April, 2020

It’s a great time for ideas

Sales 2.0

Data from Bloomberg’s economists say we are in a recession. We’re starting to get familiar with how our lives are affected by the health issues inherent in this COVID-19 crisis but the economic consequences are just kicking in.

Is Pipeline Visibility Hurting Your Sales?

InsightSquared

Every sales organization is experiencing a new level of sales uncertainty in this current climate. While we can all hope for a silver-bullet solution to arrive, the best remedy right now is actually within our grasps right now. I’m talking about pipeline visibility.

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How to Sell in Any Market

Anthony Cole Training

There is always something going on in the market that makes selling difficult. However, you can choose to develop strategies and utilize virtual technologies to get in front of your prospects and clients.

It’s a great time to start upgrading your clients

Sales 2.0

It’s a really tough time for most companies to sell their products and services. Much buying is “paused.” Buyers are wondering what the future holds for their companies–and themselves–and are having a tough time committing to purchases.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

How to Make a Remote Sale

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Andres Lares, Shapiro Negotiations Institute There is a small truism about connecting with people that anyone in sales can tell you, and they learned it early in their careers. When speaking to somebody on the phone, they can hear the difference when you smile. It’s true.

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5 Secrets for Successfully Working from Home

Mr. Inside Sales

So how is working at home going for you? Have you found a way to keep the dog from barking? How about the kids? And what about the gardener that blows every Tuesday? Oh, and don’t forget to actually work!

How a Global Sales Executive Effectively Manages a Disrupted Partner Ecosystem

Sales Benchmark Index

Well-established tech companies have typically developed a large, multi-layer partner ecosystem that they rely on. For a sales leader in this environment, problem-solving, and having shared responsibilities with these channel partners is the only way to succeed in moving the.

For Salespeople, Trust Matters Most in Times of Crisis

No More Cold Calling

Why do you trust some people and not others? Trust is a word we use indiscriminately, but we do not trust indiscriminately. How do we define trust? How do we get our arms around such an emotional word?

What Do Our Retail Customers Expect From Us?

MTD Sales Training

When customers step through the door, they expect a certain level of customer service. Your customer will expect an experience that is free-flowing and completely hassle free and can set you apart from your competitors if you do it right.

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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.

Why the Future of Selling Resemble Won't Resemble the Past

Understanding the Sales Force

It's April 17 and nearly every salesperson is selling from home. It's just temporary, right? Maybe. But what if it's not? According to the President, Vice-President, Scientists and some Governors, the economy will begin reopening in stages, perhaps as soon as May 1.

Leadership Development: How a Mentoring Approach Can Lead to Positive Outcomes & Increasing Sales

Anthony Cole Training

Guest Blog Post from Gaia Hawkes. Sales Leadership Leadership Development Leadership Skills increase sales

Sales Enablement is About Performance & Achievement

RingDNA

Sales enablement shouldn’t be aimed at the lowest common denominator. If you think the objective of sales enablement is just to enable sellers to sell, then you’re missing the point. I’ve met very few sellers over the past decades who haven’t been enabled to sell.

The Market Is Uncertain, But Your Demand Gen Strategy Shouldn’t Be

Sales Benchmark Index

There is no doubt that life is going to look a little bit different coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have seen medical professionals turn to telemedicine, elementary school students begin eLearning, and even fine dining restaurants start.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

5 Online Sales Meeting Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

MTD Sales Training

Are you using online sales meetings throughout your sales process? More and more companies are going down this route especially those that sell software, SAAS products and online services.

It’s a great time for openers

Sales 2.0

realistic neon text Open on the brick wall. It’s definitely not easy being in sales right now. Deals are stalled in pipelines. People are putting off decision-making until the “end of the crisis”. Some accounts are taking it on the nose. It’s also a very “human time”.

Why Reopening the Economy Won't Be Enough To Turn Things Around

Understanding the Sales Force

They will begin reopening the economy in three phases, but with some restrictions. Sounds exciting, doesn't it? It's sure as heck much better than what we have today, but will it work? In this article, I'll explain why it won't work like they hope, and what must occur for the economy to thrive again.

Sales Leadership Roundtable – Tips on How to Communicate

Steven Rosen

Sales Leadership Roundtable – Part II. This is the second post from the sales leadership roundtable. Click here to read part one. The awesome leaders shared over 30 great tips on how they are communicating during this crisis. The best section was how they are communicating with their boss.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Overcoming Covid-19 Common Objections

Mr. Inside Sales

I’d like to thank you, my readers, for your kind comments on my blog series: “Handling the Coronavirus Selling Environment. I’ve received some useful pointers that I’ll continue to pass on to you all as well as answer some of your direct questions.

Top 9 Ways Remote Work is Different From In-Office Work

Allego

Almost overnight, we’ve gone from business as usual to working from home around the world. We’re taking extraordinary steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus. It’s keeping us safer and we all want that. But for many of us it’s a huge adjustment that can’t be underestimated.

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How Sales Leaders Are Prospecting in a COVID-19 World

Sales Benchmark Index

Waking up today, there is a lot of uncertainty in your world as sales leaders. The way you are interacting with customers and even your own sales team have changed overnight. As my colleague points out in his recent post, Article Sales Strategy Uncategorized

Pushing Pause During the Pandemic

Connect2Sell

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

How to Get Back on Track During Tough Times

Jill Konrath

Keeping a positive mindset during these challenging times can be really hard. Especially when top prospects start ghosting you, big opportunities get stalled out, and finding someone new to talk to feels like an impossibility. Working Smarter

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Sales Leaders Share How They Keep Their Salespeople Focused

Steven Rosen

Sales Leadership Roundtable Discussion. I really enjoyed a round table discussion that I facilitated a couple of weeks ago. I had 8 senior sales executives join me for an open discussion.

29 Ways to Improve Your Virtual Presentations

The Sales Heretic

The current “Social Distancing” and “Shelter at Home” requirements have resulted in millions of people conducting virtual presentations for the first time. And it shows. Which is understandable. Our first attempts at most things leave a lot to be desired.

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WFH and Sales Managers

Score More Sales

Will all your sales team go back to working out of the office? sales leadership sales coaching

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Become a Radically Agile Organization to Create Nimble, Sustainable Products

Sales Benchmark Index

The modern engineering organization is tooled, skilled, and increasingly experienced in delivering products using Agile methodology. This hard-won transformation required fundamental shifts in the processes by which product is designed, developed, and maintained. Yet the business impact of all this.

Normal Is Just Another Word For Yesterday

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. You don’t need to look far today to see someone going off about the “new normal.” While it is easy to understand why people choose this lens, I find it a bit self-serving and potentially risky in the current environment.

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10 Critical Best Practices for Your Sales Force in This Crisis

Understanding the Sales Force

We are in week 6 of lockdown, week 8 of voluntary work-from-home, while adapting, guiding and directing companies who still need to sell their products and services to generate revenue. At this point sales is about so much more than generating revenue for profit or to keep employees working.