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

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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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.

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.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Podcast 116: Sales Lessons From Coaching The Yankees With Coach Dana Cavalea

John Barrows

This week it’s an honor to have Coach Dana Cavalea on the podcast. He’s spent years working with the Yankees on their strength and conditioning, working with elite athletes every day. We’re talking about people who win every day.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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!

Stop Blowing Half Your First Calls!

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Prospects expect to see product/demo and pricing on the first call. Rather than accepting this pathetic stat, our focus should be on changing the cause. I mean seriously, what are you saying to have these two things pop up so early in the cycle? Stop blowing half your first calls!

Podcast 117: Leading A Growing Company With Suneera Madhani

John Barrows

This week we’re proud to have Suneera Madhani on the podcast. Suneera earned her stripes as a sales person going door to door, working in a seriously difficult industry. After realizing how shady the industry was, she wanted to do something about it. She tells the story of how she presented a positive change to her leadership in the full episode below, but was not listened to.

Prospecting and the 3 Traits You Must Have to Succeed

The Sales Hunter

Effective prospecting can be summed up in three words. I refer to them as the 3 traits you need to have if you want to be successful at prospecting. The 3 traits are: · Persistence. Attitude. Process. I call this “PAP.”

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

Connect2Sell

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Supercharge Your Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO, Sales Readiness Group, and David Jacoby, President, Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training, but many sales leaders report a low ROI from their sales training initiatives. Join us, along with Ray Makela and David Jacoby from Sales Readiness Group, as they break down the five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

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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Exclusive Sales Management Group

Steven Rosen

Are you a sales manager? Congratulations! You are the key to unlocking the potential of your team. You are the #1 factor that drives your team’s performance. One of my favorite quotes is from Peter Drucker which nicely sums up your role.

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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.