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Applying Sales 2.0 in Real Life

Sales 2.0

Every now and then I like to go check my own view of the world by talking to smart people who are out there actually selling. This week is one of those weeks. I interviewed sales manager, sales person, sales trainer and all around smart guy Jorge Soto. I asked Jorge about how he uses Sales 2.0

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The Biggest Mistake a Marketing Leader Can Make in 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

SBI’s CEO Greg Alexander, was recently quoted in Hubspot’s “ 20 Marketing Trends & Predictions for 2013 & Beyond ”. Greg tells CMO’s that “The pressure is on”. CEO’s are paying more attention to marketing’s contribution and are holding them accountable for revenue generation.”.

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Sales Boxing Day

The Pipeline

There numerous histories and origins attributed to Boxing Day, so it’s only proper that we add to tradition from a sales point of view.

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3 Detrimental Sales Management Mistakes

MTD Sales Training

Successful sales management requires a plethora of skills, techniques, leadership abilities, motivational cleverness and teaching expertise. Indeed, to be a good sales manager you must do a lot of things right.

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!

3 Smart Ways to Close Deals in Your Sales Pipeline

Score More Sales

A corporate salesperson was telling me about his pipeline, and explaining all of the opportunities that were stalled. Nearly every one had what he thought were insurmountable problems. He was perplexed, frustrated, and in his mind, his career at a new company would be short-lived.

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Effective Sales Coaching Practices – Part 2

Steven Rosen

What do the best sales coaches do? In this article we want to further explore what effective sales coaching looks like. As I previously discussed in Part 1 of Effective Sales Coaching Practices , the goal of coaching is to help the individual improve their performance and reach their true potential.

6 Reasons Why Selling on Price Does Not Work

The Sales Hunter

For some reason salespeople always think if they can just lower their price, they can increase their number of sales. In theory it sounds great. Sure seems like a basic economic equation. The problem is that in the vast majority of situations, it simply does not work. Here are 6 reasons why: 1.

The Politics of Sales and Selling

Anthony Cole Training

For years we - Anthony Cole Training Group - have taught and instructed our clients about sales and selling.

PowerViews with Rich Vancil: Marketing Ops, Sales Ops & Mashups

Pointclear

My PowerViews guest today is Rich Vancil, IDC Group Vice President for Executive Strategies.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Why Your Candy Dish is Killing Your Trade Show Sales

The Sales Heretic

“When I attend a trade show, I only stop at booths that have candy dishes. Because, if you have candy, you must be a terrific company. And the greater the variety of candy you have, the more likely I am to buy your product or service.” This sentiment has never been expressed by anyone, ever. [.].

What do you Know about your Prospect?

Sales 2.0

Here’s another case where sales people need to take a concept further than their marketing colleagues (last time as we going on about using Sales 2.0 tools in general). This post is about knowing about your prospect.

4 Buyer Trends That Will Shake Marketing in 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

If you believe buyer behavior would stand pat for a short while, you better let go of this belief. Technology interruption, good and bad, continues to alter buyer behavior and disrupt marketing.

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The Value of Cross Referrals – Sales eXchange 158

The Pipeline

Last week I was working with a group, we were looking at more effective prospecting, when we got around to discussing referrals, I got back some familiar comments.

Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

How To Get The Money Off Your Mind When Closing The Sale

MTD Sales Training

Having the right mindset during the close is far more important than any super-sales technique, closing gimmick or pricing strategy. You can have all of the best words and closes, but if your potential commission is at the forefront of your thoughts, you are dead. Your Mind is on the Money.

3 Smart Ways to Close Deals in Your Sales Pipeline

Score More Sales

A corporate salesperson was telling me about his pipeline, and explaining all of the opportunities that were stalled. Nearly every one had what he thought were insurmountable problems. He was perplexed, frustrated, and in his mind, his career at a new company would be short-lived.

The Lost Secret of Leadership

Jeffrey Gitomer

Tweet If you’re looking for some magic formula—some wisdom of the ages—some quote from someone that ties it all together, that’s not the secret. The lost secret of leadership is found in one word: Encouragement.

10 Reasons to Read 52 Sales Management Tips

Steven Rosen

I first met Dawn Deeter -Schmelz on Twitter and spoke to her several days later. I was thrilled that a sales professor and director of the National Strategic Selling Institute at Kansas State University was interested in reading my book.

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.

Salespeople Who Give Discounts are Not Salespeople

The Sales Hunter

It’s time for me to rant about salespeople and discounts. When a salesperson offers a customer a discount, what they’re saying is they have not been able to do a good enough of a job demonstrating value to the customer.

Prepare to Succeed in Sales, Sales Management, Business

Anthony Cole Training

Are you prepared to succeed today in Sales, Sales Management, Business and Life? As I am asking you that question I am forced to answer it for myself as well.

B2B Lead Generation: Are You Killing the Golden Goose?

Pointclear

This is the first in a series of four blogs about B2B Lead Generation marketing and sales metrics, and proverbs. There are plenty of expressions or proverbs you hear every day that are familiar and understood (such as “a penny saved is a penny earned”).

Social Selling – This Could Take a While

Sales 2.0

A few things happened to me this week that remind me how long It can take for new sales techniques to be adopted – and become a habit with sales people.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The 6 Worst Decisions Sales Leaders Make

Sales Benchmark Index

“With every mistake and failure, not only mine, but of those around me, I learned what not to do.” – Mark Cuban. As we conduct research across 19 different industries, patterns emerge. Over time, we see trends - some good, some unfortunate. Think of this article as a holiday gift.

Why Fear is Stifling the Careers of Sales VPs

Sales Benchmark Index

Fear is preventing you from reaching your goals. As a VP of Sales, your fear of failure is holding you back. You have sales productivity problems that are causing you to miss the number. Will you get a leg up on your peers if you solve the problem?

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Forget The Revenue

The Pipeline

By the time you know if you had made your quarter or year, it is too late. If you made it great, if you didn’t, too bad, it’s too late to do anything about it.

3 Powerful Tips For Setting Appointments On the Telephone

MTD Sales Training

While setting appointments on the telephone seems to be becoming increasingly difficult, the need and importance of being able to pick up the phone and set quality appointments remains high. Yes, there are now many alternative prospecting avenues available to the astute sales person.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

How to Find a Sales Mentor

Score More Sales

Lori, Trish, and Jill August, 2012. To be professional in any career, you need mentors. I first met Jill Konrath after reading her new book, Selling to Big Companies in early 2006. I met Trish Bertuzzi in 2010.

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The Value Of Brands In Social Media

Jeffrey Gitomer

Tweet By Mitch Joel , President of Twist Image – an award-winning Digital Marketing and Communications agency. What if we started with business… how would we do? How badly do people want to be connected with brands?

Effective Sales Coaching Practices – Part 1

Steven Rosen

Most sales leaders would agree that effective sales coaching has a positive impact on a sales rep performance and sales.