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

Are You Taking Enough Time Off?

The Sales Heretic

You’ve set your business and sales goals for the year: a prospecting goal, a closing rate goal, a revenue goal. But have you set a vacation goal? If you haven’t, you absolutely should. Too many people don’t take enough vacations.

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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.).

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.

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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

See the PureCloud call center in action

All cloud contact centers are not created equal. Register now for an upcoming live demo covering supervisor, admin, and agent experience in PureCloud!

Sales Strategy #5: Develop a Coaching Culture

Steven Rosen

Develop a Coaching Culture. Hi, this is my fifth video on Sales Strategies to Crush Your Sales Numbers, I call it Develop a Coaching Culture. .

The Quicksand of Customer Loyalty Those Nasty Complaints

Increase Sales

Building customer loyalty must address unsolved problems aka customer complaints. Take a moment to think about a problem that you had with a product or service provider such as a hospital, a retail store or a new car dealership. Was your customer complaint or problem resolved to YOUR expectations or was it resolved to the provider’s satisfaction? How did you feel when the complaint was resolved within your expectations? Probably, pretty good and you may have even told some of your friends.

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#MeToo, now #TimesUp.

Understanding the Sales Force

But, much to my delight and surprise, the #MeToo movement didn’t quite fall into obscurity. Instead, it took on a sort of life of its own; over and over, we started to. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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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.

What’s the Toughest Question to Ask a Potential Buyer? (The Inbound Sales Approach)

Connect2Sell

A few months ago, someone asked me a fascinating question via LinkedIn. The question, based on a post about my DISCOVER Questions® Get You Connected book , was "In your experience, what are the toughest questions to ask a prospective customer ?". connecting with buyers DISCOVER Questions™ inbound sales

Is it Time to Promote or Demote Business Partners?

Sales Benchmark Index

As a successful sales leader, you spend your life chasing airplanes and living in hotels to Make Your Number. Throughout 2018, you will once again prove yourself worthy by flying 100,000+ miles and sleeping in dozens if not hundreds of.

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.

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.

3 Most Effective Ways to Further Engage Your B2B Leads

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jason Kulpa Successful B2B marketing is all about saying the right thing through the right channel at the right time. In fast-paced marketing, the right time usually means right away. According to the Demand Gen Report’s 7th Annual B2B Buyer’s Survey, 97 percent of B2B buyers believe the timeliness of a vendor’s response to inquiries is an important aspect of the buying process. If timeliness is important to buyers, it should be important to sellers as well.

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Do You Have “Prospecting Paralysis?”

The Sales Hunter

Medical research shows 4 out of 5 salespeople suffer from the acute disease “prospecting paralysis.” ” The disease is known to spread quickly through verbal communication and self-inflicted thinking. Breakthrough research now shows the disease is curable, even in those who feel they suffer from “terminal prospecting paralysis.” ” Yes, the preceding paragraphs are a spoof, but at […].

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.

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7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Companies are increasingly implementing technology to bring efficiency to their workforce. Data accessibility aside, teams continuously struggle with manual processes for document generation. Learn why automating your documents is key to sales success.

A Loyal Customer Is Your Revenue Generator

Increase Sales

Many small to mid size businesses cannot answer this question: What is the total value of each loyal customer? For these SMB owners are so busy working on yesterday’s issues and today’s issues, they fail to invest the time on tomorrow’s opportunities. To calculate this very important number begins by understanding your average revenue per order and knowing the total number of orders per year per customer.

The Six Secrets to Superior Sales Kickoffs

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jim Ninivaggi Many companies have their annual sales kickoff (SKO) meetings approaching. A good kickoff successfully blends motivational elements, education, team building and fun – setting the tone and momentum for the year ahead. Here are six secrets to make your meetings a hit and not a miss. Secret 1: Form the right planning committee. It’s easy and tempting to simply repeat the general format and agenda of past meetings. There are no shortcuts to superior SKOs, though.

A Sad Story of a Failed VP of Sales

The Sales Hunter

Each year I get to work with dozens of companies at various levels, from doing a single keynote to engaging long-term with them in a consulting or training project. One thing I’ve found is every company has a sales culture. Problem is many companies don’t realize it. A few years ago I was sitting in the […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills leader sales sales leadership

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.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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.

2 Enemies of Improved Sales Management: Inertia and Gravity

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Michelle Vazzana, CEO, Vantage Point Performance Frontline sales managers have a difficult job. In fact, we think they have the hardest job in any sales organization. Unfortunately, they're also a neglected role in most of the companies we know. Despite the varied and intense demands put on sales managers, they are given relatively little guidance or training on how to actually do their job.

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.

7 Skills Sales Directors Will Need In 2025

MTD Sales Training

It’s no secret that everything in the working environment is evolving. The biggest shifts that are happening in work are being driven by Artificial Intelligence, Globalisation and robotics. The generational gaps that we really didn’t have to concern ourselves about are now one of the most important aspects of every office’s working situations. The changes we see today are happening at the quickest rate we have ever seen.

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.

Sales Tech Simplified: How to Measure and Improve Sales Proficiency at Scale

Smart Selling Tools

In this series, we ask tech executives to describe the why and how of their solution. We call it Sales Tech Simplified. This week I interview Steve Preston , CMO at Qstream. Nancy: Why does the industry need your solution?

The Better Way to Build a Sales Team

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Paul Nolan How do you put together a winning team? The question is asked in all facets of life?—?sports, sports, business, education, government, even in marriage and families. Leaders are asked to raise the performance of those around them, but the reality is not everyone is up to the challenge. By definition, teams have middle performers and, depending upon how forgiving management is, even low performers.

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

Sales Motivation Video: January is Prospecting Month

The Sales Hunter

Don’t spend the entire month of January organizing! Instead, spend it prospecting! The sooner you start prospecting, the sooner you’ll be building momentum and sales motivation that will roll right into February. You want to be the salesperson who is one step ahead. Check out the video to see what I mean: A coach […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting Sales Motivation prospecting sales motivation

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

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

Direct Mail & Email Workflow Templates For Ridiculously Effective Marketing Campaigns

Sales Hacker

The following stats, facts, and tips support the wisdom of integrating direct mail into email marketing campaigns, as well as provide some best of breed guidelines for effective ways to accomplish this. Adding Direct Mail to Email Campaigns Makes Good Economic Sense.

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.

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.

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The Best Learning Methodologies for Developing Elite Sales Leaders

Speaker: Steven Rosen MBA, Author, Executive Coach, Speaker and Top 50 Sales Influencer

It is well recognised that the frontline sales managers are the key to driving performance in sales organizations. If you had to choose between investing in sales manager training vs sales rep training what would you do?