Fri.Sep 21, 2018

You’re Done with the Revenue Plan; What’s Next?

Sales Benchmark Index

“Hello 2019, we’ll be right with you!”. Most of my clients have been in non-stop planning meetings since mid-August and earlier. Long days of adjusting and readjusting budgets and expectations. New tools make the process easier, however the resource allocation decisions.

A Little Healthy Competition: Enabling the Competitive Nature of Sales


It’s no secret that sales reps have it tough, and their jobs are only getting tougher. A 2018 State of Sales Enablement report shows that nearly 70% of respondents reported that their company’s sales process were becoming more complex.

5 Sales Enablement Takeaways from the 2018 #SESociety Conference


This year’s Sales Enablement Society Annual Conference wrapped up this week. What did attendees take away from the event

Perfect Your Market Entry Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on hbspt.cta.load(23541, '39dd4f48-b0ca-486a-9fa5-4e1fb27489aa', {}); is Walt Megura, the Vice President of Emerging Industry Segments and Channels for Ericcson, one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, with about 40% of.

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 white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Aligning With The Customer Buying Journey

Partners in Excellence

We know we have to align our marketing and sales processes with the customer buying journey. That used to be simple when we considered the buying journey to be relatively linear.

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Your Sales Prevention Department | Sales Strategies

Engage Selling

have a question for you: do you have a sales prevention department? You most likely do and don’t even know it.

Live from Dreamforce: How to Engage Pre, During and Post Events While Maximizing Resources

Sales Hacker

The post Live from Dreamforce: How to Engage Pre, During and Post Events While Maximizing Resources appeared first on Sales Hacker. Marquee Outreach Partner Sales & Marketing Webinars

“Insanely” Short Sales Cycles Have This Key Ingredient

There I was at the beginning of a new sales cycle, wrapping up the first meeting. Can I pencil you in for next week?”. Even though they seemed interested, they were hurrying to get off the call. They all had other meetings to get to, and I was holding them up.

Research: The Explosive Growth of Slack Is Creating New Roles to Manage Collaboration


Five years ago, no one had ever heard of Slack. Launched in 2013, Slack exploded onto the business landscape, quickly becoming the fastest-growing business application of all time. The reason?

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.

Reaching Out to Buyers When They’re Inactive on Social Media


Are you unable to reach your buyers on social media while conducting your digital prospecting ? They might not be there. OR, they could be passive users like 90 percent of executives who mostly only consume information on social media. This can make reaching out to buyers difficult.

The Fourth Value Conversation

Corporate Visions

Or, When and Why to Break the Rule of Threes. There’s something so clean, clear, and economical about grouping things in threes. I just did it there.

How Great Salespeople Close Deals “Insanely”? Fast, According to New Data

“Can I pencil you in for next week?”. I was wrapping up a sales meeting with a new account. Even though they seemed interested, they were hurrying to get off the call. They all had other meetings to get to, and I was holding them up. Sure,” said my main contact, feeling rushed.

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Weekly Roundup: TED Talks Every Sales Professional Should Watch + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

- WHAT'S MOTIVATING US THIS WEEK -. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SUCCESSFUL PERSON AND OTHERS IS NOT A LACK OF STRENGTH, NOT A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, BUT RATHER A LACK OF WILL". VINCE LOMBARDI. WHAT WE'VE BEEN READING THIS WEEK -. > > 10 TED Talks Every Sales Professional Should Watch in 2018 — Hubspot. Great sales departments motivate their employees with incentives, contests, and -- you guessed it -- pep talks.

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.

Let’s Talk Sales! Inspirational Quote from Melany Gallant – Episode 84

criteria for success

Are you interested in learning more about creating a learning culture? This quote from Melany Gallant shows how important it is to put knowledge into practice. Read on to learn more about this week's Let's Talk Sales inspiration.

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Thinking About Becoming an Amazon Affiliate? Everything You Need to Know About the Associate Program

Hubspot Sales

The Amazon affiliate program, also called “Amazon Associates” can be an easy way to monetize your website or blog. Simply sign up, receive immediate approval, and place Amazon affiliate links on your site today.

Do You Speak With Confidence?

Women Sales Pros

People often ask me if I get nervous before delivering a presentation. Right now, I’m on a plane headed to Dallas to present a 12 minute TED style talk to over 500 CEOs and entrepreneurs. Am I nervous? You betcha! Research shows speaking in public is the number one fear humans face.

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The Top 50 Famous Movie Quotes (How Many Do You Know?)

Hubspot Sales

Movies can be an escape from reality or an inspiration. We often relate to the characters, situations they’re presented with, or words they speak. And many famous quotes have originated from movies.

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In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

Is a fixed fee a black box?

Nyden on Negotiation

During my mentoring, I was co-negotiation a 15 year contract. The stakeholder leadership wanted a early termination agreement in the agreement with a fixed fee. They wanted a buy-out in the agreement for early termination. Watch the video and tell me what you think.

Why Your Sales Forecasts Suck (and What to Do About It)

Hubspot Sales

What is a sales forecast? A sales forecast is the amount of revenue a sales team expects to earn over a given period of time, usually a year. It’s calculated using a variety of criteria including, previous years’ data, market analysis, and sales reps’ output estimates.

A GDPR Email That I Love!


A GDPR Email You Won’t Put in the Trash Folder.

Do You Speak Too Quickly?

Anne Miller

You don’t have to be a cook to know that you can’t put ten pounds of stuffing into a five bound bird. Yet, metaphorically, presenters do that when they talk fast in an enthusiastic effort to get everything into a listener’s mind as quickly as possible. The mind can only take in and process so much at a time. The fact is that what satisfies the fast-talking presenter only exhausts the overwhelmed listener. The net effect practically guarantees lack of understanding, retention, or attention.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Do you build Bridge or Fence? – Author Unknown

Selling Fearlessly

Once upon a time two brothers, who lived on adjoining farms, fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed without a conflict. Then the long collaboration fell apart.


7 Tips Your Sales Reps Can Use to Master Cross-Selling and Upselling

The Brooks Group

Cross-selling and upselling represent easy wins for increasing revenue, because existing customers are far more likely to buy than a new prospect. Marketing Metrics puts the odds of making a sale at 60-70% for existing customers and only 5-20% for new prospects.

Selling to a Property Manager, Part Two

Selling Energy

What does it mean to get the job done? Selling Performance


[Part 3] Execute on Account-based Marketing: Value Selling to Stakeholders at Key Accounts


Account-Based Selling (ABS) is necessary to execute effectively on Account-Based Marketing (ABM). ABS in the best B2B commercial organizations is deployed effectively by using Value Propositions.

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.