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Three Proven Ways to Increase the Value of Your Sales Content

Smart Selling Tools

If you’re a reader of Smart Selling Tools, chances are you understand the inherent value in equipping sellers with the materials they need to engage buyers. But what is that value, exactly? We at Seismic recently partnered with research firm Demand Metric to find out.

10 Ways to Determine if Your Sales Prospect was Engaged

Understanding the Sales Force

It was like losing my favorite pair of gym shorts, forgetting where I parked my car, or not being able to get my computer to restart. The past week presented me with its share of technology challenges.

Leadership Begins First and Foremost within Each of Us

Increase Sales

Yesterday I received some course catalogs from a well known university advocating a plethora of leadership courses. What these courses and other books fail to recognize is leadership must begin, first and foremost, with each of us.

How the CRO of an Emerging Technology Company Drives Revenue

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest on SBI TV is Ryan Leavitt, the Chief Revenue Officer for LearnCore. Ryan is a serial entrepreneur who knows how to drive revenue growth which is the lifeblood of an emerging business. I can’t think of a better.

An Inside Look Into Sales Development Practices in 2018

A peek into the experience and learning of a sales development representative for a first-hand understanding. An organization can benefit from these insights and improvise the working of the sales team accordingly for the new market.

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I Wasn’t High When I Said Women in Sales Rock

No More Cold Calling

There’s something to be said for the “woman’s touch” in sales. I was called out on Twitter by someone challenging my post about why women excel at sales. This person implied that I was smoking some funny stuff or lived in a state where weed is legal.

Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Align the Sales Organization to Strategic Corporate Initiatives

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 Chris Tratar , VP of Product of SAVO.

Navigate Your Company to Rapidly Developing Markets

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us for today’s show is Hassane El-Khoury, the CEO of Cypress, the leader of the semiconductor industry. Hassane’s mission is to establish Cypress as the global supplier of choice for innovative companies in high-growth markets. Cypress is leading the industry.

Emerging trends in medical device sales

Sales Training Connection

Medical Device Selling Trends. ORTHOWORLD published an article in their February 2012 ORTHOKNOW newsletter summarizing key points Richard shared in a Medsider podcast with Scott Nelson on emerging trends in medical device sales.

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The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.

Mailchimp – Everything You Think You Know About Email Is Outdated

Fill the Funnel

MailChimp – Everything You Think You Know About Email Is Outdated Everything you think you know about Email providers is outdated. One of the hardest things to do with technology once you have mastered it is to keep learning, updating and rethinking what you know about it. What worked yesterday might not be effective today. […]. The post Mailchimp – Everything You Think You Know About Email Is Outdated appeared first on Fill the Funnel. Marketing Automation Web Tools MailChimp

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Overcoming the Fear of Prospecting. It’s Only a Mind Game.

The Sales Hunter

It’s a rare person who wakes up in the morning excited to do nothing but prospecting. It’s even rarer to find a person who enjoys doing it day after day, week after week. The average person would call that the definition of insanity, but give me three minuetes and I’ll try to get you past […]. Blog Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

7 KPIs Evaluate Go-To-Market Effectiveness

Sales Benchmark Index

Evaluating the effectiveness of a Go-to-Market (GTM) strategy, and the team driving it, is a challenge. How do you know if you have the right GTM strategy? Here are 7 KPIs a CFO can use to assess their GTM plan. Article Corporate Strategy SBI for Private Equity SBI for SMB CFO chief financial officer Evaluate Go-To-Market Effectiveness Go-To-Market revenue generation revenue strategy

#SalesChats Ep. 47: How Sales Can Become More of a Strategic Weapon with Roy Osing

Pipeliner

How Sales Can Become More of a Strategic Weapon. It takes a lot more than a hatful of tricks to sell today–it takes a clever, thought-through strategic approach. What does that really mean?

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.

15 Tips For Asking More Effective Sales Questions

Hubspot Sales

Sales qualification is a game of questions. Unless you ask the right questions, you won't uncover the right needs. Unless you ask the right questions, you won't understand the right problems to solve. But there's an art to asking sales questions.

Can You Fix Your Sales Hiring Mistakes?

Score More Sales

Sales leaders tell us they have a good percentage of reps who are not pulling their weight. Not only are some of their reps not making quota, but they are not working hard. It seems in many cases that they have unmotivated (or de-motivated) reps

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Change Leadership: Does It Have a Place in Sales?

The Sales Hunter

Change is good, as long as you’re not the one who has to change, right? Why do so many people cry out for change, but all the while wanting the other person to change to their point of view. Sales is change leadership in action, and yet what I find so amazing is how much […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills leader sales leadership

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5 Tips to a Clean, Profitable Sales Pipeline for Inside Sales Managers

Sales Hacker

This article takes you through 5 crucial tips to efficiently manage your sales pipeline. Before we jump right in, let’s define what a sales pipeline is. A sales pipeline is a systematic and visual representation of your sales process.

From Sales Enablement to Sales Performance: Moving the Needle on the Metrics That Matter

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Vice President, Sales Transformation Services, Digital Transformation, Inc.

More than 8 analyst firms, the Association for Talent Development, and the Sales Enablement Society have all defined “sales enablement” – each slightly differently. In hundreds of organizations, the sales enablement function is run differently, with a different focus, responsibilities, and initiatives. To make matters worse, according to a 2017 study by CSO Insights, “Sales enablement is a growing trend, but sales performance is not improving. Clearly, something is missing.” What’s missing is a clear focus on driving measurable improvement in sales performance and the expertise required to truly move the needle on the metrics that matter. Want to step up, separate yourself from the pack, and maximize your company’s investment in Sales Enablement? Then join sales transformation expert Mike Kunkle for this webinar (where your questions are welcomed and expected!)

12 Tips to Leave the Perfect Sales Voicemail

Hubspot Sales

There's no doubt about it -- leaving a good sales voicemail is hard. And even if you do record a well-crafted message, do prospects actually listen to them, or take the time to call you back? Not usually. So what’s the point? Should salespeople even bother with voicemails? Absolutely, and here’s why.

How to Build Your Sales Operations Team from Scratch

InsightSquared

Sales operations has been around for quite some time, but lately the function has been gaining momentum. Instead of behind-the-scenes sales support, sales ops now acts as a strategic partner for sales VPs and leadership.

Sales Motivation Video: Learn How to Motivate Yourself

The Sales Hunter

Do you know the secret of accelerated growth? Well, it’s not really a secret. You have to learn to motivate yourself. Today’s expectations become tomorrow’s norms. Check out the video to see what I mean: A coach can help you excel in your sales career! Invest in yourself by checking out my coaching program today! Copyright 2018, […]. Blog Sales Motivation motivation sales motivation sales success

7 Habits of Highly Successful SDRs

Sales Hacker

Below, I’m going to dive right into the top 7 habits a Sales Development Rep (SDR) should develop. But, before that, let’s understand why this is so important. The Sales Development Representative (SDR) is quite the professional paradox.

How Video Learning Is Transforming Skill Mastery in Sales

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO, About-Face Development

Video learning is not new, but the marriage of video learning and today’s technology is transforming our ability to achieve skill mastery in sales. Join us as we delve into how technology advancements in learning are changing the game and why it’s critical to sales success.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Sales Process

Hubspot Sales

What is a sales process? Sales process” most often refers to a repeatable set of steps your sales team takes with a prospect to move them from early stage to a closed customer. A good sales process helps your reps consistently close deals by giving them a framework to follow.

The Problem With Dashboards/Metrics

Partners in Excellence

We all have our dashboards and key indicators. We assess performance base on dial, meters, red/green/yellow lights. We sit at our desks going through mind numbing screens measuring everything that’s going on.

Listen more, talk less … and drive more revenue

Pointclear

6 skills required for active listening. You’d think that the secret to having quality conversations would be being a good talker. But the opposite is true. It’s being a good listener. This is a skill that we teach our associates, who spend their days making dials (80 to 100 a day) and engaging B2B sales prospects on behalf of our clients.

Sales Leaders: Why You Must Maximize Your Team's Potential

SalesforLife

This week I was in New Delhi, India working with the sales leadership team at Microsoft’s inside sales digital center. The team was eager to learn new skills, and frankly surprised me with all the sales methodologies, books, podcasts, etc. that they consume on the regular basis.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

8 KPIs Every Sales Manager Should Measure in 2018

Hubspot Sales

KPIs for Sales Managers. New Leads/Opportunities. Client Acquisition Rates. Sales Volume by Location. Competitor Pricing. Existing Client Engagement. Employee Satisfaction. Upsell/Cross-Sell Rates. Net Promoter Score (NPS).

Sales Management…Isn’t Management

Pipeliner

I’ve always maintained that a truly great person responsible for a team of sales professionals doesn’t “manage” at all. Traditional sales “managers” spend their time enacting what the sales discipline prescribes. Their intent is to move the sales team up the learning curve on sales fundamentals to make sales individuals better; to improve their performance. how to make a cold call. how to spot a good lead. how to manage their sales funnel more productively. how to author a good sales proposal.

Renewing Customers or Retaining Them? Tactics or Strategy?

Babette Ten Haken

There is a difference between renewing customers and retaining them. Just take a walk around an organization. Ask employees where they fit into the renewal versus retention equation. Depending on where people sit around the business table, they see the same things differently.

If You Believe Cold Calling Is Dead, You’ve Already Lost. Here’s Why.

SalesforLife

Let’s get right to it. I’m sick and tired of big, obnoxious platitudes like “cold calling is dead!” They are dangerous, and quite frankly if you’re spouting them or believing them, you’re not just missing the boat, you were never on it in the first place. Social Selling Continuous Learning sales

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

Find and engage customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks.