June, 2022

5 Proven Tips That Can Increase Virtual Sales

Anthony Cole Training

Many people prefer purchasing things online nowadays. In fact, three-quarters of surveyed buyers prefer virtual sales over traditional sales. If virtual selling is already part of your business strategy, you might want to ramp your efforts up.

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Why the CEO Should Drive Sales

No More Cold Calling

Sales responsibility starts a t the top. Ernest, CEO of a CRM company, had sales all figured out … or so he thought. He’d implemented a “perfect” sales process, which he explained to me in detail. He even drew a chart with circles and arrows for each step.

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How to Use Lead Nurturing Content to Close Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Lead nurturing content comes in multiple formats, but any sales enablement content should strive to accomplish these same few goals. The post How to Use Lead Nurturing Content to Close Sales appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

Three Factors Impacting Contemporary Marketing and Sales Interlock

SBI Growth

Last week, SBI held an executive roundtable meeting for commercial leaders with the goal of unpacking Marketing and Sales interlock for revenue growth. The group combined leaders mostly from private equity backed companies in software, technology, SaaS, and business services. type-article

The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

The ultimate value proposition is an impactful buying experience that guides people to the best possible decision. But how do you prepare your sales teams to do that? Read "The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future" to find out how to empower your customer-facing teams and thrive in modern selling environments.

Selling and the Need for Speed

Understanding the Sales Force

We had Chinese for dinner and my fortune said, "Speed is not as important as accuracy.". When you think of speed what are the first things that come to mind? Fighter Jets? The 10 fastest in the world reach speeds of up to Mach 6.70 (5,140 MPH). Racing Cars?

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What Making Assumptions in Sales Does to Your Success

Anthony Cole Training

Doing research and preparing for a prospect meeting so that you know what questions to ask is important. However, it is even more important to have a healthy level of skepticism and not assume anything about what they may or may not need. sales succes think it overs

Selling and the need for speed

Membrain

We had Chinese for dinner and my fortune said, "Speed is not as important as accuracy." When you think of speed what are the first things that come to mind? Sales Management

5 Important Customer Care KPIs (and How to Improve Them)

Sales and Marketing Management

Customer care metrics are at the core of customer retention. So why aren't more companies measuring these key customer care key performance indicators? The post 5 Important Customer Care KPIs (and How to Improve Them) appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

A CRO’s View on How Digital CX Impacts CLTV

SBI Growth

As seen in SBI’s latest research, top-performing commercial leaders are balancing headcount additions with investments in sales, enablement, and digital selling, looking to boost productivity and sales capacity through strong digital buying experiences.

5 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

Speaker: Erika Bzdel - Vice President of Sales and Craig Simons - Director of Marketing

Join us on Sept. 13 at 9:30 am PT as Erika Bzdel, VP of Sales, and Craig Simons, Director of Marketing, discuss the virtual selling practices that every company should adopt, and how to succeed at selling in a hybrid world.

Understanding Competency Based Assessments - What Ditch Diggers and Salespeople Have in Common!

Understanding the Sales Force

I use a tool called Zapier to create zaps that automate some of the tasks that I do. Zapier's newsletter had an article on 11 tech tools you need during economic uncertainty or in other words, during a recession.

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How to Struggle Less, While Making More Sales

Mr. Inside Sales

Jeffrey Gitomer tells a great story about how he once bet a client his entire training fee on whether there were more than eight objections their sales team got on a regular basis.

Terminating “Think it Over”

Anthony Cole Training

In the profession of selling there is a response or an answer we are often confronted with that causes great distress, delays in decision-making, or loss of opportunities. That response is: “I need to think it over”.

Convert Consistently with Customs and Connections: Meet the Achieving Tribe

SalesProInsider

Meet the Achiever Buying Tribe: How soon? What’s the net or result of this? Those are two questions you might hear from the Achiever Tribal Type during your sales conversations.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Why Marketing Teams Are Getting Agile

Sales and Marketing Management

Agile Marketing leads to better orchestration, increased communication and, ultimately, doing more with less. The post Why Marketing Teams Are Getting Agile appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

Maximizing Growth Through Acquisitions

SBI Growth

Organic or inorganic growth? For companies with a historical success of organic growth, looking at acquisitions as a potential growth lever can appear overwhelming. But in the wake of accelerated growth expectations, acquisitions have almost become necessary.

Salespeople are Like Wildlife - Which Animals are on Your Sales Team?

Understanding the Sales Force

We have a lot of wildlife that lives at and/or visits our home including deer, coyotes, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, foxes, hawks, bats, owls, woodpeckers and more.

Inbound Leads: Slam Dunks or Looky-loos?

Mr. Inside Sales

What is a sales person’s dream? An inbound lead. Someone has found your company, responded online or sent an email, and wants to know more about how you can help them. A slam dunk deal, right? Not so fast….

Roadblocks to Delivering a Competitive Buying Experience

Why are buyer-facing teams struggling and what can be done about it? Bigtincan teamed up with Heinz Marketing in a recent research study to discover the roadblocks revenue-generating teams encounter in preparing buyer-facing teams for today’s market. Click here to learn what you can do today to prepare!

Relationship Selling is the Key to Your Sales Challenges

Anthony Cole Training

Most organizations and advisors have been working long term to be more customer-focused. The challenge is for advisors to be productive and assertive without coming across to customers as sales-driven.

Sales Talk for CEOs: Mistakes and Lessons in Building a Sales Organization with Zvi Guterman (S2:E18)

Alice Heiman

Here’s the reality: you’ll make mistakes at every stage of building a company, especially when building a sales organization. But it’s what you do with your mistakes that will determine your success.

Understanding the Three Stages of the Buyer’s Journey and Audience Behavior

Sales and Marketing Management

Now more than ever, companies should consider each stage of the buyer’s journey to fully capture leads every step of the way leading up to a purchase. The post Understanding the Three Stages of the Buyer’s Journey and Audience Behavior appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Navigating the Sales Headcount Gap

SBI Growth

Companies cannot afford to lose top commercial talent. To remain on an upwards growth trajectory, they have to be prescriptive in how they align the commercial talent hiring and retention strategy to both short and long-term growth levers.

Connecting the Consultative Experience

Many B2B businesses have come to believe that there is an asymmetric relationship between the company and its buyers. But what research has discovered is that many of today’s B2B buyers are NOT empowered and they have little interest in being so. Download the eBook to find out why.

How to Watch Yourself on Video Like a Director

Julie Hanson

How to watch yourself on video like a director. Even as an actor I hated watching myself on video. All I could see were the flaws: I didn’t smile enough. My voice was flat. I blinked too much. The list went on and on. None of this self-bashing made me any better.

Simple Habit to Improve Sales Today

Mr. Inside Sales

Someone once said, “First we form habits, and then they form us.”. And in sales, this is especially true. Here’s a quick example from a new client I’m working with now: At the end of speaking with current accounts, the habit of the sales team is to ask: “If you need anything, please give me a call…”.

Understanding the Customer Buying Motives

Anthony Cole Training

Knowing and understanding your prospect's buying motives allows you to make better decisions on whether to engage and pursue a potential sales opportunity. advanced sales techniques buying motives customer buying habits

The Ideal Buyer in Today’s Marketplace | Sales Strategies

Engage Selling

??????? Is there such thing as an ideal buyer? I recently have been interviewed on a number of podcasts because there’s great interest in my new book, Right on the … Read More.

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The Definitive Guide to the Top 4 Sales Enablement Metrics

See what metrics matter to increase productivity and revenue and your organization. This guide will help you stay data-driven while avoiding data overload.

To Keep Your Best Employees Start Spelling ‘Retention’ with Three Rs

Sales and Marketing Management

Every individual you hire is weighing the balance of the job’s requirements with the combined weight of the rewards and respect they are getting in return. Here’s how that works.

Complete B2B Sales Guide for Modern Sellers

Vengreso

Gone are the days when B2B sales were about making a hundred cold calls a day or visiting clients in person. Also gone are the days when ideal customers from your target companies are knocking at your sales team’s doors in droves.

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Priorities for the Modern Leader

The Center for Sales Strategy

Work and career are areas that are ever-evolving. New ways of working emerge, skill sets and experiences change, and employee expectations shift. As a leader, it's important to understand where your priorities need to be and how you can position yourself to help your employees grow.