May, 2019

Timing is Everything

John Barrows

The more experienced I get in business the more I realize how important timing is with almost everything. I can’t tell you how many ideas I’ve heard about (or come up with myself) that were great ideas at the time, but failed because the market wasn’t ready for them. Good Ideas, Bad Timing.

Own Your Time

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Time is a truly critical element of sales success, yet too many take a very passive approach to their time. If not careful, time can be stolen by or wasted on the wrong opportunities.

10 Things You Can Do to Prospect Faster

The Sales Hunter

We all wish every lead turned into a great prospect and in less time. You probably also want it all to take you less time than it takes to decide what you want to eat for lunch. That would be the greatest customer, right? Yes, in a perfect world, that could happen.

Is Your Value Proposition Strong Enough?

Jill Konrath

I was eating lunch with the new president of a large manufacturing company. She was well aware of the work I’d done with their sales organization. So when I asked about her biggest challenge, I assumed we’d be talking sales. Instead, she answered, “Waste.”. Selling Tools

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.

How Top Salespeople Anticipate and Manage Resistance

Understanding the Sales Force

Last week Tom Hopkins shared a post on LinkedIn that resembled what I have said so many times. He said, " The art of selling involves two jobs: Job One is to reduce sales resistance and the other is to increase sales acceptance.".

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Promoted! Effective Sales Management Begins with Letting Go

Connect2Sell

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Your Numbers Suck

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. You hear it said a lot in different fields of endeavour, “their numbers” or “his numbers” suck. Told in the abstract about a ballplayer you can understand what they mean.

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33 Things You Should Be Proud Of

The Sales Heretic

Pride is a tricky thing. Many religious texts—and religious leaders—decry it. In fact, it’s one of the “Seven Deadly Sins,” along with greed, lust, envy, sloth, reality TV, and ordering red wine with fish. It goes before a fall and it pairs well with Prejudice. Sometimes we have to swallow it. (I

Hit Sales Growth Goals and All Other Problems Go Away

Anthony Cole Training

Disconnect in the business world is pretty common. But, that doesn't mean it should be. Specifically in sales, your job as a leader is to create a model that benefits both the company and the salespeople that work there. So, how do you do this?

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.

What to Do with the Salespeople Who Become Your Biggest Problem

Understanding the Sales Force

Friday Five – Ways to Shorten Your Sales Cycle

Score More Sales

We know of eleven factors that historically have shortened sales cycles, based on research done by Objective Management Group. Here are a few to think about: sales process sales strategy complex sales

Promoted! Sales Manager Goals and Objectives

Connect2Sell

As a sales manager, you’re responsible for delivering results. Leading people starts with leading yourself and making choices that truly get the right results the right way. delegating for development leadership development manager or leader sales goals new sales manager sales managers

Better Use Of Your Time

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. On Tuesday I posted about the need for salespeople to own their own time. Had a number of folks reach out to see what steps they can take to ensure they are maximizing from this resource.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

A Partner Strategy Without Sales Operations Alignment Is Destined for Trouble

Sales Benchmark Index

Are Your Sales Operations Chaotic? It is a story told time and time again. As a Sales Operations leader in your organization, every day feels like an uphill battle. You have KPI’s to hit and leadership is looking for results.

Your Competitor is Not Who You Think It Is

The Sales Hunter

You probably think your competitor is the big evil company that just came out with a more superior product than yours. That big evil company is not your primary competitor. Your two biggest competitors are: 1. Your own self-limiting doubts about what you can’t do.

Dave Kurlan's 23 Steps to Improved Channel Sales

Understanding the Sales Force

When you purchase a car, do you consider yourself a customer of the dealer you bought or leased it from, the auto maker, or both? Dave Kurlan channel sales

How to Make a Sales Contest Effective

Score More Sales

We just kicked off our Summer Sales Challenge concept and figure that you’d like to know more about HOW to do it now that you understand the why of doing it. Since we don’t believe in “silver bullets” –. Sales Ideas & Skills Sales Productivity grow revenue

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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.

Sell More! New Online Training—Early Bird Pricing!

Mr. Inside Sales

Want to get your team excited about selling again? Would you like to be motivated to pick up the phone instead of sending yet another email? Do you want to be confident when speaking with gatekeepers and decision makers? Are you ready to double or even triple your sales—in 2019? You can.

How Is Your Sales Commentary?

The Pipeline

The post How Is Your Sales Commentary? appeared first on TiborShanto.com. 04 - General Sales Attitude execution Tibor Shanto Video

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Understanding Your Customer’s Story with Listening Paths

Sales Benchmark Index

Messaging Pipelines. When I was younger, I would often play “The Telephone Game” with my friends. You whisper a phrase to one person, who whispers it to another, and so on until the last person in the line repeats the message.

Who Makes a Great Prospect? 4 Questions You Must Answer

The Sales Hunter

You cannot afford to waste your time with prospects that will not become your customers. Your time is too valuable! All prospects are not the same. The sooner you know who is good and who isn’t, the better off you will be.

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.

10 Reasons Why Salespeople Hallucinate

Understanding the Sales Force

I was in the basement of our home looking for something when I saw it. It moved left to right, low, between the stored Christmas trees. I took another look and this time it moved right to left. Each time I moved, it moved. I breathed a sigh of relief when I realized it wasn't a critter but a shadow that I was casting. I saw something that simply wasn't there. A figment of my imagination. You could even call it a hallucination.

Promoted! Sales Team Management Tips for Turnaround Teams

Connect2Sell

In this series for new sales managers, we’re about to look at sales team management tips for turnaround teams … teams that aren’t performing well. coaching leadership skills sales leadership sales management

Close More Sales with this One Training Tip

Mr. Inside Sales

Do you want to be a top producer in sales? If yes, then do what I did: Get the best training you can and use what you learn. Enroll yourself or your team in next week’s 7-week online training program. See it here.

How I Prospect Every Day

John Barrows

I always refer to myself as a sales rep who happens to train rather than a trainer who happens to sell. While the days of making 400 cold calls a week (and they were truly cold calls) are over, I still prospect every single day to keep a big fat pipeline.

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!

7 Sales Demo Tips for Selling Software

DiscoverOrg Sales

Your SaaS product is new! Exciting! It will save future customers time and money! So why doesn’t anyone want a demo? “It’s It’s like trying to schedule a meeting for buying a time-share!” says Director of Sales Michael Veschio.

How Do I Get Past the Gatekeeper?

The Sales Hunter

If there is one type of person every salesperson has more than a few pain-filled stories about, it is the gatekeeper. Relax! I’ve experienced my share of this too. You can’t make too many sales calls of any type without encountering one.

The New Salesenomics

Understanding the Sales Force

Back in the 1960's it made sense for gasoline prices to be discounted down to the nearest 9/10 of a cent because gas prices ranged between 17.9 to 18.9 cents. But when gas prices are around $3.00 per gallon, how does 9/10 cent continue to make sense? Some habits die really hard.