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My Favorite Sales Books

Partners in Excellence

Particularly to a group of outstanding people, many of whom are friends–authors of sales books. At this moment, I’m writing “blurbs” for several soon to be published books, by friends, on selling and sales management. Read some books by C.

Can Your Team Become Challenger Types?

Braveheart Sales

Ever since CEB (now Gartner) published The Challenger Sale in 2011, the book has attracted much publicity. The research in the book indicates that individuals with a Challenger profile will outperform all other profile types. Constructing Tension.

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How Performance Reviews Can Kill Organizational Culture

Partners in Excellence

I study everything they publish, listen to every podcast, read every article and book they reference. I’ve seen and been part of many organizations that harness this process very constructively, helping individuals and the organization grow and improve.

How to Create a Winning Sales Process: 7 Essential Steps

CloserIQ

And the same is true of sales. An effective process is essential to consistent sales revenue. It doesn’t matter if you have the best sales reps in the world and a value proposition that turns your competitors green with envy. So, here’s how to create a winning sales process in seven steps. . Constructing a customer avatar – which represents your ideal customer persona – is an essential part of this stage. Handle objections and obstacles.

How to Run An Ultra-Effective Daily Sales Huddle

Sales Hacker

Few would argue with how important it is for sales leaders to meet with their sales people on a regular basis. Common interactions typically include the monthly or weekly 1-on-1, sales kickoffs, weekly sales team meetings , and the quarterly performance review.

Build Trust Not Fear With Your Marketing Messages

Increase Sales

Sales Training Coaching Tip: The other sales qualifiers are: Decision Maker, Allocated Budget, Want and Need and Commitment to Take Action. This creation of distrust works against the first sales buying rule : People buy from people they know and trust.

A Conversation With Cory Bray: Developing Sales Enablement Methodologies

Costello

Cory Bray , coauthor of The Sales Enablement Playbook , Sales Development , and the recently released Triangle Selling. With a background in sales, finance, and operations, he’s crafted his experiences into a career in sales enablement. Sales managers are busy.

What Sales Attitudes Do You Seek When Hiring?

Increase Sales

You want top sales performers. From your own past selling experience, you know top sales performers have the right sales attitudes reinforced by certain sales skills. Yet, how do you find if those sales skills really exist beyond the standard hiring interview?

The Ultimate Guide to Asking Sales Questions (And 29 Questions You Can Use Today)

Gong.io

Are you looking for a rich list of sales questions you can use today? Master sales pro know that this skill is as important as what they ask. How to Earn the Right to Ask Sales Questions. Ask Sales Questions the Right Way . Advanced Sales Questions for Pro Sellers.

Sales Success Trip Planner

Anthony Cole Training

HOME ABOUT US SOLUTIONS INTEGRATED LEARNING CLIENT RESULTS FREE RESOURCES SHOPPING CONTACT US SALES BREW SALES FORCE ONE SELLING FOR LIFE. 5 Direct Sales Activities that Lead to Sales Success? 7 More Sales Core Competencies. What’s Your Funniest Sales Story Ever?

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So What Makes This Business and Sales Blog Different?

Increase Sales

There are millions of business and sales blogs to be discovered every day. In fact, I support some of my professional colleagues who are sales consultants, sales trainers and sales coaches by broadcasting their blogs. Difference #3 – Sales Philosophy.

7 skills you’ll need to become a sales manager

Close.io

So you want to become a sales manager ? Making the leap from sales practitioner to sales manager doesn’t have as much to do with being a rockstar that boasts the highest close rate on your team—as it’s concerned with your ability to motivate, lead and elevate others to achieve more.

Sales Planning Efficiency

Pipeliner

How to Make Your Sales Plan More Efficient. Making a sale in today’s times is harder than it used to be a few years back, mostly because the competition’s getting bigger in every niche market. To stand out from the crowd, you’ll need to work on your sales planning and strategies up until you find consistent and profitable practices. In today’s post, I’m sharing several tips that’ll help you improve your sales plan, making it more efficient and profitable.

Learn How to Increase Sales with These 5 Behavioral Asssessments

Increase Sales

The goal to increase sales is always front and center especially as the year begins to wrap up. Marston’s book, Emotions of Normal People, provided the means for a later industrial psychologist, Walter Clarke, to construct the DISC assessment based upon his theory of DISC.

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Why Business Acumen is Key to Sales Success (And How to Get It)

Hubspot Sales

What sets sales leaders apart from everyday reps? In today’s hyper-connected world, the “lone-gunslinger” model of sales is no longer effective. Share this analysis with your sales manager and impress them with your proactive approach. Network Beyond the Sales Department.

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8 Great Sales Enablement Systems

Pipeliner

Having the right people at the helm and in every support position on your sales team leads to great wins. In addition to basic HR items, members of the sales team need to be trained on company products and services, sales processes, as well as marketing and sales tools to name a few. In addition to initial training, ongoing weekly coaching and mentoring is critical to ensuring long-term sales success. System Three: Sales/Buying Process.

How to Increase Sales – Invest in Your Professional Development

Increase Sales

Given that buyers are people and people are unique, there is no special magic sales skills that are the answer to how to increase sales. Hire a professional sales coach. Pay for some sales training whether face to face classrooms or webinars.

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5 Results-Oriented Sales Tips

Pipeliner

Without a doubt, sales continues to be an important driver of revenue for organizations of all industries. Countless books and inspirational speakers cover the ever-increasing interest in the world of sales, and across all markets and interests experts agree that results are the most important facet of any job. In sales, results are not only an integral part of the job, but they are the way success is measured for both individual employees and the entire business.

What We’re Not Talking About When It Comes To Coaching Sales People

A Sales Guy

In sales, developing a coaching cadence and methodology is a critical element of success. In it he also introduces his 90-day sales coaching seminar with David Brock. Mark Roberge, a friend, and a smart guy has a great way of defining coachable people in his killer book The Sales Acceleration Formula. I want to hire candidates who can both absorb and apply coaching. — The Sales Acceleration Formula. We spend a lot of time talking about coaching in sales.

Why All the Wasted Time in Small Business Sales Webinars?

Increase Sales

Staying ahead of the flow is a little easier with the business and sales webinars. A ten second introduction is all that is truly necessary such as: “Welcome, this is Leanne Hoagland-Smith your speaker for today’s sales webinar and let’s get started.”

Most Recent Motivation Data Revealed

Braveheart Sales

If sales managers have a perceived weakness, it’s most likely their ability to motivate everyone on their team. The common belief is that salespeople are in sales because they are money-motivated. What Sales Managers Say. Constructing a Sales Compensation Plan That Works.

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Sales Leadership: Climbing Mount Everest

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Leadership: Climbing Mount Everest. While I was in Hong Kong leading a 2 day sales leadership workshop, I picked up a Chinese newspaper and in the business section there was a large article on this topic. Each had different objectives and styles, but they had common goals. Conflict on the team is addressed openly and constructively. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. If you want to learn more, check out the book: “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer, an adventure consultant.

Why Must Leadership Training Programs Now Include An Adjective?

Increase Sales

Is the real issue someone wanting to sell another self improvement book or business leadership training program? The publishers recognized that leadership is positive in its construction and implication.

Can Your Team Become Challenger Types?

Women Sales Pros

Ever since CEB/Gartner published The Challenger Sale in 2011, the book has attracted much publicity. The book also presents the concept of Challengers building “constructive tension” using three elements: Teach – Offers unique perspective and maintains two-way communication.

Your Foolproof Formula to Become a Sales Manager in 2018

Sales Hacker

This article talks about how to become a sales manager in 5 crucial (and doable) steps. Sales is an important element of any business. For example, one of the biggest issues within sales is the gap between sales and marketing. As a sales manager, you must be able to receive feedback with humility and also be able to give it without causing offense. People view what is intended as constructive advice as a personal attack.

Tapping Into Your Soft Side with Emotional Intelligence in Sales

Sales Hacker

And that’s why achieving your success potential in sales is directly proportional to your emotional intelligence in sales. Sales is tough, but even that is an understatement. How Does Emotional Intelligence Work in Sales? Embracing EI to Make the Sale.

5 One-on-One Meeting Questions You Should Be Asking

Hubspot Sales

A few years ago, I wrote the book 1-on-1 Management: What Every Great Manager Knows That You Don’t. The primary objective of one-on-one meetings will vary depending on the salesperson’s specific situation and level of experience, but the mechanics of the meeting are fairly consistent.

The Future of the Phone Call with Dan O’Connell {Hey Salespeople Podcast}

SalesLoft

In this episode of the Hey Salespeople podcast , Dan reveals how phone calls and call recording can enhance your sales process. But first, he describes how to be more engaging in a sales pitch and the balance between being likable and being effective as a manager.

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Avoid Maybe Purgatory: Turn Maybes into Small Yeses

Smart Selling Tools

If Heidi doesn’t handle this situation the right way, this sale is destined for ‘Maybe Purgatory.’. In Chip and Dan Heath’s book “Decisive” they refer to this technique as ‘ ooching. ‘ To “ooch” is to construct small experiments to test one’s hypothesis.

Selling As A Profession - What Is Your Legacy?

Anthony Cole Training

HOME ABOUT US SOLUTIONS INTEGRATED LEARNING CLIENT RESULTS FREE RESOURCES SHOPPING CONTACT US SALES BREW SALES FORCE ONE SELLING FOR LIFE. 5 Direct Sales Activities that Lead to Sales Success? 7 More Sales Core Competencies. What’s Your Funniest Sales Story Ever?

Take the Sensory Price TEST - Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

My recent Harvard Business Review article titled “ Research: How Sensory Information Influences Price Decisions” was based upon a fascinating sales linguistics experiment. Recently, a sales linguistics experiment was conducted in order to   answer this question.

Your Sales Management Guru - Untitled Article

Your Sales Management Guru

This blog is made up of Quotes from a book: Demonstrating to Win , if you demonstrate any product, especially software, this book is a must read. The sales team has been reading one chapter a week and discussing at each sales meeting. . Sales Training

The Ultimate Dictionary of Real Estate Terms You Should Know

Hubspot Sales

When a seller accepts an offer from a buyer, that offer is contingent upon the buyer’s ability to meet certain conditions before finalization of the sale. It’s usually associated with investment or construction projects that are issued for the short term and don’t require collateral.

How to Match Sales Team Requirements with Management Input

Jonathan Farrington

In Summary: The secret of designing a performance assessment program is to construct something that is as simple as possible to understand and implement, whilst retaining the means to benchmark performance as objectively as possible.

Choosing the best CRM for sales [Insider’s guide]

OnePageCRM

“I remember the first time I got my own CRM for sales, nearly 10 years ago” recounts author and sales coach Adam Metz. It now seems kind of quaint, but, it helped me start my book of business that today has over 10,000 contacts in it. ” There are two main reasons sales CRM adoption fails for sales teams trying to increase their performance. Jump ahead to: What is a sales CRM and why use it? Do you need a CRM for sales?

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The insider’s guide to choosing the best CRM for your sales organization

OnePageCRM

“I remember the first time I got my own CRM system, nearly 10 years ago” recounts author and sales coach Adam Metz. It now seems kind of quaint, but, it helped me start my book of business that today has over 10,000 contacts in it. ” There are two main reasons CRM adoption fails for sales teams trying to increase their performance. As companies and sales teams grow 65% of businesses adopt a CRM within their first 5 years. Sales leads.

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An Open Letter to Social Sellers Everywhere

Tony Hughes

Any advanced selling system is based on the fundamentals however you have to leverage a process and acknowledge the nurturing required for an effective sales cycle to happen in social environs over time. The folly of Sales 2.0 When I train sales people I train them to execute.