2015

7 Critical Sales Leadership Challenges

Steven Rosen

That could crush your sales organization. Let’s face it, being a sales executive has become increasingly more difficult. Chances are next year’s sales objective is going up and your budget is being reduced. You are facing challenges of do more with less, increased competition, pricing pressures, staff turnover, and increased expectations from customers. I have spoken to a number of sales executives trying to understand their most perplexing challenges.

15 Sales Tips from NSA ‘15

The Sales Heretic

As a sales trainer and keynote speaker, I am, of course, a member of the National Speakers Association. Which means that last week I was in Washington, D.C. for the 2015 NSA Annual Convention. More than 1700 of the world’s top professional speakers and trainers gathered for four days to learn from each other. The [.]. Sales business convention customer keynote marketing product prospect service speaker trainer

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“The Challenger Customer” – More Than A Sequel

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . A Review of The Challenger Customer: Selling to the Hidden Influencer Who Can Multiply Your Results. by Brent Adamson, Matthew Dixon, Pat Spenner, Nick Toman. What often differentiates great sales people from the also-rans is their understanding that their success in delivering revenue and retiring quota, is the result of a dynamic alignment and balance between selling and buying.

3 Ways to Grow Sales in 2015

Score More Sales

It is a new year and a fresh start for many in the B2B sales world. Having had a monthly or a quarterly sales quota over the course of 15 years or so, I know that good feeling of have a blank slate – but it also can be a tough feeling to start back at zero. If you are working on a calendar year, than January 5 th is a fresh start. Doesn’t it feel good to get a fresh start? Doesn’t it also feel stressful because we’re back at zippo and zilch in many cases? Is this your situation?

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

Mastering The Art Of Knowing Exactly What The Customer Wants

MTD Sales Training

What do you consider to be the greatest skill that any salesperson should develop to the level of excellence? Presentation skills? The ability to negotiate effectively? Prospecting skills? Although. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Consultative Selling active listening listening skills

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10 Mistakes Salespeople Make and Why You Can’t Afford to Make Any of Them!

The Sales Hunter

It’s not my nature to be negative, but sometimes the best ways to point things out is by expressing it in a negative manner. Here are 10 mistakes salespeople make (hopefully you will see why you can’t afford to make even one of them!) Failing to gain a relationship with others beyond just […]. Blog Consultative Selling leadership Professional Selling Skills customer customer service customers prospect prospecting

In My Own Words, and Their Own Words

Jeffrey Gitomer

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The #1 Reason Why Sales People Underperform - Taking Responsibility

Anthony Cole Training

Without a doubt, Sales and Sales Management is an art and a science. On January 13 th , I posted the first article in the Series: Why Isn’t Your Sale Team Selling As Expected? In the 7 posts for the series, I’ve covered the following: The Pareto Principle & Perry Marshal l – 80% (approximately) of your sales results come from JUST 20% of the team. The 80/20 markers can slide to 60/40 but, in my recent research, I haven’t seen it move beyond that.

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PowerOpinions: Making Lead Scoring a Success Part 2 [Expert Advice]

Pointclear

We recently asked top industry experts the following question: As we enter the second half of 2015, have companies made the adjustments necessary to utilize lead scoring or is the status quo killing results? Why did we ask? Because it has become clear that marketing automation is making it easier than ever to generate poor quality leads. And sales is sick of it. Here's the problem. Lead scoring models are: Based on assumptions. Contain inadequate sales input.

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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!

2015 Sales Jumpstart Series: Building a Bridge towards Revenue Growth

Bernadette McClelland

2015 Sales Jumpstart Series: Building a Bridge towards Revenue Growth So the New Year begins, sales kick-offs are underway, everyone is refreshed and ready for a full year ahead. Ground plans have been sorted, territories allocated, budgets have been set. […]. Leadership Sales

What to do With a Nice Rep Who Just Can’t Sell?

Steven Rosen

I love sales managers. They are great people who are dedicated to helping salespeople succeed and drive sales performance/sales in organizations. One thing that drives me crazy is when I work with a sales managers who are reluctant to fire reps who are not performing and will never be good at sales because they a good at admin and responsive to their manager.

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Why You Can’t Motivate Anyone (And 16 Things You Can Do Instead)

The Sales Heretic

© Alexskopje | Dreamstime.com I am not a motivational speaker. While I am occasionally described as one—and I do speak at conferences, annual meetings and other events—the fact is that I’m not. For the simple reason that I can’t “motivate” anyone. And neither can you. Whether you’re talking about a prospect, a member of your sales team, a [.]. Sales business conference motivation motivational prospect speaker success

4 Ways to Make Sure You Never Miss a Sale’s Call

The Pipeline

The Pipeline Guest Post – Jason Rueger. For small businesses, every contract and sale counts. That’s why you want to make sure you never miss a sales call. If you do, you may lose the customer, develop a reputation for being unavailable, or both. Here are some tips for your business that will ensure you never again miss an important sales call. Set Up a Schedule So That Someone is Always Ready to Receive Sales’ Calls.

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.

How To Love Your Sales Role

Score More Sales

When you love being a sales rep, or a business development rep, or a regional account rep, or a national account rep, you know it. This Valentine’s Day week let’s talk about loving your career and why it is so important to you and others around you. First of all, you know that sales is admirable and regardless of the noise about how you should stop selling and start helping, or stop selling and start serving – you have been helping and serving for years.

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8 Traits That Will Transform You From Salesperson To Trusted Consultant

MTD Sales Training

Most salespeople we see on our courses like to consider themselves as consultants rather than salespeople. They tend to think that salespeople get tarred with the same brush and like to think they. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. MtdBlog becoming a trusted sales advisor salesperson to trusted consultant

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How to Get Your Prospect Talking

Mr. Inside Sales

Have you ever had a prospect who plays his feelings on your product or service “close to the vest”? Someone who simply won’t share much of their opinion one way or the other? Or should I say how many prospects do you have like that? These days many prospects hide behind nebulous stalls like, “Let me think about it,” or “I’ll run this by the committee,” etc., and it’s often hard to know where they stand.

10 Ways to Increase Your Motivation and Your Sales

The Sales Hunter

Does your level of sales drive your motivation or does your motivation drive your sales? Yes, it is a chicken or egg type of question. In my mind they drive each other, but in the end I want to close as many sales as possible, so it means my motivation needs to be at […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation leader leadership motivation sales leader sales motivation success

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 Is Sales Without Relationships?

No More Cold Calling

Try a “No Toys at the Table” policy for sales reps. When did it become the norm to answer the phone during dinner or to check email while having a conversation? We’re so wired for 24/7 connectivity that we have developed FOMO —fear of missing out. The unfortunate result: While we stay up-to-date on what’s happening online, we’re not paying attention to the people right in front of us.

Why Your Sales Team Isn't Performing As Expected - Part 4

Anthony Cole Training

Sales teams perform based on two inputs - effort and execution. If your sales team isn''t performing as expected, you must ask the question - Why? Chances are you won''t know for sure but you can describe the symptoms: Anemic pipeline. Not closing enough. Sales taking too long. Not consistent in our prospecting. Chasing too many of the wrong deals. This can be a very long list - you get my point. Speaking of points - let''s get to the point!

The Skinny on Lead Nurturing - 11 Experts Weigh In (part 1 of 2)

Pointclear

This year I've been talking a lot about Nurturing. It's a critical component in the sales and marketing process; yet, most companies aren't implementing it effectively—that is, if they are at all. I feel so strongly that nurturing needs to be a focus, I asked a panel of 11 experts to weigh in on the best lead nurturing programs (and processes) and what to expect in the coming year. There were some terrific responses and I’ll share them over the course of two blogs.

How Top Salespeople Have Perfected Asking For The Order

Bernadette McClelland

How Top Salespeople Have Perfected Asking For The Order I remember hearing someone say once ‘Bernadette, the answer is always no, unless you ask’ and I have always remembered that. Whether I am lost in the car and can’t get […]. The post How Top Salespeople Have Perfected Asking For The Order appeared first on Bernadette McClelland. Sales Strategies Sales Sales Managers

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. Specifically, you’ll learn how to: • Engage prospects with authority. • Keep your prospects’ attention. • Achieve buy-in during sales conversations. • Get prospects talking about their key challenges, • Gain a strong commitment before presenting your offer. In short, you’ll discover how to implement a process that helps you close more deals than ever before.

Top 10 Reasons Why New Sales Managers Fail

Steven Rosen

Welcome to Steven’s Top 10. I will be publishing a new top 10 list every week. Feel free to add additional points to the list and if you have any lists you are interested in please let me know. Of course my focus is on sales, sales leadership, executives and business. Your firm is growing and needs a competent, energetic sales manager to increase revenue and direct sales operations on the frontline.

16 Words (and Phrases) That Undermine Your Credibility

The Sales Heretic

Our words can either help or hinder our sales efforts. The right words can ease our buyer’s fears, stoke their excitement, and move them to action. The wrong words can annoy prospects, insult them, and even scare them off. Some of the most dangerous words, though, are words we’re not even aware we’re using. They’re [.]. Sales business credibility customer leadership presentation prospect service

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How To Lose A Sale With Your First Response – Sales eXecution 282

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto - tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . When you initially approach an unsuspecting prospect, how you present what you sell will go a long way in determining the outcome. Yet when you ask sales people to tell you what they sell, a large majority and their managers get it wrong. They will usually tell me things like: I sell hardware – software – any kindaware. Systems, or “high end” systems. Blah blah blah services. MFP Printers. Print solutions.

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5 Sales Prospecting Lessons from Super Bowl XLIX

Score More Sales

It seemed like Super Bowl Sunday would never arrive, remember? Now it has come and gone. What 5 sales prospecting lessons can we take away from the big event? 1) Inbound Gets Your Interest. It is critical to pique your buyer’s curiosity in advance of an actual conversation when possible. It is no different with a big event – all the hype leading up to game day kept everyone talking. All that talking reminds us of the upcoming game. Just imagine – two weeks ago the winning teams were determined.

[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.

3 Ways To Ensure Price Isn’t The Main Criteria For Decision Making

MTD Sales Training

Many salespeople believe that their customer base revolves around the concept of price. That is, price is the be-all and end-all of their decision-making process. Certainly, if they listen to what. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Objection Handling how to add value to your product how to overcome price objection

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Positive Statements that Help You Sell

Mr. Inside Sales

When I began my sales career all those years ago, I was told that at the bottom of all successful sales was a transfer of emotion – my manager told me that I was either transferring my positive feelings about my product onto my buyer, or he/she was transferring their negative feelings about it to me. Whoever was able to transfer more of their emotion and feeling won. Now that may seem a bit simplistic to you now, but if you look at the essence of it, there is a lot of truth to it.

10 Rules for Using Social Media to Prospect

The Sales Hunter

Don’t think social media is going to replace traditional prospecting methods. View social media as another tool to help you prospect. Most of all, never allow yourself to take the quality time you devote to prospecting and spend it doing social media. Biggest mistake you can make is thinking all you need to do […]. Blog Breakthrough Sales University Professional Selling Skills Prospecting breakthrough sales university prospect prospecting sales prospecting social media