Sat.Oct 12, 2019 - Fri.Oct 18, 2019

The 5-Step Formula for a Reliable Sales-To-Service Handoff Process

Sales Hacker

Want happy employees, happier customers, and more revenue? The secret may surprise you… It’s as simple as a solid sales-to-service handoff.

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The 3 Ds of Time Management

The Center for Sales Strategy

It’s no secret time management is one of the highest requirements for succeeding in sales. Consistent questions heard within the industry are, “What are some ways I can improve my time management?” and “How can I be more efficient?”.

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Unscalable: How to Build Relationships at Scale

Anthony Iannarino

Much of what I write here is going to be anathema to a particular variety of sales experts and those who read too much into the idea that relationships are no longer critical in sales. Much of the dominant opinion that relationships don’t matter in sales stems from the book, The Challenger Sale.

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The step-by-step guide to building an effective sales strategy

Zendesk Sell

In construction, it’s impossible to erect a building if you don’t have one critical document — a blueprint. Steel frames, power tools, and a team of builders are all important elements, but they’re useless if you don’t have a document to guide the process.

Sales Enablement: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Where It's Going

Speaker: Roderick Jefferson, Chief Executive Officer

The biggest problem with Sales Enablement is that there is no one universal definition. If you were to ask 10 different people “What is Sales Enablement?” you would get 10 different answers, none of which would show the whole picture. Roderick Jefferson, CEO and top sales enablement consultant, is here to provide some much-needed clarity on the what, why, and how of Sales Enablement.

Sales Compensation Planning: 5 Tips to Improve Performance in 2020

Xactly

Sales incentives are the number one driver of team performance. Improve your team's performance in 2020 with these five sales compensation planning tips. Incentive Compensation Sales Planning

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Timing In Prospecting is a Mug’s Game

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. At one time, I had a co-worker who had a bit of a problem with the horses. He always knew just the right horse, in the right race, cause “today was the day.” He handicapped it, and every day he knew why his timing was just right; each day, it was not. A lot of people in sales remind me of a conversation I had with Leon. They seem to be convinced that not only is sales about timing, but they have divined a way to leverage it to their advantage.

Get in any door

Sales 2.0

When I started selling technology I was told to get to the office at 8AM so I could cold call CIOs and catch them before their assistants came in. When I did succeed in catching a CIO on the phone (one in say 50 dials) they nearly all dismissed me as a time waster.

The Pros and Cons of Following Sales Playbooks

Smart Selling Tools

The Pros and Cons of Following Sales Playbooks. When you think of a “sales playbook”, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re thinking of a plan or guidebook for your sales team to follow, you aren’t too far off.

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How Effective Listening Helps Build Customer Relationships and Close Deals

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Rafael Lourenco When you work for a B2B company, it’s easy to assume that your customers and colleagues make their decisions based only on ROI and other data.

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.

Why Sales Is Not a Profession

The Sales Hunter

Recently, I had a discussion with a sales manager about how to connect with customers. This was no casual conversation; it was serious, because he was with a start-up company who had 18 months at best, to achieve critical mass.

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Who is Your Sales Superstar?

Anthony Cole Training

Throwback Thursday Post: effective sales coaching Sales Coaching increase sales hire better salespeople consultative selling sales effectiveness training banking sales training professional sales training consultative sales coaching corporate sales training sales force performance management

Critical Thinking Skills Examples to Boost Your Credibility

Connect2Sell

At the risk of sounding preachy, we’re continuing what we started last week in the CONNECT2Sell series on Critical Thinking. Last week, we looked at truth as an absolute standard that buyers demand.

The Implications Of Integrative Negotiation

MTD Sales Training

Have you heard of the term ‘integrative negotiation’? It’s not a term used often but it’s a concept that can take your negotiating skills onto the next level.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Sales Process and Why So Many Salespeople Lose Their Way

Understanding the Sales Force

Last night I was on Interstate 90, the MassPike, driving home from the airport in a wind-driven rainstorm. It was so bad I couldn't see the white lines that divide the three lanes nor could I see the Jersey barriers dividing the eastbound from the westbound traffic.

One Question to Close More Demos

Mr. Inside Sales

Have you ever gotten to the end of your demo and wondered how it was going to end? Wondered not only if the prospect was going to move forward, but also what it would take and how long that might take?

Podcast 120: Future Proofing Your Sales Career With Anita Nielsen

John Barrows

This week we have Anita Nielsen on the podcast. The Author of “Beat The Bots” has lots of thoughts on how sales is changing and the increasing role of technology in the profession.

Asking for a pay rise, differentiate from the competition

MTD Sales Training

Episode 37: Asking for a pay rise, differentiate from the competition, quote from Jill Konrath. In this episode we take a look at how you can prepare for and confidently ask for a pay rise. Our skillspill identifies the best ways to follow up with customers.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

3 Tips to Increase Productivity and Improve Sales Performance

The Center for Sales Strategy

Do you often struggle with time management? Do you always have way too much to do? Do you ever feel buried in work? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you may not be delegating as much as you should.

9 Insider Tips for Closing More B2B Sales

Hubspot Sales

It’s no secret that selling to other businesses is tricky. You simply won’t succeed if you don’t take B2B selling for what it is: a high-stakes selling game that requires an entirely unique approach from direct-to-consumer selling.

Ease Compliance Woes with Better Data Management Processes

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Ben Thoren This past May marked the one-year anniversary of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a data privacy regulation that has had a significant impact on the way enterprises process and store personal data.

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Productivity May Not Be What You Think It Is

Anthony Iannarino

One of the reasons you might not be as productive as you want to be is because the idea isn’t well defined. Many people who believe they are productive, are not. Not To-Dos. It is not crossing off tasks off a to-do list.

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.

Setting Sales Managers to Fail

Engage Selling

Are you setting your sales managers up to fail? A few years ago, I met an executive running sales teams who had recently been promoted to the role. He gave new meaning to the term “hands off.”

A fresh perspective on the Challenger Sale research

Membrain

First published in 2011, “The Challenger Sale” must be one of the most widely-read sales books of the past decade, and with good reason.

Startup sales: Should you sell the future vision or the current reality of your product?

Close.io

As a founder, you have a vision for the potential of your startup. You have a successful company with a team of amazing people. You’re working on an awesome product that solves your customers' needs better than anything else in the marketplace, and your customers love you.

How To Become an Exceptional Lifelong Learner

Anthony Iannarino

The short answer to how to become a lifelong learner is never to stop learning. The question is valuable enough to deserve a more extended explanation and practical advice on the specifics. Shore Up Your Weaknesses.

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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.