Sat.Nov 23, 2019 - Fri.Nov 29, 2019

Voicemail For Dummies And Other Romantics

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Some of you Boomers will remember the “Is it live – or Memorex” commercial, you Millies can see it here. The goal was to deliver an experience so real; the listener can’t tell if they hear something live or recorded.

The Art of the Bluff: How This Poker Tactic Could Boost Your Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Greg McBeth “Bluffing” isn’t a word you’ll hear often in the professional world, partly because it conjures some negative connotations. It’s often interpreted synonymously with lying. But this staple tactic of the poker table can be a valuable and valid tool in sales negotiations.

How to deliver empathy as a prospector and increase sales with Brian Carroll

Predictable Revenue

The challenge in sales is we are trying to get our needs met. That can be motivating – but it can also be a negative. We spend so much time trying to get people to care about what we do, and what we sell, but you have to start with what your customers care about and what they are trying to get done.

Are limiting beliefs undermining your success?

Membrain

Every sales manager has encountered a salesperson who just can’t seem to “get it.”

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.

What Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner Can Teach You About Building a Sales Stack

Smart Selling Tools

What Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner Can Teach You About Building a Sales Stack. My sister and her husband go all out on Thanksgiving. Our families pack up and head to her house from as far away as Iowa for 3 days of feasting on meals truly fit for a king or queen.

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How Is Critical Thinking Used in Decision Making and Negotiating?

Connect2Sell

Each of us has a preferred style when it comes to conflict. This preference influences how we make decisions and negotiate, too. Knowing and adapting your style can make you more effective, especially when paired with solid critical thinking skills.

7 Best Practices to Creating Value and Clarity at Your 2020 SKO

Sales Benchmark Index

Are you about to hold your annual sales kick-off meeting (SKO)? If you are, you are about to take your producing employees out of their day-to-day for over two days. Are you doing everything you can to make sure the.

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Podcast 125: Setting Yourself Up for Sales Success with Jordan Arogeti

John Barrows

This week on the podcast, we’re excited to welcome a baller on the sales team at SalesLoft, Jordan Arogeti. She’s crushing it and is here to tell us about how she found her sweet spot in sales, how she picked the right company to work for and embraced their culture.

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4 Reasons Why the PDF Is Bad for Business

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jason Kren Ink and paper have a great history of helping people communicate. Paper's digital cousin, the PDF, was a great invention and certainly has its merits. But just like the Blackberry Curve and the Motorola Razr, its days are coming to an end. Or need to.

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Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

Why You Should Live (and Work) in a State of Awe

No More Cold Calling

What jaw-dropping moments have you had this year? Our blackout lasted for three (obviously stressful) days. We left the dark house each morning and returned late at night to sleep. When I pulled into our driveway one night, I got out of the car and looked up at the sky. I was in awe.

What Top Performing CMOs Plan to Focus on in 2020

Sales Benchmark Index

Much has been written in recent months about the demise of the CMO position. While such a drastic assertion is great for grabbing business headlines, the reality is, as usual, decidedly more nuanced. As the marketing function has evolved over the.

The Only Black Friday Sale that Matters

Mr. Inside Sales

It’s that time of year again–the time when every company has a black Friday sale. . I’m going to make this easy for you: We’re offering just one product on sale–the best product we have at the lowest price it has EVER been offered. .

23 Business Lessons from an Undercover Billionaire

The Sales Heretic

I don’t watch a lot of television, but I recently binge-watched the Discovery Channel program, Undercover Billionaire. The eight-episode reality show follows self-made billionaire, Glenn Stearns, as he attempts to build a million-dollar business in a mere 90 days.

Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

Weekly Roundup: Ways Your Sales Team Can Give Back, Closing Phrases for 2020, + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

- MOTIVATION -. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.". William Jones. AROUND THE WEB -. > > 8 Ways Your Sales Team Can Give Back To The Community – CloserIQ. Sales is an unpredictable profession.

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Should You Have One Custom Enterprise Sales Process or Many?

Sales Benchmark Index

Do we have the right sales process? How can we close more deals faster? Gone are the days when companies sold one product into one market for one customer. Many companies nowadays sell multiple products or solutions to various markets. Which.

How to Handle: I looked it over and not interested

Mr. Inside Sales

Don’t you hate when this happens? You felt like you had a really qualified and interested prospect, set the demo call, looked forward to what you thought was for sure your next sale, and…. Right out of the gate, they won’t even give you the chance to pitch them!

A Simple but Brilliant Account Management Strategy

Engage Selling

I was working with a group of sales managers at a workshop a few weeks ago and one of them introduced this strategy.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Success Story: Fundera and ringDNA

RingDNA

About the Lending Marketplace Industry Fundera is an online lending marketplace that is the go-to financial resource for everything small business. Currently, there are over 200 digital lenders in the United States and their global […].

Everyone Has an Opinion on Sales Strategies

Adaptive Business Services

Techniques and tactics as well. If you have a question about virtually any aspect of selling, a simple Google search will reveal a bounty of answers and, frankly, most of them will be quite good.

How to Handle: I looked it over and not interested

Mr. Inside Sales

Don’t you hate when this happens? You felt like you had a really qualified and interested prospect, set the demo call, looked forward to what you thought was for sure your next sale, and…. Right out of the gate, they won’t even give you the chance to pitch them!

Do Less, Achieve More

Engage Selling

Yes, it is possible to do less and achieve more. As I’ve touched on recently, the general mantra for professionals in today’s world is “more, more, more.”

Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.” In this webinar, sales enablement expert Mike Kunkle will break down how modern technology removes the need for ILT in sales training - and will also explain how to effectively integrate ILT into your modern training, if you want to continue using it!

If You’re in Transition, Do This ONE thing

Grant Cardone

When you were around 30, what was the thing that you were most fearful of? Well, for me, I was working for a guy at that time and I knew it was a dead end. I’ve never said this before, but I actually went back to my treatment center that I went to when I was 25 and chilled out for two weeks.

The Top 3 Signs Your Support Team Needs Knowledge-Centered Service

Guru

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A new customer support manager walks into the office on her first day. She’s excited because from the interviews she had with the director, it seems like this team really knows how to solve tickets, and they just need a few small tweaks to get their CSAT scores up.

The Art and Science Blend of Sales Leadership

The Center for Sales Strategy

World-class leaders understand improving performance is part art and part science. A recipe that includes the proper blend of both—art and science—is often what separates failure from success and exhibits the following: Outstanding performance (beating others in their peer group).

Is the “If Only Syndrome” Robbing You of Your Happiness?

Shari Levitin

As a sales strategist, I’ve spent the past 30 years studying how gratitude, optimism, and resilience shapes people’s lives. Research shows that feeling grateful has positive effects on our behavior making us more honest (I swear!),

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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.

Thankful

SalesProInsider

In the realm of all holidays, Thanksgiving is my favorite. It’s a no pressure day (even when I’m cooking) because there are no gifts to buy, no fancy clothes to wear, and a day when taking a nap is not frowned on. It’s time to focus on thankfulness at work and at home.

The Top 3 Signs Your Support Team Needs Knowledge-Centered Support

Guru

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A new customer support manager walks into the office on her first day. She’s excited because from the interviews she had with the director, it seems like this team really knows how to solve tickets, and they just need a few small tweaks to get their CSAT scores up.

The 3 fastest ways to fail with a new sales technology

Close.io

I wasn’t always a sales technology geek, but after working at InsideSales.com (now XANT) and later starting my own outsourced sales company, I learned to love the efficiencies of a great tech stack. You’ve seen the ads, maybe you’ve been to the conferences, and you definitely read the blog posts.