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. We cannot do it in isolation, but have to construct Insight collaboratively with our customers.

How to Construct the Perfect Target List

Sales Benchmark Index

After a few slightly awkward sales calls you break for lunch. You may already have a target list created by your sales operations department. Segmenting your accounts is an important first step in any Sales plan. They can be measured only after a few sales interactions.

How to Construct the Perfect Target List

Sales Benchmark Index

After a few slightly awkward sales calls you break for lunch. You may already have a target list created by your sales operations department. Segmenting your accounts is an important first step in any Sales plan. They can be measured only after a few sales interactions.

Construct Your Own Action Plan to Increase Sales Part 1 of 4 Parts

Increase Sales

Before constructing an action plan to increase sales, consider the sage words of President Eisenhower: “Plans are worthless; planning is everything.” ” Your sales success is just as much about planning (thinking) as doing.

Construct Your Own Sales Goal Plan Sheet Part 1 of 4 Parts

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To start the construction of your own sales goal plan sheet begins with these three presumptions: You have invested the time to construct an overall strategic action plan even if you are just a professional salesperson. You employ a consistent sales process.

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. Account-Based Sales / MarketingCase studies are among the most effective VBRs (viable business reasons) out there.

If You Cannot Say Anything Nice, Then…

Increase Sales

When in corporate to student leadership training sessions, I encourage the participants to always give constructive feedback with this one criteria. By taking this constructive feedback approach, the negativity never overwhelms the participants because the focus is on what they have done well.

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….

Construct A Winning Sales Resume

Sales Tips & Techniques

An increasing number of questions have been directed towards me from people looking to gear their resume towards a job in the sales industry. Read full story → Hiring Salespeople

The Top 12 Factors that Cause Delayed Closings and What to Do About Them

Understanding the Sales Force

Invariably, each drive back home has taken twice the time it should have because of road construction. 4 traffic delays because of road construction delayed us for another 2 and 1/2 hours. Nearly every coaching call with a sales manager is about a salesperson with a delayed closing.

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.

B2B sales – is more better?

Sales Training Connection

The professors constructed six persuasive scenarios and had hundreds of undergraduates read the scenarios and play the buyers role. But the study was about B2C sales. A myth that is still being repeated time and time again even in B2B sales. 2014 Sales Momentum ®.

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Top 10 Sales Coaching Quotes

Steven Rosen

Sales is a team sport and like in any sport, a sales team without a great coach is a team that will never win, regardless of the talent and skill of its individual members. Effective sales coaching is about helping your sales people get better at what they do.

7 Steps to Developing an ‘A’ Player Profile

Sales Benchmark Index

Developing an ‘A’ player profile is a direct result of aligning your talent strategy with your corporate, product, marketing and sales strategies. Simply put, you cannot construct an ‘A’ player profile without strategic alignment. Article Sales Strategy

Maybe The Answer Is Not An Action Plan to Increase Sales

Increase Sales

Funny how many people each month come to my website seeking an action plan to increase sales, an action plan to improve sales or action plans to increase sales. Also most sales training never looks to incorporating a proven goal setting process within the plan of action.

Value Articulation Maybe Your Only Sales Obstacle

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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?

Simply Speaking Bad Hires Cost Small Business Sales – Part 2

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Today if I was employed as someone in sales management, I would create and modify a hiring process that would include this one sales talent assessment tool – The Attribute Index to ensure the hiring would not cost small business sales.

What Are Your Action Plans to Increase Sales?

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Many small businesses have a sales action plan and some of the more forward thinking have a strategic action plan. Successful organizations understand they must align several action plans to increase sales. Then comes the marketing plan followed by the sales action plan.

Top Sales Performers Remember to Spin Their Hats

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Sales is not a one dimensional role. Top sales performers understand how their roles must change to adapt to the sales conversations. Consultative sales is a relatively new term to sales. Being in sales is fun and challenging.

A Simple Action Plan for Increasing Sales

Increase Sales

The 2013 third quarter is quickly coming to an end and many salespeople are scrambling to meet their own sales goals or the goals set by their sales managers. This scrambling is a two-fold challenge: No written action plan for increasing sales.

An Action Plan for Sales Improvement, Where Do You Start?

Increase Sales

So where does one start an action plan for sales improvement? Maybe, look to the marketing action plan as to how many sales leads are being generated by inbound and outbound marketing actions? Could you then be more effective in executing those sales strategies and action steps?

Imagine This Truly Forward Thinking Sales Kick Off Meeting

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Sales managers and SMB owners are scrambling to schedule their next Sales Kick Off meeting. One the screen is the predetermined annual sales goal broken down into quarterly goals based upon the last five years of sales per quarter. A new quarter is quickly approaching.

Another Monday Morning and Your Sales Game Plan Is?

Increase Sales

Mondays come and go along with all the sales opportunities they hold. When you have a sales sale game plan, there is a far greater likelihood of capitalizing on those sales opportunities. Possibly, you may wish to consider having a checklist as you begin your sales week. Review and update your sales goals – 1 minute. This checklist can work with your sales game plan. Not really sure how to construct your sales game plan?

What Sales Attitudes Do You Seek When Hiring?

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You want top sales performers. From your own past selling experience, you know top sales performers have the right sales attitudes reinforced by certain sales skills. Yet, how do you find if those sales skills really exist beyond the standard hiring interview?

The Inherent Value of a Simple Action Plan to Increase Sales

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Just imagine if those who make a living selling would adopt the same attitude by having a simple written action plan to increase sales? Given that individuals can be quickly pulled in many different directions, my sense is this simple action plan to increase sales include: Values.

Sales Leadership The Talent of Correcting Others

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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?

Where Politics & Business Collide: Political Donations of B2B Decision Makers

DiscoverOrg Sales

Sales. Sales. It’s interesting to note that Sales and TEDD (Technology, Engineering, Development, and Design) departments donate to Other/Third parties at rate of 1.5 Construction. Construction.

10 questions to help sales managers assess their performance and adapt! – An STC Classic

Sales Training Connection

The same is true of sales managers. If you believe front-line sales managers are the key to a team’s sales success – and we do – the end of Q1 is a good time to look at what’s working, what isn’t working and why. 2015 Sales Momentum, LLC.

The Sales Fools Who Multitask

Increase Sales

How many multitasking sales behaviors are you demonstrating in your SMB world? Are many of those multitasking behaviors connected to your desire to increase sales? Believe it or not the human brain is not constructed to multitask.

7 sales rules of customer loyalty economics

Sales Training Connection

If the economic forecasters are right, and we think they are, then it is a good time to revisit how we can leverage this positive development from a sales perspective. Let’s take a look at what they were talking about and explore what it means for Sales. 2012 Sales Horizons, LLC.

5 Unconventional Tactics of Excellent Sales Managers

Sales and Marketing Management

Davis Excellent sales managers aren’t made overnight. As a manager, you’re always learning and growing along with your sales team. Here are five off-the-beaten-trail tactics you can use to foster those relationships and move toward being an excellent sales manager. Consider the possibility that your management style might be part of the sales rep’s problem. That means you being open to receiving constructive suggestions from your salespeople. Author: Kevin F.

Sales Leadership Talent of Problem Solving Ability

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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

New Year’s Execution – Sales eXecution 280

The Pipeline

While I am not here to knock Big Hairy Audacious Goals , a staple of start of year planning and sales kick offs, they are mostly strategic and anthemic in nature. Most sales people are not aware of the average length of their sales cycle, when asked most will say depends.

Get Some More Sales INDIA now!

Bernadette McClelland

Get Some More Sales INDIA now! Together with my promoter, Tanuja Vashisthi, founder of BRICCKS, we successfully launched Sales Mastery India to a little under 200 B2B sales leaders and sales people, on October 17-19th and are already gearing up for Sales Mastery India, 2013.

Are Behavioral Assessments a Pseudo Science?

Increase Sales

A recent blog post on behavioral assessments, Learn How to Increase Sales with These 5 Assessments, sparked a somewhat curious response by one person who suggested these performance (including sales) diagnostic tools were a pseudo science.

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. But in the end no one said they wanted to go into sales, not one.

So What Makes This Business and Sales Blog Different?

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There are millions of business and sales blogs to be discovered every day. In fact, I support some of my professional colleagues who are sales consultants, sales trainers and sales coaches by broadcasting their blogs. Difference #3 – Sales Philosophy.

Sales Success Maybe Finding the Devil in the Details

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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.

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.

Riddle Me This Please Sales Leaders…

Bernadette McClelland

If there is only ONE thing that is THE most important task salespeople have to do well, that MOST are not doing at all, it is asking carefully constructed questions with a purpose. Bernadette McClelland is a Keynote and Sales Kick-Off Speaker, Executive Sales Leadership Coach, and published author. Coaching Commercial Conversations Conscious Selling Sales Leadership Uncategorized coaching QuestionsHere’s a riddle for you? We explore without traveling.

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.

6 traps successful women avoid in b2b sales

Sales Training Connection

Successful Women in B2B Sales. These women toot their own horns – they don’t wait for their customers or their colleagues to recognize their sales successes. Successful female salespeople come to every B2B sale knowledgeable about their product, competition, and the customer.

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The Anvil or Ladder Approach to Sales Training

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The majority of sales training can either be categorized as one of two approaches: Anvil. Third, an anvil is usually constructed from the same materials. Their physical shapes have changed over the years and are now constructed from a variety of materials. When sales training is examined, much of it is more anvil in construction than ladder. Yesterday I received a survey from a national training association seeking my input on sales training certification.