Sat.May 05, 2018 - Fri.May 11, 2018

The Sooner You Lose the Sale, the Better

Inside Sales Training

Last week I was speaking with a service provider who wanted to joint venture with me. They have a CRM solution they wanted to me to market to my list of subscribers. After the initial conversation, next steps were outlined and they sent me more in-depth info on their product to evaluate.

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Sitting in a Classroom or Using their Mobile Phone: How do Reps Learn Best?


The last time you wanted to know how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey did you: Look it up in a thick Betty Crocker cookbook? Pull up a YouTube video on it? If you answered ‘b’ then me too. In fact these days video is the place most of us start when we want to learn something on the fly.

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Do Women in Sales Really Lack Self-Confidence?

No More Cold Calling

Don’t believe everything you hear about women. Women don’t speak up, don’t apply for jobs unless they meet 100 percent of the requirements, go unnoticed, and lack confidence. That’s why more of us haven’t broken through the glass ceiling yet. At least that’s what we’ve read in article after article.

21 Salespeople Reveal the Worst Sales Advice They Ever Got

Hubspot Sales

Bad sales advice is shockingly common -- and you don’t want to find out you’ve been misdirected the hard way. After all, every mistake means it’s harder to achieve your sales goals. Yes, some mistakes you have to make firsthand.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

How the Fastest Growing Startups Build Their Sales Teams


To achieve explosive growth, technology startups need to have world-class sales teams. From smart cities and driverless cars to artificial intelligence, big data and SaaS, 2018 is ripe for companies to achieve record revenue and profits. That is, if they have the right sales team in place.

8 Proven Ways Sales People Can Avoid Extinction


Being invisible to people around you can be deadly in any profession, but particularly in sales where career opportunities are hotly contested by the high energy sales crowd. Being invisible guarantees that you will go unnoticed and take yourself off the career advancement path. Sales people can stand out from the crowd, but it’s not by practicing traditional ways. It’s by practicing a few new fundamentals which apply to any individual in any organization performing any role.

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Up Your Listening Game to Boost Your Sales

The Sales Heretic

We tend to think of talking as the most important element of communicating, and thus, the most important element of sales, leadership, relationships, etc.

Go for the “No” Early in the Sales Process

Anthony Cole Training

There are multiple keys to successful selling. In a blog from last July, I discuss 5 very important activities that drive sales success! Any discussion about successful selling has to include your productivity and effectiveness as well as closing more business.

What’s the point?

Sales 2.0

What’s the point? The point is a good thing to know before you set out on an epic journey. And let’s face it most sales jobs are epic journeys. They’re not easy and they go on for a long time. There’s a ton of sweat and some tears involved in most of them. Epic!

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Discovered - Data Reveals the Second Biggest Obstacle to Closing More Sales

Understanding the Sales Force

Whichever way you turn, wherever you look, and whatever you listen to there is data. Polls, surveys, metrics, analytics, analyses, white papers, graphs, charts, infographics, tables, spreadsheets and more. There is data everywhere.

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.

Your #1 Competitive Differentiator

John Barrows

In my sales trainings I always ask reps what they think their #1 competitive differentiator is. Most answers focus on specific features, functions, the company history, people, customer service, etc. These are great but unfortunately, they are things your competitors are saying, too.

World Class Pipeline and Forecast Management

Sales Benchmark Index

Many CEO’s today lack confidence in their sales leaders to produce an accurate forecast. They have learned to apply algorithms to de-risk the number. This is a roller coaster ride that happens quarter after quarter of inconsistent forecasts. This problem.

Prospecting or Selling: Which One Really Drives Sales Growth?

Anthony Cole Training

I’m stuck this morning. I’m reading “ Building A Story Brand ” by Don Miller and I'm looking over my own book “ The Best Prospecting Book Ever Written ”.

Open-Ended Questions for Sales Set You Apart From Your Competition


Through research with buyers and sellers spanning over 25 years, I’m convinced that there’s one tool, above all others, that accelerates sales cycles and win rates. It’s why I recommend building your skills in asking open-ended questions for sales success. sales success DISCOVER Questions™ open-ended questions

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.

Sales Enablement Defined

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Bob Junke Recently, I had the honor of being asked by the Sales Enablement Society (SES) to offer my definition of sales enablement as an alternative to the one the SES Definition Working Group came up with. My definition follows, along with the reasons for it and application of it. I hope you find it beneficial. Defining sales enablement is important. The definition should serve as a beacon, identifying what we need to do to make sales enablement successful. Numerous definitions exist.

How Sales Operations Contributes Valuable Insights to Product Management

Sales Benchmark Index

Great companies know how to educate the market about their products. But what if the buyer isn’t buying from you, even if they’ve been educated? What if Marketing has actively informed the market with a sound content marketing strategy?

5 Ways to Ramp New Sales Hires Faster

John Barrows

This is a guest blog post written by Chris Orlob, VP of Sales at As illustrated by many sales teams before , there’s a dramatic ROI when you ramp new hires faster. The sooner they come up to speed, the sooner they pull in full quota revenue. This is such low-hanging fruit. You’ve got this. Here are five tips on how to ramp new hires faster. Show them what ‘good’ looks like. Help new hires understand the strike zone.

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4 Cold-Call Lines That Don’t Creep Out Your Prospect

DiscoverOrg Sales

“HOW THE %$#@ DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER? Take me off your call list!”. … Not really the cold-call response you’re looking for! But you’ve been pursuing this company for almost a year.

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.

What Successful Cold Email Campaigns Have in Common

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Ryan Myers Landing sales meetings from a cold email exchange takes persistence and a data-driven approach to crafting the right messages and responses. For example, did you know that simply personalizing cold emails can increase their open rates by as much as 100 percent ? The more emails are being opened, the higher your chance landing a meeting from them. It’s not just personalization, though.

5 Keys to Execute a Successful Sales Re-Org

Sales Benchmark Index

Weeks and months of planning go into defining the optimal sales org design for your organization. Countless meetings and analysis comparing the benefits of hunter/famer, stratification, product specialization or other org designs. Time is spent defining the role SDR’s, Sales.

Overcoming “I’ll Think About It”, Improving Emotional Intelligence, Brian Tracy on Dreaming Big

MTD Sales Training

Episode 15 – Overcoming “I’ll Think About It”, Improving Emotional Intelligence, Brian Tracy on Dreaming Big. This podcast includes: How to overcome the “I’ll Think About it” barrier from a prospect. What you can do to improve your emotional intelligence.

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5 Reasons Your Team is Failing to Coach

Steven Rosen

Most sales executives realize the value and importance of sales coaching. They know that sales coaching is one of the most significant levers to drive superior sales performance. To Coach Or Not To Coach? That Is The Question. . Here is what the data shows: Only 14% are spending enough time sales coaching. Only 7% are effectively sales coaching. Less than 1% are doing the right kind of coaching and debriefing. Source: Objective Management Group , Dave Kurlan.

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.

7 Ways to Use Facebook to Help Your Business

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Rachel Summers Facebook marketing is a must for any business that wants to achieve marketing strategy goals. Using Facebook allows you to improve customer service, reduce marking costs and optimize your brand. There are three simple yet core goals when using Facebook for business. 1 is increasing Facebook likes, new followers and subscribers that can nourish the community. The second is improving engagement through excellent customer service and dynamic material.

Advanced Best Practices to Accelerate the Impact of Customer Success

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest today is Bernie Kassar, Chief Customer Officer for Xactly Corporation. Bernie pioneered the field of Customer Success as one of the first SVP’s of Customer Success five years ago. As companies scramble to catch up, Bernie is a.

How To Keep Your Prospect Engaged In Your Meetings

MTD Sales Training

One thing many salespeople tell us is that, when they are in a sales meeting, the prospect often will derail the subject or cause objections to be raised. In fact, they do anything but agree to buy the product! It’s not surprising that often the prospect will be disengaged from you. They are trying to see if the product you are selling is going to be right for them and they run the risk of making a decision that may be counter-productive.

Grit: The Ultimate Guide for Salespeople

Hubspot Sales

Think of the last long-term goal you worked toward. What was the time span -- a month or two? Half a year? Several years? Did you achieve it? Were there setbacks along the way you had to push through? The answers to these questions will suggest how gritty you are.

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?

Why great salespeople make terrible managers

How do you find a great sales leader? In most organizations, it goes something like this: A rep hustles, grinds, and outperforms. Leadership takes notice, and thinks, “how can we spread their magic to the rest of the team?” So they make them a sales manager. Which feels natural, right?

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How to Find Out Everything LinkedIn Knows About You

Fill the Funnel

How to find out everything LinkedIn knows about you in their databases. Prepare to be shocked. I thought I knew, overall what they stored, and when I figured out how to get access to everything they have stored about me, wow, was I surprised?

Sales Tips: 5 Steps to Quantifying Value for Buyers

Customer Centric Selling

By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling®. In initial calls it is important for sellers to conduct them in a way that helps buyers conclude they are sincere and competent.

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Why “Does That Make Sense?” Is the Worst Question You Can Ask in Sales

Hubspot Sales

"Does that make sense?". Does that make sense” is a phrase that creates uncertainty and doubt instead of being reassuring. It can imply that the other party is obliged to understand what was said. A better phrase to use is “How does that sound to you?”. We’ve all heard it before.

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.