Thu.Jul 07, 2016

This Is the Biggest Lead Generation Mistake on Social Media

No More Cold Calling

A LinkedIn connection is not a sales lead. It happened again.

Take Charge of Corporate Strategy with These Execution Tips

Sales Benchmark Index

You have a strategy in place, but is it getting executed? In order to hit your revenue growth goal you must make sure you are connecting your strategy with execution. We recently spoke with Kermit Randa, the CEO of PeopleAdmin. Corporate Strategy Video

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How To Deal With The Foul & Abusive Prospect

MTD Sales Training

Have you ever had that time when a prospect has been really horrible to you? I mean aggressively horrible, even resorting to swearing or downright nasty comments? It does happen, and unfortunately. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Prospecting abusive prospects prospecting skills

Questions to Ask Before Investing in Lead Generation

Pointclear

About this time of the year we start to receive calls from prospects wishing to start new lead generation projects ASAP. It happens every year. Our ramp up time for a new program is about four weeks. When prospects hear this their response is always, “That’s just too long. I need leads NOW!”

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

The Power of Why > How – Part 2

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . Monday I wrote about the power of the Why > How one-two punch. Rather than doing the conventional probing around the decision process, who is involved, what are the steps, are there steps defined or is it ad-hock, etc.

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Top Ten Characteristics of Top Sales Producers (Part Three)

Mr. Inside Sales

Last week, in Top Characteristic Number Two, I introduced the concept of scripting out the very best responses to the selling situations and objections you get into 80 to 90% of the time. I urged you to practice, drill and rehearse these responses until they become automatic.

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How to Gain Visibility into Your Mobile Sales Team with Unified Communications

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2016-07-08. Author: Stephen Davis. Teaser: In many ways, technology has turned even inside sales reps into independent businesspeople. There is less day-to-day interaction between managers and reps in the field.

Budget vs Affordability – There Is a Difference

A Sales Guy

af.ford.a.bil.i.ty – noun — the fact of being cheap enough that people can afford to buy it or pay it. budg.et – noun — an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time.

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To Increase Sales You Pay for What You Hire

Increase Sales

An interesting side discussion happened within this posting, 7 Top Tips to Hire and Keep Rock Star Salespeople. This one thread focused on the desire to increase sales compared to the lack of compensation to top sales performers and the 100% commission out of the hiring gate.

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2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

How to Ensure Sales Training Fails

Engage Selling

When was the last time you examined your manager’s behaviour and how it affects sales performance? Over the last 16 years I have facilitated thousands of sales workshops.

Building Your Personal Brand

Partners in Excellence

There’s a lot written about building Personal Brands. A lot of the discussion about Personal Branding has to do with leveraging Social Channels in building huge networks of followers.

Be Smart.Hire Smarter: Why You Need People Who Are Brighter Than You

Sales Result

Billionaire, entrepreneur and founder/CEO of Dell, Michael Dell , is quoted saying “Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people…or find a different room.” If you’re committed to growing your business, the biggest favor you can do yourself and your company is to hire people who are smarter than you. Sales Management Sales Success Sales Leadership Sales Strategy Sales Team

Who’s In Charge of Order Prevention at Your Company?

Cincom Smart Selling

Order prevention isn’t restricted to inventory shortages, point of sale errors or poorly designed customer portals. Even companies with highly trained sales forces and high performance Order Management Systems can stumble. Every sales rep has had this experience. The proposal presentation goes well, the pricing is accepted and everything points to a green light. The customer is excited, they sign and all that’s left is to enter the order.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Insight Selling Map: The Answers Behind The Questions Illuminates The Road To Value

Insight Demand

It’s counter intuitive, but if you want your salespeople to challenge the status quo and create value with discovery questions, I believe they first need to know the answers before they are able to ask the questions.