January, 2018

Did You Set the Right Sales Quotas?

Sales Benchmark Index

Did you set the quotas right to drive revenue growth? The purpose of today’s show is to demonstrate how to link the company objectives to sales targets through quota setting. Leverage this use-case to evaluate how you set your quotas.

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How B2B Sales Benefits from Prescriptive Analytics

Smart Selling Tools

In today’s big data business world, sales reps often find themselves drowning in sales data and reports, rather than data improving their efficiency and effectiveness in selling.

Let’s discuss the Energy Star Multifamily High-Rise Program

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In a construction market that has been slowly recovering since the end of The Great Recession, multifamily housing has been the brightest star. The demand for rental housing has been on a steady climb since 2004 (Source: Freddie Mac

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The Most Overlooked Lead Generation Method

Fill the Funnel

Converting website visitors into customers should be one of the highest priorities for any website owner. Though it might be a priority, it is usually not being done very well, if at all. With that in mind, why do so many websites fail miserably in this effort?

An Inside Look Into Sales Development Practices in 2018

A peek into the experience and learning of a sales development representative for a first-hand understanding. An organization can benefit from these insights and improvise the working of the sales team accordingly for the new market.

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Why Every Sales Leader Needs to Adopt a Continuous Planning Approach

Smart Selling Tools

Happy New Year! The start of a new year means a lot of different things to people, for some it’s the time to exercise more, eat healthier, read more, text less, and be happier. For sales teams, it’s both a time of endings as well as beginnings.

5 Ways to Get Better at Handling Objections

Inside Sales Training

Want to make 2018 your best year ever? Want to instantly improve your ability to handle the objections you get, day in and day out? And, by the way, that you’re going to get all year long.).

6 Reasons to Put Your Training Course Online

Fill the Funnel

In case you haven’t noticed, online courses are coming on strong across the internet.

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What You Should Know When Your Cold Prospect Suddenly Returns From the Dead

Understanding the Sales Force

Last week I wrote about the deep freeze, why prospects suddenly go cold , and how you can prevent that from happening. That article was instantly as popular as any I have ever written.

What Is Sales Enablement and Why Should I Care?

Sales enablement is not really a new concept; it has been around for over 10 years. However, understanding the full application of sales enablement is a very different thing.

2018 Top MarTech Trends: Top Pain Points and Spending Priorities for CMOs

DiscoverOrg Sales

What pain points keep CMOs up at night? And what are the existing and emerging technologies that marketing teams will be spending more on in 2018?

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Key Mistakes CEOs Make When Allocating the Sales Budget

Sales Benchmark Index

Top CEOs understand that their role is to provide their company with an executable strategy. Strategy is the allocation of time, money, and people. The best CEOs are masters of where to place bets, invest their time, and divest from. Article Corporate Strategy Sales Strategy allocation budget budget allocation ceo ceo guidance CEO sales budget investment blunders sales budgeting sales strategy sales team profitability sustainable growth

Sales Tech Simplified: How to Measure and Improve Sales Proficiency at Scale

Smart Selling Tools

In this series, we ask tech executives to describe the why and how of their solution. We call it Sales Tech Simplified. This week I interview Steve Preston , CMO at Qstream. Nancy: Why does the industry need your solution?

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Knowledge is Power – Or Is It?

Inside Sales Training

The week after my first session with my boss was very interesting. I took his advice and began asking myself if I could do a variety of things. Could I actually become the top producer at the company? Could I go back to school and get my PhD? Could I write a bestselling book?

The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.

Upgrade Your Knowledge and Sharpen Your Skills With Online Learning

Fill the Funnel

Top performers in every industry are always upgrading their knowledge and sharpening their skills. This was historically done by reading books, listening to audio tapes and attending live seminars and conferences.

Predictions for 2018 - The Sales Triad Will Provide Record Sales Growth

Understanding the Sales Force

Don’t Slam the Door on Your Friends

No More Cold Calling

What’s your gratitude meter? As we begin the New Year, now is the perfect time to pay attention to what’s most important—the people in our lives. That means our clients and prospects, our families and friends, our colleagues. It’s time we remember the value of getting personal.

Top 3 Sales Strategy Priorities of CEOs

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest today is Rob Hornish, the President of Americas Sales for Polycom. Rob has 20 years of sales leadership experience in the high-tech industry sector, with a proven record of building, scaling and developing high performing teams. Rob and.

Your Next Sales Coach is a Machine

Speaker: Matt McDarby & Dan Smaida, Managing Directors, Specialized Sales Systems

World-class sales managers have long used creative means to solve for time and distance. In this webinar, you’ll learn how modern sales managers are using new technology plus old-school sales management to develop their people without burning out.

Who Would You Draft in Your Fantasy Sales League?

Smart Selling Tools

With this week’s announcement of a professional league for Esports , it’s time to recognize what great salespeople have known all along. Sales is a sport. Think about it. We love to watch others optimize a process to achieve a goal, whether physical or mental.

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Do You Have Sales Growth Problems? Solution #4: Create a Selection Criteria Checklist

Anthony Cole Training

Whitey Kollmeier, my friend and greatest center of influence, told me a story about Coach Scolinos. In January of 1996 he was a speaker at the American Baseball Coaches Association. His topic: Stay at 17 Inches. He approached the stage with a home plate hanging from his neck.

Video is everywhere today, and you need more than one type of video

Fill the Funnel

Sometimes you see a product, and you’re like “OH HELL YES, what’s taken you so long!” Reevio is one of those products. It single-handedly does what all other video-creation software does… combined…all in one dashboard… and in many cases, it does it better. Plus, it solves a big problem.

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How to Write a Sales Email That Works

Understanding the Sales Force

I receive so many unsolicited emails each day that it makes my head spin. Most of them, like the cold calls I get, are simply horrible. Delete. Delete. Delete. Block. Unsubscribe. This week I received the daily double - a cold call with an identical, corresponding email.

Maximizing Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training. Still, many sales leaders report low ROIs from their sales training initiatives. So how can you ensure that your investment in sales training is producing excellent results? Join us for this complimentary webinar as Ray Makela, CEO at the Sales Readiness Group, discusses five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

The Quicksand of Customer Loyalty Those Nasty Complaints

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Building customer loyalty must address unsolved problems aka customer complaints. Take a moment to think about a problem that you had with a product or service provider such as a hospital, a retail store or a new car dealership. Was your customer complaint or problem resolved to YOUR expectations or was it resolved to the provider’s satisfaction? How did you feel when the complaint was resolved within your expectations? Probably, pretty good and you may have even told some of your friends.

How Marketing Helps Sales Win the Must-win Deals

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest on SBI TV is Mike Volpe, the Chief Marketing Officer for Cybereason. Mike is a who’s who among CMO’s. Often called the “godfather of inbound marketing” for his work in taking inbound marketing from an idea to a movement.

Sales Tech Game Changers: Identifying Actionable Intelligence to Penetrate Target Accounts @mattbenati

Smart Selling Tools

In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Matt Benati , Founder & CEO of LeadGnome.

Recruiting Better Salespeople: The Make-Up of Hall of Famers

Anthony Cole Training

Assuming for a second that when you think about hiring for a position in your organization, you are thinking about hiring the best- especially in the early rounds of looking for talent.

Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.” In this webinar, corporate learning expert, Joe DiDonato, shares how his teams solved these problems, as well as how new educational technology (EdTech) is changing the sales landscape for all of us. He will also tell you what he shared with the Venture Capitalist community on how to pick which EdTech technologies will likely succeed based on educational research. Joe is an engaging storyteller that uses easy-to-understand language, who promises to share what methods succeeded and which methods failed over his long career.

Why Are Membership Sites So Effective and Popular?

Fill the Funnel

One of my coaching clients recently asked me this question… “Are membership sites trending up or down?”

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The Missing Ingredient to Top Performance in Sales

Inside Sales Training

Have you ever wondered why some people excel in sales, while others don’t? Have you ever questioned – if most other things are equal, like if you all have access to the same leads, the same sales training, the same number of hours in the day, etc. –

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#MeToo, now #TimesUp.

Understanding the Sales Force

But, much to my delight and surprise, the #MeToo movement didn’t quite fall into obscurity. Instead, it took on a sort of life of its own; over and over, we started to. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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It’s Time to Tie Product Team Compensation to Your Revenue Goal

Sales Benchmark Index

You are launching a new product this quarter. As CEO, you ask yourself a question. How are we going to make the year 1 goal with this new product?”. Here’s an answer based on experience. Don’t over-compensate the Sales team. Article Corporate Strategy Product Strategy compensation customer success enable revenue growth implementation innovation Product Feedback Guide product management Product Management Compensation product team revenue attribution revenue goals sales leaders

From Sales Enablement to Sales Performance: Moving the Needle on the Metrics That Matter

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Vice President, Sales Transformation Services, Fast Lane Digital

More than 8 analyst firms, the Association for Talent Development, and the Sales Enablement Society have all defined “sales enablement” – each slightly differently. In hundreds of organizations, the sales enablement function is run differently, with a different focus, responsibilities, and initiatives. To make matters worse, according to a 2017 study by CSO Insights, “Sales enablement is a growing trend, but sales performance is not improving. Clearly, something is missing.” What’s missing is a clear focus on driving measurable improvement in sales performance and the expertise required to truly move the needle on the metrics that matter. Want to step up, separate yourself from the pack, and maximize your company’s investment in Sales Enablement? Then join sales transformation expert Mike Kunkle for this webinar (where your questions are welcomed and expected!)