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New Quarter and New Goals

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At the start of another new quarter, there are always those hopes and dreams for a big outcome in a few short months

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Friday Five – Boost Activity and Sales

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It is that time of year where you and your sellers are going to be more distracted with that upcoming vacation, parents / friends / other family visiting, and other benefits of the summer season. sales leadership sales goals grow revenue

Friday Five - Cold Calling Dead or Alive

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Let’s get some sales activity going! How great will you feel when you connect with the right buyers and have a strong conversation today? Here are a few great resources we like. Cold Calling Tips from Gong’s research – 17 Proven Techniques. 21 Cold Calling Secrets From the Sales Masters.

Holiday Gift Season – Top 10 Ideas for Prospects Clients and Partners

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It is the time of year we traditionally think of a way of thanking a customer or referral partner, and we toy with whether to send a prospect some sort of a gift. holiday gifts for clients profession of sales

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.

Friday Five – Getting Your Buyers Attention

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We all have buyers and future buyers who stop replying to us – for a myriad of reasons. Some of the biggest reasons are: They just don’t see enough value to spend time communicating. Sales Skills grow revenue profession of sales

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Friday Five – Ways to Shorten Your Sales Cycle

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We know of eleven factors that historically have shortened sales cycles, based on research done by Objective Management Group. Here are a few to think about: sales process sales strategy complex sales

Have Your Best Sales Quarter Ever - through Focus

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Now is the time of year where distractions happen. It is easy to blame others for your lack of success - but in sales, it always comes down to how well you perform regardless of the obstacles. To do well this quarter, you need one thing more than anything else - focus. Focus on your sales goals.

How to Make a Sales Contest Effective

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We just kicked off our Summer Sales Challenge concept and figure that you’d like to know more about HOW to do it now that you understand the why of doing it. Since we don’t believe in “silver bullets” –. Sales Ideas & Skills Sales Productivity grow revenue

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Prioritize Sales Coaching - Rev It Up

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Last week, an amazing group of sales leaders gathered to hone their craft and find an idea or two to grow revenues. This was an annual event put on by Women Sales Pros , and sponsored by Drift , Allego , and VanillaSoft.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Friday Five – When Prospective Buyers Disappear

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You know what happens – great conversation with a future customer of yours, and then the conversation goes silent. Radio Silent. They don’t return your calls or emails – even if you had multiple interactions. What to do? Sales Tips sales strategy sales coaching

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Summer Sales Challenge Grow Revenues

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Depending on when you are reading this, the Score More Sales Summer Sales Challenge is about to begin or it has begun already. No matter, you can get in on it at any point, although the sooner the better. sales leadership grow revenue

Friday Five - Desire and Commitment - Week 2

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Here are 3 tips, 1 quote, and 1 resource to end your week. Hiring tip #1: Does your sales rep / BDR / SDR candidate have the DESIRE & the COMMITMENT necessary to succeed? Hiring tip #2 : Is your sales rep / BDR / SDR candidate TRAINABLE & COACHABLE - they are not the same!

The Future of Your Sales Role Questionnaire

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There is a lot of talk about artificial intelligence taking over many sales positions soon. Do you feel like your job might be one of them? Here is a quick questionnaire to help you know if it is or not: sales strategy profession of sales

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.

Friday Five - Better Time Management for Sellers

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We all have the same number of hours in a week – 168, yet some of us get more done than others. Here is a quick look at how to be more productive – share your ideas with us on LinkedIn or Twitter. Sales Productivity profession of sales time management

If the Whole Company Supported Revenue Generation

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If the whole, entire company supported revenue generation, how strong would your customer care or customer service team be? Would nothing ever slip through the cracks? If everyone supported revenue generation, how easily could we detect a disgruntled customer about to leave us?

Friday Five - Professional Development

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Resource #1. Modern Sales Pros virtual Google group and in-person meetings. They are totally focused on peer knowledge sharing and whether virtual or in-person, you’ll learn from them. Professional Development

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Friday Five - Hiring for Sales Roles

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Here are 3 tips, 1 quote, and 1 resource to end your week. Hiring tip #1: If you are looking to hire more women on your sales team, hold an event at your offices quarterly (or twice a year) and get the Women Sales Pros guide on how to do it to widen your recruitment pipeline.

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.

2019 Workforce Disruption Prediction - Hiring Non-tech Roles in Tech

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A couple weeks ago, Glassdoor published their 5 Workforce Disruptions to Watch for in 2019 and Beyond.

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Friday Five - Will to Manage Sales

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Do you have these five components as a sales manager? It takes much more to be successful, however these five areas make up what Objective Management Group calls the Will to Manage Sales. sales coaching sales leadership

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Friday Five – Women in History Month

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The B2B sales world lacks women in sales and sales leadership. Men and women in sales leadership and company leadership can help move the needle to solve this long term issue. 1) Resource: Gartner’s Why Sales Must Hire More Women. sales leadership Innovation & Inspiration

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What to Call Women in the Business Workplace

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I have spent an entire career in sales since my early 20’s being called a guy. Filling out forms that said “Salesman Number”. Being invited to sales incentive and award events at cigar bars. sales leadership B2B

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!

Friday Five – Ready for 2019? - Week 4

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It is hard to believe that the new year is about to look right at us. Some in sales roles are pleased they hit quota this year and others (more than 57%) presumably did NOT make quota this year. No matter which camp you are in, January 1 brings a new quarter for all and a new year for most.

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Friday Five - Attitude for Success

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Positive and negative information is handled in different parts of our brains. Anything with a negative emotion tends to involve more thinking and this information is processed more heavily in our brain than positives. boost sales accountability

World Series MVP Has Lessons for Sales

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Years ago, our company name was intentionally changed to Score More Sales because of the great analogies between professional, collegiate, Olympic sports and professional selling. sales leadership profession of sales

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Friday Five – Sales Resources You Can Use - Week 5

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RESOURCE #1. Max Altshuler and Sales Hacker’s Ten Most Important Sales Trends that Will Define 2019 (and Predictions). RESOURCE #2. Sales Development Resources: The updated Tenbound blog , with webinars, nearly 100 podcasts, and more. Get an overview of all the resources in a video by David Dulany.

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.

Friday Five - Sales Managers - Week 3

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Friday Five - End the Quarter in a Big Way

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It may be too late for many with longer sales cycles, but if you do have business to bring to closure before the end of the quarter, these ideas might help. Sales Skills grow revenue sales coaching

The Power of Resilience and Persistence in Selling

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I never thought I’d see Tiger Woods win another Masters tournament. That just happened. Sales Skills sales goals Professional Development

Three Ways to Build Your Brand as a Leader

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Next week I’m hosting a conference in Boston called Rev it Up – Sales Leader Summit. Our opening keynote will be best-selling author Dorie Clark speaking about building your brand as a sales leader.

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.

SaaS Sales Reps Are Bad At Explaining

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When you are in professional, B2B sales and go to a lot of business conferences you see a lot of trade show booths and marketing tables. These tables and booths typically have large monitors or big screen displays with whatever SaaS sales tool that booth is promoting. Sales Skills B2B

Review of The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need by Anthony Iannarino

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Anthony Iannarino is a very disciplined guy. For five years he woke up at 5AM every day (maybe 7AM on weekends) and wrote, which is why he has such a large body of work on his blog, The Sales Blog. I am quick to recommend it to sales reps and leaders who want to learn and grow.

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3 Things I Did at Dreamforce 16

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Dreamforce 16 was my 10th – yes 10th -including the first one way back in 2003. Dreamforce is the top Cloud-Computing Conference, a giant hug-fest for all Salesforce.com and the place to meet up with as many people as possible all rolled up into one crazy week. B2B sales strategy

Alone We Are One Drop Together We Are An Ocean

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There is no doubt I have been blessed with great friends and colleagues in the world of B2B professional sales and sales leadership. Recently 41 of what some would say are my “competitors” and I got together in Boston for three amazing sales events. B2B sales strategy

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.