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.

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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Cold Calling Techniques: Overcoming & Handling Common Sales Objections

Inside Sales Training

Overcoming Objections: “We are already working with someone.”. By Mike Brooks, [link]. Learn cold calling techniques for handling and overcoming the most common objections in telemarketing phone sales including the best call rebuttal responses for “not interested.”

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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.

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

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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?

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.

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

Inside Sales Training

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.

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.

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.

How to Build Trust and Generate Leads with a Referral Program

No More Cold Calling

Because what you’re already doing isn’t working. Your lead generation tactics aren’t driving bottom line revenue. That’s a fact. I’ve just returned from three conferences, and the #1 challenge I heard sales pros repeat again and again was how to get leads in the pipe.

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.

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.

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.

Artificial Intelligence AI & Sales Automation Software Tools Platforms

Inside Sales Training

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.

Why Top Sales Reps Will Be Unemployed In 2 Years

Sales Benchmark Index

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What is Leadership Coaching?

Steven Rosen

What is Leadership Coaching? Leadership coaching is the fastest growing phenomenon today! Leadership coaching is a detailed process designed to help facilitate leadership development and personal growth resulting in improved performance of executives. Leadership coaches lead their clients towards the fulfillment of specific professional goals. Today’s executives are experiencing unprecedented change.

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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How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

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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How to Grow Your Referral Network

No More Cold Calling

Salespeople are only as good as the people they know. When is it time to toss the technology and start talking to people? When internet leads and a call script no longer reap new business. When it interferes with the most powerful tool in your toolbox—you. Don’t get me wrong.

Best Sample Cold Calling Sales Pitch scripts Tips Techniques Examples

Inside Sales Training

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.

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.

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

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?

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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B2B Emotional Sales Formula - Curiosity. Obsession. Fever. Action. Passion.

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tony Hughes You may be struggling thinking, "What on Earth am I doing, I hate this job!". I know, you fell into sales, and perhaps from there, sales management. I think of what powers me to prevent burnout and I think of these five words. So I want to deconstruct each one as an emotional manual for sellers in this quick post in reverse chronological order. Ruminate on each one, chew the cud. Curiosity – Curiosity is my North star. How do I stay fired up when I prospect?

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Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where and how to add it throughout the sales process!

How to Cold Call for Sales | Cold Calling Techniques that Really Work

Inside Sales Training

Cold Calling—3 Mistakes You Need to Avoid Now. By Mike Brooks, [link]. Discover cold calling tips, best practices and techniques to avoid and learn ways that really work on how to make effective B2B cold calls for sales.

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.

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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Needs Assessment and Qualification Are Not the Same Thing

Connect2Sell

I've noticed that there’s an increasingly blurred line between the discovery process and the buyer qualification process. Discovery, also known as needs assessment or needs analysis, is meant to be about the buyer’s primary needs. By contrast, qualifying questions are about the buyer’s needs for you and your product plus their ability to buy at this time. needs assessment questions lead qualification

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Companies are increasingly implementing technology to bring efficiency to their workforce. Data accessibility aside, teams continuously struggle with manual processes for document generation. Learn why automating your documents is key to sales success.