Sat.Mar 02, 2019 - Fri.Mar 08, 2019

Sales Process: Keep to the Script, or Take the Road Less Traveled?

Pipeliner

Ask a top sales producer about keys to success, and they’ll share insights like “prioritize your work,” “maintain a good opportunity pipeline,” and “serve the customer.”. I’ve heard many anecdotes to explain a top producer’s ascent to the pinnacle. Curiously, one that never gets mentioned is “I conform to the sales process.” This lack of recognition is odd. After all, sales organizations spend countless hours developing sales processes and underscoring their importance. Maybe there’s a reason.

Why Women in Sales Don’t Want to Work for You

No More Cold Calling

In honor of International Women’s Day, how can your sales team attract more female rainmakers? It was 1936. My mom graduated with a degree in finance from Syracuse University, but she couldn’t get a job at a bank. They didn’t hire women, not even as tellers.

How to Effectively Follow-up After Sales Meetings

Openview

The average salesperson is losing up to 40% of their deals because they’re not following-up effectively. After a sales meeting, do you ever experience a prospect ‘going dark’ on you?

Winning Pricing Strategies for a Mature Business

Sales Benchmark Index

Focusing on value provided, you can implement a winning price increase, contrary to what may have been occurring historically. Re-anchoring is the key to a winning pricing strategy – a focus area we will take on as part of developing.

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.

What are customer service skills?

MTD Sales Training

When you hear the term ‘customer service’, what connotations spring up? Maybe it’s that annoying assistant who won’t leave you alone in a shop? Or that company who never stops cold-calling you?

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19 Ways to Guarantee You’ll Fail

The Sales Heretic

Success is such a burden. It takes a ton of time and effort, and it frequently requires sacrifice. And for what? Everybody knows it’s lonely at the top. And then you have to do it all again, because you don’t want to be labeled a “one-hit wonder.” Then you have to deal with higher expectations, [.].

Friday Five – Women in History Month

Score More Sales

The B2B sales world lacks women in sales and sales leadership. Men and women in sales leadership and company leadership can help move the needle to solve this long term issue. 1) Resource: Gartner’s Why Sales Must Hire More Women. sales leadership Innovation & Inspiration

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Don’t Sell Yourself Short

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I think it was in Skip Miller’s book that I read that a manager should know how his year will end by the Q1.

Why Phone Scripts Make You Better

Mr. Inside Sales

To script or not to script? That is the question…. Whether you believe in scripts or not, you & your team are using one right now. Don’t believe me? Record what they say in a week, transcribe it out, and what will you be handing back to them? A script!

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 Be a Memorable Salesperson Part 8: Be Authentic

Connect2Sell

We’ve been hearing great feedback about this series on how to be a memorable salesperson and hope you’re finding it to be useful, too. selling skills authenticity connecting with buyers

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Your Portfolio Companies’ Forecasts Are Unbelievable, But Maybe Not In A Good Way

Sales Benchmark Index

Sample output of multi-method forecasting: Some say that forecasting is an art and others say it’s a science. The indecisive say that it is a combination, and many board members and PE deal teams say it’s a disaster. In some.

Focus Your Prospecting Purpose

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. How you think about your pipeline, will drive your approach to ensure it leads to your objectives, which by extension should dictate your actions. Strategy-Planning-Execution. Simple, yet elusive at the same time, most people are good at planning, yet fall short on execution.

How to Bring the Closing Magic

Anthony Cole Training

Great salespeople are masterful at asking open-ended, courageous questions of their prospects that either lead them towards, or away, from saying "yes" to their solution.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

5 Ways to Deliver a Truly Impactful Sales Kickoff

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Joe Andrews We just wrapped up sales kickoff (SKO) season. Typically, in January and February, depending on fiscal calendars, we all see pictures of salespeople in our networks posting party pics from Las Vegas or some other city’s convention center.

Transitioning to Data-Driven Marketing & Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

Today’s interview is a special one, we have two guests on SBI TV – a marketing leader and sales leader – you’ll learn they’ve teamed up to tackle data siloes and make data-driven decisions. We are joined by Jill. Corporate Strategy Marketing Strategy Sales Strategy Video 2019 planning b2b dave peranich sbi podcast sbi tv

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Looking to make more sales? Maybe it's in the cards!

Jeffrey Gitomer

Hand written notes and cards are the rage. When I get one, it's usually for something special I've done for someone, or an appreciation for business. I always save them. It feels good to get them, and I have a better feeling for the person who sent the card.

How to Use Executive Leadership Changes to Time Sales Outreach

DiscoverOrg Sales

When asked why leadership changes matter, DiscoverOrg CRO Patrick Purvis likes to tell this story: “In 2012, Salesforce closed a legendary estimated $140 million deal with State Farm. At the time, it was one of the largest single sales in Salesforce history.

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.

6 Foundations for Successful Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: John Harris About five years ago, we established a relationship with Larry Williams, one of the principals in the Williams Leslie Group, to help EnerBank improve sales performance.

How Does the Marketing Leader Know If They Are Aligned to Sales?

Sales Benchmark Index

Misalignment between Marketing and Sales is most often one of the main reason’s companies miss the number. As a Marketing leader ask yourself the following two questions: Did the company hit its number last year? How aligned are you to sales? Download the.

Ray Leone eats dessert first. So should you!

Jeffrey Gitomer

"Don't start your presentation until the customer agrees to buy," says Ray Leone. That's power if you can pull it off. The sale is made before the presentation begins if you ask the right questions to qualify and interest the buyer to a point of commitment," he says.

Trends We’re Seeing on LinkedIn

John Barrows

I’ve written before about making the mental shift on social socializing. It seems like every conference we attend, from Rainmaker to Hypergrowth to Dreamforce, more and more people are coming up to Morgan and I with questions about personal brand building. Here are some of the best practices we’ve found when it comes to building, and leveraging our personal brands, specifically on LinkedIn in 2019. A few years ago, simply sharing articles was enough to be considered “social selling.”

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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.

If You Want to Make a Sale, Stop Selling and Take These 4 Steps Instead

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Kory Angelin If you’re a sales professional, I have news for you: there’s a good chance you’re a failure at your job. 55 percent of people who make their living in sales don’t have the skills to succeed.

A Paradox, The Sales Process And The Buying Journey

Partners in Excellence

As sales professionals we face an intriguing paradox. We know, for complex B2B buying, the buyer’s journey can best be described as chaotic.

Approach a Referral Right and Reap.

Jeffrey Gitomer

The most coveted prize in selling besides a sale is a referral. How do you approach this person? Everyone tells you to get referrals, no one tells you what to do next. How do you maximize the selling power of this referral? Here are 8.5

Do You Need Higher Education?

Grant Cardone

I graduated from high school over 40 years ago in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I remember seeing my old school recently and it looks like a prison from the outside to this day.

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.

5 Steps to Reduce Turnover | Sales Strategies

Engage Selling

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50 Sales Champions: Winners of the Sales Hacker Top 50 Awards 2019!

Sales Hacker

Last year, we started a new Sales Hacker tradition: the Top 50 Awards. We received over 5000 nominations , and this year was even bigger! Most other sales awards end up going to the most popular influencer. The Sales Hacker Top 50 is different.

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I was in the neighborhood and thought.

Jeffrey Gitomer

The "Drop–in" visit. You go to a valued customer without an appointment and say, "I was just around the corner and thought I'd stop by.". Do you do it? Can you successfully pull it off? Will the customer be willing to see you? Or will he be "tied–up, busy or in a meeting?".