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The Timeless Principles of Selling with Ben Gay III

Sell Or Die

TODAY WE ARE HAPPY TO BE WITH - - BEN GAY III – - WHOSE SALES TRAINING MATERIALS - - “THE CLOSERS SERIES” AND “SALES CLOSING POWER!” BOOKS – - ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH PROFESSIONAL SELLING! BEN HAS WORKED CONTINUOUSLY AS A COMMISSIONED SALESMAN SINCE HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD! WHEN HE WAS JUST 18, BEN WAS THE #1 SALESPERSON AT MACY’S/ATLANTA AS WELL AS THE YOUNGEST BUYER IN MACY’S THEN 100 YEAR HISTORY!

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The Resurgence of Eat Their Lunch

Iannarino

Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition. Several companies have recently bought copies and requested a keynote speech and workshop. Displacement may be back in vogue, as there are too many companies in every industry, something you will see and feel over the next decade, as globalization as we know it ends.

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7 Sales Coaching Best Practices

Anthony Cole Training

If you are in charge of managing a sales team to reach sales goals, you must ask yourself this critical question; “Am I an effective sales coach?

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Medical Device Sales Rep

Veloxy

Dreaming of a rewarding and challenging career in medical device sales? You should be! The medical device industry is poised to reach nearly $800 billion in global annual sales by 2030. If you’re looking to cut yourself a piece of that pie, then you’re in for an exciting journey! In this guide, we’ll explore the ins and outs of becoming a medical device sales rep, from the role itself to the essential skills and qualifications, as well as job search tips and resources to help you excel i

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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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Sales Training Tips to Help You Reinforce MEDDICC

Force Management

It’s easy to find a sales training company to help you enable your teams. Google it and you’ll find plenty of options that run the gamut of experience and cost. The challenge lies in finding the right sales transformation solution to help you solve the challenges you’re currently facing and drive the outcomes you need.

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Extreme Other Orientation

Iannarino

Much of the time, without meaning to, salespeople use language that is self-oriented. Some part of this self-orientation comes from how salespeople are taught and trained. For example, you may have been taught to disqualify your prospective client, ensuring you are only talking to them so you can convert them. In first meetings , many sales reps still use a legacy approach that starts with a presentation about their company, clients, and their solutions, even though they should know better by no

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Google testing ads between organic results?

Search Engine Land

Is Google testing placing ads between organic search results? Patrick Stox, Ahrefs product advisor, technical SEO and brand ambassador, first noticed that sponsored posts have started appearing where the third and fifth organic positions normally run. He shared a screenshot of the SERP on X: Here’s a video of it Stox shared on X: I don't think this would count as page 2.

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Marketing is hiring more freelancers. Should one of them be you?

Martech

Digital marketing and its technology aren’t the only things that have been transformed in the past three and three-quarter years. Digital marketers are now in an employment environment radically different from what it was pre-pandemic. One that’s giving them more leverage in the workforce. More than half (54%) of marketing leaders say they have more freelancers than ever on their teams, according to a survey by talent agency Fiverr Pro.

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On Becoming Post Political

Iannarino

Politics can make people miserable, but you don’t need to allow that to happen. You don’t want politics to be your identity or your religion. Several friends who have read The Negativity Fast have sent me notes to inform me they are ready to be post-political.

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Let’s Banish The Word “Pitch” From Our Vocabularies!

Partners in Excellence

The word “Pitch” has dominated selling language. We are constantly subjected to pitches through email, social channels and in the media. We seek, overtly, to pitch our offerings and products to prospects and customers. Recently, my good friend, ChatGPT had a discussion about pitches. I asked her the origin of this concept: The word “pitch” in the context of selling comes from the Old English word “pician,” which means “to throw” or “to thrust

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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 use Google Bard for better SEO

Search Engine Land

If you rely solely on ChatGPT , albeit a powerful tool, you are missing a largely impactful opportunity in SEO – getting recommendations directly from the source. Enter Bard , Google’s answer to the AI chatbot revolution. It’s trained on a vast dataset that includes Google Search. Think of it as having a direct line to the source, gaining insights from Google as it crawls, indexes and ranks webpages.

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Sales Skills to Help Your Team Effectively Cross-Sell and Upsell

Force Management

In today's economic climate, cross-selling and upselling have become more challenging due to the budget constraints of customers. While gaining new customers is always a positive outcome for any organization, the ability of your sales representatives to sell additional products or services to existing customers is often the key to meeting your revenue targets consistently.

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The Value Of Creating Value

Iannarino

Salespeople looking to succeed must go against the current fashions in B2B sales. For reasons that are difficult to understand, there is an overemphasis on creating opportunities, even false ones that the salesperson won’t ever win.

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Meeting People Where They Are…

Partners in Excellence

Read anything on leadership, coaching, social change, human interaction, and a common theme arises. To connect and engage effectively, we have to meet people where they are at. This requires us to focus on them, where they are, who they are, what they face. It requires us to listen, probe, understand. To the degree that we can, we have to imagine ourselves in their shoes.

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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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Google Search is having issues serving search results to some searchers

Search Engine Land

Google is currently having an issue serving or showing search results to some searchers. You may see error pages when you search on Google.com, keep in mind, Google is aware of the issue and working on a fix. What Google said. Google posted on its search status dashboard at 11:01 am ET saying, “There’s an ongoing issue with serving search results.

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Is Your Organization Ready for AI? 5 Data Leaders Share Real-World Tips

Salesforce

AI is having its moment. No longer just a buzzword, AI and generative AI are changing how we all do business. So what should a data leader be doing to succeed with AI in the enterprise? We spoke to five members of the Data Leadership Collaborative to learn from their experience, and get a few tips for data leaders who are beginning to champion AI technologies in their own organizations.

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How to Flip the Script-Turning Negative Events into Learning Experiences

Iannarino

According to the Sidran Institute, approximately 70 percent of U.S. adults have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. There are two ways humans process these negative events. The first is to believe they have been irreparably harmed. A person who processes trauma with this belief will think they are something less than they were before the trauma.

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The Importance Of Follow Up

Partners in Excellence

Not long ago, I was speaking with a group of sales managers. They were struggling with the performance of their people. We were talking about their account planning process. They showed me some current account plans. They weren’t great, but they were better than most I see. One thing that struck me, is that rather than giving a status report on the account, their people had identified opportunities to grow the relationship.

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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 rich results for events removed from search snippets

Search Engine Land

Google has confirmed that it has removed event rich results from showing under search result snippets. This was confirmed at the Google Search Central live SEO event in Zurich today by Ryan Levering of Google during the Q&A session. What happened. Over the past few weeks or so, some SEOs started to notice that the event rich results were not showing.

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How brands should react to market slowdowns

Martech

This article was co-authored with Ed Crain , President and CEO of Kingstar Media and 26-year veteran of the marketing and media industries. Over 30 years of working in the media business, I’ve seen a fair share of market slowdowns. That time horizon has taught me these are more of an eventuality than a possibility, especially given the increased volatility of a global market.

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Negativity in Social Media-How to Protect Your Mental Space

Iannarino

This year, between 3.96 billion and 4.9 billion people use social media daily. The takeaway is that a large portion of the Earth’s population spends time on social media.

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Are You An Indispensable Partner?

Partners in Excellence

Periodically, my friend, Martin Schmalenbach , and I have conversations on the state of “Value Co-Creation,” and selling. Recently, Martin brought up the concept, “Are you an indispensable partner?” My mind started going crazy with the potential of the concept of being an Indispensable Partner. I’m still formulating my thinking on this, but in the spirit of provoking a wider conversation, here are some thoughts: How’s this different from being a trusted adviso

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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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Study: Blogs appear most often in top Google positions

Search Engine Land

Blog posts are the most common content type found in the top 5 Google positions, a new study has found. Why we care. Multiple CTR studies show most organic clicks go to the top 5 positions on Google Search (around 69% to 74% ). So prioritizing the types of content Google rewards with more visibility is only logical. By the numbers. Blog posts are the most prevalent content type in the top 10 positions of Google Search, excluding home pages, according to a study by enterprise SEO platform BrightE

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MarTech’s digital transformation experts to follow

Martech

Digital transformation can mean many things to marketers and organizations. It all depends on a business’s digital maturity and the strategic goals the transformation is intended to achieve. One thing is certain — digital transformation affects the entire organization. Everyone has to be on board if it’s going to succeed. Our list of experts includes a wide range of voices that speak to the effects that new digital technologies have on organizations at all levels.

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Profit Or Perish

Iannarino

There are a number of sales experts who believe that nothing has changed in B2B buying and B2B selling. It’s odd that people who are supposed to help their clients change, fail to follow the advice they would give others. It’s like a ship captain advising passengers on how to navigate rough seas, yet refusing to update their own outdated maps. Outdated maps won’t help you now.

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4 Shifts to Improve Your Go-To-Market Execution

Heinz Marketing

By Maria Geokezas , Chief Operating Officer at Heinz Marketing After perfecting your product and redefining your brand and message, it’s time to go-to-market. You’ve nailed down the perfect strategy. You’ve received incredible feedback from initial users. Your team is feeling confident. But as the results come in, they aren’t what you expected. You can’t gain traction, and your budget is dwindling… what happened?

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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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AI-powered content marketing: A startup’s guide to success

Search Engine Land

AI, machine learning, robots, expert systems, knowledge engineering – these buzzwords are no longer reserved for technology. They are increasingly prevalent in a variety of industries. Many companies now view artificial intelligence as a standard tool, particularly in marketing and sales. This surge underscores the recent rapid advancements in the technology.

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Chrome’s IP address protection initiative presents new challenges for marketers

Martech

Google is preparing to test a new feature in Chrome that will allow users to hide their IP addresses by using proxy servers. Initially this will be an opt-in feature like Apple’s Ask App Not to Track. The concern is that IP addresses, like cookies, can be used to track online activity and create persistent user profiles. The logic is that, if cookies are a threat to privacy, IP addresses are too.

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Dear SaaStr: What Are The Worst Realities of Being An Entrepreneur?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What Are The Worst Realities of Being An Entrepreneur? The worst reality, which is also part of what makes entrepreneurship so visceral — is the true feeling of Failing With 100% Responsibility. It often doesn’t leave you until $20m, $30m ARR, or sometimes much later, even in SaaS. I remember interviewing Todd McKinnon, founder CEO of Okta (now at $2B+ ARR), saying it wasn’t until $30m ARR or so he felt they weren’t going to fail : You will never, ever feel Failin

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Tips for a Change Initiative Kick-Off

Heinz Marketing

By Tom Swanson , Engagement Manager at Heinz Marketing Forget trying to plan a change out perfectly. I have tried, many times, and it does not work. Change success comes from having a rough plan and getting more specific as you go step-by-step. It is a squishy thing, but that is the nature of it. With each step you take, you get a clearer view of what the next will look like, and over time you start to see the full picture.

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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.