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.

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.

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

What Is Sales Enablement and Why Should I Care?

Sales enablement is not really a new concept; it has been around for over 10 years. However, understanding the full application of sales enablement is a very different thing.

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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

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?

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

Sales and Marketing

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 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.

The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.

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 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

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.

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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Your Next Sales Coach is a Machine

Speaker: Matt McDarby & Dan Smaida, Managing Directors, Specialized Sales Systems

World-class sales managers have long used creative means to solve for time and distance. In this webinar, you’ll learn how modern sales managers are using new technology plus old-school sales management to develop their people without burning out.

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.

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

Sales and Marketing

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.

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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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.

Maximizing Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training. Still, many sales leaders report low ROIs from their sales training initiatives. So how can you ensure that your investment in sales training is producing excellent results? Join us for this complimentary webinar as Ray Makela, CEO at the Sales Readiness Group, discusses five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

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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8 Tips for Writing Captivating B2B Marking Content

Sales and Marketing

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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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?

When Customer Retention becomes a Sales Spectator Sport

Babette Ten Haken

When customer retention processes become a sanctioned sales spectator sport, everyone suffers. Especially those valuable clients who are abandoned once the contract is signed. What could go wrong, post-sale? Besides, the post-sale care and feeding of those valuable clients is SEJ: Someone Else’s Job.

Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.” In this webinar, corporate learning expert, Joe DiDonato, shares how his teams solved these problems, as well as how new educational technology (EdTech) is changing the sales landscape for all of us. He will also tell you what he shared with the Venture Capitalist community on how to pick which EdTech technologies will likely succeed based on educational research. Joe is an engaging storyteller that uses easy-to-understand language, who promises to share what methods succeeded and which methods failed over his long career.

How to Coach a B2B Sales Team to Win Bigger and Better Deals


Every sales manager wants their team to close bigger deals. How much would revenue go up if your entire team was closing deals like your best sales rep? What if every rep was prospecting as well as the rep generating the most leads? Your team’s success starts with you.

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92% of Executives are Immune to this Sales Tactic | Sales Strategies

The Sales Leader

don’t know how many of you visit my LinkedIn profile page, but I encourage you to go there because there’s a really active conversation going on around a number of my posts.

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 […].

From Sales Enablement to Sales Performance: Moving the Needle on the Metrics That Matter

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Vice President, Sales Transformation Services, Fast Lane Digital

More than 8 analyst firms, the Association for Talent Development, and the Sales Enablement Society have all defined “sales enablement” – each slightly differently. In hundreds of organizations, the sales enablement function is run differently, with a different focus, responsibilities, and initiatives. To make matters worse, according to a 2017 study by CSO Insights, “Sales enablement is a growing trend, but sales performance is not improving. Clearly, something is missing.” What’s missing is a clear focus on driving measurable improvement in sales performance and the expertise required to truly move the needle on the metrics that matter. Want to step up, separate yourself from the pack, and maximize your company’s investment in Sales Enablement? Then join sales transformation expert Mike Kunkle for this webinar (where your questions are welcomed and expected!)

A Great Sales Story: Getting the First Appointment

The Center for Sales Strategy

After a workshop I was leading about earning a first appointment with prospects, one of the folks in attendance shared an incredible success story with me. Setting Appointments new business development Sales

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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.

99 Motivational Sales Quotes To Inspire Your Team

Sales Hacker

I love reading sales books just like most sales nerds. That said, most salespeople are very busy and don’t have time to read books.

Gordon Tredgold: What Are The FAST Principles?


FAST consists of four basic, powerful principles: Focus (on goals), Accountability, Simplify (to increase efficiency and probability of success), and Transparency (get good performance measures, see how well we’re doing).

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How Video Learning Is Transforming Skill Mastery in Sales

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO, About-Face Development

Video learning is not new, but the marriage of video learning and today’s technology is transforming our ability to achieve skill mastery in sales. Join us as we delve into how technology advancements in learning are changing the game and why it’s critical to sales success.