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Traits of the most successful sales professionals

Trinity Perspectives

At some stage of our career, all of us will work with someone who seems to have the Midas touch when it comes to making sales. Sales Tips and Tricks

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What not to do when closing a deal

Trinity Perspectives

As we edge closer to the end of the quarter/financial year, the pressure to close deals is almost certainly increasing. The funny thing about being under pressure to close deals, is that our customers and prospects often sense our growing desperation.

Sales and the art of storytelling

Trinity Perspectives

In our media saturated world, cutting a path through the forest of fake news and content clutter can be a herculean task.

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Top 5 stress reduction strategies in sales

Trinity Perspectives

I’m either exactly the right person, or completely the wrong person, to write an article about how to overcome stress in sales, given my experiences over the past 20 years in the B2B sales industry. I’ll let you be the judge. What I can say without fear of contradiction, is that being a sales professional can be one of the most stress-inducing, gut-wrenching and soul-destroying career paths that anyone can pursue.

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See the PureCloud call center in action

All cloud contact centers are not created equal. Register now for an upcoming live demo covering supervisor, admin, and agent experience in PureCloud!

“I’m a sales management consultant,” I explained to passport control

Trinity Perspectives

This week my sales management consulting company turned 6 years old. It was a milestone day for me and my team and it gave me pause for thought. I reflected on how many of our clients have been with us through every step of this journey and how many of our newer clients have come, not through outbound marketing activities, but through warm referrals from existing clients and the extended Trinity network. Psychology of Buying Sales Tips and Tricks

4 simple steps to understanding enterprise sales

Trinity Perspectives

Enterprise sales is the term used to describe selling a high-end product or service to large or complex businesses. These sales cycles tend to be long, complex, and high in value, but also high in risk - and are regarded by many as the the most difficult challenge of all for sales professionals. Psychology of Buying Sales Tips and Tricks

Could empathy be the B2B key?

Trinity Perspectives

Fake it til you make it' is a mantra most people in business understand and one many of us have used as the cornerstone of our professional lives. Without occasionally ‘faking it’ along the way, we would never move up the corporate ladder or overcome the crippling Impostor Syndrome that afflicts so many people (myself included) in our daily lives. Psychology of Buying Sales Tips and Tricks Win Loss Insights Training

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So you want to meet the C-suite?

Trinity Perspectives

I interviewed a customer recently, as part of a workshop I was running for a client in the technology industry. One topic they asked me to talk about was harnessing the ‘Voice of the Customer’ and getting inside the head of a C-suite executive. This particular sales strategy topic is very close to my heart, so close that I’ve spent the past 6 years building a business focused on extracting actionable customer insights. This article will reveal the most successful strategies.

5 simple sales strategies for 2017

Trinity Perspectives

Optimising sales is the single biggest priority for sales managers and sales reps in most businesses around the world. Truth be told, any employee who enjoys getting paid each month, putting their kids through school and having the occasional holiday should take at least a passing interest in the sales side of the business. The ability to sell in a consistent and predictable fashion is the clearest (though not the only) predictor of a business's long-term viability.

Want to close more sales? Follow these 3 simple tips …

Trinity Perspectives

B2B sales isn’t like a factory assembly line. While some elements of repetition may exist in sales, no customer or prospect in the world appreciates being shoe-horned into a sales process, which doesn’t align with their buying process. Sales Tips and Tricks

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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.

What was sales really like in the 'good old days'?

Trinity Perspectives

A young sales rep asked me recently to explain the differences between the B2B sales profession these days, by comparison with the heyday of technology sales. Psychology of Buying Sales Tips and Tricks Transformation

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.

Who Are We Fooling?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. A bit of fantasy is good for the soul; it would hard to get through days and projects if not for a little mental cheating and false illusions; it is entirely another to base your own or your company’s future on it. Stats – The Drug of Choice.

Salespeople With This Weakness Score 47% Worse at Reaching Decision Makers

Understanding the Sales Force

A lot of the salespeople I coach have a weakness in their Sales DNA - their need to be liked. Approximately 58% of all salespeople have this weakness and on average, salespeople score 76% in that competency.

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.

ATTENTION: The New Sales Currency

MTD Sales Training

Years ago, when the first bartering started (thought to be in the Middle East), metals were used as symbols to represent value stored in the form of commodities. Currency became recognised as stores of value, and traded between market traders and, eventually, nations.

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Sell More by Giving Things Away

The Sales Heretic

The most powerful four-letter word in sales and marketing is “free.” Everybody loves getting something for nothing. And giving things away can be an extremely powerful sales tactic.

How a Sandwich Can Transform Your Business

The Sales Heretic

Let’s say you own a restaurant. And let’s say on your menu you have a Reuben sandwich. The Reuben is a classic, which is why it’s on the menus of approximately 98.7% of all restaurants. And therein lies the problem. If I’m in the mood for a Reuben, I can go literally anywhere to get [.].

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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Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Where Can You Find the Best Salespeople?

Understanding the Sales Force

Maybe you drink the finest wines, stay at the most luxurious hotels, dine at the best restaurants, purchase the best brands and drive the fanciest cars. Or not. Either way, you'll at least want to know where you can find the best salespeople in the world, right?

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Where Politics & Business Collide: Political Donations of B2B Decision Makers

DiscoverOrg Sales

As the 2018 midterm election cycle heats up, demographic research and new insights about American voters has never been more in demand.

Just Email Me Something….

Inside Sales Training

What do you say when you get this objection while prospecting? If you’re like many sales reps, you accept this stall and become a willing participant in the follow up drama that ensues. And you know how frustrating that is.

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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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.

Five Types of Questions to Ask Prospects

The Sales Heretic

The single best thing you can do with a prospect—at any point in the sales cycle—is to ask them questions. If you ask enough of the right questions, your prospect will tell you everything you need to know to make the sale.

Call low

Sales 2.0

I used to do it. I would get to the office extra early and I’d start dialing before 8AM. I wanted to become a rock star sales dude and I was mentored by my boss that the trick was to call CIOs (Chief Information Officers) early in the morning.

Our Dreamforce 2018 Recap

John Barrows

With Morgan, Lucas, and John attending Dreamforce last week, we wanted to all share our perspectives from Morgan’s second time attending, Lucas’ first, and John’s countless time at Dreamforce. In no particular order, here are our top takeaways from Dreamforce 18. The power of voice.

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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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.

The Top 12 Factors that Cause Delayed Closings and What to Do About Them

Understanding the Sales Force

Over the past 3 months, my wife and I have been up and down the east coast driving our son to and from baseball tournaments and college showcases. Invariably, each drive back home has taken twice the time it should have because of road construction.

Eleven Ways to Boost Your Presentation Skills

The Sales Heretic

Whether you’re a salesperson, executive, or business owner, presentation skills are vital to your success. But presentation skills are rarely taught in school, and too many companies don’t invest in such training for their people.

How to become a rich sales geek

Sales 2.0

Testing is for marketing not sales. Does that sentence seem logical to you? It doesn’t to me. The more time I spend in sales and marketing, the more I see overlap between these areas.

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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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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.

Do You Care About the Wrong Thing?

The Sales Heretic

You have an amazing product or service. It’s awesome. It’s the best on the market. It’s unique. It has the most features and benefits. It has the longest and most comprehensive warranty. And it’s the best value. Naturally, you love your product or service. You’re proud to sell it.

7 Tips for Building Trust in Sales with Improved Communication

Connect2Sell

Misunderstandings in the workplace cause productivity losses, hurt feelings, and unnecessary conflict. Communicating with clarity can prevent misunderstandings and keep things running smoothly and peaceably.

How to Achieve Short-Term Explosive Growth from your Sales Team

Understanding the Sales Force

Explosive Growth. Positive Momentum. Better Morale. Greater Confidence. Improved Capabilities. Dave Kurlan Sales Coaching sales management training sales leadership training sales data

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?

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where and how to add it throughout the sales process!