November, 2019

Should You Have One Custom Enterprise Sales Process or Many?

Sales Benchmark Index

Do we have the right sales process? How can we close more deals faster? Gone are the days when companies sold one product into one market for one customer. Many companies nowadays sell multiple products or solutions to various markets. Which.

Are Buyer Personas Sabotaging Your Sales?

Corporate Visions

The post Are Buyer Personas Sabotaging Your Sales? by Tim Riesterer appeared first on Corporate Visions. One of the most popular “best practices” in B2B sales and marketing is to create buyer personas.

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Predictable Buying

Membrain

We spend lots of time and money trying to create predictable revenue, increasing the predictability of our sales approaches. We constantly engineer, refine, tune and re-engineer what we do and how we engage our customers to produce POs. Sales Process Sales Management Sales Enablement

How They Make Decisions – Not How They Buy

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I don’t think many salespeople are pleased that there are more people than ever involved in any given B2B buying decision. What’s the last count, 6.8 people ? OK, it’s a b h, but it has been a b h for a few years now, time to move on.

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How to Forecast Sales: 5 Tips to Boost Accuracy and Speed

Sales Hacker

It’s week 10. You’re on a forecast call, and your rep drops a bomb on you. That $600k deal that was a “sure thing” is now pushed into next quarter because the buyer is on vacation for the remainder of the quarter.

Here's how to be less like a predator and more mycorrhizal fungus

Membrain

Every sales leader appreciates a great salesperson who can “hunt” and "close more logos” than anyone else. But in the complex b2b world, sometimes your team needs to be less hunters and more mycorrhizal fungus. Here’s why–and how. Sales Management Sales Enablement

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Blow the Dust off Your Buyer Personas to Win More Deals

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales enablement leader, you had probably developed buyer personas years ago. There was a big announcement and possibly some training sessions, but then everyone forgot about them, and the sales reps almost certainly stopped using them. Slowly but.

Good Sales Recruiting is Like Selecting Movies and TV Shows

Understanding the Sales Force

Do you like movies and TV Shows? I love them! How do you go about selecting the next movie or show you will watch? Do you look for a specific show, watch the trailer and if you like the trailer, watch it?

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Are limiting beliefs undermining your success?

Membrain

Every sales manager has encountered a salesperson who just can’t seem to “get it.”

The Importance of Critical Thinking: Logic vs. Emotion in Selling

Connect2Sell

Swamped by emotions, sellers can make costly mistakes like these: critical thinking skills The Importance of Critical Thinking

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How would you do on the Newlywed Game?

Sales 2.0

How would you do if you and your clients (and prospects) were on the Newlywed game? The Newlywed game was a classic game show (it ran from 1966 to 2013–I thought it ended in the 70’s but that’s the problem with watching too much Netflix).

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Holiday Gift Season – Top 10 Ideas for Prospects Clients and Partners

Score More Sales

It is the time of year we traditionally think of a way of thanking a customer or referral partner, and we toy with whether to send a prospect some sort of a gift. holiday gifts for clients profession of sales

Prospects Are Sending Purchase Intent Signals—Are Your Resources Properly Aligned?

Sales Benchmark Index

You are already doing Market Segmentation, which is a great start, but how do you rank accounts within your segments to find the best opportunities?

Voicemail For Dummies And Other Romantics

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Some of you Boomers will remember the “Is it live – or Memorex” commercial, you Millies can see it here. The goal was to deliver an experience so real; the listener can’t tell if they hear something live or recorded.

"Gone Fishing" for Sales Prospects

Anthony Cole Training

I’m sure the majority of people have heard the Chinese proverb “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”.

Two Quick Retail Sales Tips

MTD Sales Training

I was in Dublin recently with a MAJOR player in the food retail industry and it reminded me of two of the very best retail sales tips that every store should use. So it doesn’t matter what you sell in your store, use them!

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The benefits of social proximity selling

Sales 2.0

In my last post I was talking about how you can greatly increase your prospecting odds by leveraging people you know for an introduction. In this post I am going to talk about how to greatly increase your prospecting odds without an introduction.

Have Your Best Sales Quarter Ever - through Focus

Score More Sales

Now is the time of year where distractions happen. It is easy to blame others for your lack of success - but in sales, it always comes down to how well you perform regardless of the obstacles. To do well this quarter, you need one thing more than anything else - focus. Focus on your sales goals.

How Top B2B Marketing Leaders Deliver the ‘Amazon Effect’ Through Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

Enhancing the Customer Experience (CX) has long been a strategic objective of B2C companies. Most of us have experienced firsthand how companies like Amazon and Apple have created sustainable competitive advantages. They create this differentiation not only with great products.

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Don’t Make It Sound So Negative

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Commodity, the word is like Kryptonite for salespeople, say it out loud, and you can see their social status and sales erode. Somehow over the years, the word has come to be something negative in sales.

A Pre-Call Checklist is Your 7th Must-Have Sales Productivity Tool

Anthony Cole Training

In our 7th installment of Football & 9 Sales Productivity Tools That Will Change Your Results, we bring you the pivotal and "must-have" Pre-Call Checklist. Going into a sales call without a plan is similar to going into a football game without a game plan; it's a recipe for disaster!

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My Road Less Travelled!

Bernadette McClelland

LEADERSHIP LESSONS from the CAMINO de SANTIAGO! In the words of the famous poet Robert Frost: “ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference “?. .

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6 Ways To Build Up Goodwill With Customers

MTD Sales Training

Building goodwill in business is a pre-requisite for companies to advance in their strategic forward planning. The British Department Store, John Lewis, is renowned for its quality customer service and its build-up of goodwill.

Critical Thinking Skills for Sales Success and Invalidating Objections

Connect2Sell

No one wants so hear an objection from a buyer. Sellers would prefer smooth sailing from open to close. overcoming objections critical thinking skills Critical Thinking Skills for Sales Success

Make Your Number in 2020: Kickoff the Year in Style

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s 1:00pm. You have scheduled a meeting to review your annual objective of driving greater sales efficiency. The goal is simple: improve revenue per sales head. Your solution is to increase available rep selling time by eliminating wasted activity.

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B2B Sales and Time Travel

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. No, this is not a science fiction tale or another Elon Musk venture. This is a serious challenge facing many in B2B selling today, one that will continue to grow. As it does, it will look like the wealth gap that many are experiencing in society today.

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Creating Your Ideal Week: The 6th Sales Productivity Tool

Anthony Cole Training

In our next edition of Football & 9 Sales Productivity Tools That Will Change Your Results, we bring you our 6th tool, which is "Creating Your Ideal Week". Sales Coaching increase sales sales performance management sales productivity tools sales effectiveness training

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7 Tips to Skyrocket Performance In Small Sales Teams

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Charlotte Powell You don’t need a big sales team to make a lot of money. Small sales teams can perform incredibly well if you get the right balance of skills, motivation, and resources. But how can you go about that? How can you inspire your sales team to go above and beyond?

Understanding A Sales Budget And Its Implications To You In Sales

MTD Sales Training

Do any of your prospects talk to you about their sales budgets? If they do, are you fully aware of how they set those budgets and what they use them for? Here, we discuss what it means to set a sales budget, how it’s defined and the objectives of companies setting budget figures.

How Does Critical Thinking Improve Problem Solving and Advance the Sale?

Connect2Sell

Sales stall out when buyers can’t see how their problems are going to be solved. critical thinking in sales critical thinking skills How Does Critical Thinking Improve Problem Solving

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What Top Performing CMOs Plan to Focus on in 2020

Sales Benchmark Index

Much has been written in recent months about the demise of the CMO position. While such a drastic assertion is great for grabbing business headlines, the reality is, as usual, decidedly more nuanced. As the marketing function has evolved over the.

One Secret to Being a Better Leader or Salesperson

The Sales Heretic

Want to be a more successful salesperson? A more effective leader? You can! And it doesn’t require an advanced degree, or years of study, or mastering some arcane, complex set of skills. It’s actually very simple. It’s just one thing.

Sell Better. Coach Better. Hire Better.

Anthony Cole Training

In today's blog or "vlog", we bring you our newest Anthony Cole Training Group's brand video.

You Can’t Afford to Keep Your Old RFP Process: 4 Benefits of Technology

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Beau Wysong RFPs are a pain. There’s really no way around it. Responding to proposal requests is a slow process that adds time to the sales cycle. For many businesses, the RFP process has changed very little over the years.