Sat.Nov 10, 2018 - Fri.Nov 16, 2018

Show, Don’t Tell: 5 Effective Ways to Coach Your Sales Team

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Matthew Sunshine If you’re a sales manager, you know this to be true: Having that tough conversation with a salesperson who isn’t meeting goals is never fun. Telling people they’re not meeting expectations and inspiring them to turn things around isn’t easy.

How to Actually Scale Your Referral Business

No More Cold Calling

If you think referrals don’t scale, you’re just doing it wrong. Sales leaders often tell me that referral leads are their most qualified, most convertible leads. Then in the next breath, they tell me referral business doesn’t scale.

How to Create an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) to Target the Right Customers

DiscoverOrg Sales

The Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) is used to identify, source, and prioritize your best prospects – but how do you create an accurate ICP in the first place? First, let’s level-set on why you should go through this exercise in the first place. Two words: finite resources.

The Wrong Salespeople are Hired 77% of the Time

Understanding the Sales Force

94% of sales managers are optimistic about their salespeople. That's a very surprising statistic for a couple of reasons: 50% or more of their salespeople won't hit their quotas this year and haven't since at least 2008.

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Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Do you want to be a miner?

Sales 2.0

What do you want to be when you grow up? Sales has come a long way in the last decade when we started playing around with the concept of “social selling” and deploying “sales 2.0” technologies.

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5 Voicemail Tactics to Get More Callbacks

John Barrows

Reps always ask me whether or not they should even leave voicemails anymore since they almost never get a callback. My response is yes – as long as they are good ones. If you’re leaving ‘touching base’ and ‘checking in’ voicemails then I would not to waste the prospect’s time.

A Means to an End

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. One of the most stressful moments for most salespeople comes at the point when they have to decide whether or not to go around someone they have been dealing with to that point, be they client or prospect.

How to Attract and Recruit Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

What To Do To Make Yourself OUTSTANDING!

MTD Sales Training

We had a call from a company recently, trying to sell us business insurance. They had cold-called our support team and wanted to know if we already had business insurance for various aspects of our company.

10 Sales Leaders Share their Strategies for Writing Winning Proposals

PandaDoc interviewed 10 CROs and Sales leaders from companies like G2 Crowd, Sales Hacker, and Zendesk about their strategies for winning sales proposals. This eBook contains their insights and actionable takeaways that will give your team a leg up on the competition.

Data Shows That Only 14% are Qualified for the Easiest Selling Roles

Understanding the Sales Force

Lays Potato Chips. Movie Theater Popcorn. Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies. BBQ Ribs. Fudge Brownies. Rolos (a personal favorite from years ago). All junk food which, after having the first one, you just can't stop there. You must have more.

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What Is the Role of Sales in the Customer Buying Experience?

Connect2Sell

You can’t close a sale until you open and nurture a relationship with a buyer. You have to demonstrate value that is personal, meaningful, and relevant to the buyer. Sales does the work to open, nurture, and communicate value. Without this work, it’s hard to create a great customer buying experience.

How to Implement and Utilize an ABM Program to Maximize Potential

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on the SBI Podcast is Sangram Vajre, Chief Evangelist and Co-Founder of Terminus. Sangram is one of the 21 B2B influencers to watch by the B2B News Network. And many in the audience know Sangram as the founder.

5 Ways To Turn Your Proposition Weaknesses Into Strengths

MTD Sales Training

Many salespeople have nightmares when trying to present solutions to their prospects because they perceive their competitors are stronger than them in certain areas, or their prices are higher and they are convinced the buyers will always go for the cheaper option.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

Building A B2B Sales Force That Works

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Anand Srinivasan The typical B2B sales process goes through four distinct stages. It begins with Discovery, and then moves into Diagnosis and Design before it ends with Delivery. Among these four steps, Diagnosis and Design is where a lot of organizations falter.

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Sales Tech Game Changers: @Timetrade – How to Improve Engagement & Speed Business Cycles

Smart Selling Tools

In this series, we ask Sales Tech Executives to describe how their solution can change a sales organization in a significant way. We call it Sales Tech Game Changers. This week I interview Lauren Mead , CMO of Timetrade.

What Every HR Leader Needs to Know About Sourcing Top Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

5 Really Important Sales Concepts - Today's Lesson - Be Unique

Anthony Cole Training

In our sales training classes, we spend a great deal of time on the appropriate "attitude" required to be successful in selling. With the right attitude, you can count on consistently executing the required conduct and sales techniques to be successful.

How to Level Up Your Marketing Strategy with Video

Building brand awareness and acquiring customers is never easy, but how can you improve your marketing strategy with limited resources? Vidyard has you covered with their 3-in-1 guide on how to use video across your marketing efforts without breaking the bank.

Just Because Buying Is “Chaotic,” Doesn’t Mean It’s What Customers Want!

Partners in Excellence

As we increasingly understand the “Chaotic Buying Journey,” as illustrated by the great work done by my friends at Gartner; marketing and sales people are struggling with, “How do we respond?”

Sales Ethics: Knowing When it’s Necessary to Stop a Sale

Smart Selling Tools

Have you ever made a sale that you felt slimy about? I’m talking about something that went above your need to hit a monthly sales quota. Have you ever sold a product you didn’t believe in or didn’t believe could adequately meet your customer’s needs?

How Reps Can Retire Quota by Embracing Pricing Levers & Value-Based Pricing

Sales Benchmark Index

The best sales organizations align their interests with those of their sales reps and in the manner in which customers want to buy – may sounds simple, but few organizations “run through the tape” to fully align and address.

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The Getting Introduced Methodology

Anthony Cole Training

From our 5 Keys to Coaching series: sales advice sales skill sales growth and inspiration effective sales coaching

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

How to Exercise Your Sales Authority Correctly

Jeff Shore

By Jeff Shore. ?In In his seminal masterpiece, Influence – the Psychology of Persuasion , Dr. Robert Cialdini offers six key principles of influence. Among the Big Six: the principle of authority.

Why Collaborative Storytelling is Profitable Storytelling

Babette Ten Haken

We instinctively know that collaborative storytelling is profitable. Except, we don’t have time to discover valuable client stories. Or, tell these stories, compellingly, while acquiring or retaining customers.

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Keeping Your Company’s Brand Consistent and Accurate When It Counts

Sales Benchmark Index

What is your company’s Brand Image? If we asked everyone in marketing would we get the same answer? What kind of answers would we get from the sales team? Most importantly, what answer would we get from your customer? These.

What’s Your Funniest Sales Story Ever?

Anthony Cole Training

I'm heading to a sales training session about 12 years ago. It's a client in downtown Cincinnati and I've been working with them for two years. They know me as a high energy, enthusiastic and entertaining sales trainer.

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Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

What I learned About the Future of Sales Enablement at #Transform18 hosted by Showpad

Jeff Davis

I had the pleasure of attending Showpad’s first ever US conference - TRANSFORM18. The theme was “Reimagining Sales Enablement”.

Clients do not care about Our Job Titles. Neither should We.

Babette Ten Haken

At the end of each business day, our clients do not care about our job titles. And neither should we. First, our clients do not know what our job titles “mean.” How many times have we sat in a meeting or conference with colleagues who also carry the same job title that we do?

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Why Managers Can’t Develop Sales Champions and Improve Performance

Keith Rosen

What’s the evidence of developing someone’s mindset or skill set? A behavioral change? Well if you haven’t seen one, then it’s a safe bet that you like most managers don’t truly know how to develop their team. Throwing an article or course at them isn’t the answer.