July, 2022

The Sales Metrics That Every Manager Should Be Tracking

Sales and Marketing Management

Sales trainer Amy Franko shares highlights from a webinar she presented recently for SMM Connect on the most important metrics for sales managers to monitor. She talks about how she goes to market and how companies can be smarter buyers of sales training.

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Sales prospecting made easier

Sales 2.0

I don’t understand why it is acceptable for a process like cold calling (now often started via email) to work one in a hundred times–or in email efforts one in a thousand times. I used to work for a major semiconductor manufacturer.


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Bold Leaders Required to Succeed

Steven Rosen

Bold Leaders Required to Succeed. Are you finding it challenging to get buy-in to the change you need to succeed? Sales leaders are dealing with extreme change. I don’t care what industry you are in or your market position. We are all facing traumatic change.

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3 Practical Ideas To Get Back On The Horse

Bernadette McClelland

I’ve been off the grid pretty much for the majority of the past twelve months. Oh, sure I’ve posted articles and posts here and there and curated and commented on my colleagues posts, but something else has been at play.

6 Proven B2B Marketing Strategies and How to Use Them

Bold tactics. Innovative ideas. Thriving revenue growth. Behind every great B2B marketing campaign is an amazing story. Learn the strategies behind six winning B2B marketing campaigns — directly from the marketers that made them. Read the stories now!

Big Company Strategies That SMB Sales Teams Can Emulate

Understanding the Sales Force

On a recent Saturday I was running errands which took me through 3 local towns and a nearby city. Even though I have traveled this route more than 5,000 times, it was the first time I noticed the difference in the various business signs along the road.

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Establishing a Solid Brand Identity Staves Off a Collapse in a Crisis

Sales and Marketing Management

Marketers' most valuable work with crisis management will happen long before anything goes sideways. The post Establishing a Solid Brand Identity Staves Off a Collapse in a Crisis appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

Darn. It’s Here Again

No More Cold Calling

Times are tough, but a sales success mindset will help you survive this economic downturn. Darn, it’s here again. We’re on the precipice of another recession, which has happened five times since the turn of the 20th century. It’s almost embarrassing we got into such a mess.

Are You a Great Sales Leader?

Steven Rosen

Are You a Great Sales Leader? Sales leaders are running so fast that they don’t have a chance to breathe, and they certainly don’t have time to self-evaluate. Many sales leaders find themselves: Feeling overwhelmed, overly stressed, or frustrated because of the pace of change.

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What Was The REAL Story That Connected Total Strangers?

Bernadette McClelland

What was the last story that connected you with a stranger? How do you know you connected? I love the meaning that Donna Pisacano Brown gave to connection. She wrote, . Human connection is an energy exchange between people who are paying attention to each other.

Best Practices for Pay Transparency Around Your Sales Reps

Speaker: Grayson Morris, CEO, Performio & Lisa Wallace, Co-Founder, Assemble

It's no secret that employees are leaving their jobs for greener pastures. Many are frustrated with their compensation and indicate this as a major driver of attrition. Learn how pay transparency around quota-bearing roles can help you retain and motivate your reps in this webinar!

The Many Different Selling Roles and How They Differ - Part 1

Understanding the Sales Force

When you think about cars, you know there are coupes, sedans, crossovers, SUVs, and sports cars. You also know there are luxury cars, mid-range cars and economy cars.

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10 Tips to Building Confidence in Sales

Anthony Cole Training

Selling is a “slight edge business.” By that, we mean that the line that separates high performers from mediocre performers is usually a very small difference. There is very little you can control in selling. You can’t make prospects take your call. You can’t make prospects agree to meet with you.

Eliminating Data Sprawl

Sales and Marketing Management

Data should empower your sales teams, not hold them back – and there’s more valuable customer data than ever at your fingertips. The post Eliminating Data Sprawl appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. News Featured

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Don't Create Confusion, Create Value: 2022 CEO MacroView

SBI Growth

SBI has released its 2022 CEO MacroView Report titled “Don’t Create Confusion, Create Value.” The report contains an analysis of results from a survey of 150 CEOs as they face economic uncertainty, talent challenges, and shifting demand.

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The Truth About Sales Agility: Separating Fact From Fiction

Speaker: Michelle Vazzana

In this rich, research-based session, Dr. Michelle Vazzana will explain both the powerful research findings on high-performing agile sellers and sales managers, and the interim steps organizations can take to ultimately transform their salesforce.

The Key to Great Mid-Year Reviews

Steven Rosen

What Great Sales Managers Do? Many sales managers will be sitting down with their sales people over the next month or so to do mid-year reviews to gauge progress on objectives, business plans, and development plans.

Why A Quality Weed Strategy Will Guarantee Ultra-High Sales Results Every Time

Bernadette McClelland

I’m not a big on-line shopper ?? so when I do get something ‘parcel-like’ delivered, it’s exciting ??. But a couple of weeks ago, what initially would have excited me, ended up impressing me so much more.

My Favorite Closing Line

Mr. Inside Sales

I was giving a training today and emphasizing the importance of directing the sale, assuming the deal, and leading the prospect through the close. As I did, I reminded the team of closers of my very favorite closing phrase, and one that has literally made me millions of dollars in my career.

How to Deal with Rejection in Sales

Anthony Cole Training

Back in the early seventies there was a group called The Main Ingredient. At the time, they had a hit song and the lyrics went something like this… “ So you’re heart broken, you’re sitting around moping, crying and crying. You even feel like dyin’.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

4 Ways Marketing Can Take the Lead During a Recession

Sales and Marketing Management

The pending recession presents a great opportunity for marketers to lead in their organizations, and be the revenue generators that CEOs have expected for some time. The post 4 Ways Marketing Can Take the Lead During a Recession appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management. Featured News

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5 Step Annual Planning Process

SBI Growth

Although Annual Planning happens every year we find that many of our clients wait too long or are unsure of where to start the annual planning process.


You Can't Lose Customers or Salespeople - 2 Secrets to Their Retention

Understanding the Sales Force

As we wade deeper into recession, you will certainly agree that there are two things you must not lose: Customers/Clients. Good/Great Salespeople. I conducted a Google search for "why salespeople quit their jobs" and was surprised to find more than 6 million results for that query!

July Podcast Recap: Leading Through Adversity

Force Management

Overcoming adversity is part of getting to the next level in your leadership career. This month's Revenue Builder's guests dig into the adversities they've faced and share valuable advice for those leading through challenging circumstances.

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Trends Shaping Marketing Data

In Salesforce’s latest Marketing Intelligence Report, hear from 2,500+ global marketers on how they are leading with their data, from business growth to customer satisfaction, data privacy, and more. Get the report now!

Don’t Handle the Objection—Eliminate It!

Mr. Inside Sales

One of the best things about sales is that you already know what all the objections are. For every sale, there are only about five core objections: price, think about it, talk to someone else, etc., and then some outliers you get less frequently. But overall, you know what’s coming.

What are Soft Skills in Sales?

Anthony Cole Training

It would be great if you could hand a new salesperson a manual, ask them to read it, take a knowledge test and they could successfully begin their job. Selling is a different animal and you will often hear the term “soft skills” in reference to training a salesperson. What are soft skills in sales?

Using B2B Social Selling to Generate Better Leads

Sales and Marketing Management

Social selling flips the switch on traditional cold calls and takes a customer-centric approach, which is exactly what businesses need to do to stand out from their ever-increasing competition.

Growth-Driven CEOs are Wisely Investing in Commercial Productivity in 2023

SBI Growth

In a recent survey SBI conducted of nearly 150 CEOs, we asked how they anticipate commercial spending in 2023 relative to 2022 with a positive shift, negative shift, or no shift.

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The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

The ultimate value proposition is an impactful buying experience that guides people to the best possible decision. But how do you prepare your sales teams to do that? Read "The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future" to find out how to empower your customer-facing teams and thrive in modern selling environments.

Sales Talk for CEOs: Build an Outbound Sales Motion Early with Mei Siauw (S3:E1)

Alice Heiman

According to Mei Siauw, CEO of LeadIQ , a tool that helps sales teams with smarter prospecting, building an outbound sales motion is the key to growth. Start early, stick with it; if you do it right, outbound sales will produce amazing results.

Positivity in Sales: A Choice, Not a Feeling

Engage Selling

Positivity in sales is a choice, not a feeling. It doesn’t require much effort to feel worried about the state of the world these days. And if you’re already feeling … Read More. The post Positivity in Sales: A Choice, Not a Feeling first appeared on Colleen Francis - The Sales Leader.

Work on One Thing a Week to Get Better

Mr. Inside Sales

It’s mid-July, and I’d like to ask you a question: How much better of a sales rep are you today than you were in January? Can you identify the areas you’ve improved in and measure their impact on your closing rates?