Sat.Jan 06, 2018 - Fri.Jan 12, 2018

How B2B Sales Benefits from Prescriptive Analytics

Smart Selling Tools

In today’s big data business world, sales reps often find themselves drowning in sales data and reports, rather than data improving their efficiency and effectiveness in selling.

Video is everywhere today, and you need more than one type of video

Fill the Funnel

Sometimes you see a product, and you’re like “OH HELL YES, what’s taken you so long!” Reevio is one of those products. It single-handedly does what all other video-creation software does… combined…all in one dashboard… and in many cases, it does it better. Plus, it solves a big problem.

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5 Ways to Get Better at Handling Objections

Inside Sales Training

Want to make 2018 your best year ever? Want to instantly improve your ability to handle the objections you get, day in and day out? And, by the way, that you’re going to get all year long.).

[VIDEO] 40% more Demos & 2.5x bigger ACV: The Results of Our Account-Based Everything Experiment

DiscoverOrg Sales

Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is all the rage in the B2B sales and marketing world … and it’s evolving into something more : Account-Based Everything (ABE) aligns sales and marketing teams with multi-touch campaigns on target accounts.

Battle of the Sales Strategies: ABM vs Traditional Sales

Understanding the following 5 core differences between traditional sales and ABM goes a long way in motivating, inspiring, and informing the often necessary shift to ABM.

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Sales Empathy and Emotional Intelligence in Selling

Score More Sales

It was time to visit a newer client of ours and this meeting would be at least two hours to go over our findings about their sales leadership, sales reps, sales process, and pipeline. Because we leave plenty of time as a buffer so that we are never late to clients, we ended up with thirty minutes to spare. emotional intelligence sales empathy

5 Ways to Shake up Your Sales Presentation in 2018

Performance Sales and Training

It’s 2018, and by rough count, I’ve sat through a thousand sales presentations. Most of them have blurred together in my mind. What stands out? The exceptionally good ones…or the cringingly bad ones.

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18 Habits of Incredibly Successful Salespeople

Hubspot Sales

How to Be a Good Salesperson. Identify and stick to your buyer personas. Use a measurable, repeatable sales process. Know your product. Review your pipeline objectively. Find shortcuts and hacks. Practice active listening. Manage your emotions. Follow up. Personalize your message. Take breaks.

8 Tips For Preparing For A Sales Call

MTD Sales Training

When we ask salespeople how they prepare for making sales calls, most say they might check the company’s website and possibly check the contact’s Linked-In profile, but that’s about it, really. This surprises us, as the quality of the preparation can make or break your opportunities with a new prospect. Here are some tips that you might consider to make your preparation that much better and more successful. Work Out Why This Particular Prospect Ended Up On Your List.

12 Must-Ask Questions for Sales Managers

If you want to improve your sales team's results, you need to start by asking the right questions.

News 12 Interview – How to Build Your Personal Brand and Become Indispensable

Keith Rosen

Back in 2009, I was interviewed on Channel 12 News during our last recession. The advice I gave then on building your personal brand, keeping your job and advancing in your career in the face of mounting competition was not only timely then, but applies to today’s workforce.

Let’s Get Real About How Many Contacts It Takes To Get An Appointment

The Center for Sales Strategy

There certainly is a lot banter these days about how many contacts a salesperson must make in order to secure an appointment. We all know it takes more than 2 or 3 calls, but how many does it really take and why? Setting Appointments Sales

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Understand My Problem and Show Me How To Fix It

A Sales Guy

The title of this post says it all, people. That is the basis of selling. I’m at a Sales Kick Off event and about to go on, when the vendor of this company talks about why she/they bought from this company and what they look for in salespeople.

Have You Evaluated Your Key Account Selection Strategy Lately?

Sales Benchmark Index

How do you determine the Key Accounts for a program? How often should you re-evaluate current Key Accounts? The answer for most is by simply taking your top few customers by annual revenue, and calling them “Key Accounts”. If your analysis. Article Sales Strategy account b2b sales key account program key account strategy key accounts sales strategy

30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Trust, support, and transparency: that's what your target buyer really wants. These 30 findings show the path from respect, to relationship, to business win.

60 Motivational Quotes to Ignite Your Sales Drive in 2018

Hubspot Sales

Inspirational Sales Quotes: "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Thomas Edison. Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." -Og Og Mandino. Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” -Jim

Forecast Accuracy, Peeling The Onion

Partners in Excellence

We are barely a week into the New Year, but yesterday I found myself in a conversation with an executive team about the forecast. They were looking at the January forecast and starting to think about the quarterly forecast. Sales executives are obsessed with forecasting and forecast accuracy.

The Scarcity of You

A Sales Guy

Supply and demand, you get it. The lesser the supply, the greater the demand. So why are you playing in the high supply side? Why do you look like everyone else, every other salesperson, every other marketing manager, every other sales VP, every other accountant, dog walker or software developer?

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Procrastination the "I'll Do It Tomorrow" Mentality

Increase Sales

Almost two weeks into the New Year and is procrastination starting to rear its ugly head? You know what I mean those “I’ll do it tomorrow” thoughts. Years ago during a workshop, one of my clients shared that her greatest obstacle to business success was her inability to: Honor her commitments, Do what she know she needed to do. Put things off until tomorrow.

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.

Why CMOs Aren’t Turning to Marketing Analytics Vendors for Marketing Analytics

InsightSquared

There’s an African proverb that goes something like this: “When elephants fight, the grass suffers.” This scenario is beginning to play out in marketing.

Reality Check: You’re Probably A Bad Salesperson If You Possess Any Of These 11 Qualities

Sales Hacker

Is it your fault if you’re a bad salesperson? Well, it depends. If you’re knowingly in a sales role just for the cash but you don’t really care about solving customer problems, then you’re in the wrong biz.

How to Create a Sales Plan: The Ultimate Guide

Hubspot Sales

What’s a sales plan? A sales plan lays out your objectives, high-level tactics, target audience, and potential obstacles. It’s like a traditional business plan but focuses specifically on your sales strategy.

Do You Have Enough Selling Heads to Make Your Number in 2018?

Sales Benchmark Index

Many of you are looking at the revenue plan and worried that you are already behind. You are wondering if you have enough headcount to make your revenue number. So, what do you do about it? There are two.

Account-Based Marketing: A Practical Guide

Your step-by-step manual on all aspects of ABM.

The Critical Mistake when Selling Your Value | Sales Strategies

Sell More and Work Less

spent a couple of days this week with a client rebuilding their sales process and specifically, helping them define what the qualifications, needs, and solutions portion of their sales process is.

Customers — Easier To Reach, Harder To Influence

Pipeliner

In the 2002 movie Minority Report , there was a scene that blew me away. Tom Cruise’s character John Anderton is pacing nervously through a shopping mall, and while he’s doing so personalized holographic advertisements are being thrown at him left, right and center. He is literally being offered services by hame as his eyeballs are read by a scanner. One yells, “John Anderton! You could use a Guinness right about now!”. Of course, a Guinness is the last thing John needs at that point in his life.

The 8 Worst Ways to Introduce Yourself Over Email

Hubspot Sales

How to Make a Bad First Impression Over Email. Use a boring or misleading subject line. Tell them how lucky they are to speak to you. Remind them you're a stranger. Refer to vague connections. Take your time getting to the point. Say their name execessively. Sound desperate.

Sales Enablement And Talent Management

Partners in Excellence

Talent, that is attracting, growing/developing, retaining great talent is critical to sustained sales performance. Surprisingly, talent management doesn’t get the necessary attention from sales management and sales enablement.

Why Marketing, Sales, and Business Owners Love Marketing Automation

Learn what Marketers, Sales and Business Owners each have to say about what Marketing Automation has done for their business.

Message to Account Based Sales Teams: Your Humanity Is a Competitive Advantage

No More Cold Calling

Is sales an art or a science? The Sales Hunter answers that question. I’m not a robot. You’re not a robot. Neither are account based sales teams. When they’re asking for referrals, they should never ask on social media or in any other digital format.

Everyone that’s cashed out since Uber’s SoftBank deal (so far)

Pipeliner

SoftBank is in the process of closing on a substantial stake in Uber that would value the company at $48 billion—a significant reduction from its previous valuation of $69 billion. To make room for SoftBank, Uber investors had to cash out of their shares.

Why Your B2B Brand Matters

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest today is Tiffany Nels, the Chief Marketing Officer for Lifesize. With 20 years of Tech B2B marketing experience, Tiffany is one of the top B2B revenue growth marketers. Tiffany played a major role in the successful demand generation.

Leads are Hard 

Pointclear

A Story From Yesteryear About Reader Service (aka Bingo) Cards. According to Wikipedia: “a reader service card or bingo card" was a reply card inserted in a magazine and used by readers to request free samples and literature from businesses who advertised in the issue. Many advertisers were listed on the reply card. Readers circled the advertisers they were interested in and mailed back (or faxed back) the card to the publisher which then provided their advertisers with the appropriate leads.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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