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5 Tips for Asking Your Prospect Better Questions

Anthony Cole Training

You don’t want to look, act, or sound like every other salesperson when asking your prospect questions. There is an art and a science to being masterful at asking your prospect better questions and building a strong, credible relationship with them. Read on to learn 5 tips for asking meaningful, exploratory, and courageous questions.

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Mastering the Language of B2B Sales: Your Ultimate Lexicon for Winning Deals

Iannarino

This is a personal lexicon for the thesalesblog.com platform. In the future, I will point to this page with links to ensure readers understand the words we use to talk about consultative sales. Some of the concepts may be new to readers, and we will endeavor to continue to update this lexicon.

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“Why I’m So Interested In Selling,” An Analysis

Partners in Excellence

For the past month, I’ve been publishing stories on “Why I’m So Interested In Selling.” The group is fascinating–both in their stories and in their diversity. Some have had long careers in selling, some are relatively new. Some are or have been senior executives in very large companies, some are individual contributors.

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13 questions to diagnose and resolve declining organic traffic

Search Engine Land

There’s nothing like spotting a nose-dive in organic traffic to make an SEO’s heart skip a beat. The thought of digging in and finding the issues can feel downright overwhelming. The contributing factors behind SEO performance are numerous, interconnected and often complex. Where do you even start? After over 15 years of playing an SEO private investigator – in-house and as a consultant – I’m sharing 13 questions that have helped me close even the most curious cases.

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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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Why the Deprecation of Third-Party Cookies is Inconsequential for G2 Buyer Intent Users

G2

The depreciation of third-party cookies will impact the different tools and channels that are part of the typical B2B marketing mix. Because G2 does not use third-party cookies to track buyer Intent activity, customers using this solution will not be affected.

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Elevate Your Sales Approach: Mastering Client-Centric Strategies

Iannarino

It is important that you remove the old, outdated, and ineffective sales strategies that are not able to create value for your sales champion and their teams.

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10 non-marketing books every SEO should read

Search Engine Land

When you work in an industry like SEO , staying updated on new technologies is crucial. But, not all learning needs to be about link building, content or technical aspects of SEO. It’s also valuable to look outside of the industry. With that in mind, here are 10 of the best (in my opinion) non-marketing books that offer great insight and value for any SEO professional. 1.

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Chase launches media network

Martech

This week, JPMorgan Chase launched Chase Media Solutions, its new digital media business. It’s the first bank-led media platform, allowing advertisers to send relevant promotions to some 80 million financial customers. Chase acquired transaction-based digital advertising platform Figg in 2022 — a key component in Chase’s two-sided commerce platform.

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The Art of Influence: Proven Strategies to Overcome Buyer Resistance in B2B Sales

Iannarino

In an era where 78 percent of buyers believe they have all the answers before they even speak to a salesperson, how do you turn the tide to not just gain their attention but to decisively influence their business requirements? The secret lies not in the hard sell, but in mastering the subtle art of information disparity. Dive into the world where sales becomes not just a transaction, but a transformation, reshaping buyer perceptions one insight at a time.

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Shortcuts Are Seldom Short….

Partners in Excellence

We invest enormous amounts of energy seeking to avoid dong the work. We constantly seek shortcuts, things that enable us to avoid doing the work critical to creating and sustaining performance. Our mindsets aren’t so focused on improving efficiency, rather on avoiding doing the work. We scour social channels for shortcuts; what are the easiest ways to prospect, how can I send more emails/make more calls, how do I close more deals with less effort, how do I leverage tools like ChatGPT to do

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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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16 reasons why your page isn’t ranking on Google

Search Engine Land

It’s frustrating. You put time, energy and a lot of hope into a webpage. But it just won’t rank. Your competitors’ pages are ranking well, even though (subjectively) they’re worse. Yours deserves to be top of Google. So why isn’t it? Figuring out the levers to pull to get your content to the top of Google isn’t quick, but it can be done. Identifying the problem The key to identifying why your page isn’t ranking is to systematically rule out the other possibilities.

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Reminder – Google is turning off all Universal Analytics services and APIs

Martech

Google issued a reminder that it will be discontinuing all Universal Analytics (UA) services and APIs on July 1. With Google Analytics 4 (GA4) properties fully replacing UA, access to UA properties through the Google Analytics front-end and APIs will no longer be available starting in July. If you haven’t fully migrated to GA4 properties, Google advises following the migration guide to begin transitioning as soon as possible.

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Building Better Leadership Through Relationships: A Comprehensive Guide

Iannarino

If you want to be a good and effective leader, caring about your people, and having others do the same will improve your relationships and your results.

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“Why I’m So Interested In Selling,” Daniel Schmidt

Partners in Excellence

Preface : I’ve been introduced to Daniel Schmidt by my friend Don Mulhern. While I haven’t met Daniel, it’s fascinating to read his perspective on selling. Like so many other participants, Daniel didn’t set out to be in sales, but found himself selling. There are words Daniel uses in his story which are common to my own experience and what so many other participants in this series say, “solving problems……energizing… passion… imagining possibi

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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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ChatGPT makes links more prominent

Search Engine Land

ChatGPT now features “more prominent” links to sources in its responses for paid users, OpenAI announced. Links won’t appear in the free version of ChatGPT, however. Why we care. Brands, SEOs and content creators of all sizes have been extremely considered about the parasitic nature of generative AI. Large AI companies like OpenAI have consumed large amounts of web content and provided answers without attribution.

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The 6 Most Common Mistakes Founders Make When They Are Just Starting to Scale Revenue

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What are The Most Common Mistakes Founders Make When They Are Just Starting to Scale Revenue? Let me list some of the ones I see most often going from say $1m to $10m in ARR: Chasing the Shiny Penny. One of the biggest mistakes I see after $1m in trying to enter new market segments, new verticals, where you have zero traction. It’s one thing to invest in an area where only 5% of your business is today.

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Accelerating Business Growth: Essential Strategies for Leading a Successful Sales Transformation”

Iannarino

We know why sales transformations fail. We also know why successful sales transformation strategies succeed. When a progressive sales leader recognizes that how they sell is no longer effective enough to allow them to reach their goals, they look for a new methodology.

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“Why I’m So Interested In Selling,” Martin Mackay

Partners in Excellence

Preface : I’ve been introduced to Martin Mackay through my friend Bob Apollo. As you will see, Martin has a fascinating and rich career an selling. Martin articulates something that I think so many of us find so exciting about selling: “The main reason is that it challenges you to reinvent yourself and stay current with your knowledge because it is the most dynamic industry of all.

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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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Google to start issuing Display & Video 360 linking recommendations

Search Engine Land

Google will soon recommend linking your Display & Video 360 advertisers to Google Analytics. Once it detects an unlinked DV360 advertiser, you may start receiving these recommendations similar to the notification displayed in the image below: Why? Linking the DV360 advertiser allows you to export Analytics audiences and conversions to DV360. Additionally, you can view campaign cost data and user engagement data in Analytics, enhancing campaign measurement capabilities.

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Want More App Engagement? Try Human-Centered Design

Salesforce

When Fordham University relaunched its student advising app in 2022, appointment bookings doubled. The IT team credits this increase to human-centered design. “We brought users into the conversation instead of having the IT team dictate the requirements,” said Fordham University VP and CIO Anand Padmanabhan. “It was a true partnership that created shared trust and helped improve app adoption.

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Sales Fragility: How to Identify It and Strengthen Your Pipeline

Iannarino

In Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder , author Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains that humans are not very good at making predictions. Instead of trying to guess about the future, a better and more effective strategy is to determine if something is fragile. Sales leaders often believe they will succeed in reaching their goals by ensuring their sales team has many more opportunities than they should need.

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Price, Cost, Value Propositions, Value Realization, Value Creation……

Partners in Excellence

“Value” is a critical concept in everything we do, but particularly when we are engaging customers, hoping to present a solution they will buy. Yet too often, we and our customers misunderstand the elements around “value,” as a result, we fail to leverage value to it’s greatest impact. Most of the time, we and our customers think of value in terms of the price/cost.

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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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Meta announces major audience targeting and insights update

Search Engine Land

Meta launched new audience insight and targeting options within its Advantage+ Shopping Campaigns. These new capabilities allow you to generate reporting breakdowns of your audience and target individuals interested in your products or services who haven’t yet made a purchase. Why we care. Understanding your audience better enables more effective campaign optimization, while precise targeting capabilities help reach high-value consumers.

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Latest Podcasts: Successfully Scaling Revenue Teams

Force Management

March on the Revenue Builders Podcast consisted of so many great lessons and conversations with leaders both familiar and new. John McMahon and John Kaplan were joined by guests experienced in building and scaling elite sales teams, who shared insights on hiring great sales teams, leading them to success, and helping them execute next-level go-to-market strategy.

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Beyond Politics: Your Guide to Becoming Post-Political in 2024

Iannarino

Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

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“Why I’m So Interested In Selling,” Alex McNaughten

Partners in Excellence

Preface : Alex McNaughten , his co-founder, and I have been spending a lot of time talking recently. Alex and Alistair have a vision for one of the best AI based coaching platforms I’ve seen, Grw.ai. Alex’s story is fascinating, but one of the things Alex raises is similar to what many other participants have also raised, and what drove me to begin this series.

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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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6 reasons why SEO audits seem like a waste and how to fix them

Search Engine Land

“ SEO audits are a waste of time.” That one hurts to read, doesn’t it? Recently, I came across a LinkedIn post that lamented on SEO audits. My comment got a lot of engagement, so the idea for this article was born: There are good arguments why you could say that audits are indeed a waste of time, but this cannot be generalized. It’s more an issue of both doing the audit and selling it the wrong way, which is the root cause of the perception that “SEO audits are a waste of time.

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How marketers can help boost martech utilization

Martech

In 2023, martech utilization was only at 33% per Gartner — a steep decline from 42% in 2022 and 58% in 2020. The underutilization of martech has unintended consequences. For example, it may lead to future budget reductions based on past platform usage. Insufficient usage of martech may also hinder the improvement of marketing processes. There are different reasons why martech is underutilized.

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New to Accessible App Design? Start Here

Salesforce

You know accessibility is important to app design, and that what’s essential for some is useful for all. Still, how and where you start with accessible design can be daunting. That’s why we put together four entry points that anyone can try. Remember to begin where it makes the most sense for your organization. What is accessible design? Accessible design is a practice that provides users with options and features to engage with technology in various ways, across platforms and devices.

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Dear SaaStr: Funding Aside, What Are The Top 3 Things That Stop SaaS Companies From Growing From ~$25k MRR to ~$250k MRR?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Funding Aside, What Are The Top 3 Things That Stop SaaS Companies From Growing From ~$25k MRR to ~$250k MRR? Let’s step back. If you have gotten to $25k in MRR ($300k in ARR) … you have something. Real. It’s not big enough yet. But it’s real. So … You WILL get to $3m in ARR ($250k MRR) from $300k ARR … as long as: you have truly happy customers (they can’t churn), keep hustling to get more of them (you found a way to get some already) and you don’t quit.

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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.