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How to Prevent Turnover on Your Sales Team

Sales and Marketing Management

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Small Business Owners Don’t Want to Learn How to Sell

No More Cold Calling

Hiding behind technology doesn’t drive sales—THIS WILL. Next week is National Small Business Week in the United States. For more than 50 years, the U.S. president has issued a proclamation that dedicates the first full week in May to celebrating America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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How to Stop Fighting the Monster of Sales Technology Complexity

Smart Selling Tools

How to Stop Fighting the Monster of Sales Technology Complexity. Here’s the scenario. You’re on a ship in a vast sea. Somewhere out there on the horizon is a land of opportunity, solid ground on which to build a beautiful, sun-soaked empire–if you can get to it.

Promoted! Effective Sales Management Begins with Letting Go

Connect2Sell

Why is there so much confusion about what effective sales management looks like? delegating for development sales leadership sales management philosophy of leadership

Hit Sales Growth Goals and All Other Problems Go Away

Anthony Cole Training

Disconnect in the business world is pretty common. But, that doesn't mean it should be. Specifically in sales, your job as a leader is to create a model that benefits both the company and the salespeople that work there. So, how do you do this?

Friday Five – Ways to Shorten Your Sales Cycle

Score More Sales

We know of eleven factors that historically have shortened sales cycles, based on research done by Objective Management Group. Here are a few to think about: sales process sales strategy complex sales

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What to Do with the Salespeople Who Become Your Biggest Problem

Understanding the Sales Force

I coach a lot of sales managers and sales leaders and when I ask them what they want help with today, it's rarely a big opportunity, it's seldom coaching best practices, it's hardly ever targeted metrics for their team, and it's almost unheard of for them to request that I help them improve as sales managers, Oh no.

Monday Motivation Video: Do You Believe In Yourself?

The Sales Hunter

Your customers will never accept what you have to offer unless you are confident in what you’re selling. The first thing you are selling is not the product or service but actually yourself. Have confidence and work with integrity.

A Cold Call By Any Other Name

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. The expression ‘Cold Call’ brings an immediate visceral reaction from people, when it shouldn’t. Most picture opening the yellow pages, picking a business at random, dialling and barking “Wanna buy, wanna buy, wanna buy?” on the other hand, a cold call by another name is just direct contact. When I say cold calling, I specifically refer to calling someone when that call is not previously scheduled.

Driving Team Performance: Why Offboarding is Just as Important as Onboarding

Sales Benchmark Index

According to SBI research, HR leaders and their teams spend 8x more time creating, implementing, and administering onboarding programs compared to offboarding programs. Onboarding programs are no doubt essential to an employee’s ramp time and continued success at the company.

Sell More! New Online Training—Early Bird Pricing!

Mr. Inside Sales

Want to get your team excited about selling again? Would you like to be motivated to pick up the phone instead of sending yet another email? Do you want to be confident when speaking with gatekeepers and decision makers? Are you ready to double or even triple your sales—in 2019? You can.

Am I Productive or Just Busy? Sales Leadership Lessons

The Sales Hunter

It is easy to think that just because you’re busy, you are productive. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The words “busy” and “productive” are often polar opposites. I see salespeople and sales leaders spending countless hours updating reports and building out spreadsheets.

We Give Waaaay Too Much in Sales

John Barrows

We are givers in Sales. We give and give and give in the hopes that at the end of the sales process, we get what we want – which is the signed contract and commission. The problem is we tend to give a bunch of stuff away without really getting much in return.

You Are Making a Great Product – Are You Focused on Selling It?

Sales Benchmark Index

What do my users want? The savviest Product leaders are asking themselves this question more frequently than ever. They know great User Experience (UX) is rapidly becoming a competitive differentiator. Customers’ expectations have risen, and failure to provide exceptional customer.

Empower Your Sales Team to Close the Deal With Video

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Hope Horner Sending email after email to leads just doesn’t work like it used to. Especially now, when new sales-related tech seems to crop up weekly: data management systems, sales forecasting, customer relationship management software, and automated email marketing platforms.

Even in B2B, Customer Experience Defines You (April Referral Selling Insights)

No More Cold Calling

Do your clients want more from you? Would you be surprised to learn that prospects want the same buying experience in their business lives as in their personal lives? I’m not. We all want a stellar customer experience, and we’re pissed when we don’t get it. B2B customers are just louder about it.

A Gift to Our Readers: MIS Wins 2019 Service Provider Award!

Mr. Inside Sales

Chicago: AA-ISP Leadership Summit: I’d like to take a quick moment to acknowledge all my readers and clients who nominated MIS in two categories this year, 2019. At the Summit in Chicago last week, MIS was awarded (for the third year in a row!) the “2018 Service Provider of the Year Award”!

Gender in Senior Management: F1000 Diversity Creeps Up From 2016 to 2019

DiscoverOrg Sales

In 2016, DiscoverOrg compiled a benchmark report that asked: How is gender distributed among C-suite and senior management roles at Fortune 1000 companies? The answer then: Not much. Overall in 2016, we found that just 15% of senior management were women.

40 Surprising Sales Statistics That Matter in 2019

BrainShark

As new research is published on the sales profession, we’re faced with new data about what it takes for today’s reps to succeed

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What to Do When Life Goes Up in Flames

Grant Cardone

Big news was made recently when the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire. . Over 8 centuries of history was nearly destroyed in a few hours. As the flames roared on, people from around the world were captivated watching it happen on live TV.

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What Are You Tolerating?

The Sales Heretic

As a professional speaker and trainer, I spend a lot of time in airports. And I see an awful lot of bad behavior there. Recently as I was waiting to board a flight, I witnessed some incredibly poor behavior by a boy I would estimate to be between ten and twelve years old. He had [.].

Direct Dials: More than Meets the Eye

DiscoverOrg Sales

Today’s story features the seemingly simple direct-dial phone number. And I’m here to tell you, there’s a lot more to this piece of contact information than meets the eye.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Sales Team: Invest In Your People (VIDEO)

The Center for Sales Strategy

This is the fourth post in a series, "How to Get the Most Out of Your Sales Team." Check out other posts in this series - linked at the bottom of this blog post. I'm back again with the "How to Get the Most Out of Your Sales Team" series, and this week, I'm talking about investing in your people.

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How To Educate Your Buyer, When Buyers Say Call Me In Six Months, & A Quote On Building Trust

MTD Sales Training

Episode 31: To my sales professional connections (and trainers). This podcast includes: How you can educate your buyer. Our skills pill looks at what to do when buyers use the “Call me in 6 months” excuse. And and a quote on building trust. Click on the link below for the podcast where you can also download/subscribe via iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and Acast. link].

Do you know how often you drop the baton?

Membrain

In the 2008 Olympics, the men’s U.S. 400-meter relay team was considered a sure thing for the finals. They had some of the world’s fastest runners and were closely watched by critics and fans.

Three Steps to Gain a Competitive Edge in Sales

Selling Power

Here are the ways salespeople must interact with buyers to achieve the right solution and gain a competitive edge. Selling Skills

Don’t Forget this Proven Sales Strategy to Get an Appointment

The Center for Sales Strategy

Anyone in sales knows that it can be tough to get that first appointment with an ideal prospect. You might have to leave a voicemail, send an email, try to connect on LinkedIn , show up at their house, or volunteer to clean out their garage!

Conducting Killer Pipeline Reviews Your Salespeople Will Thank You For

Sales Hacker

In the movie “Dirty Harry,” Clint Eastwood’s character asks one of his “bad guys” what has become an iconic question… “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”.

Hard Work, Smart Work, and the Right Work

Anthony Iannarino

Productivity is measured not by crossing tasks off of a list. You measure it by the outcomes you generate. That measurement is both qualitative and quantitive. Hard Work. Many people should be working a lot harder.

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The Best Way to Apologize to Customers, Backed by Science

Corporate Visions

The post The Best Way to Apologize to Customers, Backed by Science by Corporate Visions appeared first on Corporate Visions. No matter how you phrase it, apologizing to your customers for a service failure is never easy.

Avoiding Wasted Time on Bogus Prospects by Evaluating These 3 Things

The Center for Sales Strategy

Here are three questions for sales managers and sellers: Who has time to waste with prospects that don’t have the cash to purchase the kind of solutions you sell? Who has time to waste trying to get an appointment with a prospect that is impossible to gain access to?

The mashup of Sales Enablementand Sales Effectiveness to Drive Sales Productivity

Membrain

I’ll be speaking on this topic at ATD ICE this year in the Sales Enablement Track. The goal of the presentation is to share how to support sales effectiveness best practices with sales enablement systems to improve your sales productivity (your sales force’s ability to generate profitable revenue).

The Leadership Blind Spot That Keeps You from Building a Bulletproof Business

Sandler Training

I’m often asked to identify a single “blind spot” that keeps leaders from growing their businesses aggressively. There are actually a number of these … but one that’s particularly common is the failure to collect best practices and assemble them in a regularly updated “playbook.”.

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How To Start Your Day To Be More Productive And Motivated

InsideSales.com

Tired of your usual morning routine before going to work? Start your day right and be more productive and motivated at work by following these tips. Read on to find out more.