize emerging mediums and approach thought leadership in new ways. The post What B2B Marketers Can Expect in 2022 appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Four Questions to Predict Your A-Player Retention

SBI Growth

The “war for talent” dominated headlines and SBI client conversations across 2021, with attrition rates ranging from 25-60%, and leadership teams scrambling to both backfill open roles and future-hire sufficient headcount to achieve growth goals. type-article

This Coming Holiday Season is Shaping Up to Have the Most Spending in History

As for what shoppers want to buy most, you'll have to read the “2021 Holidays Unwrapped” report by Klarna to find out. Download it here!

Preview: Top Trends in B2B Go-to-Market for 2022

SBI Growth

As we look ahead to 2022, our team is hard at work on a “Top Trends” report that we’ll share early in January. Our intent? Sharing key themes and shifts in both growth strategy and growth execution as we consider what 2022 may hold for commercial leaders and their teams. type-article

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Taking sales to the next level

Sales 2.0

If you know someone that runs a business with a sales team, or they lead the charge themselves, have them take a look at the areas below for ways they can increase their sales. Improving even one of these areas could take their sales to the next level. Sales process efficiency.

Rethinking How We Approach Mental Health In the Workplace

Sales and Marketing Management

If the past nearly two years has taught sales and marketing leaders anything, it's that equipping workers with knowledge about maintaining mental health and then supporting those efforts is vital to overall performance.

Selling Into the Headwinds of Today’s Unique Environment

Sales and Marketing Management

Conquering an uncertain economy, supply shortages and the constraints presented by a global pandemic requires creativity and aligning incentives to desired outcomes. The post Selling Into the Headwinds of Today’s Unique Environment appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

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

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results.

The Pull of Resistive Inertia: One of the Biggest Sales Challenges

Anthony Cole Training

One of the biggest sales challenges to overcome is a prospect who becomes indifferent when they decide that doing nothing is the easiest thing to do. How do you challenge the decision and not the prospect to help them overcome their choice to maintain the status quo?

Personalize Customer Engagement With Conversational AI

Sales and Marketing Management

Conversational AI allows marketing teams at small and medium-sized businesses to deliver prompt and personalized responses to prospect and customer inquiries within seconds. The post Personalize Customer Engagement With Conversational AI appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

Cracking the Sales Compensation Code

Sales and Marketing Management

Companies with low turnover rates are led by executives who understand that money alone is no longer an effective recruitment and retention tool. The post Cracking the Sales Compensation Code appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. Special Report Featured

7 Steps to Improve Your Outbound Sales

Anthony Cole Training

To improve your outbound selling success, you must have a process that you strictly follow and regularly improve upon, be a continual learner, and focus on building relationships.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Simplify Sales Reps’ Lives With Voice AI

Sales and Marketing Management

AI-enabled conversational recording increases ROI of CRM systems while eliminating tedious and time-consuming data entry requirements. The post Simplify Sales Reps’ Lives With Voice AI appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

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Stop Whining and Start Winning Deals in Regulation

Anthony Cole Training

One of the biggest challenges in sales is outplaying your competition, especially if that competition currently has the business. Qualifying skills sales challenges biggest challenges in sales

Understanding Sales Evolution to Fill Vacant Roles

Sales and Marketing Management

The sales profession has evolved. The skill set that young professionals filling today's sales roles must adapt to succeed. The post Understanding Sales Evolution to Fill Vacant Roles appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

Five Questions with Smart Selling Tools’ Founder, Nancy Nardin

SBI Growth

The salestech landscape continues to explode, with more than 1200 solutions currently available for growth leaders to purchase.

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Top 10 Tactics for a Successful SKO!

The 2022 Sales Kick Off is your big opportunity to align your sales team and drive change. Make sure it's successful with SecondNature’s SKO Ebook! Find out: ? How to set the right goals and KPIs ? How to translate vision into tactics ? How to keep salespeople engaged.

Building a B2B SalesTech Stack for Growth

SBI Growth

Commercial leaders have been introducing sales technology for years in an effort to boost seller productivity and efficiency.

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How Do You Know If Your Sales Enablement Is Working?

Sales and Marketing Management

Sales enablement has become a must-have revenue growth lever for companies around the world. The key is to have an enablement plan that’s aligned with your company’s top growth priorities. The post How Do You Know If Your Sales Enablement Is Working?

Better Sales Proposals Start with the Right Response Management Technology

Sales and Marketing Management

If solid sales proposals are the key to getting your foot in the door with new clients (and they are), then why do so many companies take a lackluster approach to responding to requests for proposals and quotes?

Four Risks Growth Leaders Must Consider for 2022, Part Four: Too Much Agility

SBI Growth

While the current macroeconomic environment presents growth leaders with considerable opportunity, CEOs will benefit from showing commitment to the shortlist of growth initiatives that matter most to their annual plans as opposed to shifting gears with the market.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

How Omicron Is Impacting SKO Plans

SBI Growth

Immediately following the announcement of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, commercial leaders began questioning their sales kickoff (SKO) plans and turning to SBI for peer comparisons and feedback. type-article

A Little DAP Will Do You

Sales and Marketing Management

A digital adoption platform (DAP) can be used to not only drive adoption of sales tech, but remove friction from the sales process. The post A Little DAP Will Do You appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

Turning the Lights On Revenue-Generating Bottlenecks

Sales and Marketing Management

Citrix executive Barry Magee explains that incorporating D&B's Rev.Up ABX software program into their existing processes was not so much about giving people data, but rather transforming how they worked.

Best Sales Prospecting Power Tips

Score More Sales

In a recent post , I shared the calling strategy from Ryan Reisert that proves how your math of sales has been lying to you. If you are a sales leader that says more calls equal more meetings, that is not true. Ryan proves that time and time again. Sales Tips profession of sales

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.