October, 2017

Chairs are Dead—and Other B2B Marketing Hogwash

Pointclear

In 2015, I wrote this blog for Sales & Marketing Magazine: Dead is Dead (in Sales & Marketing). It seemed like, suddenly, a lot of things were dying: cold calling was dead; telephone prospecting was dead; outbound marketing was dead … many said that even marketing was dead. Maybe I was just sensitive. I mean, I grew up at a time when Paul McCartney was supposedly dead (he, thankfully, lives on). Poetry was dead. The theater was dead.

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Pipeline – Stand And Defend

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. Lately I have had a chance to sit in on a number of “opportunity reviews”, and it is interesting how the format and tools have changed, the plot and the theme have not changed much beyond the costumes, props, and players. Real or Fantasy.

Sales Leaders Can Close Big Deals in Q4 by Reducing Customer Risk

Sales Benchmark Index

Article Sales Strategy

5 Reasons Your Account Based Sales Team Flunked Referral Selling

No More Cold Calling

Pointing fingers doesn’t change anything. Why don’t account based selling teams ask for referrals? Why is asking for referrals ad hoc and not a discipline? It makes no sense at all, because every sales leader and account based sales rep knows that referrals are their hottest leads and best business.

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This strategy will help you crush your sales numbers in 2018: Executing with Excellence

Steven Rosen

How would you like to crush your sales numbers in 2018? In this Executive Briefing, executing with excellence , I am going to share three steps to doing so. Sales managers, sales executives, sales and marketing executives, this message is for you.

Distraction Engagement and Selling Efficiency

Understanding the Sales Force

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What’s My Future In Sales?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. There is a lot of discussion around the role of technology in sales, advances in AI (you decide what the A stands for), and its impact on the role of and future of sales people.

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Go After the Right Accounts to Make Your Number

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us for today’s show is Matt Slonaker, the Executive Vice President Business Development and Marketing for Chronos Solutions. Matt is an executive leader with extensive experience in turnarounds and knows how to generate revenue growth with the unique blend.

Why Your Account Based Sales Team Will Never Be Good at Referrals

No More Cold Calling

Does your sales team struggle to get referrals? Here’s why. When I read a checklist of account based sales development strategies that omitted referral selling, I asked the creator why. After a long pause, her response was, “I don’t know.” That sent me over the top.

Effective Sales Coaching

Steven Rosen

Hey Steven coming at you right again with my next Executive Briefing. Last time I spoke to you about coaching and the quantity of coaching. How many days should a manager spend in the field?

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.

The 5 Biggest Sales Hiring Mistakes and the Top 5 Resume Claims That are Fake

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. I always enjoy reading articles that expose things I don't know about topics I enjoy, like 7 Unsung Built-in Gems in Mac OS X.

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Lessons from the NFL on How to Close More Business

Inside Sales Training

Ahhhhh…. The NFL football season is underway. We are a few weeks in, and there is still hope for all teams! Players and coaches are watching game and practice film to find ways to help players get better.

I Need Some Help

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. Despite the state of discourse in general these days, in a one on one settings, like a sales meeting for instance, most people are helpful by nature.

What’s the Opposite of a Good Idea?

The Sales Heretic

If your instinctive response to this question is “A bad idea,” then you’re missing out on opportunities to boost your sales. Because we don’t live in a binary, good/bad, either/or world. We live in an incredibly rich, diverse, complex world filled with unlimited possibilities.

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.

3 Hidden Secrets About Key Account Management

No More Cold Calling

Account based selling is an art, not a science. Attracting key accounts is the #1 challenge for account based selling teams. (No No big shocker there, right?)

Sales Reps are CRITICAL to Company Success

Score More Sales

Your sales reps – be they inside sellers, field sales, or otherwise are critically important to the success of your planned revenue growth for a very simple reason: A significant portion of the buying journey is done without sales involved and that won’t change. B2B Sales Productivity company success

Sales Compensation: Are You In Line or Off The Rail?

Sales Benchmark Index

Sales Strategy

Why Do Salespeople Use Facts and Logic to Combat Objections?

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. The easy answer to the title question is that they have been trained to do that since they first arrived at sales kindergarten.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Time To Get Around To It

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca.

How to Boost Your Fourth Quarter Sales

The Sales Heretic

The fourth quarter is already upon us. Are your sales where you’d like them to be? Want to finish the year strong? Listen to my appearance on Breakthrough Radio with Michele Price.

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How to Handle: “I want to speak to some references.”

Inside Sales Training

How do you deal with the “I need to speak to some references” objection? Do you cave in and happily send your prospect two or three clients who are satisfied with your product or service? And if you do, have you ever found that some of those prospects never call you back?

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All Data is Not Created Equal: Independent Case Study Proves Why Quality Beats Quantity

DiscoverOrg Sales

For years, sales and marketing teams have been spending money to buy lead generation tools and contact data to grow their email marketing database.

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.

Slow Down the Customer to Win the Deal

Sales Benchmark Index

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Year-End Mistakes You Need to Avoid

The Sales Hunter

How are you looking to finish your year? There’s time left, but we need to be careful for fear of making a fatal mistake that dooms the year. A few years ago I was working with a CEO and his 8-person sales team to help them close the year on target. The CEO was blunt […]. Blog Closing a Sale Professional Selling Skills closing a sale number quota sales year-end

It’s Not A Race

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. It is easy to see why people in sales, at all levels, are infatuated by speed, or as the hipsters say, velocity.

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Customers Love to Buy so Why Do Salespeople Struggle to Sell Them?

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. I just returned from the local car dealer. Have you ever noticed how happy people are when they are buying things? What about you? How did you feel the last time you took delivery of your new car? Was it the new car smell? The finish? The wheels? The look? The brand?

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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.

The Sales Enablement Market Is Consolidating – and It’s a Good Thing

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jason Liu Sales enablement software has been around for a while now. You may already have a solution in place for your company, you may be looking for one, or maybe you’re just familiar with the term. What you might not know, however, is that the sales enablement market is poised for a major paradigm shift that will forever alter sales enablement platform strategies and set the industry on a new path. History of the Sales Enablement Market.

The Truth About Why Salespeople Get No Respect

No More Cold Calling

Here’s how to stop losing deals. Sales leaders complain that their account based sales teams don’t get enough qualified leads, their pipelines are fluff, gatekeepers block their access to the C-suite, and the sales process is way too long.

10 questions your Key Accounts will be asking you!

Sales Benchmark Index

Article Sales Strategy

Do You Even Qualify to Be Called a Salesperson?

The Sales Hunter

I’m proud to be in sales. In fact, I’m not just proud — I’m very proud. But I admit that wasn’t the case early in my career. I got into sales only because I couldn’t afford car insurance due to my driving record, and I took a sales job purely because they offered me a […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospecting sales salesperson

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.