How to Deliver Your Commencement/Graduation Speech?


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College Commencement Address

Your Sales Management Guru

College Commencement Address. No, I did not deliver a college commencement address, but the idea of what I might say if I had the opportunity is intriguing. What about you? What about you? I read a recent newsletter from the Prouty Project where they used this idea for reflection and discussion with several of their partners and as I was flying into Chicago I thought about what I would say…. Thank you, Thank you, and Thanks Dr. Olson for that kind introduction.


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4 Great Sales Lessons from a Notre Dame Commencement Ceremony

Understanding the Sales Force

We were fortunate to be in the audience for the 2016 Notre Dame Commencement where Vice President Joe Biden , former Speaker of the House, John Boehner , and former Joint Chiefs of Staff and retired 4-Star General, Martin Dempsey were among the speakers.

"I Do!" Design An Offer That Commences The Sales Marriage

Sales Gravy

The offer phase of a sales talent screening program takes preparation and finesse. The good news is that there are many parallels to sales that can be applied to this phase. After a lengthy screening process, the hiring committee feels they have

Social Inflexion Point

A Sales Guy

Sheryl Sandberg (the COO of Facebook) gave the commencement speech at Harvard’s Business School Graduation cerimonies this May. Uncategorized Chief operating officer facebook Sheryl Sandberg sheryl Sandberg commencement speachIt’s a must watch, period! If you are under 35 it’s a doubly must watch. Sheryl doesn’t actually use the words social inflexion point, but her entire speech is warning of one.

Improving Lead Generation in Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Larry Caretsky, CEO, Commence Corporation. Issue Date: 2014-01-24. Teaser: Four key questions can form the basis of a formalized qualification process that sales reps use to qualify leads instead of relying on their “gut instinct” or potentially biased opinions formed by their knowledge of the lead. A planned and repeatable process means your sales staff will focus on the best prospects and spend minimal time with unqualified leads.

Sunday’s Moment of Inspiration

Increase Sales

This is Job’s commencement address for Stanford. With the passing of Steve Jobs, I became aware of this YouTube video. What is so inspiring is in about 15 minutes, you learn 3 key critical facts and how to truly deliver a rock solid keynote speech. I am particularly also impressed how each fact lead to the next one. Simple and inspirational keynote. Share on Facebook. Inspirational inspirational keynote keynote speech

3 Types of Intent Data That Can Change How You Prospect Forever

Sales Hacker

With access to execution and commencement date data, you’re able to target these prospects at the time when they’re most likely to buy. Intent data can change how you prospect, manage the sales cycle, and close deals. And the right data can be the difference between success and failure.

Top Sales Management/Leadership Academy

Steven Rosen

Sales managers basically have two choices: They can wait around for the economy to pick up – and hope that their company will re-commence their education – or they can take matters into their own hands and work with the mantra “If it’s to be, then it’s up to me”. Here is what we know…. At least 80% of sales managers fail within eighteen months of being promoted (Source: Chally). Making that transition, from self-supporting super sales star to “executive shepherd”, is daunting.

4 Points of Failure in the Typical Customer Acquisition Funnel


There are simple, yet critical questions that every lead acquisition program needs to have answered up front before prospecting commences: Who stands to benefit from your solution? Successful selling really boils down to one common goal: provide value through solving the customer’s problem.

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IDC: Buyers Expect You to Provide a Business Case

The ROI Guy

To make this even more special, I was lucky enough to hear the great communicator, President Ronald Reagan, deliver the commencement speech. I remember the first time I visited West Point like it was yesterday. I was still in high school, and a dear friend invited me to see her brother graduate.

Success Saturdays – Oprah Winfrey and Failure

A Sales Guy

Oprah gives a great Harvard commencement speech about failure and finding purpose. Success goes through failure, so learning how to view and respond to failure is critical. There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. The key to life is to develop an internal moral, emotional GPS that can tell you which way to go.”. Typical to Oprah, her down to earth personality provides great one liners and funny moments.

A Human Malady: The Status Quo of Achievement

Increase Sales

I was reminded of this when listening to Coach Lou Holtz give a commencement speech and he shared his greatest mistake. Many people continually strive to change the status quo. Then once they reach whatever they want to achieve, receive their accolades, they stop. Listen to Lou Holtz speech. Status Quo of Satisfaction. We observe this in sales. For those who meet sales goals, they suddenly become satisfied and stop prospecting.

Cut Your Connection to Electronics for One Hour a Day

No More Cold Calling

In his commencement address, he said, “Turn off your computer. If Eric Schmidt can step away to make time for a personal connection, so can you. In May 2009, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, spoke to the graduating class of the University of Pennsylvania. You’re actually going to have to turn off your phone and discover all that is human around us. Nothing beats holding the hand of your grandchild as he walks his first steps.”.

One Hour Without Technology

No More Cold Calling

As executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt is often invited to deliver commencement speeches at college graduations. If the executive chairman of Google can do it, so can you. What’s the one surprising piece of advice this tech guru always shares? Turn off the technology. In May 2009, he told the graduating class of the University of Pennsylvania: Turn off your computer [and] your phone, and discover all that is human around us.

How To Start A Sales Conversation That Captures The Interest


This is what happens when sales conversations commence with a boring introduction. Potential buyer – Hello. Sales rep – Hello, I am Kelam, calling from Ace Interno; we are a B2B portal, holding six years of………. Buyer hangs up the calls).

The Soul of the Sales Professional

Carew International

Graduation season always reminds me of the most compelling and memorable commencement speech I have ever heard. The speaker acknowledged that the audience of high school seniors was graduating because they had mastered Math, English, Science and other core subjects. Their performance in these areas was the driver of the grades and standardized test scores that were so critical to college admission and scholarships. But this speaker wished more for the audience than academic success.

Everything is on fire, but I feel fine


In his 2005 Kenyon College commencement address, This is Water , David Foster Wallace gets to the crux of this kind of personal urgency with his trademark candor. Wallace ends his commencement speech with this uplifting promise. This article was originally published on Medium. The software company I work at had a system slowdown today. Our average response times jumped from 100 ms to almost 900 ms.

Tell Marketing They Can Keep Their Leads

No More Cold Calling

As executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt is often invited to deliver commencement speeches at college graduations. You can’t depend on your marketing department to generate real leads. Do you really think marketing can qualify your leads? If so, you can forget about exceeding quota in 2014. Consider this example from Dan McDade, president and CEO of PointClear: The marketing department for one unnamed company generated more than 9,000 “sales leads” in a year, but only 1.28

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What Are Leasehold Improvements & How Do They Affect Your Small Business?

Hubspot Sales

The business owner would then pay cash for the other half of the construction, and the landlord could require a personal guarantee because they’re still out $20,000 before the lease commences. Small business owners who rent commercial space typically need to invest a substantial sum of money into that space to make it work for their needs. In some cases the construction budget for these leasehold improvements can exceed a full year’s worth of rent.

Beware: 7 sales call mistakes that you shouldn’t commit


You call the prospect, and after the opening statement, you commence reading from a sales script. History repeats itself. The same dissatisfying sales result again. As per the sales reports, you’ve made many calls. However, the question is how many out of them were successful? Sales call failures are the root causes of many lost deals. Sales call is one of the main communication channels used to interact with potential buyers.

The 3 Big Faults Sales Finds with HR

Sales Benchmark Index

HR says we need bids from at least 3 search partners before commencing. Meet Hanna. She is the new HR Business Partner to the Sales Organization. Hanna is the 3 rd HR Business Partner in 12 months. Hanna has an advantage over her predecessors. This advantage will give her a long tenure serving sales. The advantage is being Outside-In. HR and Sales leaders who need better collaboration must read this post. It includes a tool: a profile of the Sales leader (Hanna’s advantage!)

How to write a 30-60-90 day sales plan


Here are the things you need to do before you commence developing your 30-60-90 days sales plan. In fact, the research should commence before you join the company and should continue as you grow. 80% of all sales are made by 20% of salespeople.

“You Don’t Have to Be James Bond”

Anne Miller

Graduation time and that means commencement speeches designed to inspire graduates as they leave the known safety of school and set out on the larger, unknown world stage. Celebrities, world leaders, artists, and corporate executives are among the speakers invited to start them off. Their speeches vary, but–not incidentally–almost all use a metaphor to enhance their messages.

How to Verify Email Address Before Sending Cold Emails?


No one loves email bounce backs, primarily when SDRs conduct cold email campaigns. According to a recent report by Constant Contact , the average email bounce rate is 7.75%. But the good email bounce rate is less than 2%. Anything above 2% is considered critical.

What Is Enterprise OEM Software Licensing?

Sales Hacker

Once the minimum is fully drawn down, the licensor will then commence payments to the licensee based upon the pricing metrics agreed upon in the contract. Start commencing legal and INFOSEC reviews ASAP.

I’m Finding That Learning to Play Guitar Is a Lot Like Selling

Adaptive Business Services

15 years ago, I bought a Fender guitar and amp and both commenced to gathering dust. If you really want something, you have to be prepared to go out and get it. Sometimes this might involve a steep learning curve but, once again, if you really want it …. Case in point and one on a more personal level. I have always had the dream of being, at least, a moderately adequate guitarist. Work has been my only hobby but, as I am getting older, I have moved this desire to the forefront.

Choosing Good Facts, Fiction and The True Meaning of Smartphone Casino – Overview

Customer Centric Selling

Make sure that you have prior to commencing up everything you will need. You may naturally possess the option once you are an casino consumer. Display system and choose the number of coins which you’ve got to hack on. Being a means developers have to control each level. More over, in addition, it comprises design as well as quite a easy to use table style and fashion. What’s more it’s a simple to earn use of dining table style.

Finding No-Fuss Items Of Victoria,Core Elements In victoriabrides

Customer Centric Selling

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CompTIA Network+ Certification and N10-007 Exam


The next step after this is to commence your preparation and training. The latest version of the CompTIA Network+ certification exam was launched in March 2018 and it is coded as N10-007. The CompTIA tests usually retire three years after the release date. This means that the students have the opportunity to pass this new exam until 2021. The CompTIA Network+ credential requires that a candidate pass a single exam. This test is computer-based and is made up of 90 questions maximum.

5 Ways Companies Fail Their Sales Teams

A Sales Guy

They are the group that holds up a 50 million dollar sale because the customer wants billing to commence in the middle of the month and your company requires billing to be at the beginning. Sales people are gladiators. They are independent fighters for the company, expected to fight the fight with whatever tools they have. Like gladiators, sales people are expected to win. There are no excuses for losing. They are expected to be gritty, resourceful, creative and driven.

Advanced onboarding – Why banking and financial services must change its approach

Artesian Solutions

Within banks and financial services organisations selling to companies involves a period of prospecting and engagement before any formal customer onboarding process can commence. There’s an old saying that ‘the trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit’. As I see it, whilst we live in a society that demands instant gratification, there is still benefit in taking things slowly and learning from the journey.

Top Sales World Launches Top Sales Academy

Jonathan Farrington

Sales managers and sales professionals basically have two choices: They can wait around for the economy to pick up – and hope that their company will re-commence their education – or they can take matters into their own hands and work with the mantra “If it’s to be, then it’s up to me”. Here is what we know…. Around 50% of all front-line sales professionals missed quota in 2012 – in fact, it has been the same story for the past five years.

Selling to Enterprise (Just Like Selling to SMB… Right?)

Sales Hacker

And often, I find that an AE takes that as a sign to leave the account dormant entirely until conversations with this person can be commenced. In my early years as a leader, I remember one of the first eye-popping conversations I had with an account executive (AE) on my team. You know the kind… You pause for a few seconds, think hard, wonder if you heard the person correctly, hope you didn’t, and then say, “Wait, walk me through what you just said.”. So, what was the miss, you ask?

9 marketing trends that will dominate 2019


The Christmas and holiday commercials are over and predictions about the new year have commenced. 2019 is officially upon us. With the flood of this new info, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed while browsing your LinkedIn newsfeed. It’s a never-ending list of updates, upgrades, evolutions of tools and technology, and digital marketing trends. So my goal with this post is to give you the TL;DR version of all of those predictions.

What you Missed at Allego’s Sales Success Summit (S3) 2018


S3 Day 2 commenced with breakfast followed by a total of 16 breakout sessions on onboarding, expanding Allego use cases, measuring the ROI of training, and more. On April 31st – May 1st, Allego held its second annual Sales Success Summit (S3) customer conference at the Revere Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Allego customers and partners came from all over the country to share ideas on how to best train and enable their sales teams. Setting the scene.

ASC 606: The Impact on Sales Commission Part 2 of 2


The results showed that 60% attending the webinar hadn’t commenced preparation for addressing the ruling, while the 27% who did had only gone as far as establishing a plan and team. In my previous blog on the ASC 606: Revenue Recognition topic from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), I provided some background to the new regulation and covered some potential impacts to those in sales comp and sales ops-related roles.

Get Peace of Mind: A Final Look at Your GDPR Compliance Checklist (24 Steps)

Sales Hacker

Commencement of programs aimed at establishing a culture data accountability and protection. In this 24 step GDPR compliance checklist, we’re spoon feeding you everything you should know to become compliant by the May 25th deadline! Disclaimer: Keep in mind we are NOT lawyers and you should definitely not view this guide as legal advice. Consult with your legal teams and GDPR advisors to ensure you are protected. Why We Built This GDPR Compliance Checklist.

25 sales books every sales rep must-read in 2020


The best thing about this book is that every chapter commences with an excellent anecdotal story that ties to the chapter concept, with some pirated tips in the middle and the chapter ends with real-life examples. Books help in expanding knowledge.

The 33 Best Sales Training Video Channels on YouTube

Hubspot Sales

But my favorite are his more creative videos, including " Make Sales Great Again " and this mock commencement address video, “ The Commencement Address Graduates Need to Hear, But Won't.” In 2013, American companies alone spent $164.2 billion on training and development, including external providers, internal expenses and tuition reimbursement, according to The American Society for Training and Development. Companies spent approximately $2.2B