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How to Get New Salespeople to Take Off Like a Rocket Ship

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. Several of my recent conversations with sales leaders have focused on how to quickly and effectively and efficiently get new salespeople up to speed and help them to have an immediate impact.

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Social Ends When The Phone Rings

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. The reason you need to integrate social selling, traditional phone work, and other elements of prospecting, is to ensure that you are covering all bases the process of converting a stranger, into a bonified pipeline opportunity.

The Fine Line Between Field Sales and Inside Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

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12 Keys To Being a Better Communicator

The Sales Heretic

The top salespeople—and top executives—in every field are amazing communicators. They have a gift for getting their ideas across and persuading others. Except that it’s not a gift. It’s a set of learned skills that anyone can master.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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How to Increase Your Closing Percentage

Inside Sales Training

Let me ask you a question: Do all of your leads end up buying? Of course not. Next question: Out of ten leads that you set up to pitch a demo to, how many of those ten end up buying? If you said “two” then you are at the industry average.

The Inside Scoop: Chipotle’s Big Burrito Breach – Malware with a Side of Chips

DiscoverOrg Sales

It’s been a rough year for Chipotle. With rats literally falling from the ceiling in Dallas, Texas and norovirus outbreaks in Sterling, Virginia, it seems like things couldn’t get much worse for the fast-casual Mexican restaurant.

Isn't It Time to Stop the Must Have Leadership or Sales Skill?

Increase Sales

Is it just me or are you as tired as I am about all the postings about having this must have leadership or sales skill? Do this or learn that and “wala” you will be a top sales performer or authentic leader. Please give me a break! This desire to find the magic number one skill, trait, quality, call it what you will, regardless of role is complete and total hogwash. Fact – There is no number one top sales skill.

4 Reasons Women in Sales Rock at Account Based Selling

No More Cold Calling

Women know how to build relationships that matter. You may have already heard about the Google software engineer who wrote a 10-page memo explaining why women are incapable of doing a man’s job in Silicon Valley—namely that we’re neurotic and lack professional drive.

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.

The 5 Secrets of Motivating Your Sales Team

Inside Sales Training

Having trouble motivating your team? You’re not alone. Every member of your team has different skill levels, interest levels, and different ways of learning.

Executive Coaching Helps New Leaders Succeed

Steven Rosen

Executive coaching helps make the difference between the success or failure of a new leader. Have you recently promoted or hire a new Director or VP? Then you are heavily vested in ensuring that the new leader is highly successful.

Now is the Time to Finalize Your 2018 Strategic Planning

Sales Benchmark Index

Now is the time to finalize or stress-test your strategic plan, and there’s no time to waste. The NFL season kicks off tonight and before you know it, Thanksgiving will be around the corner. Average and poor performing companies tend. Article Corporate Strategy Sales Strategy execution marketing strategy planning revenue growth revenue growth methodology sales strategy strategic plan strategy

Evergreen the Essence of Content Marketing

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Content marketing is incredibly successful strategy and tactic for your buyers to begin to know you and trust you. To solidify this budding relationship requires fresh, relevant articles or what is called “evergreen.” ” Can you bring a fresh and yet lasting perspective to what you are sharing? What you don’t want is your marketing efforts to read or sound like the efforts of others or be seasonal as in the “best holiday marketing approach.”

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?

The Bonding Power of Travel

Sales and Marketing

Author: SMM staff As the former chair and CEO of the global hotel and travel company Carlson, Marilyn Carlson Nelson has spent a lifetime helping companies enhance relationships with employees and clients through incentive travel experiences.

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You Can't Handle the Truth

Anthony Cole Training

At some point that title won’t make me think of the great Jack Nicholson and his role as Colonel Nathan Jessup in the 1992 movie “A Few Good Men” … but it is safe to say that point in time is a long way off for me. It is one of my all time favorite movies.

How to Increase Deal Sizes, Improve Win Rates and Shorten Sales Cycles

Sales Benchmark Index

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Have You Considered Your Sales Solutions to Have These Two Qualities?

Increase Sales

Sales solutions that are both efficient and effective have a far greater probability of turning customers into loyal customers or continued sources of sales referrals. What happens is in the hurry to “close the sale,” some salespeople focus on the efficient and not the effective. Efficient Sales Solutions. When the sales solution meets all the criteria as in investment, delivery, etc., it suggests it was efficient. Things were done right.

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.

How To Track and Validate Website Sales Leads By Marketing Channel

Sales and Marketing

Author: Matt Cannon There are situations where too much information is not good. When your uncle shares the details of his gallbladder surgery over Thanksgiving dinner, for example. However, there are other situations where there is no such thing as “too much information,” and optimizing a lead generation website is one of those situations. Online marketers should have every little scrap of data they can find when overhauling or fine-tuning their lead generation websites.

Hitting Your Sales Goals – 3 Challenges to Overcome

Anthony Cole Training

In the last 30 days, I’ve talked to more than a dozen company executives, sales people and sales managers. I’ve asked them “What is the #1 constrictor to hitting your sales goals?” The answer every time was: getting more qualified leads.

Piloting Revenue Attribution – How Top CMOs Quantify Marketing Impact

Sales Benchmark Index

The buyer’s journey does not follow a linear course. Without revenue attribution, you are exposed—unable to allocate time, money, and resources to the marketing efforts that produce top-line results. If you can’t quantify the collective impact of marketing touch-points, you. Corporate Strategy Magazine Marketing Strategy SBI for Private Equity SBI for SMB custom attribution.

Quit Blaming What You Sell as the Reason for a Sales Slump

The Sales Hunter

Salespeople are quick to call me to ask how they can be successful in sales when they’re stuck selling what they believe is something their customers don’t want. It’s time to stop blaming what you sell as the reason for your struggles. Not only is it time stop blaming what you sell, but it’s also […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting Sales Development Training prospecting sales

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.

What Buyers Really Think

Jill Konrath

Thinking like a prospect changes everything. That was the impetus behind today's post which was written from a buyer's perspective. I hope you have fun reading it—and get the point! Prospecting

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Re-Engineering Your Revenue Supply Chain to Avoid the ‘Amazon Effect’

Sales and Marketing

Author: Mark Galloway, President/Partner at OppSource If you’re a salesperson, you know exactly what the “Amazon Effect” is – and how it feels when a competitor sweeps in and steals your business. Unfortunately, that’s happening more and more thanks to the Internet, smartphones and other technologies that are radically changing how buyers behave. It now takes an average of 8.2 attempts to successfully prospect a stranger – a 74 percent increase since 2010 when prospecting required just 4.7

How the CEO Defines Who You Compete With, and How to Win

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us for today’s show is Mike Dickerson, the Chief Executive Officer for ClickDimensions who knows how to make the number. Today’s topic is focused on demonstrating the corporate strategy’s competitive view. Mike leverages the How to Make Your Number.

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Painting and Prospecting - SIMPLE not EASY

Score More Sales

I had the pleasure of painting a wall in the spare room in the house over the long weekend as a backdrop for creating video. Prior to this, we had dark grey colored paper pinned to the wall. Paper is fine as a backdrop until you have humidity. Yea, that’s why I decided to paint. B2B Sales Productivity sales strategy

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.

Executive Sales Leader Briefing: What Do I Do if My Boss Asks Me to Cheat?

The Sales Hunter

This past week I received an email from a sales rep who for the past two years has put up solid numbers in his job. His question to me was what should he do when his boss and others in management ask him to cheat and put his integrity aside when it comes to dealing […]. leadership Professional Selling Skills executive sales leader briefing

How to Sell Better: Lesson 7 – Build Your Own Process

A Sales Guy

I lay on the couch too much. I don’t exercise enough. I’m grossly out of shape. There is no way around it. I needed to workout. Therefore, about a month ago, because running and any other “cardio” was too hard, I started walking. I know, I sound like an old man. It kills me. I used to be super active. I played football, softball, skied, played basketball and golfed. I was always moving.

Is Your Content Marketing Contributing to Revenue Growth?

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us for today’s show is Emily Rakowski, a marketing leader who knows how to create brand preference that attracts more deals into the funnel at a higher win rate. Our topic is Content Marketing and how to use content.

Business Development Pivots and other Relevant Nonsense

Babette Ten Haken

There were a lot of business development pivots going on. They occurred while many of us in the northern hemisphere were in “summer mode.” If you took a mental break from the social and societal chaos that occupies our attention, sucking the very lifeblood out of the business air, you are not alone.

The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.