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The causes of objections when selling insurance

The Science and Art of Selling

It is an important fact in human nature that each person’s mind tends to construct and live in its own mental world and to resist invasion. Hence, there exists in most people a strong predisposition to object to proposals which they think will commit them to an unaccustomed course of action, or which will necessitate a rearrangement of ideas. It is, of course, difficult to determine the real basis of objections in any individual case.

Is the Pendulum Swinging Back?

Braveheart Sales

If it isn’t obvious from my many posts using the Objective Management Group’s database, I love to mine facts on salespeople. Is this change signaling a shift back to the good old days where everyone went into sales because of the unlimited earning potential? So, what does this recent reversal mean for you as a sales leader? This means learning what gets each salesperson’s engine running. Constructing a Sales Compensation Plan That Works.

The Sales Motion: The Body and Soul of an Effective Sales Effort

Hubspot Sales

Closing a sale doesn't happen by chance. There's generally a blueprint in place for most successful sales efforts and a philosophical framework that serves as a reference point for how those steps should be carried out. The combination of that roadmap and ideology is known as a sales motion. A sales motion is the body and soul of a business's sales efforts. Sales Process. Every sales process has its own version of how each step should be carried out.

An Interview with Henry Schuck: 4 Ways to Move the Sales Performance Needle

DiscoverOrg Sales

Henry has always seen the sales team as the growth engine of the company. So freshly out of a successful Q1, we asked him how the sales team needs to evolve alongside the company in order to support this kind of aggressive growth goal. What sales activities make the biggest difference? Henry points to 4 key drivers of high sales performance: Specialization. Specialization of sales roles. What else has boosted sales performance?

How B2B Reps Use Social Debt to Get Sales Support

Sales Benchmark Index

B2B Sales Reps compete with their peers for sales support resources. Good Sales Reps consistently secure these resources and create their own virtual teams. You can cash in on Social Debt to build your virtual sales support team. The Sales and Support Relationship. Sales Support includes groups in Product, Marketing, Care, Legal, and Research. These resources never report directly to a Sales Rep. Sales Reps have a sense of entitlement.

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How “Sales-speak” Limits Us

Partners in Excellence

They also have tools like income statements, balance sheets, cashflow statements, budgets that help them look at or model various situationsLikewise, engineers, programmers/IT, manufacturing people, HR, and others have their own language. Sales is no different, we have our own vocabulary, terms like prospecting, qualifying, objection handling, pipeline, funnel, discovery, closing, quota. ” Unless we just sell to other sales people.

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. Though you won’t see them sharing Instagrammable content promoting specific products and services, online sales influencers provide valuable thought leadership and insights from their expertise to motivate and inspire others in their field. Wonder what it takes to become a sales industry influencer? What area of sales do you specialize in?

A Playbook for Data-Driven Sales Enablement

Mindtickle

According to research from CSO Insights, “organizations with successful sales enablement programs see 67% quota attainment, compared to only 42% for companies that admit their enablement programs fall short of expectations”. How can you tell whether an individual rep is sales-ready?

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7 Steps to Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Highspot

Regardless of the root cause, overcoming sales and marketing misalignment is necessary to securing long-term success. In this guide, we’ll be breaking down the keys to achieving — and maintaining — real sales and marketing alignment: What is sales and marketing alignment? What does marketing do for sales? What does sales do for marketing? Common problems sales and marketing alignment can solve. Best practices for sales and marketing alignment.

The Best Way to Sell Is With a Story

Sales and Marketing Management

They’ve been through it so many times they can rattle off the typical objections from customers and prospects: “I don’t have time to hear this pitch”. “It’s Storytelling is vital at every point in the sales cycle. Nearmap, the company I work for, captures, manages and delivers high-resolution aerial imagery to engineering and construction firms, governments, property and real estate companies, solar installers, telecoms, and others.

Onboarding Your Sellers for the New B2B Buyer: Rapidly Building Sales Capability

Mindtickle

When comparing multiple suppliers‚ they might only spend 5% or 6% of that allotted time with any one sales rep. If sales reps fail to deliver compelling value or perceived value during that time, they will find it exceedingly difficult to establish themselves as credible or consultative. As we’ve discussed before, poor onboarding is often the first misstep on the way to building a substandard sales organization. Constructive feedback from peers and managers.

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All-Time Top Kurlan Sales Article

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan As promised for today, I'm revealing the single article, from among my former 999 blog articles which my readers voted "best", to be my 1,000th post. But from among the 15 for which you could vote, this was your choice: Exposed - Personality Tests Disguised as Sales Assessments. The assessment to which he referred was a personality assessment marketed as a sales assessment. How important it is to achieve success in sales.

Sales Analytics: 10 Types of Sales Data Growing Sales Teams Need to Track

Chorus.ai

For sales leaders, data isn’t everything. Having too little data makes optimizing your sales team’s performance deeply inefficient. Use them to form the basis of a powerful sales analytics program. They’ll allow your growing sales team to thrive without burying them in numbers. Sales Growth. It’s hard to think of any approach to sales analytics that doesn’t take sales growth as its foundational metric. Sales Target. Sales Funnel.

Gartner Sales & Marketing Conference Recap

LeveragePoint

Last week I attended Gartner’s Sales & Marketing Conference where I joined leaders in sales, marketing, and sales enablement to discuss latest trends, Gartner research, and the future of these functions. If they don’t work, bring in the sales engineers!

Warning: Your Lack of Data Insight is Killing Your Career

Sales Benchmark Index

Your credibility, value and career in Sales Ops hinges on your use of data. Below, I offer the Sales Ops Analytics Guide to help. You know the type – their mental engine is a virtual V-12 roaring inside their skull. Let’s take a hypothetic scenario involving two Sales Operations analysts. Big Brain Bill supports eastern US sales. He constructs dashboards with elegant user-interfaces. His sales region gets all the data available but remains below plan.

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You Have a Board of Directors, Now What?

DiscoverOrg Sales

In the middle of 2014, our bootstrapped sales intelligence company DiscoverOrg accepted a growth equity investment from TA Associates. We set high goals for year-over-year growth, but if we didn’t meet objectives, we were only letting ourselves down. Want to engineer a new feature? So for sales, that means weekly reports on Leads to Demos, Demos to Opportunities, Opportunities to Deals—broken down by sales rep, leadsource, age, etc.

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. Sales Pitch Certifications. I was part of a sales organization and sales team and I was promoted to management and then had responsibility for my peers.

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Warning: Your Lack of Data Insight is Killing Your Career

Sales Benchmark Index

Your credibility, value and career in Sales Ops hinges on your use of data. Below, I offer the Sales Ops Analytics Guide to help. You know the type – their mental engine is a virtual V-12 roaring inside their skull. Let’s take a hypothetic scenario involving two Sales Operations analysts. Big Brain Bill supports eastern US sales. He constructs dashboards with elegant user-interfaces. His sales region gets all the data available but remains below plan.

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How to Use Value Propositions Early in the Sales Cycle: Flexible Case Studies Drive More Qualified B2B Sales Opportunities

LeveragePoint

Understanding Sales Challenges , Richardson’s recently compiled survey, identified the top 3 concerns among seller executives: (1) Competing against a low cost provider, (2) Combatting the status quo and (3) Knowledge about how to team sell effectively. These concerns are consistent with 2017’s results and are problems for B2B sales teams working their way through all stages of their sales cycles. This is a lonely time for a sales rep.

The 5 Essential Components of Digital Transformation

DialSource

Digital Transformation in Sales. How is the digital uprising, and the concurrent shift to the knowledge economy, impacting the sales environment? Sales teams need to be smarter when it comes to serving the new digital consumer. – Salesforce State of Sales Report 2018.

5 Ways a Time-Aware CX Platform Can Save You Time [and Money!]

SugarCRM

The constructive use of time can be that crucial edge making your organization stand out from competitors. The time-aware CX platform is an innovative approach to tracking, analyzing, and engineering great customer experiences. Sugar Discover CRM CX CX platform sales Time Aware

14 Pro Tips for Running a Successful Business

Hubspot Sales

Others, like construction and transportation, have rates that are lower. Adapt and be flexible, but don't waver on your core values, beliefs, and objectives. "As You can certainly focus on getting new customers through Facebook, email marketing , digital ads, and search engines, but strong businesses condense their strategy down to a primary platform that they own. Content is also a valuable sales tool," says Valerie Turgeon of Brandpoint. Entrepreneurship and Sales

Need Some Meeting Mojo? Let Your Team Make Meetings Great – Part 2

Keith Rosen

Here are 5 steps to get your team to run constructive, engaging meetings. sales meeting that won’t be trite or redundant, then you’re probably asking the question to the wrong person. Here are a few ideas and templates to first set expectations around what you’re doing and what’s in it for your team by being part of creating more dynamic, constructive meetings. The byproduct, you achieve your business objectives.

The Growth Hacking Playbook: Your Ultimate List of Growth Hack Resources

Hubspot Sales

Here, he explains how: Objective/Hypothesis. The new variation produced a 15% lift in one of Wistia's main onboarding metrics - and led to more account activations and sales. Here's how: Objective/Hypothesis. Objective/Hypothesis. Objective/Hypothesis.