Sat.Oct 27, 2018 - Fri.Nov 02, 2018

Sales Lessons from the World Series

John Barrows

One of the great things about sales is that you can practice it everywhere you go. You can also use just about every opportunity as a teachable moment, including the 2018 World Series – GO SOX!!

In Praise Of Boring Sales Organizations

Partners in Excellence

Over the last several weeks, I’ve seen a similar issue with 4 different companies. On the surface, each seemed to have a very disciplined approach to developing their teams and driving performance. Each spoke about the structured review process.

4 Steps to More Predictable Sales Growth

SalesLatitude

With closing deals and managing pipelines on the minds of every sales person, sales manager and sales leader on the planet, what are you doing to achieve predictable sales growth? When you look at your pipeline, does it put a smile on your face?

Selling Above The Crowd

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. A few weeks back I wrote about the state of sales from a broader and collective perspective , spoiler alert: we have issues.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Volunteer to be an insider

Sales 2.0

I am the Chairman Emeritus of the Wharton Club of New York. I’ve been the president and the chairman. Over the years these titles have been very useful for my various business and sales endeavors.

Examples of How Salespeople Lose Credibility with Their Prospects

Understanding the Sales Force

You probably thought I would write a world series article but there wasn't much tension or anxiety in this series as the Sox dominated. So instead of an epic baseball related article, you're going to read about trust and credibility.

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Five Words That Will Make You a Better Salesperson and Leader

The Sales Heretic

Whatever your job is in your organization’s sales channel, you want to be better at it. Which means you’re always on the lookout for tips, tricks, and hacks to make you more effective and productive. Well here’s a simple yet powerful one.

Machine Learning Makes Life Easier

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Carson Conant The use of sales and marketing technologies has become a critical piece of the puzzle for organizations looking to increase their sales productivity. Yet, chances are most organizations are missing out on a substantial opportunity to boost their sales revenue.

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How I Realized That Selling is Just a Bunch of Crap

Understanding the Sales Force

Those are strong words and probably quite surprising coming out of my mouth but I'll explain it all. Earlier this week I was leading another Sales Leadership Intensive and during a break it came to me.

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Productivity in Sales Ops

Sales Benchmark Index

Artificial Intelligence (AI) isn’t just a buzzword in the data world. When used correctly, it will save you time, which frees up your team to execute on strategic sales initiatives empower the sales team. AI is growing increasingly prevalent in.

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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.

The Other Half of Sales Team Development

Connect2Sell

As a seller, your job was to deliver results. You were measured by and rewarded for performance. Your priority was to reach your sales quotas. leadership development sales managers sales performance

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Why Product-Agnostic Content Wins in B2B Marketing

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Ryan Gould In the context of content marketing, a product-agnostic approach is one that focuses on your expertise and knowledge around a product, technology or service rather than your brand.

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Cold Calling vs. Asking for Referrals: Which Is Scarier? (October Referral Selling Insights)

No More Cold Calling

Here’s what you might have missed this month from No More Cold Calling. Most sales reps dread cold calling, but they don’t exactly fear it. After all, they have no skin in the game. If someone hangs up or sprays them with expletives, they move onto the next name on the list.

Three Reasons Companies Struggle to Execute Value-Based Pricing Strategies

Sales Benchmark Index

Most companies acknowledge the merits of value-based pricing as an ideal. Why then, do so many companies struggle to execute it in practice? There are three reasons we frequently encounter: Confusing Product Value with Customer Value. Back in the early.

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.

How To Articulate Your Value Proposition In 5 Minutes Flat

MTD Sales Training

What’s most important to your prospects? When we ask this question, many salespeople we train will answer “to save money!”. And, while that’s often the main topic of conversation, it rarely transpires as the REAL criteria prospects use to make a decision to go with you.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: 3 Ways to Scale Your Inbound Sales Team (Chaz Knauft)

DiscoverOrg Sales

Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday! I’m Chaz Knauft , Manager of Sales Development at DiscoverOrg, and I’m going to walk you through how to scale your inbound sales development team – and make sure your SDRs are efficient and effective while you do it.

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Get the Referral on LinkedIn

No More Cold Calling

How to connect beyond the click when asking for referrals. My client, Sue, identified a colleague on LinkedIn who knew her prospect, George—a high-profile, very senior buyer.

Maximizing Throughput in the Indirect Sales Channel

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on SBI TV is Joe Vitalone, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Razberi Technologies, and the top expert at developing and executing a sales strategy at scale through channel partners. Razberi Technologies offers a reliable, secure, and network-friendly.

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.

Why You Should Have A CLOSE A & A CLOSE B

MTD Sales Training

The excitement you feel when you get a positive response from your prospect is palpable. All that hard work, all that research, all that grafting and painstaking questioning and presenting has paid off and the prospect is heading towards buyers-ville. It’s all going so well.

Whiteboard Wednesday: 3 Ways to Scale Your Inbound Sales Team (Chaz Knauft)

DiscoverOrg Sales

Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday! I’m Chaz Knauft , Manager of Sales Development at DiscoverOrg, and I’m going to walk you through how to scale your inbound sales development team – and make sure your SDRs are efficient and effective while you do it.

What are the 5 Keys to Coaching?

Anthony Cole Training

Coaching salespeople is hard work and it helps to have a consistent and effective process to help keep you on course. As a sales coach, there are five critical steps that you must know and execute in order to get the best effort and results out of your salespeople.

How Better Storytelling Generates More Revenue

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on SBI TV is Jim O’Gara. And Jim is the CEO of StoryDimensions. StoryDimensions is a sales enablement technology company that captures, develops, and delivers real customer insights and stories that B2B sales professionals can use to establish.

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.

Why Storytelling Is Becoming The #1 Sales Skill To Master

MTD Sales Training

As we were growing up, one of our fondest memories is often associated with sitting on our parent’s knee, being read a story. It created that initial and long-lasting bond between us. Maybe we were intrigued by a fairy-tale, or inspired by a true story of courage and bravery.

5 Ways Your Sales Team Can Get More Out of CRM

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Xavier Musy CRM platforms are already firmly ensconced within the sales technology and strategies of most small and midsized businesses. Sales teams have been using their CRMs for basic, day-to-day-functions -- such as managing customer information and tracking purchase history -- for decades. In that time, CRMs have faithfully served as a place to store data, log notes, and manage contacts.

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How to Accelerate Sales by Driving Agreement in the Buying Group

Smart Selling Tools

In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers.

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How To Ensure Your Annual Corporate Planning Event Is Time Well Spent

Sales Benchmark Index

Leaves are changing and executives are huddling in the boardroom. The annual corporate planning process has begun. For some it’s a time to plan scaling and growth activities. For others, it’s a desperate cry for “better” and “faster” with no.

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?

Sales Hacker’s 35 Most Influential Women in Sales

Sales Hacker

Welcome to Sales Hacker’s first-ever Influential Women in Sales list! In this exclusive list, we wanted to honor not just female leaders that promote their own sales platform (no shame in that!)

Stop the Prospect Chase and Follow-up

SalesProInsider

Most people know who first responders are…those heroes that charge into danger to save the day! In selling efforts, though, we are more likely to run into non-responders. Those prospects who seem to run away from you after a conversation. The non-response reaction starts harmlessly enough.

Design and implement your best sales incentive ever

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: TIM HOULIHAN Maybe we’ve met. Was it was at a trade show or a conference? You said you’ve built a lot of sales incentive programs as a manager, and, not to toot your own horn, but they have worked pretty darn well. So, why read this article? With 20-plus years and more than 1,500 sales incentive programs under my belt, I’ve got some experience to share.

How to Spot, Develop and Retain Top Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

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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.