January, 2020

Prospecting idea: have an idea

Sales 2.0

It’s uninspiring (and ineffective) for a sales person to email or call a prospect to “just touch base”. On the other hand, I’m all for sales people staying in touch. So what’s the solution? If you must email or call, what do you say? Here’s one idea: have an idea.

On Conviction

Bernadette McClelland

Today marks the birthday of Martin Luther King. And this is Jacqueline Smith. Last remaining resident of Room 303 at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN. The same hotel where Martin Luther King, the leader for civil and economic rights, was fatally shot in 1968, whilst staying in Room 306.

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How a Sales Leader Moves Upmarket from SMB to Enterprise Customers

Sales Benchmark Index

Today Scott Santucci, CEO of Growth Enablement Ecosystems, joins us to discuss digital transformation and how it impacts revenue growth. Digital is transforming the market as companies like Apple and Amazon reign supreme.

5 Strategies to Increase Sales and Have Your Best Year Yet

Anthony Cole Training

Welcome to our newest blog series titled, "2020: The Year For Sales Growth". These blog posts will specifically focus on helping you drive (and increase) sales in the new year.

Successful Social Selling Best Practices Guide

This best practices guide focuses on helping you organize, harness and capitalize on the information, buying signals and qualified prospects identifying themselves to you online every single day.

Time For The Day 21 Check-in

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Everyone knows it takes 21 days to form new habits. Probably more accurate to develop good habits, as most people can take up bad habits in a heartbeat.

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Soft Skills That Can Turn Salespeople into High Performers

Connect2Sell

Sellers are pulled in multiple directions every minute of their workday. soft skills for sales professionals soft selling skills salespeople into high performers

‘On Strategy’

Bernadette McClelland

A huge part of advancing forward whether in your career, your business or your life … is strategy. Working out your next move. But it’s not as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re going through a crappy time! The secret, though, is to give subjectivity a rest.

How Oracle Thrived in the 2008 Recession, Even with Missed Revenue Opportunities

Sales Benchmark Index

The year is 2007. The real estate market is flush. Stocks are booming. Getting a loan has never been easier. Companies are investing in themselves, growing their businesses, and increasing shareholder value. Now fast forward to 2008. The real estate bubble.

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How a Pickup Truck Relates to Driving Sales Growth in 2020

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog post, we compare an IH 1210 pickup truck to driving revenue growth within your sales organization. Like an engine that needs three things to run, your sales organization also needs three things to run.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

A step-by-step guide for building a comprehensive training playbook for your sales team.

An Ode To Inefficiency!

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. At first glance, good times are continuing for selling organizations; revenues are up and it looks like everybody is hiring. The economy seems to grow in line with the average sales, or is it the other way?

Google 170

Why Predictive Assessments May Be the Jolt Your Hiring Process Needs

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Wendy Mack Opinions can be misleading, particularly when hiring sales talent. It happens all the time: Your first impression of a potential hire was positive, but you realize it's not a good fit once he or she slides into the role.

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How Focusing on Soft Skills Can Improve Sales Results

Connect2Sell

Happy New Year! soft skills soft skills development how focusing on soft skills can improve sales soft skills for sales

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ON CHANGE

Bernadette McClelland

Remedy 195

5 B2B Marketing Trends that You Can't Ignore in 2020

Speaker: Pam Didner, Marketing Consultant, Author and Speaker

Pam Didner, B2B tech marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Effective Sales Enablement and Global Content Marketing, will present the essential marketing trends you need to know in 2020. She'll discuss digital challenges that marketers commonly face and share actionable solutions and templates you can apply to your job in real-time.

Will Your Organization Survive a Recession? Examine Your GTM Approach

Sales Benchmark Index

Recessions are an economic reality. They are also difficult to predict. The question isn’t whether there will be another recession, it’s when the recession will hit. The truth is, nobody knows when the next recession will occur. You can listen.

Being Sales Assertive in 2020

Anthony Cole Training

Are there certain characteristics that make someone (or a salesperson) assertive? We believe so.

What are they thinking about sitting in traffic?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. In a previous life, I used to be a cab driver; as a result, I still use a lot of driving references. People who work with me know I believe in leaving your product in the car, makes for a better conversation.

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21 Things Successful People Say Regularly

The Sales Heretic

As a professional keynote speaker and trainer, I have a tremendous appreciation and respect for the power of words. The right words at the right time can solve problems, heal wounds, create connection, or move people to action. They are essential to your sales, business, and personal success.

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7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

Why It's So Hard to Develop Soft Selling Skills

Connect2Sell

Check each box that applies. How many of these topics are covered in your organization’s sales training program on a regular basis? soft skills for sales soft skills for sales professionals soft selling skills

What Do We Really Work For?

Bernadette McClelland

When times get tough as they no doubt will, and we put so much stress on ourselves, Then think of the people who matter the most. And for a moment put that stress on the shelf.

The Core 10 KPIs for Accelerating B2B Growth

Sales Benchmark Index

“What is the standard, and what is everybody else doing?” ” You’ve asked yourself this question individually in many different situations. What you choose to eat, how you decide what to wear to an important event, or even how often you.

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Implementing Core Sales Values to Help Your Sales Culture | Increase Sales 2020

Anthony Cole Training

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Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

Is Cold Calling Dead?

Mr. Inside Sales

I received an email last week from a real estate rep asking me if cold calling was dead.

Who is Your Ideal Client?

The Sales Heretic

Everyone in business wants more customers. But not all customers are created equal. Some are better for you than others. And if you’re going after more clients, it behooves you to focus your time, money, and energy on those clients who will provide you with the biggest return on your efforts.

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What Buyers Say About Soft skills for Sales Professionals

Connect2Sell

In a Qualtics panel study with 530 B2B buyers, we asked what buyers want from sellers. Here’s a sample of what buyer said. They want sellers to: be excited and eager about what you’re selling without “overselling” it. make eye contact with me. be honest and amiable. be natural, not fake.

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The Science Behind One Company's Top Sales Performers and Why They're So Much Better

Understanding the Sales Force

There are comparisons of apples to oranges, red or green, black or white, stop and go, and the most relevant and current of all, liberals to conservatives. In today's article, I'll share a hot/cold comparison of my own, but this one is about sales candidates.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.