January, 2019

Yes, Gender is a Factor in B2B Buying Decisions: Selling to Men and to Women

DiscoverOrg Sales

Are there differences selling to men and women in a B2B sales process? That was the question we set out to discover. My husband and I are avid remodelers, which means I’ve spent a lot (A LOT) of time at Home Depot and Lowe’s over the last 15 years.

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Would you like to buy some Girl Scout Cookies? I did!

Jeffrey Gitomer

Paula Kearney just spent the weekend selling door to door. She made more than 150 sales. Paula is 7. Paula's success has her so pumped to sell more, her parents have to dampen her enthusiasm with the reality of homework, school, household chores and bedtime.

The Science of Strategy – What Steve Jobs and I Have in Common

Bernadette McClelland

Strategy is one of those words that, to a right brain creative like me, every now and then sends ‘this does not compute’ messages through the brain. Not dissimilar to a strategist hearing words such as ‘creativity’, I guess.

How to Be a Memorable Salesperson: Part 1

Connect2Sell

What does it mean to be memorable? sales strategies sales questions sales process sales effectiveness

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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.

Dave Kurlan's 10 Surefire New Years Resolutions For All Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

Like most people, this year I intend to make good on my New Year’s resolution. It’s actually more of a life resolution than it is a New Year’s resolution in much the same way that salespeople should make theirs a career resolution. If it’s important enough then it shouldn't be for only one year.

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A Critical Mistake In Handle Prospecting Objections

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. People will tell you that the number one reason sellers do not like to prospect, specifically telephone prospecting, is rejection.

Are Small Business Owners Salespeople in Disguise?

Jeffrey Gitomer

The success of a small business rests on the owner's ability to sell. Small business owners have about 50 different hats to wear, but sales is the biggest hat an entrepreneur wears. Actually without the sales hat, the other hats are useless.

Crikey, I Shipped It!

Bernadette McClelland

I have always said to my kids, ‘behave yourself because you never know who’s watching’. Like all kids, without fail, they listen to their mum (she says tongue in cheek!). But the point I am making is you never know who is watching you.

How to Be a Memorable Salesperson Part 2: Collaborate With Buyers

Connect2Sell

Being memorable in sales translates into making more sales. This 12-part series on how to be a memorable salesperson includes specific ways you can make yourself stand out to buyers.

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Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

The Top 8 Requirements for Becoming a Great Salesperson

Understanding the Sales Force

If you're young enough, some of the questions in the first few paragraphs won't apply because you haven't experienced the world without the innovations mentioned below. Don't let that prevent you from reading this because after the milestones, we'll get to the good selling stuff.

Implementing an Advocacy Process as Part of Customer Success

Sales Benchmark Index

Advocacy is on fire! Because harnessing passion from advocates is an authentic way to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth. Research from the Demand Gen Report shared that as much as 84% of buyers seek input from their peers.

To Err Is Human

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I have written in the past about how “ perfection is overrated.” The quicker you realize that the more productive you’ll be. As with many things in sales, it comes down to focus. There is no secret that I am big on execution, but always with the question “To what end?”

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Don't Dread Cold Calls, Laugh Them Off.

Jeffrey Gitomer

You will no longer dread the dreaded cold call after you read this column several hundred thousand times. There is a fear and dislike many salespeople have when it comes to cold calling.

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.

Friday Five - Better Time Management for Sellers

Score More Sales

We all have the same number of hours in a week – 168, yet some of us get more done than others. Here is a quick look at how to be more productive – share your ideas with us on LinkedIn or Twitter. Sales Productivity profession of sales time management

How to Use the Tech Stack to Displace Competitors

DiscoverOrg Sales

More data = more noise, amirite? More stuff to comb through, more “analysis paralysis,” more time wasted. It’s a comment Brandon Battey hears all the time.

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Is Buying From You Too Risky?

The Sales Heretic

I have weird feet. Seriously. My forefeet are wide, I have very long toes, and my right foot is nearly a half size larger than my left. Which makes shoe shopping a challenge. Roughly 98% of the shoes I try on don’t fit comfortably. So when I recently purchased several pairs of shoes online, I [.].

Hiring Additional Sales Reps is Not the Only Way to Make Your Number in 2019

Sales Benchmark Index

Entering 2019 your organization has aggressive revenue goals. You are on the hook to deliver a human capital recommendation that can support the aggressive plan.

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.

13-Part Series: How to Be a Memorable Salesperson

Connect2Sell

There’s no such thing as a natural-born salesperson. sales success sales tricks

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Can't Close the Sale? Whose Fault is It?

Jeffrey Gitomer

Are you blaming the prospect when you can't close? Are you telling the boss it's the prospect's fault that you can't set an appointment, or they won't order now?

Success is Not a Resolution but a Revolution!

Anthony Cole Training

Sales success starts with a resolution, but finishes with a revolution. time management habits for success sales metrics sales attitude Selling Attitude

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Size Matters: Digging in to Employee Counts and Social Media Discrepancies

DiscoverOrg Sales

If you work in sales and marketing, I’ll bet you think a company’s employee count on LinkedIn is the absolute best way to determine how many employees work at that company. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: It’s not the best way. I would know.

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.

Nine Attitudes for Sales Success

The Sales Heretic

Ask any sales expert, and they’ll tell you that the right attitude is essential for success. But it’s not just one attitude that’s necessary—there are several. I would suggest there are nine different—but related—attitudes you need to nurture in order to be successful in sales.

Does Lack of Intelligence Put Your Corporate Strategy at Risk?

Sales Benchmark Index

As CEO, you are responsible for driving your corporate strategic direction: You identify objectives and goals, initiatives and timelines. You identify budget allocations and expected ROIs. You set revenue targets both short and long term. You are placing a big bet on being a.

How to Be a Memorable Salesperson Part 3: Personalize Your Pitch

Connect2Sell

This 12-part series is all about standing out. sales pitch sales effectiveness

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8.5 Qualities of a Sales Leader. How Many Have You Got?

Jeffrey Gitomer

Take me to your leader. If you have one. Are you a leader? Do you aspire to be one? Are you a true leader or a leader in name (or title) only? Leadership is the true challenge for the next decade.

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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.

4 Negotiation Strategies to Help Your Sales Process

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Dean Kaplan As the head of a collections agency, I work with many different kinds of businesses. One thing many businesses with collection issues have in common is that they focus too strongly on making a sale, and not strongly enough on improving their sales process.

Top 13 Requirements to Help You Soar as a Sales Manager

Understanding the Sales Force

In my last article I shared the t op 8 requirements for becoming a great salesperson. Wow, did that resonate with people and there was a great discussion about it on LinkedIn. In addition to that, I received a number of emails asking, what are the requirements for becoming a great sales manager?

Seven Steps to Creating a Powerful Prospecting Plan

The Sales Heretic

Do you have a prospecting plan? If you want to boost your sales, it can be a huge help. A prospecting plan is like a business plan for your sales efforts. It’s a planning tool that helps you sketch out your goals, your best prospects, how to reach them, and more. Sound complicated? Don’t worry, [.].