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Effective Sales Meeting Strategies

Anthony Cole Training

Every salesperson has attended sales meetings and left thinking “Why do I have to go to these meetings? They are a waste of time and not helping me get better at selling.” Sales leaders and managers must own and address this problem.

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OutBound 2024: The Return of Cold Calling and All-Bound Sales Strategies

Iannarino

Unlock the secret to mastering cold calling and all-bound sales strategies with OutBound 2024!

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Eat Their Lunch: Proven Strategies and Real-Life Examples

Iannarino

In 2018, I published Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition. I still believe in that mindset and skills you find in The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need and The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales. All of these books aim to help readers lead their clients at a time when many salespeople instead try to comply with their clients.

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Thinking About Retention, Renewal, Expansion Differently

Partners in Excellence

It is human nature to look at things from our own points of view. But it’s restricting our thinking in those ways that blinds us to things that are changing around us, threats, opportunities, challenges, disruptions. Retention, renewal, expansion is key to our success with customers. We want to create customers for life! We want to have the continue to buy from us.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Internal linking for bloggers: 9 mistakes to fix immediately

Search Engine Land

Internal linking is one of the most under-utilized arrows in the quiver of a site owner. Although inbound link building gets all the press, it’s the correct use of internal linking that can really move a site algorithmically when done strategically. Need to provide increased UX to users accessing content ? Use internal linking. Need to promote an inclusive, accessibility-compliant experience ?

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Draw Insights from Your Data with Salesforce Reports

Veloxy

Unlocking the power of your data is crucial to making informed decisions and driving growth. You may have a plethora of information sitting in your database, but being able to interpret the data into meaningful insights to create strategies is a different ballgame. Salesforce Reports offers a robust set of tools that your business can use to delve deeper into your data to gain insights and take decisive action.

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Sales Success: Master Elite Sales Strategies for Value Creation and Consultative Selling

Iannarino

Transform your sales game by leveraging the One-Up approach, a method that ensures you always stay ahead of your clients' needs and expectations.

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“This Is What We Do….”

Partners in Excellence

So many of our prospecting and initial conversations start with a variant of “This is what we do… ” It may be phrased as a question, “Do you need solutions that help you do these things… ?” Or it may be more directly tied to our products, “Our product will help you achieve this… ” However we phrase it, from the outset of the conversation, we are focusing the attention on us, our company, and our products.

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Google Ads makes broad match default for new search campaigns

Search Engine Land

Google Ads made broad match the default setting when creating new Search campaigns, a departure from its previous default of having broad match turned off. Why it matters. This change could significantly impact campaign performance and budget spend if advertisers aren’t vigilant. Key details: Broad match is now enabled by default for new Search campaigns Could lead to increased costs if proper negative keywords aren’t in place Between the lines.

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Coate: We Have a 25 Year IPO Backlog. But Software Will Bounce Back Soon.

SaaStr

So Coate a leading multi-stage VC firm put up a ton of great data in its East West conference. A few that I thought we were super helpful for SaaS folks: “At the 8th annual East Meets West (EMW) conference, we gathered technology leaders from around the world for three days of thought-provoking conversations and connection building. We kicked off the event with our annual “Coatue View on the State of the Markets” to provide an outlook on the macroeconomic landscape that helps guide our vi

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How to Improve Email Deliverability and Optimize Each Send

Learn how to optimize email deliverability and drive greater email ROI. What lands your email in the customer’s inbox? Understanding those factors, otherwise known as email deliverability, is critical to getting the most return on your campaign investments. But the “rules” around which factors land you in the spam folder aren’t always easy to keep up with.

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Alphabet’s acquisition of HubSpot isn’t happening

Martech

Sources have told Bloomberg that Alphabet’s potential deal to acquire HubSpot has been shelved. “Parties didn’t get to due-diligence stage in deal talks,” said the report. Early rumors about the talks seemed to solidify at the end of May, when CNBC’s David Faber reported the companies continued to have discussions and an all-stock deal was on the table.

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How Technology is Destroying Relationships and What You Can Do About It

Iannarino

Discover the hidden ways technology is eroding our personal connections and learn actionable steps to reclaim meaningful relationships.

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“Relationship” Selling….

Partners in Excellence

I was listening to a webcast recently and the “new” concept of “Relationship” selling came up. Apparently the speakers were noticing the fact that to develop trust and confidence with our customers, we have to build some sort of relationship. The discussion went further, discussing concepts around FOFU, sensemaking, decision confidence, all requiring some level of relationship in helping the customer understand and move forward.

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How to harness the power of data gathering for SEO

Search Engine Land

Data gathering through original research has long been hailed as the ultimate tool for link building. As AI-generated content becomes more prevalent and sites like Reddit are dominating , original research is at its most necessary. In a world where unique content reigns supreme, you can’t beat the value of first-party data collection. It’s more than just link bait; it’s future-proofing your SEO strategy.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Dear SaaStr: How Can You Ensure a Smooth Transition When A New Team Member Takes Over a Customer Account?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: How Can You Ensure a Smooth Transition When A New Team Member Takes Over a Customer Account? Add value in the first interaction. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a random email, “Hi, Tony is gone from the company. I know nothing about you, but I’m your new rep. Can we schedule a call?” Find some way to add value.

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Essential KPIs to measure generative AI’s success in marketing

Martech

No marketing technology series would be complete without discussing the ever-important measurement of success or KPIs. I have been writing about KPIs and ROI my entire career, with the topic becoming especially hot and heavy during the dawn of social media. I recall discussing the topic at a digital marketing dinner about 15 years ago, where after several glasses of wine, the bold consensus was to forget direct ROI and instead find inherent value in the new relationships we could garner on socia

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How to Elevate Your Sales Strategy: Shift from Solution Selling to Strategic Empathy

Iannarino

Unlock the secret to skyrocketing your sales by shifting your focus from showcasing solutions to demonstrating strategic empathy.

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Creating Core Memories: How to Build Emotional Connections with Customers

G2

It isn’t called the attention economy for nothing. Today’s brands don’t just compete with their products or services – they’re vying for a spot in the lives of their customers. One of the most powerful ways to achieve comes down to crafting core memories , those deeply emotional moments that stick with customers long after they’ve interacted with a brand.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Hidden Google tool reveals GA4 and Google Ads discrepancies

Search Engine Land

Google Analytics 4 (GA4) contains a concealed report that allows users to compare conversions exported to Google Ads and explains discrepancies between the platforms. Why we care. This hidden feature provides advertisers with a valuable tool to reconcile differences in conversion data, potentially improving campaign accuracy and performance. How to access: Start with your standard GA4 property URL Append “/advertising/key-event-differences” to the URL The full URL should resemble: &#

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Dear SaaStr: How Hard Is It To Break Into Venture Capital?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: How Hard Is It to Break Into Venture Capital? It’s a tiny industry that is tough to break into. For sure. Truly tiny. There are only a few hundred VC firms, and each may only need 1-3 more junior investors. That means a handful of positions, really. There just aren’t that many VC firms, and they don’t have that many employees. But here’s the thing folks don’t get: just about every VC fund I know — including SaaStr Fund / 2024 itself — is hiring.

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Avoid customer journeys becoming a bad trip – be position-less by Optimove

Martech

Imagine you were entrusted with ensuring a planeload of people lands smoothly and safely. Then on top of that, imagine you are also responsible for their comfort and responding to their every need to make their journey fantastic. As a marketer, you are. Today, you can microsegment based on customer preferences. Essentially, all those “like-minded people” are on the same buying journey.

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Deal Slippage

Partners in Excellence

Deal slippage is a huge issue for all sellers, but also for buyers. Let’s dive into what drives deal slippage. Most deal slippage is not really deal slippage. Let me call it “faux slippage.” This slippage has nothing to do with the buyer, their sense of urgency, or when they need to have a solution in place. Faux slippages is a result of seller error.

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd Party Intent Data: Which Is Right for You?

How do 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party intent data compare? 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party data each have specific advantages and disadvantages. It comes down to four factors: accuracy, cost, control and quantity. This infographic explains the pros and cons of each and helps you understand which one is best for meeting your business objectives. Intent data can be a great way to fill your pipeline and close more deals.

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The SEO’s guide to Google Search Console

Search Engine Land

Google Search Console (GSC) is a free gift from Google to SEO professionals that tells you how your website is performing. With data-packed amenities, SEOs can scavenge through GSC to locate stashes of hidden nuggets like clicks and impressions from search queries, Core Web Vitals and whatever other surprises lay within your website. Custom regex filters take you around your million-page website.

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65% of You Pay Your SF and NY Reps More

SaaStr

So I wondered how many of us still pay sales reps in SF and NYC more than the rest of the country. Or put differently, pay reps outside of the top most expensive tech centers … less. There are arguments on both sides on whether to pay reps the same everywhere across U.S. … or not: SF and NYC are much more expensive in terms of cost of living.

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How to produce modular content to drive personalization at scale

Martech

This article was co-authored by Rene Cizio. The proliferation of marketing channels and evolving consumer behaviors have created new challenges for content creation and delivery. To meet these demands, organizations are turning to modular content. Learn how this approach supports a comprehensive channel strategy that aligns with brand objectives, addresses consumer needs and optimizes the content pipeline.

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Here’s How Membrain Uses Membrain

Membrain

When I set out to build Membrain , it wasn’t just about adding another tool to the sales team’s toolbox. I was on a mission to elevate the sales profession. As an entrepreneur and sales professional myself, I saw a need for a powerful human and process-centric platform that would serve as more than a database and instead drive behaviors, skills, and processes to help complex B2B sales teams become more effective.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Cat Insurance….

Partners in Excellence

Long time readers will know that I sometimes choose a topic that’s not the “real topic.” It’s often a way for us to think about far deeper issues. For example, while I talk a lot about “relationship selling,” and the importance of human to human connection in selling and business, I’m also making a commentary on society, in general.

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Google AI Overviews only show for 7% of queries, a new low

Search Engine Land

Google’s AI Overviews now appear less than 7% of the time. This is one of 10 noteworthy findings from a new analysis of AI Overviews. This trend or less visibility for AI-generated answers started in mid-April, when the number of Google Search results without SGE jumped to 65% , up from 25%. Google then announced the rollout of AI Overviews in the U.S. at Google I/O in May, and the trend continued.

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The First VIP CRO+CEO Poker Night at SaaStr Annual!

SaaStr

So we had a “SaaStr Royale” casino at SaaStr Annual last year and it was a big hit, so we’re going to do an invite-only VIP version on September 11 for 100+ top CEOs and 100+ top CROs (and VP of Sales). The goal: The best CEOs never get a chance to know enough top CROs. The top CROs really only get a chance to meet new CEOs when they are job hunting It’s rare 200 of the best CEOs and CROs get together just to have fun and chat SaaS!

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Why B2B marketers get their signals crossed

Martech

Did you know that you have your own intent data? You don’t need to buy it. If you are executing campaigns, especially in existing accounts, you have data that goes much deeper than you could buy. You just know where and how to look for it. Once you find it, you will realize that what has been sold or said to you about “signals” isn’t exactly true. The reality of intent signals As marketers, we’ve been told that there is a connection between a “signal” of a prospect seeking information with their

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5 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns to Take Yours to the Next Level

Your next big B2B marketing idea starts here. Get inspired with these five successful B2B marketing campaigns. Ready to generate more leads, interest, and revenue with your B2B marketing? In this comprehensive eBook, you’ll get: In-depth studies of five successful B2B marketing campaigns spanning a wide range of industries Key takeaways and lessons from each story to implement in your own strategy Resources to help your own B2B marketing thrive By submitting this form, you agree to have your con