July, 2021

5 Closing Questions You Need

Mr. Inside Sales

Note to my readers: Because of my heavy client load, I am reducing my blog articles to bi-weekly starting today. Your next blog will arrive on Tuesday, August 17 th. Ever feel stalled during a close?

What We Know: A Consultative Sales Process

Anthony Cole Training

On average, salespeople possess only 15% of the attributes required to sell consultatively. increase sales effective sales process consultative selling

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Sales Reps Not Closing Sales? Try This

No More Cold Calling

This broken link is to blame for sales teams’ biggest closing mistakes. “My My salespeople can’t close.” This is the frustrated lament I hear regularly from sales leaders. But not closing sales is never the real problem. It’s just a symptom.

Getting Back to Basics With Verticalization

Sales and Marketing Management

Vertical target marketing is having a moment (again), but the amount of success companies have from targeting specific verticals will depend on the resources they are willing to invest. The post Getting Back to Basics With Verticalization appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Your Cold Calling Math of Sales is Lying

Score More Sales

That’s right – you are probably going about phone prospecting wrong, and blaming your low success on an “ancient” and “out of date” prospecting strategy of cold calling.

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Spectacular Summer Sale!

Mr. Inside Sales

Summer kind of slow? Top pros are using this time to sharpen their sales skills so they can make a killing in the fourth quarter. They’re using the summer to learn better ways of responding to the objections that hurt them in the first part of the year.

Cold Calling Strategies with a Warm Approach

Anthony Cole Training

The best cold calling strategies involve doing the work necessary to warm your cold calls up. In this blog, we discuss the top 5 cold calling sales tips that you can implement into your sales process today. Cold Calling sales tips cold calling strategies cold calling sales tips

How to Reach Decision Makers Every Time

No More Cold Calling

A referral is the best way to get a meeting with the decision maker. There are two parts to the sales process: Part One: Getting meetings with decision makers. Part Two: Everything that happens after that. Referrals help you ace Part One and set you up for success in Part Two.

When to Use 1:1 or 1:Few Account-Based Marketing

Sales and Marketing Management

Narrowing target marketing efforts to a small number of prospects can produce outsized results. The post When to Use 1:1 or 1:Few Account-Based Marketing appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

How Zoom Uses AI to Ramp up Sales Certification and Proficiency

Zoom was struggling to ensure that sales reps around the world - with different levels of experience and proficiency – were getting certified on updated messaging. Traditional methods were unexciting, time-consuming and ineffective! Find out how they achieved success in Second Nature’s Customer Case Study!

How a $3B Software Company’s Forward-Thinking Strategy Accelerated Them Through the Downturn

SBI Growth

Organizations have had to drastically reimagine their revenue model since last year to accommodate the new era of digital. However, some companies anticipated this shift much earlier in advance and were able to adapt and scale quicker than their competitors.

How to use APIs to update and enrich your data

Zoominfo

Data decays over time—phone numbers change, companies shift locations, or people move jobs. Data changes, and stale data is expensive. It is estimated that, on average, organizations lose $15 million each year due to bad data.

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How to Pitch Multiple Products

Mr. Inside Sales

Rookie mistake: You’ve got several products or services you can offer a prospect, and you start by offering the first, or main one, then hear an opening for another one so pivot to that one, and describe another—and then another. Result? Stalled sale. Let me think about these and get back with you.”.

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The Data Driven Sales Executive

Anthony Cole Training

In our business, one of the greatest sales challenges that most companies face is how to properly implement a data-driven sales approach. Some companies chase a bunch of data without any regard for the story that the data tells. Others struggle when they launch sales coaching without any data at all. unique selling approach Sales Coaching increase sales sales challenges

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This Coming Holiday Season is Shaping Up to Have the Most Spending in History

As for what shoppers want to buy most, you'll have to read the “2021 Holidays Unwrapped” report by Klarna to find out. Download it here!

A Home Run - How the Right Data Can Help You Hire Your Ideal Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

Last night Major League Baseball held its annual Home Run Derby. We've seen the home run derbies before. We watch them every year. They are always the same - each slugger tries to hit more home runs than the other sluggers in the contest.

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How the Sales Cycle Has Evolved – Maybe for the Better

Sales and Marketing Management

Slower buying processes resulting from the pandemic may be a win-win. The post How the Sales Cycle Has Evolved – Maybe for the Better appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

Podcast 205: Brian Burkhart on Brian Burkhart on Elevating Others through Core Values, Growth Mindset & Flexibility Copy

John Barrows

Our guest this week is Brian Burkhart, Founder and Chief Word Guy at SquarePlanet which focuses on presentations, strategy, and messaging, joins John this week to talk about core values, growth mindset, and elevating others.

Introducing the New Chorus App for Zoom Meetings

Zoominfo

It’s well-known at this point that salespeople are busy. Research has even shown that they spend just over a third of their time actually selling.

7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results.

Are You A Strategic Game Player?

Smooth Sale

There are positives and negatives associated with being a game player, but a strategic game player is at another level. Using strategy implies studying, reviewing, and giving thought to better ways for proceeding. Efforts perform best when they include a thought-out plan

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Sales Success: Declaring Independence from Your Personal Obstacles

Anthony Cole Training

As we approach the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, our own Walt Gerano shares his thoughts regarding the obstacles holding us back from experiencing the sales success we desire. Qualifying skills How to Increase Sales sales commitment increase sales

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A Key Competency That Differentiates Top Sales Performers From Posers

Understanding the Sales Force

We were watching an episode of the hilarious comedy series The Goldbergs and one of the themes of episode 4 in season 3 was about authenticity. In this episode, Barry and Erica, the two oldest children, accused each other of being posers. The bottom 50% of all salespeople are posers too.

The State of Selling With Lori Richardson

Sales and Marketing Management

Lori Richardson, founder and CEO of Score More Sales, talks about changes that B2B sales has undergone in the last year and a half and what that means for fielding a strong sales team. The post The State of Selling With Lori Richardson appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Overcoming Price Objections by: Not Making It Your Problem

A Sales Guy

We’ve been giving away too much money in sales over the past century. We’ve been trained to think the buyer’s budget matters.

Hiring After COVID-19: Post-Pandemic Trends to Watch

Zoominfo

The US economy is finally coming up for air. States that imposed lockdowns for the COVID-19 pandemic started lifting restrictions on businesses and public spaces in May 2021, and many major cities have reopened. However, as the New York Times observes, “it’s a weird moment for the US economy.”.

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Why CEOs Must Lead Sales

Alice Heiman

As the #CEO , what role do you play in sales right now? If you aren’t leading, let me help you understand why CEOs must lead sales. The biggest role of the CEO needs to be shifting the culture so everyone is focused on the success of the customer.

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Email deliverability: A practical guide for sellers and marketers

Nutshell

“Oh, your email ended up in my spam folder” is what email marketers and salespeople hear in their nightmares. Emails only suffer from deliverability issues for a few reasons and all of them are bad.

Top 10 Tactics for a Successful SKO!

The 2022 Sales Kick Off is your big opportunity to align your sales team and drive change. Make sure it's successful with SecondNature’s SKO Ebook! Find out: ? How to set the right goals and KPIs ? How to translate vision into tactics ? How to keep salespeople engaged.

Is Your Sales Process Backwards, Upside Down or Stupid?

Understanding the Sales Force

My wife and I recently watched the new funny but sad movie, Here and Now , written and directed by Billy Crystal, who stars as comedy writer Charlie Burnz. In one scene, Charlie recalled a happier time when his family used to have what they called "upside down day."

Don’t Forget to Coach Objection Handling

Sales and Marketing Management

If sales leaders don't coach how to handle objections, salespeople often get lost when they occur. Tim Hagen reviews a three-step strategy to handle objections better. The post Don’t Forget to Coach Objection Handling appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

Not Just Vacation, but a Place to Vacation

A Sales Guy

We have a saying here ASG, Complete flexibility, ruthless accountability.