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Y2K Changed Business Forever. So Will COVID-19.


A sense of foreboding. New fears every week. Businesses squeezed. While these words may sound like life during the pandemic, they also describe the eerie period 20 years ago when the world grappled with another formidable enemy: the Y2K bug. Despite heightened apprehension, Y2K didn’t cripple society, although changes came for businesses that ended up lasting permanently.

18 Things to Control When Things Are Out of Control

Anthony Iannarino

These things are within your control. Focusing on the things that are within your control is the best response to a world that is out of control. Sleep: If you want to feel a lot better, have much more energy, be a lot more productive, and do better work, there may not be anything more important than getting a good night’s sleep. We underestimate how important sleep is to our overall health and our performance. Hydration: Most people walk around dehydrated (I am one of them).


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Data Gopher

Sales 2.0

I have to admit that I’m doing this right now. I am looking for contact information in some target enterprise accounts. It takes time. If you’re not careful, a lot of time. And I’ve done this many (many) times in my sales career and used many (many) hours of time on this. And I know many senior sales people that have spent lots of time on this too. If you’re going to sell an enterprise account, you have to do this contact research, so what’s the discussion?

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Keeping Remote Sales Teams Productive

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Dave Gerry From the U.S. and the U.K. to France and Japan, global companies and global communities everywhere have rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies amid the spread of COVID-19. This shift to the home office has become the new normal for many of us for the foreseeable future as we wait out the pandemic. One study released prior to the pandemic indicated that 63% of companies had remote workers; that figure has only skyrocketed this year.

75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You Enabling the Right People?

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years – and ecosystems are the main reason why. With the vast majority of business conducted through indirect channels around the world and given structural changes in our economy (before and after COVID-19), new buying journeys, subscription/consumption models, marketplace growth, and emerging technologies, most firms are now considering partner enablement as the key ingredient to survival (and success). The future of partnership ecosystems will be focused on driving intra-firm value creation, network effects, and partner co-innovation – a huge opportunity for firms to grow the right partners and enable them effectively.

Unboxing the Predictive Intelligence Blackbox: 3 Types of Data You Need


What if you could predict a customer’s next move before they even decide to make it? In the past, this question was purely hypothetical. But, thanks to technological advancements and mass data collection, predicting customer behavior has become a reality—and it’s changed the face of sales and marketing forever. One of the benefits of a large volume of information? Predictive intelligence. What is Predictive Intelligence? Predictive intelligence falls under the artificial intelligence umbrella.

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Top 25 Online Learning Statistics You Need to Know in 2020

Sell Courses Online

The post Top 25 Online Learning Statistics You Need to Know in 2020 appeared first on Sell Courses Online. The online learning industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, presenting a huge opportunity to organizations, individual learners as well as online course creators.

3 Steps to Drive More Return on Your Partner Marketing Investment

Sales Benchmark Index

You Chose to Work With Channel Partners for a Reason. At some point in your company’s evolution, you made the strategic decision to work with channel partners. Maybe these partners had better brand recognition. Perhaps you needed to scale without the.

Bust the Myth You Can’t Read Prospects’ Minds

No More Cold Calling

Do you know where your clients are? It’s not always about revenue growth. Wow, did I really say that? It surprises me, too, but different times call for different approaches. I was struggling with a new way to position referral selling during a recession. I knew companies needed to trim costs across the board. Laying employees off was just a first step. But I wasn’t sure what this meant for their businesses … or for mine.

Sellers’ Remorse

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. We are all familiar with the concept of buyer’s remorse. It is the feeling of regret after a purchase, which usually grows with the value and importance of the purchase. Usually, these fade as the solution is implemented and some of the expected changes and benefits present themselves. Some sellers cope with this challenge better than others, many are about to experience their own form of regrets, namely Sellers’ Remorse.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Tell Your Prospect How You Failed

The Sales Heretic

Stories and case studies are powerful sales tools. They give us opportunities to showcase how wonderful our product or service is. They provide proof of our abilities and enable our prospects to see themselves benefitting just as our previous customers have. There’s just one problem with them. Everyone’s stories are the same. Here’s what I [.]. Sales case studies consulting credibility failure keynote meeting planners prospect speaker speech stories success trust

The Secret to Unrivaled Customer Experience Isn’t Technology, It’s People

Sales Benchmark Index

In an increasingly commoditized marketplace, what are you doing to ensure one of your biggest differentiators is setting you apart from your competitor’s customer experience? Do you have a purposeful end to end strategy for acquiring, onboarding, and training this.

11 Concepts For Managing Yourself and Your Employees During Change

Anthony Cole Training

In today's blog, we discuss the notion that effective sales leadership requires leaders to meet the challenge during times of major change.

Sales Scrum Podcast Episode #9 – Jeff Bajorek

The Pipeline

Sales Scrum Podcast Episode #9 – Guest Jeff Bajorek. I have been looking forward to airing this episode, Jeff brings a no-nonsense approach to prospecting and sales. You may have caught my review of his new book last week hear on The Pipeline, and now you have a chance to hear Jeff expand on a number of points from the book. Jeff Bajorek is a consultant, author of The Five Forgotten Fundamentals of Prospecting, co-host of The Why and The Buy Podcast, and he wants you to Rethink The Way You Sell.

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

The Most Important Qualifier During Covid-19

Mr. Inside Sales

Let’s review: There are six primary areas that you need to qualify a prospect on: Buying motives Red Flags: Why they won’t buy Decision maker(s) Decision process Timeline Budget. Skip any of these and it can come back to sabotage the sale. Obviously, there is an art to gathering this information, and I’ve written about it extensively in my book, The Ultimate Book of Phone Scripts. But during these uncertain times, which one of these six qualifiers looms most important? Timeline.

Why CMOs Are Continuing to Invest in Community

Sales Benchmark Index

At the beginning of stay-at-home orders, maintaining a connection with the customer base was a top priority for CMOs. Marketing teams worked quickly to stand up virtual communities and help customers in an authentic way. Now, as executives look to the.

Go For The "No" Early in the Sales Process

Anthony Cole Training

In today's blog post, we discuss the technique of going for the "No" early in the sales process. It may seem counterintuitive, but countless studies have shown that humans desire what they can't have.

One Thing Your Company Must Do Right Now to Increase Sales

Understanding the Sales Force

Most in the cherry-picking news media are continuing to pound us with bad stuff: record unemployment, 80,000 dead, lockdowns into August, 30 trillion in debt, economy will be slow to recover, you'll be jailed if you open your business too soon, schools to remain closed in September, people will die, etc. But there is good stuff going on that they aren't talking about because, for the most part, the media doesn't care about sharing the good stuff. It's bad for ratings.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Would you nominate me?

Mr. Inside Sales

I need your help! . Each year, the AA-ISP recognizes outstanding service providers with their annual Service Provider Directory “SPD” Awards. . If you have benefited from my material or blogs and scripts I provide, then would you be willing to take a minute to nominate me? There are two categories below that would help me tremendously: . 1) To nominate for Service Provider , please go here: . link].

Tiger Teams ? How Market Leaders Are Organizing Internal Talent for Revenue Growth

Sales Benchmark Index

The need for agility in the execution of customer pursuit efforts has never been greater. With revenues virtually falling to zero in many industries, CEOs and CROs (including your competitors) are working to maximize revenue from their customer base.

18 Sales Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

MTD Sales Training

We’re all looking for the silver bullet technique when it comes to increasing our sales but we can also learn a great deal from those salespeople who make the most mistakes! We’re often looking for “what to do.” ” Just as powerful is knowing “what not to do.” ” Here’s 18 sales mistakes that poor salespeople make. How many are you guilty of? Sales Mistakes To Avoid. Lack of sales preparation.

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Sales Enablement In a Remote Work Reality

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Liz Pulice In recent years, many companies have implemented remote work arrangements, driven by financial incentives, recruitment/retention initiatives and other factors. Given the COVID-19 pandemic and precarious global health situation that’s resulted, many informal and smaller scale teleworking arrangements are rapidly becoming widespread and institutionalized. Some companies are creating work-from-home policies from scratch.

7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results. Specifically, you’ll learn how to: • Engage prospects with authority • Keep your prospects’ attention • Achieve buy-in during sales conversations • Get prospects talking about their key challenges, • Gain a strong commitment before presenting your offer. In short, you’ll discover how to implement a process that helps you close more deals than ever before.

Honing Your Remote Selling Abilities

Engage Selling

Has your team started honing their remote selling abilities? That is, are you and your sales team prepared for the inevitable “virtualization” of sales that was already well underway prior to the pandemic? It’s safe to say, that while many … Read More » Uncategorized how to remote sell how to sell remotely how to sell to prospects online remote selling remote selling tools remote working virtual prospecting virtual sales work virtualy salesperson

How a Telecom CEO Is Navigating the Crisis

Sales Benchmark Index

In the last couple of months, CEOs from a variety of industries have found themselves in uniquely challenging situations. However, during this time, they have all exhibited a common trait — they have proven it has been imperative to uphold.

16 Technology Trends Shaping eCommerce in 2020

Hubspot Sales

If the first few months of 2020 have taught us anything, it’s that uncertain times can call for quick pivots to sales and marketing plans. Businesses have had to evolve quickly with trade shows, events, and in-person sales meetings being canceled for the foreseeable future, likely throwing a wrench in many 2020 sales and marketing strategies. But even as we are navigating our new normal, there is one place that is experiencing an incredible boom in traffic: eCommerce websites.

Business as (Un)usual: Best Practices for Salespeople Amidst COVID-19

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Sean Persha The coronavirus outbreak has thrown all industries into extremely precarious states, with businesses around the globe grappling for ways to pull in revenue despite widespread uncertainties. In the current climate, it’s a particularly peculiar time to be a salesperson; how can we pitch to customers who are most likely facing their own fair share of financial hardships?

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Livecast Training: Filling The Funnel w/ video and LinkedIn with Morgan and James ($)

John Barrows

The post Livecast Training: Filling The Funnel w/ video and LinkedIn with Morgan and James ($) appeared first on JB Sales

Preparing Your Sales Team for a Shift From On-Prem to Cloud

Sales Benchmark Index

“Curiosity killed the cat” is an old proverb used to warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation or experimentation. Now, replace “curiosity” with “complacency,” and this new phrase will resonate with many businesses that cease to exist. In 2000, Reed Hastings.

How to Value the Pessimist

Anthony Iannarino

The great value of the pessimist is that they remind us of what is at stake, what we value, the things that matter most. The pessimist believes everything they fear will eventually come true, even if there is no evidence to support their assertions, and even if there is evidence to the contrary. The future, as far as the pessimist is concerned, is a dystopian nightmare, a cross between a Mad Max movie and a JD Salinger novel.