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In 2001 we were all rocked by 9/11 – a horrific time in Boston that I’ll never forget. The year 2002 seems like such a long time ago, yet with memories etched in my brain forever it seems like yesterday. A month and a half later, I left my corporate job as Director of Education for a SaaS company and did contract work until launching Score More Sales in early 2002. B2B sales leadership

Are you suffering from B.S.O.S.?

Sales and Marketing Management

Google’s Timeline marks its first occurrence as a syndrome in March 2001: “The annual report has long been disdained as a bright shiny object unworthy of attention from the serious investor. Google’s Timeline marks its first occurrence as a syndrome in March 2001: “The annual report has long been disdained as a bright shiny object unworthy of attention from the serious investor. Issue Date: 2014-01-01.

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What Kind Of Sales Year will 2018 Be?

The Pipeline

Currently the longest is the 120 months, from March 1991 to March 2001. By Tibor Shanto. As we head into 2018, we are heading into a year that could make the current economic cycle the longest since the great depression. This could well mean that there is more than a real possibility that the next 12 – 18 months will see an economic slowdown, at the same time many market pundits also point to age of the current bull market, and real possibility of a pull back.

Reflections On 9/11 In 2020

Partners in Excellence

Pardon me from diverting from my normal writing on sales, leadership and business to reflect for a moment on September 11, 2001. First, on the evening of September 10, 2001, I arrived home from a 3 week business trip to Africa.

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7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

The 7 must-have automated.

Season 2 Of Demo-litions! (The Show Where Two Sales Nerds Review Real Sales Demos)

Sales Hacker

In 2001, when Tom Brady was just 24, his backup QB, Damon Huard, asked him how he stays so confident on the field. Okay. I might catch some heat here but bear with me. Because you don’t have to love (or even like) Tom Brady, but if you watch football as I do, you’ve got to respect his performance. Heck, if you’re not a football fan, you know who he is and that some people call him the GOAT. Not just because he’s good, but because he is consistently good.

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How Marketing Fails by Failing to Market Itself

Sales Benchmark Index

True Story – How I learned to execute Sales Enablement on a field ride in 2001. In 2001 I was an Account Supervisor at VML, a marketing agency. One of the most difficult responsibilities for a B2B marketer is sales enablement. What makes it difficult is the lack of adoption and rejection by sales. The sales field is often critical of any marketing effort. Marketers can feel like they are in a can’t-win position.

Welcome to SMS ? We'll Help You Grow Revenues ? Score More.

Score More Sales

© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. Welcome to SMS – We’ll Help You Grow Revenues. by Lori Richardson on November 3, 2010. Are you looking for real ideas – and perhaps a sales strategy for growing your revenues ? Score More Sales is a sales organization that helps B2B companies add 15-65% in “net new” sales.

Ensuring and Growing Your COVID Renewal

Revegy

By our reckoning, nearly 40 percent of leading US industrial companies toppled from the first quartile in their sectors during the 2001 recession, and a third of leading US banks met the same fate,” says McKinsey & Company in Preparing for the next downturn. “At

Not the “R” Word Again…

No More Cold Calling

What a roller coaster—this up and down economy—2001, 2002, then the Recession of 2008-09. The same “8 Killer Steps” that I talked about in 2001, 2002, and again in 2008 and 2009 still apply! The economy is fickle, but No More Cold Calling’s 9 “killer” steps will boost your sales in any economy. I promise. Now we hear that recovery will be slow, and we might even experience a double dip. How do we sell in this volatile economy? As a salesperson, my head is spinning.

How Many Salespeople Can Fit In San Francisco? ? Score More.

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© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. How Many Salespeople Can Fit in San Francisco? by Peter on August 31, 2011. Score More Sales is at Dreamforce in San Francisco today and tomorrow learning about ways that Salesforce – the industry leader in Cloud based computing – is helping small business and non-profits.

Bulls, Bears, Bernanke and BtoB Lead Generation

Pointclear

Here are the results for Q1, 2001 through Q2, 2012: The numbers say the following to me: Leads trend in the direction of GDP. In February of 2010, Ben Bernanke began his second term as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. That same year he said: "I wish I'd been omniscient and seen the crisis coming" (referring to the recession he predicted would not occur).

Wanna get lucky? Wanna make more sales in less time? Then I seriously want you to meet someone….

Bernadette McClelland

In 2001 I left my sales role at Xerox Australia and decided to go out on my own as a speaker – because back then coaching was only for sports professionals and not yet viewed as a method of peak performance for sales professionals. If you want to get lucky in your sales career, then I seriously want you to meet someone. Jill Konrath. Many in the sales world know of Jill through her writings, the series of books she has written and her desire to help those around her.

Lesson Learned: 4 Things You Can Learn from Business Failures

Pipeliner

These failed products are proof: Microsoft’s Office Assistant Clippy was active from 1997 to 2001, resurfaced in 2019 as stickers, and removed again. Failure is part of success, especially in a cutthroat and far-from-certain world of business.

Emotions Are Your Customer Experience Reality

Increase Sales

According to Yu and Dean in 2001, they determined that “The impact of emotions is the best predictor of customer loyalty in the customer interaction process.”. Emotions are the common thread that bind humans beings. And it is those very same emotions that are guiding each and every customers experience specific to the points of connection. Again, points of connection are everything your customers see, hear, touch, smell, taste and feel.

6 Ways Sales Professionals Can Succeed in a Slowing Economy

Pipeliner

In fact, an analysis from McKinsey shows that “long-term firms added $7 billion more in market capitalization on average than other firms between 2001 and 2014.” They reviewed more than 600 companies across the period ranging from 2001 to 2015. Uncertainty is resurfacing among business leaders. The Business Confidence Index is at its lowest point in more than three years, and the Global Economic Policy Uncertainty Index reached its highest-recorded point this year.

Talking or Writing Too Much in B2B Sales ? Score More Sales

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© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. Talking or Writing Too Much in B2B Sales. by Lori Richardson on February 16, 2012. Just a quick post to share a tip posted today over at Jill Konrath’s Fresh Sales Strategies Blog encouraging sellers to be more succinct , and to communicate in the way that your prospective customer wants.

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How to use the marketing flywheel method to supercharge your business

Nutshell

The flywheel model was first introduced in 2001, but it’s recently experienced a rebirth in the business world and inspired professionals everywhere to re-evaluate the classic sales and marketing funnel.

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6 Ways To Make Sure Your Customers Get The Message

Sales Benchmark Index

What was true when I first founded buyer persona development back in 2001 is still true today – buyer personas not grounded in buyer research and insights are useless. I’ll send an SOS to the world. I’ll send an SOS to the world. I hope that someone gets my. Message in a bottle. Sting (Song: Message in a Bottle). Does your messaging strategy feel more like an SOS strategy? Is it a strategy built on hope? We have all been there. Your team has developed a messaging strategy.

Tale of B2B Mobile Websites – Webinar Platforms

Score More Sales

No more 2001 stuff, please. I have spent some time ranting a bit about how poor many B2B websites are when it comes to utilizing them on a mobile platform, such as a smart phone or tablet. We know that according to eMarketer, “more than 59% of B2B purchase decision makers and influencers use their smart phones to gather information when purchasing products or services”.

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Time to Drink from the Glass of Sales Optimism

Increase Sales

since August of 2001. 2017 appears to be one of optimism if we believe a recent poll by Morning Consult. Consumers have expressed the strongest confidence at 113.7 All these positive indicators should also spur drinking from the glass of sales optimism. Credit www.pixabay.com. Of course, if you as a salesperson are not feeling confident all the good news, positive indicators will not change your sales optimism. Maybe you are a half empty drinker? Some Reflection Questions.

Tips for Voicing Your Values When You’re Asked to Bend Morals

Pipeliner

This problem has existed as long as there have been communal workplaces, and it was studied between 2001 and 2002 in an Aspen Institute survey conducted on a group of MBA students. When asked whether they expected they would have to make business decisions that conflicted with their personal values during their careers, half the respondents in 2002 (and more than half in 2001) believed they would. I’d like to encircle the workplace with ribbons of yellow safety tape.

Build Sales with this Summer Reading List ? Score More Sales

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© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. Build Sales With This Summer Reading List. by Lori Richardson on June 21, 2011. For those business builders reading this post – you know who you are. You don’t have time to read mindless fiction, lounging at the beach this year. Full disclosure: I read very little fiction in general – there, I said it.).

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Sales role plays: Let the experts take the stage

Selling Essentials RapidLearning Center

2001). Any experienced sales manager has probably resorted to the time-honored tradition of the role-play in their sales meetings.

How to Value the Pessimist

Anthony Iannarino

We recovered from the 1991 recession, the DotCom Bubble in 2001, the Great Recession that started in earnest in 2008, even though warning lights were flashing in 2007. The great value of the pessimist is that they remind us of what is at stake, what we value, the things that matter most. The pessimist believes everything they fear will eventually come true, even if there is no evidence to support their assertions, and even if there is evidence to the contrary.

Is a Lost Sale Better for Salespeople Than a Win?

Understanding the Sales Force

The two that excited me the most were the Red Sox' 2004 World Series victory and the Patriots' 2001 Super Bowl win. Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan In the past decade Boston's sports teams have won a number of championships. When I reminisced about those long-awaited championships, I was suprised at how little time I spent savoring those wins, compared with how much time I spent mourning the huge losses.

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Sales Tips for the End of the Pipeline ? Score More Sales

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© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. Sales Tips for the End of the Pipeline. by Lori Richardson on January 31, 2012. You’ve listened online and are following your prospective customer – the one you are about to close a big deal with- socially via every means possible. If they have a Twitter account, you’re there.

B2B Sales Audio Interview with Nancy Nardin on Tools to Grow.

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© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. B2B Sales Audio Interview With Nancy Nardin on Tools to Grow Business. by Lori Richardson on January 5, 2012. Smart Selling Tools. 2012 is a year of new things, and so we are pleased to launch for sellers and sales leaders a weekly audio (and sometimes video) interview with people who have made, or are making an impact in B2B professional selling.

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B2B Sales Podcast with Ziglar on Football and Goal Setting ? Score.

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© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. B2B Sales Podcast With Ziglar on Football and Goal Setting. by Lori Richardson on February 3, 2012. Since the beginning of my sales career I knew of Zig Ziglar – the Southern, memorable motivational speaker that sales people loved to hear preach about life, about setting and attaining goals, and creating the life of one’s dreams.

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Global Sales Community Launches! ? Score More Sales

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© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. Global Sales Community Launches! by Lori Richardson on September 17, 2010. If you are a professional seller – whether entrepreneur running your own business, or you have the title of “sales professional” – you must visit Top Sales World , which just launched this week.

5 Ways to Get Sales Leads to Fill Your Pipeline ? Score More Sales

Score More Sales

© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. 5 Ways to Get Sales Leads to Fill Your Pipeline. by Lori Richardson on June 17, 2011. Finding names and contacts is EASY. Finding “more probable” prospective customers can be simple but not quite as easy. More probable” prospective customers are those companies and / or individuals MORE likely to do business with you – and do it sooner rather than later.

Where's Your Sales Beef - Part 1

Increase Sales

In 2001, Wendy’s had a series of commercials asking “Where’s the beef?” ” These commercials highlighted the quality of Wendy’s hamburgers and to differentiate their hamburgers from their competitors. Today in sales, quality and differentiation are even more important. Credit: www.gratisography.com. Within your solutions (products or services) where is your quality and how does your quality differ from your competitors is essential to know.

This Is What Has Made B2B Sales More Challenging

Anthony Iannarino

It started with a downturn in 2001 and gained more momentum during and after the Great Recession. Not too long ago, people believed the most significant changes in business-to-business sales were the internet and the social channels. Both the internet and social media were supposed to change sales forever, eliminating salespeople—along with everything that came before Twitter.

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Lead Management: Let’s Formalize this Relationship

Pointclear

As a sales and marketing thought leader with nearly 20 years experience, Tony has led the overall research function at SiriusDecisions since the company's founding in 2001. Today's guest blogger, Tony Jaros, is Senior Vice President of Research at SiriusDecisions. Getting b-to-b sales and marketing to align more closely has driven even the most capable business leaders crazy for years. Team-building exercises, sensitivity training, workshops; what hasn’t been tried?

Don't Be "Fooled" By Sales Force Automation Sales Projections

Anthony Cole Training

Havard Business Review also knows this: According to Bain’s 2001 survey of management tools, which tracks corporate use of and satisfaction with management techniques, CRM ranked in the bottom three for satisfaction out of 25 popular tools. Every firm we work with here at Anthony Cole Training Group uses some sort of sales pipeline application.

B2B Sales Podcast with Michael Boylan on Value Propositions.

Score More Sales

© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. B2B Sales Podcast With Michael Boylan on Value Propositions. by Lori Richardson on January 19, 2012. Last week we shared a recent interview with Michael Boylan , best selling author of The Power to Get In , Accelerants , and TEETH – Does Your Value Proposition Have Any?

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Sales Leadership – Talent of Relating to Others

Increase Sales

With today being the 11th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 , relating to others is not only a necessary sales leadership talent but a leadership talent that makes sense for all of us to demonstrate. Those who have this ability can integrate personal insights and knowledge of others into effective actions. This is talent makes uses of accurate interpersonal skills when interacting with others.

Gain Ways to Enjoy Prospecting AND Donate to Japan ? Score.

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© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. Gain Ways to Enjoy Prospecting and Donate to Japan. by Peter on May 8, 2011. 5 Ways to Have Fun Successfully Prospecting for New Revenues. Presented at: 1:30pm – 2:00pm PACIFIC (4:30-5:00 Eastern).

Book Review of High Profit Selling by Mark Hunter ? Score More.

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© Score More Sales 2001 - 2012 Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. Book Review of High Profit Selling by Mark Hunter. by Lori Richardson on March 6, 2012. In a world with tens of thousands of sales books, is there room for one more? After reading Mark Hunter’s new book, I say a loud “YES!” ” Here’s why: Mark is from the trenches.

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The Importance of Branding in Today's B2B Customer Acquisition

Sales Benchmark Index

During Greg’s tenure, the brand ‘Yellow Freight’ went from the unpleasant designation by Fortune Magazine as the worst of five national trucking firms in the LTL industry in 1996, to #1 in the industry by 2001. As B2B CMO’s work to transition their teams to lead generation there is a danger of abandoning brand stewardship. There’s intense pressure to show a return. Branding metrics, even when quantified with reliable data can be looked upon with reservation.

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