January, 2018

The Real Competition

Bernadette McClelland

We think it’s the company that sells the same as us, Or the paperwork we have to do, Or the meetings we have to run, Or the slackness of our admin team, Or the lack of urgency of our buyers. The real competition is ‘no change’.

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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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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When Good Prospects Can be Worse Than Tough Prospects

Understanding the Sales Force

I was on the way to a meeting and the traffic was stop and go - not moving for a minute, then back up to 30 MPH, and then back to a dead stop. I've been driving since 1972 and have driven in all kinds of conditions.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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Yes, a B2B Sales Experience Can Be Euphoric for Your Buyer

Connect2Sell

Buyers are looking for a BSB sales experience that's different. They’re looking for much more than a transaction. They're looking for an experience that is rich and meaningful and includes an opportunity for them to contribute. to take from the experience what's going to be useful for them. It needs to be relevant, and it needs to be something that involves an element of the unexpected. B2B sales effectiveness

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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.

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.

Even Realistic Videogames like Call of Duty Won’t Help Us Win Wars

Sales and Marketing Management

Opinion: Research shows that millennial cadets' digital skills don't help them on the virtual battlefield. Security Opinion

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.

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.).

Artificial Larry versus Amplified Leadership – 4 ‘Must Have’ Competencies To Stay In The Game

Bernadette McClelland

A milestone was reached in the world of selling recently. ‘Adelaide-based artificial intelligence software vendor Complexica secured a software deployment contract with pharmaceutical company Pfizer Australia’ and launched the artificial intelligence engine, Larry, the Digital Analyst.

What the Other Side in a Negotiation Wants

The Sales Heretic

Every sale is a negotiation. Some are short and simple, others are long and complex. But one thing all negotiations have in common is that they’re more than just haggling back and forth about price.

2 Reasons Your Account Based Sales Reps Leave

No More Cold Calling

Sales leaders must take the rap. We used to hire account based sales reps, indoctrinate them with product knowledge and a smattering of business culture, and give them a few lead generation tools. Then we gave them a phone, a list, and, a desk, and expected them to figure out how to book meetings.

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

Why Your B2B Brand Matters

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest today is Tiffany Nels, the Chief Marketing Officer for Lifesize. With 20 years of Tech B2B marketing experience, Tiffany is one of the top B2B revenue growth marketers. Tiffany played a major role in the successful demand generation.

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Sales Strategy #4: Plan to Succeed

Steven Rosen

Plan to Succeed. I hope you have enjoyed our video series so far in terms of strategies to Crush your Sales Numbers. Strategy #4 is have your sales reps develop their own territory business plans. In business, no one plans to fail yet many fail to plan. .

A Winning Game Plan for Writing Cold Prospecting Emails That Sell

DiscoverOrg Sales

My love of all things college football comes in handy – even when it’s not football season. As DiscoverOrg’s Manager of Strategic Accounts, I’m always looking for ways to use personal touchpoints to engage prospects via email. It works. I consistently gets a response rate of 60% – and an engagement rate of 80%. Check out my post, How to Heat Up Cold Emails with Personalization.). I’m here to offer a few tricks to show you how to achieve this level of engagement.

Why Companies Need More Women in Sales

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As a champion for more women in sales and sales leadership, I could not have been more pleased to see this article written by Microsoft Inside Sales Chief of Staff and Microsoft Women Board Co-Chair Rahki Voria aptly titled Why We Need More Women in Sales. women in sales sales leadership

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where an how to add it throughout the sales process!

Twelve Ways to Use Stories to Boost Your Sales

The Sales Heretic

Stories are extremely powerful. They can be both informative and persuasive, while being entertaining. And they’re engaging—neuroscientists have discovered that our brains are hard-wired for stories. That’s why it’s so hard to walk out of a movie, even if it sucks.)

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.

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 Strategy #1: Invest in Your Front Line Sales Managers

Steven Rosen

The first strategy is to invest in your front line sales managers. Do you want to crush your sales numbers in 2018? Well for the next 5 days I am going to share my five strategies that help sales executives crush their sales numbers.

Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.

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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Sales Empathy and Emotional Intelligence in Selling

Score More Sales

It was time to visit a newer client of ours and this meeting would be at least two hours to go over our findings about their sales leadership, sales reps, sales process, and pipeline. Because we leave plenty of time as a buffer so that we are never late to clients, we ended up with thirty minutes to spare. emotional intelligence sales empathy

13 Things You Need to Hate In Order to Succeed In Sales

The Sales Heretic

Love is great and everything, what with it being a many-splendored thing, and conquering all, and making the world go round. And in fact I’ve discussed previously the value of love in your sales efforts. But hate is also a powerful emotion. And it has its place in sales as well.

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

Understanding the Sales Force

Salesforce Formulas for the Everyday Admin

Speaker: Steve Molis, Salesforce MVP

Steve Molis has put together a collection of universal formula tips and tricks, along with several of his personal favorites, so that you can get the benefit of a wealth of information without having to trawl through everybody else’s Salesforce problems.

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 Strategy #3: Invest in Yourself

Steven Rosen

Invest in Yourself . Like most sales executives you cognitively understand the importance of developing your leadership skills and the advantages of ongoing networking.

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 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.

The Best Learning Methodologies for Developing Elite Sales Leaders

Speaker: Steven Rosen MBA, Author, Executive Coach, Speaker and Top 50 Sales Influencer

It is well recognised that the frontline sales managers are the key to driving performance in sales organizations. If you had to choose between investing in sales manager training vs sales rep training what would you do?