Sat.Jan 13, 2018 - Fri.Jan 19, 2018

The Real Competition

Bernadette McClelland

We think it’s the company that sells the same as us, Or the paperwork we have to do, Or the meetings we have to run, Or the slackness of our admin team, Or the lack of urgency of our buyers. The real competition is ‘no change’.

When Good Prospects Can be Worse Than Tough Prospects

Understanding the Sales Force

I was on the way to a meeting and the traffic was stop and go - not moving for a minute, then back up to 30 MPH, and then back to a dead stop. I've been driving since 1972 and have driven in all kinds of conditions.

Why Companies Need More Women in Sales

Score More Sales

As a champion for more women in sales and sales leadership, I could not have been more pleased to see this article written by Microsoft Inside Sales Chief of Staff and Microsoft Women Board Co-Chair Rahki Voria aptly titled Why We Need More Women in Sales. women in sales sales leadership

Key Mistakes CEOs Make When Allocating the Sales Budget

Sales Benchmark Index

Top CEOs understand that their role is to provide their company with an executable strategy. Strategy is the allocation of time, money, and people. The best CEOs are masters of where to place bets, invest their time, and divest from. Article Corporate Strategy Sales Strategy allocation budget budget allocation ceo ceo guidance CEO sales budget investment blunders sales budgeting sales strategy sales team profitability sustainable growth

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

13 Things You Need to Hate In Order to Succeed In Sales

The Sales Heretic

Love is great and everything, what with it being a many-splendored thing, and conquering all, and making the world go round. And in fact I’ve discussed previously the value of love in your sales efforts. But hate is also a powerful emotion. And it has its place in sales as well.

What You Should Know When Your Cold Prospect Suddenly Returns From the Dead

Understanding the Sales Force

Last week I wrote about the deep freeze, why prospects suddenly go cold , and how you can prevent that from happening. That article was instantly as popular as any I have ever written.

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It’s Time to Tie Product Team Compensation to Your Revenue Goal

Sales Benchmark Index

You are launching a new product this quarter. As CEO, you ask yourself a question. How are we going to make the year 1 goal with this new product?”. Here’s an answer based on experience. Don’t over-compensate the Sales team. Article Corporate Strategy Product Strategy compensation customer success enable revenue growth implementation innovation Product Feedback Guide product management Product Management Compensation product team revenue attribution revenue goals sales leaders

Do You Have Sales Growth Problems? Solution #4: Create a Selection Criteria Checklist

Anthony Cole Training

Whitey Kollmeier, my friend and greatest center of influence, told me a story about Coach Scolinos. In January of 1996 he was a speaker at the American Baseball Coaches Association. His topic: Stay at 17 Inches. He approached the stage with a home plate hanging from his neck.

Making Your Brand Stick: How to Define Your Business Through Consistent Visuals

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Adrian DeGus When it comes to starting up a company and building a brand, visuals and an overall visual representation of your brand is very important. How your company is perceived depends a lot upon how it's seen. So when it comes to branding your company, first you need to take the time to think about an image for your company, both in branding and an overall visual that gives potential customers a specific perception of what your company offers.

The New Blueprint for Sales Tactics


The preferences of buyers are that we begin to do things a little bit beyond the ordinary. Buyers are fatigued with ordinary sales tactics. sales strategies stop selling & start leading

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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.

Are You Managing Your Culture As Closely As You’re Managing Your Strategy?

Sales Benchmark Index

Strategy and culture are inextricably intertwined. The saying goes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Strategy is logical, tangible, formal. Culture is more amorphous, evidenced through values, purpose, and shared goals. Leaders rise through the ranks developing their strategic capabilities along.

Why Asking for Referrals Isn’t All That Matters for Account Based Selling Teams

No More Cold Calling

It’s still who you know that counts. Let’s set the record straight: You can’t depend solely on referrals to fill your pipeline. Whoa, did I really say that?

The 8 Questions Every Sales Manager Needs To Ask In A Deal Review

A Sales Guy

It’s a sales manager’s job to know whether or not a salesperson is going to make quota or not and part of the process is understanding what deals are real and will close, and which won’t.

Sales Incentive Program Management as a Profit Center for CFO’s of Large Channel Members and Distributors

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: George Kriza, CEO, MTCPerformance For most large resellers or distributors, sales incentive programs for internal sales teams get little attention from top financial executives inside their organizations. That’s probably because they don’t realize a huge opportunity to drive millions of net profit dollars straight to the bottom line, while at the same time underwriting compensation for the sales team.

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.

Beat the Odds by Perfecting Your Market Entry Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us for today’s show is Walt Megura, Vice President of Emerging Industry Segments and Channels for Ericcson. Walt is here to share his experience in creating new beachheads in verticals that provide future long-term growth to Ericsson. Matt and.

Time to Take HOLD of Your Business Results

Increase Sales

To improve business results, many organizations use the SWOT analysis. For many years I have used a revised SLOT analysis when it comes to ensuring people secure the desired results. Today, the word disruption is very much in evidence through the business and even personal worlds. The combination of algorithms and technology continue to disrupt how business has been conducted. Maybe it is time to move forward and look at business results through a different analysis tool.

Is Your Employee Ready To Be A Sales Manager?

MTD Sales Training

One of the key motivational drivers for many salespeople is the desire for advancement and growth. This could involve seeing their territory sales improve, helping a new product through its launch or possibly farming an account for new business. For some, though, it would be seen as real progress if they were to be promoted to a management position. But does that fact that they are a good salesperson mean they will make a good manager? Not necessarily.

8 Tips for Writing Captivating B2B Marking Content

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Mary Walton As a business, you already know the importance that content marketing has on your sales. However, the typical use of content is for attracting customers to buy products and services. So, what happens if your customer base is other businesses? In short, that’s ideal! You still have a ton of opportunities to create engaging content, you’ve just got to do it right. Here’s how. Define your target market.

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How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

Who Would You Draft in Your Fantasy Sales League?

Smart Selling Tools

With this week’s announcement of a professional league for Esports , it’s time to recognize what great salespeople have known all along. Sales is a sport. Think about it. We love to watch others optimize a process to achieve a goal, whether physical or mental.

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18 Sales Podcasts Every Rep Should Check Out

Hubspot Sales

Best Sales Podcasts. B2B Growth Show. The Advanced Selling Podcast. Sales Gravy. The Salesman Podcast. Linking Into Sales Podcast. In the Arena. The Ziglar Show -- Inspiring Your True Performance. The Sales Evangelist. Bowery Capital Startup Sales Podcast. Accelerate!

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Don’t Interrogate Your Prospect, Use This Approach…

MTD Sales Training

Many buyers have told us in the past that the one thing they hate when with salespeople is being sold to. That seems odd, when you think the reason they are there is to sell their products! But what they mean is that they dislike feeling under pressure, the salesperson using sales tricks and tactics, and the false promises that are only used to grab short-term deals.

Leadership in the Midst of Disruption

The Sales Hunter

The sun will still come up in the morning. I use this line a lot as a way to keep myself focused on the big picture. This week I (along with much of the traveling public in the U.S.) have experienced weather delays that just never seemed to end. What I thought was going to […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills leader opportunity sales leadership

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7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Companies are increasingly implementing technology to bring efficiency to their workforce. Data accessibility aside, teams continuously struggle with manual processes for document generation. Learn why automating your documents is key to sales success.

Sales Tech Game Changers: Identifying Actionable Intelligence to Penetrate Target Accounts @mattbenati

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 Matt Benati , Founder & CEO of LeadGnome.

7 Ways to Build Grit and Be Exceptional Every Day

Hubspot Sales

Most salespeople want to be winners, but a select few are willing to put in the effort to get there. Those who do usually don’t possess a special skill or different approach, they simply show up and do the work -- even when it’s hard. You might call it desire, responsibility, or success.

Outbound Sales Science: How Growlabs Went From $0 to $2.5M ARR in 6 Months

Sales Hacker

A proper outbound sales strategy has real science behind it. You can’t just start pounding the pavement with no direction and expect to achieve growth. Wanna know the secret sauce behind a scalable outbound process that leads to significant growth?

6 Reasons to Put Your Training Course Online

Fill the Funnel

In case you haven’t noticed, online courses are coming on strong across the internet.

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The Best Learning Methodologies for Developing Elite Sales Leaders

Speaker: Steven Rosen MBA, Author, Executive Coach, Speaker and Top 50 Sales Influencer

It is well recognised that the frontline sales managers are the key to driving performance in sales organizations. If you had to choose between investing in sales manager training vs sales rep training what would you do?

Jill Konrath Reveals How She Overcomes a Problem by Reframing It


In five minutes, Jill Konrath reveals how she reframes a problem and turns it into a challenge which has made a huge difference in her life. This is an outtake from her interview on SLMA where she talks about the five most important things she has learned in business and life: The Most Important Things Jill Konrath Has Learned in Business and Life. One of the things that I found that really made a difference to me early on was whenever I faced a problem, to not call it a problem.

Canned Responses: How to Create Gmail Templates in 60 Seconds

Hubspot Sales

Canned Responses Gmail. Canned responses is a Gmail feature allowing users to create and save multiple email templates in their inbox. You must enable this feature in your Gmail Settings, and create templates, or "canned responses," before using this feature.

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The Ultimate Guide to Lead Qualification for Inbound & Outbound SDR Teams

Sales Hacker

In this guide, I will teach you the fundamentals of Lead Qualification for inbound and outbound sales development, and give you actionable steps you can take to maximize your Revenue per Lead. What Is Lead Qualification?

Are You a Top Performer or a “Top Perfrauder”?

The Sales Hunter

Remember Lake Wobegon, the ficticious community brought to us by Garrison Keillor? It’s the mythical community known for the line, “…where all the children are above average.” ” That line is used by too many salespeople when it comes to claims about being a top performer. I’m going to pop some bubbles, but it’s time this […].

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Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.