Tue.Sep 18, 2018

6 Must-See Statistics for Sales Enablement Leaders

BrainShark

Bob Kelly, chairman of the Sales Management Association, breaks down several key trends around sales enablement and effectiveness

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How to Leverage Company Data in Different Customer Segments

Vainu

Customers come in all shapes and sizes. The type of data you look at and the methods you use to make sense of it should depend on the nature of your business and your ideal customer profile.

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7 Sales Gamification Ideas To Help Your Team Conquer Quota

Chili Piper

It seems like forever ago when I first took on the role of SDR. We used to have monopoly money that our sales managers gave out for various contests that we would later turn in for “cash” that was added to our commission checks. We tried everything.

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What Does World Class Pipeline and Forecasting Management Take?

Sales Benchmark Index

Everyone knows that as a highly effective sales leader you should inspect the key leading and behavioral indicators of your team as a predictor of future sales success. What always amazes me is how many sales organizations just do the.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The Worst 4 Letter Words In Sales

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. No need to go to the gutter right away, there is a lot to be said for words in sales before we have to go blue. Given that there so many words, every day bringing more, that the word we’ll focus on today is a proxy for words rather than just one guilty word. The word I am talking about is talk, and the often silly way sellers use words, but more specifically the obsession to be delivering words, talking, sometimes (usually), jusf for the sake of talking. Fear of Silence.

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Data Shows 1st Year Sales Improvement of 51% in this Competency

Understanding the Sales Force

I've written extensively about how salespeople score in 21 Sales Core Competencies. Typically, both the articles and data are shared in the context of the difference between top salespeople and weak salespeople but rarely have I written about what happens after salespeople have been evaluated.

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My Top 9 Lessons Learned after Escaping The Corporate Cubicle

Bernadette McClelland

As everyone was preparing for the Y2K bug to close down the world, I was closing up my files, picking up my bag and saying my goodbyes to a company I had called home for some 20 years.

Sales Tech Game Changers: @Bigtincan – How to Learn Faster, Sell Smarter, and Win More

Smart Selling Tools

In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Patrick Welch , President and CMO of Bigtincan.

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Announcing The JBarrows Certified Platform Partner Program

John Barrows

In 2012, during one of John’s month-long globe-trotting sprints delivering the Filling The Funnel and Driving To Close training on-site, we realized we were at terminal velocity. The number of customers and sales teams we could work within a given year was maxed.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Six Crucial Questions to Ask Before Investing in Sales Acceleration Tools for Salesforce

RingDNA

Salesforce is an incredibly flexible CRM with a vast number of applications available to add to its functionality. In fact, Salesforce’s AppExchange marketplace contains over 3.5 million applications. However, with so many third-party apps at […].

5 Tips to Boost Your Sales and Still Have a (Happy) Life

Jeff Shore

By Amy O’Connor. For those of us in sales, we do it because we love it. We love the people and helping them improve their lives. We love the financial rewards that come with being really good at our job. We love the dynamic environment that is constantly changing.

The Risks of Personalization: When Marketers Cross the Line

Zoominfo

Personalization. It’s one of the most talked-about trends in the marketing world today. Marketers—us included—continue to preach the importance of understanding your customers and delivering targeted, personalized campaigns based on what you know about them.

Increase Your Closing Ratio by Adding This to Your Proposal

The Center for Sales Strategy

Most proposals follow a pattern of reviewing a customer need or desired business result and then presenting the solution that will deliver the desired result. I agree with that approach, but you will increase your closing ratio if you add a section in between those two. That section? Measures of Success. Proposal salespeople sales process

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Neuroscience in Sales: How a Positive Attitude Can Improve Your Performance

Janek Performance Group

You know that always cheerful, chipper coworker whom you wish somedays would turn down the sunbeam while you’re grumpily reaching for your coffee and mulling over the giant pile of paperwork on your desk? It turns out, Sunny Sunshine may have the right idea.

When To Merge Your Sales And Post-Sales Teams And How To Do It

CloserIQ

Movable Ink made an unorthodox shift last year: We merged our sales team with our post-sales team. A risky move? Sure—but it really helped us grow our existing accounts and bring on new business. This strategy isn’t right for every company, but I strongly recommend sales leaders at least consider it.

The 8 Questions You Must Ask to Create a Continuous Learning Culture

criteria for success

Are you a sales leader looking to establish a continuous learning culture? Don't know where to start? That's ok! Creating a learning culture - especially one that lasts for years - doesn't happen overnight. Start by asking yourself these 8 questions to establish a continuous learning culture.

How to Leverage Company information in Different Customer Segments

Vainu

Customers come in all shapes and sizes. The type of company data you look at and the methods you use to make sense of it should depend on the nature of your business and your ideal customer profile.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

The Beginners Guide to #DF18 From a Fellow Beginner

LevelEleven

As a Dreamforce newbie, I’ve heard a lot of positive things about this amazing conference and couldn’t be more excited to attend! With that being said, I also know that Dreamforce is a beast and being prepared is crucial to making the most of the experience.

Do You Replay Conversations?

Smooth Sale

Attract the Right Job or Clientele: The one sales strategy I found to work best is, I replay conversations. After each meeting, I review the high points of everything conveyed to me. . Examining conversations and the verbiage used opens ideas to new questions and ideas.

6 Steps to Create a Successful Sales Business Plan

The Brooks Group

When your salespeople head into a new quarter or year with a solid sales business plan, they’re more likely to improve sales forecast accuracy, attain quota, and effectively support your organizational goals. Unfortunately, many sales reps fail to prioritize planning.

How to Get a Prospect’s Attention Today

Paul Cherry's Top Sales Techniques

Value Opening Statements and “Elevator Pitches” Up until recently, value opening statements and elevator pitches were popular. Today we need to get to the point sooner and focus on our customers. So let’s do away with that “stuff.”

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

You've Attended Sales Training: Now What?

Selling Energy

Businesses spend more than $70 billion each year on sales training. That averages out to $1,459 per salesperson annually, which is 20 percent more than companies spend training any other kind of employee.

Sprocket Talk Podcast – Email Strategies With HubSpot & LeadGnome

LeadGnome

The Do's And Don'ts Of A Sales Film Review

Chorus.ai

Film reviews can be an effective method of coaching your sales team if they’re done correctly. Before outlining the critical dos and don’ts of conducting a film review with your sales team, check out this video of Chorus.ai's s CEO, Roy Raanani , sharing his thoughts on effective film review. <iframe

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Sales and Marketing Alignment

Pipeliner

Sales and marketing are two areas of sales that have long struggled to unite. This article provides actionable insights on how to unify the sales team and marketing team to create better results, and move buyers through the sales funnel more swiftly and effectively. Why Has It Been So Difficult? Sales have embraced revenue responsibility forever, but marketing hasn’t.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

7 Sales Gamification Ideas To Help Your Team Conquer Quota

Chili Piper

It seems like forever ago when I first took on the role of SDR. We used to have monopoly money that our sales managers gave out for various contests that we would later turn in for “cash” that was added to our commission checks. We tried everything.

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Outsourced Sales Development

OutboundView

Are you considering outsourced sales development? Your sales team, despite their best efforts, are only human. Time is finite, and there’s only so much they can accomplish in any given period.

7 Sales Gamification Ideas To Help Your Team Conquer Quota

Chili Piper

It seems like forever ago when I first took on the role of SDR. We used to have monopoly money that our sales managers gave out for various contests that we would later turn in for “cash” that was added to our commission checks. We tried everything.

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