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Tactics to Guarantee Your Team Will Dominate the New Year

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Mark Thacker With Thanksgiving over and January fast approaching, sales leaders and teams are pivoting their focus to next year. As you set your sales team strategy for the upcoming year, it’s important to keep the current year in context.

Avoid this “Ghost” of Christmas Future

Mr. Inside Sales

When was the last time you read the classic book: “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens? If it’s been a while, I highly recommend it. Dickens is a superb storyteller, and there is a reason this is a “classic.”.

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When NOT to Negotiate

The Sales Heretic

Negotiation is an essential element of sales, not to mention other aspects of business. It’s vital for reaching mutually beneficial outcomes, closing more deals, and growing your business. And yet, there are times when it’s in your best interest NOT to negotiate. Here are eight of them.

Walking in your prospect’s shoes

Sales 2.0

You’ve heard this before but how much do you “walk the talk” when it comes to knowing your prospects? Information is power in sales. The more you know about your prospect and their situation, the more likely you are to make a sale.

A Better Way To Chart Sales Success

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Every trade has schtick, specific things that they think they are expected to say or do. It is as though absent the schtick; you are not as expert as you claim. Sales, and the corner my fellow pundits and I occupy is no different.

Best Practices in Account Planning for Sales Operations

Sales Benchmark Index

How do you leverage data to inform strategy and measure success? Our KPI Builder tool can help guide you through the process of establishing a set of KPIs for your organization that is built around clean data and automation. Through our.

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What Is Key Account Management?

MTD Sales Training

It is 6 to 7 times harder to convert a new customer than to sell to an existing one. This is exactly why Key Account Management is one of the most important aspects of the sales process and an integral facet of every single business.

Why Prospects are Like Fruit and Why You Need to Pick the Right Ones

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog post, we discuss the idea that prospects are like fruit and vegetables in the produce section of your local grocery – they are all perishable!

Why Your GTM Strategy Needs Internal Market Intelligence Distribution and Utilization

Sales Benchmark Index

The Importance of Internal Market Intelligence Distribution and Utilization in Gtm Strategy.

Why You Should STOP Cold Calling Immediately (2020 Update)

No More Cold Calling

Repeat After Me: I Will Not Cold Call.

How to build goodwill with customers, 3 ways to become indispensable to your customer

MTD Sales Training

Episode 40: How to build goodwill with customers, 3 ways to become indispensable to your customer & a quote from Mary Kay Ash. In this episode, we look at how you can build goodwill your customers.

The 8th Sales Productivity Tool: Post-Call Debriefing Sessions

Anthony Cole Training

Salespeople are often fooled that the opportunities in their pipeline are more qualified or closer to closing than reality suggests. effective sales coaching Sales Coaching increase sales sales performance management consultative selling sales productivity tools sales effectiveness training consultative sales coaching train the trainer

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“Can You Email That to Me?”

Mr. Inside Sales

What’s the number one blow off/stall prospects use these days? Can you email that to me?”. They aren’t saying no, but they are still getting rid of you, aren’t they?

Truth or Lies: Can You Tell the Difference? [November Referral Selling Insights]

No More Cold Calling

Even the CIA didn’t believe the truth when it was right in front of them. How could the CIA miss signals and overlook deception from a long-time work colleague—someone they believed had integrity? A person they knew to be upright, truthful, and who “played by the rules?”

Using a Podcast to Measure ROI In 3 Ways

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Rachel Downey Modern marketers are no stranger to showing a return on investment for their campaigns. As demand for ROI continues, many are retooling their content strategies to prove a return. A completely new form of content isn’t what is needed.

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Podcast 126: Bridging The Sales & Marketing Divide with Dialpad

John Barrows

This week we’re bringing you a 2 for 1. Dan O’Connell and Keith Messick from Dialpad join us representing sales and marketing respectively. We talked through how they bridge the classic sales and marketing divide that’s been an issue for decades in B2B. These guys have some pretty interesting tactics and methods to help you hire people who are going to have that empathy which bridges the sales and marketing divide.

Only 11% of All Salespeople Do This at the End of a Sales Call

Understanding the Sales Force

This will be the 18th consecutive year that we attend the Boston Ballet's performance of the Nutcracker, and while it is the same performance every single year, it is a wonderful family tradition and we wouldn't miss it for the world. Traditions are important.

What You Must Do To Win

Anthony Iannarino

Desire to Win : You aren’t going to win if you can live with a loss. You are not going to win if there isn’t something burning inside you. The burning desire is the starting point of winning. You have to want it like you want your next breath.

The Grinch Can’t Beat 10X

Grant Cardone

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means the movie “ The Grinch ” will be played on laptops around the nation. You can learn something from that movie, by the way.

The 14 must-attend sales conferences of 2020

Nutshell

There’s something special about attending a sales conference. Maybe it’s the electricity in the air as a highly anticipated keynote speaker fires up the crowd.

Sales people need to act like personal trainers, not bartenders

Membrain

In a recent article for the CEB, Andrew Kent posed the question “Are your reps bartenders or personal trainers?” It’s a great question, a wonderful analogy, and a concept that deserves a broader exposure. Sales Management

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Danger, Danger! The Pitfalls of Premature Proposals

SalesProInsider

We’ve attended several weddings this past month – we’re in that stage of life! And in listening to the stories of these new couples, no matter how they initially met, there was time, shared experiences, and getting to know each other before the engagement proposal.

Objection Handling vs Negotiation: 10 Tips to Win the Deal

Sales Hacker

Salespeople, beware…. If you confuse objection handling and negotiating , you could be losing sales. . In this article, we’ll look at what objection handling and negotiating are (and what they aren’t).

How To Reset Your Personal Algorithm For Success

Anthony Iannarino

Because I travel frequently, I download a lot of content. Most of the content I keep on my smartphone is video content from YouTube , which I treat as audio content. When I am traveling, I almost always have my headphones on, so I can block out the noise and listen to something useful.

The One Word to Avoid in Your Next Sales Pitch

Gong.io

Sorry! My bad! Forgive me! . These “apology” words and phrases are all too common on sales calls. Salespeople apologize All. We (salespeople) apologize for reaching out, being late, and “taking up valuable time.” We even apologize for our product/service and pricing!

Consensus Decision Making: Trust the Process

The Center for Sales Strategy

You’ve secured the appointment with the decision maker. You’re excited and feeling positive about the sales call. You’ve prepared for the meeting and think you have all the right questions.

11 Data-Driven Sales Enablement Tips from Brand Leaders at Dreamforce 2019

Sales Hacker

Even if you get blackjack, hitting a 17 is still a bad decision, because the odds are, in the long run, you’ll lose. Data-driven marketers aren’t playing to win a hand or two. They’re playing to grow market share.

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Build with Your Best, Grow with the Rest

Engage Selling

Enhancing your team’s skills is crucial to consistently reaching your growth targets. But you don’t always have to look outside of your organization to achieve this.

25 Best Sales Movies You Must See

Badger Maps

From rom-coms to action and animation, we’ve prepared a list of the 25 best sales movies, that are bound to hook you and inspire you to zoom past your quotas

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This Is How You Really Learn to Sell

Anthony Iannarino

Adversity is what makes and shapes you. Without adversity, without having to push through something difficult, your development is stunted. Difficulty requires that you grow.

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Eight-Step Plan for Ultimate Trade Show Sales Success

Selling Power

Here’s how to optimize your trade show efforts and measure ROI on your investment. Sales Success

6 Ways Poor Leadership Impacts Your Business

criteria for success

Poor leadership can have some devastating effects on your team. That's because a leader is so much more than just a figurehead. Anyone who holds a position of authority has the responsibility to ensure all team members are working together towards a collective goal.

15 best cold calling books to take your sales team to new levels

Close.io

Most successful sales reps have a wealth of experience with cold calling. They are used to consistent action: qualifying prospects , sending cold emails , booking meetings, maybe following up a couple of times, and finally closing the deal.

Why You Need To Believe Sales Success Is Not Situational

Anthony Iannarino

Success in sales isn’t situational. I need offer no greater explanation than success itself is individual, a statement that is easily supported by the evidence. That said, here is the case for success in sales being individual, not situational. General Truth 1: Everything Is the Same.

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