October, 2019

Q4 is Here: Let’s Talk Contract Renewals

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Andres Lares According to a US News and World Report study, the probability of attracting a new customer to your business falls between 5% to 20%, while the likelihood of retaining an existing client is over three times that – 60% to 70%. So, where should you focus?

Four Four-Letter Words To Banish from your Sales Vocabulary

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I have often said that the schoolyard taunt “ sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me ,” doesn’t hold up in sales. Words can kill you, your pipeline, and career.

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How to Create an Epic Coaching Culture (5 Steps & 3 Tips)

Sales Hacker

It’s well known that sales coaching can improve revenue growth — by a whopping 16.7%. . Imagine what could happen if you baked coaching into your day-to-day, creating a coaching culture that steadily improves performance and profits. .

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Bad Data: What It Is & How to Better Visualize Sales Performance [+ Examples]

Hubspot Sales

Between developing a scalable sales process, collecting data, and helping your team sell, it can be hard to properly track your sales team's performance. However, bad data and reporting could result in fewer sales, a decrease in customer satisfaction, and poor decisions.

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.

Beyond the Pay Mix: What Makes Salespeople Tick Today

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Mihai Popoaca, Chief Operating Officer, WorldatWork The massive shifts in today’s economy are changing what drives salespeople to be engaged and productive. Incentives and bonuses are just the starting point.

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How to Sustain While Disrupting: Innovation and Agility in Sales

The Center for Sales Strategy

Today’s consumers are distracted with numerous options and bombarded with loads of information. As a result, they often struggle to find the products or services that best meet their needs.

The ONE Value Proposition You Need

Jill Konrath

If you’re like most sellers, you envision finding the perfect way to position your products/services. You want ONE perfect phrase that’s so attractive to prospects that they immediately respond to your voicemail or email—literally begging you to meet with them as soon as humanly possible.

"Why Do So Many of My Salespeople Fail to Perform as Expected?"

Anthony Cole Training

Why do so many of my salespeople fail to perform as expected? It's a loaded question. Or, is it? In our corporate sales training experience, we've seen that evaluating underperforming salespeople in the pre-hire sales assessment is crucial for success in your business.

How to Use Compensation Benchmarking to Make Your Number

Sales Benchmark Index

As Summer wraps up and a successful third quarter draws towards a close, it’s time for sales leaders to start looking towards 2020 and beyond as part of the annual planning process. Amongst the plethora of reports and discussions to.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Social calling math

Sales 2.0

In my last post I went through the math on traditional cold calling. There’s an alternative way to get meetings with prospective clients, but sales people don’t generally use it. Oddly enough they often do use it when they need a job and in this case they call it “networking”.

Account-Based Success

The Pipeline

The Pipeline Guest Post – Scott Miller. Like most in our profession, I am a big fan of account-based sales and marketing. According to the ITSMA, 87% of respondents agreed Account-Based methodologies deliver a higher ROI than other marketing activities.

The One Behaviour Salespeople And Sales Leaders Need To Stop Hiding From…

Bernadette McClelland

OK, I won’t make you read to the end here so comes an early spoiler alert! For Salespeople, that behaviour is Responsibility , and to complete the equation, for the Sales Manager it is Accountability. Both in equal doses!

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The Parallel Between Prospecting and Leading

The Sales Hunter

This morning, during a call with a business owner, he shared with me about their latest product upgrade. As he talked, I could hear passion in his voice about how his product could help others. Without hesitation, he stated why his solution was better than his competitor’s offering.

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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.

The Probability Scorecard: The 2nd Sales Productivity Tool

Anthony Cole Training

In this article, Tony discusses the Sales Probability Scorecard, the second tool in our 9 Sales Productivity Tools series.

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What 84% of Companies Get Wrong About Annual Planning

Sales Benchmark Index

You see it all the time. An executive leader is scared to make bold decisions required to grow the firm. We call it “Incrementalism.” ” They quickly review minor successes of the past year and re-up. The meagerly reallocate funds towards.

Getting in the door is hard

Sales 2.0

Getting in the door is the #1 problem for most small companies I know. When I first got involved in sales I was a sales engineer. I supported a technology sales force on their sales calls with semiconductor engineers. I always thought I was pretty amazing.

The Telephone In The Age Of Asynchronous Prospecting

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. We all know the expression “the calm before the storm”, but most of us in sales experience the reverse. Selling can feel like the storm before the calm, with the calm is always “just around the corner”.

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.

How to Improve Critical Thinking Skills: Give Your Buyers Grace

Connect2Sell

Developing your mental prowess requires mastering new techniques and approaches. It’s as much about your mindset as your skill set. critical thinking critical thinking in sales How to Improve Critical Thinking

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How Can I Tell If I Have a Qualified Prospect: Confidential Information

The Sales Hunter

So, you think you have a great prospect; however, why do you think they’re even interested in you or what you sell? Sales is a two-way street. You can have all the feelings you want, but the customer’s feelings are really what matter.

How Effective Listening Helps Build Customer Relationships and Close Deals

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Rafael Lourenco When you work for a B2B company, it’s easy to assume that your customers and colleagues make their decisions based only on ROI and other data.

How Customer Journey Mapping Can Save Your Marketing Budget— and Your Brand

Sales Benchmark Index

Mapping the Customer Journey Is Complex – but It’s Worth the Effort.

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!

Brexit for cold calling?

Sales 2.0

You may know I’m a Brit. At the time of this post, the UK government is going through it’s 27th vote on Brexit. Actually I don’t know how many votes there have been. It’s unlikely anyone could agree on the definition of “vote” ).

Podcast 119: The Beginning of a Sales Career With Lauren Bailey

John Barrows

You may well have heard of GirlsClub , it was set up by Lauren Bailey to help coach and celebrate women in sales and their success’ in the profession. This week Lauren is our guest on the podcast and together with John, they covered a bunch of topics.

Truth in Selling Highlights the Importance of Critical Thinking Skills

Connect2Sell

A “little white lie” is one that is about a small or unimportant matter. White lies are told to please or appease another person and are viewed, by some, as an innocent part of everyday interactions.

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Who Is The Best Person to Motivate You?

The Sales Hunter

Who would you say? Your family? A boss? A co-worker? Somebody famous? I hope you said “no” to each one of those questions, because the best person to motivate you is you! Why would you want to delegate an incredibly important task to someone else?

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.

Timing In Prospecting is a Mug’s Game

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. At one time, I had a co-worker who had a bit of a problem with the horses. He always knew just the right horse, in the right race, cause “today was the day.” He handicapped it, and every day he knew why his timing was just right; each day, it was not. A lot of people in sales remind me of a conversation I had with Leon. They seem to be convinced that not only is sales about timing, but they have divined a way to leverage it to their advantage.

Your Pricing Strategy Is More Than a Plan for New Logos—Why Renewals Matter

Sales Benchmark Index

At times it may seem that the shiny new toy is always better. A common mistake that many firms make is ignoring their existing customer base and focusing on marketing to and acquiring new logos. There’s still value in your.

Get in any door

Sales 2.0

When I started selling technology I was told to get to the office at 8AM so I could cold call CIOs and catch them before their assistants came in. When I did succeed in catching a CIO on the phone (one in say 50 dials) they nearly all dismissed me as a time waster.