March, 2017

New business from existing business is smart business

Sales Training Connection

Let’s assume you’re a sales manager in a highly competitive B2B market with a team of eight major account reps. You have just received an email from your VP of Sales outlining an aggressive growth strategy for the next 6 months.

The Official 2017 List of 21 Sales Core Competencies

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright Bluberries. These days, changes happen faster than ever and the same can be said about professional selling. Selling is evolving, the rules of business are changing, there is more information available on line than there was last week and sales organizations must evolve accordingly.

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The 4 Levels of Sales Intelligence

Your Sales Management Guru

The Four Levels of Sales Intelligence. By Jeb Blount, Author of Sales EQ: How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal. The speed and complexity of the modern marketplace is the domain of intellectual agility.

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Why the Deal Went Dark

Sales Benchmark Index

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12 Must-Ask Questions for Sales Managers

If you want to improve your sales team's results, you need to start by asking the right questions.

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Surround Yourself With People On A Similar Journey

Fill the Funnel

When it comes to building a successful, profitable company it’s critical to surround yourself with great people who can provide you with the right advice at the right time. The challenge is to find those people.

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.

Prevent ‘A’ Player Turnover

Sales Benchmark Index

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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.

30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

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.

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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What's So Wrong with this LinkedIn Invitation?

Increase Sales

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.

Call Reluctance is Just as Popular as Ever!

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright Christian Chan. Last week I wrote an Article for LinkedIn Pulse that explored some of the statistics related to Call Reluctance. Many might think that Call Reluctance is a malady that occurred back when salespeople did their own dialing and had to book their own appointments.

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.

5 Ways to Measure if Your Sales Process is Working

Sales Benchmark Index

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Prospecting in Sales – Cold-Calls, Emails and Social Selling

Fill the Funnel

Prospecting in Sales – Cold-Calls, Emails and Social Selling. If you want to start an argument in your sales circles just ask an “expert” what works when prospecting in sales: cold-calls, email or social selling. Unfortunately, you will also hear name-calling, ridiculous claims of success and techniques that would make your mother cringe. If you […]. The post Prospecting in Sales – Cold-Calls, Emails and Social Selling appeared first on Fill the Funnel.

3 Important Ways Account-Based Sales Teams Can Stay Relevant

No More Cold Calling

What does it take to increase sales in today’s uncertain business environment? This is a time of great change and uncertainty. Now more than ever, sales leaders and their account-based sales teams must be prepared for change.

The Perfect Close

Your Sales Management Guru

The Perfect Close. -a a book review-. 21 page corners turned over! For those past readers of this blog and my book reviews you know that is an excellent rating.

Account-Based Marketing: A Practical Guide

Your step-by-step manual on all aspects of ABM.

Recognizing Women in Sales

Score More Sales

On International Women’s Day #IWD2017 we wanted to help recognize some great women past and present who have served as mentors, role models, and women we simply want to give a shout out to in the field of professional selling. We are sharing two resources today. B2B women in sales

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Sales EQ: The Four Levels of Sales Intelligence

Steven Rosen

Sales EQ. Sales expert Jeb Blount, just launched his 8th and best sales book.

The Sales Process of Least Resistance

Sales Benchmark Index

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Why Your Video’s Are Not Producing Results

Fill the Funnel

Have you ever wondered why your videos underperform…? It could be a simple tweak. The key is being able to have absolute control over the viewer’s experience. As sales and marketing professionals, we understand we have only SECONDS to get the attention of potential new customers.

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Why Marketing, Sales, and Business Owners Love Marketing Automation

Learn what Marketers, Sales and Business Owners each have to say about what Marketing Automation has done for their business.

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 ?

Why Do Sales People Leave Companies? - Management

Anthony Cole Training

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR A $450 BILLION PROBLEM. sales talent acquisition sales performance coaching responsibilities of sales manager

3 Simple Actions to Take Today to Change Your Sales Results Tomorrow

Increase Sales

Over the course of nearly 40 plus years in business, I have been fortunate to meet many much smarter people than myself. One of those individuals is Ray Overdorff who recently shared three (3) simple actions to change one’s sales results. #1 1 – Commitment to be a Better Communicator. Sales regardless of all the hype by so called experts is 100% about people buying from other people. To buy from you, you must talk to your sales prospect.

It’s Not the Number of Leads You Have. It’s the Quality that Counts!

The Sales Hunter

What does your sales funnel look like? Is it full of junk? What is the % of leads at the top of your funnel that actually become customers? I see way too much time being spent on keeping names in a sales funnel just for the sake of keeping a sales manager happy. It’s time […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting lead lead generation prospect prospecting sales prospecting

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

The CEOs 4 Most Common Go-to-Market Mistakes

Sales Benchmark Index

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 Power of Connecting Others in Sales

Score More Sales

Best selling author, journalist, and speaker Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book in 2000 called The Tipping Point. It is a great read for anyone in business, and one of the things it covers is different archetypes of people, including mavens and connectors. B2B sales strategy

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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.

March Referral Selling Insights

No More Cold Calling

Here’s what you might have missed from No More Cold Calling this month. Women’s History Month is almost over, but women make sales history every day. There’s a new generation of women in sales, and not just in entry-level roles.

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

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