Sat.Mar 03, 2018 - Fri.Mar 09, 2018

Meet The ‘A Listers’? Who Are Ruining Their Selling Careers

Bernadette McClelland

I read an article the other day, well it wasn’t an article, it was a bit of banter on LinkedIn, and a question was posed as to why only 20% of salespeople make quota. And seriously, the answers that came back and who they came back from, caused me some concern.

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.

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.

Do you challenge your prospects?

Sales 2.0

I just finished reading The Challenger Sale. (I I know, a bit late but finally done.). I have to go back and find where they decided to name the type of sales person that is most successful these days “challenger” I suspect there was some good debate on that name.

How to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

The curiosity consultant

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Paul Nolan General Electric executive Beth Comstock called Brad Grossman “human CliffsNotes.” Oscar-winning Hollywood producer Brian Grazer found Grossman to be literally irreplaceable as his “cultural attache.”

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Is This a Good Time to Speak?

Mr. Inside Sales

How do you feel about this opening? People either love it or hate it. Some sales people think it’s a more courteous way of speaking to a new prospect, that it shows respect and separates you from all the other salespeople who are barging in and delivering a monologue.

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.

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

4 new ways to engage your sales force

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Houlihan Is HR telling you your millennial sales reps don’t like their incentive plans? Are you really going to have a different incentive for the 26-year-old white female than the one for the 45-year-old Asian male?

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

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

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

There’s No Nobel Prize For Prospecting

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. One of the best ways to ensure you maximize your prospecting is to commit to a time in your day or week, where you are doing and thinking about nothing else but prospecting. Most are familiar with the concept of “time blocks” or “chunking,” setting time aside in advance for specific and necessary tasks; I assume that you all agree that prospecting is a necessity.

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

Selling Tips for People Who Aren’t Comfortable with Selling

Connect2Sell

Everyone sells. You’re selling ideas, decisions, vision, and more every day even if sales is not your chosen career. Or maybe you are in a sales role but feeling a little uncomfortable with some of the “sales-y” things you think you’ll have to do. These selling tips – based on research with buyers and stories from sellers - will give you a different way of approaching sales.

You don’t reward generations

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jim Valenti, Raul Garcia When it comes to rewards, an individual’s life stage dictates what drives them. Google “Millennial generation” and you’ll get over 28 million hits. Business began thinking about Millennials long before they first entered the workforce around 2000.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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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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.

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 To Boost Client Retention – Without Customer Service or Account Reps

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Ajay Gupta It’s well-known that keeping customers is much more cost-effective and profitable than securing new clients. Harvard Business Review estimated that customer acquisition is 5 to 25 times as expensive as customer retention. What’s more, a Bain & Company study found that increasing customer retention rates by a mere 5% boosts profits by 25% to 95%. But awareness and action are two different things.

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.

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

#B2BMX Recap: What Every B2B Marketer Should Focus on in 2018

Smart Selling Tools

I’ve been to many conferences over the years, but lately they’ve been centered around Sales.

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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.

Applying the 4-Drive Model

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Houlihan Kurt Nelson recently leveraged the 4-Drive Model with a global pharmaceutical firm that needed to revamp their sales incentive trips.

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.

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

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.

How To Build Up The Gains For Your Customers

MTD Sales Training

There are only two reasons why a customer’s business will want to change from what they’re doing to something else. The first is that your solutions offer something they don’t have now , and they will be able to benefit from having or using it. The second is if they are experiencing pains associated with the current situation and need to change it. That’s it. If those gains or pains don’t exist, then the customer will be very happy to stay where they are and not change.

What’s the Best Approach for Upselling Customers to New Solutions?

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Riesterer “But how do we sell in this situation?”. Research has a way of begetting more research. As soon as we conduct a study that illuminates how to address a certain moment in the purchase cycle, another customer comes along wondering how to handle a different selling scenario.

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Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

What Goes Around Comes Around

John Barrows

This has been one of my Guiding Principles for a while now, mainly because I’ve experienced it too many times to ignore it. This week alone I had two former clients reach out to me directly looking for training after switching to a new company. I also had one prospect who I never did business with reach out because they were in a new role. They all commented on how helpful I had been to them in their previous positions.

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.

5 Ways To Kill The Sale Before It’s Even Started

MTD Sales Training

It’s often said that the best salespeople don’t have to sell; they make it easy for the prospect to make the decision to buy. Even so, companies still need salespeople to actively go out there and show the results that their customers will achieve with their products and services. It’s still possible, though, that some sales are lost either before it’s begun, or very early on in the process. Here are just five of the things salespeople can do to kill the sale.