January, 2017

10 Human Acts Exceptional Sales Leaders Perform that Others Don’t

Pipeliner

Standout leadership doesn’t have to be complicated; it doesn’t have to conform to doctrine advocated by leadership gurus and HR pundits who advocate a more theoretical model. In my experience, leadership that sets you apart from the crowd boils down to how well you practice these 10 basic human acts , not on how well you comply with text book principles. Help others. It’s a basic human instinct to come to the aid of someone in need.

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Time Management Is the Greatest Oxymoron

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Have you ever attended a time management training event or read a book on time management? You do realize of course this concept of managing time is an oxymoron and probably the greatest oxymoron we humans have. Credit www.pixabay.com.

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Sales Excellence: How to Close Anything and Everything in Any Vertical

Understanding the Sales Force

3 Steps to Mastering the Art of Focus

Steven Rosen

Success Starts with Mastering Focus. Are you determined to make 2017 the year you will have breakthrough results? In my previous video, I talked about FOCUS being the key factor for success.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

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How One Word Can Change Your Sales Results

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Sometimes those in sales look for complex solutions to improve sales results. I realized this recently when listening to a Sunday homily and my pastor referred to the Lord’s Prayer as our Father’s Prayer.

7 Reasons Why Salespeople Underperform and How Sales Leaders Can Coach Them Up

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright 123RF. Day after day and call after call, I hear the frustration from sales managers and sales leaders who have at least one thing in common. They know that their salespeople could and should be doing better.

Top 10 Reasons to Set Goals

Steven Rosen

Why Leaders Set Goals. Any success story begins with a plan, a blueprint of sorts, outlining what you want to achieve and how you plan to achieve it. Essentially, that means setting goals.

How to Hack Lead Generation with this Simple Principle

No More Cold Calling

Don’t expect sales leads to pour in without it! I stared at the download form, trying to decide if it was worth it. A colleague had recommended I read this whitepaper, and the content certainly sounded interesting. But as usual, the free download came at a cost: my contact information.

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

Find and engage customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks.

4 Steps to Create Client Advocates

Anthony Cole Training

A guest post by Walt Gerano, Sales Development Expert, Anthony Cole Training Group. exceeding customer expectations creating advocates solving sales issues

Rehearsal Is the Work in Sales Presentations

Pipeliner

Imagine my surprise when the national sales manager said to 60 of his top associates, “At lunch the sales team and I decided we have no idea how we managed to sell anything before we met Patricia.” He told me, “It takes a year for us to have the opportunity to deliver an hour presentation to a small group of executives from the company of one of our prospects. At that point a new relationship is worth between $5 and 10 million dollars to our company.”.

What Is Sales Truly About?

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The marketplace is filled to the brim with sales training, sales books to sales coaches. Yet at the end of the day, what is sales truly about? Credit www. pixabay.com. My father taught me sales was about buying.

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Top 10 Tips to Help You Sell More And Get More Done Than Anyone Else This Year Part 1

Understanding the Sales Force

We attended the organizational kick-off meeting for the team with whom our 14-year old son will be playing travel baseball this year.

Secrets to Successful Inside Sales Management

Learn a variety of best practices, techniques and ideas to both tactically and strategically increase the efficacy, success and impact of your inside sales organization.

8 Ways to Strengthen Your Sales Pipeline

Sales Benchmark Index

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Loyalty Programs and Building Loyalty

Mukesh Gupta

One of the biggest challenges that brands face today is to find and cultivate loyal customers. Most brands have some sort of loyalty programs to reward loyalty from their customers. Most of these loyalty programs that I am a part of, totally miss the point of loyalty itself.

What You Can Do to Help Your Salespeople Succeed and Make You a Pile Of Money!

Steven Rosen

January is a crazy month, with national sales meetings, new comp plans, new marketing programs and the annual performance review process. The rest you had over the holidays is long forgotten. You are very busy.

Success in 2017: 3 Strategies To Increase Performance

Pipeliner

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2017! For the last few weeks I have been interviewing CEO’s and top level performers about their strategies for success. Specifically, what they are doing to really ignite their own passion for success, as well as fully engage their employees. Now let me back up here, and explain what I mean by “engage.”

Successful Selling

Matt Heinz explains how to attract, manage, close and keep more business in a buyer-centric world.

Learn to Focus On What You Can Control in Sales Communication

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Funny thing about human behavior is we humans have a tendency to focus on what we cannot control. This is quite evident in sales communication.

7 More Tips on How I Sell More and Get More Done Part 3

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Image Copyright: toonartist">123RF Stock Photo. Who knew that this would turn into a series? Part 1 and Part 2 were very popular and centered around productivity and technology, but not selling competencies.

5 Steps to Increase the Probability of Crushing Your Number

Sales Benchmark Index

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Why Sales Managers Need Street Smarts

No More Cold Calling

Tony Alessandra explains why the best sales managers learn on the job. Did you study really hard in school? Some of us probably did more than others. But we all studied to take tests about facts and figures. We studied in high school to ace the SAT. We studied in college to get top grades.

Building a Culture of Innovation by Creating A Structure for Unstructured Innovation

Mukesh Gupta

The need for innovation has never been more acute for businesses than it is today. Every CEO of any sizable business is worrying about which startup from which garage is going to change the rules of their game and disrupt them.

Social Selling & Personal Brand Building

Pipeliner

Condensed from a Pipeliner SalesChat Interview with Tracey McCormack , conducted by John Golden. Tracey McCormack is the founder and president of McCormack media services, a modern media sales professional skills training company. She has over 25 years experience and demonstrated expertise across all facets of the industry including sales strategy, modern sales selling techniques, and omnichannel marketing.

Self Leadership Is Required in Sales

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In business there has always been a lot of attention directed to leadership. Yet far lesser attention to this idea of self leadership. As has been noted earlier, many presume people know how to lead themselves through earlier educational experiences.

10 [More] Tips to Help You Sell More and Get More Done Than Anyone Else Part 2

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To start the year off I posted My Top 10 Tips to Help you Sell More and Get More Done Than Anyone Else. I received so many thank you notes and emails expressing appreciation for that post that I decided to share 10 more tips for those who have the capacity to become even more efficient.

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Know Exactly How Top Competitors Are Selling Against You

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By masterfully blending strategy and execution, the world’s top growth leaders consistently outpace their competition and their industries in revenue expansion. It starts with picking the right strategy: operational excellence, product leadership, or customer intimacy. When you have no product.

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Your 2017 Sales Prospecting/Growth Plan in 8 Steps

The Sales Hunter

It’s the start of a new year and as much as you feel good, you also feel a sense of concern about the numbers you need to hit for this year. The solution is NOT merely doing more of what you did last year and thinking that alone is going to do the trick. Success […].

Sales memo – winning starts with thinking strategically

Sales Training Connection

Crafting sales strategy. In B2B sales, one-size-does-not-fit-all is a cornerstone proposition. There are no generic customers; hence there are no winning generic strategies – each customer is unique and every winning account strategy must take that uniqueness into consideration.

How to Knock the Socks off Your Boss

Pipeliner

You need a “knock the socks off” plan if you want to consistently impress your manager and be rewarded for doing so. You may impress them by accident on occasion, but hit and miss success won’t earn you the brass ring in the long run. Your plan should contain these 10 elements if you want to stand out, be noticed and take your career to the next level. Top 10 actions to take: 1. Do your homework on your manager. Know them on a deeper level than anyone else on your team.

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Sales Coaching Tip: 3 Words to Change Your Sales Results

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What would happen to your ability to increase sales results if you just remembered three (3) words in all your interactions with sales prospects, sales leads, colleagues and clients? Do you possibly think you could change your sales results? Credit – www.pixabay.com. Sales Coaching Tip: Feel.

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Reach Sales Greatness

Understanding the Sales Force

One of the things I hear an awful lot is, "Dave, how do you write so many articles?". 1,600 articles in 10 years equates to an average of about 3 articles each of the 48 weeks that I work.