Tools Don’t Make The Carpenter

Fill the Funnel

Tools don’t make the carpenter. He uses tools, both hand tools and some of the newest power tools to accomplish results. He knows which tool to use to accomplish his goal. I make my living primarily from speaking and writing about sales tools.

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Tools Don’t Make The Carpenter

Fill the Funnel

Tools don’t make the carpenter. He uses tools, both hand tools and some of the newest power tools to accomplish results. He knows which tool to use to accomplish his goal. I make my living primarily from speaking and writing about sales tools.

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Snap-on Tool Trucks and Sales Reps

Fill the Funnel

I asked my friend what was going on and he explained that every two weeks the Snap-on truck would stop by for his mechanics to check out the tools of their trade. What I learned was that each mechanic owns their own set of tools. tool truck training

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Five Tools Every Sales Manager Should Use

Your Sales Management Guru

Five Tools Every Sales Manager Should Use. During a recent podcast interview I was asked what I thought were the top five “systems or tools” that a Sales Manager needs to be successful. Once you have a sales team, constant attention to an organized training program becomes critical.

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Time To Upgrade Your Webinar Tools?

Fill the Funnel

Is it time to upgrade your online meeting tools and capabilities? Do you have any other technology tools ten years old? I have been buying most every tool that has come out in the “webinar” category for several years now.

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30 Web Tools in 30 Days 2013 Edition

Fill the Funnel

This marks the fourth year that I have done my 30 Tools in 30 Days campaign in September. It is back again this year with a new crop of web tools to help anyone involved in sales, marketing or growing a business. 30 in 30 - 2013 Web Tools 30 tools eBook Sales tools

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RIP: Sales Training

Sales Benchmark Index

Pipeline reviews, strategy sessions, forecasting analysis and sales training are all mentioned. Traditional sales training does not. Sales training is a form of their development. This is known as the event based training meeting.

Most Frequently Used Web Tool In My Tool Kit

Fill the Funnel

The most frequently used web tool in my tool kit currently is TimeTrade. As I began writing this series, I lined up a list of the newest, most interesting web tools that I have come across in the last few months.

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Sales Skill-Sets vs Sales Tool-Sets

Smart Selling Tools

So it’s not surprising that each time I talk with my friends on the sales training front, they tell me that the path to increasing sales is to improve selling skills. We shouldn’t be asking ourselves which is more important, skill-sets or tool-sets.

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My Favorite Sales Enablement Tools

Partners in Excellence

Sales Enablement tools are Hot! Developing and offering sales enablement tools is a multibillion dollar industry. It seems every week I get at least one email of a tool that is intended to help improve the effectiveness of sales people, managers, or anyone involved in sales.

New Video Tool Creates High Quality Results

Fill the Funnel

This new video tool creates high-quality results with all the bells & whistles. It incorporates the featues of a handful of other popular video tools into one system. Video Motion Pro is a breakthrough video tool that will be generating lots of buzz.

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Buying Facilitation® Training UK

Sharon Drew Morgan

Buying Facilitation® Training UK. A true skills training that facilitates learning, and a mirror to what buyers must do to manage their internal change and buy-in during their Pre-Sales decision path, participants learn to. 30-31 May, 1 June 2017.

9 Questions To Answer Before Introducing New Tools To Your Sales Team

Fill the Funnel

Selecting a new sales tool for your team can be a daunting task. Sales Tool consultancies such as Fill The Funnel and Smart Selling Tools have documented over 3,000 such tools currently available. Will you be replacing an existing tool?

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A 2026 excursion to the future of sales training

Sales Training Connection

Sales Training – 2026. As a way of exploring the future of sales training, let’s time travel to the year 2026 and examine the major trends of the day. A number of the authors writing back in 2016 suggested that sales training was at an inflection point.

When Scripts And Tools Aren’t Enough

Partners in Excellence

New tools, training, processes, capabilities all focus on helping sales people be more impactful, relevant, timely–as well as more efficient and effective. There’s a never ending set of tools that enable us to research and better understand the companies and people we are engaging. No tool, no training program, no script, no set or prescriptive guidelines can handle every situation, every customer, at any point in time.

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Small Business Owners Have Learned the Power of Web Tools

Fill the Funnel

Small business owners have learned the power of web tools. The economy was approaching chaos status, social media was beginning to gain some traction with business, and inside sales was starting to become more than just a training ground for the outside sales team.

3 Ways to Increase Sales Training Adoption

Sales Benchmark Index

Salespeople loathe sales training. As a sales enablement leader, you know when training is adopted it’s a win-win. Implemented training is directly related to real sales dollars. In turn, it makes training a success. It’s a prestigious connection to your sales training.

7 Ways to Kill Sales Training

Sales Benchmark Index

Sales Leaders leverage Sales Training as a tool for improvement. This article lists sales training poisons SBI has seen - and their respective antidotes. You will have access to guides, templates and tools to help your sales training efforts.

On Integrating Social Tools

The Sales Blog

” These arguments aren’t necessary for their to be value in using the social tools, and they do too much harm to salespeople and sales organizations. Used properly, the social tools can create that awareness, and they can allow you to nurture relationships over time.

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30 Seconds Matter: How Sales Tools Deliver Revenue Growth

Smart Selling Tools

Linda built her company into an international power-house having trained over two million sales professionals to date. Linda wanted to get my thoughts on sales tools and the role they play in today’s sales organizations. Sales Tools Deliver Revenue Growth!

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New Sales Tool Completely Changed My Experience

Fill the Funnel

I was introduced to a new sales tool called Sales Envy about three weeks ago, and I was skeptical…until I started using it. They called it a CRM tool, a sales automation tool, and frankly I have walked away from every CRM tool I have ever used and there have been dozens of them.

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LinkedIn Training for B2B Social Selling

Fill the Funnel

Excited to announce the public launch of LearnAboutLinked.com and the best LinkedIn training focused on B2B sales and marketing professionals that understand the power behind social selling. Having the opportunity to partner with Viveka to bring this training to the market is a blessing.

Three Ways to Increase Sales Training Adoption

Sales Benchmark Index

Salespeople loathe sales training. As a sales enablement leader, you know when training is adopted it’s a win-win. Implemented training is directly related to real sales dollars. In turn, it makes training a success. It’s a prestigious connection to your sales training.

Confusing Sales Tools with Sales Answers Are You?

Increase Sales

Each day I receive announcements about new sales tools from CRMs, sales training software, books on sales, etc. Most suggest by purchasing these tools, they will be the answer to your sales problems.

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Sales Enablement Tools Help or Hinder

Score More Sales

Every sales leader is told, “buy this sales enablement tool – it will help you so much.” But sometimes these tools hinder our success. For example take Salesforce.com which is the predominant CRM tool sales teams use.

New Video Tool Is Grabbing Your Customers Attention

Fill the Funnel

Viddyoze is a tool that allows you to create high-definition professional animations for your training videos, sales videos, marketing videos and internal presentations. Original article: New Video Tool Is Grabbing Your Customers Attention ©2016 Fill the Funnel.

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When the Training Wheels Come Off

Sales Benchmark Index

Training dollars are being misallocated. Her sales manager knew her potential and sent her to a weeklong sales training. The Need-Payoff that she had been trained on was thrown out the window. Budget has been invested in Training and Development in the past year.

Stop Wasting Your Money On Sales Training!

Partners in Excellence

There’s probably a round of cheering from those who’ve been subjected to bad sales training programs. Every year, billions are spent on various types of sales training. But too often, the training doesn’t achieve the expected goals.

2 Sales Tools and Productivity Webinars on December 13th

Fill the Funnel

As you wrap-up what I hope was a successful 2012 and begin preparation for 2013, I think you will find some great ideas about sales tools during two Webinars to register for. Minimize Your Workload and Maximize Your Sales with Web Tool Automation. 31 Must-Have Sales Tools in 2013.

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The Just-In-Time Training Revolution

Sales and Marketing

The bad news: Messaging content and skills training approaches are not always present. The stuff you put in the technology has been lagging behind the ability of tools to dish it out. of the marketing messaging and sales training content — i.e. The time is now to integrate your marketing messages and skills training into one single, just-in-time, situation-specific experience for your salespeople.

Don’t Forget Your Old Tech Tools – Skype Is Alive and Well

Fill the Funnel

I hope you discover, or as in my case re-discover the ease of use and benefits of this grandfather of the tools world. The availability of 3rd party tools for both PC and Mac to record the sessions produced excellent in both audio and video quality.

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Top Social Selling Tools

Score More Sales

The Postwire page (one of my favorite tools for curation) has all ten of the tools mentioned, plus links to the presenters, moderator, and sponsor pages. What tools are you using to grow sales? ” What tool could you not work without?

5 Takeaways from a Sales Management Training

Sales Benchmark Index

I spent last week at a Sales Management training event with a client. As a Sales Operations leader, you must be allocating the right resources to training. Here are 5 key takeaways that made this training a success. Gamify the training. Train on Social Selling.

A Sales Enablement Tool for the CEO

Sales Benchmark Index

Trained the sales force and channel partners on the new product. This is very different than product training. To get an understanding of how prepared your sale force is for a launch, register for one of these sessions here to receive the Sales Enablement Gap Tool.

Web Tool Matches Your Expertise With Questions on Twitter

Fill the Funnel

A new web tool called InboxQ creates an automated way for you to view all of those questions, comments and requests for help on Twitter, on the topic of your expertise and guide those questions directly to you to answer. The tool is InboxQ. You are an expert in something.

Where Should You Focus Your Sales Training Efforts?

Sales Benchmark Index

Most likely the reps were not given the right tools to be successful. Sales Training Sales Operations Strategy Sales Enablement Director of Sales Enablement Are you seeing the benefits from your sales enablement program this year? If you are starting to see sales rep turnover.

Catch the GoSalesTrain for On-the-Go Sales Training

Dave Stein's Blog

I recently joined the advisory board of GoSalesTrain, a new mobile sales training platform that, through seamless integration with today’s most popular smart devices and web browsers, promises to change how sales training is delivered, absorbed, and retained.

13 Tools to Create and Share Your Presentations

Fill the Funnel

When that need arises the following tools can not only ease the creation process but save you some time, and allow you to create a presentation masterpiece. Brainshark is ideal not only for your sales and marketing efforts, but also for training, HR and public relations efforts.

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Process Tools Don’t Sell, Salespeople Sell

Jonathan Farrington

Are we becoming overly-obsessed with process and process tools? Skills are the ‘tools of the trade’ and have to be developed on an ongoing basis. General ASP Formula Linda Richardson's Sales Rescue Sales Process Sales Process Tools

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How to Design a Fast Ramp Training Program

Sales Benchmark Index

Step 2: Identify Training Needs and the Training Program. Now that productivity is defined, you need to identify the tools they need. Your training program should incorporate different modalities, topics and methods.