Pitching and Selling Products at The Home Depot (Part 1)

Sales Benchmark Index

For companies selling any construction-related products, finding shelf space on the largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot (HD), is a dream. Getting in and staying in requires a lot of work, but being available to its massive customer base is the ultimate payoff.

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How to Improve Customer Support in Your IT Business


As a business owner, it’s only natural that you will want to provide excellent customer service to whoever uses your products and services. Here are a few ways to improve customer support in your IT business.

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


Not only that, but you’ll also learn how and when to use these questions. In fact, we’re going to start with that foundation. It sets the tone to conversational. That’s true in face-to-face meetings and on discovery calls. How to Get Them to Sign On Time.

4 Types of Customer Data to Enhance Your Marketing Campaigns

Connext Digital

From tracking your online content consumption and search engine queries to recording your purchase history and social media activity, an insurmountable amount of data is being generated on a regular basis. The data allows them to accurately create highly targeted and personalized ads.

How Sam Scaled His Sales Force Rapidly

Sales Benchmark Index

As a Sales Leader of a growing organization, do you struggle to scale your sales force? Do you wonder to yourself, “why is it so hard to get salespeople to execute consistently? Yet, as expectations continue to escalate, so do the demands on your time.

4 ways to use your CRM to power your sales and marketing feedback loop

Base CRM

blog posts, white papers, eBooks) to make a sale. The language adopted by marketing to communicate with customers is also often different from the jargon used by sales. To advance department alignment, each must learn to communicate better with each other. And one of the best communication strategies you can use to sync sales and marketing is a feedback loop powered by a CRM. An MQL is a lead deemed by marketing to likely turn into a customer.

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How to Rebuttal and Improve Your Sales Techniques


From not having time to talk or not needing what you offer, it is a common problem facing many salespeople. What sets a strong sales rep apart from someone with less-experienced reps is how the rep handles objections when they are meeting face-to-face or cold calling.

Why Cold Calling Is the #1 Skill You MUST Master to Double Your Income in 2018

Sales Hacker

Cold Calling is the top sales skill you should be developing to gain a competitive edge, not just for prospecting and landing meetings with C-Level decision makers , but at every stage of the funnel. But it’s not social to hide behind your computer. There’s no doubt LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are the most addictive, mind-numbingly fascinating, voyeuristic paradises ever constructed since the Matrix. Trusted advisors are built to last and will not be affected.

5 Steps that Will Make You More Approachable On LinkedIn

Hyper-Connected Selling

” I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you are. And while that’s understandable, it’s important to remember that the readers of your online profiles aren’t looking for your story. Too often, we share what we share because it’s what we want to say.

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

Keith Rosen

To make meetings more productive so they’re less of a monologue and more of a dialogue, facilitate meetings through others to drive innovation and growth. Here are 5 steps to get your team to run constructive, engaging meetings.

12 TED Talks on Effective Communication to Help You Close

Hubspot Sales

Remember to Say Thank You, by Laura Trice. How to Save the World from Bad Meetings, by David Grady. 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation, by Celeste Headlee. How to Resolve Racially Stressful Situations, by Howard C. Remember to Say Thank You,” by Laura Trice.

Pick Up The Damn Phone!

Partners in Excellence

Unconsciously, I’ve fallen into a terrible trap, all of it has been a result of trying to maximize my efficiency, managing my time more effectively. I can group my communications to times convenient for me. I can take my time, constructing the right response.

8 ways to optimise the customer journey with data driven insight

Artesian Solutions

Capturing data alone is not enough, organisations must be able to take clear action from their data if they are to succeed. But before we get to that, what is customer journey optimisation and why do you need to do it? Gauge performance to exceed expectations.

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How To Be “The Shark” In A Room Full Of Sharks!


As our business culture continues to change and become less and less people-focused with the use of the internet and cell phones, face to face interactions are becoming increasingly pivotal to our success. Do you think you have what it takes to keep from being their personal chum? Today you will learn how to lull any Shark into a comfort so they don’t even realize that the blood in the water is theirs! The internet is a great place to start.

Can Your Marketing Team Increase Sales Productivity?


Aligning sales and marketing leads to 38% higher sales win rates. If you work in marketing and want to help your sales counterparts increase their productivity, keep reading! Today’s blog post breaks down six things markets can do to increase sales productivity.

PODCAST 43: Why Endurance and Tenacity is Important for Sales Success w/ Carson Heady

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast , we talk to author Carson Heady , whose “Birth of a Salesman” series translates real-life sales issues into a popular fictionalized series of sales books. Why endurance and tenacity are the key traits to success. Hop over to unleash.outreach.io

SBWA — Selling By Walking Around

Partners in Excellence

Tom Peters and Robert Waterman introduced the world to the acronym, MBWA–management by walking around, in their 1982 book, In Search Of Excellence. Apparently, term can be traced back to practices in HP in the 70′s. Rather than structured visits, heavily scripted and prepared, the ability to observe and assess what’s really happening is critical to making progress. SBWA is an opportunity for sales people to create unique value for their customers.

14 Pro Tips for Running a Successful Business

Hubspot Sales

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the overall number of business applications began to recover in late 2009 and has been trending up for the past ten years. Although that might surprise you, it's definitely a much better statistic to focus on. How to Run a Business.

An Open Letter to Social Sellers Everywhere

Tony Hughes

It is dangerous to implement basic social selling techniques. I wanted to take a moment to express a word of caution in applying a cure-all or over-simplified approach to strategic selling within social mediums. What's not to love about that?!

How to hire the right sales reps (and keep them!)


Your sales representatives are the ones working with your prospects to learn more about their needs, build relationships, and deliver results. Plus, they’re acting as the face of your company. How to make the right sales hires. Make sure you’re in a position to hire.

Jonathan Farrington's Blog ? ?New Age Selling? for ?New Age.

Jonathan Farrington

What we do know, is that the traditional customer call once seemed indispensable to the selling process – the time and expense involved were just a basic cost of doing business. In essence, we can draw several conclusions, and today, I wish to highlight just one of them.

What Does it Take to Become a Really GREAT Sales Leader?

Jonathan Farrington

This clearly puts emphasis on the behavioral skills required to promote good human relations and helpful attitudes. Readiness to direct time and thought to analyzing attitudes. • The manager has to define tasks, set proper objectives and maintain firm control.