4 Keys to a Fatter Wallet in 2014

SBI Growth

How will you use them to top the Leader Board in 2014? You want to maximize your competitive edge going into 2014. Use the Training Monetization Tool to qualify how these changes will affect your results. Use the Training Monetization Tool to record the actions that you intend to take. This tool can be loaded into your Outlook calendar just like any other appointment. Next Steps: Download the Training Monetization Tool (Outlook enabled.)

The Top Sales Tool for 2014

SBI Growth

As a Sales Operations leader, you have 3 major challenges heading into 2014. This tool has been around for a few years now. It has never been more necessary than it is heading into 2014. You will have access to guides, templates and tools to help your BPM drive revenue. It may serve as inspiration for your 2014 strategic planning. Here you will get free access to all of our guides, templates and tools to help facilitate the BPM creation.

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5 Steps to Kill Your Number in 2014 – Without Killing Yourself

SBI Growth

2014 is upon us! Interviews that we have conducted with top sales reps around the world support these 5 steps to set yourself up for a strong and meaningful 2014: Target Your Time : Time is the one resource that we cannot get any more of. Use the time management tool to track the activities you have identified. Download the Time Management Tool. Use the results of the tool to have a conversation with your manager about gaps and help re-focus your efforts.

Having a power tool does not make you a craftsman

Sales 2.0

and social selling tools improve (and they have), we are still only as good as how we use these tools. I guess at some point the tools will be so good they will slap salespeople in the face with the exact information they need to really personalize everything they are doing but until then it seems to me that salespeople that do their homework will have a distinct edge. tools company” rep. Tools A lot of salespeople don’t like to do research.

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7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

CRM) platforms, lead funnel strategies, and new communications tools to accelerate. document automation tools, which reduce manual work, improve data quality, and. have tools in place to gather insights into their. Quotes and proposals should be considered marketing tools, with.

Countdown to 2015: Top 5 Smart Selling Tools posts of 2014


They’ll all be participating in this year’s Dreamforce 2014 event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Read more… Top Marketing Tools. 2014’s Not Over, But These #TopMarketingTools Have Already Won. Want to accelerate your revenue marketing with tools that let you identify, prioritize and nurture leads? Perhaps you want tools that deliver rich content that lets you convert more prospects into leads and leads into opportunities.

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Mobile Tools to Sell More

Score More Sales

Software Advice surveyed nearly 2000 sales professionals who use a mobile version of a CRM tool and found the following: Nearly all salespeople using mobile CRM (82 percent) say that accessing their system on smartphones and tablets greatly or moderately improves the quality of their CRM data. This conversation continues with more about other mobile tools in a future post. How are you helping your reps in 2015 with tools and systems that allow them to do their job better?

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Your 2014 Marketing Budget Roadmap

SBI Growth

As a marketing leader, the CEO is going to measure your 2014 success in three ways: Leads – Number of Sales Qualified Leads delivered to Sales. Get a peek at what the best in class marketing leaders are planning in 2014 and why. By signing up, you will get a copy of our Marketing Spend Assessment tool and Best Practice. CALL TO ACTION: 2014 is fast approaching. Also, make sure to sign-up for the research tour here to get the Marketing Assessment Tool.

Do Sales Tools Make Your Team More Effective?

SBI Growth

Yes – Sales tools make sales teams more effective. Sales Enablement is defined as being: Right Content > Right Time > Right Person > To Progress a Sales Opportunity. The operative word is RIGHT content as it relates to this post. So how do you know it’s the right content? Download the Sales Content Audit Guide to identify what ‘good’ looks like. Sales Operations Strategy Sales Enablement Director of Sales Enablement

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A Different Approach to 2014

SBI Growth

The best sales organizations treat the playbook as the most important tool to success. As CEO, you feel like you have seen this movie before. Sales gets off to a fast start at the beginning of the year. Come Q4, that lead has evaporated and now sales is threatening to miss the number. They struggle to close deals. Excuses come from every direction. Your sales leaders will frantically try every trick in the book.

A Tool to Help Improve Sales Revenue Planning

SBI Growth

Annual planning is on the horizon. The process begins in much the same way it did last year for many organizations. Oftentimes the interchange between the senior management and sales leadership is the same. From year to year there is little to no change. CEO CEO Resources sales planning

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2014 Planning Metrics for B2B Marketing Leaders

SBI Growth

The Holy Grail of 2014 Planning: Marketing Contribution as a % of Total Revenue. The metric of choice in 2014 is centered around Marketing Contribution to revenue. Find out how your 2014 plan stacks up against world-class plan outcomes. Download our 2014 Marketing Plan Success Metrics to help you maximize planning efforts. Get your copy by signing up for SBI’s 7th annual research tour here : " How to Make Your Number in 2014: A Strategy You Can Execute ".

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4 Keys to a Fatter Wallet in 2014

SBI Growth

How will you use them to top the Leader Board in 2014? You want to maximize your competitive edge going into 2014. Use the Training Monetization Tool to qualify how these changes will affect your results. Use the Training Monetization Tool to record the actions that you intend to take. This tool can be loaded into your Outlook calendar just like any other appointment. Next Steps: Download the Training Monetization Tool (Outlook enabled.)

A Sales Leader’s Blueprint for 2014

SBI Growth

You know you need to begin planning for 2014 now. Your reps utilizing social and mobile tools consistently was not in your ’13 plan. Steve asked us to stress test his 2014 sales plan. Steve told us he was going to build 3 elements into his plan for 2014. Complete the Strategy Blueprint Tool for 2014. This tool will help you come up with the answer. Your Sales Strategy. It is one thing to have a sales strategy.

Get the Sales VP’s Attention with This Enablement Tool

SBI Growth

As a sales enablement leader do you think about sales territories? Have you been asked if they’re optimized to market potential? Have you thought about developing a process that changes the organization? If yes, keep reading. Territory Design Sales Operations Strategy Sales Enablement Director of Sales Enablement

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3 Tracking Tools for Serious Sales

The Pipeline

Effective tracking tools pave the way for great sales, so when considering what tools to use for your business, you shouldn’t accept anything less than exceptional. Let’s look at three of the best tracking tools available. Only a handful of CRMs offer excellent tools that go beyond basic functionality to achieve remarkably intuitive performance. The Automatic Address Book from Insightly is one of those tools. The Pipeline Guest Post - Carrie Powers.

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Why Linkedin Stinks as a Prospecting Tool for Salespeople

The Sales Hunter

Today it’s all about building a network with tools such as LinkedIn. If you want to use LinkedIn as a prospecting tool, that’s fine but do it right. Copyright 2014, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.” Linkedin stinks! Let me clarify. Maybe it’s not LinkedIn that stinks, but rather it’s people who use LinkedIn that stink, especially when it comes to prospecting.

"Old Tools" Work Really Well in Sales Management

Anthony Cole Training

When growing up on a farm, it is beneficial to learn how to use certain tools. Learning what the tools are at an early age was extremely helpful especially when dad (Ray) was working underneath a pickup truck or in the middle of a tractor engine and he said to his son (me), "Antny (Anthony), hand me the flat head screw driver." But "Antny, hand me the 9/16 inch wrench" - oh oh, that one was not so easy especially when I was looking at a tool box FULL of different wrenches.

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How Realistic is your 2014 Sales Quota?

SBI Growth

Gain access to guides and tools to help you make the number in 2014. This will then inform your thoughts about your 2014 quota. My last blog discussed how to Make it Rain in Q4 and close the year strong. Today I have shifted the focus to next year. Making it rain is great, but sometimes (as many reps know) that isn’t enough. Oftentimes misguided quotas can become astronomical and outlandish.

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How to Build your 2014 Marketing Strategy

SBI Growth

Are you ready for 2014? To maximize your chances at a successful 2014, you need a good strategy. Sit down with your sales counterpart and talk through each other’s 2014 goals. A BPM is a tool that maps the decision making process used to purchase a product, service or solution. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to draft your 2014 marketing strategy. The New Year is fast approaching. It’s critical you hit the ground running and get some quick wins.

Sales Planning for 2014

Your Sales Management Guru

While this tool important to have for purposes of coaching and planning (I have written often around this topic), brilliant execution on a quarterly basis is critical for success. Sales Planning: Sales Leadership and Sales Execution. At this time of year all the planning, budgets and compensation plans are done or should be.

Sales Management: 6 Top Tools to Create More Effective Sales Teams

The Pipeline

The best sales tools now are all about integration and automation. The best tools for your team make more sales, less work. It has CRM tools built in, but focuses entirely on the sales perspective. If your sales team travels, Perenso could be an invaluable tool. The best sales tools address needs you have now with the integration flexibility to address needs that may arise in the future. The Pipeline Guest Post - Diana Doherty.

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Is Your Team Ready for 2014?

SBI Growth

Have you started thinking about 2014? Want to know what your peers are planning for in 2014? Attendees well receive an Overachievers Tool Kit. A BPM is a tool that maps the decision making process used to purchase a product, service or solution. Have you started planning for 2014? If not, you should be. The best-in-class marketing leaders have already started planning for next year.

A scoop of Insideview with some Jigsaw special sauce

Sales 2.0

tool that I think you should check out. The tool is Owler. tools of all time: Jigsaw (now Data.com as Jigsaw was sold to Salesforce.com in 2010 for a tidy $142 million in cash —I love saying that.). But it was when I finally got organized enough to login in to the tool and use it that I really “got it”. Without using the tool I really could not figure out why it’s different from Insideview. Tools “A scoop of Insideview with some Jigsaw special sauce.”

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CMO: Are you going to have a job in 2014

SBI Growth

You’re completing 2013 and building your marketing strategy for 2014. Poorly executing one of these major initiatives will cost you your job in 2014. Sales enablement tools can’t get a cursory review. Sign up for SBI’s 7th annual research tour: " How to Make Your Number in 2014: A Sales Strategy You Can Execute." Participate here and learn what top companies are doing to make the number in 2014.

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Time To Upgrade Your Webinar Tools?

Fill the Funnel

Is it time to upgrade your online meeting tools and capabilities? The most popular tool has been GoToMeeting , developed in July 2004 by the Online Services division of Citrix in Santa Barbara, California, using the remote access and screen sharing technology from GoToMyPC and GoToAssist to allow web conferencing. Do you have any other technology tools ten years old? Webinar Ignition – this is my preferred tool for anyone that has a WordPress blog.

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Third-Party Tools for Better Brainsharks in 2014^* Part 2: Translation Tools


This post is the second in a two-part series on third-party tools that will help take your presentations to the next level in 2014

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2014 The Year of Execution and Strategy – Why Most Sales Organizations will be Chewed Up and Spit Out

A Sales Guy

For 2014, I’m predicting it will be the year of execution and strategy and most companies won’t be ready. There is a massive influx of tools available to sales organizations. Inherent to complex environments, there are more choices and options available to sales leaders in 2014, therefore the sales organizations that capitalize on these external and internal changes will be the winners. The possible number initiatives you could be working on in 2014 is staggering.

This may hit your Sweetspot

Sales 2.0

Given that this is now 2014, Sweetspot is an iPad first (and only at the moment) tool. I think the first part of the framework, getting contact data, is a little easy these days with tools like data.com etc. Aside from the user experience, which I think will definitely appeal to attention-starved sales people, there is an interesting stream of information to be garnered from Sweetspot that may not be so easy to garner from other tools. Tools

Images Sell and This Tool Will Create Images That Sell

Fill the Funnel

Compound this with the reality that many of us are not Photoshop wizards, or even own the tools to modify photos and graphics. What I realized after watching the demo video is that it also provides some amazing editing tools to modify your selected image that are just as simple to use. Some of the most innovative, creative tools development being done online is on the WordPress platform. Images help sell. No one will argue this point.

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What Your ‘A’ Players Want From You in 2014

SBI Growth

Additional suggestions to stress test your 2014 sales plan. Why Your ‘A’ Players are In High Demand in 2014. Companies are investing in growth for 2014. Social tools have given reps unprecedented access to answer the question “is the grass greener somewhere else?” A BPM is a tool that maps the decision making process of a single product, service of solution. They are the difference between making and missing the 2014 number.

2 Tools Every WordPress Owner Should Install

Fill the Funnel

Here are two tools that every WordPress website or blog should install immediately: WP ShieldMate : this simple and inexpensive plugin prevents someone that gains access to your ID and Password from logging in to your site as the Admin. A condition of engagement with any client requires that these two tools are installed. Original article: 2 Tools Every WordPress Owner Should Install ©2014 Fill the Funnel. You’ve been hacked.

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5 ideas that will impact your sales career

Sales 2.0

A couple of weeks ago I went to the 2014 version of Inbound with about 10,000 other people and was thrilled to not only attend David’s talk but get him to do an interview about his new book and his thoughts on social selling. Tools Sales Management This post is going to be biased. Sorry. I’m a big fan boy of David Meerman Scott dating back to his (in my opinion) classic book The New Rules of Marketing and PR. I read that book in 2008 and it rocked my world.

What are the best B2B lead sources to fill the top of your funnel?

Sales 2.0

Tools Looking at the big picture and figuring out where you should spend your time and money on lead generation is a tough task and one I’ve seen many companies skip. Skipping this thinking is not a good idea as you can easily sink hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars into an approach that was never going to work in the first place.

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Where can I get the best prospect list?

Sales 2.0

Tools Some sales people in my firm were discussing where they could get the best prospect lists. They are building out a new territory so they need people to contact. Some of the team were leaning towards a trial account with Hoovers. I jumped in to try and be helpful and told them I already had an Insideview account that they could use. They took me up on that offer and so far seem contented with Insideview. But did I really do them a favor? The answer is maybe or maybe not.

2 Ways to Dominate 2014 on Your Current Budget

SBI Growth

You see visions of making your 2013 and 2014 sales number. It’s possible you need to dip into your 2014 budget as well. However, if you execute, this budget reallocation will pay off in spades during 2014. At the end of the business case you should be able to say: “Yes, I can afford this project because of the ROI in 2014.”. You need to start thinking about 2014. What are you doing today to prepare for 2014?

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What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?


Today’s best-in-class sales organizations implement a variety of sales tools to impact their revenue. Announcing the Top 40 Sales Tools of 2014 - a multi-media guide that brings you up to speed on the best tools to increase sale productivity. See which tools we chose for: Contract Management and eSigning. Now is the time to take action and it just got a whole lot easier with the Top 40 Sales Tools of 2014 Guide.

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How Technology Has Changed Selling: New Tools, Old Rules

Fill the Funnel

Consider some of the changes that have occurred as a result of technology and tools: Prospect Research. New Tools: Instant availability of everything imaginable about each prospect. LinkedIn , InsideView , SalesLoft and many other sales tools are available for 24 hour monitoring of everything your customers and prospects are doing, and alerting you to these changes the moment they occur. New Tools: Getting a direct phone number and email is now only a speed bump at best.

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My Clients Made Me Do It-Web Tools For Everyone

Fill the Funnel

Web Tools have been good for my clients this year. I had a significant revelation occur about 2 months ago, triggered by one of my consulting clients when he asked me this question: “Why don’t you offer all of the your custom-built web tools and training you give to me as a part of our consulting agreement to the public?” Heat Map Magic -This is my favorite tool to introduce to my clients because the impact is so dramatic.

The Biggest 2013 HR Challenge for Sales is 2014

SBI Growth

This post includes one tool to think more strategically about a part of the business. 2014 and Beyond. It is to align the talent to where the market will be in 2014. The tool shown below shows a quick assessment of Return on Investment. Think about the future: What should your sales organization look like in 2014 and beyond? The SBI website abounds in insights and tools that can expand your relevance.