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Alert Subscriptions – A Magic 8 Ball for Outbound Sales Development

DiscoverOrg Sales

If only you’d invested in Bitcoin six years ago. If only you had known where Amazon stock was headed. There’s no Magic 8 Ball for investing, but new tools are making the world of B2B sales development a whole lot more predictable. There’s something very sexy under the hood of DiscoverOrg, and it’s solving a quintessential outbound sales development problem: Knowing when to act. It’s one thing to recognize buying signals from a customer.

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Sales People Are The Extreme Athletes Of The Business World

A Sales Guy

I have nothing but love and respect for salespeople. You guys are the extreme athletes of the business world. Salespeople risk 50%, 60%, 70% and sometimes 100% of their salary in their job. You don’t get paid until you sell something. No one else takes that kind of risk in corporate America.

Leadership And Empathy

Partners in Excellence

Surprisingly, one of the characteristics I see too many managers lacking is empathy. One would think otherwise, after all, most sales managers have been sales people at some point in their career.

12 Must-Ask Questions for Sales Managers

If you want to improve your sales team's results, you need to start by asking the right questions.

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Can Women in Sales Overcome Unconscious Bias in High-Tech?

No More Cold Calling

Women in sales have everything they need to succeed. Daily headlines remind us that unconscious bias exists in its most virulent form. We know bias is there, but we can’t confront it until it’s stated and proven.

The Conversation CSOs and CMOs Need to Have

Sales and Marketing

Author: Jay Mitchell, Owner and Principal, Mereo LLC While chief security officers and chief marketing officers each have their respective teams to manage and goals to accomplish, they also must make time to manage the relationship with one another — and each other’s departments. The growing gap between sales and marketing is becoming more than a minor issue to be ignored.

The 5 Stages of Sales Management

Openview

Anytime someone moves into a new role, there is an adjustment period to figure out how to be effective. When that transition is from an individual contributor to manager, that adjustment can be even more jarring.

Sales Management Software: Don’t Forget CPQ!

Cincom Smart Selling

Sales management software tools cover a vast amount of functional territory. The sales management process involves many things that are not directly tied to selling. Complex organizations often require sales managers to oversee many mundane tasks and processes that support the organization itself but offer little in return in the form of increased sales, shorter closing times or happier customers.

30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.