December, 2023

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Contract Playbooks: The Key to Accelerating Sales Velocity

Sales and Marketing Management

Sales teams have long viewed the legal department as an impediment to quickly closing deals, but the legal team is actually a valuable asset in accelerating deal velocity. The post Contract Playbooks: The Key to Accelerating Sales Velocity appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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The 4 Key Performance Indicators Sales Managers Need to Track

The Center for Sales Strategy

There are four key performance indicators I recommend everyone keep a weekly focus on. If you are a manager who does weekly individual focus meetings with your AE's or if you are a manager managing managers, these four things will help you keep the focus of the individual and the team on things that are crucial in moving the needle. These four essential metrics will tell you if you are on track for success.

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Help! My Top Performer Just Quit!

The Center for Sales Strategy

Have you ever felt like being a manager is a lot like juggling? And right when you think you’ve got all the balls in the air… whoops! When it’s the sudden departure of a top performer, it can make you literally drop everything! So, what can you do?

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Is Selling Dead Or Dying?

Partners in Excellence

It’s interesting to see continued predictions of the death of selling. There are all sorts of variations. Some focus on PLG types of approaches, where the product sells itself–at least until one wants to scale that to the enterprise level. Others see the preference of buyers for rep-free buying experiences and digital buying processes as evidence that selling is no longer necessary.

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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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Motivating Your Sales Team: A Guide for Sales Leaders

Anthony Cole Training

There are two sides to this topic of motivation. One side is how are your salespeople motivated and what motivates them. The second side is how effective are you as a sales leader at motivating your sales team? Both must be addressed to fully understand this topic of motivation and the impact on sales results.

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The Essential Guide to Navigating Leadership Transitions

SBI Growth

With a more optimistic 2024 ahead, most CEOs are ready to actively pursue growth, including a shift toward higher expenses and more investments in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). However, shaky confidence in their Go-to-Market (GTM) leadership teams may pose new challenges for CEOs, demanding companies remain focused on their growth objectives despite transitional disruptions.

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Achieving Sales Team Excellence: The Impact of Supportive Beliefs

Anthony Cole Training

This is what it takes to be successful at building and achieving sales team excellence: You must love coaching and the game of selling. You must thrive on developing others to be the best versions of themselves. It must be about helping others gain the spotlight, success and financial rewards or a job well done. It requires sacrificing ego and the need to be right for the other person to discover their path, develop their skills and become the expert.

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How to Increase Revenue with Channel Partners

Force Management

A channel program is an effective way to increase your capacity and expand market share, helping you reach your growth goals faster. When executed well, your channel program will decrease the cost of a sale, improve reach into new markets, and grow overall seller capacity without increasing internal headcount. However, backing your program with the right resources will be critical to its success.

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Do You Use Sales Secrets to Exceed Your Goals?

Smooth Sale

Photo by AllClear55 Pixabay Attract the Right Job Or Clientele: Do You Use Sales Secrets to Exceed Your Goals? Success in any endeavor requires systematic goal setting, tracking progress, and keen attention to the annoying details. Upfront, it all seems highly time-consuming, especially when one would prefer speaking with prospective clientele. However, when you are willing to establish a rhythm for prioritizing the details, you will realize success far more quickly than ever before.

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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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Marketing and Sales Still Aren’t Aligned

Sales and Marketing Management

Misalignment between sales and marketing continues to drag on performance of these crucial functions. Here's how to get them working together. The post Marketing and Sales Still Aren’t Aligned appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Avoid this “Ghost” of Christmas Future

Mr. Inside Sales

Do you remember Dicken’s book, A Christmas Carol ? While reading this this December, it reminded me of an encounter I had that was a chilling reminder of the bad “Ghost of Christmas Future” I narrowly avoided all those years ago. Here’s what happened: I was on my way to consult with a new client one day when I stopped at Starbucks for a cup of coffee.

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How to Turn Customer Success into a Main Revenue Driver

SBI Growth

Invest in creating value for your customers and your customers will become more invested in your brand in return. As a company that enjoys 97% penetration into its target market through all its various solutions, customer success and customer marketing become central to symplr’s approach to continued value creation.

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Sales Success in the C-Suite

Anthony Cole Training

I am enjoying reading the book Selling to the C-Suite by Nicholas A.C. Read and Stephen J. Bistritz. The book is an excellent summary of how selling to C-Suite executives is so dramatically different from selling in the lower levels of a company. As always, I hope you have developed the habit of reading as it allows you to share fellowship with great minds.

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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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The Best Sales and Sales Leadership Content of 2023

Understanding the Sales Force

Welcome to my annual list of the best sales and sales leadership content of 2023. This year’s list has thirteen entries, including articles, videos, and LinkedIn posts. There are several categories including Most Read, Most Liked, Most Engagement, Best Quality and Personal Favorite. Ready? 2023 saw more content than ever before and that certainly includes the sales space.

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The Irrefutable Referral Business Case

No More Cold Calling

How asking for referrals will drive your revenue in 2024 How many people should you ask for referrals to get five new clients? No more than 20. In my experience, at least half the people you ask for referrals will introduce you to your ideal prospect. Referred prospects convert to clients a minimum 50 percent of the time (most salespeople tell me it’s closer to 70 percent).

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AI and HR: How Technology Is Changing the Hiring Process

Sales and Marketing Management

The relationship between employer and employee has been tested repeatedly since the pandemic. Leveraging AI responsibly can put organizations in a position of advantage for successfully adapting to the evolving landscape of work. The post AI and HR: How Technology Is Changing the Hiring Process appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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2023 In Review: Increasing Impact and Lowering Friction During Challenging Times

Membrain

As we wrap up the final days of 2023, I wanted to take a few minutes to review the year and offer my gratitude to everyone who made this the best one yet. Despite a difficult economy that continues to drag on, we doubled revenues from two years ago, launched several major additions to our product, and got in deeper with our partners to deliver big wins for clients.

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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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Introducing AppConnect, Nutshell’s Newest Add-On for Powering Your Integrations

Nutshell

Keeping your company’s contact information up-to-date and workflows synced across your tech stack is critical for success. That’s why we’re excited to introduce AppConnect , our new add-on to help your business connect your CRM data with the apps you already use and get more out of Nutshell. Nutshell already provides a library of native integrations and thousands more middleware integrations through Zapier.

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What to Keep Doing, Start Doing, and Stop Doing in 2024

Anthony Cole Training

As we head towards the New Year of 2024, with volatile world events all around us, it is a perfect time to think about and focus on what you can affect and act on, in your personal and professional life to improve your relationships and results. This idea of reviewing what you should keep doing, start doing, and stop doing is borrowed from a past client of ours so we must give them credit.

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We Are Efficient, But Are We Effective?

Partners in Excellence

Time is a problem. We never have enough. And regardless what we do, we never will. Whatever time we tend free up, is immediately filled with something else and we become time poor, once again. We have endless tools and technologies, increasingly assisted by AI, enabling us to accomplish more in each hour. The goal of each of these is increasing our efficiency.

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Latest Podcasts: Leading For Growth

Force Management

This month, the Revenue Builders podcast features conversations with some truly inspiring leaders. In their discussions with John Kaplan and John McMahon, these leaders shared stories of leading and scaling some of the most influential sales organizations of our time. They didn't always get it right on the first try, but now their lessons can be yours too.

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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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Risk Avoidance as a Competitive Advantage

Sales and Marketing Management

Risk is part of being in business, but you must be ready to react positively to industry influences and marketplace changes with risk-abating solutions. The post Risk Avoidance as a Competitive Advantage appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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The Critical 15 Sales Metrics to Monitor

KLA Group

Every business owner’s goal is predictable sales. Consistent sales closing each month and quarter they can count on. When you have consistent, predictable sales, your Revenue Generation System is working effectively.

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10 Best Survey Apps of 2023: Hear From Your Audience

Nutshell

Surveys are a fantastic way to gather unique data from your customers. But you already know that, right? If you’ve come to this page, it’s probably because you want to conduct an online survey, but you haven’t found the right survey tool yet. With so many options available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and gathered 10 of the best survey apps for businesses.

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Prepare Today for Better New Year Results

Smooth Sale

Photo by photo-graphe Attract the Right Job Or Clientele: Prepare Today for Better New Year Results There is hope for a better tomorrow when we push ourselves to find the light among the darkness we may experience. Not everything meets our expectations, and disappointment is ours. However, when we realize why and how the errors take place, we can adjust future approaches to come out feeling like a star.

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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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The “Recipe” Is Just The Starting Point….

Partners in Excellence

Recently, just to try something different, I signed up for a cooking class. The family is getting together for the Holidays, I knew we would be spending a lot of time cooking. Usually, my task is to supply the wine and wash the dishes. I wanted to contribute to preparing the meal, so I decided to take a cooking class. There was a group of about 10 of us, with varying degrees of experience.

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Three Tools Elite Revenue Teams are Using to Start the Year Strong

Force Management

With a new year comes a clean slate – our once-annual fresh start. For revenue team leaders, today’s decisions will help define where the company ends up in twelve months. As budgets get approved and your annual kickoff approaches, give your organization an edge by making sure your plan for the coming year incorporates digital tools and technology that drive results and power today’s top teams.

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Workforce Training for the AI Era

Sales and Marketing Management

The rapid adoption of AI is quickening the pace necessary to retrain workers across all departments. Whose job is it and how is it best tackled? The post Workforce Training for the AI Era appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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