Thu.Jul 19, 2018

The Inconsistency of achieving Professional Performance Consistency

Babette Ten Haken

Achieving professional performance consistency is both a target for some professionals as well as a never-ending quest, for others. Why is that? Do you recognize yourself in any of these three professional performance scenarios?

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On Differentiation

Partners in Excellence

Differentiation is critical in helping customers select our solution over the alternatives. As important as it is, most sales people do a terrible job at differentiation. Ultimately, too many are unable to differentiate in meaningful ways, as a result they end up differentiating on price.

What is Draw Against Commission in Sales?


Commissions play a key role in your sales compensation plans, driving sales behaviors and motivating reps to hit their quota. Depending on your sales force structure and size, there are different sales commission structures that can be used in your incentive plan.

A Weekly Sales Planning System that Really Works

The Center for Sales Strategy

The following blog post was first published in 2015 by the late Steve Marx , founder of The Center for Sales Strategy, and has been one of the most popular posts in the blog’s history. Even though the text is updated, the message has never been more relevant. To learn more about Steve Marx, click here. Most of us don’t head to the supermarket without a list in hand, and without knowing exactly what we intend to come home with. I needn’t explain why.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

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Are You Asking the Right Discovery Call Questions?


The discovery call is an exploratory expedition, scoping out new territory to decide if it’s the best location for a new business settlement. It’s like a first date, where you’re trying to ask the important, but not intimidating, questions to decide whether you should pursue a deeper relationship.

SalesPOP! Top Contributor Spotlight: Julie Hansen


Julie Hansen is July’s Contributor Spotlight! Each month, SalesPOP! interviews one of our top contributors, giving readers a peek into the mind of experts in the sales industry. Hansen leads the sales industry in presentations, helping salespeople to create and deliver the perfect sales presentation. She founded Performance Sales and Training , an organization that helps teach sales presentations, and offers workshops on mastering the craft.

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Better Sales Role Plays Part 2: Make It Realistic [VIDEO]

Funnel Clarity

Role playing is an indispensable tool for sales people to improve with colleagues. It allows your team to practice techniques in a low-stakes, comfortable environment. In this video, Abin Dahal, Funnel Clarity Inside Sales Representative and Tyler Vance, Funnel Clarity Account Manager break down the second of four steps you can take to improve the quality of your sales role plays. Team Performance

There is Good News About Buyer Objections. Do You Know It?

Jeff Shore

By Amy O’Connor. ?Why Why are we so terrified of buyer objections? We wince, we cringe and do all we can to avoid them. But why? What’s the very worse thing that could happen? They don’t buy! I’ve gotta tell ya, we don’t lose sales by dodging buyer objections. It’s actually the opposite.

What Is Sales Enablement and Why Should I Care?

Sales enablement is not really a new concept; it has been around for over 10 years. However, understanding the full application of sales enablement is a very different thing.

Rebecca Kacaba, Dealmaker CEO & Co-Founder: Corporate M&A Lawyer to Software Founder

Episode #17: Women in Sales Series. Listen: Soundcloud. |. iTunes. Your Favorite Podcast App ??. Watch: YouTube. Previous Guests: All Episodes. Rebecca Kacaba is the CEO and Co-Founder of DealMaker. She was previously a Partner at Dentons LLP, a Partner at Aird & Berlis LLP, and a Secondee at the Ontario Securities Commission. Rebecca earned her LLB at the University of Windsor and a Bachelor’s in Psychology at Western University.

29 Real Estate Blogs Every Realtor Should Read in 2018

Hubspot Sales

Realtors, you know you can’t be good at your jobs if you’re not plugged into the industry. But you also can’t start a real estate business -- or grow the one you have -- if you’re stuck behind a computer spending hours each week reading.

Brand Activation Manager: Job Description, Salary, & More


If you have a background in sales or marketing and you want to fire up a brand’s marketing strategy with lots of creativity, becoming a brand activation manager might be the best career choice for you. On the flip side, if your brand could use some extra creative marketing energy, a brand activation manager might just fill that void. In this post we’ll outline what a brand activation manager is, what it takes to shine in the role, and what options are available in the market right now.

Big Sales Presentations–Rehearsal Required – by Barbara Weaver Smith

Selling Fearlessly

You’ve made the cut! Your proposal was selected, and now you’re on the short list to present in person. You get the call on Thursday; they want you and your team at their place next Tuesday for a 45-minute presentation. NOW what do you do? Two business days to prepare! If you’re like most midsize […]. Selling

Salesforce Formulas for the Everyday Admin

Speaker: Steve Molis, Salesforce MVP

Steve Molis has put together a collection of universal formula tips and tricks, along with several of his personal favorites, so that you can get the benefit of a wealth of information without having to trawl through everybody else’s Salesforce problems.

Harnessing Emotions

Selling Energy

Think about how you interact with your prospects. Are you going from the outside in, or are you going from the inside out? In my experience, most people go from the outside in. They just bombard people with information – technical cut sheets, charts and statistics, and so forth. Here’s all the data. What do you think?” And of course, people are going to say (most often to themselves), “Good grief! I don’t even know what to do with all of this information.”. sales performance