Thu.Apr 20, 2017

Why Reps Hate Asking for Referrals Just as Much as Cold Calling

No More Cold Calling

Here’s how to cure your prospecting problem. Let’s set the record straight: Most everyone on your sales team has call reluctance—whether they’re cold calling or asking for referrals. Surprised? I was. What’s to fear about prospecting? After all, I only talk to people who want to talk to me.

Don’t Suffer! 10 Symptoms of a Failing Go-To-Market Strategy

Pipeliner

Your company go-to-market strategy is the key driver of your business. For that reason it needs to be easily understood by both employees and target customers–hence it needs to be simple. It informs your positioning, messaging, marketing and how you sell.

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Sales Management Thought Leadership:  efficient effectiveness

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management Thought Leadership: efficient effectiveness. As an Eagle Scout I can discuss the topic of “Be Prepared” easily and based upon my upcoming vacation next week it could lend more credibility.

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7 Barriers to High Employee Engagement for Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

Article Corporate Strategy Sales Strategy employee engagement sales team engagement

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Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

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Sales Leaders Heads Hurt When Thinking about Tech Tools

Score More Sales

Several main stage talks and numerous breakout sessions at the 2017 AA-ISP Leadership Conference referenced the many thousands of sales tools in existence and how confusing it can be for sales leadership. It is enough to make your head spin. While you may be using 3 or 4 or more of these tools, the average number of apps in a high growth sales development team tech stack is 5 (according to TOPO.)

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Victim OR Victor

Bob Burg's Blog

In this blog we’ve often discussed the “false dilemma” — the unnecessary use of the word “or.” ” For example, “Wealthy OR Happy” as though it’s necessarily one OR the other when of course it can and should be both.

How to Be a Yes Woman (or Man)

The Sales Blog

There are some people who have wired themselves to say “no.” There is no risk that is worth taking. There is no new initiative that is worth pursuing. There are no changes worth making. If they get to weigh in on a decision, their answer is universally “no.”

Industry Buzz – April 2017

Software Business Blog

Hi Sellers! We’re excited to bring you this month’s Industry Buzz! It’s filled with information about eCommerce, subscriptions and SaaS trends, as well as tons of great links to articles about maximizing conversions and selling SaaS to B2B. So keep on reading! Avangate Is Now 2Checkout.

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

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

Why I Won’t Invest Time In You!

Partners in Excellence

I get deluged with emails and calls asking me for a short phone conversation. Here’s how one stated today: Hi there – Just read your post. Body of pitch selling me something.] More details below. Hope to hear back from you soon. Thanks, [Name deleted to spare this person the shame of being called out for cluelessness]. I was actually mildly interested in what this guy was offering, but then decided to ignore the email.

Proven Steps to Earn Brand Preference with Content Marketing

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us for today’s show is Mary Clark, a Chief Marketing Officer who knows a thing or two about building brand preference. Today’s topic is focused on content marketing. Mary and I leveraged the SBI annual workbook to guide our conversation. To follow.

The Humility To Dominate.

Dan Waldschmidt

You’re not too good to get on your knees and work for success. . That’s what it takes to achieve greatness. Humility. A deep sense of mission and purpose. . You might feel like you’ve struggled too long to still be in this position right now. . You might feel like you’re above the p rimacy of doing whatever it takes. . In truth, you can never outgrow desire. . You never stop needing to be humble and hopeful. That’s the secret to domination.

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Saving the Earth One Email at a Time

Inside Campaigner

Marketing is not exactly known for being an eco-friendly industry. In fact, the U.S. uses about 68 million trees each year to produce 17 billion catalogs and 65 billion pieces of direct mail, according to the American Forest and Paper Association.

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.