October, 2017

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

Sales Benchmark Index

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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.

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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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?)

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.

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.

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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.

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.

10 Ways Sales Managers Motivate And Demotivate Their Teams

MTD Sales Training

A sales manager on one of our leadership programmes was asked what he considered to be his biggest priority at work. We thought he would have said ‘hitting targets’ like everyone else had said on the programme. This sales manager said something rather intriguing. He said that his biggest priority had to be keeping his team motivated and inspired. That was because, if he managed to achieve a highly-motivated team, it was much easier to achieve his targets.

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.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

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

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.

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

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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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Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

7 “Innocent” Habits Of Failing Sales Directors

MTD Sales Training

Sales Directors and Sales Managers rarely get to their positions simply through loyalty or length of time served. They’ve most likely been in the sales world themselves and been an excellent sales person. But this doesn’t mean they will necessarily make it as a manager or director of business. Indeed, there are many people who direct or manage sales , and they are simply in the wrong position. The Peter Principle, originated by Laurence J.

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.

Do You Sell Confidence? If Not, You’re Not Selling!

The Sales Hunter

How confident are you in the outcomes you can help your customers achieve? After finishing speaking to an audience recently, I was approached by a salesperson who was seen by his company as a high achiever. This person had won numerous awards and was viewed as a rock star by his peers. Within a minute […]. Blog leadership Prospecting confidence leader sales

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?

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Slow Down the Customer to Win the Deal

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Time To Get Around To It

The Pipeline

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

What Great Key Account Managers Do Daily

MTD Sales Training

Key Account Managers (KAM) are the lifeblood of any organisation wanting to grow and develop their network and a loyal client base. Excellence in the role often comes from natural characteristics, but is also forged through building skills that are shown on a daily basis. These then become habits, and it’s this habitual alignment of skills, attitudes and motives that increases the successful results of any KAM. So, what do successful KAMs do daily that assists in their success?

Distraction Engagement and Selling Efficiency

Understanding the Sales Force

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Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.” In this webinar, sales enablement expert Mike Kunkle will break down how modern technology removes the need for ILT in sales training - and will also explain how to effectively integrate ILT into your modern training, if you want to continue using it!

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

Great Thoughts on Sales, Business and Success IX

The Sales Heretic

There’s a lot of wisdom, insight, encouragement, and humor out there. Here’s another sampling of my favorite quips and quotes. “If If you are not building value, you are losing sales.”—Laurie Laurie Brown “When starting out, don’t worry about not having enough money.

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10 questions your Key Accounts will be asking you!

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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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Supercharge Your Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO, Sales Readiness Group, and David Jacoby, President, Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training, but many sales leaders report a low ROI from their sales training initiatives. Join us, along with Ray Makela and David Jacoby from Sales Readiness Group, as they break down the five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

Tips On Cold Calling – The Cold Calling Tips Cheat Sheet

MTD Sales Training

Want some tips on cold calling? Here’s the cold calling cheat sheet! I must receive about 20+ emails each month that ask me for specific help and guidance on cold calling so here are some top tips: Sound Like A Human Being. Try not to sound like a robotic cold caller. That’s what 95% of the cold callers sound like. You need to sound as though you are just calling up a colleague for a chat rather than a “have I got a deal for you” salesperson!

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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When Should I Discount to Close a Deal?

The Sales Hunter

Let’s face it — there’s not one salesperson who has not struggled with this issue. You’re thinking, “If I just discount the price, I will be able to close the deal.” ” Does this hit home with you? I suspect it does, as it’s one of the most common issues thrown at me when I’m speaking […]. Blog pricing Professional Selling Skills Prospecting discount discounting price value