March, 2017

Why Fear is Stifling the Careers of Sales VPs

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Adapting an ABM Approach for Account-Based EVERYTHING

DiscoverOrg Sales

This post is an original piece from guest author, Brandon Redlinger, and first published on DiscoverOrg’s blog on 3/27/2017. Brandon is the Director of Growth at Engagio, the Account-Based Everything platform that orchestrates human connections.

The Curse No Salesperson Said They Suffer From – Ever!

Bernadette McClelland

My family always plays games on Christmas Day and one of our favourites is Charades.

Difference Is In the Eyes Of The Prospect

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. There is a lot of talk about differentiation in sales, whether that is at the product level, sales technique level or other factors. Some difference is good, some goes a bit far, unfortunately most of seems to fall short.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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Are You Making Your Prospect Uncomfortable?

The Sales Heretic

A female friend called me recently to tell me a story. She had arrived home from work around dusk. As she approached her house, she noticed two men walking through the neighborhood. She pulled into her driveway, opened her garage door, and parked in the garage.

Where Do You Rate On The Paradoxical Nature of Time?

Bernadette McClelland

Each one of us has the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone else’s life. How cool is that thought? Because deep down inside, the majority of us love to help – we get a kick out of knowing someone else can do a better job, feel better about their possibilities, their abilities, their results, and themselves – even if it just a 5 minute window we both looked through together.

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Questioning The Path You Are On

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . The fate of an unscheduled call to a prospect, a cold call, is determined in the first few seconds of a call, one can argue even before that.

How Can Tech Companies Attract More Women in Sales?

No More Cold Calling

Women have everything it takes to succeed in sales. Ask any B2B sales leader about their lead generation challenges, and you’ll get specific answers about why their teams can’t get access to buyers, how sales processes have gotten too long, or why they’re losing to the competition.

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.

Managing and Overcoming Resistance is the Key to Sales Success

Understanding the Sales Force

[Another disclaimer - this is not a political post and I am not taking sides. I am simply using an example from Trump's recent address to the joint session of congress to illustrate my message about managing resistance when selling.]. Image Copyright SIphotography.

Boost Enterprise Value by Targeting Customer Acquisition Costs

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Companies create significant value by pulling the Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) lever. Consider a 1,200 employee mid-market company. In this example scenario, the company’s CAC was roughly $100,000 before aligning its sales and marketing strategies. However, the marketing team had.

Selling Virtuously

The Sales Heretic

Does boosting your sales mean you have to be sneaky, underhanded, manipulative, and high-pressure? Absolutely not! In fact, if you truly want to excel in sales, you need to be just the opposite. Because a virtuous salesperson is a successful salesperson.

Another New Sales Tool? Really? Why?

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Almost every day I am solicited to try this or that new sales tool. All promise incredible results. Really? How many sales tools does a salesperson really need? How did top sales performers years ago manage before the creation of all these new technology based sales tools?

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The Best Learning Methodologies for Developing Elite Sales Leaders

Speaker: Steven Rosen MBA, Author, Executive Coach, Speaker and Top 50 Sales Influencer

It is well recognised that the frontline sales managers are the key to driving performance in sales organizations. If you had to choose between investing in sales manager training vs sales rep training what would you do?

Objections Are Only Negative IF You Allow Them To Be

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . Not everything prospects say that does not align or agree with your view is an objection, and more importantly, you shouldn’t react to everything as if it was.

Want Qualified Sales Leads? Stop Your Team from Cold Calling

No More Cold Calling

Lead generation shouldn’t be that tough. Let’s be honest. Cold calling is bottom-of-the-barrel prospecting. It can take eight to 14 touches to just to reach a prospect who isn’t expecting a call from your sales rep. He’s “dialing for dollars” (read: “wasting time”), and who has time to waste?

Why Sales Is a Great Entry-Level Job

Sales and Marketing

Issue Date: 2017-03-20. Author: Bob LaBombard. Teaser: A review of online job boards indicates that many companies need to fill sales positions, but are having only mild success.

4 Steps to Sniff Out a Sales Leadership Hiring Mistake

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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.

Five Steps to Creating a Powerful Marketing Piece

The Sales Heretic

Much—if not most—marketing is wasted. Various studies put the number at anywhere from 40% to 60%. You can’t afford to waste time, money, and effort like that though. If you want to generate more sales, your marketing needs to be effective. How can you make sure it is?

What's So Wrong with this LinkedIn Invitation?

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LinkedIn is a great social media site to increase business contacts and when done well will increase sales. Yet there is a correct way to write a LinkedIn invitation to connect and so many wrong ways to write a LinkedIn invite.

March Sadness

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . I recall reading Skip Miller’s “ProActive Sales Management”, where he states: “If you, as a sales manager, do not know if you are going to make the year after the first quarter, the battle is over. Now you better be lucky.”

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Top Sales Performers Who Behave Badly

Steven Rosen

Having a team of top sales performers is great! Well maybe. Sports teams that have many great players don’t always win championships. Less talented teams who have great chemistry and are committed to doing whatever it takes to win usually come out on top.

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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.

Why That Bargain Contact List You Bought is a Sales Dead End

DiscoverOrg Sales

If a salesman wanted to sell you a bridge in Brooklyn, you’d recognize the racket almost immediately. Today, it’s a punchline, but once upon a time, people took the offer seriously: Two people a week for 30 years bought a worthless deed to the Brooklyn Bridge thinking the document would change their fortunes with the toll fares they could charge. Turns out all they had bought was an expensive piece of parchment.

Make the Switch to Value-based Pricing

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Meet Dave, a mid-market tech CEO. He is smart, savvy, and universally respected by his employees and industry peers. He’s invested wisely in sales and marketing optimization over the years, and consequently his team makes the number more often than.

Hit Your Number with Numbers

Sales 2.0

The future of sales belongs to sales geeks. You can already see this in marketing. Marketing is already way more numeric and analytical than it used to be.

Priceless, The First Customer Service Experience

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In relocating from NW Indiana to NW Arizona, we have had to outreach to several businesses. Once again I realized how truly priceless the first customer service experience really is. Credit www.pixabay.com. Must Have Internet. My business depends on the Internet.

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.

Time – To Let Go

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . Let’s be clear, no white flags here, just a reminder that the most crucial thing to control in a winning sales career is time.

What Awesome Sales Leaders Are Doing to Lead Their Team to Succeed

Steven Rosen

Awesome Sales Leaders. It would be great to understand what awesome sales leaders are doing to lead their team to succeed? As a sales leader, there are only so many levers you have at your disposal to impact team success.

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Women in Sales: 5 Ways to Get Your Voice Heard

No More Cold Calling

What does it take to succeed in sales? Today is International Women’s Day, and what better time to celebrate all the smart, savvy women in sales ?

The CEOs 4 Most Common Go-to-Market Mistakes

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Utopia for a CEO is growing faster than your industry and your peers. A thoughtful go-to-market strategy is imperative to enable this growth. Here’s the catch: Many CEOs have risen to the top through finance, operations, or product management.

The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.