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How Amazon Won in the Last Recession – and Why CEOs Should Care

Sales Benchmark Index

Many are predicting that the U.S. will enter a recession in the next year. To prepare, we believe the most important thing a business leader can do is study and learn from the past. Here, we take a look at.

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Prospecting idea: have an idea

Sales 2.0

It’s uninspiring (and ineffective) for a sales person to email or call a prospect to “just touch base”. On the other hand, I’m all for sales people staying in touch. So what’s the solution? If you must email or call, what do you say? Here’s one idea: have an idea.

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Why It's So Hard to Develop Soft Selling Skills

Connect2Sell

Check each box that applies. How many of these topics are covered in your organization’s sales training program on a regular basis? soft skills for sales soft skills for sales professionals soft selling skills

The 5 Keys to Sales Coaching

Anthony Cole Training

In this article, we discuss the "5 Keys to Sales Coaching", or 5 critical steps you must know and execute in order to get the best effort and results out of your salespeople, to help increase sales in 2020 and beyond.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

What are they thinking about sitting in traffic?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. In a previous life, I used to be a cab driver; as a result, I still use a lot of driving references. People who work with me know I believe in leaving your product in the car, makes for a better conversation.

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3 Actions CEOs Take to Capture Market Share From the Competition

Sales Benchmark Index

The 2019 fiscal year is in the rearview mirror, and 2020 has officially started. Strategic planning is finished, and plans to get off to a fast start in FY20 are in motion. For many CEOs, the strategy and approach used.

21 Things Successful People Say Regularly

The Sales Heretic

As a professional keynote speaker and trainer, I have a tremendous appreciation and respect for the power of words. The right words at the right time can solve problems, heal wounds, create connection, or move people to action. They are essential to your sales, business, and personal success.

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Sales Managers: Think You’re Ready for Referrals?

No More Cold Calling

Here are five important steps to make your team referral sales experts. If salespeople were self-motivated, they wouldn’t need sales managers or metrics. Yep, most of us are lazy and lack discipline. I’m including myself here. It’s a lonely world for account executives.

Up-selling & Cross-selling, Improve Your Lack of Confidence & A Quote From Elanor Roosevelt

MTD Sales Training

Episode 42: Up-selling & Cross-selling, Improve Your Lack of Confidence & A Quote From Elanor Roosevelt. In this episode we look at upselling and cross-selling in the sales environment.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

The Science Behind One Company's Top Sales Performers and Why They're So Much Better

Understanding the Sales Force

There are comparisons of apples to oranges, red or green, black or white, stop and go, and the most relevant and current of all, liberals to conservatives. In today's article, I'll share a hot/cold comparison of my own, but this one is about sales candidates.

Sales Advice from Pablo Picasso

Mr. Inside Sales

I read a great quote from Picasso (yes, the famous painter) the other day, and it really resonated with my sales philosophy. Here it is: “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”.

Buyers To Sellers: ‘It’s Not You, It’s Me’

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: SMM Sales managers rely on meticulous onboarding programs, continuous coaching and extensive product instruction to instill confidence in their sales reps.

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Have You Ever…?

Anne Miller

Have you ever been in a social gathering where someone starts to tell a story and it goes nowhere? Perhaps they are interrupted early in the story and they never get their listener’s attention back.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

The Deal Breaker That Prevents you From Hiring a Great Salesperson

Understanding the Sales Force

One of the questions we are often asked by HR Directors is, "Can people game the OMG assessment?" Of course they can try, but we have a very effective algorithm that smokes out those who attempt to cheat.

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Gatekeepers Are Your Responsibility

Engage Selling

Good deals get stuck when you lack access to the right people to successfully close a sale. There are two ways that lack of access occurs.

New Year, Same Challenge: Helping Sales Teams Break Through Their Three Biggest Roadblocks

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Julia Petre Today’s sales process has evolved beyond the days of door-to-door salespeople armed with a Rolodex.

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How to get better results out of AI for your sales team

Membrain

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage in sales right now. But in my conversations with sales leaders, I’ve learned that AI is rarely delivering what it promises to sales organizations operating in a complex b2b environment. Sales Management Editor's Pick

B2B 101

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

Weekly Roundup: Bring a Dead Deal Back to Life, 10 Signs You Have a Great Team + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

- MOTIVATION -. "To To sell well is to convince someone else to part with resource — not to deprive that person, but to leave him better off in the end.". Daniel Pink. AROUND THE WEB -. > > How to Bring a 'Dead Deal' Back to Life for Your Sales Team– HubSpot.

Building Trust With Your Clients

Engage Selling

Building trust with clients should be at the forefront of every organization’s thinking and planning.

Buyer 97

Buyers To Sellers: ‘It’s Not You, It’s Me’

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: SMM Sales managers rely on meticulous onboarding programs, continuous coaching and extensive product instruction to instill confidence in their sales reps.

Buyer 156

7 Highly Effective LinkedIn Summary Templates for Sales Reps

Hubspot Sales

Imagine you’re a prospect, and you stumble across my profile. Which version feels more authentic, engaging, and ultimately, effective? Here’s version one, which doesn’t include a summary: And here’s version two, which does: Version two, right?

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Why the Most Successful Companies Hire for Culture Fit

The Center for Sales Strategy

Are you looking for ways to create a company culture that will help you accomplish your business goals? If so, you may have read about Zappos corporate culture and its ten core values.

Social Selling on Facebook for Financial Services Providers

SocialSellinator

Social selling on Facebook gives you plenty of opportunities for business growth. Digital Marketing Social Selling sales Facebook

The Complete Guide to SaaS Sales

Nutshell

By Cody Slingerland and Ben Goldstein. Selling something that your customers will never hold in their hands requires a very specific approach and a whole lot of practice.

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The Ultimate Reason You Need To Protect Your Days

Anthony Iannarino

If you give up days, you end up giving up weeks. It’s easy when you procrastinate one day, believing you have tomorrow, only to put off what you need to do when tomorrow suddenly arrives. If you give up weeks, you end up giving up months.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

4 Essential Pieces of Sales Collateral for the 21st Century [VIDEO]

The Center for Sales Strategy

Historically, the term sales collateral referred to one-sheets and brochures that often hung on a wall, and when the sales team met with a client or prospect, they would grab a one-sheet to help build their case—and it worked great! In the 21st Century, you need more.

Podcast 131: Using Personality Types In Sales With Drew D’Agostino

John Barrows

Drew D’Agostino joins us on the podcast this week to share a ton of insight into what the key personality types sales reps will encounter are like. Everyone is different, which means they respond well to different things and different types of information. As sales reps, it’s our job to understand this and make sure we put our best foot forward, with each type of person to ensure we have maximum success.

7 Awesome Things Businesses Can Create in Excel

Hubspot Sales

Excel: the software that literally everyone totally knows how to use … according to their resumes. Excel is, first and foremost, a business software. But, it’s hard to pin down what that actually means. How is Excel used in business?