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How to Find a Deal That Will Close This Month

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For many sales and marketing teams, discovering an in-month deal requires a whole lot of luck. But we know in B2B, luck isn’t a scalable tactic. Traditional demand generation methods just aren’t cutting it anymore.

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How to Efficiently Distribute and Measure the Deployment of Sales Ready Content @Mediafly

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Carson Conant , Founder & CEO of Mediafly.

How to Take the Quickest Route to Hit Your Next Growth Goal

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Dave Sill, Head of Sales Enablement for DiscoverOrg. You can connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Will “Demo Automation” Work for Your B2B Sales Organization?

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As a Senior Director of Sales Consulting at Oracle, Tod and his team of Sales Engineers and Solution Consultants support the sales team in their division and are responsible for onsite and remote demos. Like a lot of presales leaders, he was in a resource crunch, being asked to more with less.

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Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Sales Tech Game Changers: @VanillaSoft – How to Dramatically Speed Up Sales Productivity

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Darryl Praill , CMO for VanillaSoft.

Effective Onboarding: The Key to Engaging and Retaining Top Sales Talent

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We tend to think of onboarding as a one-time event as new sales reps are hired. Laptop? Check. Employee handbook? Check. Meetings and assignments? Check. eLearning modules? Check. Product training? Check.

Sales Reps Love Their CRM!

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Sales reps love their CRM. They love spending hours entering information about the email activity they’ve had with customers, meetings held, proposals delivered, and especially updating their forecast. In fact, who doesn’t love a good forecast session with their sales manager?

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SalesTech Video Review: @ModusEngagement

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Enable your salespeople to differentiate themselves from the competition. Instead of run-of-the-mill PowerPoint presentations, engage the prospect with 3D product demonstrations and stimulate their imagination. Visit Modus. Video Reviews

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What Is Sales Enablement and Why Should I Care?

Sales enablement is not really a new concept; it has been around for over 10 years. However, understanding the full application of sales enablement is a very different thing.

Sales Tech Game Changers: @modusengagement – How to Save Sales Reps Time and Help Them Make Better Sales Presentations

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Orrin Broberg , President & CEO of Modus Engagement.

How to Generate Larger Deals and Shortened Sales Cycles

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview John Raguin , CMO of Seismic.

Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Increase Your Sales Forecast

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Jon Kondo , Co-Founder & CEO of OpsPanda.

Sales Tech Game Changers: Accelerating Time to Quota

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Clive Armitage , CEO of Agent3.

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Personalization: The Modern Buyer’s Prerogative

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The line between consumer buying behavior and business buying behavior isn’t blurred. It’s now nonexistent. Consumer-oriented companies such as Amazon and Airbnb have set a high bar for more informed, highly-personalized buying experiences.

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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.

3 Ways to Shorten Onboarding Time for New Sales Reps

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As a sales leader, onboarding new hires quickly should be a top priority. When your sales ramp rate is poor, it’s a huge drain on resources that can prevent you from hitting annual targets. It costs your company time and money that it could put toward new hires and increased sales.

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Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Convert Prospects Into Customers Faster

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Jill Carpenter , VP of Marketing for Cirrus Insight.

4 Powerful Methods to Keep Opportunities from Stalling

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The ultimate, and most desirable goal of any sales conversation with a prospect is for it to result in unbridled enthusiasm for taking the next step. You know the feeling.

The Era of Modern Learning Has Arrived

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At the 2018 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, competitive eater Joey Chestnut set a new world record by downing 74 hot dogs in just 10 minutes. Okay,” you say. But what does Joey Chestnut have to do with sales learning?”. Simple.

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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 an how to add it throughout the sales process!

Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Improve Sales Enablement & Readiness

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Brendan Cournoyer, VP of Marketing for Brainshark. Connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

3 Common (but Fixable) Ways Your Sales Enablement Can Fail @brencournoyer

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A dozen years ago, if you asked the average sales leader about their sales enablement strategy, the likely response would’ve been, “Huh?”.

If Data is Not in Your CRM, Does It Exist?

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The Sales Signals We’re Ignoring Could Be Worth Millions. We’ve all heard the line, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

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What is Conversational AI and How Can It Help Businesses Succeed

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The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Connectivity, data, and processing power have come together to make disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence possible.

Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.

How to Get Accurate B2B Data to Build Sales Pipeline and Grow Your Business

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Derek Slayton , Global Leader & GM of Sales & Marketing Solutions of Dun & Bradstreet.

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Use Continuous Forecasting to Improve Your Chances of Hitting Targets

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Forecasting is an evidence-based process that weights all the available evidence. The role of the forecast is to show what is probable and realistic, and it should confirm that set targets are achievable.

2018 SalesTech Landscape

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A year ago today, we published the industry’s first comprehensive SalesTech landscape infographic featuring over 400+ SalesTech solutions. Fast forward to today and that number has increased by 25% to over 500 discreet sales solutions, crazy right?

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Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Align the Sales Organization to Strategic Corporate Initiatives

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Chris Tratar , VP of Product of SAVO.

Salesforce Formulas for the Everyday Admin

Speaker: Steve Molis, Salesforce MVP

Steve Molis has put together a collection of universal formula tips and tricks, along with several of his personal favorites, so that you can get the benefit of a wealth of information without having to trawl through everybody else’s Salesforce problems.

#B2BMX Recap: What Every B2B Marketer Should Focus on in 2018

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I’ve been to many conferences over the years, but lately they’ve been centered around Sales.

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How to Focus on your Bread and Butter: Achieving Work-Life Balance with Technology

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The Daily Conundrum. If you’re like most sales professionals working in today’s hyper-connected, always-on environment, you struggle on a daily basis to meet your goals. The concept of work-life balance is a dated one as we continue to raise the bar on performance and financial expectations.

Top 10 Reasons Your Prospects Don’t Make Optimal Choices

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If your prospects are so smart, why don’t they always make optimal choices? There are many books on the subject of “choice.” ” One of my favorites is The Paradox of Choice, Why More is Less, by Barry Schwartz.

Speed-to-Lead is a Critical Need

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Speed-to-lead. It’s an expression we use often here at VanillaSoft. If you’re not familiar with the definition, it refers to how quickly you respond to a new lead entering your system.

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The Best Learning Methodologies for Developing Elite Sales Leaders

Speaker: Steven Rosen MBA, Author, Executive Coach, Speaker and Top 50 Sales Influencer

It is well recognised that the frontline sales managers are the key to driving performance in sales organizations. If you had to choose between investing in sales manager training vs sales rep training what would you do?

Three Proven Ways to Increase the Value of Your Sales Content

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If you’re a reader of Smart Selling Tools, chances are you understand the inherent value in equipping sellers with the materials they need to engage buyers. But what is that value, exactly? We at Seismic recently partnered with research firm Demand Metric to find out.

Sales Tech Game Changers: Why You Should Incorporate Customer Advocacy in Your Sales Cycle

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Ian Levine , Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of RO Innovation.

Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Get Contracts Signed 21x Faster

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In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Chris Heinrich , VP of Enterprise Sales for Adobe Sign.

How B2B Sales Benefits from Prescriptive Analytics

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In today’s big data business world, sales reps often find themselves drowning in sales data and reports, rather than data improving their efficiency and effectiveness in selling.

Your Next Sales Coach is a Machine

Speaker: Matt McDarby & Dan Smaida, Managing Directors, Specialized Sales Systems

World-class sales managers have long used creative means to solve for time and distance. In this webinar, you’ll learn how modern sales managers are using new technology plus old-school sales management to develop their people without burning out.