July, 2019

If You Have No Problem with Generating Revenue, You May Have a Pricing Opportunity

Sales Benchmark Index

Are you growing faster than your competitors? Have you started the year off blowing out your plan? If you answer yes, congrats, you have a good “problem” on your hands. What CEO doesn’t want to grow even faster? It gets the.

Winning Your Prospect’s Prospect

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. We’re all familiar with the expression “ The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Not a moto for successful selling and retention, but maybe it has some purpose. At the core, the concept points how two unrelated parties can band together for a common cause.

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6 Sales Phrases That Are Killing Your Deals (& What to Say Instead)

Sales Hacker

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Overcoming Your Fear of Sharing Insights

Anthony Iannarino

Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition contains a chapter about Capturing Mindshare or, put another way, shaping the lens through which your dream client views their business, their challenges, and their opportunities.

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Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

Summer Sales Slow? Five Things to do NOW!

Mr. Inside Sales

I don’t know about you, but right after July the 4 th. business seems to slow down and then it limps along until September. There is business to be had, of course, but the excitement and urgency of the first half of the year seems to have evaporated in the heat of the days. What happened?

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8 Things Your Channel Can Learn From American History

Allbound

America—now one of the strongest countries in the world, took a winding path of growth, downfall, and innovation before becoming one of the world’s powerhouses. Although strong, we can all admit that not everything in American history has the shine of perfection upon it.

Asking Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: David L. Varner We ask for things all the time…asking your dog to sit and stay, or your kids to go bed. Do you get what you want? Simply stated, it’s asking someone to do something. Here’s another: Rule One in sales is: “Did you ask for the order?”. Sound familiar?

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The Ultimate Guide to Asking Sales Questions (And 29 Questions You Can Use Today)

Gong.io

Are you looking for a rich list of sales questions you can use today? Sweet, because we have you covered. . Not only that, but you’ll also learn how and when to use these questions. In fact, we’re going to start with that foundation.

Cold Calling Never Went Out Of Style

Partners in Excellence

Recently, someone made a comment saying, “It’s interesting to see cold calling coming back into style… ” The comment startled me, and I can see where the speaker was coming from, but I couldn’t have disagreed more. The reality is cold calling has never gone out of style.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

New Quarter and New Goals

Score More Sales

At the start of another new quarter, there are always those hopes and dreams for a big outcome in a few short months

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In The Beginning

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Every journey has a beginning, middle and an end, and this is true for a buying cycle and sales cycle. And while it may work for Zen and motorcycles , in sales, it is not about the journey but the destination, the win.

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Transforming the Seller Experience Through Sales Enablement

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Ray Oram, Global VP of Sales Enablement for IBM, joins us to discuss how to transform the seller experience. Traditionally, sales enablement groups have spent their time working on budgets, supporting sellers through training, developing digital assets, and knowledge sharing.

Six Ways Of Dealing With A Client Who Won’t See You

MTD Sales Training

It may sound strange, but there will be people you know you can help who will refuse to meet with you! How dare they! Don’t they know you have their holy grail, the answer to their prayers, the very thing they have been looking for?

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

How to Make Your Value Proposition Stronger

Jill Konrath

How can you tell if you have a weak value proposition? One telltale sign is that virtually no one responds to your emails or gets back to you on the phone. Selling Tools

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Promoted! New Sales Manager Training for Your Ongoing Development

Connect2Sell

his series has focused on a wide variety of topics that will help you succeed as a new sales manager. That’s the short-term view. In this post, we’re looking longer term, too, so you’ll be preparing yourself for your next-level job even as you settle into this one.

Friday Five – Getting Your Buyers Attention

Score More Sales

We all have buyers and future buyers who stop replying to us – for a myriad of reasons. Some of the biggest reasons are: They just don’t see enough value to spend time communicating. Sales Skills grow revenue profession of sales

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Ignoring The Buyers’ State of Readiness

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I’d like you to take a look at the marketing material or collateral you use to prospect and sell. For many, you will find one piece or set aimed at your market. Some will have iterations based on the role of someone in the decision process.

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Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

Fishing for Sales Prospects

Anthony Cole Training

Sales and marketing go hand-in-hand. Without leads, salespeople will have a hard time selling. Without marketing, salespeople will have a difficult time sharing their product and features with prospective clients.

What Do I Need to Do to Become Great at Prospecting?

The Sales Hunter

Below is a list of 20 things I have found in common with the top 1% of all sales prospectors. Notice that each item on the list is an action. That’s right, they are things you can do! To be great at prospecting, you don’t have to be born with the “sales gene.”

5 Reasons Why Your Pricing Vendor Needs Sales Expertise

Sales Benchmark Index

Driving effective cross-functional interlocks is a best practice for B2B organizations looking to accelerate revenue growth. However, one interlock that often gets overlooked in go-to-market transformations is the relationship between Sales and Pricing. Too often, Sales views Pricing as a.

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Promoted! How to Develop a Sales Team

Connect2Sell

As sales manager, you can focus on the short-term and drive sales results to meet this period’s goals. It’s a lather-rinse-repeat approach, and you’ll be doing exactly the same thing next period and next year.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Contributing to the Sales Community – Gartner Style

Score More Sales

Today, like yesterday, has been professional development for me, and it made me wonder about how you and your sales team go about learning and gaining new perspectives. Professional Development

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Email Should Serve Not Disturb

The Pipeline

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Sales Coaching for the Sales Coaches

Anthony Cole Training

In this article, we focus on Sales Coaching for Sales Coaches. Often, in sales, the sales manager is not held to the same standards as those on the sales force.

10 Key to Prospecting Success

The Sales Hunter

Ask salespeople what their number one issue is and you’ll probably hear, “getting good prospects.” Here’s a simple fact: you can’t close a sale until you have someone to sell to. So what does it take to successfully prospect?

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

How To Educate Your Buyer With New Perspectives

MTD Sales Training

We often encounter prospects who are comfortable. By that, I mean they are happy with their current situation and don’t want, or need, to change their perspective. In these situations, salespeople often find it difficult to progress the conversation.

Promoted! Leadership Training for Sales Managers

Connect2Sell

You already know that your actions significantly impact sales performance. As a sales manager, there’s a cause-and-effec t for nearly every thing you do. The problem is that you may not know how the pieces fit together.

Creating Unforgettable Moments in Key Phases of Your Customer Journey

Sales Benchmark Index

Market-leading companies develop and execute on strategies that are aligned to their customers expressed and unexpressed needs. This is often captured in a Customer Journey Map. While this tool is frequently used to prioritize operational improvement efforts, to deliver on.