January, 2019

Are Small Business Owners Salespeople in Disguise?

Jeffrey Gitomer

The success of a small business rests on the owner's ability to sell. Small business owners have about 50 different hats to wear, but sales is the biggest hat an entrepreneur wears. Actually without the sales hat, the other hats are useless.

Dave Kurlan's 10 Surefire New Years Resolutions For All Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

Like most people, this year I intend to make good on my New Year’s resolution. It’s actually more of a life resolution than it is a New Year’s resolution in much the same way that salespeople should make theirs a career resolution. If it’s important enough then it shouldn't be for only one year.

The Science of Strategy – What Steve Jobs and I Have in Common

Bernadette McClelland

Strategy is one of those words that, to a right brain creative like me, every now and then sends ‘this does not compute’ messages through the brain. Not dissimilar to a strategist hearing words such as ‘creativity’, I guess.

4 Negotiation Strategies to Help Your Sales Process

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Dean Kaplan As the head of a collections agency, I work with many different kinds of businesses. One thing many businesses with collection issues have in common is that they focus too strongly on making a sale, and not strongly enough on improving their sales process.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Is Buying From You Too Risky?

The Sales Heretic

I have weird feet. Seriously. My forefeet are wide, I have very long toes, and my right foot is nearly a half size larger than my left. Which makes shoe shopping a challenge. Roughly 98% of the shoes I try on don’t fit comfortably. So when I recently purchased several pairs of shoes online, I [.].

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2019 Workforce Disruption Prediction - Hiring Non-tech Roles in Tech

Score More Sales

A couple weeks ago, Glassdoor published their 5 Workforce Disruptions to Watch for in 2019 and Beyond.

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What Happened Last Year? And What's the Goal for the New Year?

Jeffrey Gitomer

It's interesting to me that at the end of the year, people are always interested in your biggest success, or your biggest failure, in the year that's ending. They also want to know what you have resolved to do new and better next year.

The Top 5 Technologies to Support Revenue Enablement

Sales Benchmark Index

Your buyers are behaving differently. Now more than ever, they have access to increasing amounts of intelligence and will scrutinize every aspect of your solution against your competitors. Recently, HBR identified 40 unique points of value that your buyers consider before.

Why Consultative Selling Does Not Work for Prospecting

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Wendy Weiss, The Queen of Cold Calling™ I was recently working with a new client. His mission is to set up appointments on behalf of his manager. My new client was stressed and frustrated and having no success.

In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

37 Ways to Inspire Confidence in Your Prospects

The Sales Heretic

In my last post, I discussed the role risk plays in preventing people from making purchasing decisions. The greater the risk, the less likely a person is to buy. Which means, the more you can reduce the perception of risk in buyers’ minds, the more sales you’ll make.

5 Reasons Your Team Doesn’t Know How to Get Referrals

No More Cold Calling

Asking for referrals might be hard, but it pays off big! Ask most anybody for the secret to how to get referrals, and they’ll probably tell you the first step is to simply ask. That might be true, but it’s far easier said than done.

Friday Five – Sales Resources You Can Use - Week 5

Score More Sales

RESOURCE #1. Max Altshuler and Sales Hacker’s Ten Most Important Sales Trends that Will Define 2019 (and Predictions). RESOURCE #2. Sales Development Resources: The updated Tenbound blog , with webinars, nearly 100 podcasts, and more. Get an overview of all the resources in a video by David Dulany.

The Top 8 Requirements for Becoming a Great Salesperson

Understanding the Sales Force

If you're young enough, some of the questions in the first few paragraphs won't apply because you haven't experienced the world without the innovations mentioned below. Don't let that prevent you from reading this because after the milestones, we'll get to the good selling stuff.

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.

How Do You Measure Customer Experience?

Sales Benchmark Index

Recently, my colleague Sid Nakappan wrote an article on How the CEO can jumpstart the Customer Experience Transformation. If your boss put this article on your desk, you are probably getting started. With the interest of beginning with the end.

How to Write a Winning Direct Mail Sales Letter

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Warren Fowler Sales teams and marketers focus on digital communication so much that they seem to forget the power of offline promotion channels.

13-Part Series: How to Be a Memorable Salesperson

Connect2Sell

There’s no such thing as a natural-born salesperson. sales success sales tricks

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Yes, Gender is a Factor in B2B Buying Decisions: Selling to Men and to Women

DiscoverOrg Sales

Are there differences selling to men and women in a B2B sales process? That was the question we set out to discover. My husband and I are avid remodelers, which means I’ve spent a lot (A LOT) of time at Home Depot and Lowe’s over the last 15 years.

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How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

How To Set Big, Hairy A * Sales Goals

MTD Sales Training

We’re always told to think big, aim high and challenge ourselves. It can give us motivation and drive to go where we might not have thought we could and achieve things we might not have thought possible.

Popularity Polls are Just Like Sales Management Tracking Metrics!

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright iStock Photos. Have you ever watched a news program where they presented poll results, like the number of people in favor of legalizing marijuana?

The CMO Guide to Data: Why Your Marketing Database Is Broken, and How to Fix It

Sales Benchmark Index

Technology has fundamentally changed the role of Marketing. What was once seen largely as an art, has increasingly become less about fancy pictures, and more about deploying revenue generating messaging to the masses. The rise of radio and television made.

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Beat Your B2B Competition Like Einstein Would: A New Theory of Relativity

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Ken Rutsky Albert Einstein thought about big things: space and time; the size, origin and destination of the Universe. Most of us business-to-business marketers are a bit more limited: Customers and competitors; the size and future of our market share.

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

Closing Sales is Like First and Goal

Inside Sales Training

Hope you’re enjoying the NFL playoffs. A client and I were talking about that Bear/Eagles game a week ago, and (besides the Bear’s kicker—I do feel bad for him), we were talking about that last scoring drive of the Eagles.

A Look Back and Ahead at the Evolution of B2B Data: Year in Review

DiscoverOrg Sales

I hate the word AI. But I love the concept of data-driven customer engagement. As CEO of DiscoverOrg, I have some strong opinions about data. Here’s what shook up the B2B data world in 2018 – and what I think that means for our industry in 2019.

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5 Components Of A Successful Salesperson’s Belief System

MTD Sales Training

What is a belief system? Wiki would have it described as a mental representation of an attitude oriented toward the likelihood of something being true. I like that concept, because it identifies a model that supports the way someone likes to behave, based on a system that supports those beliefs.

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Sales and Talent Toronto Networking

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. The great thing about living in Toronto, is the great diversity we enjoy in all aspects of our lives.

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where and how to add it throughout the sales process!

Stop ‘Special’ Pricing and Start Value Pricing

Sales Benchmark Index

All businesses need to prove that their products are valuable; simply declaring it to customers will do little to grow the business. The window to prove your solution is worth the investment and is becoming increasingly brief. If there’s a.

Sales in a Digital World: Adopting an Omni-Channel Approach

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Chanan Greenberg The sales landscape is shifting – customer service is becoming the most important factor for buyers, expected to surpass both product and price within three years, according to the Customers 2020 report.

Remember me? I'm the salesman like all the others.

Jeffrey Gitomer

My cat, Lito, has a business card. She is our corporate mascot, and plays a vital role in my office productivity. Whenever I need an important paper, Lito is laying on it. I give her card out in seminars and training programs for fun and a laugh.

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