February, 2020

Incentives and Rewards: A Closer Look

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Houlihan In my conversation with Jana Gallus from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, we examined the ways that precision impacts the effectiveness of rewards. Her research points to important aspects of how rewards, the signals they send and their efficacy are affected by precision.

How to Spot Burnout in Your Salespeople (and What to Do About It)

Hubspot Sales

A successful career in sales is not for the faint of heart. According to a Bridge Group study , the annual turnover rate for sales professionals is 34.7%.

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10 Sales and Marketing Alignment Best Practices

RingDNA

As nearly every industry vertical becomes more crowded, the cost of marketing increases, and competition heightens. To succeed in this environment it is absolutely crucial that your sales and marketing teams are aligned.

Build a prospecting team

Sales 2.0

The biggest challenge facing most sales people and small business owners is getting meetings with prospective clients. Cold prospecting techniques get harder-and-harder every day.

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.

Why Your Talent Pipeline Is the Key to Making Your Number

Sales Benchmark Index

Anyone that has ever led a sales organization of any size has probably experienced the feeling of realizing you are not going to make your number. As a sales leader, this is your primary objective; it is what drives any.

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Why Sales Reps Must Stop Trying To Create Urgency

John Barrows

One of the hardest things to do in sales is “create urgency” when it’s seemingly not there. Sales reps try to manufacture urgency all the time by proactively offering discounts at the end of the month, but that’s just sad. But how do you actually “create” urgency? Let me be clear – you can’t.

How To Sell More Products To Existing Customers

MTD Sales Training

Who would you rather talk to? A new person who you haven’t met before, or a close friend? Who do you trust more? A salesperson you’ve never seen trying to sell you something you’ve never bought, or someone you’ve known for some time and with whom you have great rapport. Who would you rather sell to?

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, and So Is One Great Customer Reference

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Toby Murdock Seeking peer recommendations before making a purchase or signing an agreement is nothing new – it’s been part of commerce since the beginning.

How to stop failing at account management

Membrain

The words we use affect the way we think. Positive, uplifting words can induce a positive, uplifting mood and an optimistic approach to tasks. Negative, depressing words can have the opposite effect. Sales Management Sales Terminology

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 Master Sales Communication: Verbal Presentations

Connect2Sell

In last week’s CONNECT2Sell blog post, we got an overview of why communication skills are so crucial to sales success. In fact, out of all the soft skills required for selling, communication skills may be the most important of all.

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Is Sales Adding A Premium To Intrinsic Revenue Growth?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Last week I saw a piece on LinkedIn, that questioned the accuracy of predictions about the future of B2B sales and selling made in the past decade. The piece pointed to a prediction by Forrester around 2015 about the size and nature of B2B sales in 2020.

Developing Master Sales Coaches

Steven Rosen

Developing Master Sales Coaches. Do you have a team of master sales coaches? Are your sales managers ready to crush it in 2020 or will it be another frustrating, mediocre 12-months?

Three Powerful Sales Closing Questions

MTD Sales Training

You had a great sales interaction: Both you and the prospect were calm and comfortable. You developed some rapport and the prospect showed some positive buying signals during the meeting.

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.

Are Your Marketing Campaigns Agile Enough?

Sales Benchmark Index

Many CEOs often ask us while planning for 2020, “what’s the secret marketing sauce? What’s worked for your other clients when it comes to the marketing mix? What isn’t working?” ” And as most CMOs can agree, there’s no such thing.

Pull the trigger

Sales 2.0

In this post, I want to tell you about something that boosts prospecting results: trigger events. A “trigger event” is when something changes in your prospect’s world. Change is good for you when you’re selling as when something changes in your prospect’s world, it often creates a need.

Listening Tops the List of Must-Have Communication Skills for Success in Selling

Connect2Sell

Listening well improves business results, including sales. Consider these findings: A study of 267 leading U.S. businesses found that upgrading team members’ communication effectiveness is associated with a 30% improvement in the organization’s market value.

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Has Sales Lost Its Sense Of Humor?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. No joke, I think people in sales and the industries around it, need to lighten up a bit. I know sales is a high-stake endeavour, but it gets that much more difficult if you forget to laugh.

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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?

I Would Sell More and Increase Sales If Only I Would.

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog post, we present a question that may force you to look yourself in the mirror and ask, "What can I do better as a salesperson to increase my sales in 2020 and beyond?".

Why You Might Need to Quit Your Job

No More Cold Calling

You don’t have to work 60-hour weeks to be successful. My niece quit her job because she couldn’t handle the 60-hour workweeks while raising a family. She was stressed, had a short fuse, and didn’t smile much. I was getting increasingly worried about her health and was relieved when she quit.

How CEOs Are Evaluating Their GTM Strategy in Changing Market Environments

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s 2020, and you are just launching your annual go-to-market strategy. You are feeling good about your plan. You have solid teams around each initiative and feel confident that the timeframes are achievable. You made some big bets, and you.

Dust off some CRM records

Sales 2.0

This post is about an interesting place you can look for “suspects” when you are prospecting. This is a place that is super-obvious, but as with many real world things, often not utilized: your company’s own CRM/old contact lists. I’ve seen the scenario umpteen times.

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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.

Is Writing Still on the Communication Skills List for Sales Success?

Connect2Sell

Direct from buyers, a list of grievances about sellers’ communication: Spelling errors. Casual or overly familiar. Run-on sentences with poor punctuation. Rambling thoughts that don’t seem connected. Too much to wade through instead of getting to the point.

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Sales Scrum #Podcast – Episode 1 Premieres Today

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Today is the day, the Sales Scrum Podcast – Episode #1 Premieres Today, produced by my friends at ITWC and The Amazing Agency. You will learn more about both as the series unfolds.

Increase Sales in 2020| What Makes an Elite Salesperson "Elite"?

Anthony Cole Training

In our second blog post focusing on increasing sales in 2020 and beyond, we discuss the differentiating factors between "elite" salespeople and the rest of the pack. Sales Coaching increase sales sales performance management consultative selling consultative sales coaching

Prospects Don’t Need Salespeople, Setting Goals In The Right Way, And A Quote On Perseverance

MTD Sales Training

Episode 43: Prospects don’t need salespeople, setting goals in the right way, and a quote on perseverance. In this episode we take a look at the fact that prospects don’t need salespeople anymore.

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!

How a CEO Manages the Speed of Change for Turnarounds

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Scott Santucci, CEO of Growth Enablement Ecosystems, joins us to discuss digital transformation and how it impacts revenue growth. Digital is transforming the market as companies like Apple and Amazon reign supreme.

Who is listening to YOU and why should they?

Bernadette McClelland

I shared a link on Facebook of a casual family get together where the entire family sung one of my all-time favourites “One More Day” from the epic Les Mis. Twice I watched it and twice I felt goosebumps.

Don't Forget Non-Verbals When Working on Your Sales Communication Skills

Connect2Sell

Imagine your body has a straight vertical line running from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. We’ll call this your midline. soft skills for sales professionals Sales Communication Skills

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