Sat.Jun 18, 2016 - Fri.Jun 24, 2016

Are Your Sales Relationships Painful?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . People ask me why I focus so much on prospects’ objectives, after all if you can find a pain and play to it, you are bound to get a sale. Well maybe.

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3 Tips to Determine Your Competitive Advantage

Sales Benchmark Index

10 Ways to Tame the Pre-Sales Call Nervousness and Stress

The Sales Hunter

You’ve got the big call and you know you need it, which alone is stress, but making it worse is your boss told you how important the call is to both the company and your career. This is a common occurrence. The stress getting ready for a call can be immense, and in the end, […].

3 Things I Learnt By Being Tony Robbins’ Coach!

Bernadette McClelland

Now it’s important I say one thing here: I was Tony Robbins peak performance coach for Asia Pacific for a three year period coaching his clients across 12 countries – I did not coach Tony himself !

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.

The Complete Salesperson?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . I witnessed an interesting exchange the other day, two Sales VP’s were exchanging views on hiring, on=boarding and development of sales people.

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Hotel Hell Episode Helps Explain Coachable vs. Trainable in Sales

Score More Sales

What a vivid lesson given by the owner of the Inn that Chef Gordon Ramsey visited on his show, Hotel Hell. This episode is called “Lakeview Hotel” and you can watch via the FOX website here.

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Sales Motivation Video: Celebrate the First Half of the Year!

The Sales Hunter

We are half way through the year! Look back over the past several months and find reasons to celebrate. When you can pinpoint what went well this first half, you will build good momentum heading into the second half. You want to finish strong, so I say celebrate now!

Here’s What Motivates Your Prospect (And It’s Not What You Think…)

MTD Sales Training

When you ask what motivates your prospects, you will probably get a multitude of answers. Some may say profitability, others increased productivity, still others decreased staff turnover. Whatever it. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Prospecting motivate your prospect prospecting skills

Operationalizing Data and Insights

Sales Benchmark Index

Chris Lonnett, vice president of Americas market development and operations at Motorola, recently spoke with SBI to discuss how he carries out his data plan inside an enterprise organization. Often, sales ops teams struggle to derive meaningful insights from data. Article Sales Strategy

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Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Determine Your Sales Destiny Q2 Ends

Score More Sales

I always had a bit of panic in my head toward the end of the second quarter of the year in my sales career – no matter which company I was working for.

Are You Mobile-Responsive or Mobile-Complacent?

DiscoverOrg Sales

As part of the sales and marketing engine, you put in serious effort to connect with your prospects.

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Executive Sales Leader Briefing: Do You Have a Scarcity Mentality or Abundance Outlook?

The Sales Hunter

Welcome to the Executive Sales Leader Briefing, a new blog series I am doing every Friday.

Marketing Strategy: Critical Success Factors for New CMOs

Sales Benchmark Index

Marketing Strategy Podcast

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.

How Women in Sales Boost the Bottom Line

No More Cold Calling

Wake up call for sales leaders: If you don’t have enough saleswomen on your team, you’re at a disadvantage. Women are just plain naturals at selling. Saleswomen have the skills and grit it takes to be top-tier performers because success in sales is about building and nurturing relationships.

Ask This Exact Question To Unearth Your Prospect’s Needs

MTD Sales Training

How many times have you presented your products to a prospect and got a flat refusal or, at the very least, an objection? Tell me about it, Sean’ I hear you say. Like….every every time I present?’ Yes, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Questioning Skills asking sales questions sales questions

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The Ultimate Sales Guy – How Do You Compare?

Bernadette McClelland

Modern day master salespeople, like masters in any discipline, think differently than the masses. They are in tune with the idea of serving others, from the word go, instead of serving themselves first. They don't operate within the horse trading mentality of 'give me what I need and I will give you what you need'. I think that Martin Luther King was probably the epitome of a contemporary modern day sales person.

Product Strategy: Improving Product Profitability and Pricing

Sales Benchmark Index

To hit your revenue growth objectives, your products must be priced correctly. If they’re not, products will not be profitable and your company will no longer be able to innovate. In order to do this, you must have a comprehensive. Video

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.

Drive Results By Selling Change

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2016-06-24. Author: Lou Schachter and Rick Cheatham. Teaser: If the market for what your company sells stops growing, or a newly emerged competitor releases an offering that is transforming the marketplace, how your sales team responds could determine the fate of your company.

What Percentage of New Salespeople Reach Decision Makers?

Understanding the Sales Force

It isn't as good as the Father's Day gifts I received from my wife and son, but I love it just the same. My team at Objective Management Group (OMG) built a great new tool and this one does not help us to more effectively evaluate sales forces and assess sales candidates.

Q&A With Dave Stein and Steve Andersen

Pointclear

A remarkable new book is changing the way that B2B sales professionals think about, approach, and serve their customers. Co-authored by sales luminaries Steve Andersen and Dave Stein, Beyond the Sales Process: 12 Proven Strategies for a Customer Driven-World upends traditional sales training conventions and provides a clear, logical roadmap for establishing productive long-term customer relationships and for creating real value in a business environment that has undergone unprecedented change.

SBI’s First Ten Years

Sales Benchmark Index

Every Sunday morning we will publish a photograph of an SBI’er “in action” which is meant to illustrate how much fun we have working with you. This project has one purpose: to celebrate you, our clients and followers. Companies, firms, and fads. Article

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!

3 Marketing Secrets to Adopt for Better Sales Game

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2016-06-20. Author: Joel Felcher. Teaser: The marketing industry was transformed by technology well ahead of sales.

Those Who Follow Sales Best Practices Don't Necessarily Become Top Performers

Understanding the Sales Force

You'll regularly find me writing about the science - the data - that differentiates top sales performers from the bottom. But today, I'll move into the world from which everyone else in this space operates - anecdotal evidence and opinions.

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3 Ways Sales Machine Mastered Social Selling

A Sales Guy

Last week I spoke at Sales Machine with some other great folks, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Simon Sinek, and more. I was on a panel with the brilliant Jill Rowley and the ever engaging Jamie Shanks.

How to Become a Great Company to Sell For

Sales Benchmark Index

Article Sales Strategy

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.

How Do You Keep Remote Employees Engaged?

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2016-05-01. Author: Paul Nolan. Teaser: The capability to work remotely for a company allows managers to hold on to some top performers who may otherwise leave a company for geographical reasons. The challenge is keeping remote workers engaged and feeling like part of a team.

New Way To Generate Leads From Content

Fill the Funnel

We all know that “content is king”, right? In fact – a recent survey discovered that content influences 2 of every 3 purchase decisions. The only problem is creating content is time-consuming, costly, and hard! And it’s also very competitive.

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How To Know If You’re Average

A Sales Guy

There is a sure-fire way to know if you’re average at what you do or if you’re great at what you do. Ask yourself this simple question. Would you do your job for double the pay if it were 100% commission ONLY based on performance? Would you?