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How to Move Forward and Increase Sales During Uncertain Times

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog post, we pray for the health and safety of those at risk or sick during this time in human history.

All That’s Changed Is Their Objectives

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. “Starve your distractions, feed your focus.” ” — Daniel Goleman. I had to sit back and think hard about how to jump into the stream of pundit babble about COVID 19.

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Empathy and EI: Soft Skills and Sales Results

Connect2Sell

These are the questions buyers ask themselves about sellers. These back-of-the-mind questions influence buyers’ decisions to meet with you and buy from you. emotional intelligence selling skills soft skills for sales professionals Soft Skills and Sales

How Market-Leading Customer Success Teams Are Responding to CoVid-19

Sales Benchmark Index

CoVid-19 is creating an unprecedented situation. In the short history of Customer Success, we have not seen a crisis of this magnitude. Even those of us that are tenured, and have the gray hair to prove it, don’t have another.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

10 Strategies for Using ringDNA to Better Manage Remote Sales Teams

RingDNA

Like most sales teams, you may be experiencing the challenge of shifting teams to remote work while ensuring that you don’t slow down revenue operations. This is something we at ringDNA care a lot about.

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Numbers down? 3 steps to deal with stress in sales during the COVID-19 crisis

Close.io

It's unprecedented: The world is in chaos, and everyone's work situation has changed drastically for the foreseeable future. You're realizing for the first time that working from home isn't what you thought it would be, and your numbers are down. Really down.

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How to Reset Your Forecast Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sales Benchmark Index

With the uncertainty of CoVid-19 looming over your market and your customers’ markets, are you finding your already taxed forecasting processes are reaching their breaking point or leaving you with more questions than answers?

Pre-Boarding Ideas for New Hires

The Center for Sales Strategy

Years ago, companies gave little to no thought to pre-boarding — engaging with a new hire between the time they accept your offer and their first day. Once a candidate was hired, they were given a firm handshake and a start date.

How Market Leaders are Responding to CoVid-19 Pandemic

Sales Benchmark Index

These are unprecedented times. When we published our Q1 Research, we saw some warnings on the horizon that could lead to a recession. CoVid-19 and our society’s response has been a larger and faster shock to the system than anyone.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Want to be an Expert?

Sales 2.0

I have had conversations with sales executives in the past where we came to an interesting conclusion: it would help them sell more if they were an expert. Seems to make sense right? If you were an expert, wouldn’t it help you sell more?

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Script to Deal with the Covid-19 Objection

Mr. Inside Sales

“We’re just not doing anything until this virus situation is settled…”. Sound familiar? It should. You probably get this objection, or some version of it, every day now. And for good reason. We’re all in unchartered territory now.

AI: The Ultimate B2B Growth Accelerator

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Michael Dehoyos Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly involved in every industry and aspect of our lives.

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Keeping the Lights on Through the Crisis – What Do We Do Now?

Sales Benchmark Index

An executive team sits in front of their computers watching the concerned and, in some cases, confused faces of one another. They have completed the gut-wrenching discussion about who stays and who goes, either permanently or temporarily, to provide some.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Real Estate and the Corona Virus

Grant Cardone

I have been planning for an economic correction for some time now and been very verbal about it.

Covid-19 Email Responses to Use Now

Mr. Inside Sales

In my continuing blog series on how to handle the stalls, objections, and real-world situations in sales caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, below you’ll find some suggested email responses to situations you may be running into.

What is the Difference Between Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing?

SocialSellinator

Many people use digital marketing and social media marketing interchangeably. They believe that engaging in different social media platforms is digital marketing, but this is just a part of it. Digital Marketing social media

How a CRO Overcame Market Headwinds by Transforming a Legacy Company

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Scott Santucci, CEO of Growth Enablement Ecosystems, joins us to discuss digital transformation and how it impacts revenue growth. Digital is transforming the market as companies like Apple and Amazon reign supreme.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

COVID-19: It’s Not Time to Stop Selling!

Engage Selling

With everything going on the world with coronavirus, remember that it’s not time to stop selling! I understand at the moment, depending on where you are in the world, your situation may not allow for selling like you normally do.

How to Be Successful at Remote Sales, According to HubSpot's Remote Salesforce

Hubspot Sales

Before I started working remotely, I was slightly uneasy. I was worried about not being productive, feeling isolated, and not having a good space to work from. It turns out, these fears weren't unique.

The New (Breakout) Growth Formula: Customer Success + Predictive Sales

Sales Hacker

Here’s an important, and often overlooked, fact about B2B sales and marketing: Your customer data holds all the keys you need to grow your business. To succeed, you need to trust the data and step into predictive sales. It’s not as easy as it sounds, though.

Practical Tips to Do Remote Sales Effectively

Vainu

A long and firm handshake. This gesture used to signify the end of a long sales process.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Extraordinary Times require Simple Extraordinary Storytelling

Babette Ten Haken

Simple, extraordinary storytelling is generating right now. Well, here we all are. Together. Dealing with an unprecedented health scenario which impacts absolutely every aspect of our lives. These, indeed, are extraordinary times.

What To Do When Your Sales Team is Struggling

Alice Heiman

When sales teams struggle , I like to investigate three critical aspects of their sales strategy. . Market Position. Ideal Customer Profile . Value Proposition. A strategy that helps you hit your revenue target consistently always includes the above elements.

Keep Your B2B Sales & Sanity Intact During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Sales Hacker

In sales, it’s normal to deal with slow seasons, bad seasons, and horrible seasons. But none of those compare to the current situation. The COVID-19 outbreak has been hitting the world where it hurts since February, ultimately affecting our lifestyles, our plans, and, naturally, our businesses.

Adjusting to Working from Home: When You Can’t Meet Face-to-Face

The Center for Sales Strategy

For many sales managers and account executives, working from home is a brand-new concept. And like any emerging work style, those who've had more in-office job experiences feel skeptical about remote work. The Center for Sales Strategy (CSS) has embraced the work from home lifestyle.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

Executive Interview with Matt McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Conversica

Smart Selling Tools

Q: WHAT ARE THE TOP WAYS COMPANIES CAN TRANSFORM SALES TO IMPROVE THEIR PROSPECTS' BUYING EXPERIENCE IN THE NEXT 12-24 MONTHS. MATT– It’s vital for sales teams to understand that ~60% of the education phase is completed prior to a prospect even engaging with an organization.

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Selling Your Way Out of a Crisis

Anthony Iannarino

The time for you to start climbing out of the hole that you find yourself in is now. There is no benefit from waiting to begin your recovery. It doesn’t help you to wait until things settle down, watching them get worse, feeling a sense of dread, allowing yourself to be disempowered by events.

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5 Tactics to Improve Your Follow-Up Cadence [With Examples]

Sales Hacker

There’s been a shift in how B2B organizations communicate through follow-ups and outreach. They’re taking a more B2C-like approach, optimizing the buying experience to win more business. Eight out of ten business buyers want the same experience as when they’re buying for themselves.