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Selling in COVID-19: How to Talk to Prospects in the Bleakest of Times

Sales Hacker

Sales must go on. I get it. But in the face of COVID-19, everything has changed. So how do you approach sales during a global crisis? That’s what I’m going to talk about in this article.

5 Tips to Successfully Transition to Remote Selling

Smart Selling Tools

5 Tips to Successfully Transition to Remote Selling. While the number of remote employees worldwide has steadily increased in recent years, in 2019, 44% of global companies still didn’t allow remote work. And of the 56% of global companies that did, only 16% were fully remote.

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Soft Skills for Sales Professionals During a Global Pandemic


Sales professionals, we need to talk. There’s a global pandemic. People are dying. Businesses are hurting. Every single person in the world will be affected in some way – physically, emotionally, mentally, psychologically, physiologically, relationally, financially, or otherwise. sales performance soft skills for sales soft skills for sales professionals

How to craft an effective elevator pitch in 7 easy steps


An elevator pitch is a quick, 30-second statement that’s designed to educate and spark interest in a specific organization. This is how elevator pitches work: Imagine you’re dining at your favorite restaurant when a hand taps you on the shoulder.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Salespeople

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Randy Illig In 1990, I’d just started a business that would prosper or die based on my sales success. No sales, no company. At the time, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” was making waves on the bestseller lists, so I picked it up.

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How to Measure Online Sales Training

Selling Energy

More companies are turning to virtual or e-learning programs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Taking your sales team away from their core job—selling—is sure to reduce productivity and affect your company’s bottom line, so e-learning is a way to provide training without affecting daily operations.

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How to Close Deals During a Pandemic: Avoid these 2 big mistakes

Everyone is panicking. And with good reason. So, how are you approaching your prospects and customers during a time when their mind is pretty much guaranteed to be on the COVID-19 crisis?

During a Crisis, CEOs Should Lead Internal Communications

Sales Benchmark Index

Market-leading CEOs work closely with their leadership teams to maintain strong and transparent communication with not only their customers but also their employees. Every employee is an ambassador of the brand, and without clear guidance and communication internally, external messages.

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How to Give & Receive Quota Relief for Salespeople

Hubspot Sales

Nearly every salesperson has been there at some point — feeling like life has to revolve around meeting quota. Now there’s no denying reaching your sales goals is important, it is your job after all. But real life also happens. Sometimes you need to take time off. On one hand, taking time off can be a good thing, and can be planned for accordingly, such as a vacation or parental leave.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. The tremors just keep on coming and people keep trying to adjust to the daily change. I understand the initial shock of facing a canyon of empty towers; every one has gone home. Seeming like they took all your opportunities with them. Maybe, but I doubt it.

How Did You Do in the First Week of Coronavirus?

Steven Rosen

You have just gone through the first week of the COVID-19 crisis. Pat yourself on the back because no one else will with social distancing rules in effect. Have you: Successfully transitioned your sales team to WFH status? Held at least one online team meeting?

Adapting Your Go-To-Market During a Crisis: 7 Steps to Mitigate Revenue Impact

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Scott Santucci, CEO of Growth Enablement Ecosystems, joins us to discuss digital transformation and how it impacts revenue growth. Digital is transforming the market as companies like Apple and Amazon reign supreme.

Focus on What You Can Control

Jill Konrath

Times are tough right now. That's the reality of our sales environment. People are being laid off. Decisions take longer—and will be more difficult to make. Risk is now a big issue. Working Smarter

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Sales Scrum #Podcast – Episode 4

The Pipeline

This Week’s Guest – Matt Millen. Matt Millen started out as a race driver and has never slowed down. Having led sales teams to success, Millen leverages a proven approach to sales called SAM, Stories, Activity, and Mindset.

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The Most Important Question You Can Ask Right Now

The Sales Heretic

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc around the world. The disease—and the government responses to it—have affected every industry, with impacts ranging from mild to devastating. One of the best things you can do in this unprecedented environment is to ask questions: • “What can we do to keep our employees and customers safe?” • [.]. Sales COVID-19 keynote marketing questions seminars service value

4 Ways for CMOs to Partner With Customer Success to Execute a Stellar Retention Play

Sales Benchmark Index

It costs seven times more to attract new customers than it does to retain existing ones. Research also shows that a 5% increase in customer retention can generate up to 125% in profits. Given the current economic conditions, customer retention is.

Surviving and Thriving After a Black Swan


Those of us who read Nassim Taleb’s book Black Swan know we’re experiencing a major shock event. Here are just some of the things you are likely to hear in the coming months ? “We

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

This Simple Sales Tip Will Change Everything You’ve Known About Selling

A Sales Guy

There’s a little secret to selling that I’d like to share with you. It’s pretty simple yet far too many salespeople don’t do it and it costs them quota, presidents club and more. We have a tendency to be product-centric.

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Automation Run Amuck


Technology is a double edged sword. We can use it to improve the impact, value, effectiveness, and efficiency in engaging prospects and customers. At the same time, we can use it to drive away customers/prospects by creating crap at the speed of light. Sales Management

When and How to Provide Quota Relief in Turbulent Market Conditions

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Scott Santucci, CEO of Growth Enablement Ecosystems, joins us to discuss digital transformation and how it impacts revenue growth. Digital is transforming the market as companies like Apple and Amazon reign supreme.

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A List of Things You Will Not Lose in This Crisis

Anthony Iannarino

In severe and challenging times, your fear can cause you to feel that you are going to lose the things that are most important to you.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Pay Attention to Your Best Customers

The Center for Sales Strategy

Your best customers are your competitors’ best prospects. At The Center for Sales Strategy, we have long said that it’s much easier to fill the bucket if it’s not leaking from the bottom.

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4 ways to Lead with Empathy in a Time of Uncertainty

Shari Levitin

It’s hard to wrestle with a ghost. You either own your fears or they own you. Fears do their worst damage when they knock around in your mind. Last night, my fears knocked around in my mind from about 3:30 AM to 5:00 AM, when I finally got up and decided to do something about it.

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The CRO’s Guide to Quota Relief in a Crisis

Sales Benchmark Index

The full impact of CoVid-19 is not yet known, but in some markets and regions, it may already be clear that customers are deferring or even canceling planned purchases. Perhaps yours is one of them. If so, is it realistic.

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This Is Not the New Normal

Anthony Iannarino

This is NOT the new normal. NOR SHOULD WE EVER ACCEPT IT as such. When have human beings ever succumbed to their FEARS when faced with threats that, at the time, were considered “existential?” ” When have we ever decided to give up WITHOUT A FIGHT?

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Allego Welcomes Sales Enablement Leader Chester Liu


Sales enablement expert Chester Liu has joined Allego as Vice President of Growth.

Weekly Roundup: Virtual Sales Conferences, Selling During a Pandemic + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

- MOTIVATION -. Establishing trust is better than any sales technique.". Mike Puglia. AROUND THE WEB -. > > Best Virtual Sales Conference and Events in 2020– Sales Hacker.

SBI Announces the Appointment of Colleen Honan to Board of Directors

Sales Benchmark Index

March 26, 2020 | Dallas, TX – Sales Benchmark Index (SBI), a management consulting firm specializing in accelerating revenue growth, announces veteran B2B executive leader Colleen Honan as a member of SBI’s Board of Directors. Colleen supported the B2B sales community for.