2014

My 3 secrets for getting more done

Sales 2.0

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Did Simon Sinek get it wrong?

Bernadette McClelland

Did Simon Sinek get it wrong? Yes and No! The power of purpose, the power of why is fundamental to our legacy, our leadership and our day to day living. Those that have it are driven, have a pull that creates its own powerful momentum and almost creates a life of its own.

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What do you do when workplace “change” happens?

Jeffrey Gitomer

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Self Improvement Is a Continuum of Ongoing Choices

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Walk into any bookstore or browse online and you will find more books on self improvement than any other type of non-fiction genre. What I think is happening is self improvement has become the new quick fix for many individuals.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Woman Shaves Head for Client Fundraiser

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Yes, it’s true. On Monday, March 3, I will be shaving my head for cancer research. Salespeople love a great sales pitch. I heard one, couldn’t resist seeing if I could be involved, and offered to participate too.

3 Reasons Why Objections are Not a Bad Thing

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto - tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. Most sales people think about objections as being a bad thing, a lot of sales people and worse leaders, get really uptight when it comes to objections.

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Say it with Stick Figures

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2014-07-01. Author: Tim Riesterer, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Corporate Visions, Inc. Teaser: A picture is worth 1,000 words, and studies prove that some pictures are more memorable - and more impactful - than others.

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Selling Value - Everything You Always Wanted to Know

Understanding the Sales Force

Copyright: kchung / 123RF Stock Photo. Some news stories just don''t go away. Today those stories include Ferguson, Bill Cosby, ISIS and The NFL''s Domestic Abuse Problem. There is also Obamacare, Immigration and Ebola.

4 Steps to Master Your Territory

Sales Benchmark Index

“The only thing that is constant is change.” – Heraclitus. The beginning of the year can be filled with challenges, such as: Getting back to work after the holidays. Preparing for the BIG kickoff meetings. New products or services in your portfolio. Changes in personnel. A higher sales number to hit.

6 Ways to Beat Lower-Priced Competitors

No More Cold Calling

Don’t discount. Differentiate. There’s an old saying: “Good, fast, cheap—pick two.” If you want a top-notch product fast, you’ll need to pay more. Want your package overnight? Pay more. Want your package by 10:00 a.m.? Pay more.

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.

A scoop of Insideview with some Jigsaw special sauce

Sales 2.0

“A scoop of Insideview with some Jigsaw special sauce.” That’s my best shot at summing up a new “Sales 2.0” tool that I think you should check out. The tool is Owler. Owler is a new company from the fellow who founded none other than one of my favorite Sales 2.0

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Did Simon Sinek get it wrong?

Bernadette McClelland

Did Simon Sinek get it wrong? Yes and No! The power of purpose, the power of why is fundamental to our legacy, our leadership and our day to day living. Those that have it are driven, have a pull that creates its own powerful momentum and almost creates a life of its own.

SME 374

Are you the “Toast” of your meetings?

Jeffrey Gitomer

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Your Personal Commitment to Change Is?

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Change or more importantly sustainable change requires a personal commitment. This is just as true for self improvement as it is for sales people seeking that next buyer. If the buyer is not committed to change, the likelihood of that sale being earned has been greatly diminished.

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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 Ball and Chain for Salespeople – Email Management

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If you are in sales, take a look at your email inbox now. How many emails do you have? What is your process for dealing with email? I’ll share some ideas, but first, please take this 3 minute survey on how you deal with email.

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To Call or Not

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto - tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. I am often asked a question I really hate, and while I have learned not to let it get on my nerves, and usually manage to deal with it calmly, it still pains me that my fellow professional sellers would ask it.

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Seven Sales Lessons My Father Taught Me

The Sales Heretic

Without question, the single biggest influence on my life has been my father. Through his words and actions, he taught me a lot about sales, business and life. On the occasion of his birthday, here are a few of the lessons that have shaped me. Find opportunities and go after them My father has [.].

Why Millennials Make Great Salespeople

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2014-10-01. Author: Mark Roberge. Teaser: This generation not only embraces the new playbook, they helped write it by leading the digital charge and tuning out old-school sales tactics from day one. Here are the top reasons I think millennials make naturally great salespeople.

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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.

The 21 New Sales Core Competencies for Modern Selling

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan Can you name 10 Core Competencies of a great salesperson? Let''s see, there''s prospecting, qualifying and closing, and then there''s.wow, this is difficult!

How to Avoid Bad Hires

Sales Benchmark Index

Perhaps you have recently made a few hiring mistakes. You are not alone. Statistics show that 80% of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. This is according to The Harvard Business Review. It is frustrating when you think about the time and dollars you invested.

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Why Permission Marketing Always Trumps the Cold Call

No More Cold Calling

You’ll close more deals with prospects who actually want to hear from you. “It’s It’s better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission.”

Startup sales gigs-watch out for men bearing shades

Sales 2.0

“Dude, the future of this startup is so bright you better bring shades.”. Startups are super exciting but they can turn a “rockstar sales person” into a “loser”. So if one of these “golden opportunities” comes your way, try to look carefully before you jump in. Here’s why.

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.

3 Business Lessons Learnt Whilst Travelling Half The World!

Bernadette McClelland

3 Business Lessons Learnt Whilst Travelling Half The World! It’s a long one this week… Each year for the past few years, I make my annual pilgrimage to the USA.

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What makes referrals happen? Your actions, NOT your ask!

Jeffrey Gitomer

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How to Challenge the Status Quo? Accept Being Alone

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Being ahead of the flow requires forward thinking leaders to accept being alone. This is one of many tactics in how to challenge the status quo as illustrated through the Law of Diffusion or the Diffusion Curve.

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50 Ways to Score More Sales

Score More Sales

Need some sales inspiration? A new twist on an old sales idea you’d like to do again? A quick sales jump-start this week? We’re pulling from a post originally published in November of 2008 – the ideas still stand, and there are LOTS more. The idea is to get inspired to take action.

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where and how to add it throughout the sales process!

3 Ways The Beatles Will Make You A Better Cold Caller – Sales eXecution 265

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto - tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . The Beatles Is On The Phone – by NowhereGirl17. If you ask sales people why they hate/fear cold calling their response always revolves around them, their feelings, and rarely the buyer’s.

Are You Thanking Your Customers or Insulting Them?

The Sales Heretic

I recently celebrated a birthday, which I tend to do about every year or so. In addition to the cards, phone calls, texts and Facebook messages from friends and family, I also received numerous e-mails from businesses I frequent.

Three Easy Ways to Improve Sales

Sales and Marketing Management

Issue Date: 2014-11-03. Author: Todd Lenhart, president, SNI. Teaser: In the midst of a pressure-packed fourth quarter, it can be easy to forget the little things that make a difference between closing a sale and walking away empty-handed.

Sales coaching above and beyond the sales comfort zone

Sales Training Connection

Sales Coaching. Salespeople sometimes have a propensity to stay in their comfort zone – doing more of what they are doing well.

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.