August, 2020

The Journey Needs To Be Completed

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. We all know the expression “ A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” All well and good if you’re an ancient prophet without a quota, but in sales, it’s not good enough. In sales, we have to worry and plan for the next step well in advance.

7 Things Companies Do to Thrive Anywhere, Anytime

Anthony Cole Training

Regardless of the current state of business, it is easy to get caught up in managing day-to-day tasks. It's also easy to lose focus on the end goal and continue to take the necessary steps to move your business forward.

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How NOT to Pitch Yourself to the Media

The Sales Heretic

My friend Joel Comm is a brilliant author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He’s also the co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast. In this capacity, he frequently receives requests from people who want to be a guest on his show.

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How a Sales and Marketing Leader Deploys AI for an Exceptional Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

In a virtual world, Customer Experience has definitively been at the forefront of the digital revolution. How has your company adapted to the new demands of the market? Many have been turning to AI and automation for an optimized experience.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

11 Ways to Shorten Your Sales Cycle

Score More Sales

During times when business can be happening slower, in a slowed economy, finding any way to speed things up is important. What if there was some science around helping your buyers buy in a better way, or an easier manner?

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Definitely The Best Day To Make Calls

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I have a lot of empathy for pundits in a subjective undefined area of practice, like prospecting for example. Making proclamations, spinning data, presenting speculation as fact , only to be undercut by facts.

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Networking for Sales Effectiveness

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23 Free Photo Sites

The Sales Heretic

Do you need photos for sales presentations, training materials, or blog posts? But your budget is a little tight? Hey, we’ve all been there. Fortunately, there are a lot of great online resources stocked with millions of photos you can download and use free of charge. Here are 23 of the best. 1. [.].

Your Tech Stack May Be Lagging Amid the COVID-Charged Digital Transformation

Sales Benchmark Index

The New York Stock Exchange dates to May 17, 1792, with the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement—where twenty-four stockbrokers and merchants met at the now famous Wall Street under a Buttonwood tree. There have been numerous market crashes, defined as a.

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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!

Leadership in Times of Change

Anthony Cole Training

As a leader, have you ever wondered why your salespeople don't adapt to and follow the new guidelines you have established? Often, managers focus their energy on defining procedures and identifying expectations during times of change.

5 Ways to Get a Jump on Fall Production

Mr. Inside Sales

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year. First the pandemic; then being sent home to work; then finding it hard to contact people—who are also working from home…. Now that fall is almost upon us, things are still up in the air: are our kids going back to school? Are we going back into the office?

Sales Scrum Podcast Episode #18 – Guest Darryl Praill

The Pipeline

Sales Scrum Podcast Episode #18 – Guest Darryl Praill. This week we have a We The North edition of The Scrum, we welcome Darryl Praill, Chief Marketing Officer at VanillaSoft.

Grow Your Business by Protecting Your Account List

Connect2Sell

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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.

15 Things Salespeople Must Do to Make up for a Lackluster 2nd Quarter

Understanding the Sales Force

Last week we moved our son into his dorm to begin his freshman year of college. The college President's opening remarks were virtual, so we joined the Zoom stream from our hotel room and listened in.

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Data Science and Sales Operations: Driving Greater Predictability Together in Uncertain Times

Sales Benchmark Index

For Sales Operations leaders on a calendar year, we are rapidly approaching annual planning season. As if it wasn’t difficult enough to identify where your organization’s growth will be derived from next year while trying to forecast the back-half of.

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6 Lessons for Sales Organizations I Learned on Summer Vacation: Part 1

Anthony Cole Training

Everyday, there are things that can be learned that can impact our personal and professional lives. Sales Growth sales development Sales Coaching Sales Process driving sales growth 2020

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“If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Improve It.”

Mr. Inside Sales

Peter Drucker—author of over 39 books on business—has been credited with inventing modern business management. He’s credited with perhaps the most fundamental quote in business management, and it’s this: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

You Need To Stop

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Change, like anything else, takes ‘space’, you need to create room for the new. Letting go is hard, but if you don’t then you’ll have no ability to capture new things and grow. First thing’s first, you need to stop. link].

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Pruning Your Work to Maintain a Sales Focus

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16 Things Successful People Don’t Say

The Sales Heretic

A while back, I wrote a post listing words and phrases that successful people say on a regular basis. Just as important as what successful people say, however, is what they don’t say. High achievers understand that just as the right words can solve problems, heal wounds, create connection, and move people to action, the [.]. Sales business communication customers manager success

How a CEO Drives CX Clarity Amid the Chaos

Sales Benchmark Index

Any CEO can attest to the current level of difficulty in closing deals. Customer sentiment and individual mind share are in high demand, and even with everyone online, many fail to adequately engage their communities in order to access their.

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. Specifically, you’ll learn how to: • Engage prospects with authority. • Keep your prospects’ attention. • Achieve buy-in during sales conversations. • Get prospects talking about their key challenges, • Gain a strong commitment before presenting your offer. In short, you’ll discover how to implement a process that helps you close more deals than ever before.

2 Keys for Improved Sales Performance: Perception and Consistency

Anthony Cole Training

Perfect practice prevents poor performance! To improve your overall sales effectiveness, you must become masterful at the skills required to be successful. In today's blog post, you will learn why perception and consistency are critical factors when it comes to upgrading your selling results.

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How Your Attitude About Sales, Affects Your Sales

Mr. Inside Sales

Have you ever stopped and examined your attitude about sales? About having to be a salesperson? When someone asks you what you do for a living, are you embarrassed to say you’re in sales? Do you find that demeaning? I used to. I used to harbor a belief that I was better than being just a salesman.

2020 – An Emotional Slingshot

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is no denying the collective shock we all experienced when asked to lock down in spring. But in many ways that the “ Re-Opening ” may end up being more stressful for many. As sales professionals, we need to be cognizant of this while approaching prospects.

Resourcing Sellers for Selling Provides Support

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

FDR and Sir Isaac Newton on Why Salespeople Fail

Understanding the Sales Force

There we were, in the dark, in the middle of a hotel parking lot, at 3:45 AM. The hotel fire alarm went off and we didn't want to ignore the warning that was so loud my wife and I couldn't hear each other speak. Why was every other guest in the hotel parking lot with us?

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How to Shape Your Sales Motions Using a Data-Driven Framework

Sales Benchmark Index

As you continually work on fine-tuning your sales organization, how can you best ensure that every prospect interaction contributes to a cohesive customer narrative that, ultimately, maximizes your sales? Through our work helping leading companies grow their revenue year after.

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Podcast 160: Frank Dale On Deal Management

John Barrows

Deal management. How important is it to you? If you ask Frank Dale , it’s more important now than ever. John is joined by a good friend, Frank Dale on the podcast this week to discuss his journey in sales tech and why deal management is his focus right now.