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.

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.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

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.

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Look At Objections From A Different Direction

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I hate objections, and I bet you don’t wake up looking to be rejected first thing in the morning, and then have to work the rest of the day.

Overcome ALL Objections with This ONE Question

Mr. Inside Sales

Want to know a secret about objections ? There are really only two types: Real concerns that need to be addressed, and, once you do, you can then close on, and, Smokescreen objections hiding something else (like the real reason your prospect isn’t buying).

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.

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

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

8 Disciplines of Sales Execution

Sales Benchmark Index

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19 Ways to Guarantee You’ll Fail

The Sales Heretic

Success is such a burden. It takes a ton of time and effort, and it frequently requires sacrifice. And for what? Everybody knows it’s lonely at the top. And then you have to do it all again, because you don’t want to be labeled a “one-hit wonder.” Then you have to deal with higher expectations, [.].

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.

3 Ways to Overcome Call Reluctance

Mr. Inside Sales

Do you or your team suffer from call reluctance ? Would you rather send emails than make calls? If you have to pick up the phone for a living, then I’ll bet making cold calls isn’t one of your favorite activities. And if you struggle making those calls, then take comfort in knowing you’re not alone.

Successful Social Selling Best Practices Guide

This best practices guide focuses on helping you organize, harness and capitalize on the information, buying signals and qualified prospects identifying themselves to you online every single day.

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?

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.

How a Screw-Up Can Boost Your Sales

The Sales Heretic

While hanging with a friend recently, the subject of what to eat for dinner came up. After discussing some possibilities, we agreed on pizza. The next decision—where to go—turned out to be an easy one, because in her mind, there was only one option: the local outlet of Garlic Jim’s.

In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

Are Salespeople Still Using the Hard Sell?

Understanding the Sales Force

When you hear a phrase like the hard sell , do you instantly think of car salespeople? Insurance? Replacement windows? No offense intended to those of you in one of those three industries! While someone's reference to a hard sell may differ, the perception of the hard sell is fairly universal.

The Biggest Sin In Sales

John Barrows

Do you know the biggest sin in sales? It’s not to lose a deal. It’s to take too long to lose a deal. You know the ones: they sit in our pipeline or forecast as the 20 percenters and get pushed out month over month over month because we’re “saying there’s a chance.”

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. .

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.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

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.

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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Why Coaching Causes Some Sales Managers to Hold On for Dear Life

Understanding the Sales Force

Over the past few months I've been coaching 30 sales leaders from 3 companies and while most are trying their hardest to do everything I recommend, apply everything they learn, and coach as instructed, there are enough that don't follow through and fail to move the needle for their teams.

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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Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

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. .

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.