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.

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.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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.

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.

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Nine Holiday Networking Strategies

The Sales Heretic

The holidays are officially upon us. Judging by the ads, store displays, and TV listings, Christmas now apparently starts on November 1.)

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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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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How to Attract and Recruit Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

What Every HR Leader Needs to Know About Sourcing Top Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

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.

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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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?”

How to Write a Follow-Up Email That Actually Works

Sales Hacker

In sales, it’s almost never an immediate “yes.” In fact, “92% of salespeople give up after four ‘no’s’, but 80% of prospects say ‘no’ four times before they say ‘yes’.” That’s why failing to follow up on the sales emails you send can have a disastrous impact on your sales performance.

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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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.

7 More Sales Core Competencies

Anthony Cole Training

In 2008, I posted two blogs covering 14 of the 21 core competencies identified by the Objective Management Group Sales Person Assessment.

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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?

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.

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.

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?

What Makes a Sales 'Hall of Famer'?

Anthony Cole Training

Assuming for a second that when you think about hiring for a position in your organization, you are thinking about hiring the best, especially in the early rounds of looking for talent. No one reasonably goes about writing a job description like this: building sales team sales stories things to do for sales success sales growth and inspiration solving sales issues

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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Here Are the Best Books to Read Over the Holidays

Alice Heiman

Many leaders take advantage of the holidays in November, December, and January to read the latest books about sales and leadership. I wholeheartedly agree with this practice; it’s a fantastic way for any leader to stay sharp and informed. . But which titles from 2018 are really worth your precious time? Here are my top recommendations. Best Books to Read Over the Holidays.

If You’re Not Digital, You’re Dead | Sales Strategies

The Sales Leader

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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.