Tue.Mar 27, 2012

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The 5 Immutable Laws of Selling

Smart Selling Tools

Tweet Our world, along with the entire cosmos in which we reside, is governed by what we understand as the laws of physics. And whatever affect these forces may have upon the course of our day-to-day endeavors, they are as unchangeable, and indeed as unstoppable, as time itself.

Sales Leadership The Talent of Self Starting Ability

Increase Sales

Imagine for a moment a sales leadership team of individuals all demonstrating the self starting ability to do what they need to do without being told or extrinsically motivated. These self starters only come to you in sales management or as the small business owner when they have questions beyond their job descriptions or need clarification specific to current operating policies and procedures provided your firm has them.

Spraying and Praying is Not Prospecting

The Sales Hunter

To be successful at sales prospecting, you have to have a plan. Spraying and praying is not a plan! Far too many salespeople have the belief that if they just throw enough stuff out there, spend enough time doing what they think is prospecting, then they will be successful.

Lean Processes and DOWNTIME

The Productivity Pro

While it hasn’t always been practiced with any great rigor, the concept of waste reduction has long been a part of American business tradition. Ben Franklin’s common- sense reminders of “waste not, want not,” and “a penny saved is a penny earned” have been well taken by such luminaries as Henry Ford, who introduced the modern assembly line, and the founders of time-and-motion studies and scientific management, Frank Gilbreth and Frederick Winslow Taylor.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

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The Greatness Test

A Sales Guy

You want to know if you are great or destine for greatness? There is a simple test that will tell you. The test: Ask yourself this question; “If you were tgiven $100,000,000 for what you do, would you continue to do it afterward? Would you continue to do it with the same tenacity and commitment you do today? If the answer is yes, then you are great or on your way to greatness. If the answer is no, you may be good, even very good, but you will never be great.

Banking 20

The Consequences of Dropping Our Pants Too Early

Jonathan Farrington

I suppose I should consider myself quite fortunate that my first sales manager was such a strong disciplinarian. By “strong” I mean he was a tough, uncompromising, unsympathetic, no-nonsense type of guy. Unfortunately he was also bigoted, racist, homo-phobic and chauvinistic.

Strategic Questions? Why You Better Get Some.

The Sales Hunter

If you don’t understand the power of strategic questioning, you are missing out on a vital tool in high-profit selling. Building long-term relationships with customers and prospects requires that you ask strategic questions.

EOQ Motivational Sales Text Messages

Productivity and Motivational Tips for Inside Sale

You’ve only got a few days left before closing one of the most important quarters in a long time. Everything seems to converge this quarter: the new team you’ve been ramping up, the higher quota goals you’ve been assigned for the year, the fresh new leads that marketing has generated for you, the elusive buyer who has finally decided to release her tightly held budget.

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The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

Find and engage customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks.

Planning an exit strategy for your business

GKIC Blog

Far too many business owners do not realize that, as your business grows, careful strategic planning to sell your business is just as important as a business plan to launch and grow your business. In addition to an independent lifestyle and personal fulfillment, a successful exit is the primary motivator for business ownership and entrepreneurship. Not to mention that a successful exit tends to improve one’s lifestyle and personal fulfillment…).

Are you juggling Sales 2.0 reps with a Sales 1.0 system?

MTD Sales Training

Recently, Sean was asked to contribute to a webinar on the topic of outdated CRM systems in the modern selling world of today, for leading online business publication MyCustomer.com. MyCustomer.com is produced specifically for customer relationship managers and other customer management professionals across the UK, and Sean was invited to attend the webinar to discuss

What Do You Do To Attract Passive Job Seekers?

Sales Tips & Techniques

A sales consultant manager team has to constantly be on the lookout for new talent, especially given the high turnover rate that exists in the modern business world. Passive job seekers represent a group of employees who are currently employed, but may be open to a move either due to a problem within their company or because they receive a better offer elsewhere.

Using NPS to Promote Internal Improvements and Decrease Detractors

The 1to1 Media Blog

Parents always tell their children to disregard what others think--to march to the beat of their own drum. But for businesses across the board, from fledglings to old timers, consideration of how others perceive the company's products and services can mean the difference between success and failure. One way many companies are getting insight into that perception is by asking how likely customers are to refer friends or associates.

Secrets to Successful Inside Sales Management

Learn a variety of best practices, techniques and ideas to both tactically and strategically increase the efficacy, success and impact of your inside sales organization.

Avoid striking out before you even get to the plate: five early-stage lead gen tips

Buyer Zone's Lead Generation Blog

The very top of the lead gen funnel is a dangerous place. Potential leads at this stage haven't given you any information yet, so you don't get a second chance to win them back. And they're just beginning to interact with your brand, through your.

Win Or Lose, Do It Fast!

Partners in Excellence

The only thing worse than losing is losing after a loooonnnnnnng sales cycle. I’m constantly amazed at sales people investing time and resource chasing bad deals, but too many fall into the trap and stay there. It’s tough finding opportunities these days. Many sales people are desperate to find something, anything, get a prospect to find a deal. We struggle to find someone that’s willing to meet us.

Why You Should Attend the AA-ISP Leadership Summit

The Sales Insider

Ken Krogue and Dave Elkington. Inside Sales Culture Inside Sales Thought Leaders

Create Connection to Build RAVING Fans

Direct Sales Classroom

I've talked before about connecting with your clients through a website for your business and have mentioned the use of an email contact service like MailChimp. I love MailChimp for their humor and I refer my clients to them all the time. Best of all, for small lists, their service is free. please link to previous posts). Direct Sales Marketing Ideas autoresponders blogging Elian Evans Guest posts sales strategies

Successful Selling

Matt Heinz explains how to attract, manage, close and keep more business in a buyer-centric world.

Hoffman's Hot Seat: Interacting With the Empowered Customer

The 1to1 Media Blog

1to1 Media's Tom Hoffman speaks with Dave Capuano, Vice President of Marketing at Vovici, a Verint Company, about different approaches for engaging today's empowered customer. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog. Customer Experience Customer Loyalty Customer Service Customer Strategy Data Analytics Emerging Trends Marketing Voice of the Customer customer engagement voiceofthecustomerintelligence

E-mail marketing tips from a recruitment guru

Sales and Marketing

E-mail is a quick and efficient way to reach a lot of prospects in a short amount of time. Dougles Chan is a recruitment and retention guru (dougleschan.com) who uses electronic platforms to maximize his recruitment business.

Sales REP Or Sales PRO?

Ideal Sales Blog

S ales professionals are among business owners’ greatest assets. These talented and tenacious individuals advance the frontline of a business in the marketplace. Their work is vital to the success of the businesses they serve. Unfortunately, these individuals are becoming increasingly difficult to find. The sales occupation continues to change from the influx of sales representatives into the workforce.

Avoid striking out before you even get to the plate: five early-stage lead gen tips

Buyer Zone's Lead Generation Blog

The very top of the lead gen funnel is a dangerous place. Potential leads at this stage haven't given you any information yet, so you don't get a second chance to win them back. And they're just beginning to interact with your brand, through your.

Sales “Secrets”

Ideal Sales Blog

A recent magazine article, entitled Sales Secrets of Top Sales Professionals , listed “secrets” that should be common practices of any sales professional—inexperienced or seasoned. One such secret listed was, “listen to your customers.” ” Surely, “top sales professionals” have more to offer than the “secrets” contained in this article.

Top Sales Enablement Trends

Ideal Sales Blog

W hile the etymology of “sales enablement” is unclear, over the past decade or so, the term has come to be embraced as part of sales nomenclature. Regarded as synonymous with “sales readiness" and "sales effectiveness,” the definition involves synergy among: the systems of people; processes; and technology in collaborative function to maximize revenue from sales activities.

Sales REP Or Sales PRO?

Ideal Sales Blog

S ales professionals are among business owners’ greatest assets. These talented and tenacious individuals advance the frontline of a business in the marketplace. Their work is vital to the success of the businesses they serve. Unfortunately, these individuals are becoming increasingly difficult to find. The sales occupation continues to change from the influx of sales representatives into the workforce.

Sales “Secrets”

Ideal Sales Blog

A recent magazine article, entitled Sales Secrets of Top Sales Professionals , listed “secrets” that should be common practices of any sales professional—inexperienced or seasoned. One such secret listed was, “listen to your customers.” ” Surely, “top sales professionals” have more to offer than the “secrets” contained in this article.

Top Sales Enablement Trends

Ideal Sales Blog

W hile the etymology of “sales enablement” is unclear, over the past decade or so, the term has come to be embraced as part of sales nomenclature. Regarded as synonymous with “sales readiness" and "sales effectiveness,” the definition involves synergy among: the systems of people; processes; and technology in collaborative function to maximize revenue from sales activities.