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.

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.

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.

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Five Data Points To Sales Success

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is a lot of talk in sales about numbers, metrics , KPIs, and many ways to assess success and progress.

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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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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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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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Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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?”.

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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Don't Let The Buying Journey Turn your salespeople into lap dogs

Membrain

I admit, I’m not a dog person. But those little lap dogs some people carry around are kind of cute, especially when they do little tricks like speak on command or walk at their owner’s heel. Sales Process Sales Management

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.

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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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.

Never Make the Mistake of Allowing Your Champion to Sell for You

Anthony Iannarino

One of the most important trends in B2B sales today is the customer’s strong desire for consensus before moving forward with an initiative.

10 Things the Best Salespeople NEVER Do: The Un-Checklist

The Center for Sales Strategy

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post is by the late Steve Marx , and was written and published in 2015. To keep it current, we’ve updated the content to be relevant, but preserved the knowledge that Steve shared. There are countless lists of what the most successful salespeople actually do.

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Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.” In this webinar, sales enablement expert Mike Kunkle will break down how modern technology removes the need for ILT in sales training - and will also explain how to effectively integrate ILT into your modern training, if you want to continue using it!

Own Your Process to Stay Out of the Procurement Pit

Hubspot Sales

This is an excerpt from the book, " Sales Truth " by Mike Weinberg. It has been republished here with permission. Just because a customer asks for a demo or a sales pitch, does not mean that it benefits you to do so.

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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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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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.

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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.

Multiple Decision Makers? 5 Strategies for an Easier Sales Process

Hubspot Sales

You might sell a product that genuinely makes conducting business easier, but this doesn't grant you a simple sales process. The sales process can be long, tedious, and frustrating, no matter how innovative your product may be.

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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