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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

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 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.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

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

How to Pitch Multiple Products

Mr. Inside Sales

Rookie mistake: You’ve got several products or services you can offer a prospect, and you start by offering the first, or main one, then hear an opening for another one so pivot to that one, and describe another—and then another. Result? Stalled sale. Let me think about these and get back with you.”.

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Your Cold Calling Math of Sales is Lying

Score More Sales

That’s right – you are probably going about phone prospecting wrong, and blaming your low success on an “ancient” and “out of date” prospecting strategy of cold calling.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Introducing ZoomInfo + Chorus.ai

Zoominfo

Business leaders depend on the conversations that sales reps are having with prospects to grow their pipeline and stoke their go-to-market engine.

Spectacular Summer Sale!

Mr. Inside Sales

Summer kind of slow? Top pros are using this time to sharpen their sales skills so they can make a killing in the fourth quarter. They’re using the summer to learn better ways of responding to the objections that hurt them in the first part of the year.

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.

What is Conversational Marketing?

Zoominfo

Conversations have always been at the heart of our most authentic relationships. Whether it’s a business deal or a personal connection, they are a driving force to solidify a foundation of trust.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Getting Back to Basics With Verticalization

Sales and Marketing Management

Vertical target marketing is having a moment (again), but the amount of success companies have from targeting specific verticals will depend on the resources they are willing to invest. The post Getting Back to Basics With Verticalization appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

ZoomInfo Brings its Data and Features Straight into Dynamics 365

Zoominfo

Sales reps and marketers that use ZoomInfo and Microsoft Dynamics 365 are about to see their day-to-day lives get easier thanks to a new collaboration between the two companies. At the heart of this relationship is a new ZoomInfo application for Dynamics 365.

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What We Know: A Consultative Sales Process

Anthony Cole Training

On average, salespeople possess only 15% of the attributes required to sell consultatively. increase sales effective sales process consultative selling

A Home Run - How the Right Data Can Help You Hire Your Ideal Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

Last night Major League Baseball held its annual Home Run Derby. We've seen the home run derbies before. We watch them every year. They are always the same - each slugger tries to hit more home runs than the other sluggers in the contest.

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4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Hiring After COVID-19: Post-Pandemic Trends to Watch

Zoominfo

The US economy is finally coming up for air. States that imposed lockdowns for the COVID-19 pandemic started lifting restrictions on businesses and public spaces in May 2021, and many major cities have reopened. However, as the New York Times observes, “it’s a weird moment for the US economy.”.

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How to Manage Remote Sales Teams in 2021

Sales and Marketing Management

Remote work went mainstream in 2020, and the forced experiment showed us that working from home doesn’t have to derail productivity. In fact, a 2020 survey from FlexJobs shows that 51% of respondents said they feel more productive in their home office than at a traditional workplace. Because of distancing requirements, employee sentiment and the efficiency gains associated with well-managed remote work, I expect less than half of companies to shift entirely back to the office in 2021.

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Sales Success: Declaring Independence from Your Personal Obstacles

Anthony Cole Training

As we approach the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, our own Walt Gerano shares his thoughts regarding the obstacles holding us back from experiencing the sales success we desire. Qualifying skills How to Increase Sales sales commitment increase sales

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Is Your Sales Process Backwards, Upside Down or Stupid?

Understanding the Sales Force

My wife and I recently watched the new funny but sad movie, Here and Now , written and directed by Billy Crystal, who stars as comedy writer Charlie Burnz. In one scene, Charlie recalled a happier time when his family used to have what they called "upside down day."

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

How to Use Sales Multi-Threading to Your Advantage

Zoominfo

Hitting an early impasse with a prospect is an age-old sales dilemma. “I I was working on an account and had talked to someone a little bit lower in the organization. They said, ‘You need to reach out to our CEO directly,’” recalls Megan Hanisko, manager of sales development at ZoomInfo. “So

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Ask for More to Get More

Mr. Inside Sales

My sales numbers when through the roof when I changed one simple thing: I asked for double or even triple the deal size at the end of each presentation. Before this, I used to give my presentation and automatically default to the lowest deal size and be happy if I got it.

Is Your Digital Marketing Strategy Ready for a Cookieless World?

Sales and Marketing Management

There's increasing uncertainty in the B2B digital marketing world caused by privacy rules butting up against a desire to personalize messages in attempt to stand apart from competitors.

3 Critical Factors to Include in Your New Hire Onboarding Program

Anthony Cole Training

In the final installment of our No Assembly Required Hiring series, we discuss the importance of having a strict and detailed onboarding process when bringing new sales talent into your organization.

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's a simple, frustrating truth that you can't predict everything when it comes to recruiting for businesses. At some point in your role as a recruiter - perhaps more frequently than not - you'll need to fill a position quickly and you'll look for active recruitment strategies to do it. However, it's not efficient or cost-effective to be in the active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide for tips that can help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates for the best possible mix.

It’s a great time to start upgrading your clients

Sales 2.0

It’s a really tough time for most companies to sell their products and services. Much buying is “paused.” Buyers are wondering what the future holds for their companies–and themselves–and are having a tough time committing to purchases.

Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities?

Steven Rosen

Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities? Not another virtual meeting! How many times a day do you think that? How can you get any significant work done if all you are doing is attending virtual meetings and managing endless emails?

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When to Use 1:1 or 1:Few Account-Based Marketing

Sales and Marketing Management

Narrowing target marketing efforts to a small number of prospects can produce outsized results. The post When to Use 1:1 or 1:Few Account-Based Marketing appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

Do you need an Enterprise Selling Plan (ESP)?

Sales 2.0

Don’t panic. We will return to normalish, at some point. We will start selling at some reasonable rate again, soonish. Budgets will be back in place and buyers will need things, in a little whileish. When all this happens, you may easily forget the lessons of this panic/pandemic.

A Pragmatic Guide to ABM Success

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President of Spear Marketing Group

In this exclusive webinar, you’ll hear B2B expert Howard J. Sewell detail a pragmatic approach to ABM planning, execution, and orchestration. Step by step, Howard will show how to leverage the Opportunity-Based Marketing (OBM) Framework, a stage-based B2B demand marketing model, in determining the best tactics for your ABM initiative and how to measure ROI.