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Expansion of Services Announcement

Bernadette McClelland

Bernadette McClelland 2015 Expansion of Services Announcement It is an honour, a privilege and pleasure to announce the launch of not just a new website, but a very strong, clear and commercial message. Bridging leadership with revenue potential can now […]. Marketing Public Speaking Sales

Why Good Salespeople Are Hard To Find

Increase Sales

What makes for good salespeople? Some might respond with top sales skills. Others may suggest a great sales process. While there may be some who believe outstanding marketing is behind good salespeople.

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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.

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The Difference Between Sales Pros and Amateurs – Is The Silence

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . Everyone knows that the prospect should be doing most of the talking during a sales call. Knowing it and doing it, well you know. That is one of the big challenges in sales, everyone knows what they have to do, but do they do it?

What Is Sales Enablement and Why Should I Care?

Sales enablement is not really a new concept; it has been around for over 10 years. However, understanding the full application of sales enablement is a very different thing.

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How Dramatically Has Selling Changed?

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright: 123RF Stock Photo. Yesterday, I was listening to a radio promotion when they said, "Take a selfie with a standie and then, using your smartphone or tablet, upload it to Facebook, or tweet your image using hashtag [something I can''t remember].".

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5 Inspirational Sales Quotes to Light a Fire Under Your Ass

DiscoverOrg Sales

Motivation and inspiration can be fleeting especially when you’re a B2B sales professional grinding it out on the phones EVERY DAY.

Sales excellence – listening is not a spectator sport

Sales Training Connection

Listening isn’t a spectator sport. You have to get in the game. You must convert from thinking about listening as something that is passive – to something that is active.

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In My Own Words, and Their Own Words

Jeffrey Gitomer

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The 7 Things You Need to Know for Effective Sales Forecasting

Find out why waiting for perfection is costing you money.

The 5 Step Pathway to Corporate Game Playing

Bernadette McClelland

So, this topic could be construed as a little ambiguous ;), but let’s play anyway so please keep on reading to the end! I have just returned from a whirlwind business trip to the UK to roll out a […]. The post The 5 Step Pathway to Corporate Game Playing appeared first on Bernadette McClelland.

Realtors – Your Marketing Message Sucks – Part 01

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So you open your mail and find the following direct mail piece from a realtor with the following marketing message: Would you let a stranger into you home? . Then you turn over the card and read the rest of the marketing message: If you show your home yourself, that’s what you are doing.

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.

“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.

Your Next Sales Coach is a Machine

Speaker: Matt McDarby & Dan Smaida, Managing Directors, Specialized Sales Systems

World-class sales managers have long used creative means to solve for time and distance. In this webinar, you’ll learn how modern sales managers are using new technology plus old-school sales management to develop their people without burning out.

Don’t Confuse Recommendations with Referral Leads

No More Cold Calling

Just because clients are willing to refer you doesn’t mean they will. “Turn 70 percent of your prospects into customers.” ” That statement got my attention—not just because it sounded too easy, but because I wasn’t sure where the data came from or how accurate it was.

Positive Statements that Help You Sell

Inside Sales Training

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.

Why We Still Need Salespeople

Sales and Marketing

Issue Date: 2015-12-14. Author: Sean Gordon, CEO of Intelliverse. Teaser: Technology may be able to assist with lead generation, but it can’t replace human interaction or build relationships. Buyers still need to trust that salespeople have their back – no matter what.

The Next 'Can't Miss' Game Changer for Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

Copyright: 123RF Stock Photo. Another game changer? After so many in the last 5 years? It''s coming - no doubt about it. I''ll give you the background and tell you why this incredible tool will be the one to super charge your sales.

Maximizing Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO Sales Readiness Group

Companies spend about $20 billion a year on various forms of sales training. Still, many sales leaders report low ROIs from their sales training initiatives. So how can you ensure that your investment in sales training is producing excellent results? Join us for this complimentary webinar as Ray Makela, CEO at the Sales Readiness Group, discusses five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results.

Why You’re Not Going to be Able to Grow Sales This Year

DiscoverOrg Sales

A year ago, if you had asked me what my biggest concern was around growing DiscoverOrg 60-100% annually, I would have told you that hiring great sales talent was our biggest roadblock.

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Sales management coaching – the power of questions

Sales Training Connection

Sales Coaching. Asking questions is an underpinning of successful selling. The notion – ask, listen, and then talk is a powerful principle in the science of successful selling. Asking questions is also an underpinning of successful interactions between salespeople and their sales managers.

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.

The Darker Side Of Selling

Bernadette McClelland

‘Every rose has its thorn Just like every night has its dawn Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song…’ The environment and profession of selling is a huge part of my life as anyone who knows me knows. […].

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Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.” In this webinar, corporate learning expert, Joe DiDonato, shares how his teams solved these problems, as well as how new educational technology (EdTech) is changing the sales landscape for all of us. He will also tell you what he shared with the Venture Capitalist community on how to pick which EdTech technologies will likely succeed based on educational research. Joe is an engaging storyteller that uses easy-to-understand language, who promises to share what methods succeeded and which methods failed over his long career.

Are Salespeople Really Expensive?

Increase Sales

First glance at this headline many mid-size to small business owners to even sales managers probably internally believe “heck yes, my salespeople are expensive.” Possibly some may even have a second thought about how to reduce that cost.

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.

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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.

Why New Sales Leads Aren’t All that Matter in Sales

No More Cold Calling

Is your team too busy drumming up new business to focus on existing customers? “I’m scared.” ” That’s what I told an interviewer who asked for my perspective on the future of sales professionals in the next two years. This might sound dramatic, but it’s true.

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From Sales Enablement to Sales Performance: Moving the Needle on the Metrics That Matter

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Vice President, Sales Transformation Services, Fast Lane Digital

More than 8 analyst firms, the Association for Talent Development, and the Sales Enablement Society have all defined “sales enablement” – each slightly differently. In hundreds of organizations, the sales enablement function is run differently, with a different focus, responsibilities, and initiatives. To make matters worse, according to a 2017 study by CSO Insights, “Sales enablement is a growing trend, but sales performance is not improving. Clearly, something is missing.” What’s missing is a clear focus on driving measurable improvement in sales performance and the expertise required to truly move the needle on the metrics that matter. Want to step up, separate yourself from the pack, and maximize your company’s investment in Sales Enablement? Then join sales transformation expert Mike Kunkle for this webinar (where your questions are welcomed and expected!)

Seven Things to Say when Prospects Don’t Have the Time for Your Presentation

Inside Sales Training

We’ve all been there – you call your prospect back at the appointed time for your presentation and they tell you any of the following: This isn’t a good time, OR. They only have a few minutes, OR. They ask you in an exasperated tone, “How long will this take?”

The New Art of the Deal

Sales and Marketing

Issue Date: 2015-02-16. Author: Herb Mitschele. Teaser: The shift to mobile sales tools isn’t a fad. Closing deals today requires technology that is nimble, responsive and relevant, with real-time analytics and personalization. The shift to mobile sales tools isn’t a fad.

10 Great Examples - Customer Service as a Powerful Sales Tool

Understanding the Sales Force

Last week, during my travels to Poland and back, I experienced how companies are using customer service as sales tools. In most cases, customer service tends to be vanilla, bland, and although professional in its approach, it is typically highly unspectacular.

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 […].

How Video Learning Is Transforming Skill Mastery in Sales

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO, About-Face Development

Video learning is not new, but the marriage of video learning and today’s technology is transforming our ability to achieve skill mastery in sales. Join us as we delve into how technology advancements in learning are changing the game and why it’s critical to sales success.