Sat.Dec 01, 2018 - Fri.Dec 07, 2018

Why Aren’t You Using More Tie Downs & Trial Closes?

Inside Sales Training

I don’t know why tie downs aren’t used more by sales reps selling over the phone. I was listening to an experienced rep the other day just pitch and ad-lib to a good prospect, and at the end of the call, she had no idea about the prospect’s level of interest, nor did she qualify the prospect.

Motivating Sales People: What Does it Take?

Anthony Cole Training

Frequently I am asked the following question: “How do I keep my salespeople motivated to sell?”. sales motivation motivating sales people Motivating building sales team sales advice

How to Assess Customer Needs in Half the Time

Connect2Sell

The discovery phase of the sales process is important but often overlooked or cut short. When asked, sellers usually say they don’t conduct thorough discovery because it takes too long. They’re concerned that their buyers won’t give them enough time and/or don’t feel they have enough time themselves.

Friday Five - Hiring for Sales Roles

Score More Sales

Here are 3 tips, 1 quote, and 1 resource to end your week. Hiring tip #1: If you are looking to hire more women on your sales team, hold an event at your offices quarterly (or twice a year) and get the Women Sales Pros guide on how to do it to widen your recruitment pipeline.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

How to Ask for a Referral Without Getting Embarrassed

No More Cold Calling

Referrals aren’t favors. Salespeople often downplay the importance of referral networks or just don’t know how to ask for a referral. Don’t get distracted; don’t get embarrassed. Relationships and referrals are what business is all about!

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A Phrase You Never Want To Hear In Sales

John Barrows

“I’ll need some time to digest what you just said.”. As a younger, less experienced rep, I used to think this phrase was awesome.

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What to Call Women in the Business Workplace

Score More Sales

I have spent an entire career in sales since my early 20’s being called a guy. Filling out forms that said “Salesman Number”. Being invited to sales incentive and award events at cigar bars. sales leadership B2B

3 Tips to Avoid Teaching Your Buyers to Expect a Q4 Discount

Sales Benchmark Index

We all know the famous saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” This can be applied to the way many organizations have trained their Buyers to buy, particularly in Q4. Discounts become the primary weapon of sales reps.

The ONLY Credential Necessary Today…For ANY Woman Who Sells!

Bernadette McClelland

#IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange. It was a privilege to be asked to share my thoughts on women in sales roles in this years International Women’s Day edition of Top Sales World Magazine , gracing the pages with some wonderful colleagues such as Tiffani Bova and Jill Konrath.

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.

What Does Your Price Say About You?

The Sales Heretic

Payless—the discount shoe retailer—recently pulled off a brilliant stunt: they sold fake designer shoes at a fake designer store. And the ruse carries lessons for anyone in sales and marketing. Payless took over a former Armani store in a mall in Santa Monica, California, and named it “Palessi.” (I

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How To Increase Your Value To Clients Without Dropping Your Price

MTD Sales Training

When someone says “That’s good value!” what do they mean? Well, there are a number of ways of interpreting value and it can mean different things to different people. For some of your customers, it could mean the actual price they are considering paying.

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How to Mobilize High-Potential Employees and Activate Revenue Growth

Sales Benchmark Index

High-potential employees comprise the next generation of leaders within your company. As you look toward succession planning or assigning resources to key strategic initiatives, the pool of high-potential employees is where most companies look to for resources who can solve.

The Not So Secret Way to Crush Your Numbers

Steven Rosen

The Not So Secret Way to Crush Your Numbers. Earlier this year I published an article titled 5 Ways to Create a Successful Sales Coaching Program.

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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.

Four Letters Every B2B Marketer Should Know

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Patrick Foster Instagram has become one of the most popular social networks in the world?—?it it now has 1 billion users ! While it may be known for its popularity among celebrity influencers, it also is an important channel for brands that use it to advertise their products.

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4 Quick Tips For The Up & Coming Sales Manager

MTD Sales Training

Very often, we see top quality salespeople made up to be sales manager and expected to deliver immediate success, as if they already have the necessary skills to succeed in that role.

Why You Should be Focusing on EX

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on SBI’s Fast Frame of the Week is Curt Redden, the Global Director of Talent Development for UPS Capital. If you’d prefer to listen to the podcast version, click here.

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It’s One Thing To Believe – Another To Understand

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I have talked a lot on this blog about the need for sales people to get past or over their product. Yes, your product is important, but in the end, and I am sorry if I am minimizing it for some, just a deliverable nothing more! It may do great things, open many doors, expose abundant opportunities, but there is no denying, that it is something that is delivered after the terms are agreed to.

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.

Pitch Perfect: Selling to Legal Operations

DiscoverOrg Sales

A candid interview with Jill Konrath and Synchronoss’ Director of Legal Operations, Dana Huppert. Legal Operations might work behind the scenes of the General Counsel … but ops wears the pants on tech purchase decisions.

How to Find and Cultivate Prospects That Fit Your Business

Anthony Cole Training

Today, our customers are bombarded with sales, marketing, and advertising pitches from companies all hoping to win their business. They’re overwhelmed, or, in most cases, they simply tune us out.

Do NOT Release Funds for Your New Product Until You Know This

Sales Benchmark Index

Has your company got a new product in development? Is it working its through your organization, from R&D, to Product, getting feedback from Marketing and Sales and gaining fans and momentum as it travels? Perhaps it’s been described, prototyped, or.

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How Salespeople Can Better Prioritize Using Purchase Intent Data

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. This week I interview John Steinert , CMO of TechTarget.

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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.

Maximizing Motivation: Why Well-Intentioned Incentive Programs Don’t Work and How to Improve Them

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Rick Garlick and Bob Nelson Several years ago, a company came up with a creative way to recognize its top performing employees. Through a nomination process, a select group of high achievers would be given a couple of days off from their normal jobs, flown to a nice venue, and asked to participate in a series of “think tank” exercises with senior management on how the company could operate more effectively.

2 Ways to Win at LinkedIn

Alice Heiman

61 million LinkedIn users are senior level influencers and 40 million are in decision-making positions. There are 87 million millennials on LinkedIn with 11 million in decision-making positions. LinkedIn has almost 600,000 users in more than 200 countries ( OmniCore ).

Should the VP of Customer Success Report to the VP of Sales?

Sales Benchmark Index

Customer Success continues to be one of the hottest topics on the mind of the sales leaders and CEO’s we work with. Few will argue against the benefits of Customer Success – driving profitable growth, product adoption and customer reference-ability.

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66% of Companies Lack a Formalized Lead Generation Process - CSO Insights Study

SalesforLife

As a Chief Revenue Officer, it’s daunting to think about your 2019 sales goals. The CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) might have your targets accelerate 10%, 20% or even higher next year.

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?

Bonus vs. Commission: What’s the Difference?

Xactly

Sales compensation is a balancing act. First and foremost, you need to incent your sales team to close deals. Without the right incentives and fair pay, performance will suffer. But you also must pay reps at an affordable cost to your company.

2 Reasons Hiring Remote Salespeople Will Help You Grow in 2019

Openview

I talk to many startups these days who aren’t keen on hiring remote salespeople. And it genuinely baffles me as to why. The main pushback I see as someone who helps businesses build sales teams is “collaboration and culture.”

Forging the Path for Customer Operations

Sales Benchmark Index

Scott Asher most recently led Customer Operations for RentPath, a leading digital marketplace connecting millions of consumers with apartments, condos, and houses for rent through their massive network and websites. Scott spent 6 years in the emerging role of VP of Customer.