August, 2020

The Journey Needs To Be Completed

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. We all know the expression “ A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” All well and good if you’re an ancient prophet without a quota, but in sales, it’s not good enough. In sales, we have to worry and plan for the next step well in advance. And then the one after that, and all the rest of the 1,000-mile cycle. So, when pundits tell you the hardest part is getting started, it actually is not, it is finishing. The journey needs to be completed.

7 Things Companies Do to Thrive Anywhere, Anytime

Anthony Cole Training

Regardless of the current state of business, it is easy to get caught up in managing day-to-day tasks. It's also easy to lose focus on the end goal and continue to take the necessary steps to move your business forward. Selling Success sales management success improving sales results increase sales upgrade your sales force sales advice sales acceleration sales productivity tools driving sales growth 2020

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How NOT to Pitch Yourself to the Media

The Sales Heretic

My friend Joel Comm is a brilliant author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He’s also the co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast. In this capacity, he frequently receives requests from people who want to be a guest on his show. Recently, his inbox was graced with this request (that he kindly shared with me): Hey guys, I [.]. Sales benefit marketing media pitch public relations publicity speaker

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How a Sales and Marketing Leader Deploys AI for an Exceptional Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

In a virtual world, Customer Experience has definitively been at the forefront of the digital revolution. How has your company adapted to the new demands of the market? Many have been turning to AI and automation for an optimized experience.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

Grow Your Business by Protecting Your Account List

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Definitely The Best Day To Make Calls

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I have a lot of empathy for pundits in a subjective undefined area of practice, like prospecting for example. Making proclamations, spinning data, presenting speculation as fact , only to be undercut by facts.

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6 Lessons for Sales Organizations I Learned on Summer Vacation: Part 1

Anthony Cole Training

Everyday, there are things that can be learned that can impact our personal and professional lives. Sales Growth sales development Sales Coaching Sales Process driving sales growth 2020

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FDR and Sir Isaac Newton on Why Salespeople Fail

Understanding the Sales Force

There we were, in the dark, in the middle of a hotel parking lot, at 3:45 AM. The hotel fire alarm went off and we didn't want to ignore the warning that was so loud my wife and I couldn't hear each other speak. Why was every other guest in the hotel parking lot with us?

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How a CEO Drives CX Clarity Amid the Chaos

Sales Benchmark Index

Any CEO can attest to the current level of difficulty in closing deals. Customer sentiment and individual mind share are in high demand, and even with everyone online, many fail to adequately engage their communities in order to access their.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Resourcing Sellers for Selling Provides Support

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23 Free Photo Sites

The Sales Heretic

Do you need photos for sales presentations, training materials, or blog posts? But your budget is a little tight? Hey, we’ve all been there. Fortunately, there are a lot of great online resources stocked with millions of photos you can download and use free of charge. Here are 23 of the best. 1. [.].

Sales Scrum Podcast Episode #18 – Guest Darryl Praill

The Pipeline

Sales Scrum Podcast Episode #18 – Guest Darryl Praill. This week we have a We The North edition of The Scrum, we welcome Darryl Praill, Chief Marketing Officer at VanillaSoft.

Leadership in Times of Change

Anthony Cole Training

As a leader, have you ever wondered why your salespeople don't adapt to and follow the new guidelines you have established? Often, managers focus their energy on defining procedures and identifying expectations during times of change.

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

The Best Solutions for Hiring Great Salespeople for Your Company

Understanding the Sales Force

Would you fly on a huge jet from Minneapolis, Minnesota to St. Paul, Minnesota, usually a 15-minute drive? Would you take a train between intersections of the same city block, usually a 2-minute walk? Would you take a bus to the bottom of your driveway - usually a 1-minute walk or less?

SBI Advisory Board Learnings From Market-Leading CEOs

Sales Benchmark Index

As part of our advisory program, SBI recently held a virtual meeting comprised of an intimate group of market-leading B2B CEOs (public and private with market caps from $1B to 10B) to discuss current market challenges and opportunities for achieving.

Networking for Sales Effectiveness

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5 Ways to Get a Jump on Fall Production

Mr. Inside Sales

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year. First the pandemic; then being sent home to work; then finding it hard to contact people—who are also working from home…. Now that fall is almost upon us, things are still up in the air: are our kids going back to school? Are we going back into the office?

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

2020 – An Emotional Slingshot

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is no denying the collective shock we all experienced when asked to lock down in spring. But in many ways that the “ Re-Opening ” may end up being more stressful for many. As sales professionals, we need to be cognizant of this while approaching prospects.

Podcast 162: Ashley Welch On Design Thinking

John Barrows

Our friend Ashley Welch joins us on the podcast this week to take a deep dive into how design thinking could and should be applied to your sales process. Ashley takes us behind the scenes on what design thinking really is and how you can apply it, even if it’s difficult at first.

15 Things Salespeople Must Do to Make up for a Lackluster 2nd Quarter

Understanding the Sales Force

Last week we moved our son into his dorm to begin his freshman year of college. The college President's opening remarks were virtual, so we joined the Zoom stream from our hotel room and listened in. He had some really useful things to share with the new freshmen and while his thoughts were targeted to the students, they apply quite equally to salespeople. Dave Kurlan Consultative Selling sales process sales pipeline Relationship Selling selling value

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How Best-In-Class Sales Leaders Recover From a First Half Revenue Miss

Sales Benchmark Index

If you’re like most Sales Leaders we’ve worked with, you’re glad the first half is behind us. You are also trying to figure out how to make up lost ground. We’ve found the two most effective ways to recover from.

The 5 Keys to Sales Emails That Set More Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

So many reps' email efforts could be yielding more meetings--simply by using a better strategy. Watch the webinar with Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist and Best-Selling Author, to get lots of great strategies on how to set up meetings via email! <

Pruning Your Work to Maintain a Sales Focus

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2 Keys for Improved Sales Performance: Perception and Consistency

Anthony Cole Training

Perfect practice prevents poor performance! To improve your overall sales effectiveness, you must become masterful at the skills required to be successful. In today's blog post, you will learn why perception and consistency are critical factors when it comes to upgrading your selling results. sales performance improving sales results How to Increase Sales consistent sales results increase sales cincinnati

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How Long Do I have To Prospect?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. In yesterday’s pos t, I looked at the validity of thinking that there is the best time or best day to prospect. I also suggested two steps you can take to begin optimizing your prospecting time while reducing the total time required.

Podcast 161: Colin Nanka On Resilience In Sales

John Barrows

This week, Colin Nanka from Salesforce joins us on the podcast. Colin has lived an amazing life and had some incredible experiences that have taught him the power of mental resilience. He’s taken lessons from these experiences and has applied them to his sales career.

How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

Bringing People Together Virtually During a Global Pandemic

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Gerard Lafond When we kicked off 2020, no one could have anticipated the rollercoaster this year would become.

How a Revenue Marketing Strategy Makes the Case for Marketing’s Budget

Sales Benchmark Index

In a survey of nearly 200 CMOs taken last year, the following question was asked – in what area of business leadership would you most like your influence to grow? Overwhelmingly, the most common answer was in the area of.

3 Keys to Dealing with Difficult Prospects

Mr. Inside Sales

I listen to a lot of calls each week that my clients send me. This week, I listened to a closing call from one of their reps, and here is how the prospect opened the call: Prospect: “Let me just tell you upfront that we’re looking at a lot of different options right now of which yours is just one…”. Then: “And also, I’m not the decision maker on this, I’m just an influencer. After this, I have to take this back to the board and let them know what I think.”.