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5 Commonly Overlooked Sales Tools

Anthony Cole Training

In a business world filled with an abundance of technologically advanced CRM tools, there are 5 tools that salespeople must use and sales managers must implement throughout their day-to-day activities and agendas, in order to be successful.

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Asking “Is It Over?” Can Lead to Greater Sales Success

Anthony Cole Training

Part of being a highly successful and effective salesperson is having the ability to walk away from an opportunity. After numerous attempts to contact a prospect and close a deal, there will be a time when you as a professional must determine when and how to call it quits.

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Success is Not a Resolution but a Revolution!

Anthony Cole Training

Sales success starts with a resolution, but finishes with a revolution. time management habits for success sales metrics sales attitude Selling Attitude

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Stop Accepting "Think It Over (TIO)"

Anthony Cole Training

Facing stalls and objections throughout the sales process is a common occurrence for many salespeople. What we find is that, often, it is due to ineffective qualifying and not asking for the prospects commitment to take action prior to presenting a solution.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

The 19 Keys to Selling Success

Anthony Cole Training

2018 was a great year here at ACTG and we are excited to wish you a Happy 2019! However, the new year can be a bit overwhelming, don't you think? Selling Success 19 keys to selling success reaching sales goals setting goals setting sales goals sales advice goal setting

It's the Little Things in Selling

Anthony Cole Training

Selling is a 'slight edge business' that is driven by one more phone call, one more prospecting effort, one more cold email outreach, one more social media push, and one more effort to build a new relationship and land a new client.

How Do I Motivate My Salespeople?

Anthony Cole Training

Ineffective motivation of the sales team is not uncommon and it is the subject of one of the more frequent questions people ask me: “Tony, how do I keep my salespeople motivated?” My first response is normally a question in return: “Do you know what motivates your people ?”.

Bringing Clarity to Ambiguous Conversations

Anthony Cole Training

In selling, properly qualifying a prospective buyer is crucial in order to move an opportunity through the pipeline and ultimately close in your favor.

The Two Truths and a Lie of Prospecting

Anthony Cole Training

Prospecting for salespeople is often a struggle due to varying factors including their ability to stay committed to the process and overcome rejection. salespeople Prospecting commitment overcoming rejection sales management introductions networking Cold Calling

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Sell Better, Sell Faster, Sell Smarter

Anthony Cole Training

When a company first starts out, there probably isn’t much of a sales process, or team, in place. The one or two advisors target prospects, introduce them to the company, and close deals according to their own preferred methods.

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The Art of Asking Great Questions

Anthony Cole Training

Watch Sales Guy Unplugged: Are Your Sales Questions Courageous Enough? create & convert leads sales leads how to improve sales things to do for sales success

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9 Strengths of Consultative Sellers

Anthony Cole Training

“It’s not you, it’s me!” I love that scene from Seinfeld

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Motivating Sales People: What Does it Take?

Anthony Cole Training

Frequently I am asked the following question: “How do I keep my salespeople motivated to sell?”. sales motivation motivating sales people Motivating building sales team sales advice

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.

Motivating Prospects to Take Action

Anthony Cole Training

Another day, another great resource available from us here at Anthony Cole Training Group. sales motivation motivation action sales plans how to prospect prospect communication sales prospects Prospecting

What Makes a Champion Salesperson?

Anthony Cole Training

Welcome to our first audio blog here at ACTG! In today's episode, we talk about and explain the traits of what makes a champion salesperson. sales advice sales characteristics sales champion coaching salespeople sales activities for success coachability

How to Find and Cultivate Prospects That Fit Your Business

Anthony Cole Training

Today, our customers are bombarded with sales, marketing, and advertising pitches from companies all hoping to win their business. They’re overwhelmed, or, in most cases, they simply tune us out.

FinTech or PeopleTech?

Anthony Cole Training

I drive a Ford Explorer. Most of the people that ride with me, except my friend Jerry Barron, think I’m a good driver. Not only do I drive well, but I know my vehicle, how to maintain it and how to make adjustments to my driving and the vehicle when necessary.

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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.

Being a Great Steward for Your Clients

Anthony Cole Training

Today's blog turned vlog comes to you from our very own Walt Gerano, as he discusses the importance of being a great steward for your clients, and how these tactics will help you grow your business and relationships.

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What is the Most Powerful Management Question Ever?

Anthony Cole Training

While driving into work earlier this year, I heard an incredibly powerful performance question while listening to the Dan LeBetard with Stugatz ESPN radio show. An ardent Michigan State Football beat writer asked this question during the Big 10 media day.

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5 Really Important Sales Concepts - Today's Lesson - Be Unique

Anthony Cole Training

In our sales training classes, we spend a great deal of time on the appropriate "attitude" required to be successful in selling. With the right attitude, you can count on consistently executing the required conduct and sales techniques to be successful.

The Getting Introduced Methodology

Anthony Cole Training

From our 5 Keys to Coaching series: sales advice sales skill sales growth and inspiration effective sales coaching

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.

Go for the “No” Early in the Sales Process

Anthony Cole Training

There are multiple keys to successful selling. In a blog from last July, I discuss 5 very important activities that drive sales success! Any discussion about successful selling has to include your productivity and effectiveness as well as closing more business.

"I Could Sell More if Only I Could __"

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I've got a fill in the blank for you. self management how to hit goals in sales sales productivity solving sales issues

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Your Future Self Cannot Be Trusted! 

Anthony Cole Training

Today, I want to talk to you about time management vs self management. Now, here's one thing we know about time, it manages itself very, very well.

What Does It Take To Be A GREAT Sales Coach?

Anthony Cole Training

Email jeni@anthonycoletraining.com to request a sample of the Coaching Findings form from the Objective Management Group’s Sales Effectiveness and Impact Analysis. Sales Growth Effective Coaching sales managed environment

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.

What are the 5 Keys to Coaching?

Anthony Cole Training

Coaching salespeople is hard work and it helps to have a consistent and effective process to help keep you on course. As a sales coach, there are five critical steps that you must know and execute in order to get the best effort and results out of your salespeople.

Increasing Lead Generation to Opportunity Ratio -  Several Steps Required!

Anthony Cole Training

We’ve been doing a fair amount of research into lead generation through our primary source, Hubspot. We’ve had a long business relationship with them because they provide a great platform for all things that are digital marketing and associated data.

Why Great Salespeople Are Like Curious Children

Anthony Cole Training

Child: "Can I have ice cream for dinner?". Qualifying skills asking the right questions

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11 Sales Lessons: What I Learned During My Summer Vacations (Part 1)

Anthony Cole Training

In June, I went on a 7-day fishing trip to Lake McCrae Ontario, Canada with 3 friends of mine. 2 weeks later, Linda and I spent 5 days in Falmouth, Massachusetts and 2 days in Boston. sales lessons successful selling

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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!

What’s Your Funniest Sales Story Ever?

Anthony Cole Training

I'm heading to a sales training session about 12 years ago. It's a client in downtown Cincinnati and I've been working with them for two years. They know me as a high energy, enthusiastic and entertaining sales trainer.

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7 More Sales Core Competencies

Anthony Cole Training

In 2008, I posted two blogs covering 14 of the 21 core competencies identified by the Objective Management Group Sales Person Assessment.

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G2- Two Requirements to Close the Sales Opportunity Gap

Anthony Cole Training

There is a sales production target out there – somewhere. It’s different for every person and every organization but it’s out there. And for every person and every organization there is the actual sales production result that is being achieved today. That is the Sales Opportunity Gap.

How Sales Enablement Can Streamline Sales Training

Anthony Cole Training

In the fast-paced, ever-changing field of sales, it’s no wonder why systematic, repeatable training is important to keep sales reps up-to-date. Since sales reps often need to learn and adapt to the latest sales process, methodology, and messaging, offering timely training is a must.

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.