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How We Burned The Boats and Lived To Tell The Story

Bernadette McClelland

How We Burned The Boats and Lived To Tell The Story TODAY is the day ONE YEAR AGO EXACTLY we flew out of Australia with 6 suitcases, 2 carry-ons and 2 backpacks and our head, heart and gut saying ‘do it’! To live in the United States of America as residents, not just tourists on extended visas. And during those 12 months, we have been asked these 7 questions many times over: 'How did you just up and move?

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Unleashing Generative AI: Shifting from Sales Pitch to Sales Discovery

Sales and Marketing Management

The transition from building seller proficiency on sales pitch to building seller proficiency on sales discovery is just the first step into the brave new world of smarter, more effective AI-powered sales solutions. The post Unleashing Generative AI: Shifting from Sales Pitch to Sales Discovery appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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4 Types of Sales Positions That Can Never Be Replaced by AI

Understanding the Sales Force

I began debunking sales articles when the first ones predicting the death of selling appeared circa 2008. Back then, new digital marketing companies were telling everyone that salespeople would be replaced by inbound marketing. "Inbound is King," they said. Later, articles predicting the end of selling became both more prolific and more specific including the certain death of: Solution Selling Cold Calling Consultative Selling Sales Process SPIN Selling and more.

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Are You Ready to Lead and Succeed in a Recession?

Steven Rosen

10 Characteristics of Bold Sales Leaders. Sales leaders have had to adapt to virtual selling, work from home, supply chain issues, passing on price increases and sales rep turnover. In 2023 there is a strong possibility that you will be dealing with cost-cutting and lower demand due to recessionary pressures. Succeeding in a recession will require developing new strategies and approaches to lead your team and adapt to the economic conditions.

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Retail Tech: Empower Associates, Optimize CX, and Boost Productivity

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? With that in mind, how can we empower our store associates to leverage new technology to optimize the customer experience and boost productivity? This exclusive webinar with Andrew Regan will dive into strategies to empower retail associates for success with new technology.

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How Can We Make Our Reps More Coachable?

Score More Sales

We know how important it is for sellers to be coachable. Coachability, after all, is one of the keys to identifying top performing sales professionals.

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Do You Want and Know How to Get Free Advertising?

Smooth Sale

Photo by Geralt via Pixabay Attract the Right Job Or Clientele: Do You Want and Know How to Get Free Advertising? Advertising is a crucial component of any successful marketing strategy, but it can also be expensive, especially for small businesses and startups. Fortunately, there are several ways to secure free advertising and promote your business without breaking the bank.

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5 Ways AI Will Help Sell More

The Center for Sales Strategy

Whether you think the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Wall-E or The Terminator, the reality is that AI is going to change the way that you sell. According to Crunchbase, there are nearly 10,000 AI startups. 10,000 new AI companies in the last year are a staggering number of people focused on how AI can help your life, business, and organization.

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Discovering And Qualifying Is Not Just For Sellers

Partners in Excellence

Discovery and qualifying are critical to sellers. We use discovery to understand the customer’s needs, problems, requirements. We use discovery to understand the capabilities they seek in looking at solutions. We use discovery to understand their budgets, the alternatives they are considering, their knowledge of and interest in us, how they will make the decision, and when.

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Your Guide to Sales Qualification


Many salespeople waste too much time on prospects with little to no chance of converting. Meanwhile, the good prospects they should’ve focused on have already gone cold. This is why sales qualification is so important — it helps you identify and prioritize prospects more likely to become buyers. How do you know if a potential customer is a good fit for your solution?

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Connect, Care, Convert: Secrets to Establishing Trust with Niche Markets and Turning Them Into Clients

Speaker: Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

Niche markets represent a huge opportunity for the financial services industry in America. From college students and women to communities of color and low-to-moderate-income households, niche populations have specialized financial needs – but they often underutilize many valuable financial products and services. How can you better connect with these consumers?

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Branding in Service of Social Selling: A Unified Brand Image for All


Social media is an integral part of our lives, so it’s only natural that brands are using it to their advantage. Using social media to promote your business is one of the most effective ways to extend your reach, and form meaningful relationships with prospects and customers.

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7 Traits We Can Adopt From Our Irish Friends

Bernadette McClelland

7 Traits We Can Adopt From Our Irish Friends IRISH BY NAME: IRISH BY NATURE There is something very romantic about the Irish. Beside the Atlantic Ocean, between Ballyvaughan and Doolin, north of the Cliffs of Moher and south of Galway Bay, is a little village called Fanore Beg. And the ‘house on the hill’ in this charming village by the sea, albeit now renovated, is the same family home from where three siblings set sail many years ago.

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Is the Clash Between Your Sales and Finance Teams Killing Your Revenue Growth?

Sales and Marketing Management

Mending the fractured sales/finance relationship needs to be a priority at the top level. It needs to start from the top down. The post Is the Clash Between Your Sales and Finance Teams Killing Your Revenue Growth? appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Why Deals Get Stuck in the Sales Pipeline and What to Do About it

Understanding the Sales Force

My wife chose some beautiful new shrubs and flowers and I was digging the holes to plant them in the garden. The largest shrub required the largest hole and it was to be placed in an area of the garden that I knew was quite rocky. Sure enough, after just three shovel fulls of dirt, I hit rock and it was bigger than both my shovel and the hole. I was stuck.

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6 Proven B2B Marketing Strategies and How to Use Them

What happens when strong partnerships, cross-channel strategies, and compelling content come together in a B2B marketing campaign? Happier customers. Higher revenue. A healthier bottom line. Get an in-depth look into six successful B2B marketing campaigns across a wide range of industries. You'll learn: Tips for inspiring your own strategy. How to make the most of every campaign.

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Nimble Webinar: 3 Things You Need For Digital Sales Success in 2023

Nimble - Sales

Last month, our Nimble CEO Jon Ferrara, hosted a webinar with DLA Ignite founder Tim Hughes. Tim is recognized as a leading pioneer and innovator of Social Selling, and Jon is a SaaS entrepreneur and a CRM pioneer. When two recognized industry leaders and experts come together to share their knowledge and information, it’s something […] The post Nimble Webinar: 3 Things You Need For Digital Sales Success in 2023 appeared first on Nimble Blog.

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10 Tips for Managing Remote Employees

Grant Cardone

Today, there is a challenge that every business owner must face — how to oversee out-of-office staff. Whether you are a new or veteran entrepreneur, this looks difficult to navigate. But it doesn’t have to be. Just implement these 10 tips for managing remote employees… My Top 10 Tips for Managing Remote Employees Between outsourcing […] The post 10 Tips for Managing Remote Employees appeared first on GCTV.

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Evaluating the 9 best CRMs that integrate with QuickBooks


One of the main benefits of CRM software is the ability to get every aspect of your business working in sync. Table of Contents Why use a CRM Quickbooks integration The best CRMs for QuickBooks integration Nutshell Method Insightly Zoho Microsoft Dynamics 365 Salesforce Copper Freshsales Greenrope Frequently asked questions about CRM QuickBooks integration Look for the best CRM, not the best integration By uniting your communication and marketing tools with your sales platform, your team can con

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Does Go for No Work for Marketing Like Sales?

Go for No!

Go for No is a sales and marketing strategy that encourages individuals and teams to embrace rejection as a necessary step toward success. In sales, going for no is typically a one-on-one (or small team) endeavor. You make an ask, you get an answer. From a marketing perspective, you can get a ton of “implicit” nos. Meaning, people don’t say no, but they don’t take action, either.

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Strategic ABM Gifting: A CMO’s Silver Bullet to Engage the Enterprise

Today’s customers are hungry for human connections, but how do you break through the digital noise? How do you connect on a more personal level? A strategic ABM gifting campaign can help. You can target accounts and prospects by sending gifts or direct mail. It will help you stand out from the crowd and increase your chances to connect. Download Sendoso’s complimentary eBook to learn: Effective ways to level up your gifting strategy for the enterprise customers.

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Nimble CRM is Designed to Build Relationships, Not Spreadsheets

Adaptive Business Services

Full disclosure. I’ve never been much of a big data guy. Nor have I ever required extensive reporting from my salespeople. I never spent my time building, crunching, and analyzing spreadsheets. The only numbers that I was ever interested in were … How much is in my/our pipeline? What are my/our sales for the month? What was my/our closing ratio? How much money do I have in my bank accounts?

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On Layoffs….

Partners in Excellence

I read an important article by Elizabeth Spiers, Layoffs by Email Show What Employers Really Think of Their Workers. Please take the time to read it, it’s more important than this post. In the past year, we’ve seen 100’s of thousands of layoffs, particularly in technology segments. As Ms. Spiers outlines, as tragic as these are, the dehumanizing means by which too many of those people have been notified of their terminations tells us more about the absence of caring and respect

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8 Mistakes That Destroy Credibility With Prospects (& How to Avoid Them)

Hubspot Sales

The average buyer in this day and age is shrewd — naturally skeptical of salespeople and having certain standards reps have to measure up to. That makes establishing credibility central to the success of any sales effort. But maintaining that kind of trustworthiness and legitimacy over multiple sales conversations can be easier said than done — a lot of reps run into hitches, hiccups, and human errors that undermine their credibility with prospects.

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3 Things Top Sellers Always Do During Sales Calls


Schools probably don’t do this anymore, but when I was in elementary school (GenX-er here), we were taught how to use the telephone. The telephone company donated a dozen rotary phones, and we paired up to practice how to answer the phone, take a message, call a neighbor, and call 911. It was a room full of 8-year-olds running through call scripts like pint-sized sales reps.

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

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

Most buyers today spend approximately two-thirds of their journey digitally and anonymously before contacting vendors directly. Intent data can help B2B marketers reach active buyers earlier, influence their journey, and close more deals. However, not all intent data is created equal. Perceiving interest as intent will lead you down a rabbit hole with no program performance.

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The Crunchbase 2023 Influential Women in Sales List


The Crunchbase 2023 Influential Women in Sales List is a submission-based list. Full methodology details are available at the end of this article. They’re taking the reins at their companies and driving explosive growth. They’re launching sales podcasts, YouTube channels and startups of their own. They’re creating safe spaces to empower female professionals and championing diversity in sales, both inside and outside their organizations.

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5 Reasons Why the Customer Success Team Should Be Marketing’s New Bestie

Sales and Marketing Management

Customer Success teams hold priceless information for marketing. And marketing can amplify the work of the Customer Success team. In the era of doing more with less, this is a collaboration that will yield real results. The post 5 Reasons Why the Customer Success Team Should Be Marketing’s New Bestie appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Grow Revenue During a Recession by Being Counter-Intuitive

Understanding the Sales Force

All the requirements have been met. We have already seen these factors occur across the board: Low QoQ GDP. High interest rates. Massive layoffs. Inflation. Stock Market down. Cost-cutting. We are now seeing these events in sales organizations: Missed forecasts. Closing delays. Failure to hit quotas. Order cancellations. We know what doesn't work in a recession.

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Move Deals Through Your Pipeline With The Centricity Model

Alice Heiman

Sean Doyle applies behavioral science to marketing and the sales funnel. His model is called Centricity and he shares important lessons about alignment between sales, marketing and customer success to move deals through the funnel. Sean says, “Deals stall in the middle of the funnel because we aren’t giving the buyer what they need to make a decision.If you are still feeding them information about your product features and benefits, they are 80% likely to decide to stick with the old, lower risk

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Reinforcement: The Key to B2B Sales Rep Training

Will your B2B sales rep training program result in long-lasting sales performance improvement? Or will it all be forgotten within days? If you’re investing in a B2B sales training initiative, give your program the best chance of success by implementing a reinforcement program designed to improve retention and keep the momentum of your training message going until your reps have the opportunity to really apply it.

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How to Get Your Life Together

Grant Cardone

Everyone goes through ups and downs. So, it is natural that at certain points we wonder, “How am I going to get my life together?” THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU DON’T STAY LOST. Even though my life is organized today, doesn’t mean that it was always that way. You could say that my existence […] The post How to Get Your Life Together appeared first on GCTV.

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Welcome email templates for nurturing new customers


Table of Contents 3 tips for effectively crafting any welcome email Prioritize your subject line Personalize whenever possible Proofread your message See the Templates Discount code Personalized video Free trial (Most Viewed Template) Brand promise Storytelling Community-focused incentive Hybrid Confirmation / Welcome From a Real Human “Welcome to Your Trial” Product-Focused Free Gift “Thanks for Subscribing” Reminder Email Onboarding When a prospect makes the decision to become your c

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How to Become a Sales Leader

Predictable Revenue

Michael Covre joins Collin Stewart on this episode of the Predictable Revenue podcast to discuss how to become a sales leader. The post How to Become a Sales Leader appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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