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Aligning Customer Objections to the Buying Process

Sales Benchmark Index

Fix your sales problem in 5 easy steps – sounds great, doesn’t it? One of the biggest problems for sales reps is customer objections. In this article I will address an alternative way to look at objection handling – from the point of view of the buyer. As a sales rep, you have a variety of tools in your bag. ‘A’ Talented sales reps will use this customer insight to expertly handle customer objections. Understanding Customer Objections.

3 Coaching Tips to Help Reps Overcome Sales Objections

Allego

Yet when it comes to preparing sales reps for customer objections, that’s exactly what many managers tacitly say: “I know we didn’t practice responses, so just be confident and get ready to think on your feet. Salespeople dread dealing with tough customer objections. The solution is for sales managers to have reps practice objection handling using a program that incorporates these 3 tips: Give reps guidance on what to say.

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Are You Showing the Big Picture When Overcoming Your Customers Objections?

Jeff Shore

Years ago, I was selling newly constructed homes in a community that had – let’s say “less than optimal size homesites.” The first time I used the pictures and overcame the small backyard objection I got hooked. I found pictures for every possible objection I could think of.

Jonathan Farrington's Blog ? How To Construct and Implement a.

Jonathan Farrington

How To Construct and Implement a Successful Business Development Strategy. Whilst I very much hope that the super-efficient amongst you had your strategy for 2012 signed off long ago, it may just be that some of you are still in “construction mode” so this will help…. The relevant word is ‘strategy’ because you are creating a workable and achievable set of objectives in order to exceed your annual target.

The 5 Best Sales Techniques Every Rep Should Be Leveraging

Hubspot Sales

Others might only apply to certain sales methodologies , serving as pillars of individual selling frameworks and philosophies. But sales techniques aren't always so niche. Here, we'll take a look at five of the most important sales techniques that fit that bill. Sales Training

Your 6-Step Action Plan When You're Getting Zero Sales

Hubspot Sales

Come week seven, you start to question your basic sales abilities. Here is the six-step action plan to employ when you're doing the work but not getting any sales. Powering through a dry spell in sales is virtually impossible if you're not confident. Sales Enablement

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. That's an example of a sales process. Sales Methodology.

Designing Sales Compensation Plans for Sales Managers (With Examples)

Xactly

When it comes to sales compensation planning, you can never start prepping too early, right? One of the most important things to consider when designing plans are the different roles on your sales team. Constructing the Commission Plan for Sales Managers: Pay Mix and Upside.

5 exceptional habits of effective sales leaders

Salesmate

As a sales leader, you are no different from a chess player. Like a chess player, even you have pieces (sales reps) with different capabilities. Effective sales leaders are in full control of the sales game. 5 habits that successful sales leaders possess. Those few become great sales leaders. The difficulty level in sales is increasing at a great pace, so the sales team needs a leader who can keep them on the right track.

5 Ways to Improve Sales Efficiency

Hubspot Sales

It's true across the board, and sales is no exception. That's why sales efficiency is one of the most important metrics for businesses to understand, track, and ultimately improve. Sales efficiency is, in large part, a measure of the speed of your sales operations. It shows how quickly your reps are converting prospects into leads or making hard sales while still generating high returns on your investments. Why Sales Efficiency Matters.

The 5 Key Steps to Starting a Sales Career in Digital Marketing

Hubspot Sales

The practice — leveraging digital mediums like email, video, and social media to facilitate customer acquisition — has multiple facets, including elements related to sales. If you're interested in pursuing a sales career in the field, understanding it is the best place to start.

The Key for Sales Ops in Driving Change

Sales Benchmark Index

As a Sales Operations leader, your success depends on getting change initiatives to stick. Within sales, an Expert Panel (EP) is comprised of your best front-line performers. Here are the most important traits for your EP and why: Top Performer – If someone is to be seen as an “expert” in sales, they have to perform. Be cautious - there’s a fine line between a constructive challenger and a malcontent. Change initiatives in Sales Operations take many forms.

Look for Potential in the Next Generation of Sales Hires

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan The Harvard Business Review finally published a relevant article that I agreed with! References verify that information. With all of that information about their past, how can you possibly gauge potential when hiring for your sales force? Objective Management Group (OMG) has three candidate assessments that provide companies with exactly that for sales, sales management, and sales leadership (VP/Sales Director).

7 skills you’ll need to become a sales manager

Close.io

So you want to become a sales manager ? Making the leap from sales practitioner to sales manager doesn’t have as much to do with being a rockstar that boasts the highest close rate on your team—as it’s concerned with your ability to motivate, lead and elevate others to achieve more.

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 step-by-step guide to building an effective sales strategy

Zendesk Sell

In construction, it’s impossible to erect a building if you don’t have one critical document — a blueprint. Like a blueprint is essential for constructing buildings, you need a strategy as a manager to build a successful sales department — a step-by-step plan to help you and your team drive company revenue. In this post, we’ll break down what a sales strategy actually is and how you can create your own. What is a sales strategy?

How Performance Reviews Can Kill Organizational Culture

Partners in Excellence

I study everything they publish, listen to every podcast, read every article and book they reference. I’ve seen and been part of many organizations that harness this process very constructively, helping individuals and the organization grow and improve. Sometimes those comparisons are fair, objective, even constructive. Sometimes they are not and there is no attempt for any fairness, objectivity, or constructiveness.

How to perform a sales analysis (step-by-step with methods & metrics)

Close.io

If you want to achieve your sales goals month after month, then guesswork and intuition aren’t your best friends. You need cold hard data, and your sales CRM must capture all necessary information on the deals closed by your reps. Importance and benefits of sales analysis. ?

5 Tips for Developing Effective Coaching for Your Virtual Workforce

Mindtickle

28%…that’s how much you can improve revenues through effective sales coaching. Over the past few months, companies have faced significant challenges as their sales teams have transitioned into remote workforces. Sales Coaching

Guidelines for Conducting an Effective SDR Performance Review

CloserIQ

They provide the best value to SDRs when managers are comprehensive in scope and constructive in delivering feedback. You should take the time to provide qualitative feedback about how the SDR handles different parts of the sales process: prospecting, sales presentations, closing, etc. Here’s how to handle this part of the assessment: DO be specific in your feedback: “I like the way you handle objections because of x” or “You seem to struggle with prospecting because…”.

My Favorite Sales Books

Partners in Excellence

Particularly to a group of outstanding people, many of whom are friends–authors of sales books. At this moment, I’m writing “blurbs” for several soon to be published books, by friends, on selling and sales management. Soon, I hope to join the ranks of those people with my own first book, tentatively titled, “The Sales Manager’s Survival Guide.” Recently, I was asked to name my top 3 sales books.

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.

Hiring Best Practice: Test Before You Offer

Sales Benchmark Index

Some sales candidates look great during the hiring process. HR has worked hard to find capable talent, and Sales has committed time and money to ramp the new hire. If you’re a Sales or HR leader, this may be happening all too often. Résumés, interviews and reference checks only reveal what the candidate has done in the past. Sales can learn a lesson here. Sign up here to receive a copy of the Sales Job Tryout Toolkit.

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!

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.

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.

3 Steps to Transform Your Mindset and Overcome Any Challenge

Sales Hacker

Mindset is the driving force behind sales performance, and as sales professionals, we all have to be pretty mentally tough. Mindset is central to great sales performance. We refer to low-productivity mindsets as overwhelm. The problem is that we often don’t see ourselves objectively enough to recognize when we’re in this state. RELATED: Stress Reduction for Salespeople: Dominate the Sale Like Never Before. Sales Life Articles

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Your Foolproof Formula to Become a Sales Manager in 2018

Sales Hacker

This article talks about how to become a sales manager in 5 crucial (and doable) steps. Sales is an important element of any business. For example, one of the biggest issues within sales is the gap between sales and marketing. As a sales manager, you must be able to receive feedback with humility and also be able to give it without causing offense. People view what is intended as constructive advice as a personal attack.

5 One-on-One Meeting Questions You Should Be Asking

Hubspot Sales

The primary objective of one-on-one meetings will vary depending on the salesperson’s specific situation and level of experience, but the mechanics of the meeting are fairly consistent. You see, the real objective of a one-on-one meeting is to encourage dialogue. Sales Coaching

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.

The Complete Guide to a Consulting Business

Hubspot Sales

Have you ever faced a problem, business-related or otherwise, and needed an objective perspective to help solve it? For example, let’s say you were hired to assess a sales team’s performance. Upon initial assessment, you recommend a new sales strategy and training plan.

Avoid Maybe Purgatory: Turn Maybes into Small Yeses

Smart Selling Tools

If Heidi doesn’t handle this situation the right way, this sale is destined for ‘Maybe Purgatory.’. In Chip and Dan Heath’s book “Decisive” they refer to this technique as ‘ ooching. ‘ To “ooch” is to construct small experiments to test one’s hypothesis. Maybes’ are disguises for the real—sometimes unrecognized—objections. Maybes drain your sales capacity and put the accuracy of your forecast at risk.

The Ultimate Dictionary of Real Estate Terms You Should Know

Hubspot Sales

When a seller accepts an offer from a buyer, that offer is contingent upon the buyer’s ability to meet certain conditions before finalization of the sale. It’s usually associated with investment or construction projects that are issued for the short term and don’t require collateral.

The Mobile App Marketer’s Guide to Data Enrichment

Zoominfo

Consider these statistics: 40% of business objectives fail due to inaccurate data ( source ). For the sake of today’s article, when we refer to data we mean contact and company data—like the data most businesses house in their CRMs.

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The 5 Essential Components of Digital Transformation

DialSource

Digitalization (in this context) refers to the use of technology to streamline business processes. Digital Transformation in Sales. How is the digital uprising, and the concurrent shift to the knowledge economy, impacting the sales environment?

The Ultimate Guide to Cold Calling

Chorus.ai

Cold calling is one of the most critical parts of your sales process. When done right, it can reduce your sales cycle length, help you identify more opportunities, and efficiently grow revenue. If you’ve been in sales for any amount of time, you know that the best practices around executing cold calls have rapidly changed thanks to new technologies. We looked at cold calls that progressed through the sales cycle.

B2B Sales Email Guide: How to Nail a Cold Email Campaign

Cience

If you’ve ever been a receiver of a poorly-constructed and low-personalized cold email, then you have witnessed a sender lose an opportunity to work with you. So what is a sales email and how can you transform it into the most effective marketing tool? Sales Email Call-To-Action.

Your Sales Management Guru - Untitled Article

Your Sales Management Guru

The sales team has been reading one chapter a week and discussing at each sales meeting. . Prospects will get a better understanding of the powerful features and benefits of Product and I will drastically reduce objections and problems during the demonstration. . It’s not that all of the facts, figures and customer references are bad. operationalizes” sales management systems and processes that pull revenue out of the doldrums into the fresh zone.

Necessity is the Mother of … Selling

Smart Selling Tools

Seeing the ingenuity, perseverance, and industrial cunning of Santiago’s street sellers made me quite proud, and blessed beyond what mere words can convey, to be not only a member, but a staunch advocate of the sales profession. Sales: A Noble and Noteworthy Profession. “I They perform and personify their often difficult roles in this business profession with nothing less than highly dignified and extremely laudable objectives. Tweet The street sellers of Santiago.

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.