Wed.Nov 13, 2019

How to Forecast Sales: 5 Tips to Boost Accuracy and Speed

Sales Hacker

It’s week 10. You’re on a forecast call, and your rep drops a bomb on you. That $600k deal that was a “sure thing” is now pushed into next quarter because the buyer is on vacation for the remainder of the quarter. You frantically look to see if there’s something you can pull forward, but with only 2 weeks left in the quarter, there’s nothing that can be accelerated to close the gap. That’s a forecasting miss. I see it happen all the time — to the best sales teams out there.

The Importance of Critical Thinking: Logic vs. Emotion in Selling

Connect2Sell

Swamped by emotions, sellers can make costly mistakes like these: critical thinking skills The Importance of Critical Thinking

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Are You Using This New Technology to Generate New Opportunities?

Understanding the Sales Force

Do you have Rainbow flatware? Biomagnetic ear stickers? A diamond-shaped ice cube tray? Baby feather wings? Yah, these things exist here. You don't? Me neither. Dave Kurlan prospecting lead generation email prospecting AI

9 Ways to Create a More Eco-Friendly Office

Zoominfo

It’s an indisputable fact that our planet has reached a climate crisis, and human beings have played a monumental role in the troubling state of our environment. While we can make small changes in our daily lives to be more eco-friendly, we can’t turn a blind eye to the institutions that are doing the most damage to the environment.

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The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

The ultimate value proposition is an impactful buying experience that guides people to the best possible decision. But how do you prepare your sales teams to do that? Read "The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future" to find out how to empower your customer-facing teams and thrive in modern selling environments.

This is Why You Need a Sales Playbook

Alice Heiman

My clients often ask about sales playbooks. Should they have one? What format should it be? What should be included? How many should they have? . To be honest, I have shied away from playbooks because the word has different meanings to different people. Which got me thinking about what a sales playbook is and why you need one. . I talked to my good friend and playbook guru,? Kevin Quan , and he helped me sort out some of the details. . What is a Sales Playbook?

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20 Must-Follow on Twitter at Dreamforce 2019

SBI

Dreamforce is a giant event taking place in San Francisco (and by giant, I mean it’s the world’s largest technology conference with 170,000 people expected; takes over the entire city, and spans the course of 4 days). With a pre-conference boot camp, 2,700+ sessions (518 of them categorized under the Sales role), certification opportunities, workshops, partner solutions, demos, it’s a lot to keep up with. To make it easy, we came up with the top 20 Twitter handles to follow.

A Guaranteed Plan For Improving Your Outcomes

Anthony Iannarino

There is tremendous value in outcomes-based thinking. One of the reasons people struggle to produce the results they’re capable of is that they lack goals, and a focus on the outcome. For example, maybe you want to win a new deal. But you don’t win a deal. Instead, you do all the things necessary to produce the outcomes that eventually result in a prospective client signing a document that makes them an actual client.

Win more with old-fashioned, in-person sales meetings

Membrain

Despite reports to the contrary, the old-fashioned, in-person sales meeting isn’t dead. Sales Process Sales Management Sales Enablement

2019 Media Sales Report - What 95% of Sellers Think About Training and Development

The Center for Sales Strategy

All great sales managers will tell you that training and development are the cornerstones for building an exceptional sales team. The sales industry constantly changes and evolves as prospects learn and alter tactics to deal with enthusiastic salespeople. And, every salesperson needs to learn how to adapt to these changes and continue to grow in their field of knowledge.

5 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

Speaker: Erika Bzdel - Vice President of Sales and Craig Simons - Director of Marketing

Join us on Sept. 13 at 9:30 am PT as Erika Bzdel, VP of Sales, and Craig Simons, Director of Marketing, discuss the virtual selling practices that every company should adopt, and how to succeed at selling in a hybrid world.

Becoming a Master Networker – Power Partners

Adaptive Business Services

Let’s talk a bit about power partners. Power partners are the secret sauce of the networking world. They can and should be a subset of every networking type group that you belong to and particularly in any leads group. They also function as a standalone networking resource. I’ll start with a true story. . In 2005 I resigned from my last management job. I had been in management positions, with a few short-term exceptions, continuously since 1979.

Move the Deal Episode 20: Creating Customer-Centric Enablement, Live from Showpad Transform 2019

Miller Heiman Group

In this very special episode of Move the Deal podcast—our last of season 1—host Greg Moore takes the stage at Showpad Transform 2019 in Chicago for a live episode all about achieving customer centricity through enablement. Joining Greg for this special episode is Helen Yu, chief customer officer at Showpad, and Doug Knight, vice president, global sales enablement at Ivanti. Listen in for the most exciting episode of Move the Deal yet!

New Product Update: Informed Editing

Aviso

Automate and De-risk Your Forecasting Entry Traditional sales forecasting methods come with a lot of inherent biases and problems. Perhaps the most seemingly innocuous of these has potentially the most devastating effect on the end calculations: typos. By this we are referring to, say, that accidental slip of the hand where 100M total pipeline is […]. The post New Product Update: Informed Editing appeared first on Aviso. AI for Sales

The Qualifying Conundrum in Sales: Misfit Clients Beware

SalesProInsider

Let me ask you a question or two: Is every client you’re working with someone you wish you could duplicate? Are they profitable, finding value in your solution, and do you look forward to your next conversation with them? If you didn’t answer a resounding YES to those questions – maybe it’s because they aren’t the right clients for you… and if you’d found that out sooner, you may not only have saved yourself some headache, but had more time to spend on the right ones.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

ringDNA Expands its Suite of Sales Engagement Solutions with the Addition of AI-Powered Sales Coaching

SBI

ringDNA Expands its Suite of Sales Engagement Solutions with the Addition of AI-Powered Sales Coaching. Groundbreaking conversation intelligence solution, now released to general availability on desktop and mobile, transforms sales management through AI-powered performance insight. Because we can measure sales rep behavior with near-term sales outcomes like meetings booked and opportunities created as well as revenue generated, teams are able to realize value very quickly.

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Tip of the Iceberg: How We're Thinking About AI at Xactly

Xactly

In 2005, Xactly CEO Chris Cabrera knew that moving companies from on-premise to the cloud was the way of the future. Here's how Xactly is using AI to push SaaS to the next level. Analytics and Technology Sales Performance Management

Inside sales gone wrong: 5 common mistakes reps make

Close.io

Growing your company will almost always include making some mistakes along the way. If you don’t make any mistakes, it probably means you’re playing it safe. Making mistakes is what makes us human. But some mistakes can be costly, and sales mistakes can be expensive. Here are five mistakes that are hurting brands sales mojo: 1. Trying to close the sale far too early. This can be the hardest part of the whole sales process.

Qstream Unveils ‘Qcert,’ First-of-its-Kind Micro-Certification that Validates Mastery of Essential Job Skills and Competencies

SBI

Qstream Unveils ‘Qcert,’ First-of-its-Kind Micro-Certification that Validates Mastery of Essential Job Skills and Competencies. Qcert delivers Q&A micro-challenges that reinforce and assess core competencies to motivate employees to work to the expected professional standard required for internal compliance. Qcert gives management the assurance that teams are field ready by validating that employees have a strong grasp of the critical knowledge and skills they need to excel in their position.

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Roadblocks to Delivering a Competitive Buying Experience

Why are buyer-facing teams struggling and what can be done about it? Bigtincan teamed up with Heinz Marketing in a recent research study to discover the roadblocks revenue-generating teams encounter in preparing buyer-facing teams for today’s market. Click here to learn what you can do today to prepare!

7 Insider Secrets to B2B Sales Success

Marc Wayshak

Sales success for B2B salespeople requires a unique set of skills and strategies today. In this video, you’ll learn the 7 insider secrets to B2B sales success with the highest level prospects you can find. The post 7 Insider Secrets to B2B Sales Success appeared first on Sales Speaker Marc Wayshak. Blog sales success

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Being Mentored And Mentoring

Partners in Excellence

Mentoring takes all forms, some of the more unusual are the most helpful, particularly in my experience. Through my own career, I have had a number of “formal mentors.” ” Early in my career, in addition to great managers who coached my day to day performance, I was assigned to very senior executives in my company.

Sales Challenges: A Difference in Opinion Between Sellers and Sales Leaders

RAIN Group

What do sellers see as challenging? What do sales leaders see as challenging for sellers? Where are these two groups aligned in their thinking and where are they divided? Do these differences matter? To find out, we asked 423 sales leaders and 129 sellers about the challenges sellers face and compared their answers. Sales Process Sales Training Sales Conversations Sales Opportunity Management

Mark Stralka Featured in Leading Sales Magazine Video Series

Mobile Locker

Selling Power is the leading online magazine and information source for sales leaders since 1981. It provides broad and deep information about how to sell better — and manage sales teams more effectively. One of the highlights of the content offered by Selling Power is a popular series of five-minute videos. Experts in the sales […]. The post Mark Stralka Featured in Leading Sales Magazine Video Series appeared first on Mobile Locker. Improving Sales Sales Enablement

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Connecting the Consultative Experience

Many B2B businesses have come to believe that there is an asymmetric relationship between the company and its buyers. But what research has discovered is that many of today’s B2B buyers are NOT empowered and they have little interest in being so. Download the eBook to find out why.

The Best B2B Prospecting Tool you Will Ever Need

eGrabber

B2B prospecting is one of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks for businesses. Most of the marketers say that prospecting is the most challenging stage of their sales process. However, you can’t afford to ignore it. If you don’t have a targeted audience, who do you sell your product or service to. Therefore, irrespective of the challenges, you have to identify your targeted audience and build prospect lists, to reach them on time, make more sales & increase revenue.

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Showtime! A Group Presentation Primer

Selling Energy

Yesterday, we laid out the benefits of making sales presentations to a large group of prospects. Today, we’ll discuss how to craft an effective sales presentation for this kind of audience. Sales Presentations

Is it a Pipeline or Forecast Review?

CommercialTribe

Having been a frontline sales manager at Gartner years ago, this article is written to all of those currently in the role and hopefully reflects the sentiment and experience from all 2nd, 3rd, and beyond-line managers. .

Why & How: Start a Gratitude Journal To Be a Better Leader

criteria for success

Want to be a better leader? It's time to start a gratitude journal. All this requires is reflecting on what you're grateful for and simply writing it down. If you talk to anyone about developing a practice of gratitude, this is likely where they will start. What is Gratitude Journaling? Journaling can be as [.]. The post Why & How: Start a Gratitude Journal To Be a Better Leader appeared first on Criteria for Success.

The Definitive Guide to the Top 4 Sales Enablement Metrics

See what metrics matter to increase productivity and revenue and your organization. This guide will help you stay data-driven while avoiding data overload.

Mastering Sales Motivation: The Secrets of a Motivated Sales Team

Chorus.ai

What motivates you? It’s a question we rarely ask ourselves. Our motivation often feels like something slightly vague, driving us toward a goal we’ve set. Are we sweating toward our sales target for the bonus? For kudos from our boss? For the joy of feeling like a crucial team player? If you’re a sales leader, it’s a question you should be used to asking your sales team.

Mindtickle’s Integration Platform for the Enterprise Tech Stack

Mindtickle

Mindtickle today has a comprehensive integration platform with over 60 pre-built connectors to some of the most commonly used tools in the enterprise technology stack.

How to Talk to Customers like They’re Your Friends

Nimble - Sales

Ever had that moment when you only remembered someone because you needed something from them? Or ever felt like someone just reached out to you out of the blue, only to find out that they remembered you because there’s something they have to ask from you? That’s how your clients feel whenever you suddenly reach […]. The post How to Talk to Customers like They’re Your Friends appeared first on Nimble Blog. Customer Care

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