January, 2017

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Today’s Evolving Sales Professional Needs These 9 Top Skills

Pipeliner

Like everything else in the modern age, sales changes at an incredible rate. The buyer of today has far more power than they did yesterday, armed with all the information the Internet has to offer. They keep to their own buying schedule, without the guidance they might have previously had from a salesperson. Because of changes in buyer behavior—as well as other changes brought about by the digital age—sales strategies have had to change, too.

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

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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.

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.

How to Hack Lead Generation with this Simple Principle

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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.

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

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

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

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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.

The Arrogance of Experience

Fill the Funnel

This is only the second time I have allowed a guest post on Fill the Funnel. After reading this post that originally appeared on the Business Locker Room by my good friend Kelly Riggs, I immediately reached out and asked Kelly to allow me to include it here for my readers.

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6 Reasons You Should Rethink Inside Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

Article Sales Strategy coverage models inside sales inside sales rep inside vs. field sales inside vs. outside Sales Coverage sales leader

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.

Successful Selling

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

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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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.

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Why Sales Managers Need Street Smarts

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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.

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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4 Signs You Have an ‘A’ Player in the Interview

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Article Sales Strategy "A-Player" A-Player Interview identify an a-player sales talent

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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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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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.

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Why is It So #%&@ Hard to Solve the Sales Growth Problem? – The 5 Constraints to Growing Sales – Part II

Anthony Cole Training

In the previous post, I identified 8 clues that would indicate that your sales organization has a sales growth problem ( CLICK HERE to read the article and review the 5 clues).

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The Anatomy of a Sales-Driven CEO

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A sales-driven CEO is a CEO whose strategy is based on having the best sales force in the industry. He, or she, has determined to win by outselling the competition.

8 Ways Big Data Will Impact Sales in 2017

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The fast development of advanced big data technologies has already revolutionized many business fields. Sales and marketing are definitely on the top of this list. The big data technologies help marketing and sales professionals to define product and service prices and manage their sales networks. In this article, we’ve shared some of the ways big data will impact our sales strategies in 2017. Optimizing pricing strategies.

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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

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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.