Sales Eagles Sore! Turkeys Get Consumed.

Steven Rosen

For those of you who are not ready and will not be ready by New Years, all I can say is turkeys will be consumed! Thanksgiving is the time to celebrate and be thankful for our family and friends and all the wonderful blessings we have.

WITCE Wednesdays – Consumer Confidence (Economic Indicators)

A Sales Guy

Wednesday I’m going to cover consumer confidence. Consumer confidence is an economic indicator measuring how the general populace feels about the economy and their own person financial situation. Here is a graph of consumer confidence over the past several years.

Do You Like to Consume Video?

A Sales Guy

It’s more fun and in many cases, easier to consume. Do you like to consume video? What type of video do you consume? As many of you have noticed, I’ve been doing A LOT more video. I’m obsessed with it. I think video tells a much better story.

WITCE Wednesday – Consumer Price Index [Economic Indicators]

A Sales Guy

Last week we talked about consumer confidence. This week we’re gonna tackle, the consumer price index or the dirty word inflation. The (CPI) consumer price index measures the change in price of consumer goods or a “market basket” of goods over time. When inflation increases consumer purchasing power decreases and the real value of wages decreases. I’m kinda enjoying posting on the economic indicators.

The Great Create, The Good Consume and The Poor Ignore

A Sales Guy

The post addressed what we do in our free time, but it was this quote that got my synapses firing: Decide when you are consuming and when you are creating. It implies that everyone creates or consumes, and it’s this assertion that had my mind going crazy. The Good Consume.

14 Ways Buyers Want to Feel

The Sales Heretic

Whether you sell to businesses, governments or consumers, your buyers go through a variety of emotional states during the sales process. Sales business buyer consumers government objections product prospect service You’ve heard before that all buying is emotional.

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6 Qualities Of The Modern Day Sales Professional

MTD Sales Training

Today’s consumer is so up to date on your industry and is willing to play you off with the competition, that you need an unwavering conviction in your product, service and company more so now than at any time in the past. .

A Sales Management Dilemma: Is Your Top Rep a True ?A? Player?

Sales Benchmark Index

15 Questions Your Prospect Wants Answered

The Sales Heretic

Whether they’re consumers or business buyers, they have a lot of fears, concerns and doubts. Sales benefits business buyer concerns consumer doubts fears features prospectWhen it comes to making a buying decision, prospects have a lot on their minds. And as long as those uncertainties remain unresolved, they’re going to be hesitant to buy. The challenge is, prospects don’t always voice their fears and doubts. [.].

Will You Ever Pay Full Price Again? ? Score More Sales

Score More Sales

As a consumer, have you enjoyed the rise of Groupon ? Sales Tips and Strategies to Grow Revenues. About. Consulting. Training. Press. Speaking. Will You Ever Pay Full Price Again? by Lori Richardson on October 7, 2010. Have you noticed all the new counterparts that are “Groupon-like?” ” Here in the Northwest I have subscribed to LocalTwist, Tippr , and DealSpringer.

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The Pipeline

There is definitely an advantage to all the ways one can communicate with potential buyers, not only can you tailor the message, but you can tailor the delivery, helping the audience consume it in a way that best matches their preferred communication mode. Selling to Consumers.

Predictions for 2018 - The Sales Triad Will Provide Record Sales Growth

Understanding the Sales Force

What will consumers do with that extra money?

Hurdle Your Competition by Implementing These Marketing Best Practices

Sales Benchmark Index

Greg’s audience consists of B2C consumers as well as B2B audiences. Joining us for today’s show is Greg Clark, the Chief Marketing Officer for Caliber Collision Centers. Greg has built the Caliber brand to embrace the customer through the entire.

The Science and Art of Selling by Alen Mayer ? Blog Archive.

The Science and Art of Selling

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How to Use Conversational Sales to Keep Up with Modern Buyers

Selling Power

Software development is getting faster every day, and so is the way consumers adopt this technology. Buyer behaviors are always evolving, and sales teams need to keep up with them. Technology plays a key role here. Here are some of the most recent examples. Selling Skills

How to Create an Ebook From Blog Posts and Grow Your Customer List

Fill the Funnel

You need a lead magnet… You need an autoresponder… You need a lead page and some snazzy sales copy… All this is time consuming and doing it over and […]. You’ve heard this already – “the money is in the list”, right?

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Eleven Mistakes that Torpedo Your Trade Show Sales

The Sales Heretic

From general shows to specialty functions; tiny, local shows to gigantic, international affairs; consumer shows to industry events, trade shows are a 13 billion dollar-a-year industry in the U.S. Trade shows are a vital component of many companies’ marketing mix.

Technology Simplifies the Sales Process


Technology simplifies the process and helps consumers prepare to make a decision before they talk to a salesperson. Most consumers today spend hours researching online, talking to friends, reading, checking pricing and financing options, and more.

Sales Leaders: Why You Must Maximize Your Team's Potential


that they consume on the regular basis. This week I was in New Delhi, India working with the sales leadership team at Microsoft’s inside sales digital center. The team was eager to learn new skills, and frankly surprised me with all the sales methodologies, books, podcasts, etc.

#B2BMX Recap: What Every B2B Marketer Should Focus on in 2018

Smart Selling Tools

90% of consumers trust peer recommendations. Consumers are 71% more likely to make a purchase based on social media referrals. 81% of consumers trust advice and information from blogs. I’ve been to many conferences over the years, but lately they’ve been centered around Sales.

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Velocify to Combine Forces with Ellie Mae


Today I am very excited to announce that after building Velocify into the leading consumer sales acceleration platform for the past 13 years we are being acquired by the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI). By joining forces with Ellie Mae we will be able to help our customers provide a full-cycle buying process for their consumers that is as automated and digitalized as the consumer desires it to be.

How Prospects NEED to Feel

The Sales Heretic

Whether you’re selling to businesses or consumers, the buying process is emotional from beginning to end. © Andylim | Dreamstime All buying is emotional. Always.

How Technology is Influencing the Mortgage Experience


It’s still a highly paper-based and fragmented process, but automated underwriting, electronic signatures and online borrower “portals” that let consumers self-drive the approval process are quickly becoming mainstream.

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: Why Should Others Value What You Say?

The Sales Hunter

Years ago I was in the consumer packaged goods industry selling to retailers, and the most arrogant competitor I had were the salespeople with P&G. […]. If you’re a leader, you would think people value your opinion and what you say. Challenge is are they only valuing it because of your position or what you sell? Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills executive sales leader briefing leader

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5 Common Mistakes Hurting Your Email Deliverability


With more stringent laws, increasingly sophisticated spam filters, and consumer cynicism toward email marketing, it’s important to know everything that could affect whether your email gets through. Simply writing an email and pressing “send” doesn’t mean your email will reach its destination.

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Dale Vermillion: 3 Ss to Selling Success in a Competitive Rising Rate Market


From a technology standpoint, Backe says that Velocify focuses heavily on CRM to enable loan officers to better engage with their consumers and referral partners as well as the back office to streamline the process.

10 Things Top Performing Salespeople Do Regularly

The Sales Hunter

Do not allow email and other routine activities to consume their time or their mental focus. Without a doubt, there are things that top salespeople do in order to excel in their professional and personal lives. Top salespeople… 1. Plan their week and work their plan.

Use Continuous Forecasting to Improve Your Chances of Hitting Targets

Smart Selling Tools

A common complaint in organizations is that the forecast is an onerous and time-consuming task. When the forecasting process is onerous and time-consuming, there’s a risk that the data will quickly become obsolete and what informs the forecast isn’t accurate information.

Trade Marketing Manager: Definition, Job Description, Salary, and More


Everyone knows about consumer marketing, but how are those companies getting those products in front of consumers in the first place? Trade marketing managers are the first line of sales, making products appealing to the distributors, brokers, and retailers in charge of selling them to consumers. This is where trade marketing comes in.

Closing Time: Learning Lessons From AI


Other types of software can evaluate data about a consumer and determine whether that consumer is ready, willing and able to buy a home. For example, more and more lenders are launching online portals that allow consumers to get a mortgage without the involvement of a loan officer.

Sales Prospecting Checklist


It’s time-consuming, monotonous, and filled with rejection. Prospecting is the most challenging part of a sales professional’s job. But prospecting is also indispensable. Without a pipeline of quality prospects, a salesperson cannot succeed.

4 Ways to Nurture Marketing Qualified Leads into Sales Qualified Leads


Setting up multiple, automated workflows can be complicated and time-consuming for sales reps and marketers alike, but at the end of the day you’re not going to close any more deals without focusing on your qualified leads and bottom-of-the-funnel offers. What percentage of your organization’s marketing efforts are focused on the top of the funnel? If you don’t know, now might be a good time to re-evaluate your current strategy.

B2B Mobile Marketing: 15 Ideas You Can Use Today.


The good news is that B2B mobile marketing can be every bit as useful in the business marketplace as it is in the consumer marketplace. Are you interested in learning more about B2B mobile marketing?

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3 Ways to Increase Sales in Rural Markets

Sales and Marketing

Teaser: In the consumer and B2B landscape, sales in a rural market requires a different outlook than in urban locations. In the consumer and B2B landscape, sales in a rural market requires a different outlook than in urban locations. Issue Date: 2015-09-14.

B2B is Dead – Long Live B2P

DiscoverOrg Sales

The terms B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) are essential, elementary for a person beginning the journey into the professional world. Consumers generally evolve and conform to the “beat of the brand drum.”. B2B vs B2C vs B2P.

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The Sales Ethics of Personalization


With all the consumer data now available, you could potentially know almost everything about the next person who walks into your store or visits your website. You’ll sometimes see the word “creepy” pop up in discussions about personalization, but instead of being a critique of ethics, these discussions are about how the consumer perceives your efforts. What do you think of sales ethics of personalization? Have you used personalization in your business?

6 Ways to Provide Superior Customer Service After the Sale

The Center for Sales Strategy

According to MediaPost , only 17% of consumers think manufacturers and retailers are extremely good at caring for their customers after a sale. Recently, I was preparing for a presentation about the retail industry. An interesting statistic about customer service jumped out at me. This was a surprising figure to me. It’s tough to earn a repeat customer if you don’t follow through and offer superior customer service.

Trade Marketing: Everything You Need to Know (And Nothing You Don’t)


All businesses realize the importance of marketing to consumers. However, many businesses fail to develop proper strategies when it comes to marketing products to the wholesalers, distributors, and retailers that bring them to the consumers, a phenomenon known as trade marketing. After all, if people don’t know your product exists, there will be no demand for it in the market, and that means no sales.

Top 3 Tips on How to Validate, Calibrate Marketing Automation


These include renewals, consumable purchases, webinar reminders and follow-up, and automated follow-up after a prospect downloads content. As an example, for one IT security company, consumers of up to five pieces of content were much better prospects than those individuals who consumed six or more pieces of content. How can you dramatically improve ROI on marketing automation investments? Read these top three tips for when and how to use marketing automation—and when not to.

In Sales and Marketing Feelings Count More than Logic

Increase Sales

The CMO Council and Dow Jones surveyed over 2,000 consumers from North America and the United Kingdom which revealed the importance of feelings in sales and marketing messages. Of course, the word feelings does not appear in the research yet when discussing reactions to what bothers consumers most respective to brand advertising feelings are behind all of these responses such as: False, misleading or phony advertising.