2022

Are you ready to ‘receive’? more money?

Bernadette McClelland

When I was a sales rep in Corporate Australia, it was quite common to receive multi 5-figure commissions for selling certain solutions – and most often selling those deals involved a series of detailed stages: Your normal sales discovery calls. Demonstrations. Trials. Workflow blue-printing.

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Become a Sales Coach

Steven Rosen

5 Ways top sales managers become a sales coach! Sales coaching is the most important sales management activity for driving sales performance. Unfortunately, most managers haven’t been taught how to properly coach their staff.

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Does Sales Compensation Have to Be So Complicated?

Sales and Marketing Management

Mark Shopmeyer, co-founder and co-CEO of sales commission software startup CaptivateIQ, says sales compensation plans don't have to be the headache they are for many companies. The post Does Sales Compensation Have to Be So Complicated? appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

Sales prospecting made easier

Sales 2.0

I don’t understand why it is acceptable for a process like cold calling (now often started via email) to work one in a hundred times–or in email efforts one in a thousand times. I used to work for a major semiconductor manufacturer.

6 Proven B2B Marketing Strategies and How to Use Them

Bold tactics. Innovative ideas. Thriving revenue growth. Behind every great B2B marketing campaign is an amazing story. Learn the strategies behind six winning B2B marketing campaigns — directly from the marketers that made them. Read the stories now!

New Sales Leader? Avoid these 3 Common Mistakes

SBI Growth

If you are a transitioning sales leader, welcome, the clock is ticking… Faced with rigorous pressure to emerge victorious coming out of the gate, the average tenure for a Chief Revenue Officer is a mere 19 months.

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One Difference Between Top Sales Reps and You

Mr. Inside Sales

Each time I work with a new company, the first thing I ask for are recordings of both their top two or three sales reps, and then recordings of everyone else. And each time I do, I immediately identify one thing that the top reps are doing that the other reps aren’t.

Old Is Not Always Bad – Love is the Killer App

Score More Sales

In the B2B sales world, we’re in, I hear a lot about how things have changed. Selling sales leadership sales strategy

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Will the C-Suite See You?

Anthony Cole Training

While there are many differences between elite salespeople and average salespeople, two of the more important distinctions are the ability to sell value (they can sell at a slight premium on price) and the ability to reach the top levels of the prospect’s decision-making team (typically the C-Suite).

Why the CEO Should Drive Sales

No More Cold Calling

Sales responsibility starts a t the top. Ernest, CEO of a CRM company, had sales all figured out … or so he thought. He’d implemented a “perfect” sales process, which he explained to me in detail. He even drew a chart with circles and arrows for each step.

Best Practices for Pay Transparency Around Your Sales Reps

Speaker: Grayson Morris, CEO, Performio & Lisa Wallace, Co-Founder, Assemble

It's no secret that employees are leaving their jobs for greener pastures. Many are frustrated with their compensation and indicate this as a major driver of attrition. Learn how pay transparency around quota-bearing roles can help you retain and motivate your reps in this webinar!

Close More Deals With This Strategy

Engage Selling

If you want to close more deals faster, it’s important to make your buyer part of the solution. Confused about what this means, exactly? Let me explain.

Why We Buy Ourselves First

Bernadette McClelland

When we say that we buy on emotions and back it up with logic how does that actually play out?

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Strategy Execution Process

Steven Rosen

The formula for business success combines great strategy and effective strategy execution. VP’s of Sales and Marketing and Business Unit Heads can relate to this. They are the people in commercial organizations responsible for both strategy development and sales execution.

How to Align Your Email Messaging With Sales Conversations

Sales and Marketing Management

Aligning your marketing and sales teams is crucial, as companies with aligned teams are 67% more efficient at closing deals and achieve up to 38% higher win rates in sales. The post How to Align Your Email Messaging With Sales Conversations appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

The Truth About Sales Agility: Separating Fact From Fiction

Speaker: Michelle Vazzana

In this rich, research-based session, Dr. Michelle Vazzana will explain both the powerful research findings on high-performing agile sellers and sales managers, and the interim steps organizations can take to ultimately transform their salesforce.

Book notes: Success is in your Sphere?

Sales 2.0

I agree with Zvi Band the author of the book Success is in your Sphere that “relationships are our most important asset”. From everything I’ve seen, if you want to outperform in sales in the long run, you need to build your own network of people that know, like and trust you.

2022 State of SalesTech: Driving Adoption of Critical Operational Tools

SBI Growth

A few weeks ago, SBI Research shared a chart highlighting the reasons why top-performing SalesTech is falling short of desired outcomes after the investment. This has been a significant pain point facing revenue growth leaders and is magnified by the lack of adoption of critical tools.

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62% Less Turnover and 80% Higher Quota Attainment When You Hire Salespeople the Right Way

Understanding the Sales Force

Buying a snowblower? Pick one, have it delivered, wait for a snowstorm and blow some snow. What's the worst that can happen? Planning to go out for dinner? Choose a restaurant, make a reservation, show up and enjoy. What's the worst that can happen? Hiring salespeople?

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Lessons From the NFL to Close More Business

Mr. Inside Sales

Are you ready for some football? The first preseason games are in the books, and coaches are watching game film and teaching players how to improve every week. I read a piece by Peter King from SI.com about his conversation with Ellis Hobbs—former cornerback with the New England Patriots.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Sales Power Tip - Homeostasis

Score More Sales

The full title for this post should be, "You Gotta Knock them Off Their Homeostasis". This was a tip I learned from my favorite manager of my 21 sales managers over my selling career - a former IBM top sales rep and leader who would say this so.

10 Tips to Building Confidence in Sales

Anthony Cole Training

Selling is a “slight edge business.” By that, we mean that the line that separates high performers from mediocre performers is usually a very small difference. There is very little you can control in selling. You can’t make prospects take your call. You can’t make prospects agree to meet with you.

Message to Management: Sales Trends in 2022

No More Cold Calling

There are predictions, and then there’s reality. I’ve never liked predictions. I’m not an economist and I’m not a fortune teller. Yet, we’re asked to make predictions all the time.

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How Great CEOs Lead Sales

Alice Heiman

It’s more important now than ever that CEOs lead sales. Yes, you heard me correctly, and I hear you saying, “Whaaat? Are you kidding me? I’m the CEO. I have to be strategic and run the entire company. I have a sales leader in place to lead sales.”

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Trends Shaping Marketing Data

In Salesforce’s latest Marketing Intelligence Report, hear from 2,500+ global marketers on how they are leading with their data, from business growth to customer satisfaction, data privacy, and more. Get the report now!

3 Practical Ideas To Get Back On The Horse

Bernadette McClelland

I’ve been off the grid pretty much for the majority of the past twelve months. Oh, sure I’ve posted articles and posts here and there and curated and commented on my colleagues posts, but something else has been at play.

Hiring Top Performers Post-COVID Recovery

Steven Rosen

Hiring Top Performers Post-COVID Recovery . Hiring top performers has always been the lifeblood of any sales organization. COVID has changed sales forever.

The Sales Metrics That Every Manager Should Be Tracking

Sales and Marketing Management

Sales trainer Amy Franko shares highlights from a webinar she presented recently for SMM Connect on the most important metrics for sales managers to monitor. She talks about how she goes to market and how companies can be smarter buyers of sales training.

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Book notes: SPEAR Selling

Sales 2.0

I must admit to being a bit partial to the sales approaches laid out in Jamie Shanks’s book SPEAR Selling. Many of my thoughts on how to sell to major accounts show up on the pages of this book. Here’s a quick run through on a couple of the major elements of the book. Account Selection.

The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

The ultimate value proposition is an impactful buying experience that guides people to the best possible decision. But how do you prepare your sales teams to do that? Read "The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future" to find out how to empower your customer-facing teams and thrive in modern selling environments.

How CEOs Can Make the Most of Independent Board Members

SBI Growth

Last week, we assembled a group of Independent Board Members as part of SBI’s executive advisory board program.

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Big Company Strategies That SMB Sales Teams Can Emulate

Understanding the Sales Force

On a recent Saturday I was running errands which took me through 3 local towns and a nearby city. Even though I have traveled this route more than 5,000 times, it was the first time I noticed the difference in the various business signs along the road.

The 5 Secrets of Motivating Your Sales Team

Mr. Inside Sales

Having trouble motivating your team? You’re not alone. Every member of your team has different skill levels, interest levels, and different ways of learning.