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Why You Need Social Influencers

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jeff Epstein Social media influencers may be this year’s biggest marketing disruptors. Some B2B brands are already aboard the social influencer bandwagon and on their way to increased revenue and awareness. Social influencers earn that moniker for a reason.

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

Hubspot Sales

Over the past decade, the rise of social media and the emerging field of influencer marketing has turned how companies advertise and sell their products upside down. Between 2014 and 2019, the increase in influencer marketing spend mirrored the decrease in print advertising spend.

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The Secret Path to Successful Sales Calls

Smart Selling Tools

Tweet Sales calls are conversational journeys. Each conversation is an oasis on your path of objectives. If you are to achieve your sales objective, you’ll need to guide each and every conversational journey with precision.

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?

7 Proactive Sales Strategies to Implement Today

Hubspot Sales

Let’s take a moment to zero in on that last term — what does it really mean to be proactive when working in sales? To know how to take a proactive approach to selling, it is important to also understand what a reactive approach to sales looks like. Proactive Sales Techniques.

CMO Secrets to Impacting the Sales QBR

Sales Benchmark Index

For many marketing leaders the sales team’s QBR is an afterthought. Marketing typically provides updates to the sales team with a rear-view mirror approach. World Class CMO’s pursue involvement in sales QBRs. Marketing becomes the human piñata for all sales complaints.

How to Increase Sales Tips & Snippets #20 – No We or I as the Seller

Increase Sales

Once again in the quest of how to increase sales, I received another marketing effort that was not about me as the potential customer or client, but was rather all about “we” or “I” as the seller. Sales Cartoon. Sales Quotation.

Can Your Team Become Challenger Types?

Braveheart Sales

Ever since CEB (now Gartner) published The Challenger Sale in 2011, the book has attracted much publicity. Constructing Tension. For instance, Dave Kurlan and Objective Management Group have been studying the traits that differentiate top producers from others since 1990.

Sales Questions for Discovery

The Digital Sales Institute

Sales questions for discovery, clarification, engaging prospects or gaining commitments are critical across the entire sales process. Customers never stop thinking, so salespeople should never stop crafting great sales questions that improves the quality of sales conversations.

How to Talk with Customers during Coronavirus Fears

Alice Heiman

As sales leaders make any necessary adjustments to their team’s daily routines with health and safety in mind, it’s also a good idea to consider how coronavirus will influence sales conversations with customers. Coach your salespeople on how to handle sales objections.

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.

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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?

How to Develop a Sales Compensation Plan (with Templates)

Xactly

Creating sales compensation plans is a challenging task—it’s all about balance, but sometimes the perfect balance can be hard to strike. You need your incentives to drive the right sales behaviors in order to achieve sales objectives. Sales Comp Sales Planning

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

Gong.io

Are you looking for a rich list of sales questions you can use today? Master sales pro know that this skill is as important as what they ask. How to Earn the Right to Ask Sales Questions. Ask Sales Questions the Right Way . Advanced Sales Questions for Pro Sellers.

Sales Success Trip Planner

Anthony Cole Training

HOME ABOUT US SOLUTIONS INTEGRATED LEARNING CLIENT RESULTS FREE RESOURCES SHOPPING CONTACT US SALES BREW SALES FORCE ONE SELLING FOR LIFE. 5 Direct Sales Activities that Lead to Sales Success? 7 More Sales Core Competencies. What’s Your Funniest Sales Story Ever?

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James Picks Brains: Empathetic Leadership With James Bawden

John Barrows

James Bawden is one of the hot talents in the sales development world right now. He’s got a killer podcast, a great personal brand and has an interesting story of how he found his true passion in an inside sales job, after working in retail sales. Your Biggest Influence.

How to Talk with Customers during Coronavirus Fears

Alice Heiman

As sales leaders make any necessary adjustments to their team’s daily routines with health and safety in mind, it’s also a good idea to consider how coronavirus will influence sales conversations with customers. Coach your salespeople on how to handle sales objections.

Why Business Acumen is Key to Sales Success (And How to Get It)

Hubspot Sales

What sets sales leaders apart from everyday reps? In today’s hyper-connected world, the “lone-gunslinger” model of sales is no longer effective. Likewise, understand the administrative teams at your prospects' organizations often have a great deal of influence.

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There are Too Many Bad Sales Managers [Yeah, and Sales Leaders Too]

A Sales Guy

It’s a follow up to my post which, in a nutshell, I said sales people suck. ——————– “I agree sales people’s performance is not what it should be. Sales structure, systems and discipline can help. Sales Leadership

Improving sales coaching feedback – the importance of pronouns

Sales Training Connection

Sales Coaching. People knowledgeable and experienced in sales know sales coaching is worthwhile; it can make a difference and it should be a priority. The pros agree coaching is a critical piece of the puzzle in developing a world-class sales team.

The 5 Stages of Developing and Launching a New Sales Strategy

Chorus.ai

It’s even more exciting when you’ve got a new or revamped product, or a slew of new features, and you need to develop and launch a brand new sales strategy that will take your product to the top spot it was made for. What is a sales strategy? Developing your sales strategy.

Can Your Team Become Challenger Types?

Women Sales Pros

Ever since CEB/Gartner published The Challenger Sale in 2011, the book has attracted much publicity. The book also presents the concept of Challengers building “constructive tension” using three elements: Teach – Offers unique perspective and maintains two-way communication.

How to Train Your Lead Development Team for Today's New Buyer

Sales Benchmark Index

Informed buyer’s are entering the sales process with companies later than ever before. They should immediately pass it to the Sales Rep”. Prospects don’t want to engage with a Sales Rep before they are ready. Look at your Sales Training dollars.

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Your Independence and Liberating Yourself

Anthony Iannarino

You can tear down that scaffolding and construct something that will better sustain the person who comes after the person you are now. Third, ask yourself if you could still do what you want to do despite their objections or concerns or barriers they put in your way.

Tapping Into Your Soft Side with Emotional Intelligence in Sales

Sales Hacker

And that’s why achieving your success potential in sales is directly proportional to your emotional intelligence in sales. Sales is tough, but even that is an understatement. How Does Emotional Intelligence Work in Sales? Embracing EI to Make the Sale.

How to Master the Deal Review

Altify

I’m a big fan of a strong operating cadence in a sales organization. Weekly and sometimes daily sales forecast reviews have become commonplace in most sales teams today. Worse yet, they rarely get constructive feedback that will truly help them advance the deal.

How to Write a Business Case

Klozers

There are many things a Sales Professional can do to get sales over the line, and no one strategy or tactic will work every time, however one of the most powerful tools available is to learn how to write a Business Case. Sales Consulting

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. This is a lonely time for a sales rep.

14 Pro Tips for Running a Successful Business

Hubspot Sales

Others, like construction and transportation, have rates that are lower. Great leaders exhibit integrity, accountability, empathy, humility, vision , influence, and organizational direction to drive ideas to completion. Entrepreneurship and SalesAnyone can start a business.

Selling As A Profession - What Is Your Legacy?

Anthony Cole Training

HOME ABOUT US SOLUTIONS INTEGRATED LEARNING CLIENT RESULTS FREE RESOURCES SHOPPING CONTACT US SALES BREW SALES FORCE ONE SELLING FOR LIFE. 5 Direct Sales Activities that Lead to Sales Success? 7 More Sales Core Competencies. What’s Your Funniest Sales Story Ever?

Take the Sensory Price TEST - Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

My recent Harvard Business Review article titled “ Research: How Sensory Information Influences Price Decisions” was based upon a fascinating sales linguistics experiment. Recently, a sales linguistics experiment was conducted in order to   answer this question.

It’s Not My Job To Teach You How To Prospect Me!

Partners in Excellence

I’m oddly drawn to really bad prospecting–particularly from companies selling tools or services to help sales people prospect. Most people would see a bad email title, or read the first couple of sentences of a poorly constructed email and either trash or Spam it. You know the kind, “It’s all about me the sales person, not about you.” Imagine my amazement–what they sell is a tool to help sales people prospect more effectively! (At

3 Strategies to Making All Salespeople Top Sellers

EyesOnSales

Sales organizations often find themselves in a similar predicament, relying on a handful of their salespeople to drive revenue. And while this may seem idealistic, the whole discipline of sales enablement focuses on achieving this objective. 3 Strategies for Implementing Sales Education. Nurture customer and sales intelligence. You’ll end up with a sales force that is not only collaborative, but one that can also more effectively solve customer problems.

Customer expectations – how are they evolving, what is driving them, what should sellers do to keep up, and how to improve customer experiences

Artesian Solutions

Their B2C experiences influence their B2B buying behaviours and decisions. Go beyond the sale and build relationships: The seller’s role doesn’t stop at the point of sale. Hence we see incremental improvements rather than true sales transformation.

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The 5 Immutable Laws of Selling

Smart Selling Tools

It is constructed of points and planes of dimensional perspective. So too are these five decrees dependent on a seller’s adherence to their visual dynamic when it comes down to the ultimate objective – the sale. Sales Effectiveness

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. The folly of Sales 2.0 When I train sales people I train them to execute.

The Failure of Procrastination By Drew Stevens

Sales Training Advice

There is a large storm brewing in many sales organizations unknowing to both sales managers and their bosses. Simply put sales accountability is lacking. The problem results in less production, missing sales goals and more importantly less business. The rationale for the issue is that between a busy world, too much intense competition and the power of customer influences, sales managers have little time, patience and focus to attend to it.

Jonathan Farrington's Blog ? Where Are You Heading in 2012 ? Do.

Jonathan Farrington

It is that time of year when all dedicated sales professionals are not only ending the year strongly, but should also be focusing on what they want to achieve next year. What you have been in the past can only have two influences on the present – positive or negative.