June, 2016

‘Perspectives, People and Progress’ and the part we can all play…

Bernadette McClelland

It was over three decades ago that I stood on the top of one of the World Trade Centres, marveling at the dizzy heights around me, in awe of an expanse as far as the eye could see and almost holding in my hand the miniature like Statue of Liberty far into the background.

The 4 Word Statement That ALWAYS Builds Value

MTD Sales Training

When I was searching for a new car I did all the necessary research and visited a number of dealers for a test-drive that would convince me I had made the right decision. I don’t have many needs in a. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Are Your Sales Relationships Painful?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . People ask me why I focus so much on prospects’ objectives, after all if you can find a pain and play to it, you are bound to get a sale. Well maybe.

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3 Tips to Determine Your Competitive Advantage

Sales Benchmark Index

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.

Different People Hear Differently

Score More Sales

At the Sales Machine 16 conference this morning it was inspiring to hear from both Seth Godin and then Simon Sinek. Many takeaways will be in future posts. For now the big one Seth talked about that really struck home for those in sales and sales leadership is this post’s focus.

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The #1 Secret To Building A Mini-Business Empire Around Your Personal Brand

Bernadette McClelland

Twenty Seven years later… He walked into the coffee lounge and didn’t look any different to how he looked all those years earlier. A few more laughter lines maybe, but still passionate about PR, business building and people.

The 3 Words That Will Galvanise You To Sales Superstardom

MTD Sales Training

I’ve just finished listening to another Tony Robbins CD. He’s someone who I’ve always admired, not only because of his knowledge and awareness of what makes us do what we do (although he’s up there. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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A Sweeter Approach To Prospecting Success

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . As we head in to the second half of the year you realize you need to prospect and get some more opportunities in your pipeline.

Your Complete Guide to Content Marketing Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

As a marketing leader, you must have a solid content marketing strategy in place. How can you consistently create compelling content that your audience cares about? Watch here as we speak with Toby Murdock, CEO and co-founder of Kapost. Kapost. Marketing Strategy Video

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

How Valuable is Your Value Proposition?

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How many times have you heard someone describing their company’s value proposition only to hear them spew out features and benefits of their services or products?

10 Ways to Leverage Social Media in 10 Minutes or Less Each Day

The Sales Hunter

Social media is powerful. No doubt about that, but what it can also do is suck up your time so fast you suddenly find yourself with not only no sales, but also no leads. Here are 10 things you can do to leverage social media, and best of all, once they’re set up they […].

How My Will Power Ran Out and Why That Matters

Bernadette McClelland

He was on time but walked out of his office, shook my hand and checked his watch. ‘I’m I’m so stressed’, he said. ‘I’ve I’ve got projects, deadlines and priorities coming out of the proverbial. I’m not bringing my A-Game, I know it and the last thing I want is for other people to start to notice it’. People like my client, James, are constantly looking for shortcuts, secrets and simple ways to get even more done in the same amount of time so they can get in front of the eight ball.

How To Bond With Your New Client Just After The Close

MTD Sales Training

In sales, our natural goal is to make as many people or businesses as we can more successful or profitable than they are currently. That’s the bottom line…it cements the long-term relationship. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

The Complete Salesperson?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . I witnessed an interesting exchange the other day, two Sales VP’s were exchanging views on hiring, on=boarding and development of sales people.

3 Keys to a Successful Product Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

SBI recently spoke with John Mansour, founder and managing partner at Proficientz. Proficientz specializes in product management, product marketing, and sales enablement. He sat down with us to discuss 3 core areas of a good product strategy – market segmentation, Article Product Strategy

Hotel Hell Episode Helps Explain Coachable vs. Trainable in Sales

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What a vivid lesson given by the owner of the Inn that Chef Gordon Ramsey visited on his show, Hotel Hell. This episode is called “Lakeview Hotel” and you can watch via the FOX website here.

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10 Ways to Tame the Pre-Sales Call Nervousness and Stress

The Sales Hunter

You’ve got the big call and you know you need it, which alone is stress, but making it worse is your boss told you how important the call is to both the company and your career. This is a common occurrence. The stress getting ready for a call can be immense, and in the end, […].

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.

Salespeople Are Heroes and Heroines the World Needs

Bernadette McClelland

It was in June 1990, my daughter Danielle was only four years old, and I had decided to take time out from the day to day life in the fast lane of selling and get as far from the madding crowd as I could. Things just weren’t going well, deals were falling over left, right and centre and it was time to reflect on my career in sales, something most salespeople do over time.

4 Strategies All Successful Salespeople MUST Employ

MTD Sales Training

We often see the successful salesperson and put it down to being in the right place at the right time, getting the breaks or simply being ‘lucky’. When successful people are analysed, though, we see. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Forget Presenting and Start Engaging #Webinar

The Pipeline

June 9, 2016 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET. Communication is central to sales success, and communication is a multi-faceted experience. Sure the message is key, a bad message can set you back; while a great crystal clear message, delivered on target can be a crucial to your success.

Operationalizing Data and Insights

Sales Benchmark Index

Chris Lonnett, vice president of Americas market development and operations at Motorola, recently spoke with SBI to discuss how he carries out his data plan inside an enterprise organization. Often, sales ops teams struggle to derive meaningful insights from data. Article Sales Strategy

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Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.” In this webinar, sales enablement expert Mike Kunkle will break down how modern technology removes the need for ILT in sales training - and will also explain how to effectively integrate ILT into your modern training, if you want to continue using it!

Determine Your Sales Destiny Q2 Ends

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I always had a bit of panic in my head toward the end of the second quarter of the year in my sales career – no matter which company I was working for.

The Whole Truth - Why CEOs Need to Know What Makes Sales and Marketing Click

Pointclear

Understanding the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results—the final of a multi-part blog series. Many challenges facing Sales and Marketing have been around since the beginning of time.

#IWD2015 A Love Story, An Entrepreneurial Journey and A Grateful Legacy

Bernadette McClelland

When I received an email from LinkedIn to ask me to write about a woman I admired for International Women’s Day 2015 ( #IWD2015 ), my mind went to the obvious women, the ones who have achieved greatness in a celebrity fashion.

Use This Example To Nip Early Objections In The Bud

MTD Sales Training

We are all used to the prospect coming up with some kind of doubt about your claims on the validity of your product, or looking for discounts on your services when you have spent a lot of time. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Supercharge Your Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO, Sales Readiness Group, and David Jacoby, President, Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training, but many sales leaders report a low ROI from their sales training initiatives. Join us, along with Ray Makela and David Jacoby from Sales Readiness Group, as they break down the five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

Why sales reps are always “Just touching-base”!

The Pipeline

The Pipeline Guest Post – Gerald Vanderpuye. Just Touching Base! In baseball, a player who is touching base is not in danger of being put out. In sales, we must continue to touch-base or follow-up as it’s also known to stay in the game of sales.

How to do Market Research: A Step by Step Guide

Sales Benchmark Index

Market research provides a deep understanding of your market, accounts, buyers and users. It’s a critical piece to your organization’s strategy. But do you understand how to do market research inside your company? Watch here as we demonstrate both its importance. Market Research Video

Sales Motivation Video: What Sales Leaders are Doing Friday Afternoons

The Sales Hunter

Do you know what sales leaders are doing Friday afternoons?! They are selling! Unlike so many other salespeople who start to see Friday afternoons in the summer as a time for taking it easy, sales LEADERS are out there making things happen. As we head into summer, you have to make a decision.