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7 Signs You Should Walk Away From a Prospect

Hubspot Sales

Walking away is hard, especially when it comes to potential deals. After all, you've spent time, energy, and resources building a relationship — and giving up means you have nothing to show for it. But in the long run, having a pulse on when to walk away and disqualify leads will help you refine your efforts and make you a much more efficient, effective salesperson.

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GTM Plays: How to Win the Race for Sales Productivity

Zoominfo

Although it may sound counterintuitive, multiple periods of economic uncertainty have revealed a striking pattern: the biggest winners in business are those who keep investing in growth. And regardless of how the current economic headwinds play out, Bain & Company partner Jordan Lee says this era’s winners will be the companies that focus their go-to-market strategies around highly efficient, data-driven plays.

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Top Reasons Salespeople Don't Close The Deal

The Center for Sales Strategy

For any sales manager, it's incredibly frustrating when their salespeople don’t seem to be able to close the deal. A successful sale often depends on the product and customer knowledge of the salesperson, but what happens when the hard work isn’t translating into results? Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons why your team may not be closing deals - from common hurdles like difficulty establishing credibility and understanding client needs to more nuanced issues like forgoing preparation

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Helping Buyers “Get Their Ducks in a Row” is the #1 Thing Your Sales Team Must Do

Membrain

What should your b2b sales team do when a prospect shows up looking for a solution, and confident that yours is the right one?

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The New GTM Playbook: 18 Ways to Future-Proof Your Sales Team

Longer sales cycles. Increasingly discerning buyers. More meetings. Intensifying competition. Economic uncertainty. Go-to-market teams of every size, in every industry, are grappling with these challenges firsthand. Thankfully, there’s an answer. We’ve developed an entirely new way for GTM leaders to identify and execute proven, data-driven strategies that drive revenue.

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AI Rising: Should Sales Leaders be Updating Their Resumes?

Sales and Marketing Management

The accelerated adoption of AI-powered sales solutions will undoubtedly whittle down the human element required for sales funnel management. But how far can this go? The post AI Rising: Should Sales Leaders be Updating Their Resumes? appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Influence Versus Persuasion in Sales

Janek Performance Group

People will dig in, prior to giving in. Parents will probably agree with me — if you have ever tried to persuade a tired two-year-old that it was time for their nap, only to watch them resist, you’ve experienced the dig in effect. The best way to handle a prospect who digs in as a sales professional is to prevent a prospect from doing so in the first place.

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4 Criteria for a High-Quality Prospect

Selling Energy

You should always strive for quality over quantity in your prospects. To avoid wasting precious time with prospects that have a low probability of turning into customers, spend some time on the front end to qualify your prospects and invest more of your time in a small group of high-quality ones.

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Surviving the Next Recession: What it Means for Sales Leaders

Braveheart Sales

The business world is cyclical, and as history has shown, economic recessions are inevitable. For sales leaders, being prepared for the next recession is crucial to ensure the survival and success of their sales teams and organizations. In this blog, we will explore what it means for sales leaders to be ready for the next recession and the potential side effects they may encounter.

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5 Steps for Better Sales Content Management

Allego

Samantha had been working tirelessly to close a deal with a promising customer. As she was about to send a crucial report to the prospect, she realized she couldn’t find it anywhere. Frantically, she searched through the company’s sales content library, her computer files, and her email inbox, but to no avail. The report seemed to have disappeared into thin air.

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Supercharge Your Sales: 5 Steps to Effortless Selling

Sales teams often lose precious time hunting for updated sales materials, while marketing struggles to keep these assets accessible and current. It's not just about managing; it's about seamlessly finding, presenting, and sharing critical sales content. All of this takes place within an intuitive, unified platform. Dive into Showell's groundbreaking content management realm.

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Why Data Matters When Recruiting People that Will Sell

Anthony Cole Training

Let’s talk about why data matters when recruiting people that WILL sell versus CAN sell. There is a big difference.

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The Step That Will Never Go Away

Sales and Marketing Management

Somewhere along the journey from hard sell to sales funnel, we have lost a key skill in the seller’s toolkit: the close. A closer look at what we're struggling with. The post The Step That Will Never Go Away appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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How Mission-Driven Companies Benefit From Founder-Led Sales

Alice Heiman

It’s not surprising that Bronwyn Spira, after trying many different sales strategies, landed back on the founder-led model. In mission-driven companies, founders often deliver the most compelling pitch. She then set about recruiting a sales and marketing team to support the sales process across the entire customer journey. Stick with us to the end where Bronwyn leaves us with her three growth tips for every CEO.

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3 Ways to Motivate Your Sellers During Economic Challenges

Force Management

Economic challenges can take a huge toll on workforce morale. Your sales force is likely encountering obstacles they haven’t faced before, and it’s possible that’s affecting their ability to win.

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Redefining the CDP: 8 Data-Driven Designs for Successful Customer Journeys

In this guide, discover 8 use cases for how a customer data platform can tackle common challenges faced by marketing, commerce, service, and sales teams. With helpful diagrams and simple explanations in each use case, see how Salesforce’s CDP, Data Cloud for Marketing, powers personalized, real-time experiences across marketing, with capabilities that include: Optimizing ad spend Powering dynamic website content Increasing upselling and cross-selling Resolving service cases with marketing data B

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Your Employees are Burned Out – Here’s How You Can Save Them

The Center for Sales Strategy

The dreaded condition - burnout. It creeps through your office like a slow fog. It’s easy to miss at first, but once burnout sets in, it’s nearly impossible to navigate forward. A recent study by Gallup found that 70% of employees either sometimes or often feel burned out at work. Burnout isn’t just “needing a break” from work. It’s a state of chronic job stress that results in overall frustration, exhaustion, and defeat.

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Get Your Story Told

Sales and Marketing Management

Earned media coverage is one of the most effective brand-building tools available. These top publishing platforms can make the push for earned media a lot more effective. The post Get Your Story Told appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Ten Facebook Marketing Tips In 2023

SocialSellinator

Social media marketing is a powerful tool for insurance agencies looking to reach and engage their target customers. From increasing brand visibility to creating more meaningful relationships with prospects, the advantages of using social media strategies are limitless.

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Can We Be Helpful And Still Make Our Quotas?

Partners in Excellence

When I read my feeds or listen to a lot of “experts,” the focus is always on hitting our quotas, maxing our commissions, achieving our goals. Listening to sales executives, the focus is, constantly, making your numbers. And then there are the consequences of not doing so. Our jobs are at stake, even our companies are threatened. One imagines a sword of Damocles hanging over seller’s heads with the constant threat of making quota.

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Retail Tech: Empower Associates, Optimize CX, and Boost Productivity

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? With that in mind, how can we empower our store associates to leverage new technology to optimize the customer experience and boost productivity? This exclusive webinar with Andrew Regan will dive into strategies to empower retail associates for success with new technology.

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MUST-KNOW Money Advice on the Come Up

Grant Cardone

I learned many lessons on the come-up that eventually helped me reach financial freedom for myself and my family. But here’s a secret no one will tell you… You DON’T have to learn them the hard way. In fact, I’m going to share 15 principles to create wealth, so you can get started NOW! There […] The post MUST-KNOW Money Advice on the Come Up appeared first on GCTV.

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How to Kick Off Your SaaS Sales Career

Hubspot Sales

The SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) business model is one of the fastest-growing of the last decade. Because most SaaS products are subscription-based and allow for recurring revenue, this business model is becoming the go-to for many businesses — new and old. With this growth comes tons of new job opportunities for salespeople looking to get into the tech industry.

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Creating a Value Based Resume – Stop TELLING and Start SELLING

Product Management University

Creating a value based resume means it’s time to treat yourself as a product that has strategic (employer) value. The hard part is avoiding the trap of TELLING employers what the product (you) does versus SELLING its value. Here we are in the early part of 2023 and so many of my talented friends, former colleagues and customers have fallen victim to the mass layoffs in high tech.

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Dumb And Dumber…….

Partners in Excellence

I’ve been noticing a torrent of “hints and prompts” from the ChatGPT guru’s looking at email personalization, specifically around business personas. These experts are providing insights around how to personalize outreaches through ChatGPT prompts. As I read through these expert insights, the movie “Dumb and Dumber” kept going through my mind.

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3 Sizzling Ways to Warm up Cold Calls

Even in today’s data-driven sales world, cold calling remains a fact of life for many go-to-market professionals. Fortunately, today’s sales leaders have a crucial advantage over their predecessors: market intelligence and outreach platforms that can warm up virtually any introduction.

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Should YOU Get Verified on Social Media?

Grant Cardone

Until recently, getting verified on social media meant you had a lot of followers and were someone of influence. In short, you had some clout. Now, the most prominent platforms are offering this status for anyone willing to pay… But is it worth it? Before you let Elon or Zuckerberg swipe your card, we will […] The post Should YOU Get Verified on Social Media?

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Sales Lead Tracking: The HubSpot Guide to Automatically Tracking and Reporting Leads

Hubspot Sales

Sales lead tracking can answer the million-dollar question: "How do I know if my team is maximizing their opportunity to close every lead?" Or, "how do I ensure my team reaches out to all their assigned leads?” If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions because something in your lead management or sales flow is not working for you, you’ve come to the right place.

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Are You Ready to Improve Next Week’s Results?

Smooth Sale

Photo by Bluehouseskis via Pixabay Attract the Right Job Or Clientele: Are You Ready to Improve Next Week’s Results? Reminding yourself of your utmost desire for achievement is an ongoing practice. First, know that it will be a rare person who experiences only the good during an entire week. As the week winds down, reviewing all the good and the less-than-desirable circumstances you experienced is an excellent practice.

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A Differentiating Skill: Depth Of Thinking

Partners in Excellence

What really differentiates sellers in helping customers in complex B2B buying processes? Is it the products they represent? Possibly a little, but in reality, when the customer develops a short list of alternatives, any of the solutions can meet their needs. Is it the price of the solution? When there is no other basis of differentiation, price will always win.

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Connect, Care, Convert: Secrets to Establishing Trust with Niche Markets and Turning Them Into Clients

Speaker: Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

Niche markets represent a huge opportunity for the financial services industry in America. From college students and women to communities of color and low-to-moderate-income households, niche populations have specialized financial needs – but they often underutilize many valuable financial products and services. How can you better connect with these consumers?

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Hitting the C-Suite's Point

Selling Energy

When you’re talking to the C-suite you need to be aware of who they are and the reasons they get up in the morning. For example, think of a CEO. Who hires them? A board of directors. Why are they hired? Leadership, sure. However, they are also hired to organize and manage a company while making it more valuable.

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Pros & Cons of AI Email in Sales [+Tools to Consider]

Hubspot Sales

To say that ChatGPT has thrown the internet into a frenzy would be an understatement. Since December 2022, interest in the search term “AI tools” has skyrocketed by 292% in the U.S. alone. Now Google, HubSpot , and Microsoft are racing to develop their own versions of AI chat tools to compete with ChatGPT. Here's the burning question: Does AI have a place in sales, and how does it affect our current sales processes?

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Do Your Communications Encourage Your Audience to Act?

Smooth Sale

Photo by Geralt via Pixabay Attract the Right Job Or Clientele: Do Your Communications Encourage Your Audience to Act? The sales philosophy is to make the selling process credible and communications simple, all to increase the desire to begin a new relationship and encourage a ‘Yes!’ But as Yogi Berra once said, ‘It isn’t over until it’s over!

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