June, 2017

Sales Effectiveness - How to Win Every RFP That You Respond To

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright Gustavofrazao. I am amazed by the sheer number of salespeople who believe they must respond to an RFP, RFQ or RFI. The resources, including people, time and money, required to respond to the specs from just one of these requests is daunting.

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How to Improve the Efficiency of the Sales Team

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Do Your Account-Based Selling Teams Need a Strategy?

No More Cold Calling

Do sales organizations really need a B2B sales strategy? After all, pundits tell us it’s the buyer’s journey that matters. They’re in control, so shouldn’t account-based selling pros just be prepared to wing it?

[VIDEO] Real People, Real Sales Intelligence

DiscoverOrg Sales

We could spend all day telling you what DiscoverOrg actually does and how our customers use it – but we thought it would be more interesting to show you – with real people, in our funny new video showing off how sales intelligence is done.

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What Is Sales Enablement and Why Should I Care?

Sales enablement is not really a new concept; it has been around for over 10 years. However, understanding the full application of sales enablement is a very different thing.

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9 Simple Sales Enablement Tips to Implement Now

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The Importance of Following Up

Inside Sales Training

Let me ask you this: If you just met with a really hot prospect, how long would you wait before you followed up? A day? A couple of days? A week?

Come Spend Time At Call Camp!

The Pipeline

What You Don’t Know about Discovery that Kills Deals. Why should the kids be the only ones who benefit from camp? Here is your invitation to attend a camp you can enjoy that also leads to better sales and selling. THIS AIN’T NO WEBINAR! This live coaching based on real discover calls.

Gratitude Is a Two Way Street in Business and Life

Increase Sales

Is it just me or has gratitude become a less traveled street than in years gone by? What happened to personal thank you cards or even small gifts to acknowledge the work efforts of others? Have we become so conditioned to he or she “is getting paid to do” whatever that we have forgotten this simple, human gesture of gratitude? The reason for this question is because of some recent interactions with a local health care facility and its staff.

The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.

Why You Should Strive to Be a Beginner

The Sales Heretic

I have a black belt in aikido. But that doesn’t mean I’m an expert in the Japanese martial art. Quite the opposite in fact. In aikido—as in many other martial arts—a black belt is not considered to signify mastery. Achieving a black belt means you are now a “beginner.”

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Predict the Weather but Control the Sales Forecast and Revenue

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright Mark_KA. It's June 6 in Westboro, Massachusetts, USA, and the temperature is 49 degrees Farenheight or 9 degrees Celsius.

The 4 Steps You Must Take to Stop Collecting Useless Sales Data

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Pre-Order Power Phone Scripts Today!

Inside Sales Training

Great news! My brand new book, published by Wiley & Sons: Power Phone Scripts: 500 Word-for-Word Questions, Phrases, and Conversations to Open and Close More Sales , is now available for pre-order! Get Yours Today: Amazon , Barnes & Noble , Books-A-Million.

Your Next Sales Coach is a Machine

Speaker: Matt McDarby & Dan Smaida, Managing Directors, Specialized Sales Systems

World-class sales managers have long used creative means to solve for time and distance. In this webinar, you’ll learn how modern sales managers are using new technology plus old-school sales management to develop their people without burning out.

Why You Want Sales To Be A Numbers Game

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . If you follow this blog you know that I do not understand or stand with those who say sales is not a numbers game.

Do Account-Based Sales Reps Really Need SDRs?

No More Cold Calling

Here’s how to land and expand outside the box. “I’ve I’ve been waiting my whole life to say this.”. That was the subject line of an email I received from my daughter. She explained that my granddaughter, age six and in kindergarten, wanted to wear high-heeled play shoes to school.

Who’s to Blame When Sales Are Bad?

The Sales Heretic

As a number of prominent companies have experienced declines in sales over the past few years, much effort has gone into uncovering the causes of those declines. Both CEOs and business “experts” have sought to explain the struggles of once-thriving companies.

Perhaps Hope is a Selling Strategy After All!

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright 2Jenn. You've heard that hope is not a strategy - and it isn't a strategy if you're sitting there saying to yourself, "I hope I win this deal.". As you know, hope was a big news topic this week when James Comey revealed that President Trump said, "I hope you can let this go."

Maximizing Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training. Still, many sales leaders report low ROIs from their sales training initiatives. So how can you ensure that your investment in sales training is producing excellent results? Join us for this complimentary webinar as Ray Makela, CEO at the Sales Readiness Group, discusses five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

How to Make Marketing Scientific

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[VIDEO] A Not-so-Friendly Cold Call Competition

DiscoverOrg Sales

What’s a little friendly cold call competition? It was an ordinary Tuesday morning for two salesmen … except that Robert is feeling a little extra competitive with his cold call skills. Smell that?” he asks. “It It smells like sales.” In fact, it smells like selling five deals by happy hour.

You Are Where You Are By Choice

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . I had a couple of interesting conversations with two reps recently during a break in a workshop. Both centred around where each of the reps were currently, both in terms of quota in the current year, and their over all sales career.

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Brother Can You Spare a Posting?

Increase Sales

A LinkedIn post by Tibor Shanto entitled Brother Can You Spare a Sale made a connection with me regarding all the unsolicited requests I receive to submit articles for this blog. These complete strangers want me to spare a posting so they can get their marketing message out. Really? People buy from people they know and trust. This is the first sales buying rule my father taught me years ago. Why would I allow my prime marketing real estate to be given to a complete stranger? .

Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.” In this webinar, corporate learning expert, Joe DiDonato, shares how his teams solved these problems, as well as how new educational technology (EdTech) is changing the sales landscape for all of us. He will also tell you what he shared with the Venture Capitalist community on how to pick which EdTech technologies will likely succeed based on educational research. Joe is an engaging storyteller that uses easy-to-understand language, who promises to share what methods succeeded and which methods failed over his long career.

You Don’t Get What You Deserve

The Sales Heretic

In a perfect world, everyone would get what they deserved. Good things would happen to good people and bad things would happen to bad people. The harder you worked, the more money you’d earn. The better your product or service, the more sales you’d make. Unfortunately, the world isn’t perfect.

General Patton on Singleness of Focus

Inside Sales Training

“You must be single-minded. Drive. for the one thing on which you have decided.”. –George S. Patton Jr. Army General. I don’t know about you, but I’m a big multi-tasker. This is especially true at work.

Make Your Number One Sales Call at a Time

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How to Heat Up Cold Emails with Personalization

DiscoverOrg Sales

The debate within sales right now is whether cold-calling works. Evidence shows that it does: Cold-calling distinguishes high-growth companies (see our report). As a Senior Sales Development Representative (Sr. SDR), the phone is a lot like the late ‘90s Pontiac Grand-Am I drove back in high school. Sure, it got me from point A to point B, but it wasn’t flashy enough to catch the attention of my peers.

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

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Vice President, Sales Transformation Services, Fast Lane Digital

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!)

Success Breeds Prospects

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . Most sales people tend to ease off on their prospecting when they have a healthy pipeline.

You Are Not Alone in Sales

Increase Sales

How many times do we feel we are alone in sales? What I mean is we listen to all the sales experts and down deep inside we know that (whatever that is) won’t work for us. However, we go with the flow because our sales manager told us or someone else said “yes that works.”

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How Account-Based Sales Reps Can Win New Clients from Lost Deals

No More Cold Calling

Referrals might be your silver lining. I have been in B2B sales so long that I’ve probably forgotten more deals than I remember. But there’s one I’ll never forget. It was 20 years ago, when I was working as an account-based sales rep , and I lost the biggest deal of my career.

Whatever You’re Thinking, Think Bigger

Inside Sales Training

Whatever You’re Thinking, Think Bigger. –Tony Hsieh, entrepreneur. You’ve probably heard the expression that “Life is a self-fulfilling prophesy.” Nowhere is that more immediately apparent than in the world of commission sales.

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.