2020

Prospecting idea: have an idea

Sales 2.0

It’s uninspiring (and ineffective) for a sales person to email or call a prospect to “just touch base”. On the other hand, I’m all for sales people staying in touch. So what’s the solution? If you must email or call, what do you say? Here’s one idea: have an idea.

On Distortion

Bernadette McClelland

What does this rock formation have in common with what’s going on inside your head? Sometimes we interpret things and we are wrong – it could be a frown we see as disapproval when we’re not, in fact, privvy to the thinking going on behind the scenes.

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Time For The Day 21 Check-in

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Everyone knows it takes 21 days to form new habits. Probably more accurate to develop good habits, as most people can take up bad habits in a heartbeat.

The Core 10 KPIs for Accelerating B2B Growth

Sales Benchmark Index

“What is the standard, and what is everybody else doing?” ” You’ve asked yourself this question individually in many different situations. What you choose to eat, how you decide what to wear to an important event, or even how often you.

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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.

Flip the Script Tour Be a Better SDR

Score More Sales

It is difficult to share the excitement and enthusiasm I have in having been invited to be part of the Flip the Script National Tour happening in nine (9) cities in sixteen (16) days in February. profession of sales Professional Development

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Podcast 130: What World Class Sales Coaching Looks Like With Dave Kennett

John Barrows

We’re pleased to welcome Dave Kennett to the podcast this week. Dave is the CEO of Replayz, helping sales reps learn the lessons they need to go through to be more successful.

Soft Skills That Can Turn Salespeople into High Performers

Connect2Sell

Sellers are pulled in multiple directions every minute of their workday. soft skills for sales professionals soft selling skills salespeople into high performers

Hey Sales Manager, Get Your Head Out of That Spreadsheet

No More Cold Calling

Poor leadership will cost you $3.5 million per sales manager. Message to Management: Your job is to get the rocks out of the road for your salespeople so they can do what they were hired to do—sell!”.

21 Things Successful People Say Regularly

The Sales Heretic

As a professional keynote speaker and trainer, I have a tremendous appreciation and respect for the power of words. The right words at the right time can solve problems, heal wounds, create connection, or move people to action. They are essential to your sales, business, and personal success.

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Sales Training Playbook by Lessonl

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

Why Predictive Assessments May Be the Jolt Your Hiring Process Needs

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Wendy Mack Opinions can be misleading, particularly when hiring sales talent. It happens all the time: Your first impression of a potential hire was positive, but you realize it's not a good fit once he or she slides into the role.

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Prospecting goggles

Sales 2.0

Don’t sell to anybody. OK, I mean don’t sell to just anybody. You really should be careful who you invite to give you their money. The problem is every deal seems great until you actually “get married” to your prospect and they become your client.

On Conviction

Bernadette McClelland

Today marks the birthday of Martin Luther King. And this is Jacqueline Smith. Last remaining resident of Room 303 at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN. The same hotel where Martin Luther King, the leader for civil and economic rights, was fatally shot in 1968, whilst staying in Room 306.

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What are they thinking about sitting in traffic?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. In a previous life, I used to be a cab driver; as a result, I still use a lot of driving references. People who work with me know I believe in leaving your product in the car, makes for a better conversation.

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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!

Will Your Organization Survive a Recession? Examine Your GTM Approach

Sales Benchmark Index

Recessions are an economic reality. They are also difficult to predict. The question isn’t whether there will be another recession, it’s when the recession will hit. The truth is, nobody knows when the next recession will occur. You can listen.

The Science Behind One Company's Top Sales Performers and Why They're So Much Better

Understanding the Sales Force

There are comparisons of apples to oranges, red or green, black or white, stop and go, and the most relevant and current of all, liberals to conservatives. In today's article, I'll share a hot/cold comparison of my own, but this one is about sales candidates.

How a Pickup Truck Relates to Driving Sales Growth in 2020

Anthony Cole Training

In this blog post, we compare an IH 1210 pickup truck to driving revenue growth within your sales organization. Like an engine that needs three things to run, your sales organization also needs three things to run.

Podcast 131: Using Personality Types In Sales With Drew D’Agostino

John Barrows

Drew D’Agostino joins us on the podcast this week to share a ton of insight into what the key personality types sales reps will encounter are like. Everyone is different, which means they respond well to different things and different types of information. As sales reps, it’s our job to understand this and make sure we put our best foot forward, with each type of person to ensure we have maximum success.

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Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

eLearning cannot be a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance. Join Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, as he walks through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner.

Why It's So Hard to Develop Soft Selling Skills

Connect2Sell

Check each box that applies. How many of these topics are covered in your organization’s sales training program on a regular basis? soft skills for sales soft skills for sales professionals soft selling skills

Sales Managers: Think You’re Ready for Referrals?

No More Cold Calling

Here are five important steps to make your team referral sales experts. If salespeople were self-motivated, they wouldn’t need sales managers or metrics. Yep, most of us are lazy and lack discipline. I’m including myself here. It’s a lonely world for account executives.

Don’t Tell Your Customers to Have a Great Night

The Sales Heretic

It had been a rough night. It was supposed to have been a great night. It was the first class of a three-day aikido seminar featuring one of my favorite instructors. Unfortunately, his flight was severely delayed, which resulted in that evening’s class starting and finishing late.

Tactics To Help You Meet Your 2020 Sales Goals

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Jeff Kalter Are you at risk of becoming obsolete? Or worse, could you lose your sales job altogether? You could be vulnerable if you’re not sharpening your sales skills and honing the tactics that will help you succeed in 2020.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Sales Advice from Pablo Picasso

Mr. Inside Sales

I read a great quote from Picasso (yes, the famous painter) the other day, and it really resonated with my sales philosophy. Here it is: “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”.

‘On Strategy’

Bernadette McClelland

A huge part of advancing forward whether in your career, your business or your life … is strategy. Working out your next move. But it’s not as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re going through a crappy time! The secret, though, is to give subjectivity a rest.

An Ode To Inefficiency!

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. At first glance, good times are continuing for selling organizations; revenues are up and it looks like everybody is hiring. The economy seems to grow in line with the average sales, or is it the other way?

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How a Sales Leader Moves Upmarket from SMB to Enterprise Customers

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.

Sales Training That Gets Results – With or Without Classroom ILT

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, VP Sales Enablement Services, SPASIGMA

Most sales ILT (instructor-led training) has historically not been very effective, if we consider “effective” to mean “changes behavior, improves results, or produces a ROI.” In this webinar, sales enablement expert Mike Kunkle will break down how modern technology removes the need for ILT in sales training - and will also explain how to effectively integrate ILT into your modern training, if you want to continue using it!