June, 2019

It’s Not Small Talk; It’s Smart Talk

SalesProInsider

For two weeks I looked forward to a sales appointment. An appointment where I was the buyer, not the provider. My company desperately needed the service being offered and I had high hopes I was going to get a solution to a nagging issue.

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What You Should Worry About in Sales

Anthony Iannarino

We sometimes worry about things that are not nearly as important as what should command our attention. Automation. You should worry less about automating client acquisition and more about acquiring clients.

Rejection Limiting Your Success?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is a line in the original animated Aladdin when Jafar states, “You’ll be surprised what you can live through.” ” Something that can also be used to describe sales and prospecting.

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Gain a Competitive Edge Through a Successful Pricing Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

Do you know who your competitors are? What makes them a competitor? Why do buyers choose their product over your own? Buyer perception is everything. By understanding and influencing buyer perception, you can increase the willingness to pay and capture.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

3 Key Components of Value Propositions

Jill Konrath

Today’s overwhelmed buyers don't care about what you're selling. They only care about what it does for them. That's why value propositions are so important today. Sales Prospecting

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Prospecting and The 10 Rules You Need to Follow

The Sales Hunter

You don’t just think about prospecting. Prospecting is something you do, and you do it daily. Watch this video : 10 Rules of Prospecting, to learn more! 1.The number of deals you have to close directly reflects the amount of time you spend prospecting.

Who’s Coaching the Coaches on Coaching?

Steven Rosen

Coaching the Coaches The question of the day is, who’s coaching the coaches on coaching? The reality is, there is no one coaching the coaches. That’s right. Second line sales managers (SLM) don’t coach their FLMs on their coaching.

Promoted! You’ll Need Sales Manager Leadership Skills, Too!

Connect2Sell

The role of a sales manager involves sales outcomes and manager responsibilities. There’s something else, too, that sets the most successful sales managers apart from others. That something extra is what inspires members of the team and ignites engagement and performance. It’s leadership.

I’ve Mapped My Customer Journey, Now What?

Sales Benchmark Index

What Is the Purpose of This Customer Journey Map? According to a recent article from Invesprco, “Customer journey maps give businesses a way of getting into their customers’ heads, helping them gain valuable insight and understanding regarding common customer pain points.”

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.

Are You Serving or Selling?

The Sales Heretic

It has been said by many leadership experts that a great leader is a servant. A true leader isn’t ruled by their greed or their ego, but by their desire to help others. I would argue that not only is this true, but that it also describes great salespeople, professionals, and business owners.

The Whack-A-Mole Approach to Sales Management

Anthony Cole Training

Putting forth the effort to coach and motivate people, as well as hold them accountable to performance, requires no skill. T herein lies part of the problem with growing your sales team.

Make It Small

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Not a popular refrain among sales types, which may explain why nearly half of B2B reps will miss quota this year. In a world obsessed with ‘big,’ even more so than sales success, make it small may seem counter-intuitive.

What is Your Attitude Towards Prospecting? 20 Things You Can Do

The Sales Hunter

Is prospecting a four-letter word in your mind? If you had to choose between prospecting and having a root canal, which would you choose? Maybe you wouldn’t choose the root canal; however, you certainly would rather have a cavity filled than have to prospect. Relax! You’re not alone.

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.

Promoted! Sales Manager Tips to Drive Sales Productivity

Connect2Sell

Sales productivity is the measure of how productive a seller or sales team is. This is measured in results (dollars!). In this post, we’re going to take a look at the key drivers of sales productivity and provide actionable sales manager tips for boosting productivity on your team.

Partner Enablement – the Key to a Successful Indirect Go-to-Market Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

Why Are Your Partners Producing Far Less Than Expected? Selling through the channel can be the most rewarding or painful aspect of your GTM strategy. When a partner takes on the promise of representing your products and brands, it is.

Marketing Is Not What You Think It Is

The Sales Heretic

Many people believe that marketing and advertising are the same thing. Or if not, that marketing consists of the promotion you do to drive sales. But the reality is very different. Marketing is everything you and your business do that can potentially impact sales. And that’s an awful lot.

How Do I Hire a Sales All-Star?

Anthony Cole Training

Hiring an elite salesperson is tough work. It's not easy to find a sales all-star and it's even harder to keep them on board if you do hire them. hiring hiring better hiring salespeople find salespeople hiring top salespeople

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In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

Plan B or No Plan B?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I recently saw a photo of a protest addressing climate change, that read “There’s No Planet B.” Technically and scientifically speaking I am sure there is a Planet B, but the point was not lost. We best figure things out cause there no second chances.

Putting Some Hollywood into Your Sales Presentations

Understanding the Sales Force

Last week I wrote about First Impressions and today's topic is presentations. That's quite the change in direction from Consultative Selling, Sales Process, Assessments, and Performance. What do Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocket Man, Miracle and Argo have in common and what do they have to do with selling?

One Technique to Avoid Ghosting

Mr. Inside Sales

We’ve all been through it: You set an amazing demo or presentation call and, and…they don’t show up! Or, you have an amazing and, what you think is an, engaging demo call and you set a call back and, and…they don’t show up! What’s wrong?” you think. Why didn’t I see that coming?”.

Why Every CMO Needs a Chief of Staff

Sales Benchmark Index

As CMOs are more involved in shaping the global corporate strategy, they are less able to manage the day-to-day Marketing execution. They increasingly need a right-hand person to help with the daily operation. This person is the CMOs Chief of.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

28 Ways to Cripple Your Sales Team

The Sales Heretic

Are your salespeople too efficient? Is their closing rate too high? Are they bringing in more business than you can handle? It’s a common problem. I see it all the time in my work as a speaker and trainer. I feel your pain. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to handicap even [.].

Declare Independence From Your Own Obstacles

Anthony Cole Training

As we approach the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, our own Walt Gerano shares his thoughts regarding the obstacles holding us back from experiencing the sales success we desire. qualifying prospects freedom sales prospecting getting sales decisions

Five Data Points To Sales Success

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is a lot of talk in sales about numbers, metrics , KPIs, and many ways to assess success and progress.

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What Is Your Company’s Prospecting Culture?

The Sales Hunter

Quit blaming salespeople for bad prospecting habits when you as the sales manager are the one with the bad prospecting habits! Culture starts at the top. If you want your team to focus on prospecting, you must make it a priority.

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.

Three Ways to Get a Prospect to Respond

Mr. Inside Sales

I received this question from a reader of my blog last week: “Mike, I have a question for you. Being that people are more accessible with iPhones, text, laptops, computers, email, messenger, FB, Instagram to name a few, why are business owners/decision makers so hard to reach?

Why Your Buyer Personas Are Obsolete

Sales Benchmark Index

How NOT to Write a Prospecting Email

The Sales Heretic

Email can be a great way to reach your prospects. But there are good emails and not-so-good emails. And then there are emails like this one. I recently received this email from a local hotel. (As