2021

Taking sales to the next level

Sales 2.0

If you know someone that runs a business with a sales team, or they lead the charge themselves, have them take a look at the areas below for ways they can increase their sales. Improving even one of these areas could take their sales to the next level. Sales process efficiency.

Rethinking How We Approach Mental Health In the Workplace

Sales and Marketing Management

If the past nearly two years has taught sales and marketing leaders anything, it's that equipping workers with knowledge about maintaining mental health and then supporting those efforts is vital to overall performance.

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Coaching Sales Behaviors

Anthony Cole Training

Coaching has become the single most important competency for sales managers to learn and optimally, they should spend 50% of their time coaching their salespeople. It is also the single most difficult sales management competency to learn and master.

How to Use Sales Multi-Threading to Your Advantage

Zoominfo

Hitting an early impasse with a prospect is an age-old sales dilemma. “I I was working on an account and had talked to someone a little bit lower in the organization. They said, ‘You need to reach out to our CEO directly,’” recalls Megan Hanisko, manager of sales development at ZoomInfo. “So

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Best Sales Prospecting Power Tips

Score More Sales

In a recent post , I shared the calling strategy from Ryan Reisert that proves how your math of sales has been lying to you. If you are a sales leader that says more calls equal more meetings, that is not true. Ryan proves that time and time again. Sales Tips profession of sales

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Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities?

Steven Rosen

Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities? Not another virtual meeting! How many times a day do you think that? How can you get any significant work done if all you are doing is attending virtual meetings and managing endless emails?

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3 Ways to Secure Your CRM and Avoid Security Risks

Zoominfo

Hackers can steal personal information about your employees, customers, and vendors. One security breach can cause irreparable damage to your brand image. Data breaches hurt your internal and external relationships, and, ultimately, your ability to generate revenue.

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The Art of Silence in Sales

Anthony Cole Training

Most salespeople are afraid of silence because they perceive it to be awkward or a sign that the prospect has mentally checked out. But that's simply not the case! It is critical that you let silence do some of the heavy lifting during your prospecting conversations.

Most Sales Processes, Funnels and Pipelines are How Old?

Understanding the Sales Force

Have you ever conducted a Google or Amazon search for one thing only to be presented with search results that were completely different than what you were looking for? I was looking for an image of a sales funnel and couldn't believe what I found! My search results can be found here.

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How Zoom Uses AI to Ramp up Sales Certification and Proficiency

Zoom was struggling to ensure that sales reps around the world - with different levels of experience and proficiency – were getting certified on updated messaging. Traditional methods were unexciting, time-consuming and ineffective! Find out how they achieved success in Second Nature’s Customer Case Study!

5 Closing Questions You Need

Mr. Inside Sales

Note to my readers: Because of my heavy client load, I am reducing my blog articles to bi-weekly starting today. Your next blog will arrive on Tuesday, August 17 th. Ever feel stalled during a close?

How’s That 80/20 Working For You?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. The key difference between a tribe and a herd is that the former walk on two legs. Herd mentality persists in both. Sales like most tribes being a bit more civil than antelopes, prefers the 80/20 rule, over herd mentality.

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What B2B Marketers Can Expect in 2022

Sales and Marketing Management

B2B marketing and media relations in 2022 will continue to focus on rich storytelling, but it will include new voices, prioritize emerging mediums and approach thought leadership in new ways. The post What B2B Marketers Can Expect in 2022 appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Sales Reps Not Closing Sales? Try This

No More Cold Calling

This broken link is to blame for sales teams’ biggest closing mistakes. “My My salespeople can’t close.” This is the frustrated lament I hear regularly from sales leaders. But not closing sales is never the real problem. It’s just a symptom.

This Coming Holiday Season is Shaping Up to Have the Most Spending in History

As for what shoppers want to buy most, you'll have to read the “2021 Holidays Unwrapped” report by Klarna to find out. Download it here!

A Lesson on Being Decisive: COVID, Trade Shows, and Lead Generation in 2020

Sales 2.0

This is a guest post from David Kreiger, the President and Founder of SalesRoads, a conversation-based lead generation service that generates uniquely-qualified sales opportunities.

Your Cold Calling Math of Sales is Lying

Score More Sales

That’s right – you are probably going about phone prospecting wrong, and blaming your low success on an “ancient” and “out of date” prospecting strategy of cold calling.

Get Busy Growing or Get Busy Dying: How to Evaluate Growth Levers for 2022

SBI Growth

Is your company enjoying the economic boom the economy is experiencing? 2021 has been a good year for the market with major stock markets up 15-18% year-to-date. This momentum has resulted in companies making bold moves to capture the opportunity.

Sales Manager Rule #1: Coaching to Improve Skills

Steven Rosen

Chris committed to coaching to improve the skills of his sales team. is a district sales manager who just took my Focused Sales Coaching online program. He has done well implementing the program and is so close to being a great sales manager.

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.

One in Six Companies Plans on Investing in IT Security Initiatives

Zoominfo

The effects of the pandemic wield lingering influence on 2021 budgets. To better understand what companies are spending money on, ZoomInfo surveyed over 400 CEOs, IT professionals, and marketers to understand patterns of near-term investment and cost cutting.

How to be Successful in Sales in 2021

Anthony Cole Training

Here at Anthony Cole Training Group, we are always striving towards helping our clients achieve sales success. We interviewed our Sales Development Experts for a curated list of how to be successful in sales for 2021. Their advice includes successful sales traits, habits, and characteristics.

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Salespeople Will Close 50% More Business By Changing This One Thing They Do!

Understanding the Sales Force

We've gone from don't wear a mask, to wear a mask, to wear 2 masks, back to no need to be masked and now back to wear masks indoors, even if you have been vaccinated.

Ghosted? Here’s what to do…

Mr. Inside Sales

Ghosted—just the sound of this is chilling. But when you’ve done a presentation and then don’t hear back from a prospect, it can often mean the kiss of death. What to do?

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Time To Decide How You View Time

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. People deal with time as though it was a fickle dance partner, “if I work with it, I can stretch and do things I know it can’t do.” As you know I think time management is a stupid concept that just leads to more work. The only thing malleable about time is you.

Personalize Customer Engagement With Conversational AI

Sales and Marketing Management

Conversational AI allows marketing teams at small and medium-sized businesses to deliver prompt and personalized responses to prospect and customer inquiries within seconds. The post Personalize Customer Engagement With Conversational AI appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

How to Reach Decision Makers Every Time

No More Cold Calling

A referral is the best way to get a meeting with the decision maker. There are two parts to the sales process: Part One: Getting meetings with decision makers. Part Two: Everything that happens after that. Referrals help you ace Part One and set you up for success in Part Two.

Top 10 Reasons to Set Goals

Steven A. Rosen

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Top 10 Tactics for a Successful SKO!

The 2022 Sales Kick Off is your big opportunity to align your sales team and drive change. Make sure it's successful with SecondNature’s SKO Ebook! Find out: ? How to set the right goals and KPIs ? How to translate vision into tactics ? How to keep salespeople engaged.

An Interesting Way to Drive More Sales

Jill Konrath

It was the worst thing that could have possibly happened. I’d just spent two hours updating my website. But when I clicked Save, everything was gone. Placing a desperate call to my web person, I blurted out what had just happened. She was quiet for a moment, then slowly said, “Mmm.

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Using Data to Drive Sales Strategy & Execution

SBI Growth

As the calendar has turned to 2021, top-tier NFL teams are preparing for deep runs in the playoffs. Others are going back to the drawing board, diagnosing what went wrong and how to turn it around next season. These narratives.

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How Atlanta’s Calendly turned a scheduling nightmare into a $3B startup

Openview

The post How Atlanta’s Calendly turned a scheduling nightmare into a $3B startup appeared first on OpenView.

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