December, 2019

Talk to grandma in an elevator

Sales 2.0

It can happen in an elevator or at a networking event or at the weekend barbecue. Most often these days it happens when you write a prospecting email. You need to say what you do.

The Harder the Questions; The Easier the Sale

Membrain

Have you ever left a sales appointment and wished you had said something else? Or have you ever debriefed a sales rep’s call and find they didn’t ask the next logical question, and now critical information is missing? Sales Process Sales Management

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A Better Way To Chart Sales Success

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Every trade has schtick, specific things that they think they are expected to say or do. It is as though absent the schtick; you are not as expert as you claim. Sales, and the corner my fellow pundits and I occupy is no different.

Best Practices in Account Planning for Sales Operations

Sales Benchmark Index

How do you leverage data to inform strategy and measure success? Our KPI Builder tool can help guide you through the process of establishing a set of KPIs for your organization that is built around clean data and automation. Through our.

Successful Social Selling Best Practices Guide

This best practices guide focuses on helping you organize, harness and capitalize on the information, buying signals and qualified prospects identifying themselves to you online every single day.

Goal for a Healthy Sales Culture

Score More Sales

In my sales career I had 22 different sales managers (not counting a few interim ones) over time and experienced great, amazing leadership - and also horrible, disappointing leaders – from “awesome” to “awful”. sales leadership profession of sales

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Know the Influencers Who Make More Sales Possible

Engage Selling

Previously, we looked at how important it is to beware of talk traps.

Want Results? Stop Your Pitching and Try Business Storytelling

No More Cold Calling

No one really listens to sales pitching anyway. Are you focused on business storytelling? Or have you reverted to those old, tiresome sales pitches that go on and on about why you’re so great? Newsflash: Nobody wants to hear that. What do you remember about a speaker, a movie, a novel?

When NOT to Negotiate

The Sales Heretic

Negotiation is an essential element of sales, not to mention other aspects of business. It’s vital for reaching mutually beneficial outcomes, closing more deals, and growing your business. And yet, there are times when it’s in your best interest NOT to negotiate. Here are eight of them.

To Facilitate Peer-to-Peer Learning, Trainers Must Sometimes Step Aside

Allego

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

The Best Habits of Highly Successful Sales Managers

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog, we discuss the best habits of highly successful salespeople and sales managers. Being an extraordinary sales manager is grueling and time-consuming.

Walking in your prospect’s shoes

Sales 2.0

You’ve heard this before but how much do you “walk the talk” when it comes to knowing your prospects? Information is power in sales. The more you know about your prospect and their situation, the more likely you are to make a sale.

What Are You Willing To Learn To Grow?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Given that we are about to enter a new decade, you get a rush of prophecies from the chattering class. As with anything in life, one’s view is shaped by their experience. In sales, this is further influenced by when you started selling.

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Podcast 127: Sales Careers & Values with Dave Crow

John Barrows

This week we’re pleased to have Dave Crow from Seismic Software on the podcast. Dave and John met through their good friend Todd Caponi , who we recently had on the podcast too. Dave gave us a great view into how you can continuously evolve in sales and he helps his team find the sweet spot in their sales careers. He uses a candid conversation he had with an Intern of his as reference to how you can do this and do what you love, not just doing things for the title or pay.

5 B2B Marketing Trends that You Can't Ignore in 2020

Speaker: Pam Didner, Marketing Consultant, Author and Speaker

Pam Didner, B2B tech marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Effective Sales Enablement and Global Content Marketing, will present the essential marketing trends you need to know in 2020. She'll discuss digital challenges that marketers commonly face and share actionable solutions and templates you can apply to your job in real-time.

How a Marketing Leader Overcomes Common Outbound Obstacles

Sales Benchmark Index

One of the biggest challenges among Marketing Leaders is being able to reach an audience who wants to be engaged successfully. Additionally, trying to remain or gain new customers is a costly investment. Eric Quanstrom, CMO at Cience, joins us in.

Boosting Sales Success Begins with Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Connect2Sell

ATD’s sales competency model builds on four foundational competencies: collaboration, solution, insight, and effectiveness. critical thinking in sales critical thinking skills Developing Critical Thinking Skills

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The 9th (and Final) Sales Productivity Tool: Performance Recording

Anthony Cole Training

In our 9th and final installment in the Sales Productivity Tools blog series, I dive into an essential item on the list: the Performance Recording tool.

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The One Thing the Best Customer Experience Companies Do Differently

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: John DiJulius The vast majority of business leaders will agree that customer service is critical to their success. However, most haven’t done what it takes to be a world-class customer service organization. .

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!

Unboxing Days

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. For many, Thursday will be Boxing Day , a good time for salespeople to think about how they will break out of their box next year? The New Year brings hope and new quotas, you know the drill, more expected in the same exact amount of time.

Podcast 129: Trademarks of Top Sales Reps With Tom Williams

John Barrows

We’re pleased to welcome DealPoint.io’s CEO Tom Williams onto the podcast. Tom joins us and brings a ton of ideas on how top sales reps can be their best-self and make those small tweaks that really make the difference.

A Deal Desk Is the Secret to Maximizing Efficiency for Your Sales Teams

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales leader, you are always looking for ways to make your team more productive. At the end of the day, you want your sales team to be data-driven, you want them to react in real-time, and you want. Article Sales Strategy Uncategorized

The Most Successful Negotiation is The Negotiation That Isn't Needed

Understanding the Sales Force

The last few years it seems that each time it snows, even a little, they cancel school. Are school officials convinced that parents and bus drivers will put kids' safety in jeopardy because snow is falling?

Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

Is Your Sales Growth Stuck in the Chimney with Kris Kringle?

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog, we discuss the concepts behind real, tangible sales growth and ask the question, "Is Your Sales Growth Stuck in the Chimney with Kris Kringle?".

The Benefits of Critical Thinking When Engaging with Buyers

Connect2Sell

This is what you can expect when you work to build your mental might and eradicate lazy thinking. critical thinking in sales critical thinking skills the benefits of critical thinking

My Decade Of Decluttering

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. People seem to want to make things complex, almost like a badge of honour, “I thrive in complexity.” People talk about the complex sale , but when you explore a bit, scratch the surface, you find that the complexity is neither natural or necessary.

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Podcast 126: Bridging The Sales & Marketing Divide with Dialpad

John Barrows

This week we’re bringing you a 2 for 1. Dan O’Connell and Keith Messick from Dialpad join us representing sales and marketing respectively. We talked through how they bridge the classic sales and marketing divide that’s been an issue for decades in B2B. These guys have some pretty interesting tactics and methods to help you hire people who are going to have that empathy which bridges the sales and marketing divide.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.