Tue.Oct 08, 2019

The Telephone In The Age Of Asynchronous Prospecting

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. We all know the expression “the calm before the storm”, but most of us in sales experience the reverse. Selling can feel like the storm before the calm, with the calm is always “just around the corner”.

The 3 Most Effective Sales Negotiations Skills


Profitability in sales is in question. Customers are more empowered by information and more sensitive to risk. Moreover, an increasing number of buyer side stakeholders means that pricing pressure is compounding.

How Sales Leaders Leverage Market Listening Paths When Planning for 2020

Sales Benchmark Index

Earlier this year, SBI consultant Kirk Snider wrote, “the only way to provide a good experience is to listen to what your customer is saying.” ” In his article, he shares why implementing different, and numerous types of listening paths are.

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Knowing the Customer’s Timeline to Buy – How Can I Tell If I Have Qualified Prospects?

The Sales Hunter

The number one competitor every salesperson faces is the “no decision.” This is the customer who despite everything you do chooses to not do anything. They might choose to stay with their current supplier or simply say no just to postpone making a decision. Either way, for you, it is time wasted.

Successful Social Selling Best Practices Guide

This best practices guide focuses on helping you organize, harness and capitalize on the information, buying signals and qualified prospects identifying themselves to you online every single day.

10 Podcasts to Help Build Your Business Acumen

The Center for Sales Strategy

Many clients at The Center for Sales Strategy are essentially in the business of helping companies grow their business. In order to do that effectively, we teach salespeople how to think like a business owner.

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How to Demo Like a Boss

Anthony Iannarino

There are more ways to get a demo wrong than there are ways to make it compelling and useful. If what you sell requires you demo for your prospective clients, the following eight laws will allow you to rule your demo—and improve your odds of winning. A Demo is a Sales Call.

70 of the Best Sales Enablement Tools to Arm Your Team With

Hubspot Sales

Approaching a task armed with the tools, systems, and knowledge you need just feels better than walking in unprepared. This is especially important for sales professionals — and sales organizations are making greater strides to ensure their reps are successful on the job.

Are You A Real Salesperson Or Not With Bill Parry At AspenTech


??? Bill Parry of Aspen Technology talks about the qualities of sales professionals and what you can do to improve the performance of your salespeople. Read on to find out more.

#noCRM with #LessisMore


What does #noCRM mean in theory and in practice? And what can it mean to you if you live and breathe the world of sales and revenue? A Brief Look Back In Time Let’s take a step back. The CRM industry started in the early 1980s. If it were an adult it would be a […].

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Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Enterprise sales lessons: How I almost closed Google, Intuit & Oracle


Enterprise sales can be a treacherous territory if you’re an inexperienced startup founder. Here’s the story of how it made my first startup go belly-up. From B2C to B2B. It was mid 2007. We were a tiny team—just myself as the founder and one engineer.

Is It Easy for People to do Business with You?

Selling Energy

In this day and age, people are used to making purchasing decisions in seconds.


Do You Focus On Your Prospect?

Smooth Sale

Attract The Right Job Or Clientele: The differentiator for losing or winning a sale is whether you focus on your prospect. Unless the prospective client needs what you are selling and sees the value, the potential purchase will be lost.

Sales Enablement: Now We Come to People


My last blog post was dedicated to the statement that sales enablement, contrary to what many of my colleagues say, does not begin with people. In actuality, it begins with processes. Once those processes are up and running, then, we get to people. Which people are we talking about?

Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

Three Ways Sales Professionals Can Stay Relevant

Sandler Training

Selling for a living in the twenty-first century requires coming to terms with a dizzying array of interconnected, hard-to-anticipate changes in the areas of technology, marketplace trends, and client agendas.

Recap: How Your Direct-to-Consumer Support Team Can Sleigh the Holidays


We all know that the holidays season isn’t just sugar plums and snowmen — especially not for direct-to-consumer brands. Order volumes are high, seasonal policies and promotions are plentiful, and over 40% of revenue is on the line. And no one is feeling the pressure quite like customer support teams.

How Sellers Can Benefit from Social Selling

Miller Heiman Group

Conditioned by their experiences as consumers in receiving personalized and seamless experiences from brands, today’s B2B buyers expect sellers to provide a similar experience throughout the buying cycle. Sellers must understand the entire customer path and develop experiences that place customers at the center.

6 Web Form Optimization Tips to Maximize Conversions


Everyone knows you need to include forms on your website to capture leads. But, it’s not enough to just slap a few form fields on your landing pages and call it a day. If you want your forms to convert, and convert consistently, you need a thorough web form optimization strategy.

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.

Join AWS Sales Enablement Leaders at SES 2019 for a Hands-on Workshop Supported by MindTickle


MindTickle is thrilled to participate in this year’s Sales Enablement Society’s Annual Conference ! For those who aren’t familiar with the event, the conference features the industry’s best and brightest professional sales enablement leaders and practitioners.

How to Develop a Customer Insight Report Your Whole Team Can Use


Customer acquisitions often require a combined effort from sales, marketing, product leaders, and executives. For account-based selling to be successful, everyone must maintain a comprehensive understanding of the customer. Enter, the Customer Insight Report.

?? Creating Core Values in a Digital World


If you ask most people about the core values of the company that they currently work for, they either don’t know the core values. Or, if they do know them, they aren’t integrated succinctly into the company culture and aren’t taken seriously.

How to Map, Audit, and Optimize Content Along the Buyer’s Journey


When traveling somewhere new, most of us rely on apps like Google Maps to discover the best route to take. These apps also alert us of obstacles we may not have foreseen, even during trips we know like the back of our hand.

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Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.” In this webinar, sales enablement expert Mike Kunkle will break down how modern technology removes the need for ILT in sales training - and will also explain how to effectively integrate ILT into your modern training, if you want to continue using it!

Need a Sales Training Program? 3 Ways to Leverage Your Sales PlayBook

criteria for success

Would your organization benefit from a sales training program? Are you aware of the signs that indicate you need one? If you're unsure, then you've come to the right place!

?? Video Marketing


Videos provide a lot of information to consumers that may not always be obvious over the phone or online communication. It allows for an interested person to understand a salespersons emotions, personality, mannerisms, etc. It is one of the best ways to show who you are and what you can do.

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The Pipeline Review

Partners in Excellence

I was meeting with a client, we were doing the first pipeline review as part of their implementation of the Sales Execution Framework.

Introducing Accelerate, The Global Community for Sales Enablement Practitioners


Today, I’m excited to announce the launch of Accelerate by Showpad. Accelerate is a virtual community for sales enablement practitioners across the globe to connect, find inspiration and build their skills through a variety of free learning resources. .

Supercharge Your Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO, Sales Readiness Group, and David Jacoby, President, Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training, but many sales leaders report a low ROI from their sales training initiatives. Join us, along with Ray Makela and David Jacoby from Sales Readiness Group, as they break down the five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing CRMs

Nimble - Sales

If your message is not relevant to your customers, or they are not present on the channel you often use, then you will not be able to convert them. How will you understand the channels or the experiences that seem relevant to the user?

Why a quality Sales enablement solution is a must-have business asset


When looking at core tenets of the selling process, it’s easy to see that information is a coin of the Sales realm. Therein lies a key factor behind the importance of enablement software that drives effective Sales processes.

Human First, Manager Second with Meg Hewitt {Hey Salespeople Podcast}


Sales Development Reps and Account Executives are two entirely different roles. How you manage those two roles should also be entirely different.