Sat.Jul 21, 2018 - Fri.Jul 27, 2018

The Data Science Behind Winning More Deals

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jeff Weil Data makes today’s world go round; there’s not much that can’t be distilled into a data point, and there’s not much about a company’s customers and prospects that doesn’t make its way into a CRM system for tracking and more intelligent decision-making.

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How to Take the “Snore” Out of Sales Training

Sales Benchmark Index

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5 Ways to Keep Your Sales Machine Efficient While Scaling Headcount

Sales Hacker

As sales leaders, most of us assume that many aspects of our sales machine will become inefficient during hypergrowth. As we think of ways to improve sales performance, a number of growth pains may come in the way: High acquisition costs.

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An Effective Guide for Creating Your Outbound Sales Script

Adaptive Business Services

For B2B businesses, a good outbound sales script is essential. In this article, we will be sharing some tips that will guide you in creating your outbound sales script. Why do outbound scripts matter?

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Social calling math

Sales 2.0

This post is a bit of a continuation from last week’s post. In that post I did some math. The math was about the conversion rates of cold calling based on data I have collected over the last few years from others and my own sales team.

In the Age of AI, Training Is More Critical Than Ever

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Erik Charles When sales professionals look at artificial intelligence (AI), what do they see? If they’re technology-averse, they might see a threat to their jobs. If they are big fans of technology, they might see a silver bullet that instantly boosts their results.

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Elite Salespeople are 200% Better in These 3 Sales Competencies

Understanding the Sales Force

Professional athletes have one trait in common - they are all very athletic and their skills are among the top several hundred in the world in their particular sport. For example, in Major League Baseball, there are 30 teams with 25 players each, making those ball players the top 750 in the world. Dig a little deeper and in each sport there is an even smaller subset of players who are all-stars.

3 Types of Questions that Transform Leads to Sales


DISCOVER is an acronym for the eight purposes of asking questions. Yes, there are only eight purposes. only eight reasons that people ever ask questions. Sellers tend to focus primarily on three purposes: gathering d ata (D), identifying desired o utcomes (O), and magnifying c onsequences (C). That means there are five types of questions most sellers seldom ask. sales questions

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5 Steps to Getting the Most Out of Your Sales Intelligence Data

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jean Chen and Carter Young There are many intriguing sales intelligence tools available and almost all of them promise a competitive advantage for your sales team.

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4 Simple Steps To Planning Your Most Effective Marketing Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

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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.

Webcams are a necessity for virtual sales professionals

The Pipeline

The Pipeline Guest Post – By Wayne Turmel. It’s not your father’s world of sales any more. The simple days of calling a client and doing a deal over coffee are long gone. Now, clients can screen calls, send our emails to spam and reject our sales pitches without ever having to look us in the eyes. Is this actually the death of salesmen? Not really. We may now live in a digital culture with all sorts of wireless gadgets, but nothing has replaced good, old-fashioned salesmanship.

Dear Buyers – It’s OK to Tell a Sales Rep NO

John Barrows

No is actually the second-best answer a sales rep can hear besides the obvious yes. The worst sin in sales is not for a sales rep to lose a deal, it’s to take a long time to lose a deal.

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Reps Not Closing? Pay Attention to Your Sales Pipeline

No More Cold Calling

Cold leads won’t get your team to quota. Closing is never the problem. Never” is a bold statement, but savvy sales leaders recognize that closing is the easy part. It’s sales prospecting techniques that are messed up.

Why Reporters Would Make the Best Salespeople

Sales Benchmark Index

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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.

How to Guard Your Sales Prospecting Against 'Fake News'

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jake Shaffren The 2016 presidential election in the United States brought “fake news” into the vernacular of a growing number of Americans. While some use the term to deny the truth of any news story with which they might not agree, most view the term to encompass stories which are basically fabricated out of thin air. . It is not a new problem.

If It’s Not Broken – Break It

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Everybody wants to be disruptive, well, in reality, everyone wants to be AI, but when it seems a bit of a stretch, they settle for ‘disruptive.’ ’ But like charity, disruption begins at home. There is no doubt that sales is a people game, which means the experience buyers have with us during the cycle, and how we make buyers feel will have a direct impact on the outcome.

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Who Do You Know That Deserves A Standing O?

Score More Sales

We all have lessons we’ve learned in life as time has gone on. Certain people have influenced us. In the sales field, many of us have had mentors, peers, managers, leaders and sponsors who may have influenced us. In our homes we’ve had relatives and friends teaching us and guiding us. sales leadership profession of sales

How to Kill a Sales Team in 90 Days

Sales Benchmark Index

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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.

5 Ways To Deal With A Picky Customer

MTD Sales Training

We’ve all had them; those customers for whom nothing you ever do is enough, or everything you do is wrong, or you’re blamed for everything that isn’t your fault. A picky customer is usually like that with every situation. It’s probably not just you. It could be that their character is simply one for whom nothing reaches the level of perfection they are looking for. What can you do if you come across one of these hard-to-please situations?

7 Ways to Respond When Your Prospect Asks for a Discount

Hubspot Sales

A discount can help accelerate a slow-moving deal, create goodwill, and give you leverage for requesting concessions. But you’ll only reap these benefits by discounting strategically -- not whenever your prospect asks for one.

Why Podcasting Has Great Reach and is the Least Expensive Content Creator


While most companies scramble to create content, they remain unaware that podcast content is the least expensive tactic per impression and listener. This is due to the unique nature of podcasting which allows many uses for the final recorded and printed program transcript. The following is a story, really a compiled story about different real people we know, using podcasting in many ways. A few podcasters use almost every tactic listed here.

Don’t Stop Your Pricing Program After the Initial Improvement in EBIDTA?

Sales Benchmark Index

As part of your financial Strategic Objectives, you kicked off 2018 with a new Pricing Strategy to ensure your organization reaches their EBITDA goal. Fast forward to the present, H2 just finished and your Sales Leader is panicking. Top Line.

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.

The 4 Most Common Buyer Types (And How To Sell To Them!)

MTD Sales Training

One feature of modern, relationship selling is that we need to understand about peoples’ preferred buying behaviour if we are to sell to more of them. It is a fact that people buy differently. Some people prefer to buy quickly, others slowly. Some people need a lot of information and detail, for others a sheet of A4 with bullet points is all the information they need. Some buyers make purchases on impulse; others take their time and try to avoid risk.

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10 Essential Selling Skills Every Sales Rep Needs in 2018

Hubspot Sales

Selling Skills. Educate prospects with new ideas and perspectives. Collaborate with prospects. Demonstrate potential return on investment. Listen to prospects. Understand prospect needs. Help prospects avoid obstacles. Craft a compelling solution. Accurately depict the purchasing process.

Sales Tips: Three Questions to Predict if Your Customer Will Renew

Customer Centric Selling

Courtesy of Primary Intelligence, a CustomerCentric Selling® Partner. Building a strong customer base is a game of inches, as the football analogy goes. To sell the deal, you have to find the right market, build the right product, and create a strong buying experience.

Do You Have a Productive Prospecting Process, or Do You Rely on the Efforts of Your ‘A’ Player and Wishful Thinking for the Others?

Sales Benchmark Index

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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?

How to Build an Effective Pipeline and Increase Sales 5x [PART 1: Getting more leads]

Sales Hacker

The post How to Build an Effective Pipeline and Increase Sales 5x [PART 1: Getting more leads] appeared first on Sales Hacker. Choice Growlabs Partner Sales Process Webinars

9 Little-Known Ways to Find New Prospects on LinkedIn

Hubspot Sales

LinkedIn Prospecting Tips. Look at the "People Also Viewed" Sidebar. Reach Out to Prospects in New Roles. Investigate Your Competitors' Networks. Scroll Through Skill Endorsements. Use Alumni Search. See Who’s Commented On Your Prospects’ Posts. Browse Users Who Have Interacted With Your Posts. Use Boolean Google Search. Create a search alert. For most salespeople, social selling on LinkedIn is a way of life.

Sales Reps Love Their CRM!

Smart Selling Tools

Sales reps love their CRM. They love spending hours entering information about the email activity they’ve had with customers, meetings held, proposals delivered, and especially updating their forecast. In fact, who doesn’t love a good forecast session with their sales manager?

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Touchpoint Analysis – Your Key to Unlocking the Secrets of the Customer Journey

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.