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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. The work is demanding and there’s nothing more satisfying than going home at the end of the day to relax with the fam. Squeezing business books into that time is tough.

How NOT to Prospect on LinkedIn

The Sales Heretic

I recently received this message in my LinkedIn mailbox (the names have been changed to protect the guilty): Eric Miller Junior Sales at Tuttle and Hobart Integrated Supply Howdy! I was checking out your linkedin profile and was impressed. I would love to network with you. Do you think your company could use a promotional [.]. Sales business LinkedIn prospect social media value

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10 Questions to Challenge You Next Year

The Sales Hunter

What are you planning to do differently next year? When I say “differently,” I mean really different. Too many times we make only minor changes, and then we wonder why we achieve only minor improvements. If we’re going to make serious changes next year, we have to step back and ask ourselves tough questions. Below […].

3 Small Components That Will Elevate Your Sales Success

MTD Sales Training

I came across a great quote the other day from Jeff Gitomer, the proficient sales writer from the States. He said that ‘Great salespeople aren’t born or made; they evolve over time based on their. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Sales Tips

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Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

The #1 Reason Why New Sales Managers Fail

Steven Rosen

Why New Sales Managers Fail. Are you a new sales manager , or have you just been promoted into a sales manager role? The odds of failure are high! I am going to share the number one reason why new sales managers fail. Time and time again companies promote their best sales reps into managerial roles. Heads of sales feel that they owe it to their best sales people to give them an opportunity to advance.

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Three Ways to Build Your Brand as a Leader

Score More Sales

Next week I’m hosting a conference in Boston called Rev it Up – Sales Leader Summit. Our opening keynote will be best-selling author Dorie Clark speaking about building your brand as a sales leader. Dorie’s most recent book is called Stand Out – How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It. sales leadership build your brand

Two Questions to Close a Sale

Mr. Inside Sales

I was having breakfast with a client in Denver before a training program I was giving, and we were talking about the importance of asking questions and listening. He told me that a few years ago he was working for a company selling an IT solution, and that while dealing with the Director of IT, he suddenly had an opportunity to meet the new CFO. This was unexpected and he had to think fast!

Can Millennials Sell?

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2017-10-03. Author: Lance Tyson. Teaser: Most assumptions we make about millennials in the workplace are wrong. More important, anyone who wants to be managing a successful organization 10 years from now needs to figure out a way to harness the strengths of this generation, rather than pointing out the perceived deficiencies. Most assumptions we make about millennials in the workplace are wrong.

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How High Growth Companies Conduct Market Research

Sales Benchmark Index

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Dear CEO: The Era of Accountability Starts in 2017

Pointclear

(Photo Courtesy of Kenny Madden). This cartoon was sent to me in response to a blog I wrote a couple of weeks ago. I just love the simplicity of it; not to mention that it absolutely captures what is wrong with marketing in many if not most companies today. While marketing technology and marketing automation software are not totally to blame, they have made it easier to get more poor quality leads to sales faster than ever before.

How Prospecting is Like Online Dating: 5 Mistakes Online Daters Can Teach Salespeople

DiscoverOrg Sales

Love it or hate it, the fact is that research shows a massive 15% of American adults have tried their hand at online dating. But that doesn’t mean everyone in that group is doing it well. Some of the mistakes they make are cringe-worthy if not downright horror stories. On the plus side, they offer us some valuable lessons – and not just about dating.

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. What exactly are buyers afraid of? [.]. Sales buyer closing fear objections process product prospect service

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10 Rules of Prospecting — What It Takes to Be Successful

The Sales Hunter

People ask me all the time, “What does it take to be successful when prospecting?” ” I’ve narrowed everything down to what I believe are the 10 rules of prospecting: Have a dedicated time on your calendar to prospect and don’t allow interruptions. This is absolutely essential! The most succeesfull salespeople are those who commit time […]. Professional Selling Skills high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

9 Quick Tips On Attracting More Business Between Meetings

MTD Sales Training

Many sales people between sales meetings or between calls are blinkered to the sales opportunities around them. They take too much time to reflect on previous meetings, and some sales people will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Sales Tips attracting more business sales opportunities

Why You Need To Hire A Coach In 2016

Steven Rosen

By: William Arruda. Originally Posted: Forbes.com Dec. 4, 2014. Do you have a coach? If not, you could be limiting your career success. That’s because coaches help you identify and focus on what’s important, which accelerates your success. According to coaches.com, good coaches: Create a safe environment in which people see themselves more clearly; Identify gaps between where the client is and where the client needs or wants to be.

Habits of Highly Successful Sales Managers

Anthony Cole Training

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4 Ways to Reduce Seller Burden and Grow Sales

Score More Sales

At the CEB Sales and Marketing Summit many dimensions and directions of growing revenues were discussed, as was roadblocks to seller success. B2B sales strategy

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

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. He asked, "How many of the top 7% have you actually met and where are they today?" I didn't have to think very long or hard to answer that question because it was one of the easiest questions I have ever been asked.

How to Requalify Existing Prospects and Clients

Mr. Inside Sales

One area many sales reps struggle in is how to requalify existing accounts, or prospects they haven’t spoken with in a while. Let’s first establish the need to do this, and we’ll address exactly how to do it. First let’s acknowledge that all things change. In fact, someone once said that the only thing that doesn’t change is change itself. It’s constant.

SPIN Selling Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Sales Benchmark Index

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Asking for Referrals Via Email—Big Mistake

No More Cold Calling

Referral selling requires a personal touch. How many emails are waiting in your inbox? Enough to make you dread opening it? Most people have a love/hate relationship with email. It’s both a fantastic business tool and a huge time-waster. Worse yet, digital communication is beginning to replace the real human connections that drive sales. When Email Is Not OK. There’s nothing wrong with email.

7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results.

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. Take a break from the cold calling and writing emails, and enjoy some light-hearted empathy to get through the day. The Life of a Salesman in Memes. You got into Sales because you thought it would be easy. From day one it was a grind.

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. And that’s assuming you make the first sale to [.]. Sales compete customer loyalty price profit selling service

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10 Things Salespeople Should Be Thankful For

The Sales Hunter

I’ve been in sales now for more than 30 years, and during that time I’ve come to not just appreciate the profession, but also to become absolutely passionate about it. I see it as the ultimate profession, as it provides unlimited opportunities to help others. Below are the 10 things I believe all salespeople should […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills grateful sales sales leadership

4 Quick Tips On Increasing Your Longevity In Sales

MTD Sales Training

The average life expectancy of a multinational organisation is approximately 40-50 years. So says Arie De Geus in his book ‘The Living Company’ (Boston, Harvard Business Press). He based this premise. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Sales Tips improving sales success

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Dramatically Improve Your Productivity

Steven Rosen

Many sales executives are feeling overwhelmed, unproductive and frustrated. They are finding it difficult to deal with important daily tasks due to the barrage of emails, number of meetings, interruptions and putting out fires. How can you be productive, if you spend your entire day responding to emails, are fully booked with meetings, are being constantly interrupted by the phone or people in the office who want to speak with you, and putting out one fire after another? Does this sound like you?

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18 Years, Waking Up & Toby Keith

Anthony Cole Training

18 years ago this morning. I didn't wake up

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SaaS Sales Reps Are Bad At Explaining

Score More Sales

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