Sales Automation: 210+ Tools to Turbocharge Your Sales Process

Sales Hacker

We’ve been compiling this sales automation tools list for a while, trying to figure out the best way to get the information out there. There are a number of existing resources available on sales automation, but they don’t offer use cases and examples of how to put the tools to action.

It’s Not What You Say, It’s What the Prospect Experiences

Smart Selling Tools

Experiential learning is the process of gaining practical or fundamental meaning from direct experience. Experiential selling is the application of experiential learning to the sales profession. So how do you create the emotional engagement so vital in a B2B sales environment?

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How to Reignite a Prospective Customer that Suddenly Goes Dark

Miller Heiman Group

Have you ever had a prospective B2B customer suddenly go dark? You likely feel frustrated and nervous, as you may have spent as much as five months in the sales process with this prospect. When facing a prospect that goes dark after many months of engagement, sellers tend to have two responses: let the account sit in hopes that they just need some time. Let’s explore five essential strategies for staying proactive when prospective customers suddenly go dark.

When will Sales catch up with Marketing?

Sales Benchmark Index

The sales field is suffering. Sales forces lack buyer-centered tools for success. When will Sales catch up with Marketing? Sales field alignment with the modern day buyer requires more than lip service. CMO’s can help sales make the number in 2014.

The CMO’s Guide to Driving Impact in Year 1

Sales Benchmark Index

B2B CMO’s are expected to deliver hard Lead Generation metrics: Quantity of Sales Qualified Leads to the sales force. The quick wins will build credibility with sales and the CEO. Focus on wins that positively impact the ability of the sales force to Make the Number.

If You’re Not Scraping Data, You’re Losing Revenue

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Greg McBeth Any sales leader would love to wave a wand and instantly find good-fit companies with interested buyers. Although building a successful pipeline and closing deals are hardly things that happen instantaneously, the process doesn’t have to be entirely arduous.

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Why Good Storytelling Beats Good Selling

Sales Benchmark Index

Here’s a great example: Rick, a sales rep with a wholesale coffee company, calls on a new prospect. The prospective company operates 25 boutique coffee shops. Last year our customer, Solid Grounds, ( Hero ) places an special order based on holiday internet sales.

8 Brilliant Ways to Increase Sales

Hubspot Sales

Are your sales numbers flat this year? Are you struggling to get to hit your sales quotas? I asked a few sales experts about their current favorite techniques for increasing sales — and threw in a few tips of my own. How about shortening your sales cycle length?

7 Steps to Building Stronger Sales Relationships with Human-Centric Problem Solving

Sales Hacker

Building strong sales relationships is all about trust and demonstrating how the product/solution will make the customer’s life better. If you’re looking to close more business and feeling stuck, try injecting some human-centric problem solving into your sales process.

Assess Your Sales Performance with the Sales Performance Meter Diagnostic

Miller Heiman Group

In “All That Glitters Is Not Gold: 2019 World-Class Sales Practices Study,” CSO Insights, the research division of Miller Heiman Group, shared the top 12 best practices that are aligned with world-class sales performance (download it here if you haven’t read it yet). World-class Sales organizations that demonstrate adoption of these practices outperform everyone else—getting a 23% edge in win rates and quota attainment. How effective is your sales team’s sales strategy?

The 3 Mistakes Every Company Makes Building the Outbound Sales Model


Marc Benioff and his team demonstrated a consistent ability to scale with an outbound sales team in those early years. And with that, modern inside sales was born. They approach professionals, job seekers, sales teams and recruiters each with their own unique offering. Sales

Quit Preaching — 6 Ways To Actually Be Human In Sales

Sales Hacker

If there’s one thing I hate as much as you do, it’s fluffy sales advice with no teeth. But I’ve got to be honest – sell like a human or be human is the one piece of sales advice I really struggle with. Because it’s exceptionally important if you want to succeed in sales.