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Required for Sales Success Today – A Strong Sales Technology Competency

Anthony Cole Training

Technology is transforming businesses and disrupting entire industries, including the world of selling, which has traditionally been categorized as primarily a “people business”. From prospecting to closing, today’s mobile, social, big data, and cloud technologies are revamping the sales process in ways that would have been inconceivable a few decades ago.

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Unlock the Joy of Selling: Top 10 Reasons Why Selling Is More Fun Than You Think

Iannarino

Discover why selling isn't just a job; it's an adventure that keeps on giving! Some salespeople don’t look like they are having fun selling. If you believe that selling is fun, you may feel bad for salespeople who are not enjoying it. Occasionally, you see a salesperson who is making too much of selling. If you are an extrovert, spending time talking with people is your nature.

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Driving a Revenue Mindset: 5 Takeaways from Our Conversation with Brian Walsh

Force Management

We recently hosted a live session on Driving a Revenue Mindset with our Managing Director and Facilitator Brian Walsh. He shared insights on what’s changing in sales, what remains critical, and what the most successful organizations are focusing on to maintain revenue momentum. Be sure to check out the full on-demand recording here.

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Change, Do We Really Understand It?

Partners in Excellence

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s a trite saying, but “The only constant in life is change……” Let me go through a few more just to get them off my chest: Be the change you want to see in the world… Nothing changes if nothing changes… Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end… Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine… Thanks for your patience, I need to get those out of my system.

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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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Decoding generative AI: Top LLMs and the app ecosystems they support

Martech

I’ve been writing about marketing tools for over a decade, and some of my earliest published articles were about the new breed of social media monitoring tools. Looking at those pieces today, two insights struck me: The basic approach and strategy of selecting technology tools to help us with marketing tasks hasn’t changed much (the good news). Everything else has changed dramatically (the not-so-good news).

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The Advantage of Being One-Up

Iannarino

If you want to win more deals, especially contested deals, you will need to be One-Up. Being One-Up means you have knowledge and experience your contact lacks. When you are One-Up, you can take advantage of this information disparity, allowing you to create value for your contacts in the sales conversation. This is often the variable that determines whether you win or lose a deal.

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The Interview….

Partners in Excellence

It’s Friday, it’s been a busy, but great week. Sometimes, my mind starts turning into jelly and goes to weird places. I imagined myself interviewing for the CRO position in a high growth start up. Dave: Thanks for the opportunity to speak, I’m sure I can have a great impact in driving growth in your sales organization. CEO: I’m excited to speak to you.

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Discount Dilemmas: How to Stand Firm on Your Fee

SalesProInsider

Have you ever tried to buy something with a verbal promise? Or deposit a compliment in your personal or business bank account? Of course not! You would be laughed at! Yet, that’s what can happen when discussing fees for service with prospective clients. Never Accept This Payment: Promises Won’t Pay Your Bills True story: An advisor in NJ had two great conversations with a prospective client who could not believe the services they would receive working with him compared to another option.

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Why I Teach the Oldest Sales Approach and Call It Modern

Iannarino

Discover how timeless wisdom and trusted advisors shape successful leadership and sales strategies, transcending centuries.

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Why the shift from ‘conversions’ to ‘key events’ in GA4 is a game-changer

Search Engine Land

The recent shift from “conversions” to “key events” in (GA4) represents a significant change that digital marketers, especially SEO professionals, need to understand and act on. This article explores the implications of this change and insights on how to leverage it to elevate your marketing reporting. Understanding key events in GA4 On March 21, I got an email from a former student who said he’d logged into Google Analytics 4 (GA4) that morning and saw, “Analytics conver

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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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Scratching My Head In Amazement……

Partners in Excellence

Andy Paul called my attention to a discussion in LinkedIn. It was, yet another, discussion on “sales math.” This one reported on research on win rates. It reported win rates declining from 2022 to 2024 from 23% to 19%, with win rates for deals with ACV over $100K declining from 18% to 16%. The data, by itself, is stunning. But the conversation related to the post was even more shocking, from too many perspectives.

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It’s time to turbocharge our path to email innovation

Martech

Back in 2017, I wrote an article for MarTech, “ Message to email marketers: Show me something different in 2018.” It popped up again while I was preparing a presentation, so I scrolled through to see if anything I advocated back then had become standard practice. The answer is, sadly, not much. Here’s what I was looking for: Stop depending on batch-and-blast.

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Life's Finite Canvas: Reflecting on Time, Mortality, and Technology

Iannarino

Introduction to Time and Mortality An average life is a little over 4,000 weeks. My countdowns app suggests I have 1,745 weeks, 5 days, and 19 hours. It is rare that I open the app to look at the number of weeks remaining. Just mentioning the number of weeks that may remain causes some people to recoil at the idea, as if ignorance might shield us from the inevitability of our end.

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Google: Ad Strength not used in Ad Rank

Search Engine Land

Ad Strength is not a “major factor” that stops a keyword from going to auction, despite what some advertisers may believe. That’s according to Google Ads Liaison Ginny Marvin. Ad Strength. Responding to a post on X from an advertiser who said “Ad Strength is a major factor in stopping a keyword from going to auction due to Ad Rank,” Marvin wrote : “Ad Strength is not used in Ad Rank and is *not* a ‘factor in stopping a keyword from going to auction due to Ad

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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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“Why I’m So Interested In Selling,” Barry Trailer

Partners in Excellence

Preface : Barry Trailer has been a leader in researching/surveying sales performance and providing deep insights into that performance. Something many people may not know is that Barry was trained as a civil engineer. Whenever I get on a Zoom call with him, I’m distracted by the classic drafting table on one wall of his office. We always exchange stories of sitting at those tables, doing designs on paper.

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Adopting consent-based analytics for long-term marketing success

Martech

It’s important to start monitoring consent management as part of your digital analytics strategy. Apart from the EU, various privacy laws in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and other regions require notifying users about using cookies at least in your privacy policy or through an opt-out banner if any personal information is being collected. Users are becoming increasingly aware of their privacy rights, opting out of tracking cookies more than ever (call it the fear of being stalked).

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Maximizing Trust and Expertise: Becoming a Trusted Advisor in Sales

Iannarino

Discover how to earn and maintain trust, and why offering genuine advice is your key to becoming an indispensable trusted advisor.

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Google Search Console security update improves management of ownership tokens

Search Engine Land

Google Search Console has released a security update around user permissions and controls management where you can better manage the ownership tokens. Ownership tokens are used for when people verify your site in Search Console, Merchant Center and other Google products and sometimes people who had access in the past to your profiles no longer should.

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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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Committed To Not Changing!

Partners in Excellence

We spend 100’s of millions on SKO speakers, books, and training–all focused on doing the things that drive business, sales and marketing performance. We are inspired by thousands of articles, podcasts, and videos–each offering the same answers to what we have to do to be successful. (I contribute my fair share to the clutter.) We know what we have to do, and, for the most part, each of us is well intended–we really want to do the things that cause us, our customers, and o

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Why relying on AI won’t improve the customer experience

Martech

What will customers remember after they have experienced your website, product, service or people? What will they tell their friends or colleagues about their experience — will they even mention it? A tremendous amount of investment and resources are being focused on integrating AI into the customer experience , from automating responses to comments on social media to improving the call center experience.

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Mastering Executive Briefings: Elevate Your B2B Sales Strategy

Iannarino

Discover how to transform your sales approach and outshine competitors with effective executive briefing strategies.

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Writing people-first content: A process and template

Search Engine Land

Want to rank highly in 2024 and beyond? Then, you must create what Google calls “ helpful, reliable, people-first content.” In this article, I will outline a process that shows you exactly how to do that and provide a simple template you can fill out to take your content to the next level. Spambusters At the time of writing, Google is doing some major spring cleaning to tackle some of the spammy, low-quality content littering the search results.

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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

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“Why I’m So Interested In Selling,” Inshal Khawaja

Partners in Excellence

Preface: Every once in a while, by pure chance, we meet someone who is inspiring. This is my experience with Inshal Khawaja. I first met Inshal about a year ago. I was working with Howard Dover on a “business acumen” program he was introducing into the UTD curriculum in the Fall of 2023. It involved interviews of senior sales executives.

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As lead gen grows on social media, marketers discuss what’s working

Martech

It’s one of the oldest debates in lead generation: quantity vs. quality. Marketers who are judged by the number of leads they generate will push for quantity. But big-ticket purchases in B2C and B2B will help marketers see ROI with a small number of wins, which pushes some marketers toward quality. Even with new channels and new tactics entering the fray on a regular basis, the debate around how to do lead gen rages on, including on social media channels.

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Unlock Higher B2B Sales Win Rates with These Proven Strategies

Iannarino

Master these five crucial sales strategies to significantly boost your win rates and improve your sales results.

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How to survive the search results when you’re using AI tools for content

Search Engine Land

The rise of AI content creation has been a game-changer – for better or worse. On the one hand, you have benefits like: Improved efficiency. Powerful content ideation. Rapid research. These efficiencies have allowed SEO programs to move faster and produced cost savings, added value and, in some cases, more revenue. On the other hand, you have issues like: Generic content.

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2 Retail Sectors That Are Completely Changing the Game: FMCG & Q-Commerce

Speaker: Joe Heather, Deliverect GM (UK&I) & Noah Hayes, Deliverect GM (US&CA)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Quick Commerce (Q-commerce) are two vibrant sectors that have undergone significant transformations with the advancements in digital technology. With growing internet penetration and the proliferation of smartphones, consumers' purchasing habits have unsurprisingly evolved. They now demand quick, convenient, and seamless shopping experiences, which both FMCG and Q-commerce sectors strive to provide.

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Dear SaaStr: A Big Tech Co Launched a Competitive Product. How Can I Tell How Serious They Are About It?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: A Big Tech Co Launched a Competitive Product. How Can I Tell How Serious They Are About It? In SaaS at least, I’ll give you one metric that is fairly reliable: How many dedicated sales professional do they have, just 100% selling the competitive product? If it’s none yet, it’s an experiment. If they’ve just made a “Head of” hire, it’s an experiment, but one that is getting budget.

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The state of data in 2024: How the ad industry is adapting to privacy regulations

Martech

Consumer privacy has become a major focus in the digital advertising industry. New regulations and growing public concerns over data collection practices have forced companies to rethink their strategies. As leaders in this field, it is our responsibility to adapt and evolve. It’s not enough to just comply with regulations. We must always serve the best interests of consumers.

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55 Software Development Statistics About the Latest Trends

G2

Engineers develop software that makes our lives easier. A lot goes into their process because they have to focus on so many areas, like frontend and backend functionality and user experience (UX). The software development lifecycle governs this process, from user requirements to final deployment and maintenance.

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U.S. search ad revenues hit record $88.8 billion in 2023

Search Engine Land

Paid search advertising revenues reached a new high in 2023 – though annual growth continues to slow, according to a new report. In total, search accounted for $88.8 billion of a record $225 billion in U.S. digital advertising revenues, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report: Full Year 2023, conducted by PwC. That figure represents a $4.4 billion increase over 2022.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.