September, 2017

The Six Skills of Great Sales VPs

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Dale Vermillion: 3 Ss to Selling Success in a Competitive Rising Rate Market

Velocify

The biggest mistake loan officers are making today is they’ve become transactional in their sales efforts. Many of them focus on price and product, which are indistinguishable in a marketplace commoditized amid low interest rates that have endured for nearly a decade.

How to Get New Salespeople to Take Off Like a Rocket Ship

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. Several of my recent conversations with sales leaders have focused on how to quickly and effectively and efficiently get new salespeople up to speed and help them to have an immediate impact.

Don’t Answer Objections, Isolate Them

Inside Sales Training

Most sales reps hate getting objections. Their hearts sink into their stomachs, their palms start to sweat, and they start wondering how they’re going to pay the rent. Sound familiar? When sales reps ask me how they should handle objections, they are often surprised by my answer.

Battle of the Sales Strategies: ABM vs Traditional Sales

Understanding the following 5 core differences between traditional sales and ABM goes a long way in motivating, inspiring, and informing the often necessary shift to ABM.

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First Direct Lending Achieves Rapid Growth with Velocify

Velocify

First Direct Lending is no stranger to the hustle of the mortgage industry. Since opening in 2014, they’ve had to be highly innovative and nimble in order to successfully differentiate themselves in such a competitive market. Luckily, Velocify has been by their side from day one.

9 Reasons Why Salespeople Lack the Urgency Necessary to Succeed

Understanding the Sales Force

I was in the right-hand lane of very slow moving traffic because of a lane closure ahead, marked by orange cones. I was along side the cones in the lane where traffic was merging left. All of a sudden, a police siren and flashing lights were upon me but I had nowhere to go.

4 Reasons Women in Sales Rock at Account Based Selling

No More Cold Calling

Women know how to build relationships that matter. You may have already heard about the Google software engineer who wrote a 10-page memo explaining why women are incapable of doing a man’s job in Silicon Valley—namely that we’re neurotic and lack professional drive.

How Many Days Should a Sales Manager Spend in the Field Sales Coaching?

Steven Rosen

Sales managers who spend more time in the field sales coaching outperform those that don’t!

12 Must-Ask Questions for Sales Managers

If you want to improve your sales team's results, you need to start by asking the right questions.

How to Eliminate the Rollercoaster and Anemic Pipeline Syndrome – 5 Sales Management Best Practices

Anthony Cole Training

Why are rollercoasters and anemic pipeline syndromes important? They aren’t important if: Pipeline management Effective Coaching sales management Sales Coaching

How to Increase Deal Sizes, Improve Win Rates and Shorten Sales Cycles

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The Inside Scoop: Chipotle’s Big Burrito Breach – Malware with a Side of Chips

DiscoverOrg Sales

It’s been a rough year for Chipotle. With rats literally falling from the ceiling in Dallas, Texas and norovirus outbreaks in Sterling, Virginia, it seems like things couldn’t get much worse for the fast-casual Mexican restaurant.

How Salespeople Must Run Stop Signs and Red Lights - Legally

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. There is one simple thing you can do each day that will dramatically improve your sales effectiveness. But you don't think it's possible to do what the title says, do you?

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30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

How to Increase Your Closing Percentage

Inside Sales Training

Let me ask you a question: Do all of your leads end up buying? Of course not. Next question: Out of ten leads that you set up to pitch a demo to, how many of those ten end up buying? If you said “two” then you are at the industry average.

Stay Engaged with Borrowers Using Email Marketing

Velocify

One of the biggest struggles today’s lenders have is shifting from a refi market to a purchase market. The purchase cycle timeline is quite a bit longer in comparison to refi – sometimes six months or more, depending on how prepared your borrower is to buy a home.

Beware Sales Team!

Anthony Cole Training

Despite how good a high powered team looks on paper, there are always “skeletons in the closet”. hiring sales people building sales teams building sales team

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The Fine Line Between Field Sales and Inside Sales

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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.

Executive Coaching Helps New Leaders Succeed

Steven Rosen

Executive coaching helps make the difference between the success or failure of a new leader. Have you recently promoted or hire a new Director or VP? Then you are heavily vested in ensuring that the new leader is highly successful.

Why You Should Care That Sales Motivation Data Correlates Perfectly With Sales Effectiveness

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. What was your reaction when you saw that the water in Tampa Bay was sucked away by Hurricane Irma? How about when you saw the total eclipse? Or the Cajun Army rescuing thousands in Houston?

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Should You Use: “Is this a good time” – Yes or No?

Inside Sales Training

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.

How to Earn the Trust of Your Real Estate Partners

Velocify

Did you know that 41 percent of first-time homebuyers said a Realtor had a “major influence” on their choice of lender, compared with 33 percent of repeat homebuyers? While more homebuyers start online, the first person they talk to is a Realtor. This is especially true for new home buyers.

Account-Based Marketing: A Practical Guide

Your step-by-step manual on all aspects of ABM.

You Can't Handle the Truth

Anthony Cole Training

At some point that title won’t make me think of the great Jack Nicholson and his role as Colonel Nathan Jessup in the 1992 movie “A Few Good Men” … but it is safe to say that point in time is a long way off for me. It is one of my all time favorite movies.

How to Organize Your Sales Force to Generate More Revenue

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Are You Owed a Reply to Your Well-Crafted Sales Emails?

Score More Sales

You worked hard through trial-and-error to create an introductory email that is worthy of a reply. But do you expect to really get one? B2B sales strategy

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Top 4 Reasons Why Salespeople Suck at Consultative Selling.

Understanding the Sales Force

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Why Marketing, Sales, and Business Owners Love Marketing Automation

Learn what Marketers, Sales and Business Owners each have to say about what Marketing Automation has done for their business.

[SURVEY] The B2B Buyer Persona: 30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

DiscoverOrg Sales

First, the bad news: Most B2B buyers don’t trust salespeople. They don’t think salespeople do a good job of explaining how a product helps their business specifically. And they don’t think salespeople can converse with the senior executives who sign off on major purchases. The good news?

Quit Blaming What You Sell as the Reason for a Sales Slump

The Sales Hunter

Salespeople are quick to call me to ask how they can be successful in sales when they’re stuck selling what they believe is something their customers don’t want. It’s time to stop blaming what you sell as the reason for your struggles. Not only is it time stop blaming what you sell, but it’s also […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting Sales Development Training prospecting sales

Increasing Lead Generation to Opportunity Ratio -  Several Steps Required!

Anthony Cole Training

We’ve been doing a fair amount of research into lead generation through our primary source, Hubspot. We’ve had a long business relationship with them because they provide a great platform for all things that are digital marketing and associated data.

Win Themes – Where Your Offerings Meet Customer Wants

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Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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