January, 2020

Soft Skills That Can Turn Salespeople into High Performers

Connect2Sell

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An Ode To Inefficiency!

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. At first glance, good times are continuing for selling organizations; revenues are up and it looks like everybody is hiring. The economy seems to grow in line with the average sales, or is it the other way?

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Why Predictive Assessments May Be the Jolt Your Hiring Process Needs

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Wendy Mack Opinions can be misleading, particularly when hiring sales talent. It happens all the time: Your first impression of a potential hire was positive, but you realize it's not a good fit once he or she slides into the role.

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Sales Managers: Think You’re Ready for Referrals?

No More Cold Calling

Here are five important steps to make your team referral sales experts. If salespeople were self-motivated, they wouldn’t need sales managers or metrics. Yep, most of us are lazy and lack discipline. I’m including myself here. It’s a lonely world for account executives.

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 Core 10 KPIs for Accelerating B2B Growth

Sales Benchmark Index

“What is the standard, and what is everybody else doing?” ” You’ve asked yourself this question individually in many different situations. What you choose to eat, how you decide what to wear to an important event, or even how often you.

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For a Great Sales Kickoff, Think Beyond the Meeting

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Colleen Honan and Liz Pulice As we head into 2020, many organizations are preparing for their sales kickoff meetings.

Cold Calls – Interruption or Disruption?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. When we were young, we accepted things we were told but knew not to be true. We also understand that ignoring some of the facts can add to the discussion. The example here is the old saying about sticks and stones and words and the ability of these to hurt.

Communication Skills that Are Crucial to Sales Success

Connect2Sell

In last week’s CONNECT2Sell blog post, we laid out the case for developing soft skills. We examined how soft skills, in balance with technical/functional hard skills for selling, will improve sales performance.

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5 Strategies to Increase Sales and Have Your Best Year Yet

Anthony Cole Training

Welcome to our newest blog series titled, "2020: The Year For Sales Growth". These blog posts will specifically focus on helping you drive (and increase) sales in the new year.

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.

Gatekeepers Are Your Responsibility

Engage Selling

Good deals get stuck when you lack access to the right people to successfully close a sale. There are two ways that lack of access occurs.

How To Deal With Your Competition When In A Sales Meeting

MTD Sales Training

You will no doubt have been in the position where you’ve been discussing purchase opportunities with your prospect and the subject of your competitors comes up.

How a Sales Leader Moves Upmarket from SMB to Enterprise Customers

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Scott Santucci, CEO of Growth Enablement Ecosystems, joins us to discuss digital transformation and how it impacts revenue growth. Digital is transforming the market as companies like Apple and Amazon reign supreme.

Time For The Day 21 Check-in

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Everyone knows it takes 21 days to form new habits. Probably more accurate to develop good habits, as most people can take up bad habits in a heartbeat.

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.

Prospecting goggles

Sales 2.0

Don’t sell to anybody. OK, I mean don’t sell to just anybody. You really should be careful who you invite to give you their money. The problem is every deal seems great until you actually “get married” to your prospect and they become your client.

How a Pickup Truck Relates to Driving Sales Growth in 2020

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog post, we compare an IH 1210 pickup truck to driving revenue growth within your sales organization. Like an engine that needs three things to run, your sales organization also needs three things to run.

Hey Sales Manager, Get Your Head Out of That Spreadsheet

No More Cold Calling

Poor leadership will cost you $3.5 million per sales manager. Message to Management: Your job is to get the rocks out of the road for your salespeople so they can do what they were hired to do—sell!”.

Selling For Non-Salespeople – How To Become More Client-Oriented If You’re Not In Sales

MTD Sales Training

Do you often hear people say ‘Oh, I’m not in sales…I can’t sell anything!’. If you do, and they work in your company, you’re letting go of many opportunities for successfully creating a great image for your brand.

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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?

Will Your Organization Survive a Recession? Examine Your GTM Approach

Sales Benchmark Index

Recessions are an economic reality. They are also difficult to predict. The question isn’t whether there will be another recession, it’s when the recession will hit. The truth is, nobody knows when the next recession will occur. You can listen.

What are they thinking about sitting in traffic?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. In a previous life, I used to be a cab driver; as a result, I still use a lot of driving references. People who work with me know I believe in leaving your product in the car, makes for a better conversation.

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How Focusing on Soft Skills Can Improve Sales Results

Connect2Sell

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Being Sales Assertive in 2020

Anthony Cole Training

Are there certain characteristics that make someone (or a salesperson) assertive? We believe so.

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.

21 Things Successful People Say Regularly

The Sales Heretic

As a professional keynote speaker and trainer, I have a tremendous appreciation and respect for the power of words. The right words at the right time can solve problems, heal wounds, create connection, or move people to action. They are essential to your sales, business, and personal success.

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How To Achieve A Healthy Sales Mindset

MTD Sales Training

We often get salespeople on our programs discussing the most important aspect of sales, and many consider the sales processes that they follow as the most important aspects that will keep the sales and commissions rolling in.

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How Oracle Thrived in the 2008 Recession, Even with Missed Revenue Opportunities

Sales Benchmark Index

The year is 2007. The real estate market is flush. Stocks are booming. Getting a loan has never been easier. Companies are investing in themselves, growing their businesses, and increasing shareholder value. Now fast forward to 2008. The real estate bubble.

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The Science Behind One Company's Top Sales Performers and Why They're So Much Better

Understanding the Sales Force

There are comparisons of apples to oranges, red or green, black or white, stop and go, and the most relevant and current of all, liberals to conservatives. In today's article, I'll share a hot/cold comparison of my own, but this one is about sales candidates.

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!

Why It's So Hard to Develop Soft Selling Skills

Connect2Sell

Check each box that applies. How many of these topics are covered in your organization’s sales training program on a regular basis? soft skills for sales soft skills for sales professionals soft selling skills

Implementing Core Sales Values to Help Your Sales Culture | Increase Sales 2020

Anthony Cole Training

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19 Benefits of Asking Questions

The Sales Heretic

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (and if you’re not, you can be—just click one of the “Subscribe” links to the right, wink, wink, nudge, nudge), you know that I’m a big fan of asking questions.