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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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 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.

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!

To Check-in, or Not To, That Is The Question

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. To Check-in, or not to, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer. The silence of unmanaged fortunes and opportunities, Or to take arms against a sea of pundits.

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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

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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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.

How CMOs Can Increase Revenue by 40% by Leveraging Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

Historically, discussions about “the customer experience” have been code for “let’s talk about some quick wins to improve our renewal rates before the end of the next quarter.” ” But more recently, CX has joined product, marketing, and sales as another.

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.

10 Things to Start & 3 Things to Stop When Hiring Better Salespeople

Anthony Cole Training

Recruiting new sales talent and hiring better salespeople are complicated and time-consuming processes. Especially, when you're not prepared to fill a vacancy, don't have a pipeline of candidates, or have an idea of what "better" means for your business.

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.

Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

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?

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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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.

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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Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

Increase Your 2020 Sales With These 9 Sales Productivity Tools

Anthony Cole Training

It's a new year and we have some new content to share with you here at Anthony Cole Training Group. If you're looking to increase sales this year and beyond, then you're in the right place!

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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.

Make Your Content Impossible to Ignore

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Carmen Simon People act on what they remember, not what they forget. The latest scientific research places memory at the heart of decision-making.

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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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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

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.

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.

3 Things That Will Increase Sales in 2020 and Beyond

Anthony Cole Training

The most successful salespeople are always challenging and adapting their personal sales process to be more effective. However, they don’t challenge the notion of the importance of making prospecting their "A" priority every week.

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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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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

5 trends in gaining more customer insight

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Umberto Milletti All trends point to 2020 being more focused on the B2B customer, with data and insights as the key to understanding their needs. Marketing and sales have switched to account-based everything, which crystallizes focus on the customer.

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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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5 Questions to Ask Before Automating Processes

Sales Benchmark Index

Now that you’ve defined and kicked off your strategy for the year, it’s time to take a look at your team’s operational efficiency. Where are you getting bogged down? What are the biggest pain points in your processes? Through our.