Sat.Nov 21, 2020 - Fri.Nov 27, 2020

Are You Selling The Problem Or The Solution?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Selling solutions is a great approach, but there is a key prerequisite for it to work. Buyers need to actually have or feel they have the problem purported to be solved. But if they don’t see the problem, they won’t need the solution.

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Are Your CSMs Assigned to the Right Accounts and Touchpoints?

Sales Benchmark Index

Customer Success has become the focus of many organizations and answers questions such as “how do I retain my customer?” ” And “how do I grow within my current customer base?” ” To ensure your organization is focused on the right CS.


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Best Motivational Book Recommendation for the Holidays

Mr. Inside Sales

It’s been a challenging year with Covid, and as cases skyrocket it seems as if it could be a rough winter…. With the holidays and the end of the year just around the corner, I think it’s time to give your attitude a boost.

Why I Can't Talk About This form of Rejection Anymore

Understanding the Sales Force

I want to ask for your help. Please read these two rants and then comment - I really need your comments, inbound links and outrage to support my position. Dave Kurlan Sales Force Sales 2.0 rejection conference trademark infringement selling power

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.

Podcast 174: Ryan Leavitt On The Entrepreneurship Path

John Barrows

Our guest this week is Ryan Leavitt, co-founder of Pillar Booth. Ryan has extensive experience when it comes to entrepreneurship. He’s talking with John about risk, building a team with the right people, and how Pillar Booth is designed to fix the modern day open office. .

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Black Friday: On-Demand Training on Sale First Time Ever!

Mr. Inside Sales

Want to make more sales? Then learn and use better sales techniques. It’s really as simple as that. And today, I have an easy way for you and your team to do that: Get access to the Best Inside Sales Training available anywhere and save 20% for the first time ever!

I’m Most Thankful for Our Human Connection

No More Cold Calling

This isolating year has been a harsh reminder that human connection still matters. It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., and I’m taking a break. I’m taking the time to appreciate my amazing family and friends, my clients who have become friends, and my remarkable team at No More Cold Calling.

5 Ways to Influence Virtual Relationships with Buyers

RAIN Group

The in-person buying and selling experience usually goes something like this: You show up to your buyer's office, where they greet you and offer you coffee. You accept, and walk together to the kitchen, discussing your trip in and how the day's going.

A brief history of sales opportunity qualification


The quality and accuracy of opportunity qualification is widely acknowledged to be a key predictor of future sales success - and a critical differentiator between the best salespeople and the rest. Sales Methodology

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!

Practicing sincerity and honesty in your professional endeavors


“If the only prayer you said in your life was ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice.” ” —Meister Eckhart (1260-1328). 2020 has been weird. For nearly a year, the pandemic has kept people mostly sheltered in their homes.

7 Tips for Creating Engaging Newsletters

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Andrian Valeanu Are you starting a newsletter to keep your customers abreast of news from your company? Whether you feel like an expert on newsletter creation or you’re only a beginner, a few tips can improve your marketing to reel in customers.

Believing is Seeing or Seeing is Believing?

Keith Rosen

Believing is Seeing or Seeing is Believing? How many times have you heard someone say, “I’ll believe it when I see it?” ” You decide. There was a postmaster who knew everyone in the small town where he lived.

Thankful. Grateful. Blessed. Happy Thanksgiving from The Center for Sales Strategy

The Center for Sales Strategy

Happy Thanksgiving to all those in the United States who celebrate! We know this year has been rough, but we see your strength and wish you all the best this Thanksgiving. Even with all the chaos 2020 has presented, there’s still so much to be thankful for this holiday season.

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.

How to Forge a Stronger Relationship Between Sales and Content Marketing

Sales Hacker

In an ideal world, your company has a truly close alignment between sales and marketing, and communication flows like a river between these teams. In reality, however, there are going to be gaps in communication and collaboration.

The 6 Key Traits Effective Sales Management Begins With

Hubspot Sales

Every sales manager has some degree of legitimate dedication to both their company and professional development. That's a big part of how you get to be a manager in the first place.

Client Gift Giving Ideas

Engage Selling

We’re approaching that time of year. And while this year will likely look much different than any year in recent memory, here are some client gift giving ideas to keep in touch with your customer base.

Predict the Success of Your Sales Team with Leading Indicators

The Center for Sales Strategy

"If you don't know your numbers , you don't know your business." — Marcus Lemonis. It's a numbers game, but I don't which numbers" — Average Salesperson. Okay — I made-up the last quote, but it's still true.

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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.

4 Deal Review Tips to Close More Deals & End an Unprecedented Year Strong

Sales Hacker

It’s easy to get complacent at the end of the year. Teams are tired. Deadlines loom. Customers are distracted trying to close out their own year. And It can be tempting not to be quite as thorough in these final few months. How do you keep teams engaged and provide the support they need?

How an MBO Model Can Give Your Sales Team Direction

Hubspot Sales

There are four leadership styles that managers use to guide their teams: visionary, democratic, transformational, and coaching.

Tips for a Successful Sales Kickoff | Sales Strategies

Engage Selling

Lately, I have been receiving a number of questions about how sales leaders and organizations can effectively execute virtual sales kickoffs.

Improving Sales Performance: Business Performance and Culture

The Center for Sales Strategy

Your role as a leader is to drive your people toward your ambitious culture. How do you do that? You must connect with people! When COVID-19 closed gyms, 58% of trainers lost some of all of their income, and 23% were furlough or laid off ( PR Newswire ).

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.

Prospecting with Video in 2021: Top Templates, Examples, and Ideas Worth Stealing

Sales Hacker

Adding personalized videos to your outbound messages can have a significant impact on response rates and meetings booked. But being successful – and efficient – with video content takes more than just a webcam and writing a name on a whiteboard.

Creating A Customer-Centric Strategy

Integrity Solutions

A customer-centric strategy is about more than just a values statement or a directive to the team. Are your customers truly at the center of your business universe? A customer-centric culture is one that is relentlessly focused on putting what’s best for the customer at the core of everything you do.

Overcoming Three Common Mistakes in Virtual Selling

Selling Power

In a virtual environment it is easy to succumb to one-way communication in which the customer’s gaze is repeatedly turned to slides and data. It is more effective to use the opportunity to learn more about the customer and their needs. Simply, success lies in avoiding the missteps that prevent two-way communication. Here we look at the three most common mistakes and how to overcome each. Selling Skills

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Weekly Roundup: Sales Leadership Stats, Virtual Recruitment + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

- MOTIVATION -. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.". Melody Beattie. AROUND THE WEB -. > > 37 Sales Leadership Stats to Know in 2020 – HubSpot. Sales leaders, be honest — you're curious about what your peers are up to.

[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.

How to Succeed at Sandler Rule #46 – There Is No Such Thing as a Good Try [PODCAST]

Sandler Training

David Mattson, President and CEO of Sandler Training and 6-time Author, talks about his Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek best-selling book, The Sandler Rules: 49 Timeless Selling Principles and How to Apply Them.

The Deal Desk: Sourcing Internal Expertise to Close Complex Deals

Hubspot Sales

Closing deals involving complex price modeling, a need for extensive product knowledge, varying potential discounts, or any other atypical standards and practices isn't exactly intuitive. It might require some insight, expertise, and materials beyond a conventional sales org's reach.

How to supercharge your account growth - 10 articles to read


If you’ve been following me this year, you may have noticed how much I have been talking about account planning–or, rather, account GROWTH. Account Growth Planning & Execution