Sat.Sep 29, 2018 - Fri.Oct 05, 2018

New Trends in Technology Enabling the Inside Sales Function

Sales Benchmark Index

The Growth of Inside Sales Has Left Large Cloud Providers Playing Catch Up.

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Who Are We Fooling?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. A bit of fantasy is good for the soul; it would hard to get through days and projects if not for a little mental cheating and false illusions; it is entirely another to base your own or your company’s future on it. Stats – The Drug of Choice.

3 Tips To Ensure You’re Selling To The Decision Maker

MTD Sales Training

Have you ever had that feeling when you’re talking to a prospect that the person isn’t who they say they are? By that, of course I don’t mean they are an imposter! No, but maybe they are claiming to have more power than they really have in the decision-making process.

Best Phone Sales Prospecting & Cold Calling Techniques Tips & Tools

Mr. Inside Sales

You’ve Got 5 Seconds to Make a Good Impression. By Mike Brooks, [link].

The Showpad Sales Transformation Maturity Model

The Showpad Sales Transformation Maturity Model helps organizations understand where they are today in terms of meeting buyer expectations — and how key teams can drive transformation that impacts the bottom-line. Download the free eBook for a pragmatic approach to growing sales maturity.

Our Dreamforce 2018 Recap

John Barrows

With Morgan, Lucas, and John attending Dreamforce last week, we wanted to all share our perspectives from Morgan’s second time attending, Lucas’ first, and John’s countless time at Dreamforce. In no particular order, here are our top takeaways from Dreamforce 18. The power of voice.

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Top 5 Ways To Gain More Repeat Business

MTD Sales Training

Don’t you just love it when one of your customers places a follow-up order? Or you get that call and the customer says they’d like a repeat of what they had from you before?

Pitch Perfect: Selling to the Chief Marketing Officer

DiscoverOrg Sales

They delete your emails. They decline your invitations. They cut your calls short. What does it TAKE to sell to the Chief Marketing Officer? A candid interview with Jill Konrath and Heidi Bullock, CMO of Engagio. We wanted to know, so we went straight to the source: a CMO.

Question-Based Selling Is Only As Good As the Questions Being Asked

Connect2Sell

What makes a good question? In sales, some would say a good question is one that is prepared in advance. Some would say a good question is one that swiftly leads the buyer toward the close.

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How much pre-call prep time is just right?

Sales 2.0

“This porridge is too hot!” ” she exclaimed. So, she tasted the porridge from the second bowl. “This porridge is too cold,” she said. So, she tasted the last bowl of porridge. “Ahhh, this porridge is just right,” she said happily and she ate it all up.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

How to Know When to Make the Tough Call and Sunset a Product

Sales Benchmark Index

How to Know When to Make the Tough Call and Sunset a Product.

They Actually Said My Sales Lead Generation Is Old School

No More Cold Calling

But here’s what they’re missing on referral B2B lead generation.

How To Succeed In Upstream Marketing

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Anand Srinivasan The traditional approach to marketing involves brand building, advertising, participating in trade shows, launching mailers, and so on.

How to Blow $100,000 on a Lead Generation Campaign

Pointclear

The CMO of a Fortune 500 company offered the CRO the following options regarding spending $100,000 on a marketing campaign. He was willing to provide the sales team one of six choices: 200,000 targeted contacts (name and title) in the right vertical (no email addresses).

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

The CMO’s Guide to International Marketing

Sales Benchmark Index

The Top 5 Things to Consider When Marketing Overseas.

Dreamforce 2018 Wrap-Up Report: Take-Aways from the #DF18 Expo Floor

Smart Selling Tools

What a week! When it comes to this year’s Dreamforce, It most certainly did not disappoint. As crazy as it always is, it remains one of the best events of the year to attend if you’re looking for inspiration, knowledge, and networking.

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Why It’s Time to Stop Selling and Start Helping: 3 Steps to Create an Inbound Strategy for Your Company

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Dan Tyre and Todd Hockenberry Times have changed. For most business owners, the good old days (think 2016) are a distant memory. Businesses need to be adaptable and prepared with the right strategy to engage the right customer to be successful. Do you have a strategy to compete?

A New Way Of Empowering Your Content

Fill the Funnel

A New Way Of Empowering Your Content If you are involved in any online business activity you understand the importance of content. Content drives lead-generation, advertising, reputation, traffic, SEO and revenue.

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.

Q4: A CMO’s Best Friend

Sales Benchmark Index

The reality is CMO’s and their sales leader counterparts are felling extreme stress from the weighing pressure of the annual revenue or bookings targets. In many cases the relationship between marketing and sales is most tested during Q4. Sales leaders.

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Salespeople, Why is Everyone Playing from the Same Playbook?

A Sales Guy

I think too many sales organizations, their salespeople AND their sales leaders are playing from the same playbook. I don’t see enough innovation. I spend an incredible amount of time with salespeople and sales leaders, and the most common thing I see is how similar they all are.

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Sell Slower

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Paul Cherry I was working with a manufacturer of medical instruments that use lasers to measure blood flow. The products cost upwards of $50,000 and are sold primarily to medical research facilities.

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7 skills you’ll need to become a sales manager

Close.io

So you want to become a sales manager ? First you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the right skills, experience, drive and track record at the helm in both selling and at managing others—in order to back yourself up.

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.

How to Help Non-Sellers to Sell | Sales Strategies

Engage Selling

???Recently, I have been working with a lot of professionals where selling isn’t their primary role. These may be account managers, recruiters, engineers, or project managers.

How We Reduced Sales Ramp Time By 40%

Openview

One of the biggest challenges for any scaling company is to bring a new sales rep up to speed quickly. Decreasing the time to productivity for new reps is crucial to meeting ever-expanding goals and closing more deals.

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Are You Social or Selling? September Referral Selling Insights

No More Cold Calling

Stop cold calling on social media. You’re not one of those people who blast me with a sales pitch after I accept your LinkedIn invitation, are you? I don’t think so, because you’ve been reading my blog, so you know by now that social selling is all about being social.

Do You Have a Mastermind Group Challenging You?

Jeff Shore

By Jeff Shore. ?I I want to talk today about mastermind groups. I believe very strongly in the concept, strongly enough that I am a part of four different mastermind groups.

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Marketing and Sales Alignment for A Supercharged LinkedIn Strategy

Speaker: Candyce Edelen, CEO, PropelGrowth

Used properly, LinkedIn is the ultimate prospecting tool for B2B sales. It feeds a customer-centric sales process and enables a human-to-human interaction with very low cost compared to other prospecting methods. LinkedIn prospecting BLOWS AWAY the results from typical email marketing campaigns. You will receive far more positive replies from this than from any other outbound lead generation strategy. Join Candyce Edelen, CEO of PropelGrowth, to learn how over the course of 6 months, she was able to book hundreds of sales calls using LinkedIn.

Prospecting - You Can’t Step in the Same River Twice

The Center for Sales Strategy

Early in my sales career, I got a call from a veteran Account Executive across the hall. He worked for one of our other properties and saw that I was working with a prospect he was calling on. He wanted to set up a joint sales call.

4 Ways to Achieve Better Personalization with Inside Sales: How a Data-Driven Approach Will Help Your Reps Work Smarter. @TechTarget

Smart Selling Tools

Inside sales reps who engage prospects with a personalized pitch see better open rates, have longer conversations, and book more meetings.

Trust Is The Foundation Of Every Sale

Tony Hughes

Even in large complex selling, it’s individuals who actually make purchasing decisions and they care about value for money and assessing risk.