2017

My Third Year of Sales

Pipeliner

My third year of sales, I once again had a new job. This one was more exciting than the previous two as I was finally working for a credible company. I was ready to try my hand at selling to Fortune 500 and 100 companies.

Closing and Negotiating Challenges - Symptoms of Another Selling Problem

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright Shironosov. I recently learned that one of OMG's clients in Europe purchased two goldfish. In keeping with their tradition, the client named the two fish, Recommended and Not Recommended.

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Why Most Sales Forecasts Are Inaccurate

Sales Benchmark Index

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Customers Leave People Not Businesses

Increase Sales

You work hard to build your SMB. You make the extra effort to show appreciation to your loyal customers. And then poof, one of your people, with some poor emotional intelligence destroys what you worked so hard to achieve. A True Customer Loyalty Story.

Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

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Instant Productivity: Five Ways to Be Immediately Productive in the Morning

The Productivity Pro

Instant Productivity: Just Add Coffee. Humorous sign, author unknown. Short of caffeine, there’s no magic elixir you can take to make you productive, or we would all surely be addicted to it.

How to Improve Sales:  5 Keys to Coaching Sales Improvement

Anthony Cole Training

Companies are constantly trying to figure out how to drive organic growth by: 5 keys to coaching sales improvement how to improve sales

What Awesome Sales Coaches Do Differently

Steven Rosen

Wouldn’t you love to have a team of awesome sales coaches? 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.

A Simple Guide to Building an Engaged Team

Mukesh Gupta

Premise: We don’t need tons of research to tell us the importance of having employees who are engaged in their work. It shows up in a lot of different ways that we can see.

The Art of Social Selling -- Summarized by getAbstract

Find and engage customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks.

7 Things Salespeople Do to Stand Out

Pipeliner

It’s not about being number one in sales, it’s about what they do consistently day-in and day-out did to achieve the leadership position. Standout salespeople are judged by their means to the end not merely by the end itself. This is their profile. They are consummate team players.

How Your Salespeople Measure Up in the 21 Most Crucial Sales Competencies for Modern Selling

Understanding the Sales Force

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Three Ways Sales Management Can Move ‘C’ Players to ‘A ‘Players

Sales Benchmark Index

Did you know that with the right coaching that 15% of you ‘C’ turn out to be your best ‘A’ players? Coaching them is extremely important. The first step is to find out how many ‘C’ Players you have on your team. .

Time Management Is the Greatest Oxymoron

Increase Sales

Have you ever attended a time management training event or read a book on time management? You do realize of course this concept of managing time is an oxymoron and probably the greatest oxymoron we humans have. Credit www.pixabay.com.

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Secrets to Successful Inside Sales Management

Learn a variety of best practices, techniques and ideas to both tactically and strategically increase the efficacy, success and impact of your inside sales organization.

The lost art of call planning

Sales Training Connection

After many years of sitting in on sales calls and even more providing feedback to salespeople in sales simulations, we’ve noticed there definitely is variability in the amount and quality of pre-call planning.

What the Top 1% of Sales Reps Do Differently

Fill the Funnel

For top-performing reps, it isn’t the resources they’re given that determines their success — it’s their resourcefulness. But who would choose a Hyundai over a Ferrari? We don’t love to admit it, but powerful sales tools can increase our chances success.

Want Qualified Sales Leads? Stop Your Team from Cold Calling

No More Cold Calling

Lead generation shouldn’t be that tough. Let’s be honest. Cold calling is bottom-of-the-barrel prospecting. It can take eight to 14 touches to just to reach a prospect who isn’t expecting a call from your sales rep. He’s “dialing for dollars” (read: “wasting time”), and who has time to waste?

One More Time: Three Effective Ways to Polish Your Time Management Skills

The Productivity Pro

“Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late”. William Shakespeare, British playwright. In the past few decades, as we’ve all taken on more work and become increasingly productive, time management has become a crucial part of every worker’s skillset.

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Successful Selling

Matt Heinz explains how to attract, manage, close and keep more business in a buyer-centric world.

What is Your Sales Team's Motivation?

Anthony Cole Training

QUESTIONS THAT COMPANIES NEED TO ANSWER. developing sales talent Motivational getting consistent sales performance predictable sales growth

3 Steps to Mastering the Art of Focus

Steven Rosen

Success Starts with Mastering Focus. Are you determined to make 2017 the year you will have breakthrough results? In my previous video, I talked about FOCUS being the key factor for success.

[VIDEO] How to Structure a Successful Sales Team

DiscoverOrg Sales

Does this problem sound familiar? We spend an enormous amount of time searching for and then hiring what we think to be “A” players. We then invest time (hopefully) training those reps before releasing them into the wild, only to ask them to do several different roles.

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Sales Reps: Do the Right Thing

Pipeliner

For 12 years, I taught the subject of “Personal Selling” as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Maryland. A textbook was required in class by the academic-industrial complex, and once in awhile I actually used it–often to highlight the crazy ideas that PhD.s

The Official 2017 List of 21 Sales Core Competencies

Understanding the Sales Force

Image Copyright Bluberries. These days, changes happen faster than ever and the same can be said about professional selling. Selling is evolving, the rules of business are changing, there is more information available on line than there was last week and sales organizations must evolve accordingly.

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Prevent ‘A’ Player Turnover

Sales Benchmark Index

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How One Word Can Change Your Sales Results

Increase Sales

Sometimes those in sales look for complex solutions to improve sales results. I realized this recently when listening to a Sunday homily and my pastor referred to the Lord’s Prayer as our Father’s Prayer.

How to Overcome the Top Three Objections in Sales

Inside Sales Training Blog

There is a secret that every top selling professional knows and leverages. It’s what enables them to consistently out perform all other struggling sales reps in their company and in their industry.

23 Creative Follow-up Email Topics To Keep Your Customer Engaged

Fill the Funnel

Creative follow-up email topics to keep your customer engaged will surely give you an idea or two to continue the email communication with a customer that has gone quiet. You know that “just checking in” emails are annoying and non-productive and rarely produce the desired result.

Do Account-Based Sales Reps Really Need SDRs?

No More Cold Calling

Here’s how to land and expand outside the box. “I’ve I’ve been waiting my whole life to say this.”. That was the subject line of an email I received from my daughter. She explained that my granddaughter, age six and in kindergarten, wanted to wear high-heeled play shoes to school.

Stress is Only Bad If It’s Bad: Five Instances When Stress Is Good for You

The Productivity Pro

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” ” Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist. Stress gets a bad rap it doesn’t always deserve.

Sales and Sales Management Scorecards – How Can They Drive Sales Growth? Pt.1

Anthony Cole Training

SCORECARDS DO NOT DRIVE SALES GROWTH. sales performance coaching predictable sales growth how to hit goals in sales salesforce evaluation

Top Sales Performers Who Behave Badly

Steven Rosen

Having a team of top sales performers is great! Well maybe. Sports teams that have many great players don’t always win championships. Less talented teams who have great chemistry and are committed to doing whatever it takes to win usually come out on top.

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Adapting an ABM Approach for Account-Based EVERYTHING

DiscoverOrg Sales

This post is an original piece from guest author, Brandon Redlinger, and first published on DiscoverOrg’s blog on 3/27/2017. Brandon is the Director of Growth at Engagio, the Account-Based Everything platform that orchestrates human connections.