Choosing the Right Sales Motion for Your Business (28 Real-World Examples)

Sales Hacker

The best sales teams don’t just sell — they keep customers happy and drive serious upsell, cross-sell, and expansion revenue. They do this by first identifying and focusing on the sales motions that are best for their product, team, and customer. Inside sales. Low-touch sales.

3 Things Sales Leaders Must do to Stay in Sync with Their Sales Team

A Sales Guy

You have a sales process in place, but the sales manager and sales people are using separate spread sheets with additional stages, because the current sales process doesn’t meet their needs. You’ve built a killer sales portal the sales team never seems to visit. You’ve created an entire library of sales tools and yet the sales team creates their own selling tools. Hold yourself accountable TO the sales team: .

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Sales And The Zombie Apocalypse

Partners in Excellence

Recently, I was having a conversation with Robert Racine about the state of sales management. During the discussion, he mentioned, almost in passing, that too many Sales Managers are becoming Zombies–that is acting purely on autopilot, rather than thinking, evaluating, engaging. As I reflected on the conversation, I realized this trend isn’t limited to sales managers, but is extending to the entire organization.

The 5 Essential Components of Digital Transformation

DialSource

For example, companies can now use marketing automation software to schedule and manage marketing tasks from a single hub. Digital Transformation in Sales. How is the digital uprising, and the concurrent shift to the knowledge economy, impacting the sales environment?

The Adapter’s Advantage Podcast: Episode 17 Featuring Frank Cespedes

Allego

In episode 17, sales management authority Frank Cespedes explores how the pandemic has impacted sales training, what sales managers need to know about the new selling environment, and the biggest trends in sales learning.

Chief Revenue Regrets – The Sales Leader Blindspot: Early Stage Funnel

InsightSquared

First, a bit of grounding on two key meetings within your sales management system: forecast reviews and funnel reviews, and more importantly, the differences between them. . Here are a few best practices to break this cycle and improve the throughput of your sales teams. .

Four Sales Coaching Keys to Delivering Winning Feedback

The Brooks Group

Sales Coaching Starts with Feedback. We’ve all had those moments when a colleague or manager approached us with what they called “constructive feedback” – then unloaded on us with a list of grievances didn’t seem at all to be constructive. Observant Sales Management.

The Bad Advice to Wait for Your Buyer

Anthony Iannarino

Search the internet and the social channels, and you will no end of bad ideas and even worse advice. Some of the advice will be supported by “data,” a survey used to prove the idea, even if it is weak, poorly constructed, and taken out of context. You need to make sales.

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PODCAST 124: Managing Through Crisis: How to Create Pivotal Career Moments with Alyssa Merwin

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we’ve got Alyssa Merwin , Vice President of Sales Solutions for LinkedIn, North America. She runs Sales Navigator and is perhaps one of the most important people selling sales engagement and sales software in the world.

5 Ways to Improve Sales Efficiency

Hubspot Sales

It's true across the board, and sales is no exception. That's why sales efficiency is one of the most important metrics for businesses to understand, track, and ultimately improve. Sales efficiency is, in large part, a measure of the speed of your sales operations.

Book Review: The Gamification Revolution

Sales Benchmark Index

This client, Hi Leva of Clear Channel, has a good eye so I paid attention. The concept of gamification is catching on in B2B sales and marketing. Their book does an excellent job of explaining what gamification is and how it can be applied to drive a sales result. How many of you have rolled out a sales initiative only to have low adoption in the field? There are six types of game approaches: Grand challenge- think sales contest.

Sales Performance Improvement

The Digital Sales Institute

Sales Performance Improvement programs should be constructed in a way to better manage and channel the sales team to deliver higher levels of sales performance. In fact sales teams that go through a sales performance improvement program outperform sales teams in companies that don’t. What is Sales Performance Improvement? Sales Performance Improvement should not be confused with sales training or incentives.

Hiring High Performance Sales Teams #1 of 2

Your Sales Management Guru

Hiring High Performance Sales Teams Strive for high competency and high commitment (first installment of a two-part series on sales recruiting). You’ve got sales quotas, plans and deadlines. You can’t reach your sales goals without a complete staff, so when someone leaves it’s terribly tempting to hire the first person available to fill the job.Yet, a helter-skelter, frantic approach leads to hiring the wrong person. It is one thing to need sales training.

Market segmentation: the complete guide

Nutshell

Nearly everybody in the industry has, at one point or another, heard someone reasoning that simply adding more people to the funnel will improve their sales numbers while preserving their conversion rate. “Of Similarly, if you’re a sales rep making 30 calls a day, you might reasonably extrapolate that making 60 calls a day would double your closed deals. Sales processes are complicated. The best sales email is the one that gets read. Plug in your marketing channels.

When Business Is Slow, It's Time to Work on These 13 Things

Hubspot Sales

However, that tendency in startups can lead to burned-out sales reps and a business ill-prepared to scale. There are times when business is slow for a sales department. Your sales department can be experiencing slow business for a variety of reasons. However, even if you can't predict when you'll experience slow business, you can use the list below to help scale your sales process. For example, your sales reps can ensure their contact details are completely filled out.

How to Build an Online Presence as a Sales Industry Influencer, According to Notable Sales Experts

Hubspot Sales

Now go ahead and put your salesperson hat back on so we can talk about what it means to be a sales industry influencer. Wonder what it takes to become a sales industry influencer? What area of sales do you specialize in? Do you have extensive experience leading B2B sales teams?

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Winning Sales Methodology

Highspot

Enter sales methodologies. Businesses rely on sales methodologies to help their reps consistently deliver at every stage of the sales cycle. Here’s everything you’ll need to know to make the right choice: What is a sales methodology? The Challenger Sale.

The Downside of an Acquisition: How to Navigate Your Career and Life Better than I Did

John Barrows

Sure, the rest of us stood to gain from the sale, but by miniscule amounts comparatively. The organic, constructive methods we had used for growth stopped mattering. As VP of sales, I was told to push extra hard on all of our metrics. The corporation’s point person for the acquisition wanted to have individual meetings with some managers, including me. I was tasked with integrating our sales operations with those of the larger company. and social channels.

PODCAST 76: Bottom-up Approach for Sales Rep Productivity Model w/ Kevin Egan

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we talk to Kevin Egan, VP of North American Sales at Slack. Kevin’s sales career has taken him from Oracle, to Dropbox, to Salesforce, and now, to Slack. We hear his best practices on developing a sales team, measuring rep productivity, why companies should lead with their product first, and what the sales team’s responsibility is inside of a product-led go-to-market strategy. The sales team’s role in a bottom-up approach.

The 5 Stages of Developing and Launching a New Sales Strategy

Chorus.ai

Building a new sales strategy in the face of a recovering economy is even more exciting when you’ve got a new or revamped product or a slew of new features to give to your customers. There are, in theory, an unlimited number of angles from which you can attack a sales strategy.

14 Sales Presentation Techniques That Will Help You Close More Deals Today

Hubspot Sales

What makes a good sales presentation? Hate the thought of doing sales presentations ? But the best reps have sales presentations down pat, even if it’s not their favorite activity. The best sales reps know that when done right , sales presentations are a high-earning skill. So, let’s hone that skill with 14 simple sales presentation techniques that communicate an irresistible narrative and get buyers to close. Sales Presentation Techniques.

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. But it's actually a profound commentary on the decadent global state of interrupt and push-button selling, a condition that social sales has allowed some to slip into. The folly of Sales 2.0 LinkedIn Sales Navigator is like the most advanced cell phone in the world.

12 inside sales skills you need to master to be a top-performing rep

Close.io

If you’ve got ambitions of becoming a top inside sales rep at your company, you’re going to have to build and sharpen these critical sales skills first. Many of these sales skills can be relatively quickly learned and cultivated through self-education and a relentless dedication to bettering yourself in your sales role. Want to master today's most important sales skills? GET FREE ACCESS TO THE SALES LIBRARY NOW. Time management. Closing the sale.

12 inside sales skills you need to master to be a top-performing rep

Close.io

If you’ve got ambitions of becoming a top inside sales rep at your company, you’re going to have to build and sharpen these critical sales skills first. Many of these sales skills can be relatively quickly learned and cultivated through self-education and a relentless dedication to bettering yourself in your sales role. Want to master today's most important sales skills? GET FREE ACCESS TO THE SALES LIBRARY NOW. Time management. Closing the sale.

How Does Pricing Support the Sales Function?

LeveragePoint

The complete question and comment was as follows: How does pricing support the sales function? How is data from sales fed back to pricing? Are the value models and value messages, the pricing guidance and pricing policies, a help or hindrance to sales? In many B2B companies it is sales that is closest to the customer and that knows most about what competitors are up to. How is this information gathered from sales and channeled back to pricing?