April, 2016

Darwin Comes To Sales – Hunt or Perish

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . While people may debate the exact quote or misquote from Darwin, the core concept stands, survival is more likely a question of a species’ ability to adapt than anything else.

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5 Ways to Connect With People To Have Greater Influence

Steven Rosen

The art of influencing people and getting them to understand and agree with your way of thinking can be a powerful tool in business. But to become a true influence on people, you need first to create a special connection with them – a deep level of rapport.

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How to Grade the Performance of Salespeople

Anthony Cole Training

The obvious metric to use to measure performance is the sales results of the individual. If they hit or exceed goal, all is good. So, that takes care of about 10 to 15% of your sales force. But, how about the rest of them?

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6 Ways to Separate Yourself from Your Competition

The Sales Hunter

What makes you different from your competitor? Why should a potential customer give you the time of day when they already have too much on their plate? There’s a reason why customers don’t see value in salespeople, because to be quite blunt, most salespeople don’t bring value.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

I like the drift of this new sales book

Sales 2.0

I read about an interesting new sales book today, Beyond The Sales Process. One of the authors, Dave Stein , is well known to me and has a long reputation of putting together quality sales content and research.

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3 Things To Leave Out Of Your Prospecting Call

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca .

Your Most Burning Referral Questions Immediately Answered

No More Cold Calling

Who should you ask for referrals to drive lead generation? “You can ask for referrals from anyone you meet, and it’s often easier to get referrals from new contacts than from existing clients.” ” Never!

Who is Your Superstar?

Anthony Cole Training

Kobe Bryant will be retired from NBA basketball when the final buzzer sounds in tonight’s game against the Utah Jazz. If you are not a basketball fan or sports fan, this may mean nothing to you.

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5 Questions to Qualify a Prospect Faster

The Sales Hunter

Few things can take up as much time as spending time with a prospect that turns out to not be a prospect. Every time I speak, someone comes up to me afterward and shares with me their frustration with qualifying a prospect.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Social proximity account plan

Sales 2.0

A great point highlighted on the Linkedin Sales Blog yesterday. I hope to be saying more about this soon. I’ve used this approach for some of my own startup gigs. It works.

3 Lessons I Learned at the AA-ISP Leadership Conference

Score More Sales

A week ago the American Association for Inside Sales Professionals ( AA-ISP ) had their annual Leadership Summit in Chicago. I’ve been to the last 4 and wanted to share some thoughts about what you missed if you were not able to go.

Achieving Prospecting Success by Segmentation – 3

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . Thus far in this series we have looked at two prospects segments that are popular among sellers, mostly because they are likely the easier of the three.

Look Who’s ‘Carrying a Bag’

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2016-03-01. Author: Paul Nolan. Teaser: Women possess many innate skills that are a good fit for today's B2B sales environment, and studies show as a group they outperform their male counterparts in a number of important metrics.

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Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

What You Won’t Learn From Books About Sales

DiscoverOrg Sales

Yes, I am aware a lot of you have spent dozens of dollars – maybe even hundreds – on sales books that intricately detail the savvy art of sales & persuasion. Honestly, they will only take you so far if you haven’t actually spent time talking with real-live prospects.

Prospecting Has Changed, But Have You?

The Sales Hunter

News flash. Social media is nothing more than the telephone. It’s simply a way to make contact — nothing more, nothing else. A few years ago, people were touting the benefits of social media and how the more aggressively you used it with regard to posting content, the more successful you’d be.

Time management is everything in sales

Sales 2.0

In the end the limit to your sales success will be time. If you had an infinite amount of time, you would make an infinite amount of sales. But you don’t. Here’s a useful post from Hubspot on some ways not to spend your day. 12 Bad Habits That Make You Less Productive. Biting your nails.

9 Tips for Success in Building Your Personal Brand as a Seller or Sales Leader

Score More Sales

Last night I spoke to a great group in Boston - the Enterprise Sales Meetup and talked about building your brand as a seller. Below are my 9 tips for success.

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

They’re Not Interested – What Now?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . No one likes objections, the number one reason for sales people hating cold calling is the cold reality of the objections. I get it, but when you think about it there are probably five common objections you will face in telephone prospecting.

Marketing That Gets VIP Meetings

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2016-03-01. Author: Stu Heinecke. Teaser: Once you know the key influencers at your prospect companies, it's important to execute a strategy that will allow you to turn a dialogue into a into a relationship and a relationship into deals and referrals.

Fishing/Selling – It’s an Exact Science… Kinda

Anthony Cole Training

I went fishing with a very good friend of mine from First Citizens Bank in NC and he took me to his favorite fishing hole - Lake James. Keith claims it is the most beautiful fishing lake in the country. I don’t know if it is - I’ve not seen them all, but this is one beautiful lake!

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5 Traits of the Prospecting Expert

The Sales Hunter

While doing research for my next book coming out this fall (High-Profit Prospecting by AMACOM Press), I dug deep into why some salespeople are far more successful than others.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

How to follow up on a download

Sales 2.0

Great post here by David Brock. I’ve actually wondered about the best messaging to follow up on an ebook download and David makes it very obvious how to do it. Do Your Sales People Understand The Objective Of Your Content? The other day, I downloaded an outstanding market research study.

Must Have Sales Tool OWLER

Score More Sales

Do you have all the sales tools you need to grow better and sustainable revenues? You are not alone. But what tools to add? It is very confusing in the tech tools space where there are thousands of options to choose from.

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Achieving Prospecting Success by Segmentation – 1

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . As we start a new quarter, it makes sense to step back a second and think about how you are prospecting f. Few aspects of sales are one size fits all, which makes it a challenge for those who are looking for that one secret to success in sales.

Lead Generation … Here We Go Again

No More Cold Calling

Top Sales World CEO Jonathan Farrington discusses lead generation and other sales challenges in this month’s guest post. “Generating qualified leads is the biggest challenge for my sales team.” ” That’s what I hear from every sales leader.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

How to Win Business in Any Market at Any Time!

Anthony Cole Training

sales results sales prospecting saes competition client focus

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: Do Leaders Think Big Enough?

The Sales Hunter

Welcome to the Executive Sales Leader Briefing, a new blog series I am doing every Friday.

The Importance of Understanding Buyer Needs

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2016-04-04. Author: Frank Visgatis, President/COO of CustomerCentric Selling. Teaser: Most executives will share their business goals or problems with salespeople that they believe are trustworthy.

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