Sat.Jul 14, 2018 - Fri.Jul 20, 2018

Qualifying? 3 Bad Questions to ask customers when selling a product

Connect2Sell

Your time is valuable. Every precious minute you spend with a prospect who will never be a viable buyer is a minute you’ve wasted. You need to qualify prospects to be sure they’re serious and capable, not just price shopping or browsing. The problem is that empowered prospects are impatient with your qualifying questions. sales questions

AI Is A Sales Manager's Best Friend

BrainShark

AI is helping organizations establish a much higher level of sales readiness, which means reps are closing more and bigger deals

Want to Get Referrals? (Don’t Do This)

No More Cold Calling

Don’t assume your team knows how to ask for referrals. Tim told me his team was “doing referrals.” He figured they knew how to get referrals because he told them to do it. I asked how that approach was working for him. Dead silence. And therein lies the problem. A big problem.

22 Eye-Opening Statistics About Sales Email Subject Lines That Affect Open Rates [Updated for 2018]

Hubspot Sales

Email is crucial to salespeople's success. You invest time in perfecting your email copy, hyperlinking the right words, and placing the right call-to-action. And if no one opens your emails, it could mean your job. That's where subject lines enter the picture.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Cold calling math

Sales 2.0

Today’s post is going to include a few numbers. I’ve actually gone a step further than I’ve gone before in this post and boiled everything down to time, which is the “ultimate currency” for us humans.

4 Ways To Maximize Your Marketing Strategy

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Kostas Chiotis Having a powerful marketing strategy is vital to the growth and success of your business. However, most industries are highly competitive, and if you fail to launch effective marketing campaigns, you may find yourself in hot water real quick.

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Secrets & Techniques of Closing the Sale & Handling Price Objections

Inside Sales Training

Five Hidden Secrets behind the Price Objection. By Mike Brooks, [link]. Learn the top secrets of closing the sale with proven training, techniques, rebuttals, responses and tips of effectively handling and overcoming the most common price objections.

3 Things To Spice Up Summer Sales

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. On the run this week, so I thought I would share a quick but important thing you should incorporate into your prospecting, followed by a couple of things you need to know about and act on. It’s Later Than They Think.

6 Reasons Why Duplicates in Your CRM/Marketing Automation Platform May Cost You a Fortune

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Warren Fowler The logic behind an online business is relatively simple – you are trying to acquire as many leads as possible and then convert them into real customers. However, this process is everything but easy.

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Making Your CX a Competitive Differentiator 

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest on today’s episode of hbspt.cta.load(23541, '39dd4f48-b0ca-486a-9fa5-4e1fb27489aa', {}); Mike McCalley, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing for CECO Environmental Corporation, a globally diversified and energy technology company.

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.

After the show is over, how do I follow-up?

Jeffrey Gitomer

After the show is over, how do I follow–up? There are companies who fax quotes, confirmations and copies of orders directly from their exhibit booth to the office of the prospect or customer. That's real fast. Networking

Eliminating Prospects Who DON'T Fit Your Business

Anthony Cole Training

You may recall hearing in one of our videos or reading in one of our blogs the importance of identifying your zebra to build your business.

Can AI Deliver the 'Glengarry' Leads?

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Erroin Martin, Vice President of Sales at Conversica “These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they're gold, and you don't get them. Because to give them to you is just throwing them away. They're for closers.” – Blake (Alec Baldwin’s character in Glengarry Glen Ross). It’s time for a major upgrade to the way salespeople are depicted in movies. And the way they operate in real life. If you’re in sales then you have likely seen “Glengarry Glen Ross.”

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Deciding Between Organic and Inorganic Growth

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on hbspt.cta.load(23541, '39dd4f48-b0ca-486a-9fa5-4e1fb27489aa', {}); is Steve Grimshaw, the Chief Executive Officer for Caliber Collision. In today’s show, Steve demonstrates how a chief executive orchestrates the right level of inorganic growth to maximize the valuation of their.

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.

Stop Doing What You’re “Supposed To Do”

John Barrows

Too many of us get stuck going through the motions in life/business/sales and just do what we think we’re supposed to do. I have two examples, one personally and one professionally, that made me stop and think otherwise. First the personal story.

How To Get The Best From Your Sales Team

MTD Sales Training

Managing Performance for many sales managers is the holy grail – how exactly do you get a disparate group of team members working effectively together to achieve common goals and still keep them motivated? One area we are always trying to improve is the way people perform on the job, and it is vital that we understand the elements that make up an individual’s performance so we can influence them and, ideally, set some parameters for them to work around.

The Rule of 24 with Bob Riefstahl and Dan Conway, 2Win! Global

Igniting Sales Transformation

Inside Rule of 24, executives at 2Win! and authors Robert D. Riefstahl and Daniel J. Conway show you how to not only survive, but thrive and dominate selling software in the new digital landscape.

Almost Too Late, These CEOs Learned their Pricing Problem was Really a Packaging Problem

Sales Benchmark Index

Taking the above conclusion at face value, it forces a hard choice – drop the price and hurt margin, or maintain the price and sacrifice sales. Rock, meet Hard Place. That sort of choice can stymie decision-making, causing you to.

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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.

My Secret Weapon For Increased Database Health

LeadGnome

I’ve talked about sales and marketing alignment extensively and how, particularly with an ABM strategy, alignment increases productivity and revenue. But there’s another often-overlooked facet: how alignment supports the health of your database.

10 Clever Tricks to Get a Buyer's Attention in 8 Seconds or Less

Hubspot Sales

We've all heard the claim our attention spans are shorter than a goldfish 's -- and shrinking by the minute. The thing is, that's not really true. In fact, "Goldfish can perform all the kinds of learning that have been described for mammals and birds," says Professor Felicity Huntingford , who's spent more than fifty years studying fish behavior.

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How To Increase Customer Contacts By 200% With Relationship Analytics

Sales Hacker

The post How To Increase Customer Contacts By 200% With Relationship Analytics appeared first on Sales Hacker. Choice CRM Partner TrustSphere Webinars

Where Do Revenue Operations and Revenue Enablement Sit in the Organization?

Sales Benchmark Index

If you follow our Sales Benchmark Index blog, you have read our take on Revenue Enablement in the recent post “Sales Enablement is Dead – The Best Companies are Embracing Revenue Enablement.”. Revenue Enablement sits under the Revenue Operations group.

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.

How to Drive Success During Your First 90 Days as a Sales Enablement Leader

Selling Power

Today’s post is by Roderick Jefferson, CEO of Roderick Jefferson & Associates, LLC. You’ve been hired as (or promoted to be) a sales enablement leader. Now what do you do? Where do you focus? How do you evaluate your team – or build a new one?

11 Time Management Apps That Will Make You More Productive

Hubspot Sales

Best Time Management Apps. Todoist. Be Focused Timer. Focus Booster. Kiwake App. Loop - Habit Tracker. Focus@Will. Freedom. Noisli. OmniFocus. Forest App. 30/30 App. The days where I feel most productive all have something in common: I budgeted my time well. When I'm at my most productive, I start the day with a plan and stay focused on my to-do list, which means that not only do I get more done in a shorter amount of time, I also produce higher-quality work.

Cold calling? These 3 simple voice techniques will help you close more deals

Close.io

There’s a cold, hard truth about cold calling few sales reps want to admit: It doesn’t actually matter what you say. Sure, you can practice your script until your lips go numb. But those first few words out of your mouth are way less important than how you sound. What am I talking about?

New Technology to Help You Effectively Scale Your Sales Team

Sales Benchmark Index

There is a large, diverse ecosystem of technologies available aimed at improving sales performance. For those interested in profitably scaling your sales team, three focus areas, within new tech, standout: Artificial Intelligence applied to lead generation & qualification.

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?

The Secret Ingredient to Uncover Hidden Objections and Grow Your Sales

Shari Levitin

Remember the lion in the Wizard of Oz? He traveled far, risked his life, and defeated the Wicked Witch of the West in the hopes that when he reached the Emerald City, the great Oz would grant him courage but it was all smoke and mirrors.

29 Real Estate Blogs Every Realtor Should Read in 2018

Hubspot Sales

Realtors, you know you can’t be good at your jobs if you’re not plugged into the industry. But you also can’t start a real estate business -- or grow the one you have -- if you’re stuck behind a computer spending hours each week reading.

Prospecting Podcast: High Fives with Amy Volas

LeadIQ

By: Ryan O’Hara. Ryan O’Hara and Amy Volas dive into prospecting in the recruiting world, and how to practice good form to book more connections. Blog Featured podcast prospecting sales

What Are the Keys to Packaging Your Services to Win in a Competitive Market?

Sales Benchmark Index

If the above is true for you, you are not alone – but the trend is shifting. To skip to the juice, Download the Packaging Services for Revenue Growth Assessment Tool. When we hear “services revenue” we often think of professional.

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.