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How to Motivate Your Sales Team

Anthony Cole Training

Most sales managers say that one of their greatest challenges is their ability to motivate and set goals for their salespeople. If a sales manager can figure out what makes their people “tick,” they can better help them hit their goal numbers. Sales motivation seems like hard work because salespeople often value different things. There are, however, several steps a sales manager can take to establish a motivating environment.

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How To Make More Money in B2B Sales

Iannarino

You want to make more money in your role in B2B sales. Maybe you are motivated by money, or maybe you want to provide more for your family. Whatever the reason, you need to be careful about the advice you take when it comes to accomplishing your financial goals. Here are a number of things that sound good but may harm your ability to make more money.

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Being Present

Partners in Excellence

This is one of those knee jerk reaction posts. Two things happened in the past few days. I attended a conference. I was sitting toward the back of the room, there were about 100 people arrayed around tables watching the speaker. The speaker was a noted expert in the subject area. People had paid a lot of money just to hear that speaker (over $1K). As I looked around the audience, few eyes were on the speaker.

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How to Write Effective AI Prompts for B2B Sales

Force Management

Whether you’re a sales leader, manager, or seller, we’ve all been hearing a lot about the potential of AI for sales. You may already be incorporating some AI-powered tools in your sales stack. Like any new technology, generative AI tools require a learning curve to be most effective. Generative AI tools like ChatGPT, Microsoft Copilot, Google Gemini or Claude in particular can give very different quality outputs depending on the input they’re given.

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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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Google Ads phasing out card payments

Search Engine Land

Google is notifying some advertisers that they must transition away from paying for Google Ads via credit or debit card by July 31 or face account suspension. The big picture. The move is part of Google’s effort to steer high-spend advertisers toward more automated payment methods better suited for scaling ad investment. Details. Impacted advertisers will only be allowed to use bank-based payment options going forward: Monthly Invoicing (Google’s recommended approach) with 30-day pay

Growth 139
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Mastering Consultative Sales Training: Strategies for Success

Iannarino

In today's ever-changing business landscape, mastering consultative sales training can be the key to unlocking your sales team's potential and driving success.

Consult 225

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How to bridge the gap between creative marketers and marketing analysts

Martech

Data-driven marketing organizations must create a conduit of information between their data teams and creative teams. However, legacy organizational structures, specialty skills and a lack of shared information often hinder this flow. Let’s explore the roots of the divide between creative marketing teams and marketing analysts and uncover practical solutions to bridge this gap.

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13 SEO takeaways from Google’s Elizabeth Tucker at SMX Advanced

Search Engine Land

SMX Advanced opened with a bang today as Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz interviewed Elizabeth Tucker, director, product management, Google Search. Here are some highlights of the wide-ranging keynote interview, which included discussion on creating helpful content, the biggest Google core update ever, why Search results may be volatile and more. 1.

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Decision Making: Proving You Believe You Belong In the Room

Iannarino

In the competitive world of B2B sales, proving you belong in the decision-maker's room is crucial for winning high-stakes deals.

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What Is Your Willingness To Be Uncomfortable?

Partners in Excellence

We live in a world of “discomfort.” And our natural tendencies are to actively avoid or escape discomfort or uncomfortable situations. Our discomfort tends to arise when things aren’t happening the way we expected them to happen. We expect a certain response or reaction in a conversation, and we get something entirely different from what we may have wanted or hoped for.

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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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Ten Reasons Why Our Sales Training Is Different

Force Management

There are a lot of sales training organizations out there. It can be difficult to cut through the noise and find the solution that is right for your company. IIn case we haven't worked together yet, here's a look at how the Force Management approach is different and drives success and immediate impact for our customers.

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YouTube embeds ads into videos to beat ad blockers

Search Engine Land

YouTube is testing serving ads directly embedded into video streams – the latest move in its war on ad-blockers. Why it matters. The “server-side ad injection” approach bakes ads into the core video file itself, making them indistinguishable from content for client software and extensions that try to filter out advertising. Why we care. By embedding ads directly into video streams, this approach will have an advertiser’s ads mirror the look of the content, effectively bypassing ad-bl

Campaign 131
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Top 5 Conversations to Avoid in First Sales Meetings for Ultimate Success

Iannarino

Transform your sales strategy and skyrocket your success by eliminating these outdated first-meeting conversations.

Meeting 144
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How Personalized Marketing Keeps Customers Past the Honeymoon Stage

Salesforce

Your guide to personalized marketing What is personalized marketing? The 6 do’s and don’ts of personalized marketing Personalized marketing in action How Salesforce uses Data Cloud to close deals faster It feels like you’ve found “the one” — a customer ready for a long-lasting brand relationship built on personalized marketing. But then, just as quickly as the sparks fly, they fizzle out.

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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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Oracle says goodbye to the adtech business

Martech

With one line in an earnings call on Tuesday full of positive talk around cloud computing and artificial intelligence, Oracle CEO Safra Catz put an end to a line of business Oracle built through acquisitions for more than a decade. “In Q4, we decided to exit the advertising business, which had declined to about $300 million in revenue in fiscal year ’24,” Catz said.

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Head of Google Search: AI mistakes won’t prevent progress

Search Engine Land

Google will continue developing AI features despite ongoing and potential issues, according to Liz Reid, the company’s head of Search. What it means. When it comes to AI in Search, Google will continue to take thoughtful risks, test extensively and quickly respond to any problems, Reid said during an all-hands meeting last week, CNBC reported.

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Maximize Your Productivity: Plan Your Week with These Proven Strategies

Iannarino

Unlock your potential by mastering the art of weekly planning to boost productivity and sales success.

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One Way to Succeed in Sales: Be Super Responsive

SaaStr

So there are few things more frustrating than when hit “Contact Me” — which after all, is a high-intent signal — and no one gets back to you that day. Or the next. Or just as bad, a few days later, a BDR or SDR gets back to you — but not to help, but to qualify you. So frustrating. Later, when you have RevOps and SalesOps and a proven VP of Sales, they’ll own this.

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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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Confessions from email jail

Martech

What’s on your email rap sheet? In my last MarTech column, “ Stop! Or go directly to email jail ,” I listed 10 crimes that could send digital marketers to the email Big House — from misdemeanors like sending transactional emails without even a line of business-building promotional copy to felonies like buying a list or skipping authentication.

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Why video is key to building brand identity and engagement

Search Engine Land

As technology advances and high-speed internet connects more people, businesses of all sizes are realizing the power of video content to build their identity and engage with audiences. This article explores how brands are leveraging video to stand out in a crowded market. We’ll look at why video is so effective, examine case studies of successful video marketing strategies and discuss the various forms video content can take.

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Strategies to Outshine Your B2B Competitors in Sales: An In-Depth Analysis

Iannarino

Discover the key factors that will give you an edge over your competition in B2B sales.

B2B 144
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The State of Martech: G2 Data Reveals Latest Martech Trends

G2

Discover the latest marketing technology trends for 2024, from automation to AI adoption, based on the latest G2’s exclusive state of MarTech report.

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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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AI is a game changer, but not generative AI

Martech

The generative AI arms race may be over before most people know it’s begun. Take the case of genAI as an assistant, helping users find their way around their dashboards, their messaging apps, their datasets, summarizing documents and chats and answering questions posed in natural language. Everybody’s doing it This week at PegaWorld I heard a lot about Pega’s Knowledge Buddy, an assistant trained on an organization’s own data and also plugged into an LLM, in this case Ope

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Google Analytics fixes paid search attribution

Search Engine Land

Google is rolling out an update to attribution models in Google Analytics 4 (GA4) to more accurately credit paid search campaigns for driving conversions. Why it matters. The change addresses an issue where conversions that should be attributed to paid search clicks were sometimes incorrectly assigned to organic search, especially for single-page applications.

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How Understanding Second Order Effects Can Skyrocket Your Sales Success

Iannarino

Discover the overlooked factors that could be the key to doubling your sales wins.

Sales 130
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How Much More Should Your Sales Team Do … Than Just Plain Selling?

SaaStr

So in the earlier days especially, you’ll be tempted to lean on the sales team to do more than just … sell. Especially, more after they get an e-signature. Especially because the first 1-2 successful reps you hire will often be a bit of a product expert, and be great at really understanding customer problems. So you’ll be tempted to have your sales team … do more than just sell: Have them do customer success, and manage the account Have them do some support, since the c

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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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4 tips to build customer loyalty with email

Martech

Sales is anything but a numbers game. Sending templated emails in bulk might get you a bigger reach, but you’re antagonizing most, if not all, recipients. To achieve real customer loyalty, it’s important to stop referring to leads as “prospects” and start treating them like real people. 1. Warm it up The first rule of cold emailing? Avoid it if you can.

Customers 114
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5 reasons why your content isn’t working and how to create helpful content Google wants to rank

Search Engine Land

Since the August 2022 helpful content update, Google has been emphasizing “helpfulness” for ranking content on SERPs. Now, Google has incorporated helpfulness signals into the March 2024 core update. It’s now a huge part of search. So, what exactly is helpful content? Are you meeting Google’s “helpful” content requirements? This article is a one-stop solution guide to help you clarify this question and create content that meets Google’s standards for usefulness, value and

Angle 121
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How to Create a Winning Multi-Channel Marketing Strategy

G2

Multi-channel marketing lets you engage customers across multiple media channels and convert them when they’re ready. Discover its pros, cons, and tips.

Customers 116
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Should You Round-Robin Leads? Or Make Reps Earn Them?

SaaStr

So I grew up in a sales world where there were basically two ways to distribute leads to the sales team: round-robin, or territories. And even when you went to territories, leads were generally routed round-robin in that territory. Four reps? Each got 1 out of 4 leads. As time went on, I learned to modify this a bit. Some reps could handle more leads than others and maintain efficiency.

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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.