January, 2021

4 tips on how to stay resilient and successful in times of permanent change

The Pipeline

A Guest Post – by Michael Wigge. I always find changing the filters helps bring different often valuable perspectives, I have enjoyed Michael’s approach to challenges. I wanted to share it with you all and help you learn from his experience, and apply it to your selling. Michael Wigge.

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Overcome Call Reluctance Today!

Mr. Inside Sales

Two weeks into the New Year, and are you already stressed about picking up the phone and making prospecting calls? I learned a secret years ago that enabled me to overcome my fear of making calls, and that allowed me to make hundreds of cold calls stress-free.

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Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities?

Steven Rosen

Are You Focused on Results Generating Activities? Not another virtual meeting! How many times a day do you think that? How can you get any significant work done if all you are doing is attending virtual meetings and managing endless emails?

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Uncover Sales DNA Upfront and Generate Greater Success When Hiring

Anthony Cole Training

In the 3rd article of our series Hiring No Assembly Required Salespeople , we cover the Sales DNA competencies a successful candidate must have and how to identify these traits prior to making a hiring decision.

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75% of World Trade Flows Through Indirect Channels - Are You Enabling the Right People?

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years – and ecosystems are the main reason why. With the vast majority of business conducted through indirect channels around the world and given structural changes in our economy (before and after COVID-19), new buying journeys, subscription/consumption models, marketplace growth, and emerging technologies, most firms are now considering partner enablement as the key ingredient to survival (and success). The future of partnership ecosystems will be focused on driving intra-firm value creation, network effects, and partner co-innovation – a huge opportunity for firms to grow the right partners and enable them effectively.

Why Sales Transformation Achieves Better Results Than Sales Training Alone

Understanding the Sales Force

You finally have that big new 4K flat screen mounted on your wall but now the movie you are streaming isn't sharp because your inconsistent internet connection negatively affects the resolution and the big screen makes it even more obvious.

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The Ultimate Outcome Right At The Start

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. For a tribe that fixates so much on the close, salespeople are way too reluctant to reveal the outcome. Preferring instead to take the buyer on an unnecessary journey. If prospects like the outcome they will take interest in the process.

Question: Why Aren’t You Asking More Questions?

Mr. Inside Sales

We all know the importance of asking questions of our prospects and clients, yet how many do you ask? How many does your sales teams ask? If you’re like most sales reps, then you’re probably doing a lot more talking (read pitching) than you are listening.

Podcast 180: Larry Long Jr. On Team Development And Motivation

John Barrows

Our guest this week is Larry Long Jr., Director of Collegiate Sales at Teamworks. Larry is a ball of energy and encompasses what it means to be a true leader. Larry talks with us about beefing up his LinkedIn presence, the difference between leadership and management, and finding a rep’s motivation.

Recruiting, Hiring and Onboarding Salespeople: It's in the Details

Anthony Cole Training

In our first blog on How to Hire No Assembly Required Salespeople series, we discussed the four critical steps you must take to minimize hiring mistakes and identify top talent.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

2021 Challenge:  Put a Little Beatles Into Your Selling!

Understanding the Sales Force

Although it's been more than 50 years since Paul McCartney announced the break up of The Beatles, I am fairly certain that regardless of your age and geographic location, you know who The Beatles were and have heard at least one of their songs, even if the one you listened to was recorded by another artist.

Underwriting to a Growth Thesis: The 4 Quadrants of Value Creation

Sales Benchmark Index

While every industry has been impacted by the ongoing pandemic, private equity professionals have had to unpack an entirely different set of challenges trying to buy and sell in this environment.

Coaching For Sales Performance and Growth – #Virtual #Workshop

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. There is no denying the interesting times that we live in. But with the arrival of a vaccine and the promise of a brighter future it is time to plan your next phase of growth. It is also an opportunity to rethink how you lead your team and maximize performance.

Stop Telling and Start Asking!

Mr. Inside Sales

Once very couple of years, I like to re-run this article on the importance of asking questions as opposed to pitching. While this context is presented as an interview, it is completely translatable to sales—and that means YOU.

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

7 Skills You’ll Need in Marketing for 2021

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jim Ewel With 2020 behind us (thankfully), how should we prepare for 2021? If you’re a marketer, here are seven essential skills marketing leaders will need in the new year. . 1: Able to adapt. .

4 steps to Hiring "No Assembly Required" Salesperson

Anthony Cole Training

Hiring sales talent is often a costly, difficult, and time-consuming task. However, it's mandatory in order to grow an organization and sales team. In this blog, we discuss how to identify top talent and minimize hiring mistakes by following a 4 step process. cost of hiring mistakes hiring salespeople key to successful hiring sales onboarding hiring top salespeople

New Movie Has 3 Great Lessons for Salespeople and Sales Managers

Understanding the Sales Force

Among all the product shortages we have experienced in the past ten months, there has been no shortage of crappy movies.

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Don’t Miss This Event: The Gatekeeper Died

No More Cold Calling

Register for Back in The Black Sales TV—first episode on January 19. The Gatekeeper Died: Why That’s a Good Thing” is the topic for my new, monthly, live Sales TV Show on the Sales Experts Channel. Actually, it’s more like Talk Radio, but on video. Why am I doing a monthly Sales TV Show?

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

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

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

5 Habits To Change For A Better Sales Year

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. It is estimated that 40% of our daily activities are driven by habit. This simplifies things to some degree, as we just need to replace bad habits with good. That’s where the challenge comes in, changing habits.

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Two Great Questions for 2021

Mr. Inside Sales

Welcome back to your home office; how do you feel? Overwhelmed? Under pressure already? If so, then you’re not alone. Most company’s sales teams are under immediate pressure to begin accomplishing their new goals and sales targets for 2021.

3 Steps to Keep Buyers Engaged During Your Virtual Meetings

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Andy Springer Remember when we could hold meetings in person? In those times, a seller’s dynamic personality was all that was needed to keep buyers focused. In this new world we find ourselves in, distractions are everywhere.

Why More CMOs Are Scaling ABM Investments in 2021

Sales Benchmark Index

CMOs are shifting their investment mix to meet the needs of an increasingly digital buying environment. One of the primary ways they’re doing this is by doubling down on Account Based Marketing, targeting and delivering customized programs to the accounts.

7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results. Specifically, you’ll learn how to: • Engage prospects with authority • Keep your prospects’ attention • Achieve buy-in during sales conversations • Get prospects talking about their key challenges, • Gain a strong commitment before presenting your offer. In short, you’ll discover how to implement a process that helps you close more deals than ever before.

Are Sales Managers Coaching More Frequently Now That Everyone is at Their Desks?

Understanding the Sales Force

Nearly a year into the Pandemic, most salespeople have adapted to selling over video. But how are sales managers doing at adapting to coaching their sales force over video? Inquiring minds want to know. We know how sales managers were doing before the pandemic.

A Simple Secret to Leadership That No One Talks About

The Center for Sales Strategy

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams. 1 out of 3 employees say that the boss doesn’t care about the staff. Until recently, leadership has always been about position and power rather than empowerment.

Changes As A Competitive Advantage

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Differentiation is something many companies and sellers seek as a competitive advantage. It’s easy to understand why many buyers may notice or be impressed by something that is not the same again. But many make the mistake that those who misquote Darwin do.

Grant Cardone on Net Worth & Billionaire Status

Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone on net worth & billionaire status. One of the most searched categories of successful and famous people is the term “net worth”. People are fascinated with peoples supposed net worth. .

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Video: The Future of Sales and Marketing

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Sean Gordon The rollercoaster of the past year has forced companies to drastically alter their operations, all with their employees, customers and prospects in mind.

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Survey Results: How Market Leaders Respond to a 33% Drop in New Logo Revenue

Sales Benchmark Index

Most companies earn the majority of their revenue from existing customers, and with the recession that began in March 2020, this is truer than ever. SBI’s quarterly pulse survey shows that companies are more dependent on their existing customers to.

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My Prediction - What's in Store for Sales Teams in 2021?

Understanding the Sales Force

When I made my predictions for 2020 I'm pretty sure I didn't predict a pandemic. Making predictions isn't easy. In the US, sales teams are coming off three robust years of sales growth and while revenue was up during that time, the percentage of salespeople hitting quotas was not.