2019

Who’s Coaching the Coaches on Coaching?

STAR Results

Coaching the Coaches The question of the day is, who’s coaching the coaches on coaching? The reality is, there is no one coaching the coaches. That’s right. Second line sales managers (SLM) don’t coach their FLMs on their coaching.

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Why Farming for is More Efficient Than Hunting for Technology Revenue Growth

TSIA Sales

There’s an age-old categorization in technology Sales between “hunters” vs. “farmers” Account executives, who go out and land the “big deals” are known as the hunters.

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10 Tips To Help Your Sales Team Meet Their Full Potential

James Meincke

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12 Cognitive Biases E-commerce Marketers Need to Know

Neuromarketing

Understand how customer brains work - these are the most important cognitive biases for e-commerce marketers. The post 12 Cognitive Biases E-commerce Marketers Need to Know appeared first on Neuromarketing.

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The State of XaaS Sales 2022

Technology as a service (XaaS), sold on a subscription basis, is becoming the industry’s dominant go-to-market model. Discover what impact this change has on sales, and gain insight into how to optimize your sales organization for selling XaaS.

9 Things Terribly Wrong With Sales Today

A Sales Guy

Sales is suffering from 9 brutal ills: The Bro Culture, Lack of Coaching Too Product-Centric Not enough sales people understand the game/rules of sales Too much reliance on selling tools. Not enough training in the industry/space Too much activity management Little respect for prospects and buyers time Not enough humility. Sales is the greatest profession in the world in my opinion. Sales makes the world go round.

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How To Keep Your Customers For a Decade. Or Longer.

SaaStr

Salesforce likes to talk about “Customers for Life”, and while that’s sort of catchy, it’s a little hard to grok what it really means. It finally sunk in for me a bit the other day.

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Know the Influencers Who Make More Sales Possible

Engage Selling

Previously, we looked at how important it is to beware of talk traps.

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It’s Not Small Talk; It’s Smart Talk

SalesProInsider

For two weeks I looked forward to a sales appointment. An appointment where I was the buyer, not the provider. My company desperately needed the service being offered and I had high hopes I was going to get a solution to a nagging issue. Imagine my surprise then when Mark showed up at my office, sat at my table, opened his portfolio and said, “Well, I typically like to just get right into it.”

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Get Out the Map: Aligning Sales Processes to the Buyer’s Path

Miller Heiman Group

In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail across the ocean blue with the goal of finding riches in the East Indies. However, though he had a clear goal, he didn’t have a map, so he fell well short of his intended destination, landing in the Caribbean islands instead. Despite what many believe, he didn’t discover continental North America or even set foot there.).

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Is Your Value Proposition Strong Enough?

Jill Konrath

I was eating lunch with the new president of a large manufacturing company. She was well aware of the work I’d done with their sales organization. So when I asked about her biggest challenge, I assumed we’d be talking sales. Instead, she answered, “Waste.”. Selling Tools

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Digital Selling Framework: Strategy First, Execution Every Day

SalesforLife

At Sales For Life, we’re huge proponents of strategy over execution. Here’s why. The number one prob lem sellers have with pipelin e creation or business development is that they and their managers believe that doubling, tripling, or 10x-ing down on activity levels is the only way to increase pipeline. That being said, there are many organizations where sellers aren’t doing enough to influence a sales outcome).

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Why Farming for is More Efficient Than Hunting for Technology Revenue Growth

TSIA Sales

There’s an age-old categorization in technology Sales between “hunters” vs. “farmers” Account executives, who go out and land the “big deals” are known as the hunters.

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11 Tips for Improving Your Sales Process in 2019

CloserIQ

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Non-Profit Persuasion Lesson from Jay-Z

Neuromarketing

Rapper Jay-Z used a classic influence principle for non-profit persuasion. The post Non-Profit Persuasion Lesson from Jay-Z appeared first on Neuromarketing. Neuromarketing fundraising non-profit nonprofit personalization reciprocation reciprocity rolex

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A More Beautiful Question – Change

A Sales Guy

I absolutely love this. I talk about change in Gap Selling and how the discovery is critical to creating the gap. When you’re asking your buyers questions, your helping them look at things differently and are setting the stage for them to change. And that’s your job as a sales person. the brain finds ways to “reduce our mental workload” and one way is to accept without question (or even to just ignore) much of what is going on around us at anytime.

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ABM Tricks that Boost Lead Generation and Sales Momentum

Sales Hacker

Account-based marketing isn’t new anymore. It’s time to stop winging it and to start doing it the right way. ABM allows you to craft efficient solutions to some of the biggest issues plaguing sales today. At Belkin, ABM helps us process a huge volume of data.

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5 Interesting Learnings from HubSpot as It Approaches $1 Billion in ARR

SaaStr

We kicked off our 5 Interesting Learnings series with “newer” SaaS companies for the most part, and learnings as they IPO’d: 5 Interesting Learnings from PagerDuty, as It IPOs. 5 Interesting Learnings from Slack at $700m in ARR. 5 Interesting Learnings from Zoom. As it IPOs.

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The Right Way to Handle Objections

Engage Selling

There’s a right way and a wrong way to handle objections. Let’s start with the wrong way. What countless sellers do when they’re “thrown a curveball” from a prospect is they freeze up, begin stuttering or show visible signs of … Read More » Observations from the real World client attraction Client Communication client loyalty client relationships Client Success Engage Selling Solutions Lead Up!

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A Simple Approach to Small Biz Lead Gen And the 3 Barriers to Doing What Works

SalesProInsider

Ready to grow your business? Who isn’t? The problem is that it can be frustrating, confusing, and hard! So, let’s simplify it. Generate more leads and then convert them. Of course, doing this isn’t easy. Lead gen and lead conversion both need effort, time, confidence, resources, and skill. While my focus is on equipping people to increase their conversion rates with collaborative conversations that sell*, that doesn’t matter if you don’t have enough leads or prospects to convert.

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Is Your CRM Data-Driven or a Data Dump?

Miller Heiman Group

Ostensibly designed to help sellers close more deals, in many organizations, the CRM is just another administrative task on a salesperson’s already crowded plate. It’s a way for sales managers to monitor deal status that adds little, if any, value to their selling activities. But this approach to CRM is changing. More and more businesses are adopting sales technology tools, such as our analytics solution Scout , that turn their CRM data into actionable insights.

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4 Pillars to Make You an Exemplary Sales Leader

Jeff Shore

By Amy O’Connor. I recently had the privilege of presenting a leadership legacy award at my company’s annual leadership summit. I had to give a short speech before presenting the award, and it forced me codify my thoughts on what traits create a lasting leadership legacy. All leaders set out with the best intentions. They all desire greatness. No leader ever wakes up in the morning and says “boy, I hope I really screw up this leadership thing today.”.

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Today’s Challenging State of Selling

SalesforLife

Turning potential prospects into customers is no longer easy for salespeople. The modern buyer is being transformed. Today’s modern buyer is drastically different than buyers of the past, and the buying cycle has also changed significantly. What can salespeople do to adapt to these changing times? Social Selling modern buyer

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LAER: The Roadmap for Revenue Growth

TSIA Sales

Land, Adopt, Expand, Renew—Well before its official debut in Technology-as-a-Service Playbook in 2016, TSIA proposed the LAER model as the ideal framework for technology business growth, and it has become far more than just an acronym since then.

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5 Key Psychological Biases That You Can Leverage to Drive Sales

InsightSquared

Our biases can make us do silly things. Our biases can also be leveraged to influence our decision-making. The best sales professionals and marketers understand how important it is to study human psychology and use that knowledge to create stories, messages and strategies that drive results. Psychological or cognitive biases are subjective perceptions that we fall back on as we process information.

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Brainfluence Now Has An Italian Translation

Neuromarketing

Roger Dooley's book Brainfluence has just been released in an Italian translation. The post Brainfluence Now Has An Italian Translation appeared first on Neuromarketing. Neuroscience and Marketing Books brainfluence italian neuromarketing translations

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Finally – Sales Training That Doesn’t Suck

A Sales Guy

Not many salespeople enjoy sales training. The idea of taking an entire day out of the field sit and listen to some so-called expert, who hasn’t sold in years tell you how to sell isn’t what most salespeople pine for in their day-to-day. The exception to that is Gap Selling. And that’s why spots are going fast, for our May 16th Sales training. Once a quarter we ofter limited seats to a Gap Selling training for the public. This is only the second time we’ve done this.

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Sales Hacker Success Summit: Level Up Your Sales Game for 2020

Sales Hacker

Save the date! The Sales Hacker Success Summit will be here before you know it! WHAT : Five exciting days of advanced sales training and tips from some of the biggest names in Sales. WHEN : December 9–13, 2019. WHERE : Your office or home. COST : Nada. It’s 100% free. RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW.

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Why The Greatest Sales Teams Just Kill It On Dec 31. When Everyone Else Has Gone Home.

SaaStr

(Note this is an update / refresh of our classic 2014 post). There are some real mysteries in SaaS. Even now that I understand them, I still see them as a bit of a mystery. Let me list a few: Why do customers buy a ton of seats up front , when they could start with a few and buy more later?

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Friday Five – Boost Activity and Sales

Score More Sales

It is that time of year where you and your sellers are going to be more distracted with that upcoming vacation, parents / friends / other family visiting, and other benefits of the summer season. sales leadership sales goals grow revenue

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Is the Motivation Pendulum Swinging Back?

Membrain

If it isn’t obvious from my many posts using the Objective Management Group’s database, I love to mine facts on salespeople. I’m fortunate to have access to this large database and all the information it provides.

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How Account Managers Can Win Back Strategic Accounts

Miller Heiman Group

Managing a strategic account is a complicated balancing act. Sometimes, you find yourself striving for short-term gains by upselling. But to achieve long-term success with a strategic account, the customer needs to view you as a trusted partner, which means you need to constantly set yourself apart from the competition by helping your customer achieve their long-term goals. Strategic accounts are an important part of your company’s success.

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Planning to Win: Your Sales Negotiation Checklist

RAIN Group

Preparation is often the greatest determinant of negotiation success. Across negotiation studies and surveys, sellers who get the best outcomes: Know what they sell. Research buyer wants and needs through sources other than the buyer.

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How to Succeed at the First 30 Seconds of a Prospecting Call [Podcast]

Sandler Training

Mike Montague interviews Doug Cohen on How to Succeed at The First 30 Seconds of a Prospecting Call. The post How to Succeed at the First 30 Seconds of a Prospecting Call [Podcast] appeared first on Sandler Training.

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