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3 leadership lessons from my Nana

Bernadette McClelland

3 leadership lessons from my Nana. I have 45 first cousins on my Dad’s side of the family. My Dad is the middle child of 13 children. My nana was widowed when my Dad was only 7 (you can do the maths). Clearly she was a born leader.

When will Sales catch up with Marketing?

Sales Benchmark Index

The sales field is suffering. Customers are suffering. Sales forces lack buyer-centered tools for success. When will Sales catch up with Marketing? Sales field alignment with the modern day buyer requires more than lip service.

Are you making sales or measuring sales activity?

Jeffrey Gitomer

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Powerful Questions to Qualify Sales Opportunities

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Looking back, I remember thinking that Ron had some sort of memory problem. He was my sales colleague. We both were account managers selling millions of dollars worth of technology to a major aircraft company. Between us, we sold more than $30M a year of items selling for $20 or $100 or $5000 each.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

It Doesn’t End With the Sale: Managing Customer Relationships

The Pipeline

The Pipeline Guest Post – Megan Totka. Customers are the lifeblood of any business, and attracting new customers while strengthening your relationships with existing ones is a constant challenge. The best way to do so, however, is a matter that often leaves your sales and marketing staff at odds.

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Top 10 Ways Salespeople are Selling in the Dark

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan Did you happen to see the movie Gravity? Early in the movie the two astronauts, played by Sandra Bulluck and George Clooney, lose communications with Houston.

Lunch and Learn - 12 Sales Lessons from Rich Ambrose

Anthony Cole Training

Learning about sales and selling is one of the things I enjoy most about what I do. When I started my personal quest to improve my understanding of sales, my ability to execute a sales process effectively and to ultimately improve my sales results, there was much for me to learn.

Why Good Storytelling Beats Good Selling

Sales Benchmark Index

Some reps are convinced they can’t sell a new product. The next day, another rep does just that. Why is this? How can some reps be so effective and assertive, and others so passive? Confidence and belief are certainly big parts of the equation. The other part: exceptional storytelling.

10 Mistakes that Kill Sales Calls

Sales Benchmark Index

Sales Leaders miss or make the number one sales call at a time. Yet they typically don’t pay enough attention to each call. They look at each rep’s performance to quota. They review the pipeline. These are difficult to control. Sales leaders can control the quality of sales calls every day.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Why Top Sales Reps Will Be Unemployed In 2 Years

Sales Benchmark Index

Read on to learn if your Reps today are right for the future. This post is especially for HR Leaders and Business Partners in support of sales. Sales personnel will also benefit from the indicators of obsolescence.

Follow the crumbs

Bernadette McClelland

Follow the crumbs. We all remember the story of Hansel and Gretel and how the idea of leaving a trail of breadcrumbs would eventually allow them to find their way out of the forest. There are two pertinent messages that come out of this story: I have no idea why kids stories were so scary and.

How to Write Effective LinkedIn Messages

Sales Benchmark Index

Are your prospecting skills keeping pace with the market? Phone and email are losing their appeal. Now LinkedIn is the best way to reach your Buyer. To be effective on LinkedIn, carefully consider how you correspond with your extended network. Every word must be carefully chosen.

Training is Out. Education is In. Are You In or Out?

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.

3 Ways to Increase Revenues with CRM

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There are SMB and mid-market sales organizations who have not embraced a cloud-based, customer relationship management system, better known as CRM or SCRM.

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You Don’t Need To Be Manager To Be A Leader

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto - tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. I hope we can all agree that in sales, manager are better leading from the front than behind the desk.

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12 Tips To Nurture And Build Relationships With Clients

MTD Sales Training

Gavin Ingham once said “Most salespeople make a sale to a client and then move on to the next one. Most clients think that salespeople only ring them when they want to a) sell something new or b). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

10 Tips for Great Keynotes and Better Sales Presentations

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan Recently I was searching Google for a Keynote Speaker for Objective Management Group''s (OMG) upcoming International Conference in April.

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.

The Six Skills of Great Sales VPs

Sales Benchmark Index

Not all “A” Player sales reps were meant to be managers. If you’ve been in sales long enough, you’ve seen this mistake unfold. The newly promoted manager repeats behavior that made him successful as a rep. He neglects his skill development and sales initiatives. His team flounders.

How Social Sellers Build Their Pipeline with LinkedIn

Sales Benchmark Index

You don’t want a new job. You want to excel at the job you already have. To do that, you must outperform your peers and close more deals. So your success tomorrow depends upon your pipeline today. In today’s environment, a quality pipeline starts with LinkedIn.

Will Google’s Latest Algorithm Change Affect Your Content Marketing Strategy?

Sales Benchmark Index

Your ears should perk up when you hear of a major Google algorithm update. Marketing leaders immediately want to know if they were affected. Understanding the implications and knowing the go live date is your team’s priority.

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Will Technology Solve My Sales Problem?

Sales Benchmark Index

As the head of sales you can become overwhelmed with technology options. With limited time, how do you prioritize initiatives? We will discuss how your sales organization can prepare to utilize technology effectively. Many sales organizations are using new technology to automate broken processes.

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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.

Stop Giving Value

Bernadette McClelland

Stop Giving Value. Marketing tells us to give value, give value, give value so that, in turn, we will be valued by others and ultimately become a force to reckon with.

10.5 Sales Success Super Powers You Possess Right Now

Jeffrey Gitomer

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How B2B Social Sellers Align With Their Buyers

Sales Benchmark Index

In B2B corporate environments, Social Selling gets a Sales Rep’s foot in the door. But the transition from a virtual conversation to a real opportunity is complex. During this transition, Reps are met with a wall of bureaucratic process and resistance.

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30 Ways to Reach Prospects

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With this being the end of the month and 2/3 through Q2, I thought it might be helpful to post a lot of ideas to help you or those on your sales team reach B2B decision makers, influencers, and strategic partners.

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.

Do You Really Need/Want a Shorter Sales Cycle?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. Shorter sales cycles are one of those things that come up in many discussions with sales and corporate leaders. When I ask them what specific improvements they would like to see 18 to 24 months out, a shorter cycle is usually one.

A Different Way To Deal With Objections

MTD Sales Training

Why do objections occur? It’s an age-old question that gets salespeople crying into their beer. There are, naturally, many reasons why they come up, but they tend to revolve around one main. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Top 10 Reasons Why Salespeople Let Price Drive the Sale

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan Selling value. What comes so easily to the top 6% and some of the top 26% is so very difficult for others. Most of your salespeople have very little capability to build value in the first place.