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Time To Decide How You View Time

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By Tibor Shanto. People deal with time as though it was a fickle dance partner, “if I work with it, I can stretch and do things I know it can’t do.” As you know I think time management is a stupid concept that just leads to more work. The only thing malleable about time is you.

Pandering Is Easy – At One Point You Need To Sell

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By Tibor Shanto. The customer and their success are central to B2B sales, and the best way to that is with your expertise. It’s not by pandering or pretending that the prospect is always right as many try to do.

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The Ones Worth Your Time

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By Tibor Shanto. I posted yesterday about the need for salespeople to make better decisions about their view of time. One of the points I emphasized was to reorient from qualifying to disqualifying. Most people usually find what they set out to look for, a nip here, tuck there, but they find it.

31 Seconds That Make a Prospecting Call

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By Tibor Shanto. There is a lot of folk myth b t out there about the telephone and its value in today’s B2B selling. Many would have you believe it does not work, which may be true for them but not for others. The view that modern selling is different, the phone is a relic.

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

What Is The Purpose Of Your Cold Call?

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By Tibor Shanto. The main reason salespeople hate telephone prospecting is rejection , anything else can immediately be drawn back to rejection. And while there is no avoiding rejection in prospecting, there are things you can do to turn things your way.

Cold Calling Isn’t Dead

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I had the opportunity to sit down with Nancy Calabrese, on her Conversational Selling. We chated keys to sales and prospecting success, as well as: Choosing to either fall for excuses or execute a strategy. Evaluating metrics, and what type of measurement is best. Utilizing voicemail effectively.

Today Is The Day

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By Tibor Shanto. Often things that seem to fall together nicely are not as random as some would believe. It takes time and awareness to put the pieces together and see how the outcome was actually a result of specific actions.

“Our Value Proposition is…”

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By Tibor Shanto. Frankly, who cares? Your prospects sure don’t! No, seriously! Some of your customers maybe; your competitors – when it serves their needs. Oh ya, the marketing team that “developed” the “value prop” does.

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Churn Is A Variable of Quota You Need To Know

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By Tibor Shanto. The familiar expression “measure twice, cut once”, has validity in B2B sales as well. Specifically, churn , lost revenue that must be made up for in addition to new revenue goals. Churn is not a negative or a fault, but a factor.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Shana Tova

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Are You Selling The Problem Or The Solution?

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By Tibor Shanto. Selling solutions is a great approach, but there is a key prerequisite for it to work. Buyers need to actually have or feel they have the problem purported to be solved. But if they don’t see the problem, they won’t need the solution.

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The Ultimate Outcome Right At The Start

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By Tibor Shanto. For a tribe that fixates so much on the close, salespeople are way too reluctant to reveal the outcome. Preferring instead to take the buyer on an unnecessary journey. If prospects like the outcome they will take interest in the process.

Value By Any Other Name

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By Tibor Shanto. There is no doubt that VALUE is central to sales success. Buyers are looking to maximize value, vendors are focused on delivering value, value, value. Yet, most sellers do not have a clear and – actionable definition for value.

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

Sales Scrum Episode #25 – Guest Jason Helfenbaum

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Sales Scrum Episode #25 – Guest Jason Helfenbaum. Jason Helfenbaum is the owner of ClicKnowledge, a training, and development company.

The Journey Needs To Be Completed

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By Tibor Shanto. We all know the expression “ A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” All well and good if you’re an ancient prophet without a quota, but in sales, it’s not good enough. In sales, we have to worry and plan for the next step well in advance.

A Complete Prospecting System

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By Tibor Shanto. From the time of the first salesperson, sales leaders have been trying to figure out how to get their teams to prospect. In a recent survey, 42% of sales and corporate leaders identified prospecting as a skills gap in their organizations.

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Prospecting Is Not Selling

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By Tibor Shanto. You know just because you can throw a football does not mean you can tackle the opponent’s linebacker. Sure both the lineman and quarterbacks are on the same team, with two completely different skill sets.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

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

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Coaching For Sales Performance and Growth – #Virtual #Workshop

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By Tibor Shanto. There is no denying the interesting times that we live in. But with the arrival of a vaccine and the promise of a brighter future it is time to plan your next phase of growth. It is also an opportunity to rethink how you lead your team and maximize performance.

Give Yourself The Gift Of Success

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By Tibor Shanto. It has been a long hard year; you deserve to do something special for yourself. Not a guilty pleasure, but the gift of continuous sales success. Join us for a special Holiday Edition of the Proactive Prospecting Program , December 1 – 2.

Sales Scrum Episode #23 – Guest Alice Heiman

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Sales Scrum Episode #23 – Guest Alice Heiman. Alice Heiman is the Founder of Alice Heiman, LLC. Alice is recognized by Forbes.com, as being among the world’s leading experts on the complex sale.

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5 Habits To Change For A Better Sales Year

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By Tibor Shanto. It is estimated that 40% of our daily activities are driven by habit. This simplifies things to some degree, as we just need to replace bad habits with good. That’s where the challenge comes in, changing habits.

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7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results.

The Real Purpose Of Discovery

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By Tibor Shanto. A lot of people in sales ask questions for entirely the wrong reason. Not to be flippant but gathering information for yourself is not the primary purpose. No, the goal is to help the prospect think things through as they respond to your questions.

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Sales Scrum Episode #24 – Guest Duane Tough

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Sales Scrum Episode #24 – Guest Duane Tough. Duane Tough is A Payments Architect (Founder of PBATM, PBCASH, and ZIPPY.CASH). Duane designs and architects business and technology systems of all shapes and sizes for over 25 years.

Four Specific Steps To A Better 2021

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By Tibor Shanto. As we head into 2021 there are a number of challenges and more opportunities for professional sellers. While the ability to adapt and evolve is key in times like we are presented these days. And so is the need and ability to apply the fundamentals, albeit with a new twist.

Sales Scrum Episode #20 – Guest Scott Gillum

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Sales Scrum Episode #20 – Guest Scott Gillum. Scott Gillum is the founder of Carbon Design and a fellow member of CEB’s Sales & Marketing Thought Leadership Roundtable.

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Definitely The Best Day To Make Calls

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By Tibor Shanto. I have a lot of empathy for pundits in a subjective undefined area of practice, like prospecting for example. Making proclamations, spinning data, presenting speculation as fact , only to be undercut by facts.

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Changes As A Competitive Advantage

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By Tibor Shanto. Differentiation is something many companies and sellers seek as a competitive advantage. It’s easy to understand why many buyers may notice or be impressed by something that is not the same again. But many make the mistake that those who misquote Darwin do.

There Is A Monetizable Difference Between Objections And Rejection

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By Tibor Shanto. One question I always when helping sales teams prospect better, is “why B2B professionals don’t like to telephone prospecting?” The first answer is always predictable, rejection. There are many others that follow, from the length of time, to return on effort and more.

Sales Scrum 26th and Final Episode Guest – Tony Morris

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By Tibor Shanto. A Note about Sales Scrum. Sometimes things work out, at times they don’t; but it is when you achieve both that things get interesting. And so it is with our podcast Sales Scrum.

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

I Don’t Like You – Where Do I Sign?

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By Tibor Shanto. Can we agree that despite many claims to the contrary, there is no single proven method for continuous success in B2B sales? One that has proven itself in varied markets and real-world challenges.

3 Ways To Get Ahead Of Your 2021 Quota

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By Tibor Shanto. Well, here we are, the end of 2020, some way to kick-off My Decade Of Decluttering. While COVID changed everything, it also brought focus. And focus is crucial for decluttering and getting things done.

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The Ins and Outs of Prospecting

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By Tibor Shanto. Most people are focused on the future and the results their tasks and efforts will bring. Aligning with them involves helping them achieve their desired future. Meaning that we go further by leading with the output rather than the input, especially in the form of our product.

Why So Urgent?

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By Tibor Shanto. Stop rushing your buyers along, and find more prospects instead. You wouldn’t need to drive your only prospects if actually went out and prospect for more. Stop driving your prospects, and drive your activity. link]. The post Why So Urgent? appeared first on TiborShanto.com.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.