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A Simple 3-Step Plan for Selling Success

Adaptive Business Services

While we can’t cover every aspect of selling in three simple steps, these are the critical ones. These 3 steps are the glue that holds the selling process together and they are repeatedly deployed throughout the sales cycle. Whenever I think of salespeople who I have interacted with as a customer , the really good ones all share these qualities. My insurance guy, Bruce, comes to mind.

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Buy Out Contracts: At Least Think About Making Them Part of Your Sales Toolkit

SaaStr

So we’ve done a few good posts on SaaStr about how to steal a customer / prospect from a competitor on SaaStr here: How to Steal a Customer From the Competition (a good one) Want to Steal a Customer From the Competition? You Gotta Do the Work (Of Course) Your Competition is Trying to Sell To, And Steal, Your Customers And yet, I still see so few SaaS companies doing even the most basic steps here.

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What Is “Salesmanship?”

Membrain

I read a fascinating article by Kelly Fairchild. She talked about “salesmanship.” It got me to thinking about, “What is salesmanship?” Based on the conversations I have with sellers and my social feeds, people seem to think salesmanship has to do with the following: Hitting quota, making commission Beating the competition Pitching products/solutions Prospecting, getting meetings Executing messaging sequences and outreaches across all channels to get meetings Persuading people to buy our products

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How to Organize a Prospect List for Booking First Meetings

Iannarino

It's important to be organized in sales. You always have open loops you need to close, like sending a new contact the case study they requested. Or perhaps you owe another client an edited contract for a new offering they are interested in buying. Being organized improves your efficiency , allowing you to do more work in less time and with less effort.

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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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#1: Faith | Tony's 5 Key Takeaways from 30 Years in Business

Anthony Cole Training

These last few weeks, I've shared 4 key things that have helped us grow and serve others in the last 30 years, hoping they will be helpful to others on their journey. Today I share the final key takeaway, #1: Faith.

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How to set up Google Analytics 4 using Google Tag Manager

Search Engine Land

Google Analytics 4 offers a robust, event-based approach to tracking website activity. However, the deprecation of Universal Analytics has forced many marketers to relearn their favorite analytics platform, using a dramatically different interface and walking through a new setup process. Event and conversion setup also comes with a higher learning curve.

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Stop Overcoming Objections, Start Resolving Concerns in B2B Sales

Iannarino

Over time, B2B selling has changed and become increasingly more complex. A large part of the changes in how we sell in the 21st-century result from the difficulty companies have making decisions around the things they buy.

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Latest Podcasts: The Leadership Mindset

Force Management

This month on Revenue Builders, our guests reminded us of the power of the mind. In leadership and life, the power of your mindset is clear - it affects your outlook, motivation and most importantly those around you. We look for a great mindset in those we partner with and who we hire. These are four stories that convey the transformative power of the mindset, from entrepreneurship to service.

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Build a winning marketing attribution framework by Cynthia Ramsaran

Search Engine Land

Equipping marketing leaders with the skills, tools and data they need to prove ROI is like setting out to sea on a fishing expedition. Rather than distributing equal bait to each rod of a marketing campaign despite not knowing which will produce the most bites, marketing attribution teaches marketers to assemble the best combination of bait before casting its line into a sea of prospects.

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Clams, Wagoneers, and Harings: Creativity Is Even More Important in an AI World

David Meerman Scott

Artificial Intelligence engines that generate text such as ChatGPT use large language models, which I like to think of as simply math applied to data (in this case text). These tools calculate the most likely next word to create sentences. When everyone is going predictable with AI, creative writing stands 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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Why You Must First Solve Buying Pain Points in B2B Sales

Iannarino

"Whoever is in a hurry, shows that the thing he is doing is too big for him." —The Earl of Chesterfield For as long as anyone can remember, salespeople have been trained to identify their prospective clients’ problems and their implications. This sales strategy has been part of B2B sales processes and is practiced by sales reps in many sales organizations.

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Marketing in the age of the omnipresent consumer

Martech

Multichannel. Omnichannel. Omnipresent. Beyond buzzwords, these marketing strategies aim to deliver a better customer experience — and drive greater business results. Using the right combination of channels is essential in today’s dynamic landscape. Here’s how to successfully engage with your audience and better fulfill their changing needs and preferences.

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This day in search marketing history: February 26

Search Engine Land

Google expands mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal In 2015, Google announced it would expand its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal, beginning April 21. This algorithmic change would have a “significant impact” in the mobile search results, impacting all languages worldwide, Google said. However, when April came, the general consensus was that Mobilegeddon was fairly insignificant , for all the hype and panic their Feb. 26 announcement created.

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Unlocking the Power of Personalization in B2B Healthcare Marketing

Heinz Marketing

By Karla Sanders , Engagement Manager at Heinz Marketing Personalization has become increasingly important in the B2B healthcare industry as companies seek to differentiate themselves from competitors and connect with prospects and customers on a deeper level. By customizing your messaging, using data to personalize your content, tailoring your website experience, and lead nurturing efforts, you can create a more engaging and relevant experience for your audience, which can drive better results

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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 Low Standards for Defining a Sales Opportunity Harms Goal Attainment

Iannarino

Sales leaders and managers demand their teams capture their activity and opportunities in the CRM. ( This tool could probably be more strategic. ) The sales leader desires to see every new opportunity logged as soon as the sales rep returns to their office. To ensure their success, sales leaders set goals around the number and the value of the opportunities salespeople need to create.

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OpenAI unveils ChatGPT API at very low prices

Martech

OpenAI has released APIs for ChatGPT and Whisper (which does speech-to-text conversion) at a price the company says is 10 times cheaper than its existing models. “ChatGPT and Whisper models are now available on our API, giving developers access to cutting-edge language (not just chat!) and speech-to-text capabilities,” the company said in a blog post.

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Why do customer relationships matter now more than ever? by Cynthia Ramsaran

Search Engine Land

Research has shown time and time again that existing customers are 50% more likely to try new products of yours and spend 31% more with you when compared to new customers. So how are you fostering these relationships and delivering repeatable and measurable revenue? In this session, marketing experts will share how you can build customer relationships that not only scale but drive revenue for 2023 and beyond.

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What Does ‘Real-Time Marketing’ Really Mean?

Salesforce

If you’re like most marketers, you’ve been hearing the term “real-time” a lot lately. And you’ve probably been wondering, what is real-time marketing? Are we delivering content in seconds? Milliseconds? Even faster? It can sound like marketers need to live in the world of the Oscar contender Everything Everywhere All at Once. Not necessarily. What matters is that you reach your customers when they need to be reached, with the right experience.

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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 Best Sales Training Courses for Sales Managers

Iannarino

Most sales organizations train their sales teams. Fewer train their sales leaders, even though the evidence suggests training sales managers improves their team's results. Leading a team requires many competencies and skills , so it's important to have a development plan for everyone. Five areas improve sales performance and solve the challenges of leading sales professionals.

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Marketing mix modeling: A marketer’s guide

Martech

Boards and the C-suite expect CMOs to lead the way to profitable growth in 2023 despite various macroeconomic pressures manifesting into the “ triple squeeze ,” making everything more expensive. And although marketing budgets, as a share of revenue, rebounded last year to more than 9%, according to the 2022 Gartner CMO Spend and Strategy Survey , they are still lower than they were in 2020, forcing CMOs to achieve more with less.

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Optimizing local landing pages for search: 8 best practices

Search Engine Land

For businesses with physical locations, creating landing pages for your city or town is a great way to boost local visibility. Local landing pages show your potential customers and Google where your physical locations are, the specific areas you serve and the products or services you offer. The content of these pages can include relevant information about the specific city or town you’re targeting and the business keywords you’re trying to rank for.

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In Uncertain Economic Times: How Anxiety and Magical Thinking Impacts B2B Sales

Heinz Marketing

By Cherie Singer , Strategic Solutions Ambassador at Heinz Marketing With challenging economic times afoot, it’s the perfect storm where faulty coping tactics like Magical Thinking can rear their ugly heads. Because when we’re in a stressed and troubled emotional state, along with having more limited resources, we can feel depleted, out of control, anxious – and our endurance is taxed.

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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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How to Address "What's Your Price?" before B2B Sales Discovery

Iannarino

Many of the older, outdated sales approaches forbid salespeople from answering questions about price. These approaches relied on a B2B sales process that directed salespeople to avoid answering a prospective client's questions. This stemmed from fear. The idea was that by withholding information, including the salesperson's insights and their experiences, prevent the contact from running off and buying from a competitor.

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Three things ChatGPT needs which only you can provide

Martech

Many people writing about ChatGPT have used the gimmick of revealing at the end that it was written by ChatGPT. Not only is it now cliché, it’s a bad idea for more important reasons as well. These reasons underscore the missing elements in discussions claiming ChatGPT will either solve all our problems or bring on the zombie apocalypse. 1. Authenticity Authenticity and its connection to the consumer — to our customers — has always been critical to messaging success, especially during and a

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Keyword research for SEO: 6 questions you must ask yourself

Search Engine Land

Creating content is a demanding job. The creative process takes hours, and great content is wasted if people don’t find it. If you publish content online, you must do keyword research for SEO. The challenge? The metrics SEOs traditionally use for keyword research – such as keyword difficulty scores and search volumes – are unreliable. If all this is true, what should we do to research keywords effectively?

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Considering Switching To Modern Marketing? Here’s What You Need To Know

Heinz Marketing

By Carly Bauer , Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing If you’re like me and many other marketers, you’ve probably heard the term “Modern Marketing” a lot. But what exactly is it? What makes it different from traditional marketing? What changes are involved to start modernizing your marketing efforts? These are all questions I am going to get to in this blog post but first, let’s lay down the foundation.

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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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How To Generate Sales Leads: 4 Proven Tactics

Iannarino

A party isn’t a party if no one shows up, and your sales funnel isn’t a fun place to be if you don’t have any leads or prospects.

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Why CMOs must be the company’s biggest advocates for digitalization

Martech

Marketers play a glass-half-full role in business. We’re expected to see a product or service as it is and create a compelling, transformative message no matter the type of offering. It’s a strategic process for connecting a target audience to the company’s products and services. There’s no sleight of hand. In other words, the company provides the steak, and marketing offers the sizzle.

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GA4 ‘auto-migration’: Here’s why you should opt out

Search Engine Land

Google will start automatically configuring your Universal Analytics properties to Google Analytics 4 (GA4) for you. But you actually do not want to do this for many reasons. Is your GA4 already set up ? You might still be subject to “auto-migration.” Read on for more details about it and how to opt out. Making the switch to GA4 On February 9, Google sent an email saying they will soon start configuring Google Analytics 4 for users starting in March (as early as this week).

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5 Interesting Learnings About The Trade Desk at $2 Billion in ARR

SaaStr

So what if I told you there is a SaaS company you likely have never really heard of unless you are in adtech / advertising, doing $2 Billion in ARR, with a $28 Billion market cap even today, that’s insanely profitable and yet still growing 32%? Yes, this company exists. It’s called The Trade Desk. It’s self-service SaaS for AdTech, so it’s often seen more as an Adtech player than a SaaS company, but the reality is it’s software for ad spend.

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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.