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Retain and Grow Top Performers with a Development Plan

The Center for Sales Strategy

The top organizations in any marketplace place a high value on their people because they are the foundation on which success is built. They place an even higher value on managers who can develop top performers.

Incentives and Rewards: A Closer Look

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Houlihan In my conversation with Jana Gallus from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, we examined the ways that precision impacts the effectiveness of rewards. Her research points to important aspects of how rewards, the signals they send and their efficacy are affected by precision.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Automating Processes

Sales Benchmark Index

Now that you’ve defined and kicked off your strategy for the year, it’s time to take a look at your team’s operational efficiency. Where are you getting bogged down? What are the biggest pain points in your processes? Through our.

Pull the trigger

Sales 2.0

In this post, I want to tell you about something that boosts prospecting results: trigger events. A “trigger event” is when something changes in your prospect’s world. Change is good for you when you’re selling as when something changes in your prospect’s world, it often creates a need.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

10 Things to Start & 3 Things to Stop When Hiring Better Salespeople

Anthony Cole Training

Recruiting new sales talent and hiring better salespeople are complicated and time-consuming processes. Especially, when you're not prepared to fill a vacancy, don't have a pipeline of candidates, or have an idea of what "better" means for your business.

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What Switching to a Consumption-Based Business Model Means for Customer Success

Sales Benchmark Index

Over the past two and a half decades, Cloud-based software delivery has transformed the marketplace with Software as a Service (SaaS) becoming the default way that customers purchase almost any software. This has changed the dynamics between vendor and customer.

Is Writing Still on the Communication Skills List for Sales Success?


Direct from buyers, a list of grievances about sellers’ communication: Spelling errors. Casual or overly familiar. Run-on sentences with poor punctuation. Rambling thoughts that don’t seem connected. Too much to wade through instead of getting to the point.

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Increasing Sales in 2020 | Ask Your Prospects Better Questions

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog, we discuss why prospects object when it comes down to buying time, and why we can't always blame the prospects in these situations.

Why You Might Need to Quit Your Job

No More Cold Calling

You don’t have to work 60-hour weeks to be successful. My niece quit her job because she couldn’t handle the 60-hour workweeks while raising a family. She was stressed, had a short fuse, and didn’t smile much. I was getting increasingly worried about her health and was relieved when she quit.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

How CMOs Can Increase Revenue by 40% by Leveraging Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

Historically, discussions about “the customer experience” have been code for “let’s talk about some quick wins to improve our renewal rates before the end of the next quarter.” ” But more recently, CX has joined product, marketing, and sales as another.

5 Email Secrets to Get a Response

Mr. Inside Sales

Is email dead? Of course not! But if you want to get a response, you need to remember that people get hundreds of emails each week—some per day! —so so you better make sure your email stands out and is easy to read.

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Make Your Content Impossible to Ignore

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Carmen Simon People act on what they remember, not what they forget. The latest scientific research places memory at the heart of decision-making.

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How NOT to Market on Facebook

The Sales Heretic

I regularly receive friend requests on Facebook. Most of them I ignore. And many I report for being spam.)

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

How a CEO Manages the Speed of Change for Turnarounds

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Scott Santucci, CEO of Growth Enablement Ecosystems, joins us to discuss digital transformation and how it impacts revenue growth. Digital is transforming the market as companies like Apple and Amazon reign supreme.

Podcast 137: Making Prospecting A Math Game With Ryan Reisert

John Barrows

We’re pleased to have Ryan Reisert on the podcast this week. Ryan’s strength is turning prospecting into a math game so you can reverse engineer the activities you need to generate the outcome you need.

Negotiating a Deal In Crunch Time

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Andres Lares When Joe Mauer’s contract neared its expiration in 2010, the all-star’s agent sat with him and shared how his research revealed he could secure a contract of approximately $300 million over 10 years in the free agent market.

Money Won’t Make You Happy, But…

Grant Cardone

How many times have you heard that money won’t make you happy? Next time anybody tells you that, forward them this…. Money won’t make you happy but it will buy: A Good Steak . 5-Star Vacations. Watches. Money won’t make you happy… but it will buy: Food for your pets. A Ski Trip.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

What Your CMO Doesn’t Know About Customer Advocate Programs

Smart Selling Tools

What Your CMO Doesn’t Know About Customer Advocate Programs. At the change of each year, we scour thought pieces on the web for chief marketing officer (CMO) trends that we must be attuned to in the coming year.

How to stop failing at account management


The words we use affect the way we think. Positive, uplifting words can induce a positive, uplifting mood and an optimistic approach to tasks. Negative, depressing words can have the opposite effect. Sales Management Sales Terminology

Weekly Roundup: Coaching Underperforming Sales Reps, Guide to Sales Management + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

- MOTIVATION -. Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.". Harper Lee. AROUND THE WEB -. > > How to Coach Underperforming Sales Reps– CloserIQ. Coaching underperforming sales reps is one of the biggest challenges that managers face.

Sales 101: How to Nail Your Elevator Pitch


An elevator pitch is an invaluable tool for differentiating one’s business from the competition. With a few well-chosen words, entrepreneurs and sales teams can describe their business to persuasively generate interest about their products, services and brand.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

SalesTech Video Review: @Brainshark

Smart Selling Tools

SalesTech Video Review: Brainshark. Brainshark is a data-driven sales readiness platform. That means you can prepare your client-facing teams with the knowledge and skills to perform at the highest level and the score cards to know what’s working and how to improve.

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What Salespeople Do For The Woefully Misinformed

Anthony Iannarino

Modern, professional B2B salespeople have as much in common with Blake from Glengarry Glen Ross as modern marketers have with get-rich-quick internet marketers.

Developing and Using a Talent Bank Will Improve Sales Performance

The Center for Sales Strategy

Take this five-question quiz to set the foundation for this blog post—simply answer agree or disagree. I interview sales candidates every week, even if I don’t have openings on my staff. I find my best sales candidates when I’m under the gun and have openings on my staff.

Take The Time to Reflect

Engage Selling

How often does your sales team take the time to reflect? What do I mean by this? Look, it’s no secret that salespeople work hard and often put in long hours.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

Customer Says, “I Want to Think It Over.” You Say… [Sales Tactics]

Marc Wayshak

Does your customer want to “think it over”? In this video, you’ll learn how top-performing reps avoid and overcome this common sales objection. Check it out. The post Customer Says, “I Want to Think It Over.” ” You Say… [Sales Tactics] appeared first on Sales Speaker Marc Wayshak.

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From Sales Process to Buying Journey


The idea of a “sales process” has been around since long before I was offered my first sales role. The concept has been heavily promoted by the mainstream sales methodology vendors and adopted with varying degrees of effectiveness by many sales organisations. Sales Process

The 8 Best Contact Management Software Tools in 2020

Hubspot Sales

In a letter he wrote to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy in 1789, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes, and the utility of a shared repository for customer contact information in terms of helping a business's sales efforts — no matter its scale, structure, or industry.".