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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 – 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 – 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 – 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

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

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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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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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

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 - 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!

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.

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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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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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

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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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 - 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.

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 – 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 – 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.

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.

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

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

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

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 Playbook by Lessonl

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

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 Managers - Week 3

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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.

2 Big Reasons for Abandoned Sales Opportunities

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We walk away from sales opportunities every day - abandoned sales opportunities. You do it, I do it, and a few of us have the discipline to identify why our deal didn’t come to closure. Sales Tips B2B boost sales

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook, to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

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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Can You Fix Your Sales Hiring Mistakes?

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Sales leaders tell us they have a good percentage of reps who are not pulling their weight. Not only are some of their reps not making quota, but they are not working hard. It seems in many cases that they have unmotivated (or de-motivated) reps

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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

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.

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

Support Your Sales Success by What You Say to Yourself and Others

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It’s strange to think that the talk you have going on in your head can and will affect your success in any endeavor – but it’s true. accountability sales strategy

The Story of Sales - the Admirable Profession of Sales

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Have you seen the new documentary called The Story of Sales? It is now viewable through the Salesforce website , who funded the project. There are also some upcoming viewings in cities around the country. I know firsthand how dedicated the interviewers, producer, director and everyone involved in the production were. Ask Lori profession of sales

Wait 30 Minutes to Follow Up with Inbound Leads – and Other New Findings

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I love good data. Good data in professional sales means that there is a big enough sample group (thousands, not hundreds) and from diverse industries (not just SaaS which is much more tech savvy). I also love innovation and updating what used to work with what works better. Sales Skills grow revenue boost sales

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!