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Which sales commission structure results in the best performance?

The short answer is it depends on you, your business, and your goals. There is no magic formula for commission planning. And while that might sound like a cop-out, I’ve been through it several times in previous companies and it’s invariably a test-driven process.

On Distortion

Bernadette McClelland

What does this rock formation have in common with what’s going on inside your head? Sometimes we interpret things and we are wrong – it could be a frown we see as disapproval when we’re not, in fact, privvy to the thinking going on behind the scenes.

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Is Cold Calling Dead?

Mr. Inside Sales

I received an email last week from a real estate rep asking me if cold calling was dead.

Should You Throw Your Strategic Plan in the Trash?

No More Cold Calling

Successful sales execution requires more than sales technology. Joanne, the challenge is always in the execution.” That’s what a client told me more than 20 years ago, and I’ve never forgotten it.

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.

Building a Winning Sales Organization Following an Acquisition

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Dave Gerry Building a winning sales organization is no small task. Finding and hiring the right kind of people with the right mix of skills, developing a compensation plan, identifying training needs and aligning everyone with business goals can all be daunting. . .

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How to Leverage Video into Your Sales Process to Win More Deals

Shari Levitin

Years ago, my millennial colleague razzed me about creating customer-facing videos that were too polished, and as he said, “inauthentic.” People don’t want that studio type, perfect hair stuff,’” he chided. Yeah, yeah,” I said.

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Self Branding: 2 Steps to Build a Personal Sales Brand (& Catapult Your Career)

Sales Hacker

Can you describe your brand of selling in three words or less? The topic of self-branding gets thrown around a lot. However, rarely is it given the same attention as product branding.

4 Tips to Design Competitive Sales Compensation Plans


It’s crucial for companies to offer competitive sales compensation plans to attract and retain top performers. Here are 4 tips to help you get on the right track. Benchmarking Incentive Compensation Sales Planning

How to Accelerate Sales Productivity for Financial Services


Today’s post is by Joseph D. Kringdon, Principal, Kringdon & Associates/HMC. Joe spent several decades in the Wealth and Asset Management business, managing and leading both Advisors and Wholesaler Investment Consultants.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Capture Knowledge From Your Inbox With Guru’s G Suite Add-On


The modern inbox is the center of work, containing everything from one-off questions to meeting invitations to team-wide announcements.

Still the Most Important Sales Skill

Anne Miller

What can you learn from bartenders and CIA agents that will help connect better with prospects and client and win you more business? Find out in this excellent article by Kate Murphy, author of “You’re Not Listening and Why It Matters.” ” Anne Miller.

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Spiffs: What They Are and How to Do Them Properly

Hubspot Sales

Let’s say you — a business owner — are about to launch your awesome, innovative, game-changing new product. You’re beyond excited, but your sales team seems less enthusiastic.

The Explosion of B2B Sales Data in Sales Enablement


The sales enablement data landscape is complex. In this blog, we'll explain how to bring all this data together into a 360-degree view of sales reps

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7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

Assess your Coaching Effectiveness using Revenue per Rep


By: Steve Jensen and Gary Rhoads. Sales KPIs or key performance indicators enable sales leaders to track team success and performance in meeting their performance objectives.

Let Me Think About It

Selling Energy

sales performance Sales Questions persuasion

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Effective B2B Sales Techniques That Increase Your Success

Peak B2B Sales

Research the Business First. You must determine which features and benefits of your product or service to highlight when making your sales pitch. This will probably depend on the unique needs of the particular business you are reaching out to. .

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The Top Four Challenges in Sales Forecasting—and How to Right Them

Miller Heiman Group

For sales leaders, it seems forecast accuracy is as elusive as the white whale. Miller Heiman Group research finds that fewer than 20% of sales organizations have forecast accuracy of 75% or greater, which causes plenty of trouble when it comes to predicting sales performance and meeting revenue goals.

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.

Avoid These Critical Mistakes in Your Quarterly Business Reviews

Corporate Visions

The post Avoid These Critical Mistakes in Your Quarterly Business Reviews by Nicci Nesmith Hammerel appeared first on Corporate Visions. Is your quarterly business review format putting your customer relationships at risk?

?? Effective Sales Strategies and Go-to-Market Action Plans


We are interviewing Sue Barrett who is a Sales Philosopher, Activist, Strategist, Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Adviser and is regarded as one of the most authoritative thought leaders reporting on and working in the selling profession in Australia today.

What About Your Customer’s Customer?

Partners in Excellence

All of our customers have customers of their own, though they may not recognize that. They may be “real customers,” that is people/organizations they sell to. They may be “internal,” customers. For example, functions like finance, operations, HR, IT, all have end customers they must serve within their own organizations. Sometimes, particularly for internal customers, our customers forget about this. I once was speaking to a mid-level IT executive.

?? What Should Salespeople Do When Their Values are Confronted at Work


Here we are interviewing Andrew (Andy) Rudin who is Managing Principal of CONTRARY DOMINO. Andy provides expertise and solutions to companies seeking to strengthen sales governance, revenue risk management, and ethical compliance (GRC).

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.

You Cannot Manage What You Don’t Understand

Sandler Training

Even companies that enjoy the luxury of representing a line of clearly superior products realise that those products will not sell themselves. As a minimum, companies need a sales force comprised of skilled professionals who understand the application of the product range, have an in-depth knowledge of their customer base, market sector and, of course, the competition. The post You Cannot Manage What You Don’t Understand appeared first on Sandler Training. Articles] Blog Posts management

4 Tips to Land and Keep Top Talent in Today’s Candidate Driven Market


The US is currently enjoying the lowest unemployment rates since the 1950’s. To say that talent attraction and retention is currently difficult would be a bit of an understatement.

“What Problem Is The Customer Trying To Solve?”

Partners in Excellence

Pause for a moment. Look at your qualified pipeline. Start at the bottom. Can you identify the problem the customer is trying to solve? Or the opportunity they are trying to address? I ask this in every deal review I participate in.

Making the Most of Customer Service

Sandler Training

Customer experience programs fall under a number of titles - customer services; customer satisfaction; customer focus; customer orientation; etc. The post Making the Most of Customer Service appeared first on Sandler Training. Articles] Blog Posts customer service

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!