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Best Sales Training Courses for New B2B Sales Reps

Iannarino

Selling today isn't easy. Buyers have greater needs and expect more of sales professionals, while decision-makers complain about the sales experience. All of this suggests that salespeople don't create enough value.

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4 Types of Sales Positions That Can Never Be Replaced by AI

Understanding the Sales Force

I began debunking sales articles when the first ones predicting the death of selling appeared circa 2008. Back then, new digital marketing companies were telling everyone that salespeople would be replaced by inbound marketing. "Inbound is King," they said. Later, articles predicting the end of selling became both more prolific and more specific including the certain death of: Solution Selling Cold Calling Consultative Selling Sales Process SPIN Selling and more.

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Salesforce Is Drastically Overcharging You, According to This Former FBI Agent Turned Private Investigator

Membrain

“Eight out of ten companies are drastically overcharged by Salesforce.

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B2B Sales Funnel vs B2C Sales Funnel: 4 Fundamental Differences

Iannarino

We’ve all heard the saying, “trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

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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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Field Sales Reps & Managers: The Complete Guide

Veloxy

Field sales is a critical aspect of many businesses’ sales strategies, with representatives and managers working in the field to meet with customers and close more deals. Zippia reports that there are over 731,605 field sales representatives and 127,122 field sales managers currently employed in the United States. Field sales representatives are responsible for building customer relationships, understanding needs, and persuading them to purchase, while managers oversee teams, implement

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#2: Plan | Tony's 5 Key Takeaways from 30 Years in Business

Anthony Cole Training

Recently, I shared 5 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. Now, I'm taking a deeper dive into the 5 key takeaways with a more detailed on each. Here's #2: Planning.

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Seeing the Invisible Using Sales Psychology in B2B

Iannarino

Most of the strategies related to sales and buyer psychology come from Robert Cialdini's work. Sales professionals are likely to use the reciprocity principle, social proof, and the other principles of sales psychology you find in Cialdini’s book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

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The GA4 migration deadline is right around the corner

Search Engine Land

Google is sunsetting Universal Analytics (UA) on July 1st. Starting in March, Google will automatically create Google Analytics 4 (GA4) properties for any customer who does not set up a GA4 property with basic settings. If you do not opt-out of auto migration by February 28, 2023, Google will transition your UA account to GA4 without any custom strategy.

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4 ways to close more deals in 2023 (according to new buying data)

Gong.io

This article is part of the Gong Labs series, where we publish findings from our data research team. We analyze sales conversations and deals using the Gong Reality Platform’s proprietary AI, then share the results to help you win more deals. Subscribe here to read upcoming research. A global pandemic. A new generation of decision makers. An economic downturn.

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Does Anyone Want To Be a Unicorn Anymore?

SaaStr

So few things were more coveted than unicorn status from about ‘16-‘19. It was a sign you were one of the elite, and it made recruiting and so much more easier. Stewart Butterfield noted that how important it was for Slack at the time to become a unicorn — period. Then things changed from mid-2020 to early 2022. It seemed like everyone become a unicorns.

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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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How to Build a B2B Sales Flywheel for Revenue Growth

Iannarino

A flywheel is a mechanical device used to smooth out energy in combustion engines. It's also a heavy wheel used to oppose and moderate the fluctuation of speed through its inertia. Jim Collins, the author of several books about how companies grow or decline, added a monograph called Turning the Flywheel to accompany his book Good to Great. The monograph explains why some companies build momentum and others don't.

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This day in search marketing history: February 25

Search Engine Land

SEOs upset over Google dropping attribution in featured snippets In 2019, SEOs were not happy about a Google featured snippet format that didn’t immediately show the source of the content. For the Found on the web card, searchers had to click to expand the featured snippet and then scroll through various sources to see the publisher. Danny Sullivan, Google’s Search Liaison said Google’s support of the overall ecosystem (searchers, advertisers and publishers) is important. “We d

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3 best practices for B2B ABM marketers

Martech

B2B marketers use account-based marketing (ABM) strategies to engage the right decision makers within prospective organizations. These strategies can help marketers gain a competitive edge when they’re run with the right data. Leading with awareness The first thing to consider in their ABM strategy is the brand presence of their own organization. “I think this is really crucial because you really need to have a baseline level of awareness in the marketplace,” said Megan Creighton, head of digita

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“Vendor Viability”: It’s a Risk Big Customers Know How to Take.

SaaStr

Vendor Viability. The question for bigger customers especially on if a vendor will actually stay around if they you buy. This remains a large risk with start-ups. But it’s been mitigated to some extent in the minds of customers. With 100+ public Cloud companies, it’s now a bit clearer that at least after a certain point in time, SaaS vendors have a lot of stability.

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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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Stop Sending B2B Sales Breakup Emails Now

Iannarino

It isn't easy to schedule a meeting with your dream client. If you are in an industry where you must practice competitive selling , you are not the only B2B salesperson asking for a contact’s time. Between you and the many other B2B sales teams calling on your potential customer, your contacts are overwhelmed and overrun by the immense cold outreach each day.

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5 ways AI is the future of SEO – and 5 ways SEOs still have job security

Search Engine Land

Everyone in SEO is buzzing about AI following announcements from Google and Microsoft about forthcoming AI-powered search functionality. It’s still early, but AI is already helping search professionals do their jobs faster and easier. The sky’s the limit for its future potential. For now, however, human input remains a vital component. But whether that continues to be the case remains to be seen.

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5 reasons why marketers should consider TikTok for B2B

Martech

The rise of TikTok has been nothing short of revolutionary. Since its launch in 2016, the platform has multiplied and boasts over one billion monthly active users worldwide. With an engaged and diverse user base, it’s no wonder marketers are looking for ways to leverage TikTok to reach their target audiences. 53% of marketers expect TikTok to deliver the biggest growth in 2023, according to Reuters’ State of Marketing 2023 report.

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Ode to the $100,000,000 Exit

SaaStr

Underrated: How great of a business model SaaS is. You can literally do almost nothing but make your customers happy and usually you will still grow. Underestimated: Just how expensive the incremental customer gets beyond your core, highest velocity ICP. — Jason Be Kind Lemkin  (@jasonlk) February 20, 2023 So in the Boom Times of late 2020 though early 2022, all we talked about was Unicorns. 1,000+ Unicorns bloomed, hundreds of them in SaaS.

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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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Improve Sales Forecasts with Individually Weighted Pipelines

Iannarino

Most of the time, sales organizations accept their reps’ low win percentages and the linear stages of the sales process. They also keep all of the old process’s stages, even when some of them do not apply to their business or industry. One of the reasons for this is that it allows sales leaders to use a weighted pipeline to produce an accurate sales forecast.

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The 9 Advanced Skills Missing from Your B2B Sales Process

RAIN Group

The world of B2B selling looks far different than it once did. Top sellers know they must go well beyond discussing features and benefits. They need to be closely tuned in to the buying process for each member of the buying committee while consistently meeting buyers where they are throughout the cycle. That’s a tall ask, as it turns out. According to Gartner , as many as ten decision makers might make up a B2B buying center.

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Only 25% of marketers report having all the data needed for personalization

Martech

Only 25% of marketers say they have all the data they need to execute on their personalization strategy , according to a new report from marketing researchers Ascend2. Further, only 19% strongly agreed that their technology is up to the job. The data on data isn’t all bad. Some 49% of marketers agreed “somewhat” they had enough data for personalization efforts.

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Dear SaaStr: When Is It “Too Early” To Hire Your First Marketer?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: When Is It “Too Early” To Hire Your First Marketer? In a perfect world, you’d learn something about marketing first before you hire someone to take it over. I.e., you’d experiment and at least make some progress in: Content Marketing. Can you get even 1 or 2 customers from blogging and writing? Growth Hacking. Can you get even a couple of customers by emailing to a small list you’ve built?

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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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5 Outbound Sales SaaS Tips Every Cloud Computing Brand Needs

Iannarino

Think about the last time you bought a shiny new electronic gadget. Did you read the manual, or did you start tinkering around with it? Most of us go for the latter.

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An SEO’s guide to ChatGPT prompts

Search Engine Land

For weeks, marketers have been hearing about ChatGPT and its applications for content and SEO. Prompt engineer is even now a job: Wow – Anthropic (Google's latest $300M AI investment) is hiring a "Prompt Engineer" for $250k-$335k/yr + equity No CS degree required, just have "at least basic programming and QA skills" Wild times. pic.twitter.com/4i1sEWs5iZ — AI Breakfast (@AiBreakfast) February 14, 2023 I won’t pretend to know which SEO and digital marketing f

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How AI can help your marketing right now

Martech

Artificial intelligence promises a bold new future but seems to be flailing in the present. Right now, Microsoft’s AI-powered Bing and Google’s Bard are more famous for their mistakes than their milestones. But AI is a lot more than those two. Its successes are all around us, we just haven’t been aware of them. Do you use Grammerly? That’s AI. When Gmail finishes sentences for you, that’s AI.

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Meet the new 2023 Salesforce MVPs

Salesforce

Who are Salesforce MVPs? Salesforce MVP renewal process Meet our new 2023 Salesforce MVPs! Connect with Salesforce MVPs We’re thrilled to officially announce the new members of the 2023 class of Salesforce MVPs and congratulate the returning Salesforce MVPs. This year, we received more nominations than ever before—2,400+ nominations (from over 50 countries!).

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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: Should You Hire Someone That Seems Good … But Always Job Hops?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Should You Hire Someone That Seems Good … But Always Job Hops? I know there are a lot of views on this question, but I’ve reflected on many years of hiring here and for me at least, here’s what I’ve learned: #1. If they haven’t stayed anywhere even a year, they will leave you within a year, too. It just happens again and again. #2 If they never stay anywhere much more than about 20-24 months (pretty common), they think they know how to do it … but they really don’t.

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Social media engagement hits a new low, except for TikTok

Search Engine Land

Social media as we’ve known it seems to be in its dying days – with one notable exception, Tiktok. That’s according to a new social media engagement rate benchmark report. TLDR. There are five important takeaways for brands from the 2023 Social Media Benchmark Report, which was released today by Rival IQ: Organic engagement: falling or flatlining.

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HubSpot’s January 2023 releases: The manager’s guide

Martech

Creating goals based on any property and a beta for including marketing email analytics in the custom report builder highlight HubSpot’s January releases. Here’s a list of the latest HubSpot updates: Create custom goals based on any property Build custom reports using marketing email analytics (beta) Use HubSpot Subscriptions with free trial offers Add a terms of service link to HubSpot Payments Schedule meetings faster using calendar view Get a more complete view of customer inter

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3 Ways Generative AI Will Help Small Businesses Sell Smarter

Salesforce

The emergence of generative artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t just a boon for big companies. It can also help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) sell smarter and more efficiently, regardless of a company’s resources. In the very near future, I imagine a world in which SMBs use generative AI through Sales Cloud to streamline the sales process and close more deals faster and with fewer resources.

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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.