Constructing Insight

Partners in Excellence

Sales is impatient for marketing to deliver their polished presentations, then they rehearse diligently to create commercial teaching. We don’t deliver Insight, we Construct Insight. Brent Adamson presents the process very nicely.

How to Handle (Dull) Company Mandated Presentations

Anne Miller

One of the hardest presentations to give is the “standard” company presentation. I recently coached a new hire in the construction industry who had to do one of these. Words Matter – Make What You Say Pay! Need More Winning Sales or Powerful Presentations?

How to Construct the Perfect Case Study for B2B Sales

Outbound Works

Maybe that’s why they’re among the most sought-after sales collateral types. Source Only presentations and flyers/spec sheets come in ahead. Account-Based Sales / MarketingCase studies are among the most effective VBRs (viable business reasons) out there.

14 Sales Presentation Techniques That Will Help You Close More Deals Today

Hubspot Sales

What makes a good sales presentation? An effective presentation tells a compelling story, highlights your value proposition, and aligns with your audience's needs and desires. Hate the thought of doing sales presentations ? Sales Presentation Techniques.

Managing Sales for Construction Projects

The Ultimate Sales Executive Resource

Over at construction management degrees Elizabeth Johnson has published a list of the Top 100 Blogs to Boost your Sales Skills. 60), I have invited her to write a guest article to give us some insights on what it takes to be successful as a Sales Managers for construction projects. A sales manager has various responsibilities, not the least of which involves being responsible for managing an entire team of sales representatives and others.

Does Your Presentation Have One of These Bad Movie Endings?

Performance Sales and Training

Like a movie, a presentation can build up a lot of good will, only to tear it all down in those final few moments. Whether they’re poorly constructed or executed, bad presentation endings leave a bad taste in the mouths of prospects and can undo all your hard work.

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Heavy Hitter Sales Blog: What are the Top 5 Sales Blogs?

HeavyHitter Sales

Heavy Hitter Sales Blog. Closing Techniques Using Sales Linguistics. Top 7 Critical Sales Trends for 2012. IT Sales Strategy: Software, SaaS & Hardware Sales. Best New Sales Book of 2011. If Sigmund Freud Was Your Sales Manager. Four Critical Sales Kickoff Meeting Success Factors. Martin: Heavy Hitter Sales Linguistics: 101 Advanced Sales Call Strategies for Senior Salespeople. Sales Career Advice. Sales Techniques.

Why Are You In Sales? – Sales eXchange 200

The Pipeline

Two things happened this past week or 10 days that led to this week’s Sales eXchange being a bit different than the usual, and isn’t that what we always strive to be in sales. The event was organized to present young people with different options for their life after school.

The Customer Is Always Right (Until They're Wrong)

Hubspot Sales

You’re in a sales demo, the company CEO just cycled in (17 minutes late), apologizes for being “slammed,” and immediately jumps into aggressive questioning. First, smile, take a deep breath, and thank the sales gods you read the HubSpot Sales Blog. Sales Presentations

33 Sales Tip & Techniques

MTD Sales Training

Here are 33 tips and techniques that I believe will help every salesperson to improve their overall sales figures and create more motivation and drive. If you get a sale, learn what went right so you can repeat it and improve it. If you lose a sale, learn what you can do differently, so you can improve it. 14) Accept rejection as a normal part of the sales cycle. You’ll never get a sale from every call, so don’t expect it. MTD Sales Training.

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.

7 Signs Your Sales Rep Should Be Promoted

Sales Benchmark Index

As a Sales VP, putting the best people in the correct positions is critical. Making your number next year means promoting, keeping and terminating certain sales reps. Download our Sales Rep Promotability Scale. Displays Constructive Criticism : They don’t complain.

What a Basic Sales Process Looks Like [Visual Template]

Hubspot Sales

Without an outline, writers sometimes forget to include a crucial argument, or construct their paper in an illogical manner. Think of a defined sales process as the outline of selling. Sales managers can't glean team-wide data. Start with a sales process template. Present.

Value Articulation Maybe Your Only Sales Obstacle

Increase Sales

Simplicity for top sales performers is to remove every sales obstacle before it becomes an impediment to a successful sale. I am presuming these barriers happen after the sales leads have been qualified or even partially qualified. Want to talk about a sales obstacle?

The Six Skills of Great Sales VPs

Sales Benchmark Index

Not all “A” Player sales reps were meant to be managers. If you’ve been in sales long enough, you’ve seen this mistake unfold. He neglects his skill development and sales initiatives. Frequently, the top manager gets the nod for the VP of Sales.

The Six Secrets to Superior Sales Kickoffs

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jim Ninivaggi Many companies have their annual sales kickoff (SKO) meetings approaching. Be sure to involve a well-rounded group of members with the right expertise to maximize the SKO experience and impact – including, for example, senior sales leaders, along with sales enablement, product management, product marketing and event planning personnel. The goal is to ensure the field force is ready to execute the sales strategy for the upcoming year.

Sales rep for a day: Aligning sales, marketing, and support

Base CRM

No matter the department, every single person in your company should understand sales because, at the end of the day, it’s everyone’s job to sell the brand. Marketing and customer support are specific departments that benefit the most from understanding the sales process. Unfortunately, sales, marketing, and support are not always aligned in their goals. Put marketing and support staff in a sales-shadowing rotation once a month to sync knowledge and skills.

Sales Tips: WHY Good Sales Teams Lose

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Understanding Why Good Sales Teams Lose in Competitive B2B Opportunities. Sales losses are hard. Sales teams often feel as though they’ve given their best proposal, their best price, their best value proposition. How quickly did sales get back to the buyer?Was

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Sales Leadership The Talent of Correcting Others

Increase Sales

Some might not appreciate how this sales leadership talent of correcting others fits within their role of selling. So what does this talent look like in sales and business through a behavioral perspective? ” Did you notice several key words within this sales leadership talent?

How to develop a winning sales mindset: Critical self talk vs pep talk

Close.io

We’ve all been there: you’re in the middle of a sales call, and you start rambling. That kind of critical self-talk distracts you from the task at hand, and may lead to a bad sales call that doesn’t get a deal. Want some of my most actionable, highest ROI advice for sales people?

10 Sales Proposal Templates to Automate the Closing Process

Hubspot Sales

Sales teams at HubSpot and our customers have used templates from PandaDoc to create proposals, accelerating the way they transact and close deals. Sales Proposal Templates. This bid proposal template will present the project to these contractors and solicit responses.

Is There a Best Sales Strategy for Banks?

Increase Sales

With financial institutions being on almost every corner from the downtowns to the suburbs, one begins to wonder what is the best sales strategy for banks, if there is just one? Of the almost 100 people present, about 40% raised their hands.

4 Steps to Deliver Quality Sales Coaching

Allego

When a sales force isn’t hitting its targets, sales leaders often hold all-hands ‘triage’ meetings, looking for ways to improve results. The first place to start is to determine the sales competencies on which you want your reps to improve so that you can measure how they’re doing.

Sales Leadership Talent of Problem Solving Ability

Increase Sales

These word problems were probably your first formal steps to developing this sales leadership talent of problem solving ability. Sales Training Attribute Index crtical thinking skills ideal customer Innermetrix problem solving ability sales leadership talent assessment

What makes a stellar B2B sales person?

Artesian Solutions

Artesian Interviews Andrew Jenkins BESMA 2018 Sales Professional of the Year. A popular interpretation of the Pareto principle states that 80% of your revenue comes from 20% of your sales people. So what makes a sales person rise to the top? The path to sales success.

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Top Ten Characteristics of Top Sales Producers (Part Six)

Mr. Inside Sales

Top Characteristic Part Six is difficult for many sales people to develop and practice, yet it’s one of the most important of skills to cultivate. And it is: Top Characteristic Part Six: Learn to build rapport before, during and after a sale. 2) Build rapport during your presentation.

How to Run An Ultra-Effective Daily Sales Huddle

Sales Hacker

Few would argue with how important it is for sales leaders to meet with their sales people on a regular basis. Common interactions typically include the monthly or weekly 1-on-1, sales kickoffs, weekly sales team meetings , and the quarterly performance review.

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

Base CRM

Aligning sales and marketing teams is a struggle for many companies. The sales department grows frustrated because they don’t have the necessary material (i.e., blog posts, white papers, eBooks) to make a sale. Therefore, marketing may become annoyed when sales doesn’t even use what they produce. The language adopted by marketing to communicate with customers is also often different from the jargon used by sales. How will SQLs be passed on to sales?

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7 Steps to a Creative Sales Contest Even Your Prospects Will Love

Sales Hacker

Warning: This is not your average sales contest. The most creative sales contests focus on increasing other, less run-of-the-mill outcomes. In this case, we are going to talk about a sales contest that builds stronger relationships and accelerates deals.

Sales Success Maybe Finding the Devil in the Details

Increase Sales

Have you ever wonder why sales success happens to some and not to others? Yesterday in meeting with a client, he asked me about a combined marketing and sales role and how it may be too much for a new hire.

Sales And The Zombie Apocalypse

Partners in Excellence

Recently, I was having a conversation with Robert Racine about the state of sales management. During the discussion, he mentioned, almost in passing, that too many Sales Managers are becoming Zombies–that is acting purely on autopilot, rather than thinking, evaluating, engaging.

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! Interviews spotlight the candidate''s presence, show their ability to make first impressions, present, and answer questions.

Who Is Allowed To Talk at Your Sales Meeting?

The Sales Hunter

We’ve been digging deeper into the 10 Secrets of a Successful Sales Meeting , and have already covered Secrets # 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 and 5. A sales presentation without input from the customer isn’t much of a sales call. Same goes for a sales meeting.

Do Generational Differences Matter in Account Based Sales?

No More Cold Calling

Will they ever be able to have a conversation or build the kind of relationships that lead to success in account based sales? In fact, it can be a competitive advantage for account based sales teams. The post Do Generational Differences Matter in Account Based Sales?

Why All the Wasted Time in Small Business Sales Webinars?

Increase Sales

Staying ahead of the flow is a little easier with the business and sales webinars. The first 5 to 15 minutes is about the biography of the presenter. If he or she is a good presenter, provides relevant content, I personally could care less about the speaker’s credential.

The 15 Most Inspiring Sales Stories We Heard This Year

Sales Hacker

At the beginning of March, we announced the winners of the 2nd annual Sales Hacker Top 50 Awards, presented by Bravado. Each of these people gives without expectation of any returned favors – to their colleagues, their employees, and to the sales community in general.

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. Learning Professional Sales Sales Training

The Biggest Sales Mistakes

Pipeliner

Avoiding the biggest sales mistakes is crucial. Some behavior trends in the sales world are simply disastrous. This article explores some concrete steps salespeople can take to avoid sales mistakes and utilize more successful behaviors. Obvious Sales Mistakes: There are a few obvious sales mistakes that should entirely be avoided. Be confident enough in yourself to be present, so that you can completely let go of the agenda if it is called for.

The Importance of Giving Feedback in Inside Sales

Score More Sales

At a recent round-table with inside sales leaders, our topic was about effectively leading Gen Y / Millennials. We all agreed that generally speaking this group of employees match up to the tasks of what solid, successful inside sales professionals do – with one caveat.

Q3 B2B Tactical Sales Resources

Score More Sales

Here are some resources for sales professionals who are on the front lines, generating conversations, listening to prospects and customers online, and engaging with them by email, phone, video, and in person. Communities That Offer You Many Sales Ideas –. Sales Ideas & Skills