September, 2019

Let’s Not Confuse Pipeline Trends with Individual Opportunities

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Data-driven models in sales can be a double-edged sword. While they do help create focus, especially across large swaths of data and opportunities, they also have limitations.

The 5 Stages of Developing and Launching a New Sales Strategy

Chorus.ai

There’s no way around it: Strategy is exciting

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How to Develop Critical Thinking Skills & Avoid Mistakes in Selling

Connect2Sell

As a sales coach, I spend a fair amount of time in the field observing sellers. As a researcher, I interview buyers and get their perspective on what sellers do during sales calls.

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How to Calculate Sales Headcount to Secure Reps and Make the Number

Sales Benchmark Index

Many sales leaders like you are deep into annual planning right now. As budgets are determined, can you confidently defend the sales rep headcount you have now? Or perhaps more importantly, can you make a strong case for additional people.

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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.

The Hottest Trends in Inside Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Giuseppe D’Angelo Inside sales have never been hotter, and the sales field is experiencing considerable change. Much of this is due to the technology that is beginning to drive the sales process much the way it has driven marketing for the past several years.

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More Trending

Factory worker or owner?

Sales 2.0

When I first started writing about sales in 2007 my main angle was that we should “bring science to selling”. As an engineer, I could not understand how we had applied virtually no science to how we sold. Everything seemed to be left up to the individual sales person.

7 Examples of Effective B2B Unique Selling Propositions

Zoominfo

It’s no overstatement to suggest that a unique selling proposition (USP) is the very soul of any marketing strategy. The notion dates back to the 1940s when advertisers started to explore the ways in which their marketing propositions influenced customers to buy from one company over another. .

Focus on the Critical Few KPIs and Avoid the Trivial Many

Sales Benchmark Index

Creation of a “Revenue Operations” Function.

9 Shrewd Negotiation Tips Proven to Close More Deals

Sales Hacker

Negotiating is one of the most important skills salespeople can develop, yet it’s often overlooked.

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.

A B2B Buyer’s ‘Do’s and Done’s’

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. We know the filters we apply to given scenarios directly impact the outcome, more correctly, our view of the outcome. The more aligned we are to the buyer’s perspective, the more effective we can be in introducing insights. Insights that inform the buyer based on their objectives.

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Playing Chess Instead of Checkers In Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Charles Brennan One of the fastest-growing sports in America is pickleball. However, many people are not familiar with the sport. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is a game resembling tennis in which two or four players use paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball, similar to a whiffle ball over a net. It is a lot of fun and very competitive.

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How Can I Tell If I Have Qualified Prospects?

The Sales Hunter

We cannot forget that not all prospects are created equal. Some prospects are actually not prospects at all, they’re just suspects in disguise. Everybody in sales cannot find enough time to prospect. If we’re already challenged for time, shouldn’t we focus our time on the best opportunities?

New Data Shows That Top Salespeople are 2800% Better at Disrupting the Flow

Understanding the Sales Force

Fish, rafts, kayaks, canoes, sailboats and swimmers all find much more success when they are moving with the wind or the current rather than going against it. sales competencies Dave Kurlan Consultative Selling selling tips objective management group

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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 a Marketing Leader Leverages Omnichannel

Sales Benchmark Index

As marketing leaders, it makes sense to explore multiple channels to reach your target audience. With so many options, it quickly becomes not only expensive but also difficult to manage. How do you decide which channels will be worth the.

Top Sales Skills And Qualities

MTD Sales Training

How do you increase value? You may think it’s by improving your product quality or better pricing strategies or better terms to customers. Instead, your real value lies in developing your overall sales skills, so you help your clients to improve their business over time.

Your Reaction To Objections Is Hardwired

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Our reaction to rejection is hardwired on a primal level. This means it is about managing yourself and your reactions, and less about managing the objection. You are better off learning to control your emotion, and think through the issue, and rely on your process.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Do This First in Sales!

Connect2Sell

Has this ever happened to you? critical thinking critical thinking in sales Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

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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?

Sales Management Tip of the Week: #26 Listen, Learn, and Laugh

Steven Rosen

Hello Steven Rosen here for my weekly sales management tip where each week I share one tip from my book 52 Sales Management Tips, The Sales Managers’ Success Guide. Today’s tip #26 is listen, learn and laugh a lot.

Want to be an “A” student?

Sales 2.0

There’s still plenty to do. Back in 2006 I coined the term “Sales 2.0” (see the logo on this website). My concept of Sales 2.0 was, and is, “taking the sales profession to the next level”. In my opinion we’ve come a long way since 2006 but we still have a long way to go.

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Will You Have Enough Leads in the Funnel to Make Your Number?

Sales Benchmark Index

Over the past few years, marketers are increasingly held responsible for revenue goals. If you’re like most CMOs, you can identify with at least one of these: You’re not sure how to calculate the number of leads you need to generate.

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The First Thing To Do With EVERY Objection You Face

MTD Sales Training

There’s a saying in negotiations that goes ‘The person in control of a conversation is the one asking the questions.’. Think about that for a moment and you can see the sense in it. When someone asks you a question, they immediately put you on a course of finding the answer.

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.

The Two Truths and a Lie of Prospecting

Anthony Cole Training

Prospecting for salespeople is often a struggle due to varying factors including their ability to stay committed to the process and overcome rejection. sales prospecting contacting prospects reaching prospects prospect outreach creating new sales opportunities

Critical Thinking Skills Examples in Sales: Asking Questions

Connect2Sell

This is part three in a series of posts about why and how to build critical thinking skills you can use to excel in selling. Be sure to bookmark the CONNECT2Sell Blog or subscribe to our weekly newsletter so you won’t miss these posts. Each one offers additional ways to build your mental might.

So, Where’s The Revenue?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. When you look at a football team, you would figure that if a team is in possession more time, running more yards than before, you would see more touchdowns and wins.

Why Relationships Matter in Sales and Business

The Sales Hunter

In our on-line world today, it’s easy to think that relationships aren’t as important as they used to be. I feel strongly that it’s the opposite, actually. Relationships are more important than ever, because most everything else in life has become automated.

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!

Is Your Contact Center a Cost or Value Center, and Who’s Counting?

Sales Benchmark Index

Regardless if your company is B2B or B2C, your customers navigate a myriad of channels to connect with your business. Whether those channels are owned by your company (your 800 number or LiveChat on your website), or a third party.

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Building Relationships In Business – 6 Useful Tips

MTD Sales Training

The building of relationships in business is the biggest common denominator when ascertaining how we can increase our sales with current and new clients.

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Practice Schedules: A Perfect Sales Productivity Tool

Anthony Cole Training

I started this series of articles by relating my experience coaching football to selling. It is my goal now each week to focus in on one of the 9 football related tools that can be applied to selling.

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