October, 2020

How to Lead a Digital-Oriented Sales Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

At this point in 2020, all your competitors have undergone some variation of a “digital transformation” to supplement an end-to-end data-driven, Customer Experience (CX) focused digital sales strategy. A recent study conducted by KPMG found that over 90% of companies.

Top 10 Reasons Not to Test Your Sales Candidates

Understanding the Sales Force

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Technology can improve your recognition efforts

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: RICHELLE TAYLOR An estimated 42% of the work force is currently working from home. How this number will change following the pandemic isn’t certain, but the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta predicts the number of days worked from home will triple among full-time employees.

Salesreps Choose Power Words

Score More Sales

The words you choose as a seller have power - don't miss any apportunity gain a competitive edge. Choosing what you say or write can help close a deal, or lose one. Sales Tips Sales Productivity boost sales

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

Avoiding the Generic Sales Pitch

Connect2Sell

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How to Overcome the Email Stall

Mr. Inside Sales

What do you say when you get this stall while prospecting? If you’re like many sales reps, you accept it and become a willing participant in the follow up chase that ensues. And you know how frustrating that is.

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Account Executive Inc.

Sales 2.0

If you’re an AE, I recommend appointing yourself a small business owner. Just like most small business owners you probably feel like you have no time. You may also feel unsupported by your company and that you need to do everything yourself. Just like small business owners there are things you can do to make this situation a lot better. By doing so you will (a) sell more, (b) get a bigger commission check, and (c) be less stressed. Not a bad combo. Flat world.

How to Work in Crazy Times

Jill Konrath

Virtually everyone I talk to these days is feeling overwhelmed. We're all struggling to find a way to work--and have a good life--in this crazy world we're in now

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Who Run The World?: Women in B2B Sales

Zoominfo

When I think of sales floors of the past, I think of Mad Men – esque scenes of phones ringing, men yelling, and glasses of whiskey being passed around every time a deal closes, or doesn’t. Yet modern day sales floors look quite different.

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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!

Awesome Virtual Coaching Creates Master Virtual Sellers

Steven Rosen

Awesome Virtual Coaching Creates Master Virtual Sellers. COVID has impacted everyone. Sales organizations have had to adjust how they prospect, sell, and interact with customers and each other. . Companies that have been quick to adapt have been able to mitigate the impact of COVID.

Sometimes You Have To Get REAL

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. While selling has always been personal, it is that much more so since the arrival of COVID 19. More than ever to succeed we need to think Human-to-Human is you are in B2B. This requires you to rethink your message as much as the delivery.

How Sales Reps Are Hitting Quotas Without Hitting the Streets

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Mark Kovac, David Deming and Sushant Khandelwal Virtual selling in business-to-business markets, often associated with inside sales, has carried a bit of a stigma within field-dominated sales organizations.

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New Data Shows an Overlooked Finding Correlates to Sales Effectiveness

Understanding the Sales Force

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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.

Are You Still Asking: “Is this a good time”?

Mr. Inside Sales

The debate of whether to open your calls asking, “Did I catch you at a good time?” or “Is this time still good for you?” (for for presentation call backs), is alive and well—unfortunately. I still receive emails asking me whether to ask this or not. Some swear by it, while others never use it.

Like PB&J: SDR + AE Alignment & Why it Matters

Zoominfo

Peanut butter and jelly. Tacos and Tuesdays. Some things just go together. At ZoomInfo, our Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) and Account Executives (AEs) complement each other across the sales process. First things first, how did we get here? .

How a Software CEO Recharged the 2020 Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

For market-leading software companies, the changing economic conditions have had a positive effect on the bottom line. But this has not been without their fair share of challenges, especially for those facing a high growth environment.

Sales Scrum Episode #21 – Guest Javed S. Khan

The Pipeline

Sales Scrum Episode #21 – Guest Javed S. Javed S. Khan is a speaker & founder of Empression: a marketing services company that works with highly motivated entrepreneurs and organizations.

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.

The Importance of Learning to Expand Your Capacity

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The Keys to Fourth Quarter Sales Success in 2020

Understanding the Sales Force

You're probably going to hate this article! I'm going to show you that much of what is transpiring with the Pandemic could be having a greater impact than you realize relative to the future state of your business and you might not like what I have to say.

A Better Way to Follow Up

Mr. Inside Sales

If you begin your follow up calls like this: “Hi, I just wanted to see if you read the email I sent you?”. Then you’re going to want to read this post all the way through and adopt a better practice way of opening your follow up calls.

EMEA Outbound Sales: ZoomInfo CEO on Selling Overseas

Zoominfo

We know what you’re thinking, but even with new privacy laws, B2B prospecting is possible in Europe, if you’re taking the right steps. That was the main message from Founder and CEO of ZoomInfo, Henry Shuck, for the audience at the 2020 SaaStock EMEA conference.

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.

Leading a Legacy Company to Accelerate in Any Market Condition

Sales Benchmark Index

Legacy companies have been able to withstand nearly every possible economic condition over several decades, and yet even they have had to persevere through new challenges seen this year. However, companies like Hexagon PPM have not been around for over 50.

When it Comes To Objections – No One Should Settle

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Helping people to reconnect with things they have moved on from can be an effective way to start conversations. In all group decisions we do things for the greater whole, but that does not mean we have completely abandoned the idea or desire for it.

Flexibility: The Key to Co-Creating Insights and Solutions

Connect2Sell

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How to Capture the Attention of Your Market

Anthony Cole Training

In today’s world of marketing and sales, a significant key to generating leads is a company’s ability to get potential buyers to find them. There is an entire industry dedicated to inbound marketing and social media management with companies such as HubSpot, Marketo and Pardot.

[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.

One Question to Close More Demos

Mr. Inside Sales

How many of you hold your breath at the end of your demo? Wondering if the prospect is sold and/or what they’re going to do next? If this describes you, then using today’s ‘one question’ before your demo can eliminate almost 100% of that dreaded feeling….

Let’s Get Personal: What Role Does Personalization Play In Sales?

Zoominfo

Let’s face it: in today’s B2B buying landscape, we’ve got options. If one company doesn’t make the effort to address your specific pain points, there’s another one that will. The whole point of personalization in sales is standing out among the competition.

How Software Leaders Pragmatically Prepare for 2021

Sales Benchmark Index

The software industry has experienced more disruption in the last 6 months than in the previous 10 years. With an increased need for online purchasing, content management, payment processing, and more, leading software CEOs have navigated changes in demand drivers.