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

STAR Results

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.

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.

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 Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

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 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.

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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A Pragmatic Guide to ABM Success

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President of Spear Marketing Group

In this exclusive webinar, you’ll hear B2B expert Howard J. Sewell detail a pragmatic approach to ABM planning, execution, and orchestration. Step by step, Howard will show how to leverage the Opportunity-Based Marketing (OBM) Framework, a stage-based B2B demand marketing model, in determining the best tactics for your ABM initiative and how to measure ROI.

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

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.

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.

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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Top 3 Sales Playbooks to Improve Sales Performance

Discover the top sales playbooks to improve sales performance, which sales play metrics to measure, and how to turn those insights into sales excellence. Download the eBook to find out how you can increase your sales win rates with these top sales playbooks.

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.

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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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?

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.

Changes in Consumer Habits: Looking Back Over the Last 12 Months of Retail

This large-scale North American survey explores changes in expectations over the last year. You’ll learn what consumers expect, how habits are solidifying, and where to focus to drive the greatest impact.

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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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?

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

Developing Master Sales Coaches

Steven Rosen

Developing Master Sales Coaches. Do you have a team of master sales coaches? Are your sales managers ready to crush it in 2020 or will it be another frustrating, mediocre 12-months?

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.

How to Improve Communication Between Marketing and Sales

Zoominfo

In theory, your sales and marketing departments should be the best of friends. But in practice, there are bottlenecks and a serious lack of communication. Sure, it’s a problem, but your company is doing well. It’s not the biggest issue, right? Wrong.

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