Sat.Mar 24, 2018 - Fri.Mar 30, 2018

Why These Noticeable Details Will Lead You To Greater Success

Bernadette McClelland

We’ve more than likely had people in our lives offer us advice or have given feedback that sticks in our mind. Possibly because it was repeated enough times that we had no choice but to remember it, or probably because there was an element of truth behind the message.

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Diagnosing Your Sales Productivity Issue

Sales Benchmark Index

In this line of work, I run into many turtles on fence posts. If you have never heard the expression, it refers to a management fable that goes like this: When you walk down the road and see a turtle.

It’s The Reaction – Not The Action

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. “I may make you feel but I can’t make you think” Gerald Bostock. Those of you who have followed Gerald over the years know that he has dabbled in careers from banking to preaching, but had he picked sales as a career, he could have leveraged his observation above and found a stable, rewarding and reliable source of income.

Why Consultative Selling Doesn't Work Anymore


Consultative selling doesn’t work anymore. I realize that's a provocative statement, but I think it's a fair one. consultative selling SSSL

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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10  Top of Funnel Fundamentals

Score More Sales

Whether you are new in your sales role or have been in sales for a while, it is easy to get wrapped in in the latest new sales tool that could help you, or that one magic bullet to specifically help YOU in your role. boost sales sales enablement onboarding

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Catching Your Sales Groove

John Barrows

Have you ever seen the movie Tommy Boy? If not, go see it. If it’s been a while – see it again. It’s one of the best sales movies of all time. There’s a scene in Tommy Boy that stands out and highlights what I call “catching your sales groove.”.

Sales Management: The One Metric That Matters Most

Inside Sales Training

Greetings from Chicago! I’m here this week presenting at the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Leadership Summit. If you’re attending the Summit, then make sure and say hello to me.

Is Your Sales Compensation Plan Aligned to Your Corporate Objectives?

Sales Benchmark Index

A new sales comp plan should seek to (a) attract and retain top sales talent, (b) motivate productive sales activity, and (c) remain within budget. One requirement of comp plans that is too often overlooked, however, is establishing and maintaining.

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.

How to Measure Sales Fitness

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Peter Gillett, CEO and founder, Zuant. Despite the plethora of martech and sales enablement technologies now on the market, most sales teams are still performing at sub-optimal levels. With all these new tools making a salesperson’s job easier, there’s no excuse for your sales team not to excel. Sure new technologies in other industries can be a little daunting. Think: AI, robotics, autonomous driving, Uber flying taxis, Amazon delivery drones.

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Keep Calm and GDPR On: How Marketers Can Comply with GDPR

DiscoverOrg Sales

This post if for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.

The Missing Link in Your Lead Generation Process [March Referral Selling Insights]

No More Cold Calling

One quarter down, only three to go. I’m pretty sure you don’t need me to remind you it’s the end of the quarter, but I’m doing it anyway. If you hope to meet quota by year-end, your most important task is quality lead generation, which requires a quality lead generation process. Of course, pipeline-building is a daily priority, year-round.

The Sales Leader’s Journey from Public to Private

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest on SBI TV is Paula Shannon, the Chief Sales Officer at Lionbridge. Paula shares her journey going from a publicly traded company, as a chief sales officer, to a company owned by a private equity firm. She discusses.

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.

It’s Time for Joint Business Planning 2.0

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Ric Noreen Over the last decade, joint business planning (JBP) between trading partners has been all the rage. Largely enabled by increasingly sophisticated category management powered by POS data availability, most B2B and B2C sales forces employ some form of these JBPs with their largest customers. While advancing trading relationships for many, there are still some common practices that prevent the plans from being true game changers: Collaborative, they are not.

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Sales Motivation Video: Set a Monday Goal You Can Accomplish

The Sales Hunter

Start your profits NOW! Don’t wait until Wednesday or Thursday to get moving on closing sales. Set even a small sales objective TODAY, because momentum creates momentum. If you can start the week already moving toward your first close, then you are well on your way to building more momentum and sales motivation. Want […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation motivation sales sales motivation

Use Continuous Forecasting to Improve Your Chances of Hitting Targets

Smart Selling Tools

Forecasting is an evidence-based process that weights all the available evidence. The role of the forecast is to show what is probable and realistic, and it should confirm that set targets are achievable.

8 Ways to Respond to the Objection "I Want to Think It Over"

Hubspot Sales

You have invested a significant amount of time, money, and energy into an opportunity. Then the buyer says they want to “think it over.” What should you do? Maybe it’s easier to begin with what you shouldn’t do. All too often, salespeople simply agree to postpone the decision and check in later.

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where an how to add it throughout the sales process!

Mobile Tours Can Replace Flagging Trade Shows

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Steve Randazzo Once upon a time, trade shows were deemed the kings of B2B marketing events. Top business leaders flocked to convention centers to learn about new equipment, technology and other tools. This gold standard of education brought awareness to potential clients and gave brands a platform to flaunt their latest products. If attendees were lucky, a little fun was mixed in for good measure.

Success Does Not Use a Timeline

The Sales Hunter

At 34,000 feet over the Pacific, on my way to Hong Kong, I did something I rarely do — I watched a movie. I found myself immersed in the movie “Darkest Hour,” the story of Winston Churchill during World War II. The movie shows truly a dark period of time for the United Kingdom. The […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills leaders

S.A.S.S (Stupid Ass Sales Strategies)

The Sales Leader

It’s been a long time since I was perturbed about a sales practice. That changed last week at Saks Fifth Avenue with Georgio Armani cosmetics. Congratulations to the brand for forever tarnishing themselves in my mind. Aggressive and subversive sales tactics never work.

22 Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Sales Phrases That Turn Prospects Off

Hubspot Sales

Words Not to Use in Sales. Sorry to bother you". I'd like to connect.". "I I thought you might be the right person to connect with.". Could you direct me to the right point of contact?". "Is Is it a good time to connect?". Can I tell you about. ?". Just checking in.".

Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.

How Your Professional Bandwidth becomes more Valuable to Clients

Babette Ten Haken

You have a professional bandwidth. Did you realize that? What is its breadth and depth? Amplitude and frequency? The electronics definition of bandwidth is defined as the range of frequencies of a given band used for transmitting a signal.

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What Mindset Should We Be Pursuing, React or Respond & Tony Robbins on Mindset

MTD Sales Training

Episode 5 – What Mindset Should We Be Pursuing, React or Respond & Tony Robbins on Mindset. Episode 5: Loads Bubbling Podcast. This podcast includes: What mindset should we be pursuing? Should we react or respond? Tony Robbins on mindset. The post What Mindset Should We Be Pursuing, React or Respond & Tony Robbins on Mindset appeared first on MTD Sales Training.

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Value Based Selling: 7 Powerful Actions You Must Take to Offer Genuine Value

Sales Hacker

This article dives into 7 examples of how to offer genuine value in B2B sales prospecting. In the video below, I summarize what these 7 examples of value based selling are, but if you’d rather barrel through, keep scrolling! OK, truth time.

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How to Dig a Buried Email Out of Your Prospect's Inbox in 15 Seconds

Hubspot Sales

To succeed in sales, you must walk a fine line between persistent and pushy. You don't want to give up too easily -- just because you don't get a response the first time you try doesn't mean the prospect isn't interested.

Salesforce Formulas for the Everyday Admin

Speaker: Steve Molis, Salesforce MVP

Steve Molis has put together a collection of universal formula tips and tricks, along with several of his personal favorites, so that you can get the benefit of a wealth of information without having to trawl through everybody else’s Salesforce problems.

Sales Turnover is Hurting Your Growth

The Sales Leader

Turnover, specifically sales rep turnover hurts your business. How do I know this? I’ve worked with clients who have suffered some devastating losses because of sales rep turnover.

Generating Fresh Leads, When People Question Your Price, Zig Ziglar on Attitude

MTD Sales Training

Episode 4 – Generating Fresh Leads, When People Question Your Price, Zig Ziglar on Attitude. Episode 4: Loads Bubbling Podcast. Generating Fresh Leads, When People Question Your Price, Zig Ziglar on Attitude. This podcast includes: How to Generate Fresh Leads. What to do When People Question Your Price. Zig Ziglar on Attitude. The post Generating Fresh Leads, When People Question Your Price, Zig Ziglar on Attitude appeared first on MTD Sales Training.

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5 Stories Every Salesperson Should be Prepared to Tell

Performance Sales and Training

Stories are a powerful selling tool, but rarely is one story right for every situation or customer. To be successful in a dynamic marketplace, there are 5 types of stories every salesperson should be prepared to tell in a pitch or presentation.

9 Sales Weaknesses That Cripple a Sales Rep's Ability to Qualify

Hubspot Sales

Strengths and Weaknesses of a Sales Executive. Money Weakness vs. Budget Directness. Non-Supportive Buy Cycle vs. Ability to Differentiate. Self-Limiting Beliefs vs. Confidence. Need for Approval vs. Willingness to Have Tough Conversations. Controlling Emotions vs. Curiosity.

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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?