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Chairs are Dead—and Other B2B Marketing Hogwash

Pointclear

In 2015, I wrote this blog for Sales & Marketing Magazine: Dead is Dead (in Sales & Marketing). It seemed like, suddenly, a lot of things were dying: cold calling was dead; telephone prospecting was dead; outbound marketing was dead … many said that even marketing was dead. Maybe I was just sensitive. I mean, I grew up at a time when Paul McCartney was supposedly dead (he, thankfully, lives on). Poetry was dead. The theater was dead.

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What’s My Future In Sales?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. There is a lot of discussion around the role of technology in sales, advances in AI (you decide what the A stands for), and its impact on the role of and future of sales people.

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Distraction Engagement and Selling Efficiency

Understanding the Sales Force

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Go After the Right Accounts to Make Your Number

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us for today’s show is Matt Slonaker, the Executive Vice President Business Development and Marketing for Chronos Solutions. Matt is an executive leader with extensive experience in turnarounds and knows how to generate revenue growth with the unique blend.

See the PureCloud call center in action

All cloud contact centers are not created equal. Register now for an upcoming live demo covering supervisor, admin, and agent experience in PureCloud!

Lessons from the NFL on How to Close More Business

Inside Sales Training

Ahhhhh…. The NFL football season is underway. We are a few weeks in, and there is still hope for all teams! Players and coaches are watching game and practice film to find ways to help players get better.

Time To Get Around To It

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca.

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How to Earn Brand Preference with Your Content Marketing

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How to Handle: “I want to speak to some references.”

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How do you deal with the “I need to speak to some references” objection? Do you cave in and happily send your prospect two or three clients who are satisfied with your product or service? And if you do, have you ever found that some of those prospects never call you back?

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The Truth About Why Salespeople Get No Respect

No More Cold Calling

Here’s how to stop losing deals. Sales leaders complain that their account based sales teams don’t get enough qualified leads, their pipelines are fluff, gatekeepers block their access to the C-suite, and the sales process is way too long.

Sales Motivation Video: End-of-the-Year Sales Strategies

The Sales Hunter

It’s 4th quarter, which means you need to be extra diligent in spending your time wisely. Who are you spending time with? Make sure you are focusing on the prospects and customers who have the greatest likelihood to pay out this year. Now is the time to keep your foot on the accelerator and not […]. Blog Sales Motivation 4th quarter end-of-year sales strategies sales sales motivation

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.

Are You Ready for the Annual Sales Planning Process?

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Seriously slammed? Some ideas to help you out.

Jill Konrath

I'm not typically an eavesdropper. Normally I mind my own business when I'm out to eat. But Friday morning, while having a veggie omelet for breakfast at George's Restaurant, my ears suddenly perked up when the guy at the table next to me said, "I'm seriously slammed

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Sales and Super Mario

Anthony Cole Training

Last week, my fiancé and I were gifted a new Super Nintendo Classic with all the originals preloaded- Donkey Kong Country, Street Fighter, Zelda and of course, Super Mario World.

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This Is Not Your Father’s Marketing Plan, and That’s Good

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Paige Musto In marketing, much like in life, success is often a function of how well you plan – how much you’re willing to research, strategize, optimize your approach. Mankind’s earliest marketers knew this: Umbricius Scaurus , a resident of Pompeii in the first century, A.D,

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7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Companies are increasingly implementing technology to bring efficiency to their workforce. Data accessibility aside, teams continuously struggle with manual processes for document generation. Learn why automating your documents is key to sales success.

Measuring the Success of Sales Compensation Plans

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What’s the Opposite of a Good Idea?

The Sales Heretic

If your instinctive response to this question is “A bad idea,” then you’re missing out on opportunities to boost your sales. Because we don’t live in a binary, good/bad, either/or world. We live in an incredibly rich, diverse, complex world filled with unlimited possibilities.

The Power of Marketing and Sales Intelligence

DiscoverOrg Sales

Sales intelligence. Lead lists. Not sure what the difference is? You’re in the right place. For many years, sales and marketing teams turned to list providers for prospecting and lead generation. Plagued by incorrect, incomplete, and outdated information, these purchased lists typically led to a lot of time wasted calling bad phone numbers and prospecting to invalid contacts. People change jobs, after all.

3 Steps to Effectively Move Beyond ‘Sales Coaching’

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Rick Cheatham Most leaders believe that strong salespeople are born sellers. They’re natural extroverts, they can easily create relationships with complete strangers, and they can quickly adapt to potential customers’ needs and personalities. But even if the strongest sellers are born sellers, leaders who help salespeople remain confident, learn from their customer experiences, and rise to challenges only enhance their sales teams’ overall performance.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

How to Double Your Organic Revenue Growth

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us as our guest expert is Jason Close, a key member of the team working behind the scenes of the successful Global Payments growth story. Global Payments literally doubled their revenue growth in a short period of time. Jason is here to.

7 “Innocent” Habits Of Failing Sales Directors

MTD Sales Training

Sales Directors and Sales Managers rarely get to their positions simply through loyalty or length of time served. They’ve most likely been in the sales world themselves and been an excellent sales person. But this doesn’t mean they will necessarily make it as a manager or director of business. Indeed, there are many people who direct or manage sales , and they are simply in the wrong position. The Peter Principle, originated by Laurence J.

Inside Scoop: Learning from Equifax – How Sales Can Act on (and Anticipate) a Data Breach

DiscoverOrg Sales

Equifax, one of the three major credit card reporting companies, has certainly been through the ringer since a major data hack occurred, leaving 143 million American’s personal data at risk. In the month since then, details of this breach (and far too many others) have made headlines, keeping cybersecurity top of mind for weary, wary consumers. Having such sensitive information in the hands of hackers is a terrifying thought, but what makes it worse is that it could have easily been prevented.

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The “Why” of What You Do Each Day

The Sales Hunter

I’ve written before about the need to know why you sell. In my own life, my sales performance changed dramatically when I realized why I was in sales, and that was to help others see and achieve what they didn’t think was possible. Take a moment and let the last sentence sink in, and ask […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills leader

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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.

6 Tests to Prevent 2018’s Sales Compensation Plan from Being a Flop

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What Great Key Account Managers Do Daily

MTD Sales Training

Key Account Managers (KAM) are the lifeblood of any organisation wanting to grow and develop their network and a loyal client base. Excellence in the role often comes from natural characteristics, but is also forged through building skills that are shown on a daily basis. These then become habits, and it’s this habitual alignment of skills, attitudes and motives that increases the successful results of any KAM. So, what do successful KAMs do daily that assists in their success?

Lists and the Rest of the Story

Pointclear

There is no such thing as a good list. I am sure that my opinion about lists makes purveyors of lists unhappy, but it is the truth. For the most part, lists suck. There are reasons: Chief among the reasons is that lists are incredibly expensive to keep clean. People change jobs, big guys buy little guys. Big guys buy big guys. Big and little guys shut down. The speed of change accelerates every year. It is costly to keep up.

16 Top Sales Conferences You Should Attend in 2017 & 2018

Hubspot Sales

Have you updated your professional goals lately? If you’re anything like most salespeople, you aim to crush your number and become more efficient. But how will you do that?Professional

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.

The Blueprint For an Effective Annual Strategic Plan

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What Should You Say When Asking For Referrals?

MTD Sales Training

I have seen and heard tons of techniques and tricks on how to ask for referrals from your customers. But I have to tell you that most of those so-called golden nuggets are actually outdated, old-school pitch-mentality approaches to working with updated, modern and sophisticated consumers. I am going to make this short and sweet, because asking for referrals from your clients should be a natural and comfortable act and not some slick technique.

Just Out! Our Top 20 Sales Tech Vendors to Follow at Dreamforce #DF17

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Dreamforce 2017 is just around the corner. Nov.6-9 in gorgeous San Francisco. I’ve got my ticket [the event SOLD OUT weeks ago] and soon will be packing my bags with flat-heeled shoes and comfy clothes.

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The 23 Most Highly-Rated Sales Books of All Time

Hubspot Sales

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.". In other words, you can rely solely on first-hand experiences to gain sales knowledge -- but it might be painful. To dramatically cut down on your learning curve, pick up some sales books.

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?