August, 2022

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Are You Focused On Achieving Outstanding Results?

Steven Rosen

The Focused Sales Leadership framework consists of 3 pillars: Leadership, Culture and Focus. Sales leaders must build winning teams and develop a performance culture to achieve outstanding results. Yet, many sales leaders are working 50-60 hours a week and still not getting the desired results. Are you stuck in an endless sea of emails, texts, voice messages, meetings, and many other distractions?

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It’s Not Time Management, It’s Self-Management

Anthony Cole Training

There is no such thing as “time management.” Here is my take on the myth. It’s a very practical analysis that leads me to my strong conviction.

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Lessons From the NFL to Close More Business

Mr. Inside Sales

Are you ready for some football? The first preseason games are in the books, and coaches are watching game film and teaching players how to improve every week. I read a piece by Peter King from SI.com about his conversation with Ellis Hobbs—former cornerback with the New England Patriots. He was talking about how much respect he had for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

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Prepare For Economic Change: Use Your SKO To Invest In Your Salespeople

Force Management

Your sales kickoff is a crucial tool for maximizing your sales team's potential. As the economy shifts, leaders are looking to increase efficiency in critical areas to hit their revenue goals.

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The New GTM Playbook: 18 Ways to Future-Proof Your Sales Team

Longer sales cycles. Increasingly discerning buyers. More meetings. Intensifying competition. Economic uncertainty. Go-to-market teams of every size, in every industry, are grappling with these challenges firsthand. Thankfully, there’s an answer. We’ve developed an entirely new way for GTM leaders to identify and execute proven, data-driven strategies that drive revenue.

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How Sales Enablement Can Improve Virtual Selling

Sales and Marketing Management

Virtual selling will continue to play a pivotal role in sales organizations, whether they have fully remote, in-person or hybrid work environments. But with its wide adoption comes a new skill set to learn. The post How Sales Enablement Can Improve Virtual Selling appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Sales Training Topics to Drive Results

RAIN Group

If you’re responsible for designing or implementing sales training for your organization, you know the effectiveness of training varies greatly. It might not be implemented properly, land well with participants, relevant to sellers’ daily work, or it might be forgotten completely in the days and weeks following the training. Sales training fails more often than it succeeds.

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Lead Quantity vs Lead Quality: Which is more important?

MarketJoy

For decades, companies have struggled to strike a balance between lead quality and lead quantity. While more leads on paper may look good to a marketing professional, the quality of leads is what a sales team is looking for. According to a recent survey, 70% of B2B marketers cite improving the quality of leads as the most important objective of a lead generation strategy.

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Which is Worse - The Boston Red Sox or Your Sales Team?

Understanding the Sales Force

I wrote the best-seller, Baseline Selling , so it should come as no surprise that I'm a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. I'll be at Fenway Park for a game this week and I had some thoughts about how the Red Sox compare to many of the sales teams that get evaluated by Objective Management Group (OMG).

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Successful Salespeople Understand that the Small Stuff Does Matter

Anthony Cole Training

I will have to agree to disagree with Richard Carlson, Author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. My view is that the little and or small things do matter and often they matter a great deal.

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Supercharge Your Sales: 5 Steps to Effortless Selling

Sales teams often lose precious time hunting for updated sales materials, while marketing struggles to keep these assets accessible and current. It's not just about managing; it's about seamlessly finding, presenting, and sharing critical sales content. All of this takes place within an intuitive, unified platform. Dive into Showell's groundbreaking content management realm.

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Does Sales Compensation Have to Be So Complicated?

Sales and Marketing Management

Mark Shopmeyer, co-founder and co-CEO of sales commission software startup CaptivateIQ, says sales compensation plans don't have to be the headache they are for many companies. The post Does Sales Compensation Have to Be So Complicated? appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Are Distractions Preventing You from Achieving Results?

Steven Rosen

Are Distractions Preventing You from Achieving Results? You are a good sales leader and have developed a performance sales culture. You are the key to driving the performance of your team. So, what is preventing you from achieving your goals of both you and your team earning a top bonus? What stops you from getting on the podium with some of your salespeople this year?

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6 Leadership Lessons for Incoming Growth CEOs

SBI Growth

As I prepared to step into the role of CEO at a transitioning company that was on the cusp of massive growth and facing economic turbulence, I reflected on conversations I’ve had with other CEOs. I have learned that there are a number of qualities a leader needs—not only inherent abilities but also skills that must be developed—in order to successfully lead their company.

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Setting Up Compensation Plans for SDRs Effectively

Predictable Revenue

Graham Collins joined the Predictable Revenue podcast to discuss how to set up more effective compensation plans for sales development reps (SDRs). The post Setting Up Compensation Plans for SDRs Effectively appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Redefining the CDP: 8 Data-Driven Designs for Successful Customer Journeys

In this guide, discover 8 use cases for how a customer data platform can tackle common challenges faced by marketing, commerce, service, and sales teams. With helpful diagrams and simple explanations in each use case, see how Salesforce’s CDP, Data Cloud for Marketing, powers personalized, real-time experiences across marketing, with capabilities that include: Optimizing ad spend Powering dynamic website content Increasing upselling and cross-selling Resolving service cases with marketing data B

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Must Read - How a 15% Corporate Minimum Tax Will Impact Companies and Sales Teams

Understanding the Sales Force

You may have read that the latest legislation out of Washington DC provides $80 billion for the hiring, arming and training of close to 80,000 new IRS (Internal Revenue Service is the US Tax Agency) agents to nearly double the size of the agency. Did you catch the part about arming IRS agents? Wow. That makes the IRS larger than the State Department, Customs and Border Control, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the Pentagon (Military) combined.

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Is it Selling or Giving?

Anthony Cole Training

We work with many community banks and while the commercial side of the bank usually has some “sales chops”, we often hear from leadership that retail bankers are less comfortable with “selling.” Or they may even avoid that word altogether. We like how the book Go-Givers Sell More positions the process of selling: Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people's interests first.

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One Trait That Top-Performing Sales Managers Share

Sales and Marketing Management

To achieve top sales performance, you don’t need a sales team dominated by business degrees from Harvard or resumes full of eye-popping company logos. Those attributes are all well and good, but they’re not requirements for top performance. The post One Trait That Top-Performing Sales Managers Share appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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How to Be Charismatic: The 9 Habits of Insanely Likable People

Hubspot Sales

Whether working in sales or support, the best reps know how to be charismatic. When these team members walk into a meeting or join a call, they immediately put customers at ease with their conversational tone and genuine demeanor. While some people are naturally charismatic, instant likeability doesn’t come easily for everyone. For the reps who are on the more introverted side or maybe even new to a management role, rest assured that charisma is something that can be learned, according to a stud

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Retail Tech: Empower Associates, Optimize CX, and Boost Productivity

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? With that in mind, how can we empower our store associates to leverage new technology to optimize the customer experience and boost productivity? This exclusive webinar with Andrew Regan will dive into strategies to empower retail associates for success with new technology.

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Why Small Businesses Need Social Media Marketing In 2022

SocialSellinator

As the world changes, small businesses must find new ways to reach their target audiences. And one of the most effective ways to do this is through a social media marketing strategy.

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7 Tips for Differentiating in the Selling Process

RAIN Group

Differentiation often starts with marketing, but it truly comes alive in the selling process. Even if your company’s products and services are superior to all others, this means nothing if you can’t convey that to your buyers. Differentiating in sales is more than a good pitch—you need to differentiate in the right areas, adapt to your buyer’s needs, and build value.

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The Secret to Account Churn is Not Dedicated Account Managers

Understanding the Sales Force

I do my own weeding and that "hobby" takes up a lot of my free time. Weeding is like playing the arcade game wack-a-mole where you pull the weed, use a weed wacker, or poison the weed on Monday and two more weeds appear in its place on Tuesday. If you think about territory sales or sales into a specific vertical, reps should be calling on the same customers and prospects all the time.

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What Great Salespeople Do Not Do

Anthony Cole Training

I know you have heard it before. You know, the line that goes like this “if you keep doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you have always gotten.” As a coach, the most development I have seen in salespeople comes when they alone decide enough is enough which leads them to make changes. And sometimes those changes are hard to make.

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Connect, Care, Convert: Secrets to Establishing Trust with Niche Markets and Turning Them Into Clients

Speaker: Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

Niche markets represent a huge opportunity for the financial services industry in America. From college students and women to communities of color and low-to-moderate-income households, niche populations have specialized financial needs – but they often underutilize many valuable financial products and services. How can you better connect with these consumers?

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Take Your Sales Team from Subpar to Superstar with These 5 Sales Coaching Tips

Sales and Marketing Management

A significant number of barriers stand in the way of effective sales coaching. Here's how to overcome them. The post Take Your Sales Team from Subpar to Superstar with These 5 Sales Coaching Tips appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Stop Using These 5 Wimpy Words and Close More Sales

SalesProInsider

Words are powerful. And the words we choose to use during our sales conversations can make or break the opportunity to close that sale and help that person. Our words have the power to “make” the experience good, bad, or indifferent for that prospective client. Our words allow us to educate, excite, remove fear, and gain commitment as well as provide clarity, comfort, and hope.

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This Technology Researcher Agrees with Us - Your CRM Sucks

Membrain

As you may know, I am not shy about sharing how much Salesforce sucks. And, since ranting loves company, I was delighted in April when I found out that a major technology research company agrees with my opinion of this (former?) leader in the CRM space.

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2022 Social Media Cheat Sheet for Realtors

SocialSellinator

As a realtor, you know that staying ahead of the curve is essential to success. In 2022, social media will be more important than ever in promoting your business.

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Strategic ABM Gifting: A CMO’s Silver Bullet to Engage the Enterprise

Today’s customers are hungry for human connections, but how do you break through the digital noise? How do you connect on a more personal level? A strategic ABM gifting campaign can help. You can target accounts and prospects by sending gifts or direct mail. It will help you stand out from the crowd and increase your chances to connect. Download Sendoso’s complimentary eBook to learn: Effective ways to level up your gifting strategy for the enterprise customers.

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Can My Car Uncover Sales Qualification Criteria Better Than Most Salespeople?

Understanding the Sales Force

If your car was manufactured in the last few years, you probably have a rear camera that helps you see your surroundings when you need to back up, back into a parking space, or drive backwards on the interstate at 65 MPH. Okay, maybe not the last one. Somehow, my Genesis GV80 always knows to display its rear and overhead cameras when I'm pulling into the garage.

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A Ten-Day Journey to Becoming the Sales Superhero

The Center for Sales Strategy

Do you ever wonder what it would take to become a Sales Superhero? What would it take to bag every target account on your list? Bruce Wayne trained for 12 years to cross the globe and learn martial arts and forensics. Doctor Stephen Strange trained for 4 years, but he had the forces of Kamar-Taj in his favor! The Center for Sales Strategy firmly believes that you have a few innate sales traits (best discovered through our Sales Talent Assessment).

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How to Recruit and Retain a World-Class Writing Team

Sales and Marketing Management

There's a better way to assemble a top-notch freelance marketing and PR content team than resorting to the online platforms where anyone can call themselves a writer. The post How to Recruit and Retain a World-Class Writing Team appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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