March, 2020

Sales may be about to get harder

Sales 2.0

I’m getting that feeling right now that I am living in a movie. Big events are happening so quickly it’s hard to keep up. One of the lessons I’ve learned is a crisis is not the time to get stuck. It’s time to take action…and to do so soon.

A Discovery Question You Should Always Ask

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Discovery is a great opportunity to not only dig in with the buyer but also get to the “Real” of the sale. There is a discovery question you should always ask. More importantly, it is an opportunity to differentiate yourself based on how you sell, not your product.

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How a Sales Leader Manages a Remote Workforce

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.

Top Tips and Resources for Remote Sales Team Management

Score More Sales

You suddenly have an all-remote, WFH sales team(s). Now what? Learn from others who have been selling remotely already. Success leaves clues, remember? Sales Productivity sales leadership Inside Sales

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

Empathy and EI: Soft Skills and Sales Results

Connect2Sell

These are the questions buyers ask themselves about sellers. These back-of-the-mind questions influence buyers’ decisions to meet with you and buy from you. emotional intelligence selling skills soft skills for sales professionals Soft Skills and Sales

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Want to be an Expert?

Sales 2.0

I have had conversations with sales executives in the past where we came to an interesting conclusion: it would help them sell more if they were an expert. Seems to make sense right? If you were an expert, wouldn’t it help you sell more?

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All That’s Changed Is Their Objectives

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. “Starve your distractions, feed your focus.” ” — Daniel Goleman. I had to sit back and think hard about how to jump into the stream of pundit babble about COVID 19.

4 Ways for CMOs to Partner With Customer Success to Execute a Stellar Retention Play

Sales Benchmark Index

It costs seven times more to attract new customers than it does to retain existing ones. Research also shows that a 5% increase in customer retention can generate up to 125% in profits. Given the current economic conditions, customer retention is.

How Did You Do in the First Week of Coronavirus?

Steven Rosen

You have just gone through the first week of the COVID-19 crisis. Pat yourself on the back because no one else will with social distancing rules in effect. Have you: Successfully transitioned your sales team to WFH status? Held at least one online team meeting?

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Other-Orientation Is Essential for Mastering the Softer Side of Sales

Connect2Sell

One of the most unfortunate stereotypes about sellers is that we are self-centered. Buyers wrongly assume that all sellers are only after their money and only care about themselves. That’s why buyers are guarded.

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How to Move Forward and Increase Sales During Uncertain Times

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog post, we pray for the health and safety of those at risk or sick during this time in human history.

Google thyself!

Sales 2.0

When you send a prospect an email or leave them a voicemail what do many of them do? They Google you (as well as your company.). As you know, buyers are seriously concerned about burning their time these days.

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First Item On My To-Do List

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Done right to-do lists can be a great productivity tool, ensuring that you focused, not distracted. Done wrong, it can lead to long term issues. I talk a lot about habits, and how they make up 40% of your daily activities.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

During a Crisis, CEOs Should Lead Internal Communications

Sales Benchmark Index

Market-leading CEOs work closely with their leadership teams to maintain strong and transparent communication with not only their customers but also their employees. Every employee is an ambassador of the brand, and without clear guidance and communication internally, external messages.

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Here’s to the REAL men!

Bernadette McClelland

Here’s to the amazing ones. The men. The supporters. The dependables. The backstops on the field of home runs. The ones who see their women very differently. Who respect their ambition, Their dreams and their skills. And fuel their insane and innate drive. To just go for it!

Storytelling Is One of the Essential Soft Skills to Succeed in Selling

Connect2Sell

Maybe you’ve heard: Storytelling is the most powerful tool in your selling toolbox. Natasha Che, Entrepreneur.com. Storytelling is a must-have sales skill. Sean Pinegar, Tenfold. Top sellers use the power of story to mesmerize. Mike Schultz, RAIN Group. Stories trigger emotional responses.

The Best Advice Sales Managers Can Give to Help Increase Sales

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog article, we discuss the best advice sales managers can give their salespeople, and that is to "keep moving." If you want to increase sales within your organization, you must keep moving throughout the ups and downs, the missed opportunities, the clients who "ghost" you, and more.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

Social Capital changes prospecting results

Sales 2.0

The big difference between a cold call and a referral call is social capital. Social capital is the currency of relationships. It’s the currency of trust. If you’ve been in sales doing it the old school cold calling way long enough you may start to believe social capital does not mean anything.

No One To Call? B t

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. The tremors just keep on coming and people keep trying to adjust to the daily change. I understand the initial shock of facing a canyon of empty towers; every one has gone home. Seeming like they took all your opportunities with them. Maybe, but I doubt it.

Executing Your Reimagined Go-to-Market Strategy

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.

What’s Holding You Back?

Steven Rosen

What’s Holding You Back? It’s a new year and a new decade. It is time to reflect on where you are, where you would like to be and commit yourself to get there. Like most sales leaders, you want to achieve your sales objectives.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Two Words That Can Eliminate Indecision, How Microlearning Can Help Us Prosper And A Quote From Henry Ford

MTD Sales Training

Episode 44 – Two words that can eliminate indecision, how microlearning can help us prosper and a quote from Henry Ford. This latest podcast takes a look at the two words that can eliminate indecision in your prospect. Could it really be as simple as that?

Soft Skills for Sales Professionals During a Global Pandemic

Connect2Sell

Sales professionals, we need to talk. There’s a global pandemic. People are dying. Businesses are hurting. Every single person in the world will be affected in some way – physically, emotionally, mentally, psychologically, physiologically, relationally, financially, or otherwise. sales performance soft skills for sales soft skills for sales professionals

Focus on What You Can Control

Jill Konrath

Times are tough right now. That's the reality of our sales environment. People are being laid off. Decisions take longer—and will be more difficult to make. Risk is now a big issue. Working Smarter

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Change – Too much of a good thing?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Change is a constant , it’s all around us, and it’s hard; keeping up is a continual challenge. And while change does bring good, you know what they say about too much of a good thing? Yet we, pundits and leaders, ask people to take on more change every day.

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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!

Keeping the Lights on Through the Crisis – What Do We Do Now?

Sales Benchmark Index

An executive team sits in front of their computers watching the concerned and, in some cases, confused faces of one another. They have completed the gut-wrenching discussion about who stays and who goes, either permanently or temporarily, to provide some.

Why Would I Refer You if You Don’t Follow Up? [February Referral Selling Insights]

No More Cold Calling

Don’t ghost people. You’ll end up paying for it. A woman I know from my business group met me for coffee. She wanted to discuss having me speak to her team about referrals. We brainstormed the topic and discussed her investment.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Salespeople

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Randy Illig In 1990, I’d just started a business that would prosper or die based on my sales success. No sales, no company. At the time, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” was making waves on the bestseller lists, so I picked it up.