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Why Flexible Slides are the Key to Conversational Sales

Jill Konrath

Recently I interviewed Luke Goetting, Director of Puffingston Presentations for an Engaging Presentations video series I did with Prezi. His expertise is in "transforming stale business presentations into visually engaging stories." That's why I asked him to share his thinking with you.

Sales Strategy: 2 Ways to Determine if You’re Already Behind on Your 2012 Sales Plan

Sales Benchmark Index

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How Sales Engagement Solves 7 Major Business Pain Points

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Manny Medina, Max Atschuler and Mark Kosoglow The days of old-school communications have passed. In their stead, we have new modern sales communications that are data-driven, personalized, relevant, omnichannel, sequenced, and fully optimized for today’s sophisticated buyer. The following are the seven major business pain points solved by sales engagement: Business Pain Point #1: Not Optimizing for the Modern Buyer.

10 Reasons Why I Love Sales

The Sales Hunter

Not many people dream of having a career in sales. Let’s be real here: sales was probably not your first choice. For many of you, although afraid to admit, sales wasn’t even your second, third or fourth choice.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Environmentally Friendly Prospecting

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. No, I am not going to talk about green selling or climate change, not even sales change. The focus here is the actual environment of the buyer or environments. Environmentally friendly prospecting is about understanding and leveraging your mutual settings and events.

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Promoted! New Sales Manager Tips for a Smooth Transition

Connect2Sell

Instead of selling, what’ll you do all day long as a new sales manager? Not knowing the answer to that question will lead you astray. You’ll end up becoming the “sales prevention manager” instead of a sales manager if you get in the way of sellers making sales.

What Is An Emotional Selling Proposition & Is It Better Than A Unique Selling Proposition?

MTD Sales Training

Emotional Selling Proposition – have you got one? We all know that sales are based mostly on emotion and the decision is backed up with logic. That’s the law of the salesperson! So, do we often come up with emotional selling points in our proposals?

Weekly Sales Management Tip #15: You Can Never Over-Communicate

Steven Rosen

During a cycle of change, you need to clearly and concisely communicate where the organization is heading to help your salespeople understand the future. What does the new structure look like? What are the new roles and responsibilities of the team members? Discuss the rationale for the change.

Hidden Obstacles Can Sink Your Best Customer Experience Efforts

Sales Benchmark Index

You have a variety of channels to meet customers along their journey. You know they are reading your emails. They are actively downloading information and filling out forms. They even had conversations with your representatives and are “very satisfied” with.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Surprise! All Intuition Isn’t the Same

No More Cold Calling

Did you know we have three different types of intuition? Darn, I wish I’d trusted my gut.” I won’t even try to count the times I’ve said that. Eventually, most of us learn that trusting our gut makes sense—which is a non sequitur, because making sense is not intuitive.

Who Is The Best Person to Motivate Me?

The Sales Hunter

Motivation doesn’t come from me, your boss, your spouse, or anybody around you. Motivation comes from within. It’s your destiny. It’s how you choose to see things. Motivate yourself this week, because you are the one who determines your success.

How Sales Specialists Help Reach Your Customers

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Steve Norman I recently saw the CMO of a high-profile company present at an international marketing conference. I was surprised to hear him talk about the fact that his company was now embracing specialist sales roles.

How a CEO Inspires Cultural Change

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Nestor Benavides, CEO of EMG, joins us to discuss how a CEO can establish new forms of communication that not only drive the culture but deliver continuous improvement. Nestor reviews how he shapes a culture that empowers his team.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

LinkedIn Voice Messages

John Barrows

You may have heard about the benefits of LinkedIn voice messages. Many sales reps, including Morgan, are using them with great success. Of the 125 Morgan has sent, he’s seen 50 responses and booked 25 meetings. That’s a 40% response rate, and 20% success rate in getting next steps.

Sales Leadership Lessons from OutBound

The Sales Hunter

Many of you reading this blog post are aware of one of the largest sales event that I have the honor to co-host each year called OutBound. Today is the last day of the conference and just like in years past, the response has been amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

Using the Power of a Duracell to Help You Hire Perfect Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

Apparently, Duracell 9 volt batteries are the picture of consistency. Last night, all 7 of our upstairs smoke detecters starting squawking within about 30 minutes of each other to indicate that their batteries needed to be replaced.

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Why Trade Shows Are Worthy of Your Marketing Budget

Sales Benchmark Index

If you have been to a trade show in the last 2-3 years, you know that trade show booths are becoming more and more spectacular. As a spectator just a few weeks ago, I attended one of the largest medical.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Don’t Be So Quick to Answer!

The Sales Heretic

We tend to think of conversations as: one person speaks, then the other responds, back and forth, back and forth. For that reason, in sales conversations, we typically feel the need to address an issue as soon as it is raised, whether it’s via a question or a statement.

Stop Talking Past the Close

Mr. Inside Sales

How many tie-downs and trial closes do you or your team use during their presentations? If you’re thinking, “What’s a tie-down? What’s a trial close?” then you’re in trouble…. In an earlier blog , I introduced the term, “Spray and Pray” as way to describe how many sales rep’s presentations go.

2 Selling Shortcuts That Will Always Work

Understanding the Sales Force

Do shortcuts work in sales? Dave Kurlan reaching decision makers shorten sales cycle shortcuts

The Link Between Pricing and Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

Wondering what is the next emerging best practice in Customer Experience? Monetizing service. This is in addition the typical Customer Experience benefits of decreased churn and higher cross-sell/ upsell. Listen to how a sales leader leverages Customer Experience. Stay Ahead of the.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

The Benefits of A Robust CRM Process, How You Can Really Understand Your Buyer and A Quote From Thomas Edison

MTD Sales Training

Episode 30: To my sales professional connections (and trainers). This podcast includes: The benefits of a robust CRM process. How to really understand your buyer. A quote from Thomas Edison. Take a look at this episode on [link].

9 Things Terribly Wrong With Sales Today: Lack of Coaching

A Sales Guy

. Sales is suffering from 9 brutal ills: The Bro Culture , . Lack of Coaching. . Too Product-Centric. Not enough salespeople understand the game/rules of sales. Too much reliance on selling tools. Not enough training in the industry/space. Too much activity management.

Who are the Smartest People in Your Organization?

Babette Ten Haken

The smartest people in your organization have compelling stories to share. Plus, they are a treasure trove of knowledge. Do you know who these individuals are? Often, these employees do not have fancy titles or pay grades. Also, they have not earned advanced academic degrees.

Using Industry Insights to Get in the Door

The Center for Sales Strategy

Have you ever stopped and wondered how many other salespeople are trying to get a meeting with the same prospect as you? It’s a pretty overwhelming number when you think about it.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Standing Out From The Crowd, Tactics Buyers Use On You & A Quote From Vince Lombardi

MTD Sales Training

Episode 31: To my sales professional connections (and trainers). This podcast includes: How to make yourself stand out from everyone else. Tactics that your buyers can use on you. A quote from Vince Lombardi. Click on the link below for the podcast where you can also download/subscribe via iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and Acast. link]. The post Standing Out From The Crowd, Tactics Buyers Use On You & A Quote From Vince Lombardi appeared first on MTD Sales Training.

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Sales AI will soon replace you, unless you follow these two rules

Gong.io

Sales AI will replace some salespeople. No doubt about it. Want proof? I bet you’d HATE talking to a salesperson to buy a book on Amazon. You’d rather buy with “one-click” and be done! An Amazon book rep would introduce friction to an otherwise seamless buying process.

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Are Your Employees invested in Your Company Story?

Babette Ten Haken

Your company story is compelling, at least to the leadership team. However, are your employees as invested in this story as you are? As the saying goes: “It is hard to read the label when you are inside the bottle.”. You sit at the helm of a large, 100-year old company.