2020

I Don’t Like You – Where Do I Sign?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Can we agree that despite many claims to the contrary, there is no single proven method for continuous success in B2B sales? One that has proven itself in varied markets and real-world challenges.

Digital selling is Not Optional

Sales 2.0

Stormy clouds covering the Serengeti while on game-drive on the way to Seronera. We are starting to reopen but it’s pretty clear things will be different. Things will be some kind of new but not the same as before. The good news is that some things will be better. than before.

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How to Grow Revenue by Keeping Your Clients

Mary Grothe

Being a quota crusher doesn’t stop at closing net new deals. Account managers, those who work with an existing book of business, are extremely valuable to organizations. Their role is critical for retention and revenue expansion

5 Ways You Can Leverage Sales Leadership to Close the Sales Gap

Steven Rosen

Unleash the 10X Factor to Close the Sales Gap. Do you want to close the sales gap? Doing nothing is not an option! Businesses are starting to open, which hopefully is a good thing.

Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

3 Keys to Dealing with Difficult Prospects

Mr. Inside Sales

I listen to a lot of calls each week that my clients send me. This week, I listened to a closing call from one of their reps, and here is how the prospect opened the call: Prospect: “Let me just tell you upfront that we’re looking at a lot of different options right now of which yours is just one…”.

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6 Keys to Prospecting Success

John Doerr

Most sellers will tell you that creating conversations with prospects is critical to greater success in sales, but the dynamics of how to do it can be baffling. Unfortunately, when sellers seek to understand it better, they often find conflicting advice

Aligning Customer Communication Styles With Your Own

Integrity Solutions

The Behavioral Styles ® model is an easy-to-use tool for assessing the behavioral characteristics that fall within four distinct customer communication styles: Talker, Doer, Controller and Supporter. Does communication style matter when it comes to sales? More than you might expect.

Practicing sincerity and honesty in your professional endeavors

Nutshell

“If the only prayer you said in your life was ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice.” ” —Meister Eckhart (1260-1328). 2020 has been weird. For nearly a year, the pandemic has kept people mostly sheltered in their homes.

SDRs Catching Lightning In A Bottle

AJ Alonzo

Lee Baker, one of the Sr SDRs at demandDrive, put together this email recently. With the current state of the world I don’t think it could have come at a more appropriate time

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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!

29 Ways to Improve Your Virtual Presentations

The Sales Heretic

The current “Social Distancing” and “Shelter at Home” requirements have resulted in millions of people conducting virtual presentations for the first time. And it shows. Which is understandable. Our first attempts at most things leave a lot to be desired.

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How to Make a Remote Sale

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Andres Lares, Shapiro Negotiations Institute There is a small truism about connecting with people that anyone in sales can tell you, and they learned it early in their careers. When speaking to somebody on the phone, they can hear the difference when you smile. It’s true.

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How to Master Sales Communication: Verbal Presentations

Connect2Sell

In last week’s CONNECT2Sell blog post, we got an overview of why communication skills are so crucial to sales success. In fact, out of all the soft skills required for selling, communication skills may be the most important of all.

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How To Deal With Your Competition When In A Sales Meeting

MTD Sales Training

You will no doubt have been in the position where you’ve been discussing purchase opportunities with your prospect and the subject of your competitors comes up.

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 Get Back on Track During Tough Times

Jill Konrath

Keeping a positive mindset during these challenging times can be really hard. Especially when top prospects start ghosting you, big opportunities get stalled out, and finding someone new to talk to feels like an impossibility. Working Smarter

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11 Ways to Shorten Your Sales Cycle

Score More Sales

During times when business can be happening slower, in a slowed economy, finding any way to speed things up is important. What if there was some science around helping your buyers buy in a better way, or an easier manner?

It’s a great time to start upgrading your clients

Sales 2.0

It’s a really tough time for most companies to sell their products and services. Much buying is “paused.” Buyers are wondering what the future holds for their companies–and themselves–and are having a tough time committing to purchases.

Sales Leaders Share How They Keep Their Salespeople Focused

Steven Rosen

Sales Leadership Roundtable Discussion. I really enjoyed a round table discussion that I facilitated a couple of weeks ago. I had 8 senior sales executives join me for an open discussion.

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.

10 Things to Start & 3 Things to Stop When Hiring Better Salespeople

Anthony Cole Training

Recruiting new sales talent and hiring better salespeople are complicated and time-consuming processes. Especially, when you're not prepared to fill a vacancy, don't have a pipeline of candidates, or have an idea of what "better" means for your business.

Differences Between Selling to Women vs. Men (Yes, Gender is a Factor)

Zoominfo

Are there differences in selling to women vs. men in B2B sales? Isn’t it all the same? If that’s the mentality you’ve adopted, it might be time to rethink. In partnership with leading sales linguist Steve W. Martin, ZoomInfo surveyed 350+ B2B buyers, and we put this question to the test. B2B Sales

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Stalls During Covid-19—How to Handle Them

Mr. Inside Sales

“We’re just not doing anything right now….”. “We’re We’re ‘on hold’ until things settle down.”. “We’re We’re not spending any money right now.”. These are common stalls that you get all the time, but now it seems harder to overcome them. Why is that? It’s because salespeople are now buying into them.

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Nine Ways to Boost Your Optimism

The Sales Heretic

These are turbulent, uncertain, scary times. Which makes a sense of optimism even more important than usual. How can you stay optimistic in the face of so much negativity and uncertainty? Here are nine things you can do.

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.

4 Ways Virtual Events Are Reimagining Themselves

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jen Smith, VP Marketing, MarketingProfs In the “Before Times” – way before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – virtual events were often seen as lesser-than to in-person, bigger-budget events. They were viewed as less compelling, less useful and, certainly, less fun.

Empathy and EI: Soft Skills and Sales Results

Connect2Sell

These are the questions buyers ask themselves about sellers. These back-of-the-mind questions influence buyers’ decisions to meet with you and buy from you. emotional intelligence selling skills soft skills for sales professionals Soft Skills and Sales

How To Go From Order Taker To Trusted Advisor

MTD Sales Training

Order Taker? Trusted Advisor? Or Cheese Monster? How do your customers view you? From the customer’s point of view there are 4 types of relationships that they have with their suppliers.

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How to Work in Crazy Times

Jill Konrath

Virtually everyone I talk to these days is feeling overwhelmed. We're all struggling to find a way to work--and have a good life--in this crazy world we're in now

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[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.

Salesreps Choose Power Words

Score More Sales

The words you choose as a seller have power - don't miss any apportunity gain a competitive edge. Choosing what you say or write can help close a deal, or lose one. Sales Tips Sales Productivity boost sales

Do you need an Enterprise Selling Plan (ESP)?

Sales 2.0

Don’t panic. We will return to normalish, at some point. We will start selling at some reasonable rate again, soonish. Budgets will be back in place and buyers will need things, in a little whileish. When all this happens, you may easily forget the lessons of this panic/pandemic.

For Salespeople, Trust Matters Most in Times of Crisis

No More Cold Calling

Why do you trust some people and not others? Trust is a word we use indiscriminately, but we do not trust indiscriminately. How do we define trust? How do we get our arms around such an emotional word?