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Abandon Dead-End Thinking: Best Practices for Working Leads

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Rachel Krug Leads are the lifeblood of your business, yet, more often than not, leads fall outside the category of “sales ready” opportunities. As a result, reps often dismiss these as a dead end. But, as Orrin Woodward said, “There are no dead ends in life, only dead-end thinking.”.

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Don’t Make It Sound So Negative

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Commodity, the word is like Kryptonite for salespeople, say it out loud, and you can see their social status and sales erode. Somehow over the years, the word has come to be something negative in sales.

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Can a unique Way of Selling win more deals?


My wife and I love a little restaurant near our home. They have the absolute best poke bowl we’ve eaten anywhere. Sales Management Sales Enablement Sales Methodology

Blow the Dust off Your Buyer Personas to Win More Deals

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales enablement leader, you had probably developed buyer personas years ago. There was a big announcement and possibly some training sessions, but then everyone forgot about them, and the sales reps almost certainly stopped using them. Slowly but.

Are Buyer Personas Sabotaging Your Sales?

Corporate Visions

The post Are Buyer Personas Sabotaging Your Sales? by Tim Riesterer appeared first on Corporate Visions. One of the most popular “best practices” in B2B sales and marketing is to create buyer personas.

Using Sales Process Excellence as a Strategic Advantage

Smart Selling Tools

Using Sales Process Excellence as a Strategic Advantage. The selling landscape has changed. . In today’s digital marketplace, buyers have an abundance of information at their fingertips, more distractions, and numerous reasonable options across just about every vertical. And sales teams know this.

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How Top B2B Marketing Leaders Deliver the ‘Amazon Effect’ Through Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

Enhancing the Customer Experience (CX) has long been a strategic objective of B2C companies. Most of us have experienced firsthand how companies like Amazon and Apple have created sustainable competitive advantages. They create this differentiation not only with great products.

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Have Your Best Sales Quarter Ever - through Focus

Score More Sales

Now is the time of year where distractions happen. It is easy to blame others for your lack of success - but in sales, it always comes down to how well you perform regardless of the obstacles. To do well this quarter, you need one thing more than anything else - focus. Focus on your sales goals.

Creating Your Ideal Week: The 6th Sales Productivity Tool

Anthony Cole Training

In our next edition of Football & 9 Sales Productivity Tools That Will Change Your Results, we bring you our 6th tool, which is "Creating Your Ideal Week". Sales Coaching increase sales sales performance management sales productivity tools sales effectiveness training

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My Road Less Travelled!

Bernadette McClelland

LEADERSHIP LESSONS from the CAMINO de SANTIAGO! In the words of the famous poet Robert Frost: “ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference “?. .

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Critical Thinking Skills for Sales Success and Invalidating Objections


No one wants so hear an objection from a buyer. Sellers would prefer smooth sailing from open to close. overcoming objections critical thinking skills Critical Thinking Skills for Sales Success

Video Conferencing for Salespeople - To Zoom or Not to Zoom?

Understanding the Sales Force

No data or statistics today. No sales training or coaching either. This won't be a lesson for sales managers or sales leaders. This is my rant of the day. Dave Kurlan video zoom

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Sell Better. Coach Better. Hire Better.

Anthony Cole Training

In today's blog or "vlog", we bring you our newest Anthony Cole Training Group's brand video.

The Opportunities Of Prospecting – Podcast

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Based on the conversations people are looking to have, it is hard to believe that cold calling is dead. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time with. Boštjan Bregar is the CEO and co-founder of Loop Email. There are a number of nuggets, and sometimes listening is as good as reading. Enjoy! The post The Opportunities Of Prospecting – Podcast appeared first on 01 - Prospecting execution how to sell better podcast Prospecting Tibor Shanto

A Follow Up Schedule That Works

Engage Selling

Too many salespeople fail to follow up, and often, it’s because they don’t have a follow up schedule that works.

Good Sales Recruiting is Like Selecting Movies and TV Shows

Understanding the Sales Force

Do you like movies and TV Shows? I love them! How do you go about selecting the next movie or show you will watch? Do you look for a specific show, watch the trailer and if you like the trailer, watch it?

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If You Want to Enact Change, Breaking Through the Noise Is Key

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jimmy Verrett Take a moment to look around, and I suspect you’ll quickly find anecdotal evidence to support what research now confirms : Increased consumption of content is shortening attention spans.

How do You React to Adversity?

Mr. Inside Sales

Sales—and life—can be hard at times. In sales, you face a lot of rejection, daily, and yet you need to persevere and overcome in you want to succeed. In life, too, there is adversity and things don’t always go your way.

How to Use LinkedIn to Build High-Value Relationships

Sales Hacker

“A bigger following means more sales.” It’s a common idea is sales, but it’s a big mistake on LinkedIn. I’ve grown my LinkedIn following by 185% in the last 2 years (from about 7,000 people to 13,064 as of the writing of this article). But by itself, that’s just a vanity metric.

How to Upsell Key Accounts Using the Consumer Journey

The Center for Sales Strategy

Whether they realize it or not, consumers travel through a series of steps before purchasing an item. For the consumer, this journey is not something they think about; they’re simply trying to make a decision.

Not Acting is a Crime

Grant Cardone

Should you be convicted of being too passive? I want to tell you today that NOT acting is a crime against society, your family, and YOURSELF. Take for example what happened on Valentine’s Day in 2018.

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3 Customer Service Secrets – True or False?

Mr. Inside Sales

When you have to call your cell phone company, do the following words describe your feelings? Dread Frustrated Anger Hope. If your company has customer service reps (Hint: Every person in your company is a customer service rep!),

10 Essential Traits of Highly Successful Salespeople

Sales Hacker

The most successful salespeople think and act differently than your average sales rep. What sets them apart? They’ve discovered the traits that ensure selling success, and work incessantly to cultivate those traits in themselves. We’re going to share with you their secret sauce.

3 Reasons Storytelling Is Vital for Great Sales Numbers


Most companies have a well-established sales process, complete with templated emails, drip campaigns, call scripts, and follow-up procedures. That should make your job easier, right?

How You Make It Easy For Your Client To Say No

Anthony Iannarino

I tried to convince my publisher to name my second book, The Art of Commitment-Gaining. They called it The Lost Art of Closing. Some people equate the word “closing” with a self-oriented, pushy, high-pressure form of selling that is now so rare as to be remarkable when you experience it.

The 15 best sales prospecting tools that integrate with your CRM


For outbound sales teams, prospecting software is essential to finding new leads and nurturing them into customers. But if you don’t have your sales prospecting tools integrated with your CRM , you’re looking at hours of hunting down contact info across multiple platforms and doing manual data entry.

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Time-Based Branding: You Grow by Making Things Easier

Engage Selling

Time-based branding makes it as easy as possible for your customer to find you and buy from you. Get this right and you will unlock new growth in even the most competitive of marketplaces.

Overlooking This One Key Factor When Hiring Will Hurt You!

The Center for Sales Strategy

Finding a candidate with top talent to fill an open position is a good feeling. You’ve found someone that possesses the skills and experience necessary to perform the job at hand and do it well. Box checked!

Words Matter – More Than Ever!

Anne Miller

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that “Words Matter – Make What You Say Pay!” is my tag line and I mean that in the context of selling and presenting.

Why You Can Never Have A Slow Week

Anthony Iannarino

Despite the somewhat hyperbolic title, it is possible to have a slow week. But for that to be true, it would indicate that you are reactive and that you’ve found a way to avoid doing your work.

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Sales Hiring: The Ultimate Guide

Hubspot Sales

Your organization needs an effective sales hiring strategy to survive. The average annual turnover for sales teams is around 27% , meaning that if you have 10 reps, you could lose three of them within the year.

Weekly Roundup: Metrics for Tracking Goals, How Millennials Are Transforming Sales + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

- MOTIVATION -. Everyone lives by selling something.". Robert Louis Stevenson. AROUND THE WEB -. > > The 5 Sales Metrics That Every Sales Rep Should Be Tracking As Goals – Databox. Sales management is not for the faint of heart.

Career Advice from the Pros: Starting a Sales Career in 2020? Do This

Sales Hacker

Sales development representative roles have grown 5.7X since 2012, according to LinkedIn’s State of Sales report. That’s a lot of new people entering sales! If you’re one of them, that’s both good news and bad: It means sales is growing, but you’re going to have a lot of competition getting started.

The Competitive Advantage of Revealing Your Higher Price

Anthony Iannarino

Salespeople who sell a product or service with a higher price complain that it is more difficult to sell , believing their competitors with a lower price have it better.