2016

8 TED Talks All Salespeople Should Watch

DiscoverOrg Sales

At DiscoverOrg, we’re a bunch of self-proclaimed gluttons for learning. That’s why a while back, we presented our top five books and blogs for inside sales folks. While we love a good page-turner, we know that salespeople are busy.

No Pain – No Game?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . Despite all the tools available, both for sales people to execute their craft, and for companies to “enable” them, the narrative for many in sales has remained woefully unchanged over the last thirty years.

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What it Takes to be an Elite (Top 7%) Salesperson

Understanding the Sales Force

Last week I received a call from a young, motivated salesperson - we'll call him Jim - who desperately wanted to be one of the elite 7% of all salespeople. Despite being just 26 years old, he believed that he was already in the top 7%. During our call, he asked me a great question.

How to Prospect Profitably

The Sales Heretic

If you want more sales, odds are you need more prospects. But there’s more to prospecting than just raw numbers. And that trips up a lot of salespeople. Prospecting is not a complex process,” asserts Mark Hunter in the first chapter of his new book, High-Profit Prospecting. “It’s

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Being Comfortable Is for Babies Not Top Sales Performers

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Top sales performers who I know are the least comfortable people. They are always going beyond their comfort zones, stretching themselves especially when it comes to sales prospecting. Credit www.gratisography.com.

Discover Which Ego Is Costing You Business, Relationships and Results?

Bernadette McClelland

‘The reason most salespeople don’t last here’, he said, ‘is because they can’t, or won’t, ask for help’. I get it!

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Alone We Are One Drop Together We Are An Ocean

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There is no doubt I have been blessed with great friends and colleagues in the world of B2B professional sales and sales leadership. Recently 41 of what some would say are my “competitors” and I got together in Boston for three amazing sales events. B2B sales strategy

How High Growth Companies Conduct Market Research

Sales Benchmark Index

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Think Robots Will Replace B2B Sales Reps?

No More Cold Calling

Buyer 2.0 needs us more than ever. Eliot Burdett, CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting, explains why in this month’s guest post. Have B2B sales reps gone the way of CD players, the Rolodex, and analog radio—replaced by technology that gets the job done faster and better?

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This Place Couldn’t Survive Without Me… Not.

Jeffrey Gitomer

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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.

Account-Based Everything: Is it Time for a New Territory Analyst Manager Role?

DiscoverOrg Sales

As a newly hired sales rep, I began the way I did at every new company, spending the first several weeks typing furiously into a growing Excel spreadsheet. It wasn’t until after my own special brand of analysis, that I would begin full-on selling.

Make Voice Mail Work For You In Prospecting

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . Sales people are strange when it comes to prospecting, specifically telephone prospecting.

The Crucial Selling Skill That Nobody Talks About

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright 123RF Stock Photo. Earlier this week I received an unsolicited email from the founder of a company who introduced himself and asked me to try his new tool for speakers. By itself, this was not unusual because I receive 20-25 unsolicited emails per day.

21 Things Buyers Fear

The Sales Heretic

While buying something new can be exciting, it can also be scary. And as salespeople, we can get so caught up in the excitement part, we forget just how scared our prospects can be. And that’s dangerous for us. Because if a prospect is too scared, they won’t buy.

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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.

Sales Prospecting in the 21st century - Part 4

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The last reaction salespeople want from their sales prospecting efforts is to ignore the requests of a sales lead. This week I received this unsolicited email: Credit www.gtatisography.com. Hi Leanne, I was just reviewing your site processspecialist.com and generated SEO analysis report.

Will You Ruffle Some Feathers or Spread Your Wings?

Bernadette McClelland

Hang on, am I supposed to be this super successful, sales guru/expert/ authority who knows what she wants in the world, is a beacon of hope for salespeople and sales leaders and puts on a mask to show that she […]. The post Will You Ruffle Some Feathers or Spread Your Wings?

Next-Level Sales Training: It’s Time to Coach the Coach

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2016-12-19. Author: Mike Kunkle, senior director of sales enablement, Brainshark, Inc. Teaser: Many companies trying to improve sales productivity are going about it the wrong way. Rep training is only part of the picture.

3 Things I Did at Dreamforce 16

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Dreamforce 16 was my 10th – yes 10th -including the first one way back in 2003. Dreamforce is the top Cloud-Computing Conference, a giant hug-fest for all Salesforce.com and the place to meet up with as many people as possible all rolled up into one crazy week. B2B sales strategy

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

SPIN Selling Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Sales Benchmark Index

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How Getting Referrals Got Me to the Protected C-Suite

No More Cold Calling

Lead generation isn’t so tough when you’re asking for referrals. I hung up the phone, feeling excited and still a bit nervous. I’ve been selling for decades, but I’d never spoken with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

What Drives You Into the Sale? And Drives You Out with the Order?

Jeffrey Gitomer

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12 Memorable Memes for Salespeople

DiscoverOrg Sales

Sales is hard. Not hard in the standard sense — sales requires emotional fortitude to survive the daily barrage of objections and quotas. We have a soft spot for sales reps at DiscoverOrg because we sell too.

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.

Getting Time On Your Side

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . If you manage hang on for another week, I assure you that there is life after the election, and what is waiting on the other side is not the end of the world, but the end of your sales year.

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The Buyer Journey - Myth, Reality, Hybrid, or an Avoidable Part of Selling?

Understanding the Sales Force

The Buyer Journey is front and center again. Dan McDade posted the second in his 3-part series on Lies and Myths and part 2 is about the Buyer Journey. 8 Sales Experts weighed in with their thoughts about the Buyer Journey and you can read those here. Don't miss Mike Weinberg's comment - I love it!

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47 Things You Can Compete On Besides Price

The Sales Heretic

In sales, the single worst factor you can compete on is price. Selling on price guarantees you a razor-thin profit margin. As well as constant customer turnover, because price buyers are notorious for having no loyalty—they’ll switch as soon as someone else offers a lower price.

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Always Keep Moving Forward

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Life is hard. Sales is hard. A clip from a Sylvester Stallone movie sums up what we must do: Credit www.PicJumbo.com. Keep moving forward. How often do we stop being who we are because we are unhappy with our results? How often do we look to blame others for our inability to move forward?

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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.

True Story: What Every Salesperson Ought To Know Before Writing Content

Bernadette McClelland

Much has been written about salespeople, especially those who are employees, speaking up, writing and curating on social channels such as LinkedIn. Speaking up in the sense of using their voice, sharing their thoughts, telling us their experiences, voicing their opinions or debating their point.

Top Tips for the Modern Day Cold Call

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2016-09-13. Author: Mike Scher. Teaser: It takes an average of nine calls to reach a cold prospect for the first time. Many salespeople don't have that type of persistence. Here are four tips to secure an initial conversation and stop leaving new business on the table.

SaaS Sales Reps Are Bad At Explaining

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When you are in professional, B2B sales and go to a lot of business conferences you see a lot of trade show booths and marketing tables. These tables and booths typically have large monitors or big screen displays with whatever SaaS sales tool that booth is promoting. Sales Skills B2B

The Anatomy of a B2B Content Marketing Team

Sales Benchmark Index

Today’s topic is content strategy and planning. Joining us is Steve Keifer, the Vice President of Marketing at LeaseAccelerator, a fast-growth SaaS company in the corporate FinTech space. LeaseAccelerator helps companies track and manage equipment leases through an enterprise SaaS environment. .

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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.