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2018 Priority: Grow Revenue With Customer Success

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Increasing Lead Generation to Opportunity Ratio -  Several Steps Required!

Anthony Cole Training

We’ve been doing a fair amount of research into lead generation through our primary source, Hubspot. We’ve had a long business relationship with them because they provide a great platform for all things that are digital marketing and associated data.

Success Secrets from Eric Schmidt, Reid Hoffman, and Adam Grant

No More Cold Calling

Do your lead generation strategies encourage persistence and curiosity? A 10-year-old girl was afraid that if she once again asked her brother to teach her to play the guitar, he would think she was being pushy. Hearing her express this fear was enough to set me off.

Be a better Sales Manager, check out this Boot Camp Sept 22nd

Your Sales Management Guru

Be a better sales manager with Sales Management Boot Camp. As a frequent reader and contributor to LinkedIn I thought I should share with you an answer to many challenges Sales Managers face.

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.

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First Direct Lending Achieves Rapid Growth with Velocify


First Direct Lending is no stranger to the hustle of the mortgage industry. Since opening in 2014, they’ve had to be highly innovative and nimble in order to successfully differentiate themselves in such a competitive market. Luckily, Velocify has been by their side from day one.

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Win Themes – Where Your Offerings Meet Customer Wants

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What Does It Take to Create & Convert Leads (and also Hire Those Who Will)?

Anthony Cole Training

What does it take generate and convert leads and hire sales people who can consistently perform this ultimately necessary job? Prospecting sales leads generating leads how to prospect create & convert leads

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Why Go Along to Get Along Isn't Effective Leadership

Increase Sales

Regardless of organization, many in leadership roles embrace the “go along to get along” philosophy. The problem with this belief is it demonstrates a lack of effective leadership. Effective is doing the right thing. In doing the right thing, leaders must first know what the right thing is. This knowing suggests the leader has strong personal ethics and is not willing to concede those basic core principles.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

3 Ways NOT to Sell B2B [NEW REPORT]

DiscoverOrg Sales

Spoiler alert: The statistics you’re about to read are not very encouraging. When we commissioned a study that asked 270 B2B buyers about their feelings on salespeople, the response revealed … shall we say, room for improvement. That’s because, in part, technology has changed the role of the salesperson, and a lot of sales professionals haven’t yet changed along with it. Exhibit A: The internet. Assume buyers use it.

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Cover Your Market with the Right Go-to-Market Strategy

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Today’s topic is Go-to-Market Strategy. Joining us as our guest expert is Oni Chukwu, a software executive who knows how to make the number. Oni leverages the How to Make Your Number in 2018 hbspt.cta.load(23541, '74afaaa6-ba2a-4936-a1ed-8fe80db57c38', {}); to access emerging.

Dale Vermillion: 3 Ss to Selling Success in a Competitive Rising Rate Market


The biggest mistake loan officers are making today is they’ve become transactional in their sales efforts. Many of them focus on price and product, which are indistinguishable in a marketplace commoditized amid low interest rates that have endured for nearly a decade.

9/11 Dispels the Leaders Are Born Not Made Leadership Myth

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Today here in the USA we remember that terrible day 16 years ago when nearly 3,000 lives were lost on American soil. From the stories of the survivors, we know without question the leadership myth that leaders are born not made is just that a myth.

Learning Technology from WWII to Today – How Video Learning Is Transforming Skill Mastery

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. Join us as we delve into how technology advancements in learning are changing the game and why it’s critical to organizational success.

[SURVEY] The B2B Buyer Persona: 30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

DiscoverOrg Sales

First, the bad news: Most B2B buyers don’t trust salespeople. They don’t think salespeople do a good job of explaining how a product helps their business specifically. And they don’t think salespeople can converse with the senior executives who sign off on major purchases. The good news?

How to Design an Incentive Compensation Plan That Works

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Sales Motivation Video: Tips to Closing the Big Deal

The Sales Hunter

Do you know WHY your big customers do business with you? WRITE those reasons down and use them to motivate you. Your sales motivation hinges greatly on understanding the why. Check out the video to see what I mean: A coach can help you excel in your sales career! Invest in yourself by checking out […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation sales motivation

Let's Stop Selling to the Quick Fix Need

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A great fiend and colleague, Dan Waldschmidt, wrote an outstanding blog about the charlatans who provide success advice and are liars. What Dan was addressing was those in sales who sell to the quick fix need. Read Dan’s blog posting – Why Most Success Advice Is B t and What to Do About It. These salespeople be them executive coaches, organizational consultants to even instructional designers, look to the quick fix need of a sales lead.

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The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

Find and engage customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks.

We Analyzed 1,000 Emails & Voicemails to Understand How the Top SaaS Companies Chase Enterprise Deals.


A new study from Process Street in partnership with sales email tool PersistIQ reveals the inside sales outreach of the world’s 281 top SaaS companies, and how they respond when a high-ticket lead (in this case, we used Vodafone) signs up for a free trial or demo.

Sales Enablement: How to Increase Revenue Per Sales Head

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Joining us for today’s show is Sean Cataldo, a sales effectiveness leader who knows how to enable a sales force to hit the number. Today’s topic is sales enablement. Sean answers questions from the How to Make Your Number in 2018.

Why the Next 3 Weeks Will Determine if You Make Your Annual Number

The Sales Hunter

Every December I get a number of phone calls from salespeople looking for quick advice to help them pull the rabbit from the hat that will allow them to make their number. Problem is each one of those phone calls is minimally 3 months late. Where you finish the year is going to be based […]. Blog Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

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Who Is Your Best Prospect?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – . On Monday, I posted about understanding and knowing the very next thing that needs to happen if a specific opportunity is to move forward to becoming a client.

Secrets to Successful Inside Sales Management

Learn a variety of best practices, techniques and ideas to both tactically and strategically increase the efficacy, success and impact of your inside sales organization.

When “Sorry” Isn’t Good Enough

The Sales Heretic

This is a tale of two customer service failures. And the world of difference in the way they were handled. The first occurred at a fast-casual restaurant. I won’t reveal the name—I’ll just note that it’s a place you can STOP to get WINGS. I placed my order and waited.

20 Questions that Turn Cold Prospects Into Loyal Customers

Keith Rosen

Proposal submitted, follow up done but no response from the prospect. They expressed interest but where did your customer go?

One Thing You Must do to Close 4th Quarter Sales Strong

The Sales Hunter

In September, I will be presenting at the Sales 3.0 Conference in Las Vegas, along with other leading sales professionals. My session will focus on prospecting, and I am so excited to be part of this conference. 2018 will be here in no time! Sales 3.0 can prepare you and your sales team to make […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospecting sales

What Has To Happen Next?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – A simple question at first glance, but when you ask people in a given vocation or profession, it is staggering how many different answers one gets, and more stunning is the number of people who can’t give you a clear answer.

Successful Selling

Matt Heinz explains how to attract, manage, close and keep more business in a buyer-centric world.

If You Don’t Have a Sales Lead Management Process You’ll Fail


James Obermayer, founder of the Sales Lead Management Association , recently spoke with SLMA Radio program host Paul Roberts on how lack of a sales lead management process hampers company growth. Following are highlights of the interview.

Sales Tips: 4 Components Needed for Sales Process

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: 4 Components Needed for Sales Process. By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®.

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: Cheating is Never an Isolated Event

The Sales Hunter

Let me share a painful lesson I learned early in my sales career. One morning the owner of the company I worked for walked into my office and asked me how sales were going and, more importantly, how customers liked a certain product. I shared with him things were good and I wasn’t hearing any […]. Blog leadership ethics integrity leaderships

Salespeople fear not, AI is here to help your bottom line.


Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on Inc. When ranking the list of professions that are likely to be replaced by AI, sales is often way down on the list , along with chiropractors and preachers.

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

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Vice President, Sales Transformation Services, Digital Transformation, Inc.

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!)