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Impact Questions

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. Proactive Prospecting Summer – Part 7. Questions can be a powerful tool in prospecting, just as in other stages of the sale.

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Dealing Successfully With Gatekeepers

Inside Sales Training

Every month, I get emails from my readers asking me how to deal with gatekeepers. They tell me the most frustrating part of prospecting is actually getting through to the decision maker. They get interrogating questions like: “Will he know what this call is about?”. And. “Is

37 Ways to Unleash Your Creativity

The Sales Heretic

“Be creative!” ” It’s an admonition you’ve heard over and over again. You’ve come across it in countless books, articles, keynote speeches, training seminars, and mentoring sessions. And the fact is, creativity is essential—in business in general and sales in particular.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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Is Video the Next Big Thing for Account Based Sales?

No More Cold Calling

Find out how your buyers prefer to learn. We all know that video killed the radio star, but now it’s coming after the written word, too—at least that’s the consensus among many experts. In fact, LinkedIn just released native video capabilities to 500 people.

Find the Right Balance of Hunting and Farming

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Insights Revealed in The Ultimate Analysis of the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. They say that data is king and all this time I thought it was Elvis who was King. Who knew? Unfortunately, it all sounds a bit authoritarian so what if we just say that great data can provide us with great insights so that we can make better decisions?

Are Your Sales Results Suffering Because of this Confusion?

Increase Sales

“I have plenty of lists, daily, weekly and monthly” said an acquaintance. My next question was “How are your sales results?” ” The not so surprising response was “they could be better.” ” This acquaintance and many of my sales coaching clients share this confusion about list making and goal setting. List making is very much like a simple mini action plan. Each item on the list is an action based upon an objective to be achieved.

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.

Handling the Gatekeeper and Engaging Executives

Sales and Marketing

Author: Frank Visgatis, President and Chief Operating Officer, CustomerCentric Selling. Whether making cold or warm calls in trying to find new opportunities, it can be a humbling experience for salespeople. My definition of prospecting is trying to take prospects from latent to active need. Another way to phrase that is to say that: Prospecting is looking for people that aren’t looking.

The Answer to Why Your Deals are Bleeding Margin

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[TEMPLATE] How to Start a Conversation Using the “Foot-in-the-Door” Email

DiscoverOrg Sales

Here’s how to start a conversation (and book a meeting) with almost any prospect in your database or CRM using the “Foot-in-the-Door” email. This simple, 5-step cold email technique works especially well for sales development reps who regularly email: CEOs. Marketing VPs. Industry influencers. HR directors. Elon Musk. Your favorite podcast host. Anyone else who’s inbox is a total magnet for “traditional” cold emails. Skeptical?

Saying Yes May Come with a Hefty Price Tag

Increase Sales

Working in any organizations does require saying yes. However all those yes responses may come with a potential hefty price tag. I just read of a noted TV commentary who is now saying yes to whatever the new boss wants. Part of this ongoing agreement is to “humanize” this particular individual. Yet at the previous organization, she was quite successful without any additional “humanizing” activities.

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?

This Brought Me to Tears

Jill Konrath

After spending a day in DC learning about CEB's (now Gartner) latest sales research, I popped over to visit Steve Richard's office, which was just a few blocks away. He's the CEO of ExecVision.io, a new sales coaching app. Wild Card

How Top Companies Interlock Product Development and Sales

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Marketing strategies from the Grateful Dead

Sales and Marketing

Author: SMM staff This summer’s Fourth of July weekend marked the two-year anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” three-night curtain call at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The surviving members of the band, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, continue to play and tour in various iterations, but the July 2015 shows were, according to the band, the last time the core four will all play together.

Are You Guilty of Making These Prospecting Mistakes?

The Sales Hunter

You’ve got your goal for the day and you’re off and running, reaching out to prospects and trying to follow up the best you can. But are you guilty of the biggest mistake one can make? Are you following up by saying or writing things such as: “Did you see my last email?” ” “I’m just […]. Blog Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

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.

The 3 Questions You Must Answer at the Start of Your Sales Conversation

SalesProInsider

You’ve scheduled an appointment with a prospective buyer and, like all top performing sales reps, prepared for your conversation by identifying your objective planning your questions and everything you want to tell them. That’s a great plan. Right? It is, IF you get that far.

Attract A-Players Who Generate 5x More Revenue than B-Players

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Joining us for today’s show is Chris Walter, a Vice President of Strategy who knows how to build a sales force. Today’s topic is dedicated to the topic of attracting and retaining top sales talent. Chris and I leverage the.

5 Outside the Box Presentation Openings that Stand Out with Busy Buyers

Performance Sales and Training

Like the first scene of a movie, the opening of your presentation should grab your audience’s attention, set the stage – and let them know they are in the right theater!

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Sales Leadership — Will Your Customers Even Value It?

The Sales Hunter

When was the last time you did a deep dive to really determine why your customers choose to do business with you? We’d all like to think we have customers who are incredibly loyal to us because of how good we are, but is that really the case? When we have a customer agree […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills leader sales leadership

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.

Three Words That Can Forever Change Your Business

Fill the Funnel

Did you know a few short words can totally change your life? It’s true. For example, the three words us humans long to hear, “I love you.” Even the more cynically-inclined words, “told you so” contain value. But whatever you do, avoid THESE three words at all cost: “that looks infected.”

Great Sales Leaders Have Incredible Sales Cadence – Do you?

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How To Sell Better: Lesson 2 – You Have To Give a S**t

A Sales Guy

I was sitting in the conference room when the rep said; “Keenan, I need your help with a deal.” ” A common request, one I enjoy hearing. I love helping sales reps. However, it’s not just the desire to help that get’s me fired up, but also the questions reps ask. Salespeople ask some of the most motley of questions. It ceases to amaze me the types of challenges salespeople struggle with, or worse create themselves and are then forced to seek guidance in solving.

Measuring Your Prospecting Process

The Sales Hunter

A topic many of my coaching clients ask me about is how to know if your prospecting process is working. The shortcut answer to the question is that I ask them what their sales are compared to the prospecting they do. Sounds simple, but the answer is far more complex and not easily answered despite […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales

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.

Four Reasons for Quota Failures

Pointclear

“I ignore the quota,” Theresa the salesperson said. “No No one loses their job here if we don’t make the numbers, which are totally unrealistic anyway.”. Steve piped up, “We don’t worry about the quota; it’s a yearly number and no one tracks it.”. Amad said, “Yeah, they give us quotas, but the sales managers don’t have the same numbers, and the systems engineers aren’t on the same system; so no one gets punished but us.”.

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How to Price Differentiate When Your Price List is Published

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Why Sales Stupidity is not a Competitive Professional Option

Babette Ten Haken

Sales stupidity is not a competitive, professional option. In fact, sales stupidity never was a viable professional or organizational option. Especially within today’s digitally-connected, globally competitive industrial Internet of Things ecosystem.

Sales Motivation Video: Use “Out-of-Office” Message as Prospecting Tool

The Sales Hunter

When you know a prospect or customer has been on vacation because of their “out-of-office” message, plan to call them a few days after they return. This gives you an easy way to build rapport, because you can ask them about their vacation. And you’ll build your sales motivation and prospecting skills as well. Check […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting Sales Motivation prospect prospecting sales motivation

The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.