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. 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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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.

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 […].

Essential Guide to Sales Engagement – Overcome the Challenges of Remote Selling

Sales Engagement leverages process, tools, and training to align your efforts to your buyer’s journey and exceed their expectations. See how to equip sellers to effectively prospect, create meaningful connections and manage a sales cycle from beginning to closed-won! Download the guide today!

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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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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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.

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.

The Definitive B2B Sales Playbook: Proven Path to $ Multi-Million Revenues

Sales is at the forefront of revenue growth, and so organizations with highly streamlined sales operations consistently outperform competition. How do you create a path to success and fast-track your way to multi million dollar revenues? Read the eBook.

Habits of Highly Successful Sales Managers

Anthony Cole Training

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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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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.

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.

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

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

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.

The Definitive Guide to Remote Sales Coaching

Have you struggled to onboard, train, and provide continuous learning opportunities to your salespeople due to the abrupt shift to remote work? If so, you’re not alone. Sellers are relying on virtual selling more than ever. With in-person sessions no longer feasible, many organizations are looking for alternative methods to support their salespeople.

SPIN Selling Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Sales Benchmark Index

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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. 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.

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.

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

The Ultimate Sales Coaching Guide

Sales coaching is a training format that allows the leaders in your organization to share their valuable experience with the rest of your sales teams. It’s an interactive approach to sales training where sellers get to practice what they’re taught and use information in real-life scenarios.

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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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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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

Core Principles of Great Sales Enablement are the Same: It's The Tactics That Have Changed

If your role includes supporting sellers, then this in-depth sales guide is for you! Discover valuable insights on how to adjust your tactics and keep remote onboarding and training engaging. Take the next steps from sales to revenue enablement by downloading this essential guide today!

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

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

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!