July, 2018

The Savvy Sales Pro’s 5-Point Guide to Overcoming Objections

DiscoverOrg Sales

If you’re dealing with an objection, congratulations! You are working with a decision-maker who has some skin in the game, and they’re taking your proposal seriously. That’s exactly where you want to be. A study from Gong.io

Secrets & Techniques of Closing the Sale & Handling Price Objections

Mr. Inside Sales

Five Hidden Secrets behind the Price Objection. By Mike Brooks, [link]. Learn the top secrets of closing the sale with proven training, techniques, rebuttals, responses and tips of effectively handling and overcoming the most common price objections.

Latest Data Shows Most Salespeople Would be Fired or Arrested if they Worked in Accounting

Understanding the Sales Force

It's summer so they're digging up streets, repaving roads, and repairing bridges. That leads to epic traffic jams, long commutes and tremendous amounts of frustration. And you're late! I've been doing my best impression of the digging, without the paving and repairing. Ten of my last fourteen articles have been based on Objective Management Group's (OMG) data from the evaluations of 1.8 million sales professionals and like the road work, we're gonna dig some more today!

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What Are the Right Metrics to Track for Customer Success?

Sales Benchmark Index

You have oceans of customer data, but how do you turn it into actionable insights that you use to drive your strategy? While long-term, you need to create a data infrastructure where this can be linked, maintained, and reported on.

What Awesome Sales Managers are Doing to Crush It!

Speaker: Steven Rosen, MBA, Author, Executive Coach, Speaker, and Top 50 Sales Influencer

If you're tired of continually pushing your sales reps to do more, working countless hours, and still not getting the results that you desire, then this webinar is for you. Join Steven Rosen, Founder and CEO of STAR Results, to discover the key to consistently crushing your sales goals!

This is How Brilliant Sales Leaders Handle Surprises

Pipeliner

Building a sales organization that is able to respond to “the unexpected” is one of the most challenging roles for leaders to play in today’s environment. Market dynamics are significantly different than in the past where there were greater continuity and relatively less unpredictability. Today it is commonplace to see multiple new technologies shot into markets simultaneously; each ripping market flow with massive disruption.

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6 Discovery Call Questions To Help You Prioritize Your Pipeline

Sales Hacker

Below are six examples of sales discovery questions you should ask your prospects for an accelerated sales process. In sales, it’s normal to spend hours rehearsing for an upcoming demo and fine-tuning the deck. But when it comes to the discovery call , many of us assume we can wing it.

How to Set Sales Pay Levels in 5 Easy Steps

Xactly

Having worked in consulting for a number of years, the question I get asked most frequently is “how is our pay compared to our direct competitors and to the market?”

Digital Era of Sales Management

Pipeliner

The Digital Era of Sales Management. “If If you’re a leader in today’s world, whether you’re a government leader or a business leader, you have to focus on the fact that this is the biggest technology transition ever. This digital era of sales management will dwarf what’s occurred in the information era and the value of the Internet today.

The Sales Letter Will Work if You Get it Write.

Jeffrey Gitomer

How important is a sales letter/email? Presentation Skills

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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.

16 Ways to Deal with Frustration

The Sales Heretic

The road to success isn’t straight, level, or smooth. There are bumps and potholes. Hills and curves. Dead-ends and detours. And as a result, we all get frustrated from time to time.

Treat yourself to some social selling

Sales 2.0

OK I need to come out of the closet. In the last two posts I did a bunch of math. I wanted to boil down cold calling vs. social selling data so we could do a somewhat fair comparison. Here’s the punchline. Cold calling: 11 hours to get an appointment. Social selling: 3 hours to get an appointment.

Do I Really Need Another Rep?

Sales Benchmark Index

I need quick growth. My current reps are good, but coverage is unsaturated. . Shouldn’t I just add another headcount? Isn’t that the quickest route to revenue? Add another rep, drop them into a territory? My on boarding process takes a.

What You Can do TODAY to Build Sales Pipeline This Quarter

DiscoverOrg Sales

If you’re singing the Blues after Q2 , it’s time to change your tune. Even if you hit your sales goal, the new quarter is still a great time to take stock of wins and losses … AND start building your pipeline for a quota-crushing Q3. It starts today.

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 4 Most Common Buyer Types (And How To Sell To Them!)

MTD Sales Training

One feature of modern, relationship selling is that we need to understand about peoples’ preferred buying behaviour if we are to sell to more of them. It is a fact that people buy differently. Some people prefer to buy quickly, others slowly. Some people need a lot of information and detail, for others a sheet of A4 with bullet points is all the information they need. Some buyers make purchases on impulse; others take their time and try to avoid risk.

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Learn to listen in two words.Shut up!

Jeffrey Gitomer

It's amazing how much you can learn by just keeping quiet. People think you're smarter if you're quiet. When you keep quiet, people will often ask if everything's OK. Listening

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Why You Don’t Want a Level Playing Field

The Sales Heretic

People in business often use the cliché, “a level playing field” to express their desire for a fair and equitable marketplace in which to compete. But who the hell really wants that?

Social calling math

Sales 2.0

This post is a bit of a continuation from last week’s post. In that post I did some math. The math was about the conversion rates of cold calling based on data I have collected over the last few years from others and my own sales team.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Get Your Sales Staff into the Field

Sales Benchmark Index

As a leader of Sales Operations or Sales Enablement, how many times have you heard your sales teams say: “You all have no clue what we go through in the field!” ” This is a common theme in any company that sells a.

Confirming and Controlling Meetings (Specific Technique)

John Barrows

Nothing is more frustrating than prospecting all day long to find that needle-in-the-haystack potential client who finally agrees to schedule a meeting with you only to have them never show up.

Latest Data - Strong Salespeople Score 375% Better Than Weak Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

Some of you might have seen Bryce Harper's incredible last-minute barrage of home runs in the 2018 All-Star game. It's one of the highlights of summer! Today I give you a barrage of my own with three killer videos and a powerful data-packed article.

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Elements of a Cold Call That Can Make Them Hot.

Jeffrey Gitomer

Cold calling is one of the most difficult parts of selling. To be successful at the science of cold calling you must first define the elements, functions and formulas that comprise the call. Then, like all other sciences, experiment (practice) until you have a method that works. Cold Calling

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.

Are You Scary Enough?

The Sales Heretic

Most of the time, we salespeople want to be warm, friendly, and caring. We want to be liked and well-received. But warm and fuzzy doesn’t always get the job done. Sometimes, we need to be scary. Because sometimes prospects don’t appreciate the dangers of not acting.

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Cold calling math

Sales 2.0

Today’s post is going to include a few numbers. I’ve actually gone a step further than I’ve gone before in this post and boiled everything down to time, which is the “ultimate currency” for us humans.

The CRO’s Role in Merging Two Sales Organizations

Sales Benchmark Index

Returning to join our CEO, Matt Sharrers, in The Studio is JD Miller, Chief Revenue Officer for Motus. Previously, JD unpacked his successful transformation of the sales organization at Bravo Solutions. In today’s episode, Matt and JD demonstrate how to integrate.

Stop Doing What You’re “Supposed To Do”

John Barrows

Too many of us get stuck going through the motions in life/business/sales and just do what we think we’re supposed to do. I have two examples, one personally and one professionally, that made me stop and think otherwise. First the personal story.

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.

Elite Salespeople are 200% Better in These 3 Sales Competencies

Understanding the Sales Force

Professional athletes have one trait in common - they are all very athletic and their skills are among the top several hundred in the world in their particular sport. For example, in Major League Baseball, there are 30 teams with 25 players each, making those ball players the top 750 in the world. Dig a little deeper and in each sport there is an even smaller subset of players who are all-stars.

You are now under my power (statement).

Jeffrey Gitomer

What is a power statement? Closing

Handling & Overcoming Common Objections in Phone Cold Call Prospecting

Mr. Inside Sales

Avoid Rejection While Prospecting with this One Technique. By Mike Brooks, [link]. Discover sales training with best tips, rebuttal techniques and responses on how to go about handling and overcoming most common objections in phone cold call prospecting.