Thu.Jun 13, 2019

Objections Are Not Fatal

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Too many salespeople confuse objections with rejection. Let’s be clear, rejection hurts and can kill. But for sales pros, objections are not fatal. link]. The post Objections Are Not Fatal appeared first on TiborShanto.com.

3 Key Components of Value Propositions

Jill Konrath

Today’s overwhelmed buyers don't care about what you're selling. They only care about what it does for them. That's why value propositions are so important today. Sales Prospecting

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Why Technology Is Ruining Our Mental Health

No More Cold Calling

Do you really need to sleep with your phone? Call or text me anytime. You won’t disturb me. My phone and smartwatch are turned off when I’m sleeping. They’re nowhere near me. They’re in the kitchen charging. There’s nothing so urgent in my business that my sleep needs to be disturbed.

Why Does Formal Learning Fail By Itself, and What Can You Do About It?

Smart Selling Tools

Why Does Formal Learning Fail By Itself, and What Can You Do About It? At least a few times a day, we all run into questions we can’t readily answer, but instead of just shrugging our shoulders, we access Google or reference a YouTube video on the topic in question, and we learn what we need.

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.

The Elegant 4-Step Process Any Rep Can Use to Ask for Sales Referrals (PLUS Templates)

Sales Hacker

We all know how important sales referrals are… According to the Harvard Business Review , “Nine in 10 buying decisions are made with peer recommendations.”.

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What Is The Most Important Part Of The Sales Process?

Partners in Excellence

Recently, someone posed a question on LinkedIn: “What is the most important part of the sales process?—–Prospecting, —–Prospecting, Discovery, Closing?”

3 Ways reacting does not make You Professionally Relevant

Babette Ten Haken

How professionally relevant are you? In the eyes of co-workers, colleagues, investors, stakeholders and clients? Most often, the story of your professional relevance showcases the story of how proactive and anticipatory you are to the voiced, and unvoiced, needs of everyone you serve.

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80/20 Prospecting Time

Anthony Cole Training

The most successful salespeople are always challenging and adapting their personal sales process to be more effective, but they don’t challenge the notion of the importance of making prospecting their A priority every week. Prospecting introductions Cold Calling selling and social media time blocking 80/20 Principle

Fight For Your First Million

Grant Cardone

MMA fighting and making your dream a reality have a lot in common. You have to have discipline, heart, drive, a work ethic, tenacity, and persistence. As many of you know, Connor McGregor is an MMA fighter from Ireland. He’s had wins AND losses.

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.

Is Your CRM Data-Driven or a Data Dump?

Miller Heiman Group

Ostensibly designed to help sellers close more deals, in many organizations, the CRM is just another administrative task on a salesperson’s already crowded plate. It’s a way for sales managers to monitor deal status that adds little, if any, value to their selling activities. But this approach to CRM is changing. More and more businesses are adopting sales technology tools, such as our analytics solution Scout , that turn their CRM data into actionable insights.

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Corporate Guide to Pride—Companies Who’ve Gotten it Right (and Wrong)

Zoominfo

If you’ve spent any amount of time on social media during the month of June, you’ve likely seen some big name brands announcing their support for the LGBTQ+ community in honor of Pride Month.

How to Stop Procrastinating

Anthony Iannarino

Many years ago, I started the process of eliminating procrastination. It wasn’t easy, and it took me longer to beat than I imagined it would. Over time, the practices I put in place became habits , displacing the resistance I felt towards some tasks and projects.

Increase Visibility With These Two Strategies

Smooth Sale

Attract the Right Job or Clientele: NOTE: Today’s guest blog is provided by Joanne Weiland, Chief Connections Officer, LinkToEXPERT. 2007 Joanne Weiland invented LinktoEXPERT , to implement your ideas plus increase visibility using two strategies.

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.

TAM – The First Step Every Territory Sales Rep Must Take

SalesforLife

There’s no question that sales pros—especially territory-based sellers—have a weakness in a key skill.

4 sales lessons we learned from our dads

Nutshell

When men become fathers, they become many other things, too. Teacher. Lifeguard. Corrections officer. Amateur chef. Guy who suddenly starts wearing white sneakers with tube socks. The list goes on. But one thing they might not be prepared for is turning into a Dad , in the most stereotypical sense of the word. For some men, it’s a receding transition.

The Power of Change

Engage Selling

Are you harnessing the power of change? Change is often associated with pain, discomfort and all sorts of other negative feelings. But, it can actually be the biggest driver of success in your sales.

The State of Field Sales 2018 Report

Smart Selling Tools

The State of Field Sales 2018 Report. The purpose of this report is to better understand the unique challenges field sales reps and managers are facing in today’s selling climate and how companies are responding.

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.

VIDEO: Taking a Different Road Through Sales and Life

SalesLatitude

Do you take a different road to work once in a while, or do you drive the same route every day? Stepping out of your routine or comfort zone can bring great rewards by actually putting you on the right course. That’s the case in life and in sales.

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How to Succeed at Trials and Demos

Sandler Training

Trials and demos can be an important part of your sales cycle, especially in the enterprise space. Another term for a trial or demo, is the “Monkey’s Paw,” which is a small version of your larger service or a consulting project.

GUEST: Sales Truth, with Mike Weinberg

Smart Calling

There has been a lot of false and misleading advice spread about sales and prospecting, and what does and does not work. Mike Weinberg has stepped up and called BS on a lot of it, in a big way, in his new book, “Sales Truth.”

Christy Meaney’s Allbound Interview

Allbound

Two Allbound Allstars, Gina and Tori, attended Women of the Channel West in May and came back filled with inspiration and excitement. One of the sources of inspiration was a particular speaker: Christy Meaney. Christy is a manager in channel development and field marketing at Cambium Networks.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

How to scale a team to 25 reps in just 3 years and learn from the mistakes along the way with Spendesk’s Nicolas Marchais

Predictable Revenue

Strategy Advice from Up & Coming Sales Leader Nicolas Marchais. Lessons Learned on his Quest to Scale his Sales Team to 25 Reps in just Three Years.

Sales Close Rate Industry Benchmarks: How Does Your Close Rate Compare?

Hubspot Sales

Your sales close rate is a number you need to keep a close eye on -- out of all the deals in your pipeline, what percentage do you actually close? Sales close rates let you know how efficient and effective you are as a sales rep.

The Impact of AI on Sales Planning

Xactly

Data is key to propel sales organizations and planning. Today, Xactly is announcing it's expanded artificial technology (AI) capabilities. Learn more. Analytics and Technology Sales Performance Management

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What are the Benefits of CRM for Small Business?

Nimble - Sales

It doesn’t matter what your focus is, what kind of services you offer, or what kind of industry you represent: your clients should be of prime importance for you. They allow you to grow, provide you with feedback and inspire you to create new concepts.

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.

Without Sales Enablement, You’re Behind the Curve

Highspot

The phrase “if you’re not early, you’re late” is one of the most familiar pieces of advice passed down from generation to generation and mentor to mentee. So much so that the phrase has over 1.4

How to Ask Better Needs Analysis Questions

The Center for Sales Strategy

Have you ever set a goal for yourself to run a race? Whatever the motivation, you decided to do it. It may have been on a whim, but none theless you realized there was more to it than showing up the morning of the race and running.

Why Emotional Intelligence in Sales is the New High-Performance Differentiator

The Brooks Group

Since the 1960s, emotional intelligence (EQ) has been recognized as a critical component of both personal and professional success. Yet many organizations focus primarily on building hard sales skills on their sales teams, while neglecting emotional intelligence skills.