November, 2019

Should You Have One Custom Enterprise Sales Process or Many?

Sales Benchmark Index

Do we have the right sales process? How can we close more deals faster? Gone are the days when companies sold one product into one market for one customer. Many companies nowadays sell multiple products or solutions to various markets. Which.

Are Buyer Personas Sabotaging Your Sales?

Corporate Visions

The post Are Buyer Personas Sabotaging Your Sales? by Tim Riesterer appeared first on Corporate Visions. One of the most popular “best practices” in B2B sales and marketing is to create buyer personas.

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Predictable Buying

Membrain

We spend lots of time and money trying to create predictable revenue, increasing the predictability of our sales approaches. We constantly engineer, refine, tune and re-engineer what we do and how we engage our customers to produce POs. Sales Process Sales Management Sales Enablement

How They Make Decisions – Not How They Buy

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I don’t think many salespeople are pleased that there are more people than ever involved in any given B2B buying decision. What’s the last count, 6.8 people ? OK, it’s a b h, but it has been a b h for a few years now, time to move on.

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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.

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.

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The Art and Science Blend of Sales Leadership

The Center for Sales Strategy

World-class leaders understand improving performance is part art and part science. A recipe that includes the proper blend of both—art and science—is often what separates failure from success and exhibits the following: Outstanding performance (beating others in their peer group).

The KPIs you need to measure multi-channel sales engagement

RingDNA

Omnichannel sales is the trend that has rocked 2019 in terms of prospecting methods. While sales reps everywhere (and prospects, most likely) rejoice that the days of “smile and dial” are over, measuring the performance […].

Blow the Dust off Your Buyer Personas to Win More Deals

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales enablement leader, you had probably developed buyer personas years ago. There was a big announcement and possibly some training sessions, but then everyone forgot about them, and the sales reps almost certainly stopped using them. Slowly but.

Good Sales Recruiting is Like Selecting Movies and TV Shows

Understanding the Sales Force

Do you like movies and TV Shows? I love them! How do you go about selecting the next movie or show you will watch? Do you look for a specific show, watch the trailer and if you like the trailer, watch it?

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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.

Are limiting beliefs undermining your success?

Membrain

Every sales manager has encountered a salesperson who just can’t seem to “get it.”

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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How would you do on the Newlywed Game?

Sales 2.0

How would you do if you and your clients (and prospects) were on the Newlywed game? The Newlywed game was a classic game show (it ran from 1966 to 2013–I thought it ended in the 70’s but that’s the problem with watching too much Netflix).

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Holiday Gift Season – Top 10 Ideas for Prospects Clients and Partners

Score More Sales

It is the time of year we traditionally think of a way of thanking a customer or referral partner, and we toy with whether to send a prospect some sort of a gift. holiday gifts for clients profession of sales

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.

Prospects Are Sending Purchase Intent Signals—Are Your Resources Properly Aligned?

Sales Benchmark Index

You are already doing Market Segmentation, which is a great start, but how do you rank accounts within your segments to find the best opportunities?

Don’t Make It Sound So Negative

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Commodity, the word is like Kryptonite for salespeople, say it out loud, and you can see their social status and sales erode. Somehow over the years, the word has come to be something negative in sales.

"Gone Fishing" for Sales Prospects

Anthony Cole Training

I’m sure the majority of people have heard the Chinese proverb “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”.

How Does Critical Thinking Improve Problem Solving and Advance the Sale?

Connect2Sell

Sales stall out when buyers can’t see how their problems are going to be solved. critical thinking in sales critical thinking skills How Does Critical Thinking Improve Problem Solving

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Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

The benefits of social proximity selling

Sales 2.0

In my last post I was talking about how you can greatly increase your prospecting odds by leveraging people you know for an introduction. In this post I am going to talk about how to greatly increase your prospecting odds without an introduction.

Have Your Best Sales Quarter Ever - through Focus

Score More Sales

Now is the time of year where distractions happen. It is easy to blame others for your lack of success - but in sales, it always comes down to how well you perform regardless of the obstacles. To do well this quarter, you need one thing more than anything else - focus. Focus on your sales goals.

How Top B2B Marketing Leaders Deliver the ‘Amazon Effect’ Through Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

Enhancing the Customer Experience (CX) has long been a strategic objective of B2C companies. Most of us have experienced firsthand how companies like Amazon and Apple have created sustainable competitive advantages. They create this differentiation not only with great products.

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Voicemail For Dummies And Other Romantics

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Some of you Boomers will remember the “Is it live – or Memorex” commercial, you Millies can see it here. The goal was to deliver an experience so real; the listener can’t tell if they hear something live or recorded.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

A Pre-Call Checklist is Your 7th Must-Have Sales Productivity Tool

Anthony Cole Training

In our 7th installment of Football & 9 Sales Productivity Tools That Will Change Your Results, we bring you the pivotal and "must-have" Pre-Call Checklist. Going into a sales call without a plan is similar to going into a football game without a game plan; it's a recipe for disaster!

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Critical Thinking Skills for Sales Success and Invalidating Objections

Connect2Sell

No one wants so hear an objection from a buyer. Sellers would prefer smooth sailing from open to close. overcoming objections critical thinking skills Critical Thinking Skills for Sales Success

My Road Less Travelled!

Bernadette McClelland

LEADERSHIP LESSONS from the CAMINO de SANTIAGO! In the words of the famous poet Robert Frost: “ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference “?. .

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One Secret to Being a Better Leader or Salesperson

The Sales Heretic

Want to be a more successful salesperson? A more effective leader? You can! And it doesn’t require an advanced degree, or years of study, or mastering some arcane, complex set of skills. It’s actually very simple. It’s just one thing.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

Make Your Number in 2020: Kickoff the Year in Style

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s 1:00pm. You have scheduled a meeting to review your annual objective of driving greater sales efficiency. The goal is simple: improve revenue per sales head. Your solution is to increase available rep selling time by eliminating wasted activity.

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B2B Sales and Time Travel

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. No, this is not a science fiction tale or another Elon Musk venture. This is a serious challenge facing many in B2B selling today, one that will continue to grow. As it does, it will look like the wealth gap that many are experiencing in society today.

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Creating Your Ideal Week: The 6th Sales Productivity Tool

Anthony Cole Training

In our next edition of Football & 9 Sales Productivity Tools That Will Change Your Results, we bring you our 6th tool, which is "Creating Your Ideal Week". Sales Coaching increase sales sales performance management sales productivity tools sales effectiveness training

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