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12 B2B Sales Questions to Close Deals Faster

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When it comes to B2B sales calls, the primary goal of the sales rep is to extract valuable information from the other person on the line. If you’re a seasoned sales professional, you already know the best way to get information is to ask smart questions. But this is often easier said than done.

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How to Actually Take That Vacation This Summer and Still Hit Your Sales Number

Drift

I strongly believe that you can’t be your best self at work if you completely ignore your personal life. Which is why, as a sales manager, I encourage my team (and make it a priority for myself) to spend some time outside the office.

Without Sales Enablement, You’re Behind the Curve

Highspot

The phrase “if you’re not early, you’re late” is one of the most familiar pieces of advice passed down from generation to generation and mentor to mentee. So much so that the phrase has over 1.4

3 Key Components of Value Propositions

Jill Konrath

Today’s overwhelmed buyers don't care about what you're selling. They only care about what it does for them. That's why value propositions are so important today. Sales Prospecting

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Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

I’ve Mapped My Customer Journey, Now What?

Sales Benchmark Index

What Is the Purpose of This Customer Journey Map? According to a recent article from Invesprco, “Customer journey maps give businesses a way of getting into their customers’ heads, helping them gain valuable insight and understanding regarding common customer pain points.”

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Rejection Limiting Your Success?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is a line in the original animated Aladdin when Jafar states, “You’ll be surprised what you can live through.” ” Something that can also be used to describe sales and prospecting.

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Go for the “No” Early in the Sales Process

Anthony Cole Training

In this article, we discuss the theory that a prospect might want what you are selling, if you (as the salesperson) are willing to walk away from the table first. It may sound counterintuitive but one of the keys for more effective selling is going for the ‘no’ early in the sales process.

How To Prescribe The Right Solution For Your Customer

MTD Sales Training

If you’ve ever had to visit the doctor with a complaint, you will know the processes and procedures they go through to diagnose it and prescribe the answer.

Success and 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

The Sales Hunter

What level of risk are you willing to take? What are you doing to nurture your network? What are your 25-year goals? It’s amazing what you can achieve when you address those three questions.

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.

Objections Are Not Fatal

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Too many salespeople confuse objections with rejection. Let’s be clear, rejection hurts and can kill. But for sales pros, objections are not fatal. link]. The post Objections Are Not Fatal appeared first on TiborShanto.com.

Your Last Chance to Make a Good First Impression

Understanding the Sales Force

Most salespeople don't take first impressions seriously enough. If they did, their first impressions would be much more favorable. Dave Kurlan relationship building assessment omg the beatles objective management group Ed Sullivan

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Promoted! The Basics of Sales Management Effectiveness

Connect2Sell

Any organization that hopes to boost sales effectiveness will start by shoring up sales management effectiveness. No matter how strong the sales team is, they will become hamstrung by an ineffective sales manager. new sales manager sales managers sales manager effectiveness

Gatekeeper Best Practices

Mr. Inside Sales

Last week I was contacted by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals and asked if I would share my best practices for dealing with the gatekeeper. Sure! I said. In under 10 minutes they recorded a slide presentation, and I want to share that with all of you.

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 Technology Is Ruining Our Mental Health

No More Cold Calling

Do you really need to sleep with your phone? Call or text me anytime. You won’t disturb me. My phone and smartwatch are turned off when I’m sleeping. They’re nowhere near me. They’re in the kitchen charging. There’s nothing so urgent in my business that my sleep needs to be disturbed.

How Much Revenue Are You Losing by Ignoring Your Best Product Designers?

Sales Benchmark Index

B2B companies no longer have the luxury of a purely functional User Experience Design, narrowly focused on the product needs of a specific industry or department. The consumers, and more importantly buyers of professional services and software are bringing their.

Why Do Salespeople Lie? #SalesTruth

The Sales Hunter

This question drives me nuts! Frankly, it’s sad that people even think about asking it. Unfortunately, it is true and I see too many salespeople lying time and time again to other salespeople.

Hard for you to say you’re sorry?

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Riesterer Have you ever had a service problem with a customer and worried about the damage it could do to your relationship and long-term revenue prospects? Maybe they won’t renew. Maybe they won’t buy more.

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In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

To Get B2B Leads, Pick Up the Damn Phone!

No More Cold Calling

Have you forgotten that selling is social? Turn off your computer. You’re actually going to have to turn off your phone and discover all that is human around. Vintage telephone on old table sepia photo.

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80/20 Prospecting Time

Anthony Cole Training

The most successful salespeople are always challenging and adapting their personal sales process to be more effective, but they don’t challenge the notion of the importance of making prospecting their A priority every week. Prospecting introductions Cold Calling selling and social media time blocking 80/20 Principle

Monday Motivation Video: Failing Means You Tried

The Sales Hunter

What does failing do for you? It develops character, perseverance and resilience. Failing shows that you actually tried. It means that you took a step and went for it. Failures will get you one step closer to being successful, because they always teach you something. Learn from your failures.

Grandpa Charlie’s 8 Success Tips for Sales, and Life

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Marc Demetriou Many people, including sales and marketing folks, tend to overthink things. Haralambos “Charlie” Pistis, the archetypical self-made man and my grandfather, fortunately was not one of them. He traveled as an immigrant from Cyprus to the U.S.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Getting Great Marketing Staff – the Biggest Challenge for Today’s CMO

Sales Benchmark Index

The CMOs and senior marketing leaders we work with have been navigating a dramatic shift in how the C-suite understands marketing’s contribution to revenue. By and large, the changing perspectives of fellow executives about how to partner with the marketing.

TAM – The First Step Every Territory Sales Rep Must Take

SalesforLife

There’s no question that sales pros—especially territory-based sellers—have a weakness in a key skill.

Why Does Formal Learning Fail By Itself, and What Can You Do About It?

Smart Selling Tools

Why Does Formal Learning Fail By Itself, and What Can You Do About It? At least a few times a day, we all run into questions we can’t readily answer, but instead of just shrugging our shoulders, we access Google or reference a YouTube video on the topic in question, and we learn what we need.

Las Vegas may get Musk-designed people mover

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Staff When it comes to putting heads in beds for conventions, corporate meetings or incentive travel trips, few destinations can match Las Vegas. Getting attendees around the city via affordable and easy-to-use public transportation is another matter. That may be changing.

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.

6 Unique Sales Tactics Your Team Needs to Try

Chorus.ai

Did you know that people who schedule fewer tasks accomplish more than people who cram their calendars full of tasks and meetings? Less is more, yet many salespeople continue to cram every prospect interaction with a million different sales techniques in the vain hope that something will stick.

The Elegant 4-Step Process Any Rep Can Use to Ask for Sales Referrals (PLUS Templates)

Sales Hacker

We all know how important sales referrals are… According to the Harvard Business Review , “Nine in 10 buying decisions are made with peer recommendations.”.

What is Sales Enablement? A Guide to Acquiring More Buyers and Keeping Your Best Customers

Smart Selling Tools

What is Sales Enablement? A Guide to Acquiring More Buyers and Keeping Your Best Customers. Sales enablement isn’t the latest tech cure for inefficient sales operations and marketing management. And even though its guiding principle is a laser-sharp.