January, 2021

5 Successful Lead Generation Strategies

Zoominfo

After a year like no other, here we are in 2021 still standing. The world has been stirred up by a global pandemic, most of us are still working from home, and digital marketing strategies have become a critical part of every company’s survival.

Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities?

Steven Rosen

Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities? Not another virtual meeting! How many times a day do you think that? How can you get any significant work done if all you are doing is attending virtual meetings and managing endless emails?

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7 Skills You’ll Need in Marketing for 2021

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jim Ewel With 2020 behind us (thankfully), how should we prepare for 2021? If you’re a marketer, here are seven essential skills marketing leaders will need in the new year. . 1: Able to adapt. .

Overcome Call Reluctance Today!

Mr. Inside Sales

Two weeks into the New Year, and are you already stressed about picking up the phone and making prospecting calls? I learned a secret years ago that enabled me to overcome my fear of making calls, and that allowed me to make hundreds of cold calls stress-free.

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.

Why Sales Transformation Achieves Better Results Than Sales Training Alone

Understanding the Sales Force

You finally have that big new 4K flat screen mounted on your wall but now the movie you are streaming isn't sharp because your inconsistent internet connection negatively affects the resolution and the big screen makes it even more obvious.

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How To Pinpoint B2B Customer Pain Points

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It goes without saying that B2B consumers look for new products in order to make their lives a bit easier. In other words, they have pain points they need fixing. Whether it be something isn’t working as efficiently as it should, or you’re spending too much money on a simple solution.

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How Atlanta’s Calendly turned a scheduling nightmare into a $3B startup

Openview

The post How Atlanta’s Calendly turned a scheduling nightmare into a $3B startup appeared first on OpenView.

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4 tips on how to stay resilient and successful in times of permanent change

The Pipeline

A Guest Post – by Michael Wigge. I always find changing the filters helps bring different often valuable perspectives, I have enjoyed Michael’s approach to challenges. I wanted to share it with you all and help you learn from his experience, and apply it to your selling. Michael Wigge.

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Question: Why Aren’t You Asking More Questions?

Mr. Inside Sales

We all know the importance of asking questions of our prospects and clients, yet how many do you ask? How many does your sales teams ask? If you’re like most sales reps, then you’re probably doing a lot more talking (read pitching) than you are listening.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

2021 Challenge:  Put a Little Beatles Into Your Selling!

Understanding the Sales Force

Although it's been more than 50 years since Paul McCartney announced the break up of The Beatles, I am fairly certain that regardless of your age and geographic location, you know who The Beatles were and have heard at least one of their songs, even if the one you listened to was recorded by another artist.

Uncover Sales DNA Upfront and Generate Greater Success When Hiring

Anthony Cole Training

In the 3rd article of our series Hiring No Assembly Required Salespeople , we cover the Sales DNA competencies a successful candidate must have and how to identify these traits prior to making a hiring decision.

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How To Pinpoint B2B Customer Pain Points

Zoominfo

It goes without saying that B2B consumers look for new products in order to make their lives a bit easier. In other words, they have pain points they need fixing. Whether it be something isn’t working as efficiently as it should, or you’re spending too much money on a simple solution.

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Video: The Future of Sales and Marketing

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Sean Gordon The rollercoaster of the past year has forced companies to drastically alter their operations, all with their employees, customers and prospects in mind.

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A Pragmatic Guide to ABM Success

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President of Spear Marketing Group

In this exclusive webinar, you’ll hear B2B expert Howard J. Sewell detail a pragmatic approach to ABM planning, execution, and orchestration. Step by step, Howard will show how to leverage the Opportunity-Based Marketing (OBM) Framework, a stage-based B2B demand marketing model, in determining the best tactics for your ABM initiative and how to measure ROI.

Using Data to Drive Sales Strategy & Execution

Sales Benchmark Index

As the calendar has turned to 2021, top-tier NFL teams are preparing for deep runs in the playoffs. Others are going back to the drawing board, diagnosing what went wrong and how to turn it around next season. These narratives.

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Stop Telling and Start Asking!

Mr. Inside Sales

Once very couple of years, I like to re-run this article on the importance of asking questions as opposed to pitching. While this context is presented as an interview, it is completely translatable to sales—and that means YOU.

New Movie Has 3 Great Lessons for Salespeople and Sales Managers

Understanding the Sales Force

Among all the product shortages we have experienced in the past ten months, there has been no shortage of crappy movies.

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The 3 Things Keeping You From Connecting With Your Prospects

Anthony Cole Training

In today's world of selling, it is increasingly more difficult to get the attention of a prospective buyer after only a few outreach attempts. We know that they're busy but let's face it, we're all busy. So, how do you stay consistent (and persistent) in your outreach with a prospect while remaining sensitive to their daily lives and the distractions they face? prospecting skills sales prospecting increase sales contacting prospects prospect outreach

Top 3 Sales Playbooks to Improve Sales Performance

Discover the top sales playbooks to improve sales performance, which sales play metrics to measure, and how to turn those insights into sales excellence. Download the eBook to find out how you can increase your sales win rates with these top sales playbooks.

7 Sales Prospecting Tips to Ignite Even the Coldest Pipes

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If your sales pipeline is colder than a Siberian spigot in January, it’s time to rethink your sales prospecting techniques. Here’s the thing though, reps need actionable techniques and tips to make their prospecting systematic, smooth, and, of course, profitable. Let’s jump in.

COVID Proof Your Sales Force – Invest in You Sales Managers

Steven Rosen

Invest in your sales managers to unlock the potential in your sales organization and turn that performance into sustainable performance As the leader of your organization, the next 6 months will prove to be more pressure-filled than you may have experienced in years.

Know When to Hold ‘Em: Drawing Lessons in Negotiations from Poker

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Andres Lares Negotiation is a soft skill and as a result it requires both training and real world experience to improve. Negotiation principles rely on strong habits, relationship building, and being able to adjust strategies on the fly. .

Can You Make Your Goal This Year?

Mr. Inside Sales

Can you make your revenue goal this year is the same thing as asking: Can you run a marathon? You know, a 26-mile marathon race? Listen carefully to what your mental answer is: Yes or No. When I ask that question at a sales conference, the majority say no, they can’t.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Data - Top Salespeople are 631% More Effective at This Than Weak Salespeople (The Bob Chronicles - Part 3)

Understanding the Sales Force

Just before dark each day a Fox visits our property and drives our dog, Dinger, crazy. If you don't know Dinger, you can learn about his listening skills in this article. Last week, the Fox stole Dinger's green ball, brought it home to his own family, and that really pissed off Dinger!

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4 steps to Hiring "No Assembly Required" Salesperson

Anthony Cole Training

Hiring sales talent is often a costly, difficult, and time-consuming task. However, it's mandatory in order to grow an organization and sales team. In this blog, we discuss how to identify top talent and minimize hiring mistakes by following a 4 step process. cost of hiring mistakes hiring salespeople key to successful hiring sales onboarding hiring top salespeople

6 Benefits Of A Social Media Strategy For Your Go-To-Market Strategy

Zoominfo

Social media has quickly become an integral part of any B2B marketing strategy, and when it comes to your go-to-market (GTM) plan, you’re missing a crucial part of the puzzle without it.

Today Is The Day

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Often things that seem to fall together nicely are not as random as some would believe. It takes time and awareness to put the pieces together and see how the outcome was actually a result of specific actions.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

3 Reasons Why Sales Coaching Should Be Your Top Priority

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Brian Trautschold As a new hire, structured training and onboarding programs are expected. Today, it is rare to see a company that doesn’t have a strict training program in place from the moment a new hire walks through the door.

Two Great Questions for 2021

Mr. Inside Sales

Welcome back to your home office; how do you feel? Overwhelmed? Under pressure already? If so, then you’re not alone. Most company’s sales teams are under immediate pressure to begin accomplishing their new goals and sales targets for 2021.

Two Selling Strategies That are More Effective Than Facts and Figures

Understanding the Sales Force

I hope this is one of my more entertaining articles, although most of the enjoyment will come from the links within. Each year around this time I start thinking about Baseball because I miss it so much.