How to Leverage Analytics to Be the CRO’s Chief of Staff

Sales Benchmark Index

Your obligations as a Revenue Operations leader are under constant pressure. Your sales team is constantly under the watch of the Executive Team and Board of Directors; however, their priorities aren’t necessarily coordinated. The lack of clarity from the top.

Are You Paying Your Hunter Sales Reps for Deals They Already Won?

Sales Benchmark Index

Whether you’re an established player entering a new market or a new entrant into an established market, your commercial. In my experience, hunters will do anything for a buck. Why then, would you pay them to shoot fish in a barrel?

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How Can the Revenue and Sales Enablement Function Best Support Account Management?

Sales Benchmark Index

Now you’re tasked to take over a function that once belonged to marketing. Getting Ahead in Your Sales Enablement Role. You’ve just been promoted to be the new Head of Sales Enablement. Your organization has veered into a content driven account.

Key to Successful Selling – Manage Your Players to These 5 Rules of The Game

Anthony Cole Training

This got me thinking about articles I’ve ready about how selling has changed and the ‘keys’ to selling in today’s market. Sales SME Selling Success sales managementI’m reading Fast Company magazine this morning and realize I don’t get out of it what I used to.

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Limiting Choices Increases Results

The Pipeline

Consistently successful sales professionals see their role a little differently, they see themselves as a Subject Matter Expert, (SME). Consultative sellers will present proposals with multiple options, SME’s offer up the right choice based on what the “end” the prospect is trying to achieve.

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3 Ways Salespeople can pocket more sales in today's market

Bernadette McClelland

3 Ways Salespeople can pocket more sales in today’s market. We can let marketing do their thing when it comes to getting our message out there and respect that, or we can make some different decisions and create our own marketing speak – in proposals, presentations and conversations. That our buyers BS meters are so easily triggered and marketing speak, corporate talk and product specs are beginning to do nothing for them.

The Discovery Call Questions Marketing Agencies Should Ask Their Prospects

Costello

When we speak with marketing agencies about using our sales playbook software to sell their own services, one of the questions they always ask us is, “What questions should I ask my prospects?”. Many marketers suggest asking clients about specific timelines.

3 Ways Salespeople can pocket more sales in today’s market

Bernadette McClelland

3 Ways Salespeople can pocket more sales in today’s market. We can let marketing do their thing when it comes to getting our message out there and respect that, or we can make some different decisions and create our own marketing speak – in proposals, presentations and conversations. That our buyers BS meters are so easily triggered and marketing speak, corporate talk and product specs are beginning to do nothing for them.

The ultimate sales guide to setting and discussing pricing

OnePageCRM

Convertkit uses simple straightforward tiers based on subscriber volume for their email marketing automation platform. If you want to use charm pricing to lift your conversions, it’s important to understand the price elasticity for your product and your market.

5 Account Based Marketing Tips That Will Build Your Pipeline Now

A Sales Guy

ABM, Account Based Marketing, we’ve all heard about it. (If Here are 5 tactics you can use right now to close larger deals with Account Based Marketing and Sales Development. Intent data can uncover signs that a target account is in the market right now for solutions like yours.

The CEO Tour: What I Learned Walking in our Customers Shoes

OnePageCRM

The experience of walking into the room with OnePageCRM simultaneously open on 20+ screens and getting to hear how it’s used by 40 users, across the departments from sales director and marketing to support and sales reps on the road was incredible.

OneLaw increases productivity and gains momentum using OnePageCRM

OnePageCRM

Emma-Jane McLennan – Marketing and Communications Manager, OneLaw. They identified a niche in the market for a simple to use, low administration legal practice management system. This was becoming a serious pain point for the sales and marketing team, as they needed a system that enabled them to find contact data quickly, especially when that contact was on the other end of the line. “We As with every marketing team, it’s important to be able to analyse your data.

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Year-end Blog Roundup: Most Popular Blogs of 2018

DiscoverOrg Sales

In spite of GDPR, in the face of market turmoil, and despite an increasingly complicated tech stack, this year has shown us that high tides really do lift all boats. GDPR for Sales and Marketing. This popular blog was written by our SVP of Data & Research and SME Derek Smith.

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Pricing Strategies for Your Product or Service [Ultimate guide]

OnePageCRM

Convertkit uses simple straightforward tiers based on subscriber volume for their email marketing automation platform. If you want to use charm pricing to lift your conversions, it’s important to understand the price elasticity for your product and your market.

Social Communication is not ever Permission to Sell

Babette Ten Haken

I’m working on groundbreaking XXX technology for B2B sales and marketing. You seem like a thought leader interested in learning about ways to improve B2B sales and marketing and I’m trying to get the word out. She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association.

Are Your Employees invested in Your Company Story?

Babette Ten Haken

Then, do marketing materials tell a different story than what employees experience in the daily workplace? Because marketing materials often are focused on customer acquisition and stockholders, rather than attracting and retaining of internal employee stakeholders.

Have You Asked Yourself That?

The Pipeline

I want them to feel safe that it is OK to explore beyond what they know or aware of, and who best to do that with than a Subject matter Expert (SME), namely me. Once the conversation gets going, you can mix and match these categories of questions, but I do like to start with the first: I begin by sharing what I am seeing market leaders do successfully. My SME commentary and view of that. By Tibor Shanto.

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Lessons Mark Bouris and Julie Cross have gallantly taught me this week

Bernadette McClelland

If you are an entrepreneur or SME and want to commercialise your dream of changing the world then join us on The Acceleration Program. Advisor Beliefs Change Leadership Marketing Relationship awareness Influence Sales

A Critical Mistake In Handle Prospecting Objections

The Pipeline

Any number of things an SME is in a position to do to extend the interruption – first objection – to a conversation. By Tibor Shanto. People will tell you that the number one reason sellers do not like to prospect, specifically telephone prospecting, is rejection.

Subject Matter Experts, Get Agile!

Allego

As a subject matter expert (SME), you have knowledge that the sales force needs to access, but the challenge is sharing information with the sales force that’s both timely and relevant. When things change–market conditions, competitive pressures, regulatory changes, etc.–a

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Winning Sales: How You Need To Be Enabled

Anthony Iannarino

The world of sales and marketing has long recognized and spoken about “ value creation.” Some have become so dependent on a SME that they don’t even want to have a discovery meeting without having one with them.

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Customer Success Storytelling leverages Customer Experiences

Babette Ten Haken

Truth be told, customer success storytelling is more than a content marketing and demand generation exercise. She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association. Customer success storytelling leverages customer experiences.

Why Your Confused Customers are not Retained Customers

Babette Ten Haken

Three areas are critical to creating consistent, holistic, delivery of customer success for customer retention: Marketing and Sales Strategies. Marketing and Sales Chaos creates Confused Customers. Do you have confused customers?

A Hopscotch Client Retention Strategy will not boost Client Success

Babette Ten Haken

Babette Ten Haken is a STEM design thinker, Six Sigma Green Belt and Voice of the Customer facilitator, forged by her background in new product development, startups, market research and sales. She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association.

5 Questions to create a Collaborative Customer Experience Strategy

Babette Ten Haken

She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association. A collaborative customer experience strategy requires more than having clients to survey.

Ready for a Customer Experience Mid Year Blog Post Review?

Babette Ten Haken

She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology and the National Speakers Association. IoT IT leadership marketing quality salesWhere do you stand when it comes to customer experience mid year?

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Why A Promise Statement is more than a Value Proposition

Babette Ten Haken

Besides, these statements are created by organizational committee (or the marketing department). Often, value propositions get lost within departmentally-specific silos and marketing and sales campaigns. She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association.

Challenge The Premise – Not The Individual

The Pipeline

While this may not be as big a challenge with buyers who are actively in the market, it is a real show stopper that large block of potential buyers who are removed in from the market, and have no intention of changing that when you first approach them. Dependency on marketing.

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Are your Storytelling Soft Skills half as productive as they could be?

Babette Ten Haken

In addition, STEM professionals are exposed to marketing and sales-based storytelling styles, when attending professional meetings featuring vendor exhibitors. She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association.

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Organizing and Putting Structure to a Sales Team

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: David Bernard The organization of a sales team is always relevant no matter what size a business is, whether a start-up, an SME or a Fortune 500 company. Integrating marketing teams is also critical, as sales and marketing teams are becoming more and more closely linked.

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Leveraging Our Productive and Professionally Profitable Voice

Babette Ten Haken

Then again, so do sales and marketing professionals. She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association. All of us have a professionally profitable voice. What does ours sound like? Authoritative? Dictatorial? Compassionate? Robotic? Human? Humane?

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Sales Managers – Why Isn’t Goal Setting Easy?

Anthony Cole Training

Just for the sake of simplicity, lets’ assume that all of your sales people have the same situational factors (market conditions, competitive issues, compensation, and tenure). This is one of the deliverables in our SME program.

How Qualifying Customer Experience helps Us Quantify CX

Babette Ten Haken

Except that conducting surveys is a form of data science as well as market research. She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association. Qualifying customer experience is more important than quantifying CX. There. I’ve said it. Think about it.

Can a Multigenerational Workforce be a Collaboration Sandbox?

Babette Ten Haken

She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association. The multigenerational workforce is a workplace reality. Unless, of course, you are a workplace hermit. And, let’s face it.

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3 Ways to pivot Customer Retention Pain into Business Success

Babette Ten Haken

The three contexts are: Your Business Unit (Sales and Marketing), Your Operations (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance) and Your Client. Typically, marketing and sales own the concepts of customer churn and defection. Anyone out there experiencing customer retention pain?

Why Your Professional Expiration Date is Out of Sync and What to Do

Babette Ten Haken

The average tenure of a CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) is anywhere from 18 months to a little over 4 years compared to the rest of the C-Suite, averaging around 5 years. Everyone has a professional expiration date.

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Does Cupcake Sprinkles Storytelling convince Clients? Part 1

Babette Ten Haken

Do you simply throw various business scenarios over the wall, at marketing and public relations professionals? Next, as the leader of your business, you consider website content and marketing and sales messaging as decorative elements of your business.

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3 Ways to improve Your Customer Retention Scorecard

Babette Ten Haken

Her speaking programs combine her training as a STEM design thinker, Six Sigma Green Belt and Voice of the Customer practitioner with her background in new product development, startups, market research and sales. She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association.

Getting On The Right Timeline

The Pipeline

The challenge is that any given point in time, at best about 10% of your B2B market has a compelling event, these are Actively looking buyers, what we like to call the “57 percenters!”; Much less effective with the 20% of buyers who are just outside the market, those who may have a requirement they are aware of, but the compelling event it is tied to is 12 to 18 months or more out. As an SME, you can begin to influence, change timelines, be their emotional favourite and more.

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Is Professional Overthink part of Your Professional Toolkit?

Babette Ten Haken

Then, design thinking keeps your marketing and sales people from rushing ahead and marketing, selling and over-promising stuff to a non-receptive marketplace. She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association.

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