February, 2019

How to Adapt to the Well-Educated Modern Buyer

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Kelly Bosetti Salespeople once played a significant role in educating buyers about their options and helping them come to a decision regarding a product or service, but times are changing.

Move The Close Date – Not The Open Date

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Salespeople are preoccupied with closing; makes sense, that seems to be where the pay-off is for everyone, at times even the prospect. However, the biggest challenge most sales organizations have is not closing but opening.

How To Handle A Client That Wants A Bigger Discount

MTD Sales Training

There are many times when a sale can stall in its progress and there are many reasons for it occurring. One of the most common is the issue of price, where a prospect has not yet seen the value of paying the price for your products or services. Why does this happen?

A Sales Enablement Tool for the CEO

Sales Benchmark Index

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.

The Secret Code to Mastering Mindset

Jeffrey Gitomer

From Mindful to Mindset, Part 1. The personal development buzzword for the last decade or so has been MINDSET. Here’s a bit of history and explanation…. NAPOLEON HILL is the grandfather of MINDSET.

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How to Be a Memorable Salesperson Part 6: Take Risks

Connect2Sell

In a research study with 530 B2B buyers, we gathered information about buyer experiences with sellers. In related research, we collected over 500 stories from sellers about their own personal best in selling. Every single one of the sellers’ stories had something in common.

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Set Yourself Up for Successful Prospecting: Truths 41-50

The Sales Hunter

Sales is not a destination; sales is a journey of continual learning. Throughout my many years of selling, I have been constantly gaining new insights and ideas. The discussion continues about whether sales is an art or a science.

Hiring Salespeople Should Not be Like a Coin Flip

Understanding the Sales Force

Hiring the right salespeople has always been problematic for most companies but with the shortage of quality sales candidates, it's more difficult than ever. The pressure to fill a role often causes sales management to hire the best of the pool of candidates instead of the right candidate.

Should Your Field Marketing Team Own a Number?

Sales Benchmark Index

Pick five non-marketing employees at random, and ask them what value your field marketing team brings to your organization. If you’re reluctant to do this exercise, it’s likely because you want to avoid blank stares and wild guesses that humble you.

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.

Product Knowledge is Overrated

The Sales Heretic

Companies spend thousands—even millions—of dollars every year training their salespeople and sales channels on the minutia of their products and services. In fact, many companies use the term “sales training” when what they really mean is “product training.” And that’s a mistake.

The Secret of What Creates a Positive Mindset

Jeffrey Gitomer

From Mindful to Mindset, Part 2. MINDSET is preceded by MINDFUL. Mindful, or self-mindfulness, is the first, and most important step to your mindset. Positive outcomes start with MINDFULNESS, not MINDSET.

Follow These 5 Steps When Preparing For A Sales Meeting

MTD Sales Training

Having achieved the goal of setting a sales meeting with a customer or prospect, what would be the best way to ensure, as much as possible, its success? Follow these five ideas in order to make sure you are fully prepared and confident when approaching the meeting: 1) Have a clear purpose.

Friday Five - Professional Development

Score More Sales

Resource #1. Modern Sales Pros virtual Google group and in-person meetings. They are totally focused on peer knowledge sharing and whether virtual or in-person, you’ll learn from them. Professional Development

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Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

How to Use the Your Experience with Turbulence to Overcome Resistance

Understanding the Sales Force

We were on a JetBlue flight from Florida to Boston and the turbulence was much worse than usual. More dramatic, longer lasting, and bad enough for the flight attendants to remain seated for the entire flight. You've probably experienced a flight like that too.

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Building an Accurate Business Model is the Key to Ensuring Product Launch Success

Sales Benchmark Index

So, you have a new product investment you are excited about. How do you ensure that your idea holds up to leadership scrutiny, and has a big enough ROI to be considered a success? Understanding and building a business model.

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What You Like Doesn’t Matter

The Sales Heretic

So I’m sitting around with a bunch of friends, and we’re discussing really important stuff, when somehow the subject of potato chips comes up. Possibly because we were eating them.)

What Is Sales?

The Sales Hunter

Sales leadership is nothing more than interacting with others to make a positive impact. We can break it down even further and say that sales leadership is just people connecting with people. Sales and leadership are one and the same. Sales is only as complicated as we want to make it.

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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 I Made the Mental Shift with Social Selling

John Barrows

As a GenXer, when Social Selling hit the sales scene I thought it was a joke and yet another thing I was supposed to do to be successful in sales. Fantastic, add it to the list. The whole idea of tweeting and posting sounded and felt ridiculous to me.

How to Get a Prospect’s Cell Phone Number

Mr. Inside Sales

Having trouble reaching your prospect after your initial call? Here are two ways you can ask for–and get–a prospect’s cell phone number. . The post How to Get a Prospect’s Cell Phone Number appeared first on Mr. Inside Sales.

When was the last time you changed your sales process?

MTD Sales Training

Sales is a complicated, never-ending process of building relationships with prospects, building trust, answering questions, and moving the whole procedure through to the commitment stage.

Does Your Resource Plan Start at the C-Suite?

Sales Benchmark Index

“Strategy is simply resource allocation. When you strip away all the noise, that’s what it comes down to.” ” – Jack Welch. As the CEO, your job is to execute against your corporate strategy. To do this, you must align your resources.

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.

Stop Trying to Be Normal

The Sales Heretic

As kids, nearly all of us want to be “normal.” We want to fit in and be accepted. And that’s understandable when we’re six or seven (or even fifteen), and “different” is perceived as bad or weird or wrong. Unfortunately, too many people never outgrow that need.

Monday Motivation Video: Celebrate Success!

The Sales Hunter

Look back at all that you accomplished last week. Take a moment to celebrate your successes! Don’t dwell on your failures. Keep your mind focused on the good and positive. This will give you the jumpstart you need to be successful this week!

Mission Impossible: Making Hard Choices as a First-time CMO (Part 2)

DiscoverOrg Sales

Fear isn’t a luxury the CMO can afford. Neither is hesitation. Today’s CMO position – “ a minefield where many talented executives fail ” – requires the courage of conviction to survive. If you’re a first-time CMO, this goes double.

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How to Be a Memorable Salesperson Part 7: Encourage Your Buyers

Connect2Sell

Now that we’re more than halfway through this CONNECT2Sell series on how to become a more memorable as a seller, be sure to go back and catch up on any posts you’ve missed. We’re covering 12 different ways you can make a lasting impression with buyers.

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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.

Is Your Current Sales Opportunity Real?

Anthony Cole Training

In this article, we discuss and identify the three main reasons why salespeople get duped into believing a specific opportunity will close and why some deals are not worth chasing. They are: Weak pipeline. Failure to ask tough questions. Afraid to pull the plug.

The Culprit for Your Failed Demand Generation Project Is Likely Poor Execution, Not Poor Design

Sales Benchmark Index

Friday Five - Attitude for Success

Score More Sales

Positive and negative information is handled in different parts of our brains. Anything with a negative emotion tends to involve more thinking and this information is processed more heavily in our brain than positives. boost sales accountability