Wed.Mar 13, 2019

How to Diagnose Why Your Sales Forecast is Inaccurate


Falling short of your goal is one thing. Falling short of your quarterly goal after telling your CEO that you will definitely hit your goal? Well, that’s a different level of egg-on-your-face altogether.

One Question Provides Salespeople with Instant Feedback on How Well They Differentiated

Understanding the Sales Force

Most salespeople do not know the difference between their prospects' decision-making process compared with their decision-making criteria. What's worse is that even more salespeople don't even bother asking about it.

3 Voicemails That Will Ruin Your Deals.

MJ Hoffman

The hang-up artist, the rambler, the rapid-fire caller – chances are you know a salesperson using these voicemail techniques. Maybe you are one of these salespeople. I’m here today, on behalf of prospects everywhere, to ask you to stop.

Follow Up Tips

Selling Energy

We sow the seeds of our own destruction by not following up with customers. My philosophy is when you send a proposal, you've got to follow up from the beginning. I also recommend a multi-modal approach.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica whitepaper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

The 6 Proven Tricks to Get Your Prospect’s Attention in 30 Seconds or Less

Hubspot Sales

Today's buyers are busier than ever before. So for a sales rep to connect with a prospect, they must supersede all the other tasks, priorities, emails, meetings, and notifications the prospect has on their plate at that very minute.

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Show Me the Money

Anthony Cole Training

Without revenue, a sale cannot be made. However, making a sale is not all about the money, and it is a salesperson's duty to overcome their prospect's money problem and be prepared for what objections are thrown their way.

How to Be a Memorable Salesperson Part 9: Follow Through


The opposite of memorable is forgettable. Unremarkable. Average. You are none of those things. So why act like it? Why act like every other seller out there, blending in to a sea of sameness? The work of selling is a lot more fun when you do the things that make you a standout.

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Misconceptions About Outsourcing In Emerging Markets

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Rilind Elezaj There are people who have made it their business to use misconceptions and unfounded myths to scare businesses from outsourcing in emerging markets.

Is the bandwagon effect destroying your effectiveness?


What do fashion trends, U.S. elections, and your sales team have in common? They’re all influenced, for better and worse, by the bandwagon effect. Sales Management Research

10 Sales Leaders Share their Strategies for Writing Winning Proposals

PandaDoc interviewed 10 CROs and Sales leaders from companies like G2 Crowd, Sales Hacker, and Zendesk about their strategies for winning sales proposals. This eBook contains their insights and actionable takeaways that will give your team a leg up on the competition.

7 Habits the Most Productive Marketers Swear By


Why do some marketers seem to generate significantly better results than others? It may seem like successful marketers are simply more skilled and motivated— but often, this is not the case. In reality, routines and habits are what separates best-in-class marketers from the rest of the pack.

Struggling with Sales Enablement in Your Organization? Here’s How You Can Course-Correct Today

Miller Heiman Group

While many organizations reported increased adoption of a sales enablement function in recent years, several still struggle to use it effectively to achieve their goals. According to CSO Insights’ 4th Annual Sales Enablement Study , 61 percent of organizations have a sales enablement function. Of those, only 34.4 percent of respondents indicated they were meeting the majority of their expectations.

Product Centric Selling, It Really Is About Us!

Partners in Excellence

I’ve been having an email conversation with a colleague about, “Why are sales people so product focused in their sales outreach?”

How Context Impacts Selling

criteria for success

This article is influenced by articles written by Michael Jensen, Professor at Harvard Business School; Werner Erhard, founder of EST; Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point; and my own experience in working with many salespeople and business executives.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

Stop Focusing On The Top Of The Pipeline!

Partners in Excellence

Virtually every sales person and organization have pipeline/funnel problems. Almost all the time, they are anemic. Virtually every pipeline has quality and integrity issues. Likewise, there are too many velocity issues.

Personal Branding in Sales: Your Social Media Presence

Janek Performance Group

Recently, we provided an introductory guide to personal branding in sales. Today, we’re continuing our series by looking at personal branding on social media.

Increase Your ROI with a Less Complex Sales Compensation Plan


Discover how less complex sales compensation plans can increase performance and ROI. Incentive Compensation Sales Performance Management

Lemons (Literally) Into Lemonade

Anne Miller

What do you do when you sell a superior premium priced product that looks to a buyer like every other (cheaper) item in your category? That is the challenge Shirl Tessier constantly faces as a distributor for Shaklee food supplements.

How to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

6 Ways to Turn a List to Leads

Alice Heiman

I can never write enough about prospecting. It is essential to staying in business! Dips in sales are tough on cash flow and moral. In order for your company to have steady growth, you need a steady flow of leads. Many businesses lack a process for lead generation , if you don’t have one, you are not alone. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but you do have to have a process. Here’s a simple process you can adopt.

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Can Posture Reduce Rejection?

Go for No!

When it comes to ‘Go for No’ we often talk about the ‘numbers game’ aspect. That is only one small piece of what a ‘Go for No!” ” mindset is all about. One powerful nuance has to do with your physical posture.

Are Transactional AE's an Endangered Species?

The Center for Sales Strategy

As I look into my "crystal ball," I foresee a future where the transactional salesperson is an elusive and rare creature. Have they all been completely wiped out by Artificial Intelligent (AI) computer networks where all advertising buying and selling occurs?

Lemons (Literally) Into Lemonade

Anne Miller

What do you do when you sell a superior premium priced product that looks to a buyer like every other (cheaper) item in your category? That is the challenge Shirl Tessier constantly faces as a distributor for Shaklee food supplements.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

How to Pick The Perfect Partner Bracket


While everyone loves March Madness, the last thing anyone needs is for their search for partners to be actual madness. Just like winning the $1 Billion dollars that’s up for grabs, attaining a perfect partner bracket can seem impossible.

Business Development Hiring Resources: Job Description Template & Examples

Hubspot Sales

What is business development? It refers to the activities designed to expand your company's reach in a new market. The primary focus of this business function is to identify potential good-fit customers using prospecting techniques.

When it’s time for a SDR to break up with a lead


Just because a lead has been qualified, it doesn’t mean they are going to become a customer. Although it varies by industry, research has shown that only 20-30% of sales qualified leads (SQLs) close. That […]. The post When it’s time for a SDR to break up with a lead appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy inside sales tips Lead Qualification sales qualification

Master of Negotiations


Become an Expert of Negotiations. Negotiations don’t always come naturally to everyone, and some of us absolutely despise this part of doing business. Negotiating is a learned skill that you acquire by practicing.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Sales Metrics Smackdown: Are These 3 Inside Sales Metrics Overrated?

Are you sure you’re tracking the right sales metrics? In this post, we’ll talk about which metrics sales leaders can use to evaluate sales reps. RELATED: A Winning Sales Culture Starts With the Right Sales Metrics In this article: Do Sales Reps Care About Sales Performance Metrics?

5 ways your sales process impacts pricing

Infoteam Consulting

Sales people who fail, often blame price. Good sales people not only make the sale but they avoid or minimise price concessions and their customers believe they’ve received great value.

League Leaders: An Interview with Justin Gauthier

Closer's Coffee

Tell me about who you are and where you come from. I grew up playing basketball , football, and snowboarding in British Columbia where there’s not much to offer unless you want to live in Vancouver.