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Why Your Sales Contest is Demotivating Your Sales Team (& How to Fix It)

Sales Hacker

Make It Small

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Not a popular refrain among sales types, which may explain why nearly half of B2B reps will miss quota this year. In a world obsessed with ‘big,’ even more so than sales success, make it small may seem counter-intuitive.

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The Science Behind Successful Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Lance Tyson In the hypercompetitive field of sales, escalating goals have become standard. In over two decades that I’ve worked in this industry, I’ve never encountered an organization that said to me, “You know what? This year we’d be fine with flat or declining sales.”

Partner Enablement – the Key to a Successful Indirect Go-to-Market Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

Why Are Your Partners Producing Far Less Than Expected? Selling through the channel can be the most rewarding or painful aspect of your GTM strategy. When a partner takes on the promise of representing your products and brands, it is.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

How To Build Value Before Having To Add Value

MTD Sales Training

Many salespeople tell us that the way they differentiate themselves from their competition is by adding value to their products, in order for the customer to see why they are charging the price they are. Nothing wrong with this, of course. It adds meaning to why they are positioned where they are.

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Are You Feeling Rejected?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. As with all subjective things, there is often a chance to look at the issue from a different perspective. While there is no avoiding rejection in sales, there is the ability to understand it. Once you do, you can adjust and gain more success and more appointments.

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Sales Ops: Defend your Turf

Sales Benchmark Index

Promoted! The Importance of Sales Force Evaluation

Connect2Sell

As a new manager, you have one distinct advantage. But you won’t have it for long! Coming into this role, you have a fresh perspective. You’re not yet swayed by seller justifications regarding revenue performance, use (or disuse) of enablement tools, and daily practices and priorities.

Monday Motivation Video: What Do Successful People Believe?

The Sales Hunter

Successful people go out and make it happen without ever making excuses. They just do it! On the other hand, those who are victims blame this or that and never see themselves as being successful. If you want to be successful, believe that you are not the victim.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Knock Knock…Is Your Prospect There?

Anthony Cole Training

In today's world of selling, it is increasingly more difficult to get the attention of a prospective buyer after only a few outreach attempts. We know they're busy but let's face it, we're all busy.

Why Episode Analysis Is Vital to Understanding Your Customers

Sales Benchmark Index

If you search “Episode Analysis” your results are flooded by “Game of Thrones” results. There is lots of great content on Customer Journey Mapping as well as Touchpoint Analysis, but why is this vital component overlooked? Let’s briefly define the.

Getting Buy-In Before Going Over Price

Mr. Inside Sales

Want to instantly make asking for the sale easier? Then make sure and get buy in that your prospect is sold on your solution before you go over pricing options.

How to Know if You Are You Really Selling Consultatively

Understanding the Sales Force

Most of the CEOs and sales leaders I speak with agree that their sales organizations need to be more effective at taking a consultative approach to selling. At the same time, they insist that they talk about it often and that their salespeople are doing OK with a consultative approach.

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

How to Find and Cultivate Prospects That Fit Your Business

Anthony Cole Training

Today, our customers are bombarded with sales, marketing, and advertising pitches from companies all hoping to win their business. They’re overwhelmed, or, in most cases, they simply tune us out. Questions for Prospects qualifying prospects sales prospects consultative selling how to prospect

How NOT to Write a Prospecting Email

The Sales Heretic

Email can be a great way to reach your prospects. But there are good emails and not-so-good emails. And then there are emails like this one. I recently received this email from a local hotel. (As

Sales Leadership – 12 Questions You Need to Ask

The Sales Hunter

Congratulations on making your quota for this quarter! It’s the 4th consecutive quarter you’ve made your number and you are feeling good. Instead of only seeing yourself as a salesperson, you’re now seeing yourself as a sales leader. You’ve arrived, but hold on… have you arrived? It’s easy to consider yourself a sales leader when you’re making your numbers, but are you really a sales leader?

How to Raise the Incomes of Minimum Wage Workers Without Wealth Distribution or Socialism

Understanding the Sales Force

Hang in there - this will be an article on sales - but you need to get through the big set up. Bernie Sanders spoke at a Walmart shareholders meeting and criticized the company for not paying higher wages.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

How Engaged Accounts Can be Known and Then Treated More Effectively

Smart Selling Tools

Transforming Sales: How Engaged Accounts Can be Known and Then Treated More Effectively. In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can transform sales in a significant way. This week I interview John Steinert , Chief Marketing Officer of TechTarget.

You Have No Ideal Buyer

Engage Selling

You no longer have an ideal buyer. You have to throw out the notion that there’s a singular contact inside an organization who makes the buying decision.

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Does Your Product Description Create a Guessing Game?

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: SMM Staff It’s been said that if you can’t clearly explain what a company does in a sentence or two, you shouldn’t buy shares of their stock. The same holds true in marketing.

8 Steps to Improve Your In-Field Coaching

The Center for Sales Strategy

I know about coaching. When my twin daughters were learning to drive, I spent countless hours working with them as they practiced behind the wheel. I owed it to all of you to do my job well!

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Here's how to reduce friction in sales

Membrain

“The mitigation of friction which impedes sales.” That’s Bob Britton, in a guest post on this blog, defining sales enablement. While I’ve certainly heard more extensive definitions, I find Bob’s concept to be pleasingly simple and useful. Sales Enablement

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The Customer Success experiment: How focusing on long-term value solved our retention problem

Nutshell

I have always been a calculated risk-taker. There is something really satisfying about creating some space around a problem and observing it carefully. I love problems, which I reframe as “opportunities for iteration.”

If you’re not automating, you’re losing

RingDNA

Sales professionals have one of the most straightforward job descriptions out there: sell. However salespeople only spend a third of their time selling, and sales managers spend twice as much time on administrative items than […].

How to Create a Business Development Strategy for Your Sales Team [Template]

Hubspot Sales

Before HubSpot was named "HubSpot," it was LegalSpot. According to Brian Halligan , LegalSpot was going to be "a suite of applications that helped you manage your law firm."

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Four Engagement Elevators You Can Use to Improve Your Company Culture

The Center for Sales Strategy

Culture is powerful , and like brand, you’re going to have one whether you like it or not. The best organizations to work for are the ones that recognize this and actively strive to push the right buttons every day to build a positive climate and a culture of engagement. company culture

How To Motivate Your Dream Client to Take Action

Anthony Iannarino

The current thinking on sales is that your client is either unaware of the need to change or already motivated to change, something we might have described as either dissatisfied or satisfied.

To Get B2B Leads, Pick Up the Damn Phone!

No More Cold Calling

Have you forgotten that selling is social? Turn off your computer. You’re actually going to have to turn off your phone and discover all that is human around us.” That’s what Eric Schmidt, then chairman and CEO of Google, told the graduating class of the University of Pennsylvania in May 2009.

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