Sun.Oct 13, 2019

Unscalable: How to Build Relationships at Scale

Anthony Iannarino

Much of what I write here is going to be anathema to a particular variety of sales experts and those who read too much into the idea that relationships are no longer critical in sales. Much of the dominant opinion that relationships don’t matter in sales stems from the book, The Challenger Sale. But were you to ask the authors, they would tell you that “challengers” had the second-highest score on relationships, and it was just a smidge behind “challenging.”

A fresh perspective on the Challenger Sale research

Membrain

First published in 2011, “The Challenger Sale” must be one of the most widely-read sales books of the past decade, and with good reason. Together with its successor “The Challenger Customer” (which I believe is an even more influential book), it served to introduce powerful new perspectives about today’s increasingly complex B2B sales environment. Sales Methodology

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Weekly Recap, October 13, 2019

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TSE 1198: How To Use Videos To Increase Sales

Sales Evangelist

Many of us are hesitant to use video because of our own fears but it’s absolutely possible to use videos to increase sales. Brenton Crane isn’t from the advertising and marketing background. He is from data analytics and started his career in Washington D.C. as a statistician at the Census Bureau and analyst in the National Intelligence Agency. He then partnered with the brothers Neil, Jeff, and Daniel for a campaign.

75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You Enabling the Right People?

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years – and ecosystems are the main reason why. With the vast majority of business conducted through indirect channels around the world and given structural changes in our economy (before and after COVID-19), new buying journeys, subscription/consumption models, marketplace growth, and emerging technologies, most firms are now considering partner enablement as the key ingredient to survival (and success). The future of partnership ecosystems will be focused on driving intra-firm value creation, network effects, and partner co-innovation – a huge opportunity for firms to grow the right partners and enable them effectively.

Coach Your Teams To Sell With Mutual Close Plans

SalesHood

Coach your teams to sell with Mutual Close Plans to close bigger deals faster and with greater certainty and predictability. How many of your deals have well-documented and co-created mutual plans? How aligned are your teams with executive sponsors? How well do your sales teams partner with champions to co-create mutual close plans that [ ] The post Coach Your Teams To Sell With Mutual Close Plans appeared first on SalesHood. Sales Coaching Sales Process Sales Skills

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Monday Motivation Video: Making a Difference to End the Decade Strong

The Sales Hunter

There are less than 90 days left in this decade, but that’s still plenty of time to make it happen. What’s the difference you will make? What do you want others to remember you by this year? Set yourself up to have the greatest decade yet in 2020! Copyright 2019, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter.” Sales Motivation Blog. Mark Hunter is the author of High-Profit Prospecting: Powerful Strategies to Find the Best Leads and Drive Breakthrough Sales Result.

?? Competitive Advantage in Sales

Pipeliner

95% of business don’t know what their competitive advantage is. This shocking statistic means that the vast majorities of companies are not promoting and utilizing their top skill sets that customers want, and are likely losing out on revenue. Jaynie Smith discusses competitive advantage in sales with John Golden. This podcast is also a recorded live event you are welcome to view here: Competitive Advantage in Sales. Competitive Advantage in Sales. iTunes Podcast . The post ??

SalesTech Video Review: @Qstream

Smart Selling Tools

SalesTech Video Review: Qstream. Qstream can be used for sales onboarding or ongoing reinforcement and can test and reinforce sales qualification skills, sales negotiation, & product knowledge. It’s a simple, yet powerful way to make your salespeople better at what they do. I like the fact that reps can practice their responses using video and submit for certification by their managers, or to share for others to learn from. Nancy Nardin, Smart Selling Tools. Qstream Resources.

?? How To Select Software

Pipeliner

For a company, selecting software platforms for business operation is a major undertaking. What are the vital questions that must be answered, and what points should be addressed? Host John Golden sits down with Gabriel Gheorghui to discuss the process of how to select the best software for your company. This podcast is also a recorded live event you are welcome to view here: How to Select Software. Podcast station audio. iTunes Podcast . The post ??

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!