June, 2018

Google thyself!

Sales 2.0

When you send a prospect an email or leave them a voicemail what do many of them do? They Google you (as well as your company.). As you know, buyers are seriously concerned about burning their time these days.

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19 Ways to Follow Up Without Being a Pest

The Sales Heretic

You already know that effective follow up is crucial to closing sales. But how can you follow up with prospects without annoying them to the point where they scream, “Leave me alone!” The key is to deliver value in your follow up efforts.

What 15K Demos per Year Taught Us About Converting Inbound Sales Leads

DiscoverOrg Sales

“When I first started at DiscoverOrg two years ago, I joined a group of six other Sales Development Reps (SDRs). We were all green to the role and new to sales in general.

How to Sell Smarter than Automated Communication and Artificial Intelligence

John Barrows

Cars can drive themselves. Filmmakers can replace actors with CGI. Conversations can be automated with a computer program.

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The Showpad Sales Transformation Maturity Model

The Showpad Sales Transformation Maturity Model helps organizations understand where they are today in terms of meeting buyer expectations — and how key teams can drive transformation that impacts the bottom-line. Download the free eBook for a pragmatic approach to growing sales maturity.

Admin Inefficiencies are Dragging Your Inside Sales Productivity Down

Sales Benchmark Index

Inside sellers should perform essentially the same role as field sellers, the only difference being the inside sales team does not visit customers or prospects face to face. Role Corruption Results in Poor Sales Performance. With the inside sales team in the.

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Know thy products

Sales 2.0

For those that have parachuted into this blog from Google, this is part of a series of posts about how to save your sales job. This first batch of ten posts is about preparing to go to market when you get that new sales gig or greenfield opportunity.

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What Do They Need YOU For?

The Sales Heretic

Sales has changed. These days, buyers can get virtually anything they want online. And not just consumers, but business, government, and educational buyers as well. Which brings up an important question: What do buyers need you for?

Driving Sales Growth and Asset Management – A Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious Part II

Anthony Cole Training

In my previous blog article, I discussed the importance of looking at your sales production in terms of the 80/20 rule and flipping it so you can see the impact your bottom performers are having on your overall sales growth goal. If you have not already done so, click here to read the article.

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Cold Calling – Insights from Chris Orlob at Gong

John Barrows

Episode 57 of the Make It Happen Mondays podcast featured Chris Orlob of Gong.io and it was filled with so much value, we decided to try something new and transcribe it as a blog post. If you enjoy this format, please let me know in the comments or by hitting me up on social.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Why Top Sales Reps Will Be Unemployed In 2 Years

Sales Benchmark Index

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AI and Inside Sales: 3 Things You Need to Know Now

Mr. Inside Sales

Quick: Can you tell me, in three sentences or less, exactly what AI is and how it is going to impact your sales career or company? If not, then don’t feel bad. It’s kind of like when the word “cloud” started being used to describe cloud-based computing.

Prospecting goggles

Sales 2.0

Don’t sell to anybody. OK, I mean don’t sell to just anybody. You really should be careful who you invite to give you their money. The problem is every deal seems great until you actually “get married” to your prospect and they become your client.

5 Things I Vowed Never to Do as a Sales Keynote Speaker

Connect2Sell

I'm fortunate to be invited to lots of conferences and events as a sales keynote speaker. I get great opportunities to learn from others while I'm at these events. Even before I became a keynoter and regular at sales conferences, I’d go to them whenever I could -- even if it meant spending money out of my own pocket. That's because I see the value in learning from others who are up there on stage. sales speaker

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

7 Ways Recruiters Can Find Great Passive Candidates (& 3 Things to Avoid)

DiscoverOrg Sales

You already know how to recruit active candidates. They’re easy to find. They’re the ones with the ready-to-go resume and up-to-date website. They’re attending networking events, following your company on social media, and applying for your open positions.

The Qualification Call Follow Up Process

John Barrows

As most of you know I’m not a huge fan of templated e-mail cadences but I do appreciate creating efficiencies throughout the sales process and adding structure where appropriate. One area in which we can add structure to is how we follow up with a prospective client after a good discovery call.

What Role Does Your Marketing Team Play in The Revenue Desk?

Sales Benchmark Index

There is an emerging best practice in Key Account Management that successful B2B firms are quickly deploying. The best practice is a “Revenue Desk”. In this blog, I will outline the role of Marketing in this critical new Key Account.

Artificial Intelligence AI & Sales Automation Software Tools Platforms

Mr. Inside Sales

AI and Inside Sales: 3 Things You Need to Know Now. By Mike Brooks, [link]. How Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Sales Automation Software Tools Platforms are Affecting Inside and Outbound Sales.

In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

Dust off some CRM records

Sales 2.0

This is a series of posts aimed at helping you survive in a new sales territory. Maybe you get a new sales job or took over a new “greenfield” opportunity in your existing position. Either way you’ve got a big challenge ahead.

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What Do You Mean No?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. For such a small word, ‘NO’ seem to cause a lot of havoc. Tidal waves of fear leading salespeople to imagine they will spiral endlessly to failure just at the sound of NO.

Data Proves Sales Coaching is Weak

Score More Sales

After reading a recent post from Dave Kurlan about The Latest Data Shows that Sales Managers Are Even Worse Than I Thought made me want to immediately publish a plea to company leaders and heads of sales to enable sales managers to do more and better coaching. Using research from 9,000 sales managers and their sales teams, the findings are grim. sales leadership sales coaching

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4 Steps to Create Your Sales Philosophy

Connect2Sell

This is a message for sellers who sometimes feel like they have to set their own values and standards aside in order to do the work of selling. What you need is a Sales Philosophy. sales fundamentals sales leadership philosophy of leadership

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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.

The Product Leader’s Secret Weapon: The Win-Loss Call

Sales Benchmark Index

Jeff Bezos is famous for his “customers come first” philosophy. In a world where choices are ample, and the customer rules, Bezos has done amazingly well putting the customer first. He has developed a systematic way to understand and anticipate.

Best Sample Cold Calling Sales Pitch scripts Tips Techniques Examples

Mr. Inside Sales

Best Openings for Your Closing & Presentation Calls. By Mike Brooks, [link]. Discover effective openings and sample outbound cold calling phone telemarketing sales pitch scripts including the best tips, techniques and examples ever written for closing calls.

A map that might save your sales job

Sales 2.0

Congrats you have a brand-new “greenfield” sales territory! Unlimited opportunity, untouched accounts, no other reps vying for your business. Not to mention our products are the most awesome thing ever invented. Boy, you are going to coin it in! Let me translate.

New Data Shows How Relationships and the Need to be Liked Impact Sales Performance

Understanding the Sales Force

In my most recent article, I shared data that showed a chain reaction would occur when salespeople have more than one major weakness in their Sales DNA and the second major weakness is their tendency to become emotional. As a trigger, the first major weakness causes the salesperson to become emotional, at which time their listening skills become compromised.

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Marketing and Sales Alignment for A Supercharged LinkedIn Strategy

Speaker: Candyce Edelen, CEO, PropelGrowth

Used properly, LinkedIn is the ultimate prospecting tool for B2B sales. It feeds a customer-centric sales process and enables a human-to-human interaction with very low cost compared to other prospecting methods. LinkedIn prospecting BLOWS AWAY the results from typical email marketing campaigns. You will receive far more positive replies from this than from any other outbound lead generation strategy. Join Candyce Edelen, CEO of PropelGrowth, to learn how over the course of 6 months, she was able to book hundreds of sales calls using LinkedIn.

3 Ways Sales Can Help the Marketing Team (and Help Themselves)

DiscoverOrg Sales

Let’s agree that the goal of your marketing team should be to help your sales team. Sound good? Awesome. But as sales professionals, how can you feed your sales intelligence in to your marketing team and how can they use that intelligence to better help you close sales?

Objection Prevention. A New Way to Enjoy Safe Sales.

Jeffrey Gitomer

There are no new objections. You've heard them all before. What ever business you're in, there are between five and twenty reasons why the customer won't buy now. Leadership Objections

Transform Your Selling Team to Hit their Growth Targets

Sales Benchmark Index

Jennifer Bakunas, the Senior Vice President of Americas Sales for Monotype, has a wealth of experience, from spinning up successful start-ups to running enterprise sales teams. Jennifer took over the sales leadership role at Monotype last year and we join.