Key Sales Lessons from Oracle’s 4th Quarter Miss

SBI Growth

Oracle just missed its 4 th quarter number for the first time in a decade. In B2B sales, activity leads to results. The correct time to add sales people is when business is soft. More sales people means more sales calls. This means your sales force will be in more deals. You reduce the number of sales reps to cut costs. In contrast, forward-looking, courageous companies, like Oracle, hire into the soft economy. Let’s not beat up Oracle.

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GlaxoSmithKline, Oracle, Merck, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Henkel, B. Braun and Dozens of Other Global Organizations Agree – Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions Provides The Transformational Framework Leaders Need To Become Powerful Coaches

Keith Rosen

In my prior post which you can find here, I shared with you the review of my management coach training program that I delivered in Asia. Gaurav Hazra – Head of Sales, Oracle (India). He is the best in sales. Yong Chung Shin – Product Manager, Ummi Surgical. Darren Kong – Sales Manager, Merck Sharp & Dohme. Adam Thng Woi Yong – Sales Training Manger, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical.

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Top sales blogs all sales managers need to follow

PandaDoc

Although 71% of companies say closing more deals is their top sales priority, further data from Forrester suggests that only 0.75% of leads generated become closed revenue. HubSpot Sales aims to help growing businesses transform the way they sell to match the way people buy. Sales Pop!

GlaxoSmithKline, Oracle, Merck, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Henkel, B. Braun and Dozens of Other Global Organizations Agree – Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions Provides The Transformational Framework Leaders Need To Become Powerful Coaches

Keith Rosen

In my prior post which you can find here, I shared with you the review of my management coach training program that I delivered in Asia. Gaurav Hazra – Head of Sales, Oracle (India). He is the best in sales. Yong Chung Shin – Product Manager, Ummi Surgical. Darren Kong – Sales Manager, Merck Sharp & Dohme. Adam Thng Woi Yong – Sales Training Manger, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical.

GlaxoSmithKline, Oracle, Merck, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Henkel, B. Braun and Dozens of Other Global Organizations Agree – Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions Provides The Transformational Framework Leaders Need To Become Powerful Coaches

Keith Rosen

In my prior post which you can find here, I shared with you the review of my management coach training program that I delivered in Asia. Gaurav Hazra – Head of Sales, Oracle (India). He is the best in sales. Yong Chung Shin – Product Manager, Ummi Surgical. Darren Kong – Sales Manager, Merck Sharp & Dohme. Adam Thng Woi Yong – Sales Training Manger, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical.

GlaxoSmithKline, Oracle, Merck, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Henkel, B. Braun and Dozens of Other Global Organizations Agree – Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions Provides The Transformational Framework Leaders Need To Become Powerful Coaches

Keith Rosen

In my prior post which you can find here, I shared with you the review of my management coach training program that I delivered in Asia. Gaurav Hazra – Head of Sales, Oracle (India). He is the best in sales. Yong Chung Shin – Product Manager, Ummi Surgical. Darren Kong – Sales Manager, Merck Sharp & Dohme. Adam Thng Woi Yong – Sales Training Manger, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical.

What is Sales Forecasting? Why it Matters + 11 Tools to Consider

Sales Hacker

After spending many quarters creating sales forecasts, you should have the process down and deliver precision accuracy. Unfortunately, sales forecasting is not that straightforward. What is sales forecasting? Sales forecasting best practices. What is sales forecasting?

PODCAST 154: Guided Selling with Neil Ringers

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we speak with Neil Ringers , EVP of Revenue Grid. Neil’s experience includes a long history of sales leadership, primarily in the Salesforce ecosystem, and is now running revenue for Revenue Grid. Scaling sales during the pandemic.

The True Value of Exceptional Customer Service & “Moments of Truth”

Jonathan Farrington

He then set his senior managers the task of improving each of these by just 1%, resulting in a substantial increase in service! News: Over at Top Sales World , we have announced last week’s Top Sales Blog Post and also this week’s Top 10 Posts – I do think the quality is just getting better and better! It has been an exhausting and eventful week, so need to re-charge the batteries ahead of the launch of Top Sales Academy – Inside Sales Level – next week.

Sales Culture vs. Sales Methodology

MEDDIC

People often confuse the sales culture and the sales methodology used within a given culture. Sales culture is a set of habits and behaviors of a sales team in a consistent way. That’s how the reputation of a company’s sales team is built.

How to Avoid the Trash Folder

No More Cold Calling

Most ask me to buy lists of Salesforce, Oracle, or Sage users. It’s not only stupid; it’s a waste of sales time. Your prospects don’t want to hear your generic sales pitch. Associations Enterprise Sales Management Salespeople Small Business If you’re sending mass emails to prospects you don’t know, don’t be surprised when you get deleted. Every day more than 20 unsolicited emails come into my Inbox.

Everything you ever wanted to know about MEDDIC & MEDDPICC and never dared ask.

MEDDIC

Steve is an experienced leader in CRM and Sales Force Automation with a strong sales background obviously. To which type of sales does MEDDPICC® apply best? How to forecast deals with MEDDPICC® First line managers role with MEDDPICC®. And sales takes judgment.

Why Are 75% of Salespeople Ineffective?

No More Cold Calling

How many of us studied sales in college? But most sales reps enter the field without any formal training. Some of us get lucky and thrive under a brilliant sales manager. In fact, three out of four salespeople aren’t performing up to par, according to research from sales training consulting firm, Kurlan & Associates. They’ll think you’re the Oracle of Delphi. So what’s the secret to increasing sales effectiveness?

Moving to Enterprise Sales {Part 2}: 5 Go-to-Market Prerequisites You Need to Succeed

Sales Hacker

Sales strategy. 3) Hiring: Do you have the right sales people in place? Make no mistake, this is a long way from the SMB sales motion! Strong project management skills – Enterprise deals, by their very nature, have long and complicated sales cycles.

Guest Post: Insight for More Excellent Sales Management in 2013

Jonathan Farrington

This week Inc.com announced that bad managers cost the economy $360 billion in lost productivity annually. Hopefully, your sales managers aren’t making any personal contributions to this statistic. Either way, we thought it couldn’t hurt to assemble some collective insight for better sales management as we move into 2013. ONE: Understand the skill set of a good sales manager, and fill the role accordingly. In a Sales 2.0

How To Manage A Sales Team: 12 Expert Tips For Success

Sales Hacker

If you want to learn how to manage a sales team, you’ve come to the right place. Managing a sales team is definitely a challenge, but until you have managed or been on a sales team building revenues at +20% MoM AT SCALE, you may be in for a swift and rude awakening. These 12 sales management tips are based on real knowledge gained from building companies from 0 – $100 Million, from world renowned sales leaders.

Should Your Sales Team Go Forever-Remote?

CloserIQ

Despite changing circumstances, ensuring high sales performance remains a key goal for most companies. If your company took a hit due to coronavirus, boosting sales might be imperative. A major part of making sales happen, and happen often, is setting up the right environment for remote sales teams. The first thing to note is that transitioning to forever-remote work for sales teams isn’t necessarily easy. Forever-remote advantages for sales managers.

PODCAST 77: Navigating the Pace and Pressure of Startup w/ Vikas Bhambri

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we talk to Vikas Bhambri , SVP of Global Sales and Customer Experience at Kustomer. Vikas is a well-respected sales leader in NYC and comes from a sales engineering and product background, with more than 20 years experience. We hear what makes a great entry point for sales and sales engineering and why having deep authentic technical product knowledge actually works in sales. So how did I get into sales?

We Are Hiring: Inside Sales, B2B.

MEDDIC

Inside Sales, B2B, any US city. There is nothing more fulfilling than succeeding the Sales Job at a Sales School! In just 2 years of existence, MEDDIC Academy has trained thousands of Sales Executives, and is expanding now with a 3 digits growth rate. Sales

PODCAST 139: The Science of Becoming a Better Sales Leader with Luke Rogers

Sales Hacker

Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast. Sam Jacobs: This week on the show, we’ve got Luke Rogers, the Vice President of Sales at Instabase. He now leads the sales function at a really promising and high-growing unicorn called Instabase. Welcome to the Sales Hacker podcast.

PODCAST 72: How to Break Down Sales Stereotypes and Hire Better SDRs w/ Rahim Fazal

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we speak with Rahim Fazal , Co-Founder and CEO of the SV Academy. Keeping up with the evolution of sales. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast. Welcome to the Sales Hacker Podcast. He walks us through what they’re doing at SV Academy, which is really deconstructing some of the stereotypes around the types of people that are relevant and a good fit for a career in sales. We’ve got Lucidchart Sales Solutions.

Sales Enablement News Roundup – November 1, 2019

Showpad

Don’t forget to change your clocks, and don’t miss the latest Sales, Marketing, and Enablement updates: Why Digital Transformation Projects Fail and How to Overcome It. Showpad Appoints Oracle and Marketo Veteran Helen Yu as First Chief Customer Officer. Helen is a global tech Sales enablement leader with over 20 years of customer management and consulting experience. 4 Ways to Focus Your B2B Enterprise Sales Team. Daylight savings is this weekend!

PODCAST 88: Establish Strong Sales Motion – Do it Yourself First w/ Pete Kazanjy

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we speak with Pete Kazanjy , co-founder of Atrium and author of Founding Sales. As a serial founder, Pete has built up an impressive library of knowledge on scaling businesses and optimizing sales motions. How sales can be instrumented.

The Monday Morning Breakfast For Champions Podcast – Episode 44 – Christian Maurer

Tibor Shanto

Christian Maurer , a Sales Leadership Methodologist , had 2.5 After Siebel was absorbed by Oracle, the assets of the sales consulting department were sold to the TAS Group, where he continued his role as Solution Practice Director.

Daily Sales Coaching Videos for Managers

Keith Rosen

How do you keep your management and communication skills sharp with so much demanding your attention? Over the last few years, Keith Rosen, CEO of Profit Builders, has delivered his management coach training and sales training programs hundreds of times on six continents and in over 45 countries. Holistic Approach to Management. Keith teaches a holistic approach to management that is based on his top-selling book, Coaching Salespeople Into Sales Champions.

How Data is Democratizing Growth and Driving Disruption

DiscoverOrg Sales

From high-growth companies MongoDB, Cloudera, Birst, Actifio, and DiscoverOrg, come first-hand insights on finding success through high-quality sales and marketing intelligence. Sales and marketing professionals should carefully evaluate data accuracy and credibility before investing in a data source. Once the problem of sourcing high-quality data has been resolved, the focus can shift to embedding data effectively in sales and marketing processes.

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PowerViews with James Obermayer: Why Don’t Sales Reps Follow Up On Leads? The Real Issue

Pointclear

We’re nearing the last quarter of 2013, and another year of sales will soon be behind us. An important question all sales and marketing departments should be asking themselves is how they can better communicate in order to follow up on leads. Finding leads isn’t the hard part, but unqualified leads are just “ash and trash”, according to my latest PowerViews guest, James Obermayer, sales manager extraordinaire. Jim is also the President of Sales Leakage Consulting, Inc.

Just Released: Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions a HIT in Asia!

Keith Rosen

This was the group who invited me to Asia to deliver my management coach training program in Singapore and Malaysia. It was an incredible experience personally to travel to this part of the world and meet so many great managers who are truly committed to their growth as a leader by becoming more powerful and effective coaches. Here’s the release: (2011-04-19) Kexxel Group: Keith Rosen Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions a HIT in Asia!

Applying Sales 2.0 in Real Life

Sales 2.0

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 Jorge, I know you are a fan of Sales 2.0 You are running a sales/biz dev effort now. What are your main goals in this role and how are you applying Sales 2.0 What do you consider your “desert island” Sales 2.0 Linkedin : Linkedin is my essential sales tool. Are Sales 2.0

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Just Released: Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions a HIT in Asia!

Keith Rosen

This was the group who invited me to Asia to deliver my management coach training program in Singapore and Malaysia. It was an incredible experience personally to travel to this part of the world and meet so many great managers who are truly committed to their growth as a leader by becoming more powerful and effective coaches. Here’s the release: (2011-04-19) Kexxel Group: Keith Rosen Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions a HIT in Asia!

Just Released: Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions a HIT in Asia!

Keith Rosen

This was the group who invited me to Asia to deliver my management coach training program in Singapore and Malaysia. It was an incredible experience personally to travel to this part of the world and meet so many great managers who are truly committed to their growth as a leader by becoming more powerful and effective coaches. Here’s the release: (2011-04-19) Kexxel Group: Keith Rosen Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions a HIT in Asia!

Just Released: Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions a HIT in Asia!

Keith Rosen

This was the group who invited me to Asia to deliver my management coach training program in Singapore and Malaysia. It was an incredible experience personally to travel to this part of the world and meet so many great managers who are truly committed to their growth as a leader by becoming more powerful and effective coaches. Here’s the release: (2011-04-19) Kexxel Group: Keith Rosen Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions a HIT in Asia!

If Hunter-Farmer Fails: What Next?

SBI Growth

Turnover is a fierce headwind for leaders of Sales and HR. As the strategic HR partner to multiple sales leaders, Steve is responsible for recruiting and retaining top talent. Two years ago Cincom faced a serious talent issue: they could not find and keep the professionals they needed to manage their complex sales cycles. For Cincom to compete with 800-pound gorillas like Oracle and SAP, they needed a high-touch, high-tech approach.

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10 Sales Training Topics to Help Your Team Get (and Stay) Sales Ready

Mindtickle

Sales training and coaching are often reserved for new hires and low performers, with the rest of your team getting a brief refresher during your annual sales kickoff. To improve the effectiveness of training, you need to cover a full range of sales training topics on a continual basis.

Solving the CRM Problem

Understanding the Sales Force

Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan Yesterday I wrote about solving the Sales Performance Problem and today I'll write about solving the CRM problem. CRM doesn't provide management with an accurate forecast. Management doesn't hold salespeople accountable for using/maintaining CRM. CRM is not consistent with sales process. Some things that CRM should be are: An extension of the sales conversation. Dave Kurlan, of Objective Management Group.

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Invisible.io Launches New RevenueGrid.com Sales Engagement Platform

SBI

Launches RevenueGrid.com, New Sales Engagement Platform that Goes Beyond CRM, AI And Redefines What Sales Engagement Tools Should Be. Invisible.io, a global champion in sales productivity, is announcing RevenueGrid, new Sales Acceleration platform that expands the capabilities of Sales Engagement market and maximizes return on every customer engagement. Sales teams aren’t the same, and software shouldn’t be one size fits all. Sales Enablement.

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PODCAST 76: Bottom-up Approach for Sales Rep Productivity Model w/ Kevin Egan

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we talk to Kevin Egan, VP of North American Sales at Slack. Kevin’s sales career has taken him from Oracle, to Dropbox, to Salesforce, and now, to Slack. We hear his best practices on developing a sales team, measuring rep productivity, why companies should lead with their product first, and what the sales team’s responsibility is inside of a product-led go-to-market strategy. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast.

How to Design a High-Performing Sales Enablement Program

Sales Hacker

The same can be said for sales enablement. Earlier in my career, I helped build a global sales enablement team at Oracle Marketing Cloud that designed, deployed, and measured a sales onboarding program integral to a business unit responsible for $675M in annual recurring revenue.

Need an Expert for Your Next Panel, Presentation, or Podcast? Here Are Over 530 of the Top Female Sales Practitioners

Sales Hacker

Fortunately, more organizers than ever before are consciously seeking out female sales experts for panels, presentations, and podcasts. At Sales Hacker, we’re serious about diversity, and for that reason, we’ve compiled a list of 530+ female sales experts to consider for your next event.

The Sales Leader's Guide to Performance Management

Hubspot

As a sales leader, your ability to develop and retain your sales reps is important to your company’s bottom line and future success. Employee retention in the sales field continues to be an issue. In 2018, the average sales professional tenure was reported to be 1.5