March, 2019

Best Time To Prospect?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. With regularity, most active sales trainers and I get the following question: “When is the best time to prospect?”.

Gatekeepers : Six Things NOT to Do

Mr. Inside Sales

If you’re getting screened out by gatekeepers , then chances are you’re probably causing that screening. Before we get into the things you may be doing to cause them to begin interrogating you, let’s quickly define some terms. First, not all gatekeepers are the same.

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The Future of B2B Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Brad Soper, Andree Radloff and Mark-Daniel Rentschler What will sales divisions look like in the future?

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Developing strategic referral alliances. WOW!

Jeffrey Gitomer

Are you willing to refer your clients or customers to someone else? Is someone else willing to refer their clients or customers to you? Yes, if there is mutual trust. Here are the prerequisites: You consider yourself the best at what you do. You do a memorable job in making the sale.

8 Disciplines of Sales Execution

Sales Benchmark Index

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How to Be a Memorable Salesperson Part 9: Follow Through

Connect2Sell

The opposite of memorable is forgettable. Unremarkable. Average. You are none of those things. So why act like it? Why act like every other seller out there, blending in to a sea of sameness? The work of selling is a lot more fun when you do the things that make you a standout.

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The Problem With Assumptions

The Sales Hunter

Do not assume anything! This is easy to say, but sometimes tough to do in the moment. It can seem painless to make an assumption from reading someone’s email, but the real question is what is your assumption, and is it correct? That is where the problem lies.

What are customer service skills?

MTD Sales Training

When you hear the term ‘customer service’, what connotations spring up? Maybe it’s that annoying assistant who won’t leave you alone in a shop? Or that company who never stops cold-calling you?

Approach a Referral Right and Reap.

Jeffrey Gitomer

The most coveted prize in selling besides a sale is a referral. How do you approach this person? Everyone tells you to get referrals, no one tells you what to do next. How do you maximize the selling power of this referral? Here are 8.5

As a Product Leader, Are You Regularly Engaging the Sales Team in Product Ideation?

Sales Benchmark Index

A product leader at a recent client of mine expressed a frustration that most product leaders can relate to. His organization had recently invested heavily in developing a new product that targeted a growing segment of the company’s customer base.

Friday Five - Will to Manage Sales

Score More Sales

Do you have these five components as a sales manager? It takes much more to be successful, however these five areas make up what Objective Management Group calls the Will to Manage Sales. sales coaching sales leadership

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Are You Moving Forward or In Circles?

The Pipeline

Share Tweet Share 2. By Tibor Shanto. In every cultural ritual, say like sales, that unfolds over and over, not just for the individuals involved in it day to day, selling and buying, buying and selling, and over again; people tend to see events as they unfold, through their narrow set of filters.

How to Use Executive Leadership Changes to Time Sales Outreach

DiscoverOrg Sales

When asked why leadership changes matter, DiscoverOrg CRO Patrick Purvis likes to tell this story: “In 2012, Salesforce closed a legendary estimated $140 million deal with State Farm. At the time, it was one of the largest single sales in Salesforce history.

The 5 Stages Of The Negotiation Process

MTD Sales Training

The whole negotiation you have with a client or prospect can be successful or not, based on the way you carry it out. Learn how you can turn a negotiation around if it’s not going well by following a strategic process that you can control. .

The Home Court advantage. Are you using it to make sales?

Jeffrey Gitomer

The average professional sports team wins more than 75% of the games they play on their home court. That's a pretty high winning percentage. If you knew you could win 75% of the prospects you pitched, you'd do it, wouldn't you? YOU CAN! Sales games are no different than sports games.

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Winning Pricing Strategies for a Mature Business

Sales Benchmark Index

Focusing on value provided, you can implement a winning price increase, contrary to what may have been occurring historically. Re-anchoring is the key to a winning pricing strategy – a focus area we will take on as part of developing.

Every Problem is an Opportunity Waiting for a Solution

The Sales Hunter

View every problem as an opportunity. Instead of looking at what has gone wrong, focus your thinking on the solution. This will move you forward with your customers and make them see you in a different light. You have an opportunity to demonstrate leadership.

Focus Your Prospecting Purpose

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. How you think about your pipeline, will drive your approach to ensure it leads to your objectives, which by extension should dictate your actions. Strategy-Planning-Execution. Simple, yet elusive at the same time, most people are good at planning, yet fall short on execution.

2 Truths and a Lie: High Email Bounce Rates and Sender Reputation

DiscoverOrg Sales

Email marketing is hard. Some might argue that B2B email marketing is harder today than it was 5 years ago or 10 years ago, but I would probably counter with “its always been hard.” There are just different challenges today.

What Are The Different Types Of Selling?

MTD Sales Training

By different types of sales, we’re referring to the styles that salespeople will adopt when they are with prospects and customers. Either face-to-face or online. Over the years the styles have changed because buyers’ needs have changed. .

Ray Leone eats dessert first. So should you!

Jeffrey Gitomer

"Don't start your presentation until the customer agrees to buy," says Ray Leone. That's power if you can pull it off. The sale is made before the presentation begins if you ask the right questions to qualify and interest the buyer to a point of commitment," he says.

Prevent Your Revenue Desk From Becoming the Discount Approval Board

Sales Benchmark Index

If you follow our Sales Benchmark Index blog, you have read our take on enhancing your Deal Desk to a Revenue Desk in the recent post “What Do You Do When Your Deal Desk Is Failing – Set up a.

This Scared Me To Death

Jill Konrath

I was standing on a ledge, facing a rock wall. The path at Water Canyon ended there; we couldn't go any higher. Looking down over my right shoulder, I saw a bottomless pit. One that I was supposed to descend. My stomach was churning, my head was spinning. Fear owned my body and I was at its mercy.

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Don’t Sell Yourself Short

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I think it was in Skip Miller’s book that I read that a manager should know how his year will end by the Q1.

Friday Five – Women in History Month

Score More Sales

The B2B sales world lacks women in sales and sales leadership. Men and women in sales leadership and company leadership can help move the needle to solve this long term issue. 1) Resource: Gartner’s Why Sales Must Hire More Women. sales leadership Innovation & Inspiration

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6 Foundations for Successful Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: John Harris About five years ago, we established a relationship with Larry Williams, one of the principals in the Williams Leslie Group, to help EnerBank improve sales performance.

I was in the neighborhood and thought.

Jeffrey Gitomer

The "Drop–in" visit. You go to a valued customer without an appointment and say, "I was just around the corner and thought I'd stop by.". Do you do it? Can you successfully pull it off? Will the customer be willing to see you? Or will he be "tied–up, busy or in a meeting?".

How a Sales Leader Disrupts Their Industry to Crush Their Revenue Number

Sales Benchmark Index

On today’s show we’re joined by Paul Melchiorre, the Global Customer Officer for Anaplan, a connected planning platform that enables organizations to accelerate decision making by connecting data, people, and plans across the business. Click here for the podcast version of.

How to Be a Memorable Salesperson Part 11: Listen With Empathy

Connect2Sell

Memorable: enduring, unforgettable, noteworthy, significant, extraordinary, esteemed, important, impressive, remarkable, indelible, interesting, meaningful. The dictionary offers plenty of synonyms for the word “memorable.” They are all relevant and useful outcomes for a seller.

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How to Bring the Closing Magic

Anthony Cole Training

Great salespeople are masterful at asking open-ended, courageous questions of their prospects that either lead them towards, or away, from saying "yes" to their solution.

How To Sell A Product To A Customer?

MTD Sales Training

When you think of a salesperson, what immediately springs to mind? Is it the old ‘snake-oil’ salesperson of old who put their foot in the door, or never stops talking, or puts undue pressure on you to ‘sign today’? Hopefully, that age-old metaphor is long dead.

The Hidden Talent in Your Ranks

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Conner Burt The current labor market remains among the tightest in modern history. As such, many companies today are beginning to look with renewed interest at their most readily accessible talent pool when filling open roles: their own employees.

Looking to make more sales? Maybe it's in the cards!

Jeffrey Gitomer

Hand written notes and cards are the rage. When I get one, it's usually for something special I've done for someone, or an appreciation for business. I always save them. It feels good to get them, and I have a better feeling for the person who sent the card.

Are You Growing Your Channel Partners through Symbiotic Relationships?

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales leader, you are always looking for the most optimal route to your customers. When designed & executed correctly, channel partners provide your business an incredible amount of leverage. Correctly managed channel partners can help you expand into.