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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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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.

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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

How High Growth Companies Conduct Market Research

SBI Growth

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

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 […].

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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.

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

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.

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. Sure the delivery methods have changed, the means of engagement have evolved beyond where we could have imagined 10 years ago, yet what most sales people say once they engaged has one can argue, devolved.

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How Zoom Uses AI to Ramp up Sales Certification and Proficiency

Zoom was struggling to ensure that sales reps around the world - with different levels of experience and proficiency – were getting certified on updated messaging. Traditional methods were unexciting, time-consuming and ineffective! Find out how they achieved success in Second Nature’s Customer Case Study!

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.

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. To get the best results, it’s critical to train, sustain, transfer and coach at every level, and that's not being done. Many companies trying to improve sales productivity are going about it the wrong way. Rep training is only part of the picture.

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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This Coming Holiday Season is Shaping Up to Have the Most Spending in History

As for what shoppers want to buy most, you'll have to read the “2021 Holidays Unwrapped” report by Klarna to find out. Download it here!

Generating Revenue with Hyper-Targeted Marketing Campaigns

SBI Growth

Today’s topic is how to capture attention with great marketing campaigns. Campaign budgets are limited and these campaigns need to generate revenue. We will demonstrate how to generate a return on the campaign dollar. To follow-along, download our 10th annual workbook, How to. Marketing Strategy Video b2b sales Corporate Strategy sales strategy strategic alignment

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

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

Habits of Highly Successful Sales Managers

Anthony Cole Training

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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.

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

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!

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. Which if you plan it right is not as big a deal as many would make you believe, unless of course you’re one of those sales people who exists from crisis to crisis. (If If you are, then you can skip the rest of this post).

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5 Questions to Guarantee Qualified Lead Generation

No More Cold Calling

Are your sales reps having trouble closing? The problem might be a lack of qualified leads. “ We chose someone else.” ” “We’re staying with our current vendor.” ” “We’re not adding any new solutions this year.” ” We’ve all heard those words. Devastating. What happened? It could be that sales reps neglected important activities during the early parts of the prospecting process.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

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. 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.

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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SPIN Selling Mistakes and How to Fix Them

SBI Growth

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Top 10 Tactics for a Successful SKO!

The 2022 Sales Kick Off is your big opportunity to align your sales team and drive change. Make sure it's successful with SecondNature’s SKO Ebook! Find out: ? How to set the right goals and KPIs ? How to translate vision into tactics ? How to keep salespeople engaged.

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

How Do You Sell to a Millennial B2B Decision-Maker?

Anthony Cole Training

A Guest Post by Salesloft.com. How to Sell selling to millennials how to sell to millennials B2B marketing