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Transforming Sales: Buyers are Telling us What They Expect and That Will Continue

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Transforming Sales: Buyers are Telling us What They Expect and That Will Continue. In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can transform sales in a significant way. This week I interview Melody Astley , VP of Sales for Finlistics Solutions.

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Three Ways Digital Transformation Trends Apply to Sales & Marketing Behavior

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Three Ways Digital Transformation Trends Apply to Sales & Marketing Behavior. If you asked 10 different business leaders to describe how digital transformation applies to their business, you would probably get 10 different responses.

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Beyond CRM Podcast: Working Within a Rep’s Daily Workflow

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Beyond CRM Podcast: Working Within a Rep’s Daily Workflow. Today’s episode is with Ryan Niemann who joined Cirrus Insight as it’s CEO in late 2018. Email plays an important role for salespeople. It’s the central dashboard for daily communications both internally and externally.

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The Top Sales Tools of 2019 Guide

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The Top Sales Tools of 2019 Guide. It was way back in 2010 when I published the first Guide to Sales Tools. The 100 page guide, the first exhaustive list of sales technologies to be published, included just 53 solutions.

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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.

SalesTech Video Review: RO Innovation

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SalesTech Video Review: RO Innovation. RO Innovation offers a suite of sales solutions that work together to enable sales teams for success – even your channel teams.With RO, you get reference management, content management, sales enablement, and channel enablement.

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7 Forces for Driving Transformation in Sales

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7 Forces for Driving Transformation in Sales. Buyers today are experiencing information overload. Emails. Tweets. Posts. Phone Calls. Around the clock, they come across countless posts on social media. They see ads targeted to them everywhere they go online.

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How to build a Revenue Stack with the right SalesTech: with Nancy Nardin

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How to Build a Revenue Stack with the Right SalesTech: with Nancy Nardin. This week, David, Anand and Chitra Iyer are joined by Nancy Nardin, creator of the Nancy Nardin Salestech Landscape, to talk about all things Salestech.

How to Stop Fighting the Monster of Sales Technology Complexity

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How to Stop Fighting the Monster of Sales Technology Complexity. Here’s the scenario. You’re on a ship in a vast sea. Somewhere out there on the horizon is a land of opportunity, solid ground on which to build a beautiful, sun-soaked empire–if you can get to it.

SalesTech Video Review: Bigtincan

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SalesTech Video Review: Bigtincan. Bigtincan is a Sales and learning platform that enables onboarding & training, coaching, call preparation, customer engagement & follow-up. It delivers a beautiful command center with quick access to content as well as learning material.

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How to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

3 Priorities of Focus For Sales Transformation

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3 Priorities of Focus For Sales Transformation. In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can transform sales in a significant way. This week I interview Dharmesh Singh , Founder and CEO of fullcast.io.

How Technology Will Change the Way Salespeople Sell in 2019

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I bought a robot vacuum cleaner. I know, I’m a little late to the party. They’ve been around for a long time after all. Even so, I was reluctant. I work from home and leave the door open for the fresh air (and dirt) to come in. I have indoor dogs.

How Salespeople Can Better Prioritize Using Purchase Intent Data

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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 Steinert , CMO of TechTarget.

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5 Pain Points of Sales Reps Solved With Automation

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While working on the real thing, you cannot rely on a haphazard collection of outdated notes and a motley crew of tools to keep track of what you are doing. Unfortunately, for some sales reps, digging through notes in the way real miners do, became daily routine.

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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.

Sales Tech Game Changers: @Timetrade – How to Improve Engagement & Speed Business 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 Lauren Mead , CMO of Timetrade.

We Need Waze for Sales!

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We Need Waze for Sales! Where would a business be without goals? Particularly without sales goals? It goes without saying that businesses realize their potential and promise by setting goals across all functions of the organization.

Why Profitability Matters When Creating, Maintaining, and Renewing Customer Prices

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Customer-Specific Prices: The Silent Source of Margin Leakage.

Seeing Through the Hype: Making Sense of Sales Enablement Technology

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If you’re like a lot of busy Sales Executives, you’ve likely noticed there are a lot of fantastic podcasts popping up. I recently had the pleasure of being the guest on the Sales Enablement Radio podcast hosted by the Brevet Group.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Top Sales Tools of the Year Awards

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Our last blog post of the year is a gift to all of you who are looking for sales tools for 2019. It’s our annual Top Sales Tools of the Year Guide – Final Cut, nicely packaged into a shiny guide for you to unwrap.

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3 Ways to Retain Top Talent with Sales Readiness

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3 Ways to Retain Top Talent with Sales Readiness. Finding the right sales talent isn’t easy – but even when you hire the perfect candidate, keeping them for the long-term can be a whole different challenge.

Cirrus Insight Announces Sean Piket as VP of Revenue

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Cirrus Insight Announces Sean Piket as VP of Revenue. Cirrus Insight is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Piket as Vice President of Revenue.

Are you Making This $500 Million Mistake?

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Seven years. A thousand employees. Hundreds of consultants. 500 million. And one announcement that ended the whole thing. Lidl, a German grocery chain with locations all over the world including 10,000 in Europe, 80 in the U.S., and plans to expand to another 500+ U.S.

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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.

The Top Marketing Tools Guide of 2018

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Last week I was in my favorite city – Boston – for the ever popular MarTech East event. If you weren’t there, you missed great sessions like: Building (and finding) a Marketing Technology Team. Solving Human Problems: A Case for MarTech – Design Thinking.

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How to Accelerate Sales by Driving Agreement in the Buying Group

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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.

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See the Way to Win with Key Accounts

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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 Mark Kopcha , Founder & CEO of Revegy.

5 Selling Lessons From the Saddle

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On the 8th September 2018 I sat on the start line for a totally awesome, yet challenging, adventure. Riding the length of the UK from Lands End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland.

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.

Time to Get Your Data and Tech Stack in Shape for 2019

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Time to Get Your Data & Tech Stack in Shape for 2019. As you plan your sales and marketing strategies for next year, have you assessed the state of your data and technology stack? B2B companies are in planning mode this time of year.

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SalesTech Video Review: Chorus.ai

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SalesTech Video Review: Chorus.ai. Chorus is a conversation intelligence platform which records, transcribes, and leverages AI to analyze sales conversations in real time.

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The Hidden Cost of Being Helpful

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“Teamwork makes the dream work!” It’s common rally cry from managers, encouraging team members to work together and contribute to each other’s success. Generally, collaboration is a good thing.

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Sales Automation: The Ultimate Guide

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Sales Automation: The Ultimate Guide. With all the advances in sales automation, and it’s smart use, there’s never been a better time to work in sales. Smart sales automation may just be the answer to most of your selling woes.

Legendary Presentations: eLearning, Sales Collateral, and Defeating Death-by-PowerPoint

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director, BrightCarbon

Presentations have a well-earned reputation for being terrible snooze-fests full of boring bullets and Death by PowerPoint. What you (and your learners) want is dynamic, visual, interactive content that’s compelling and memorable. That’s the kind of content that engages learners, and develops lasting behavior change. In this session, you’ll see how you can do all of that using only PowerPoint - and once that’s finished, we’ll look at how you can take this engaging eLearning content and easily repurpose it to create sales collateral for your teams to use with clients.

Dreamforce 2018 Wrap-Up Report: Take-Aways from the #DF18 Expo Floor

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What a week! When it comes to this year’s Dreamforce, It most certainly did not disappoint. As crazy as it always is, it remains one of the best events of the year to attend if you’re looking for inspiration, knowledge, and networking.

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10 Lessons From 1 Million Cold Calls

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10 Lessons From 1 Million Cold Calls. WHEN: THURSDAY, 5/9 AT 11AM PT. We analyzed over 1M cold calls using Conversation Intelligence technology and spoke with several sales “masters,” including Smart Selling Tools Founder and Sales Expert Nancy Nardin about how to run impactful cold calls.

How AI is Poised to Transform Sales @AvisoInc

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How AI is Poised to Transform Sales. In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can transform sales in a significant way. This week I interview Tom Victory , VP of Marketing at Aviso.

How Hino Trucks Delivers the Best Experience for Their Dealer Network & Customers

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How Hino Trucks Delivers the Best Experience for Their Dealer Network & Customers. Hino Trucks, a Toyota Company, is a commercial truck manufacturer that sells and distributes trucks throughout the world.

Customer-Centric Websites: Successful Strategies to Engage B2B Buyers

Speaker: Kellie de Leon, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, The Mx Group

Chances are, you’re under the gun to convert more leads from your website. To increase conversion, your site needs high-quality content, user-friendly navigation paths, and calls to action that appeal to your target customers. But how do you go about this? And wouldn’t it be great to see some real-world examples from B2B companies that are doing it successfully? Kellie de Leon, VP of marketing and strategy at B2B agency The Mx Group, works with marketers every day to help them create and execute customer-centric strategies and content that increase web engagement and conversion. In this webinar, she'll discuss how to make your website more customer-centric.