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8 Ways to Improve Your Team’s Prospecting

SBI Growth

Prospecting is a numbers game with a high rejection rate, so it is easy for reps to get discouraged. Just asking your reps to make more calls can produce a vicious cycle of poor results, discouraging reps with less prospecting and obtaining even worse results. Compounding this problem is that sales reps are busy managing existing sales opportunities and customers.

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Where to Begin Sales Training? Ask Those Being Trained

Sales and Marketing Management

By asking your reps what they want to learn to improve their performance, you engage your entire team and foster a collaborative approach to getting better collectively. The post Where to Begin Sales Training? Ask Those Being Trained appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Leading a High-Performing Sales Team

Steven Rosen

In this episode of the Sales Leadership Awakening podcast, Brandon Nye , Vice President of Sales for Inmode, shares the key qualities to look for when hiring salespeople, including a proven track record in B2B sales and a competitive mindset. They also explore the challenges of managing high-performing sales reps and the importance of creating a collaborative and supportive team culture.

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Closing the Gap: Aligning Sales Expectations and Reality for Appointment Success

The Center for Sales Strategy

I think we can all agree that securing appointments is foundational to achieving sales goals. However, findings from the recent Media Sales Report found a persistent gap between the expectations and reality of salespeople and their managers when it comes to the actual number of scheduled appointments.

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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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How to Have Interesting Sales Conversations

SalesFuel

Sellers do a lot of talking, and the ability to have interesting sales conversations increases the value of their words. But it can be difficult to ensure every dialogue is valuable to everyone involved. But as Ring.io’s Elizabeth Bordiuh explains, any seller can improve their conversational skills. This, she writes, is key to “building trustful relationships with clients and closing more deals.

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5 Ways AI Is Transforming Sales Enablement

Allego

This article originally appeared in Training Industry. In the competitive landscape of modern business, staying ahead requires more than just traditional sales tactics. With the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), sales enablement has undergone a remarkable transformation, empowering businesses to boost productivity, enhance customer engagement, and drive revenue growth like never before.

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Sales Math – Quality vs. Quantity

Adaptive Business Services

I had an interesting discussion recently with my friend, Gary Kurtis , with Sales Tips 101. Gary and I have stunningly similar sales backgrounds as well as our belief in the importance of developing selling fundamentals. Gary mentioned that he has always focused on making quality calls but has now modified that approach to include quantitative values as well.

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How NOT to Follow Up on an Email

Mr. Inside Sales

I hope you’re not making this common mistake when following up on an email you sent: “I’m just calling to see if you got the email I sent you?” While this may sound like a reasonable way to follow up after sending an email, do you see how you’re providing your prospect with the perfect stall? How many times you hear: “Ah, when did you send it?” Or “I haven’t had time to look at it yet.

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Stop the Small Talk; Make it Smart Talk Copy

SalesProInsider

“How are you today?” “Sorry to hear about the Packer’s loss last weekend, what was your highlight of the season?” “How has your day been so far in the new location?” “How are the kids?” What do you think about those questions? Maybe you’re thinking, “Oh, the dreaded small talk!” Well, “small talk” is only small if you make it so. You see, each of those questions can be a powerful STARTER to a fuller sales conversation…if you guide the conversation in that direction.

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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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(4:58 Video) “Navigating the Challenges of Managing Top Performers”

Steven Rosen

In this 4:58 video, Brandon Nye discusses the challenges of transitioning from a player-coach to a leader and the importance of letting go of old muscle memory. He shares insights on managing high-performing sales reps, emphasizing the need to understand their drivers and view their challenges as positive. He highlights the significance of emotional intelligence and adaptable mindsets in sales managers, enabling deeper connections with team members and adept responses to challenges, ultimately f

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Hope ‘IS’ A Strategy

Bernadette McClelland

Hope ‘IS’ A Strategy Sometimes that is all you might have. And it is enough. Because you are enough. I’m sharing more these days to audiences about another part of my life that has really only been shared in depth with my immediate family. A part of my life that is away from sales and sales leadership. Yet still tied to business of sorts.

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You're making it harder to buy. 3 ways sellers contribute to stalled deals.

SBI Growth

Many companies experienced an inconsistent and underwhelming year for business in 2023—and with promising forecasts for demand in 2024, many executive teams are eager to take their companies back on the path to rapid growth. However, the flat to declining commercial productivity among many sales teams today still poses an obstacle to that goal.

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Building an Ethical Foundation in B2B Marketing

Sales and Marketing Management

For B2B marketers, embracing ethical decision-making is not just about avoiding negative consequences but actively fostering trust, respect and integrity in every interaction. The post Building an Ethical Foundation in B2B Marketing appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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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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Stop Ignoring Your Frontline Leaders

Steven Rosen

Stop Ignoring Your Frontline Leaders: It Could Be Costing You Millions In SaaS sales, the performance of first-line sales managers is pivotal. These managers are the key to driving the company’s revenue generation. Despite their critical role, a common oversight within many organizations is the inadequate coaching provided by their second-line sales leaders.

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“It’s Better To Look Good Than Be Good….”

Partners in Excellence

Andy Paul and I were having what I’ve labeled “The Old Fart Conversations About Selling.” Neither of us feel we are out of touch with modern selling, the challenges both buyers and sellers face. Both of us embrace all sorts of technologies very quickly, as an example we both are actively developing AI based tools. Each of us talk to thousands of sellers and customers every year, and Andy’s podcasts reach 10s to 100s of thousands more.

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How to Create A Reputable Private Medical Practice

Smooth Sale

Photo by Photo-graphe via Pixabay Attract the Right Job Or Clientele: How to Create A Reputable Private Medical Practice When you think of being an impactful business , one of the first things that comes to mind is overtaking the competition. Every small business must keep its current customers happy while trying to outshine the competition so it can attract new customers.

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Creative Problem-Solving Starts with Better Defining the Problem

Sales and Marketing Management

When it comes to finding innovative solutions to customers' problems, correctly defining the problem is the necessary first step. The post Creative Problem-Solving Starts with Better Defining the Problem appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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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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Why SaaS Leaders Need to Start Coaching Selling Skills

Steven Rosen

Why SaaS Leaders Need to Start Coaching Selling Skills SaaS sales leaders struggle to balance deal-focused coaching and skill development among sales teams. I want to explore why SaaS sales leaders prioritize deal coaching over skill coaching and provide insights on how they can more effectively develop the selling skills crucial for winning deals and creating sustainable growth.

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Is Your Team Management Style Driving Top Results?

SalesFuel

Is the lack of employee engagement linked to your team management style? To answer this question, you could survey team members for their honest input. But since employees generally fear retribution for being honest, you may need to go into stealth mode. I’m not talking about spying on your employees’ breakroom conversations or their chats on the in-office messaging system.

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Increase Business Value Without Cost-Cutting

Smooth Sale

Photo AI-Generated shared by Geralt via Pixabay Attract the Right Job Or Clientele: Increase Business Value Without Cost-Cutting Controlling costs is a hallmark means of improving business budget allocation. However, this is just one-half of the pie of good financial management; the other half involves consolidating income, exploring new revenue streams, and developing a more robust stake in the market.

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Crafting Your Path to B2B Marketing Startup Success from Home

Sales and Marketing Management

Working from home can give you the edge you need to succeed as a small business in the demanding world of B2B marketing. Here are some steps to get you there. The post Crafting Your Path to B2B Marketing Startup Success from Home appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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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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Engaging a Decision Influencer to Pave the Way to a Decision Maker

The Center for Sales Strategy

When selling a product or service, not all outreach efforts should be directed directly at the decision maker, who has the final word on what will be bought. Instead, it's more effective to engage with the people around them—influencers from whom they seek advice, people nearby who can speak favorably about your company, and sources of information they trust.

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AI And Buyer Confidence

Partners in Excellence

All credit for this post goes to Scott Gillum and his fantastic post: Why Relying on AI Won’t Improve Customer Experience. Reading it caused me to start reflecting on how much we misunderstand about AI and how we leverage it in selling. Without a doubt, AI will have a huge impact on both how we manage/lead our organizations and on how we effectively and efficiently engage our customers in their buying process.

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Reflection Of The Past Can Help Achieve Business Growth Goals

Smooth Sale

Photo by Geralt via Pixabay Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Reflection Of the Past Can Help Achieve Business Growth Goals Our world constantly evolves, demanding that we remain flexible for ongoing learning and consider how we may adapt to the new. On the surface, all one needs to do is observe the generalities of the younger generations versus those more senior.

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Ruminating on Rebounding

Sales and Marketing Management

From reassessing your tech tools to pinpointing what skills need to be improved, here's what B2B sales and marketing professionals told us about turning around a slow sales period. The post Ruminating on Rebounding appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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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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The Best Social Media Marketing Avoids These Mistakes

SalesFuel

Social media marketing is a HUGE part of acquiring new customers and inspiring customer loyalty. But 52% of consumers are exhausted by self-promotional social content, according to a report by Hootsuite. It’s time your client learned how to craft the best social media marketing they can. The Best Social Media Marketing Avoids These Mistakes In order to create the best social media marketing, Hootsuite recommends avoiding common pitfalls.

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Tip The Delivery Driver, Domino’s Tips You Back

Grant Cardone

In the seemingly endless ocean of iPad screens asking you to tip 15% on your latte… One pizza chain is ready to do something about it. In the latest Domino’s promotion, the company will tip you back after you tip their delivery drivers. Get Your Tips Back When You Tip The Domino’s Delivery Drivers. Recently, […] The post Tip The Delivery Driver, Domino’s Tips You Back appeared first on GCTV.

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Sourcing Locally Can Empower Your Food Truck Business Growth

Smooth Sale

Photo by EstudioWebDoce Attract the Right Job Or Clientele: Sourcing Locally Can Empower Your Food Truck Business Growth __ __ Empower Your Food Truck Business Growth Image credit Food Truck Ownership What comes to mind immediately regarding having a food truck business or any food-oriented business that focuses on your locality? It’s usually serving food that makes people happy.

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