Sat.Feb 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 01, 2019

Welcome to Customer Revenue Optimization – The New Science of Selling

Altify

I don’t know when exactly it happened, but it definitely happened in the last 15 years – selling changed. While there has always been complexity in business to business selling, the proliferation of information and connectedness amongst people has created a far more sophisticated buyer.

The Power of Show and Tell:  3 Ways to use Props in your Sales Presentation or Pitch

Performance Sales and Training

For many of us, bringing a pet, a favorite toy or even person to school for show and tell was our earliest experience using a prop. Why didn’t the teacher just have us tell a story? Because teachers know that a verbal story alone is not enough to hold the attention of a room full of children.

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Why is Sales Enablement Important? 5 Reasons and Examples

BrainShark

There's no question that many more sales enablement teams exist today than even 5 or 6 years ago. Here's why so many companies are hopping on the sales enablement bandwagon

The Secret Code to Mastering Mindset

Jeffrey Gitomer

From Mindful to Mindset, Part 1. The personal development buzzword for the last decade or so has been MINDSET. Here’s a bit of history and explanation…. NAPOLEON HILL is the grandfather of MINDSET.

The Showpad Sales Transformation Maturity Model

The Showpad Sales Transformation Maturity Model helps organizations understand where they are today in terms of meeting buyer expectations — and how key teams can drive transformation that impacts the bottom-line. Download the free eBook for a pragmatic approach to growing sales maturity.

A Conversation with SalesLoft CEO, Kyle Porter

John Barrows

I couldn’t be more excited for SalesLoft’s upcoming Rainmaker19 conference held in Atlanta on March 11-13th. This is one of my favorite conferences of the year put on by one of my favorite companies.

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Product Knowledge is Overrated

The Sales Heretic

Companies spend thousands—even millions—of dollars every year training their salespeople and sales channels on the minutia of their products and services. In fact, many companies use the term “sales training” when what they really mean is “product training.” And that’s a mistake.

The Secret of What Creates a Positive Mindset

Jeffrey Gitomer

From Mindful to Mindset, Part 2. MINDSET is preceded by MINDFUL. Mindful, or self-mindfulness, is the first, and most important step to your mindset. Positive outcomes start with MINDFULNESS, not MINDSET.

How to Use the Your Experience with Turbulence to Overcome Resistance

Understanding the Sales Force

We were on a JetBlue flight from Florida to Boston and the turbulence was much worse than usual. More dramatic, longer lasting, and bad enough for the flight attendants to remain seated for the entire flight. You've probably experienced a flight like that too.

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Purchase Segmentation – The Key to Revenue Growth

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s Sunday, April 14th. It’s no ordinary Sunday. Today is the final round of the Masters, and Tiger Woods is in contention. The fans have showed up in the thousands at Augusta National to witness history. After a converting a.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

When was the last time you changed your sales process?

MTD Sales Training

Sales is a complicated, never-ending process of building relationships with prospects, building trust, answering questions, and moving the whole procedure through to the commitment stage.

Friday Five - Will to Manage Sales

Score More Sales

Do you have these five components as a sales manager? It takes much more to be successful, however these five areas make up what Objective Management Group calls the Will to Manage Sales. sales coaching sales leadership

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How to Be a Memorable Salesperson Part 7: Encourage Your Buyers

Connect2Sell

Now that we’re more than halfway through this CONNECT2Sell series on how to become a more memorable as a seller, be sure to go back and catch up on any posts you’ve missed. We’re covering 12 different ways you can make a lasting impression with buyers.

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Wow That Is a Lot of Slides! Should You Read Another Market Segmentation Study?

Sales Benchmark Index

Market Segmentation analysis and reports are a foundational component of strategic analysis, planning and decision-making for any CEO. Understanding market opportunity and market dynamics is critical. It informs how to make investments in people, time and money.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Solution vs. Budget

Anthony Cole Training

Typically, when a salesperson doesn't win an account it's due to a few different factors; the prospect didn't have a compelling reason to make a change, the salesperson didn't do enough to uncover their capacity to invest, or the incumbent wasn't properly eliminated from the running.

3 Proven Voicemail Tips

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. While it has been near 40 years that voicemail has been the constant companion to sales professionals, it still seems to challenge many, especially when it comes to connecting with unknown buyers. How do you get them to call you back and still hold your own?” Most salespeople I speak to, opt out and don’t leave a message the first time to an unknown prospect.

Cat Meme Queen Strikes Again: Bad CRM Data Quality is Even Worse Than You Think

DiscoverOrg Sales

Cat Meme Queen, CEO at Catmom3.com : That’s a potential title and email domain that could be entered into your web form fill to get that ebook or whitepaper you promised. THEY get a free ebook.

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Bad News—Your Expensive Marketing Tech Stack Doesn’t Mean You’re a Digital Innovator

Sales Benchmark Index

Too often marketing leaders focus their digital initiatives on one thing: lead generation. So, if you’re like most CMOs, you’re investing a lot of time and energy into your website, marketing automation platform and maybe some tools to provide enhanced.

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.

4 Steps to Crafting Compelling Value Propositions

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jennifer Tomlinson Consumer choice has never been greater. In fact, you can expect 30,000 new products to hit the market each year.

You Don’t Have Time to Ask for Referrals? [February Referral Selling Insights]

No More Cold Calling

If you don’t ask, you don’t get. Two colleagues complained they were so involved in their work, they didn’t have time to prospect. One guy even said he was thinking of cold calling (shudder) and doing more marketing. Why didn’t he think to ask for referrals? That’s a rhetorical question.

Over hiring is the startup kiss of death. Here’s how to avoid it.

Openview

Growing a business can often create a complicated conundrum for entrepreneurs: How do we get the people who have what it takes to help us believe in our mission enough to take a risk and join the cause?

How The World’s Top CMOs Take Ownership of Customer Lifecycle Management (CLM)

Sales Benchmark Index

The CMO who exclusively focuses on new lead generation is falling behind the market, their competitors, and their peers. This myopic view only focuses on one stage of the Customer Lifecycle. Conversely, revenue driven CMOs are making massive impacts to.

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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.

Stray thoughts on customer experience trends

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: TIM HOULIHAN There were a few things that struck me as being relevant that didn’t quite make it into the print version of my article on elevating your customer experience. In this case, they’re like the cattle that couldn’t be brought back into the herd before the gates closed on the corral.

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7 Actionable Tips to Re-Engage Old Sales Leads

Sales Hacker

Have you considered reconnecting with your old sales leads? You’re not alone. Getting traffic and leads is the biggest pain of 63 percent of all businesses. Source: HubSpot. But MarketingDonut says 44 percent of salespersons give up after one rejection.

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SalesTech Video Review Finlistics

Smart Selling Tools

SalesTech Video Review: Finlistics. Finlistics offers a complex and comprehensive business intelligence database of insights to create a rich profile of your prospects. By leveraging this information, sellers can have much more detailed conversations about the customers current business challenges.

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The Coming Sales Talent Crisis

Partners in Excellence

It’s clear that customers struggle to buy. The majority of complex B2B buying journeys end in no decision made. What we traditionally thought of as a relatively linear journey is now depicted as shown below.

Marketing and Sales Alignment for A Supercharged LinkedIn Strategy

Speaker: Candyce Edelen, CEO, PropelGrowth

Used properly, LinkedIn is the ultimate prospecting tool for B2B sales. It feeds a customer-centric sales process and enables a human-to-human interaction with very low cost compared to other prospecting methods. LinkedIn prospecting BLOWS AWAY the results from typical email marketing campaigns. You will receive far more positive replies from this than from any other outbound lead generation strategy. Join Candyce Edelen, CEO of PropelGrowth, to learn how over the course of 6 months, she was able to book hundreds of sales calls using LinkedIn.

Selling how you always have? Fuggetaboutit!

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Paul Nolan Jeffrey Gitomer wants every sales professional to spend three months selling in New York City and tell him how that works out for you. SMM: Your latest book, “Sales Manifesto,” is all about the drastic changes to the sales process and how to adapt.

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Weekly Roundup: Mastering Buyer Enablement in B2B Sales + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

- MOTIVATION -. NEVER PUT OFF TILL TOMORROW WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY". THOMAS JEFFERSON. AROUND THE WEB -. > > Mastering Buyer Enablement in B2B Sales — LinkedIn. When buyers win, you win.

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The Worst Phrases Salespeople Can Use in a Negotiation and What to Say Instead

Sales Hacker

Here’s the scene: you’ve worked hard (really hard) to get a deal to the “verbal yes” stage. Then, your prospect drops this on you: “We like you, but you need to do something about that price.”. Or this: “We’re ready to go, but I just need to make little revision to the contract…”.