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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

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.

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.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Your GTM Strategy Needs Internal Market Intelligence Distribution and Utilization

Sales Benchmark Index

The Importance of Internal Market Intelligence Distribution and Utilization in Gtm Strategy.

Boosting Sales Success Begins with Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Connect2Sell

ATD’s sales competency model builds on four foundational competencies: collaboration, solution, insight, and effectiveness. critical thinking in sales critical thinking skills Developing Critical Thinking Skills

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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.

Focus on the Critical Few KPIs and Avoid the Trivial Many

Sales Benchmark Index

Creation of a “Revenue Operations” Function.

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!

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Podcast 111: Supporting Women In Sales with Natalie Severino

John Barrows

Joining us this week is Chorus.ai VP Marketing Natalie Severino. She’s one of the top names in Sales and Marketing working on making salespeople able to review data that can improve their performance instantly.

Your Reaction To Objections Is Hardwired

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Our reaction to rejection is hardwired on a primal level. This means it is about managing yourself and your reactions, and less about managing the objection. You are better off learning to control your emotion, and think through the issue, and rely on your process.

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.

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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How would you do on the Newlywed Game?

Sales 2.0

How would you do if you and your clients (and prospects) were on the Newlywed game? The Newlywed game was a classic game show (it ran from 1966 to 2013–I thought it ended in the 70’s but that’s the problem with watching too much Netflix).

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What’s Your Time Worth

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Ask most salespeople what their time is worth, or if they value their time, and they respond in the affirmative. But as is often the case, the observable behaviour says something different.

A Better Way To Chart Sales Success

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Every trade has schtick, specific things that they think they are expected to say or do. It is as though absent the schtick; you are not as expert as you claim. Sales, and the corner my fellow pundits and I occupy is no different.

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.