January, 2017

7 Steps to a Quota-Busting Sales Force

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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.

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.

Top Sales Performers Embrace These ".ations"

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So what makes individuals top sales performers? There are specific aspects as identified within the 5 Point Sales Leadership Model and yet I believe it goes way beyond that to the attitudes of these individuals. The “Ations” Attitudes of Top Sales Performers.

An Inside Look Into Sales Development Practices in 2018

A peek into the experience and learning of a sales development representative for a first-hand understanding. An organization can benefit from these insights and improvise the working of the sales team accordingly for the new market.

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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.

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Reasons Cold Calling Is No Good for Account-Based Sellers

No More Cold Calling

Can one call generate leads better than ten? You already know my point of view on cold calling. No salesperson should ever have to cold call to generate sales leads. It’s an ineffective prospecting strategy and a nuisance to buyers, most of whom ignore cold calls.

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.

4 Warning Signs Your Sales Career Needs A Change of Employer

Fill the Funnel

If you find yourself wondering if your Sales Career is being limited or damaged by your current employer or sales trainer, here are four indicators that it might be time to leave.

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The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.

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 […].

Should You Eliminate Forecast Calls?

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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.

Sales Teams Need Face Time—with Prospects and Each Other

No More Cold Calling

There’s nothing like getting the gang together in person. A colleague of mine in Europe complained to me that his prospect in Paris had arranged a meeting with all the decision-makers he needed to meet. But the prospect had only given him four days’ notice.

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.

A New Sales Leadership Model

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One of my favorite models is the 5 Star Model for Organizational Development. Jay Galbraith and his colleague created a simple graphic to ensure both alignment between key functions of any business and the desired results.

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.

Sales performance – average is over

Sales Training Connection

Sales performance. Constant change has always characterized the business world. Looking in the rear view mirror has never been a recommended strategy for determining future direction. However, from time to time the nature of the change takes on a different look.

Helping the Sales Team by Holding the Problem Together

Sales Benchmark Index

Today’s show is a demonstration on how a Chief Strategy Officer can help a sales team. A common challenge among sales leaders is taking strategic imperatives the CEO has laid out in the strategy and translating that into an operating.

From Sales Enablement to Sales Performance: Moving the Needle on the Metrics That Matter

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Vice President, Sales Transformation Services, Digital Transformation, Inc.

More than 8 analyst firms, the Association for Talent Development, and the Sales Enablement Society have all defined “sales enablement” – each slightly differently. In hundreds of organizations, the sales enablement function is run differently, with a different focus, responsibilities, and initiatives. To make matters worse, according to a 2017 study by CSO Insights, “Sales enablement is a growing trend, but sales performance is not improving. Clearly, something is missing.” What’s missing is a clear focus on driving measurable improvement in sales performance and the expertise required to truly move the needle on the metrics that matter. Want to step up, separate yourself from the pack, and maximize your company’s investment in Sales Enablement? Then join sales transformation expert Mike Kunkle for this webinar (where your questions are welcomed and expected!)

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

Understanding the Sales Force

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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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.

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.

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.

How Video Learning Is Transforming Skill Mastery in Sales

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO, About-Face Development

Video learning is not new, but the marriage of video learning and today’s technology is transforming our ability to achieve skill mastery in sales. Join us as we delve into how technology advancements in learning are changing the game and why it’s critical to sales success.

The One Important Buy-In Question (You better be asking)

Inside Sales Training

Back in the office after two weeks on the road training in CA (shout out to my clients there!), and during both weeks – in L.A. and Oakland – it rained! My wife tells me I can no longer say it doesn’t rain in CA. It does, and I was there!

Sales Improvement Programs that Fly Off the Shelf Inside Matrix Organizations

Sales Benchmark Index

Today’s topic demonstrates how to get sales improvement programs adopted in a matrix organization. To help illustrate today’s topic we will think through sales enablement within a matrix organization using Frontier Communications as a use case. As a guide for.

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

Understanding the Sales Force

Artificial Intelligence – a last best hope for sales management coaching

Sales Training Connection

AI and Sales Management. Sales leadership talks about it all the time. Sales consultants advocate it and sales managers say they would like to do more of it. The “it” of course is sales coaching.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

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.

Why 2017 Can Be Your Best Year Ever!

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Life Enrichment: Why 2017 Can Be Your Best Year Ever!

Sales Advice from Pablo Picasso

Inside Sales Training

I read a great quote from Picasso (yes, the famous painter) the other day, and it really resonated with my sales philosophy. Here it is: “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”.

Which Markets to Pursue and Which to Avoid Like the Plague

Sales Benchmark Index

Today’s article is a demonstration on how to determine which markets to compete in and which markets to avoid. As a guide, download our 10th annual workbook, How to Make Your Number in 2017. Turn to the Markets phase on pages.

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

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