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Sales Success: Key Mindsets and Skills from The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need

Iannarino

I had already written the book when the publisher approached me and asked if I had ever considered writing a book. I told him that I already had. He asked me why he couldn’t find it, and I told him that it wasn’t out yet. It would be available early next year, on January 15, 2016. Then, he asked me what it was called. I told him what I planned to call it.

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Don’t Leave Home Without It: Pre-Call Planning

Anthony Cole Training

Remember the tagline and series of commercials by American Express, “Don't leave home without it?” In this case, we don't want salespeople to leave the office without pre-call planning and pre-call preparation. This is a specific discipline, a hallmark and habit of all great salespeople.

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The Conundrum Of “Freeing Up Time,” Part 1

Partners in Excellence

We, rightfully, constantly seek to free up time. Yesterday, coaching an executive, the key issue was “freeing up time.” For such a senior executive, to some it might seem surprising, but it comes up in virtually every conversation I have, at every level of the organization. It’s interesting, I see two, almost diametrically oppose, things happening when we look to free up time.

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Nearly 60% of Google searches end without a click in 2024

Search Engine Land

A majority of Google searches – 58.5% in the U.S. and 59.7% in the EU – result in zero clicks. A zero-click search happens when users end their session or enter a new query without clicking on any results. This data comes from a new zero-click search study published by Rand Fishkin, SparkToro’s CEO and co-founder, based on clickstream data from Datos, which is owned by Semrush.

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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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The Young Patriots of the American Revolution: Ages and Lasting Impact

Iannarino

Discover the youthful courage that fueled the American Revolution! A large part of my library is of writing from the time of the American Revolution. There is no better story of freeing oneself from tyranny. You may not know how young many of the rebels were when they challenged the superpower that was England.

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Latest Podcasts: Transformative Leadership

Force Management

Last month, the Revenue Builders Podcast welcomed leaders who have embraced risks and unique approaches that have led to true transformation for their organizations, teams and careers. From the transformative power of knowing your purpose to navigating new and untapped markets, these conversations provide insight and inspiration that could help you transform your approach to reach even greater success.

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GDPR is a help, not a hindrance, to marketing

Martech

You’ve launched new social campaigns, optimized your website and established thought leadership opportunities. While these are crucial to running a successful business today, there is a critical fourth element that can’t be overlooked: Data privacy. Six years ago, the European Union set global standards for data privacy compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Lost Art Of Closing and the Secrets of Gaining Sales Commitments: A Non-Linear Approach

Iannarino

Discover how mastering the art of securing multiple commitments can transform your sales strategy and boost your win rates.

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Meta’s ad attribution update gives clearer view of conversions

Search Engine Land

Meta has introduced new attribution settings in its Ads platform, allowing advertisers to distinguish between all conversions and first-time conversions. How it works. Advertisers can now choose between two attribution options: All Conversions: Shows every conversion after an ad view or click First Conversion: Displays only the first conversion after an ad view or click Why we care.

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The Problem With Sales Math, A Thought Experiment

Partners in Excellence

The answer to every seller’s dream is more volume. “If we only had more leads, we could have more top of funnel, which produces more opportunities, …… ” We have the algorithms that help us identify what we need to achieve our goals. Simplistically, “X top of funnel produces Y revenue.” For whatever revenue goal we have, we calculate the top of funnel required to achieve that goal.

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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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4 ways to increase email engagement with your current ESP

Martech

I’m pretty frequently asked some version of this question: “How can we get more out of {ESP name}?” Before I launch into my answers, I’ll say this: it’s very, very rarely about the ESP. I don’t mean to diminish the differences between ESPs or that some ESPs make it easier to work the levers that can truly empower great email campaigns. But I’ll also say that in my decade-plus of experience in email marketing , I’ve learned that no matter your ESP, you can drive incredible growth increases by dia

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The Top 11 Reasons You're Struggling to Increase Sales (and How to Overcome Them)

Iannarino

Discover the key obstacles holding you back from achieving your sales goals and learn actionable strategies to overcome them.

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11 of the best free tools every SEO should know about

Search Engine Land

Working in SEO requires various tools for research and analysis. We need to understand website performance, market trends, user behavior, competitor activity and the effort needed to achieve our goals. While premium tools offer many useful features, several free tools can significantly enhance your SEO efforts. If you are a freelancer just starting out or working in-house with little budget to spend on tools and software, the following can provide you with (almost) everything you need. 1.

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What If We Assumed Indecision/Uncertainty Is Pervasive?

Partners in Excellence

Ted McKenna blew me away in a conversation today. He posed the question, “What if indecision is always there?” It got my mind spinning. We’ve not paid much attention to indecision, and I’ll add uncertainty. Too often we, me included, have tended to be “just the facts” oriented. We help people identify what they are trying to do, we help them understand they issues that impact them, how they might look at them.

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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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5 big ways to turn up the voice of your customer in your marketing

Martech

To know and be known is the essence of a relationship. To know — and understand — your customers, you need to listen to them. It seems so obvious, yet many marketing efforts miss this perspective. For all the claims of being “customer-obsessed,” brand stories focus too much on the brand itself and not the reason for its existence. B2B buyers need even more empathy, information and reassurance when deciding to purchase.

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The Real Secret to Sales Success: Conversations over Collateral

Iannarino

I was 20 years old and working in a staffing company. Even though I wasn’t a salesperson, I had always made cold calls and won clients when working in my family’s staffing business. I would interview candidates in the morning and attend meetings with prospects in the afternoon. Los Angeles provided a target-rich environment. There were three sales reps in our branch office.

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Google launches tool to simplify Enhanced Conversions setup

Search Engine Land

Google rolled out a Chrome extension designed to help advertisers troubleshoot their Enhanced Conversions setup called EC Assist. Why we care. Enhanced Conversions are crucial for improving Google Ads performance, but setting them up correctly can be a challenge. How it works: Advertisers install the EC Assist Chrome extension They run a test conversion on their website EC Assist identifies potential issues and suggested next steps Between the lines.

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5 Essential Books About AI

Salesforce

In a world where advances in artificial intelligence (AI) happen seemingly on a daily basis, you might wonder whether books about AI are rendered obsolete before they can even reach bookshelves. While there’s no slowing down the pace of innovation, slowing down to read a book can be the best way to gain a deeper understanding of complex ideas. The books on this list offer perspective from some of the industry’s most prominent leaders and thinkers, illuminating the history of AI, the current land

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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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How martech vendors can navigate the slow death of net-new deals

Martech

Based on my conversations across the marketing technology landscape, we’re at saturation. Net new deals are dwindling, with the market resembling a stagnating pond instead of a dynamic ecosystem. The industry’s growth, once fueled by a relentless drive for innovation and differentiation, now sputters as most companies have what they need (and if they don’t, they’re making do).

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Proven Strategies for Consistently Increasing Sales Revenue: Insights from Leading Growth

Iannarino

Leading Growth: The Proven Formula for Consistently Increasing Revenue was published towards the end of 2022. After writing four books to provide a modern approach to selling in the 21st Century, I turned my attention to one of the more difficult roles in any sales organization. This role is the sales manager.

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12 SEO metrics to add to your digital PR measurement program

Search Engine Land

PR and communication professionals can greatly enhance their measurement strategies in today’s digital landscape by integrating SEO metrics. The traditional “funnel” approach, which starts with brand awareness, is outdated in a world where customer journeys often begin with a simple Google search. By learning from SEO professionals and their focus on helpful, reliable content, PR experts can better understand and reach their audiences.

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Yes, Referral Programs Work for SaaS. But You Gotta Put in the Work. And The Time.

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Do Referral Programs Work for SaaS? Well, for sure. But … it almost always takes longer than you think than direct sales: Salesforce announced a little ways back that its partners were the #1 source of its new bookings. 40% of HubSpot’s and Shopify’s and Gorgias’ customers come from agencies and other partners You can see in our deep dive with HubSpot co-founder and chairman Brian Halligan how their revenue from partners isn’t just critical … but

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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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HubSpot’s June 2024 updates: New automation options, big sales improvements and more

Martech

HubSpot introduced a wave of new updates in June. We’ve explored them all to separate the nice-to-haves from the game changers. June’s biggest updates include improvements to enhance your data management, automate more routine tasks and streamline workflows. Sales teams will also be excited to hear about new enhancements to research tools and lead prioritization.

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Unlock Positivity and Success with "The Negativity Fast" - Transform Your Life Today

Iannarino

Discover how a powerful negativity fast transformed my life and can do the same for you.

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Search everywhere optimization: 7 platforms SEOs need to optimize for beyond Google

Search Engine Land

What’s the “new” SEO ? It’s “search everywhere optimization.” This means that, as organic search strategists, we must take more ownership to optimize beyond Google. Search is more fractured than ever, so people turn to places beyond Google to find what they need. My agency has access to a wealth of proprietary and client data and we’re seeing that, as search fractures, it’s tough to maintain and grow organic traffic.

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What’s Really Happening in Venture Capital Today with Redpoint Ventures Managing Director Logan Bartlett

SaaStr

There are a lot of haves and have-nots in the software industry today. Some companies have more people throwing money at them than they know what to do with, and others are struggling to raise any money at all. Logan Bartlett, Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures, shares their yearly “State of the Market” report to understand what is and isn’t happening in venture capital today. 2024 is the tale of two markets, so let’s get into some of the data.

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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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EU says Meta ad model violates Digital Markets Act

Martech

European Union regulators today said Facebook’s parent Meta violated its Digital Markets Act with its “pay or consent” ad model and may face massive fines. In this model, users must either pay to use Meta’s platforms ad-free or consent to their data being processed for personalized advertising. A statement released today said the model does not allow users to exercise their “right to freely consent” to the combination of their personal data.

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Brief History of Artificial Intelligence - From 1900 till Now

G2

The history of artificial intelligence may feel like a dense and impenetrable subject for people who aren’t well-versed in computer science and its subsets.

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Why are so many affiliate sites losing organic traffic?

Search Engine Land

Affiliate sites have been getting crushed in search rankings since Google’s March 2024 core update, and as a result, some are laying off teams or downsizing budgets. However, many believe they are following Google’s guidelines and have “helpful content” because the content comes from experience. What are they missing? Danny Ashton, founder of air purifier review site HouseFresh, wrote a passionate article about how “Google is killing independent sites” like Ho

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How to Build a GenAI Company for the Enterprise with Synthesia’s CEO

SaaStr

Synthesia has a great story, going from 0 to 50,000 customers. Accel Partner Philipe Botteri and Synthesia’s co-founder and CEO Victor Riparbelli deep dive into the lessons learned about building an Enterprise-focused Generative AI company and scaling it. The Long-Term Vision What will be possible with this technology in 10 years? Going from “Wow, this is a cool tool” to actually getting rid of all hardware is a process, and Victor believed we would be there within ten years of the company’s con

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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.