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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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

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.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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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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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.

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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What Is Sales Enablement and Why Should I Care?

Sales enablement is not really a new concept; it has been around for over 10 years. However, understanding the full application of sales enablement is a very different thing.

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.

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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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.

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

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.

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

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.

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.

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where an how to add it throughout the sales process!

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.

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.

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?

Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.

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

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.

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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Salesforce Formulas for the Everyday Admin

Speaker: Steve Molis, Salesforce MVP

Steve Molis has put together a collection of universal formula tips and tricks, along with several of his personal favorites, so that you can get the benefit of a wealth of information without having to trawl through everybody else’s Salesforce problems.

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.

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.

How many Bright Shiny Business Objects can a SMB Model Juggle?

Babette Ten Haken

Bright shiny business objects happen. Especially this time of year. For a variety of reasons. Mostly, the rationale is that chasing multiple bright shiny opportunities offers lucrative and tactical outcomes of variable duration.

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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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?