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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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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.

An Inside Look Into Sales Development Practices in 2018

A peek into the experience and learning of a sales development representative for a first-hand understanding. An organization can benefit from these insights and improvise the working of the sales team accordingly for the new market.

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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Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Exceed Revenue and Profit Projections

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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 Jared Aho , Sr. Director of Product & Corporate Marketing for Zilliant.

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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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.

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.

#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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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 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.

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 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.

AI: The Answer to the Ongoing Sales Content Dilemma

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Do your sales people have what it takes to be successful in educating, engaging with, and selling to your customers?

How to Engage Prospects to Identify True Interest

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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 Erroin Martin , VP of Sales for Conversica.

26 SalesTech Leaders Answer the Most Important Question: “WHY”

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Sales tech decision makers suffer from information overload and have to wade through a lot of marketing hype. It doesn’t take long for decision fatigue to kick in. That’s why we publish helpful and free resources—to reduce those frustrations and cut through all the noise.

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.

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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.

Why Every Sales Leader Needs to Adopt a Continuous Planning Approach

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Happy New Year! The start of a new year means a lot of different things to people, for some it’s the time to exercise more, eat healthier, read more, text less, and be happier. For sales teams, it’s both a time of endings as well as beginnings.

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.

Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Develop Your Sales Team into Top Performers

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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 Brad Layman , VP of Sales for KZO Innovations.

What Causes a Disconnect Between Salespeople and Sales Tools?

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There’s so much talk about Salespeople refusing to use sales tools. I’ve heard people reason that salespeople are lazy, that they aren’t tech savvy, that they’re stubborn. Those things may or may not be true for your sellers.

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Maximizing Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training. Still, many sales leaders report low ROIs from their sales training initiatives. So how can you ensure that your investment in sales training is producing excellent results? Join us for this complimentary webinar as Ray Makela, CEO at the Sales Readiness Group, discusses five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

Sales Tech Simplified: How to Measure and Improve Sales Proficiency at Scale

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In this series, we ask tech executives to describe the why and how of their solution. We call it Sales Tech Simplified. This week I interview Steve Preston , CMO at Qstream. Nancy: Why does the industry need your solution?

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Creating Emotional Connections With Customers Through Video

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Today’s buyer’s journey is very different. Instead of a serial progression from marketing to sales, buyers interact with both marketing and sales throughout the buyer’s journey. We see this with the advent of of social selling as well as the proliferation of digital content.

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The 5 Must-Attend Sessions at #B2BMX Feb 19-21

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This will be my second year of attendance at the B2BMX event , organized by DemandGen Report. The event is a not to be missed if you’re in Marketing, but it’s increasingly become a must-attend event for those responsible for Sales Enablement as well. The reason is not shocking.

Just Out! Our Top 20 Sales Tech Vendors to Follow at Dreamforce #DF17

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Dreamforce 2017 is just around the corner. Nov.6-9 in gorgeous San Francisco. I’ve got my ticket [the event SOLD OUT weeks ago] and soon will be packing my bags with flat-heeled shoes and comfy clothes.

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Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.” In this webinar, corporate learning expert, Joe DiDonato, shares how his teams solved these problems, as well as how new educational technology (EdTech) is changing the sales landscape for all of us. He will also tell you what he shared with the Venture Capitalist community on how to pick which EdTech technologies will likely succeed based on educational research. Joe is an engaging storyteller that uses easy-to-understand language, who promises to share what methods succeeded and which methods failed over his long career.

Real Time Customer Intelligence – The Key to Getting Heard. by @CliveArmitage

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For Account Based Sellers (ABS) and Account Based Marketers (ABM) the amount of irrelevant, vacuous content being created by businesses presents a huge opportunity to get noticed.

Think You Know Your Prospects? 3 Steps to Closing Business With the Right Decision-Maker

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2018 is poised to be a particularly busy year for people looking to start new jobs. With the unemployment rate at a 17-year low, and companies planning to accelerate hiring plans, opportunities for career growth and advancement will be bountiful.

The Top Sales Tools of the Year – The Final Cut

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Just in time to get ready for a record-breaking 2018! The Top Sales Tools of 2017 Guide: Final Cut is where you’ll find the best sales tech for growing revenue. You’ll find detailed information on top selling tools for: Account-Based Selling. Closing Deals.

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How Finding the Common Revenue Thread Simplifies Executive Decision Making

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Oh, year-end analysis. How I love thee and hate thee. Let me count the ways…. This is the time of year when executives become hyper-sensitive to numbers and are asking a flurry of questions. What revenue will we close the year with? What was our ROI on that new tech investment?

From Sales Enablement to Sales Performance: Moving the Needle on the Metrics That Matter

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Vice President, Sales Transformation Services, Fast Lane Digital

More than 8 analyst firms, the Association for Talent Development, and the Sales Enablement Society have all defined “sales enablement” – each slightly differently. In hundreds of organizations, the sales enablement function is run differently, with a different focus, responsibilities, and initiatives. To make matters worse, according to a 2017 study by CSO Insights, “Sales enablement is a growing trend, but sales performance is not improving. Clearly, something is missing.” What’s missing is a clear focus on driving measurable improvement in sales performance and the expertise required to truly move the needle on the metrics that matter. Want to step up, separate yourself from the pack, and maximize your company’s investment in Sales Enablement? Then join sales transformation expert Mike Kunkle for this webinar (where your questions are welcomed and expected!)

The Most Important Sales Metrics You’re Not Tracking @DeidreWM

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The Sales analytics category has exploded in recent years, both in number and diversity. A recent industry round-up listed 50+ providers, and the list continues to grow.

Who Would You Draft in Your Fantasy Sales League?

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With this week’s announcement of a professional league for Esports , it’s time to recognize what great salespeople have known all along. Sales is a sport. Think about it. We love to watch others optimize a process to achieve a goal, whether physical or mental.

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SalesTech Video Review: @CallidusCloud CPQ

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CallidusCloud CPQ offers AI powered guided selling that enhances cross-sell and up-sell recommendations, can create a quote with ten’s of thousands of lines in just a few minutes, gives you quick access to margin health and can help reps generate beautiful proposals in minutes.

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Enable Your Sellers to Enable Your Buyers @petermollins

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Your prospects want to succeed as much as you do. And they want to boost their companies — and hopefully their own careers — in the process. So, if your offer will help them succeed, why wouldn’t they call you back immediately and sign now? If something’s good for you, surely you should want it!

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How Video Learning Is Transforming Skill Mastery in Sales

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO, About-Face Development

Video learning is not new, but the marriage of video learning and today’s technology is transforming our ability to achieve skill mastery in sales. Join us as we delve into how technology advancements in learning are changing the game and why it’s critical to sales success.