Whiteboard Wednesday: 5 Steps to Overcome Sales Objections (Steve Bryerton)

DiscoverOrg Sales

Remember that last sale that you made where you ran into an objection? We all know that selling doesn’t really start until we run into an objection. The reason is, objections allow us to get an idea of what our prospect is feeling internally. Step 1: Love sales objections.

The Ultimate Guide to Channel Sales

Hubspot Sales

What is channel sales? In a channel sales model, a company sells through third partners -- affiliate partners (who get commission on each purchase), resellers, value-added providers (who typically bundle your product with their own), or another entity that doesn't work for it directly.

Channel Sales for SaaS: What It Is, When it Works, and How to Build Your Own

Openview

Some of the most successful and influential SaaS companies include channel sales in their go-to-market strategy. For the uninitiated, channel sales refers to the process of partnering with third parties to get your product into the end user’s hands. Channel – Cons.

45 Top YouTube Channels for Marketing Professionals

Zoominfo

For this reason, we recently published comprehensive lists of helpful YouTube channels for recruiters and YouTube channels for sales professionals. Up first on today’s list is a channel called Social Triggers TV. Go browse their channel for inspiration and advice!

The 33 Best Sales Training Video Channels on YouTube

Hubspot Sales

Whether you and your team need some bite-sized instruction, a full course correction or just a bit of motivation, there’s a wide variety of YouTube sales training channels that can help you. If his stamina alone isn't enough to inspire you, his YouTube channel -- "Success Channel" -- will.

A Guide to Choosing the Best Digital Channel for Your Business [Infographic]

Connext Digital

Digital channels present new markets and new opportunities for businesses. But, there are many businesses, whether small or large, that have not realized the power of digital channels, while some of those who do still fail to harness its full potential in reaching their business goals. With several digital marketing channels available, you need to choose the tools worth focusing on to get you a step closer to your goals. Kinds of Digital Channels for Your Business.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of B2B Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

It’s already available in software and on platforms. Machine learning software can help reveal which customer profiles are hot, decreasing the amount of time salespeople have to spend figuring that out themselves. The objective economic market will do the rest.

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Are Your Emails Getting Deleted By Your Prospects and Customers? Five Things You Can Do to Increase the Success of Your Email Campaigns. Prospecting Email Strategies – Part Two

Keith Rosen

What compounds this challenge are spam filters, firewalls and a slew of other devices that channel our innocent solicitation into the prospect’s spam folder or worse, the trash; never to find its way to the inbox of our targeted prospect.

Heavy Hitter Sales Blog: Summer Reading for Salespeople on.

HeavyHitter Sales

IT Sales Strategy: Software, SaaS & Hardware Sales. Martin: The Real Story of Informix Software and Phil White: Lessons in Business and Leadership for the Executive Team. If you enjoy watching the history channel and learning about the military successes of Sun Tzu, Napoleon Bonaparte, and George Patton, then Heavy Hitter Sales Wisdom: Proven Sales Warfare Strategies, Secrets of Persuasion, and Common-Sense Tips for Success is the book for you. Heavy Hitter Sales Blog.

5 Marketing Trends That will Impact 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

There has been a proliferation of tools and channels. When they do not add up, this can be painful - in the sense that you have shot your allocated resources on the wrong channels. Look for more focus in 2013 on how to leverage different channels and integrate campaigns.

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Sales Pitch Ideas for Your Next Meeting

Sales and Marketing Management

That attitude, however, significantly impacts the ability of a company or business to meet its objectives. The omni-channel experience. Also, they expect a personalized experience that flows across all channels.

4 Steps for Getting More Out of CRM Data

Sales and Marketing Management

Your marketing teams can use all of that to identify and target look-alike audiences, match email addresses to acquisition channels, and create collateral that is more likely to influence prospective customers.

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Bringing Your Authentic Self to Sales

Igniting Sales Transformation

She has 15+ years of frontline experience selling software and services to CFOs, CMOs, Heads of Sales and other functional executives at F500 companies across her time at SalesLoft, Xactly and CEB (now Gartner).

The Beginner’s Guide to B2B Marketing Attribution Modeling

Zoominfo

This multitouch buying experience poses a difficult question for marketers: Which channels actually contribute to an eventual conversion—and how much did each channel contribute? As marketers continue to rely on a wider variety of channels, attribution becomes that much more important.

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Are your Customers Outpacing your Sales Team?

Sales Benchmark Index

On the other hand, organizations are using voice recognition software. Utilize voice recognition software. They answer the buyer’s questions through a multiple channel approach. Still focused on reaching a decision maker and handling objections.

5 Tips for Generating Leads with Email

SalesHandy

Lead generation, nurturing and, ultimately, conversion are the top objectives of email campaigns. Take the 360 view: Marketers often make the mistake of operating in silos and losing the lift that syncing up with other channels can offer.

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Why You Need Social Influencers

Sales and Marketing Management

builds social influencer marketing programs based upon its core objectives as well as what others want to know. National Geographic’s five Instagram channels featured hashtag-worthy images to inspire women to pursue innovative careers in science.

How to Bridge the Sales & Marketing Divide

Sales Benchmark Index

They provide insight into what goals & objectives drive their behaviors. One is using software tools to gather comments & keywords from social outlets such as LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter. It’s an unfortunate reality. More often than not, sales and marketing live in siloes.

This Is Not Your Father’s Marketing Plan, and That’s Good

Sales and Marketing Management

Gone is the view that marketers are harbingers of brand only; now, they’re responsible for revenue, profits, growth, and the customer experience – a paradigm shift that calls for a newer, high-performance plan capable of addressing modern marketing holistically across awareness, acquisition and retention objectives. For example, the objectives of Attract tactics could be to increase inbound activity and website traffic and amplify social media engagement.

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10 Ways To Boost Your Sales Incentive Strategy

Sales and Marketing Management

Target the right market segments: Decide which sales organizations, geographies and channels will deliver maximum performance for your incentive budget. For example, a channel program should never include a warehouse club in its incentive strategy. Different programs accomplish different objectives. A modern incentive management firm will provide incentive automation software capable of implementing flexible and timely motivational strategies.

Transforming Enterprise Sales Organizations With AI/ML

Xactly

It is quickly transforming due to a variety of software tools aimed at helping improve day-to-day execution of the sales process. In recent years, there has been enormous growth in the size and complexity of company product lines and sales channels.

A Sales Leader’s Guide to Conversation Intelligence Technology

ExecVision

Conversation Intelligence (CI) is a relatively new technology category that takes business conversations and transforms them into actionable data points through call intelligence software. Conversation Intelligence software ingests, transcribes, and analyzes your business conversations. Conversation Intelligence software allows managers to crack the code on why their top reps consistently outperform the middle of the pack. How Does Conversation Intelligence Software Work?

The Customer Success experiment: How focusing on long-term value solved our retention problem

Nutshell

The most common objections our very busy customers have at this point are “I don’t have the time” and “I don’t know what I need,” so I keep that top of mind in my initial outreach. I have always been a calculated risk-taker.

6 Reasons Why Sales Training Often Fails

Allego

Good learning platforms allow your salespeople to instantly access only the most relevant information–from their peers, managers, and other subject matter experts–in the form of best practices videos, objection handling techniques, product updates, etc.

A CEO Question: Should You Hire a New Sales Leader?

Sales Benchmark Index

Bob is the CEO of a successful software company. This requires an objective assessment of the alternatives. In addition to these, the sales leader also needs to enable the channel partners. Recruiting new channel partners for the new product is a key. An objective assessment, against specific product launch competencies, might be worth it. Bob and I are riding in the cart between the 3 rd and 4 th hole. He tells me: “ I am hiring a new sales leader.

5 Critical Tips for Planning a B2B Conference

Zoominfo

Of course, your event strategy likely includes a number of different objectives. Gross revenue: Compare your revenue goals to your actual results and determine how realistic your objectives were. We’ll talk about this more when we cover event software integrations below.

9 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Partner Relationship Management System

Allbound

Choosing the right partner management software for your company—or any software tool, for that matter—isn’t easy. That information gap is bridged by G2 Crowd , a Chicago-based company that sources real-time user reviews for thousands of software solutions across the industry.

Sales Tech Game Changers: @VanillaSoft – How to Dramatically Speed Up Sales Productivity

Smart Selling Tools

Darryl: VanillaSoft provides a sales engagement platform that enables sales development teams to respond to new leads faster, interact with leads more consistently, across more channels, and generate more qualified sales opportunities.

20+ LinkedIn Influencers a Sales Person Must Follow in 2018 [Updated]

SalesHandy

He is the author of 9 books with his latest being “Objections” where it explains the art & science of getting past No. Marc Benioff is the co-founder & CEO of the best CRM software out there, SalesForce.

Wondering What All of These ‘Conversation’ Products Do?

ExecVision

The trouble for you as a buyer is figuring out which sub-categories and vendors help you achieve your specific objectives. Categories like “sales coaching software” just add to the confusion when you begin your research. On sites like G2 Crowd and rankings like Gartner’s Magic Quadrants, “sales coaching software” includes everything from conversation intelligence platforms to sales enablement practice software to learning management systems.

4 ways that technology is giving sales pros superpowers in 2019

Close.io

Tools such as power-dialers and customer relationship management (CRM) software can significantly simplify your team’s outreach process. CRM software is another tool that’s a boon for sales teams aiming to scale faster.

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Agreeing To Disagree May Work at the Thanksgiving Table, But Not in Business

Sales and Marketing Management

Alignment is a higher state: everyone from senior executives to individual contributors marching in lockstep toward the same objectives, with the same mutually agreed-upon game plan; and it’s critical for most high performing teams. For example, in the classic marketing organization structure, many different people own many different pieces, such as demand programs, PR, content or digital channels or what have you.

B2B Sales Outsourcing Is Dicey. Here’s How to Do It Right

Sales Hacker

I run a European-based sales agency for software and technology companies. What sales outsourcing should NOT be: Indirect sales channels like resellers, solution partners, etc. Sell directly to customers or through various sales channels?

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This Is Not Your Father’s Marketing Plan, and That’s Good

Sales and Marketing Management

Gone is the view that marketers are harbingers of brand only; now, they’re responsible for revenue, profits, growth, and the customer experience – a paradigm shift that calls for a newer, high-performance plan capable of addressing modern marketing holistically across awareness, acquisition and retention objectives. For example, the objectives of Attract tactics could be to increase inbound activity and website traffic and amplify social media engagement.

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The 30+ Most Desirable Sales Skills & Traits You MUST Develop To Become An Unstoppable Rep

Sales Hacker

From meeting clients and gathering referrals to soliciting advice and achieving team objectives, relationship-building skills enable a salesperson to accomplish tasks easier and make better-informed decisions. Strong Knowledge of Common Business Software & Sales Enablement Solutions.

Best 150+ Sales Tools: The Complete List (2019 Update)

Sales Hacker

And Yeah, It Goes Beyond CRM Software. Terminus is an account based marketing software that enables marketing and sales teams to run account-based marketing at scale. ZynBit is a powerful add-on for Gmail and Outlook that channels critical information from Salesforce.

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How to Identify Your Perfect Target Audience

Growbots

READ Which B2B lead generation channel should I pick for my business? Let’s take a company selling automation software as an example. What objections they have : Don’t want to go through a time-consuming implementation process.

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21 Salespeople Reveal the Worst Sales Advice They Ever Got

Hubspot Sales

Caitriona O'Flaherty , senior channel account manager at HubSpot. Marina Kotenko , software business consultant at dFusion Tech, Inc. 13) “You must handle objections.”. Keith Grehan , channel account manager at HubSpot. Sell through the objection.”.

Making Outbound Sales Work

LeadIQ

While transactions are the objective of marketing emails—a best practice for all startups, but particularly for those with lower deal sizes, selling to consumers—the primary goal of an outbound sales email is to get a meeting. By: Mei Siauw. First impressions matter.

Trade Show Marketing Tips for Sales and Marketing Leaders in 2019

Sales Hacker

Create tangible goals for your business objectives. Many new potential attendees will now see your product or logo via someone else’s network, plus online mentions or posts are a great way to measure which social media channels generate the most buzz for you.