Sat.Jun 15, 2019 - Fri.Jun 21, 2019

Plan B or No Plan B?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I recently saw a photo of a protest addressing climate change, that read “There’s No Planet B.” Technically and scientifically speaking I am sure there is a Planet B, but the point was not lost. We best figure things out cause there no second chances.

How To Change The Way You Think About Failure In Sales

MTD Sales Training

In sales, a lot can depend on the outcome and results of our efforts. If we succeed or progress with the sale, we tend to increase our motivation, improve our self-esteem and build our credibility. If we lose a sale or don’t progress, it tends to have the opposite effect.

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Gain a Competitive Edge Through a Successful Pricing Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

Do you know who your competitors are? What makes them a competitor? Why do buyers choose their product over your own? Buyer perception is everything. By understanding and influencing buyer perception, you can increase the willingness to pay and capture.

Prospecting and The 10 Rules You Need to Follow

The Sales Hunter

You don’t just think about prospecting. Prospecting is something you do, and you do it daily. Watch this video : 10 Rules of Prospecting, to learn more! 1.The number of deals you have to close directly reflects the amount of time you spend prospecting.

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.

Marketing Is Not What You Think It Is

The Sales Heretic

Many people believe that marketing and advertising are the same thing. Or if not, that marketing consists of the promotion you do to drive sales. But the reality is very different. Marketing is everything you and your business do that can potentially impact sales. And that’s an awful lot.

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Putting Some Hollywood into Your Sales Presentations

Understanding the Sales Force

Last week I wrote about First Impressions and today's topic is presentations. That's quite the change in direction from Consultative Selling, Sales Process, Assessments, and Performance. What do Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocket Man, Miracle and Argo have in common and what do they have to do with selling?

One Technique to Avoid Ghosting

Mr. Inside Sales

We’ve all been through it: You set an amazing demo or presentation call and, and…they don’t show up! Or, you have an amazing and, what you think is an, engaging demo call and you set a call back and, and…they don’t show up! What’s wrong?” you think. Why didn’t I see that coming?”.

Want to Increase Selling Time? Harness the Power of AI-Driven Tools

Sales Benchmark Index

Is your sales team spending too much time doing other things besides selling? Do you feel like you can’t ever focus on strategic objectives because you are too weighed down by a constant stream of ad hoc data requests?

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Your Reputation Arrives Before You Do

The Sales Hunter

Before a prospect meets with you, they do one thing: Google your name and your company! They want to see what the Internet says about you. How well or poorly does the Internet speak of you? Watch my video on this here! It’s not good enough to just have a social media reputation that isn’t stupid.

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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.

Who’s Coaching the Coaches on Coaching?

Steven Rosen

Coaching the Coaches The question of the day is, who’s coaching the coaches on coaching? The reality is, there is no one coaching the coaches. That’s right. Second line sales managers (SLM) don’t coach their FLMs on their coaching.

Promoted! You’ll Need Sales Manager Leadership Skills, Too!

Connect2Sell

The role of a sales manager involves sales outcomes and manager responsibilities. There’s something else, too, that sets the most successful sales managers apart from others. That something extra is what inspires members of the team and ignites engagement and performance. It’s leadership.

Declare Independence From Your Own Obstacles

Anthony Cole Training

As we approach the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, our own Walt Gerano shares his thoughts regarding the obstacles holding us back from experiencing the sales success we desire. qualifying prospects freedom sales prospecting getting sales decisions

Monday Motivation Video: Success Comes From Failing

The Sales Hunter

Success comes from failing and the ability to learn from your failures. The only time you actually fail is when you fail to learn from your failures. Success can only come from applying what you learn. Each Monday, implement a lesson you learned through failing the week before.

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.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of B2B Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jeff Winters You wouldn’t expect Michael Phelps to skim the pool for dead mosquitos before a big race — he’s too busy warming up. So why drown your B2B sales team in administrative tasks better served by artificial intelligence?

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Revenue Success Secrets From Today’s Top CROs

Gong.io

The position of CRO is relatively new to most organizations and most are still hashing out the role’s nuances. That said, a few outstanding CROs have demonstrated an ability to drive revenue growth while aligning the sales, marketing, and customer success functions.

How Do I Hire a Sales All-Star?

Anthony Cole Training

Hiring an elite salesperson is tough work. It's not easy to find a sales all-star and it's even harder to keep them on board if you do hire them. hiring hiring better hiring salespeople find salespeople hiring top salespeople

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It’s Not Small Talk; It’s Smart Talk

SalesProInsider

For two weeks I looked forward to a sales appointment. An appointment where I was the buyer, not the provider. My company desperately needed the service being offered and I had high hopes I was going to get a solution to a nagging issue.

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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.

Trust and the Rise of the Transparent Seller

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Todd Caponi Every year, Gallup publishes a study focused on the most and least trusted professions. Like clockwork, this year’s results show sales once again in two of the bottom three positions, only trusted more than members of congress.

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How to Motivate your Reps (Tips from the State of Sales Performance Survey)

Sales Hacker

How do you ensure you’re maximizing your sales team’s potential? How do you inspire your team to go above and beyond what they think is possible? The answers may surprise you.

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Does Making Excuses retain Your Clients Long Term?

Babette Ten Haken

When you continuously are making excuses for poor product quality and performance or sub-par service and maintenance, how invested are you in client success?

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How to Build a Cold Calling Script (Step-By-Step)

Marc Wayshak

A cold calling script can make all the difference between a lost sale and a closed deal. Here, you’ll learn exactly how to build a cold calling script that really works, step by step. Check it out!

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

3 Coaching Tips to Help Reps Overcome Sales Objections

Allego

If you were a movie producer, would you ever say this to your actors? Don’t bother coming to rehearsals. Just be poised and confident in front of the camera. Oh, and be ready to improvise in case the other actors see an opportunity to take the scene in a different direction.”. Probably not.

3 Kickass Live Chat Campaigns You Can Create to Drive More Sales

Sales Hacker

I’m always impressed by the degree of ingenuity that leading sales teams put into their selling strategy. But every time someone from sales says they’re taking an omnichannel route to drive sales without incorporating live chat or messaging in their sales funnel, I think, “ Huh? ”.

How to Avoid Being a Slimy Salesperson

Anthony Iannarino

I recently had a client describe me as non-slimy. Those were the words he used to describe our interaction. For this to mean anything worth exploring, you would have to believe that there is a way to be slimy in sales. Naturally, I asked for clarification. Give Up Straight Pitching.

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Face the Truth

Grant Cardone

In life, do you face the hard truths or do you run from reality? Sometimes I’m not likable to some people because I say the truth and I say what’s on my mind. I’m not filtered. I say certain things that maybe aren’t politically correct.

Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

Expert advice: Where should you start your sales career?

Nutshell

Don’t be discouraged if you’re not a “born salesperson.”. Anyone can learn the skills they need to be successful in sales, provided you start with the right foundation. But picking the right place to start your career can be difficult.

“When Do You Need A Response?”

Partners in Excellence

We live in a FOMO, interrupt driven world. We are distracted by the Adrenalin rush of being busy, forgetting that we aren’t accomplishing the things we had intended to accomplish. One of the most devastating things to our goal attainment is our mistaken view of what it means to be “customer responsive.” ” Recently, I was watching a sales team work.

How to Be Intellectually Curious in Sales

Anthony Iannarino

If you want to develop your business acumen , your situational knowledge, and your ability to create value for your clients and your dream clients, you need to become intellectually curious.