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You Already Know Your Client's Problems


Some salespeople argue that there is no way to know what problems, challenges, or obstacles a client might have before speaking to them. This misguided belief often comes from training, and it indicates the salesperson may be One-Down.

LIVE Q&A with Morgan J. Ingram


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Why event technology is critical to marketing success


“The world has changed,” said Vanessa Lovatt, chief evangelist at Glisser, in her presentation at The MarTech Conference (scroll down to watch the video of their session).

Old Is Not Always Bad – Love is the Killer App

Score More Sales

In the B2B sales world, we’re in, I hear a lot about how things have changed. Selling sales leadership sales strategy

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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.

Sales Often Really Doesn’t Understand Customer Success


I remember about 24 months back I asked one of the very best VPs of Sales I know to help me find a VP of Customer Success. This VP of Sales has built legendary teams, and his Directors and Managers have gone on to run many of the top SaaS companies out there.

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WEBINAR: Morgan J. Ingram hosts “How to Write a Killer Cold Email: A Step-by-Step Guide”


The post WEBINAR: Morgan J. Ingram hosts “How to Write a Killer Cold Email: A Step-by-Step Guide” appeared first on JB Sales

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10 rules for successful metaverse marketing


It was a balmy evening in the summer of 2006. A friend of mine had taken me to the house and home studio of Draxtor Despres, an award-winning documentarian, who I was interested in interviewing for a piece I was writing.

3 Obstacles to Installing a Sales Coaching Culture

Topline Leadership

With the Great Resignation happening in today’s business where a wave of people have quit their sales jobs … it means that sales organizations are having to do more hiring and often having to accept candidates with less experience than past hires.

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Bessemer: $1 Trillion in Cloud Market Cap Lost Year-to-Date


There are many ways to slice-and-dice public market data, but the headline one Bessemer called out is the most visceral I’ve seen: Public SaaS and Cloud companies lost $1 Trillion in market cap so far in 2022. And the number of public SaaS and Cloud decacorns has fallen from 50 to 17.


In Praise of High Prices


One of the complaints you will hear from your clients and customers is that your price is higher than your competition's. A complaint about your price is not an objection.

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Top 12 Sales Blogs of 2022 That Make You Think and Sell More

Understanding the Sales Force

I conducted a Google search for the Top Sales Blogs and it showed 616,000 results. I can work with that! I started browsing page by page and I found approximately 50 different lists of top sales blogs on the first 6 pages.

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Antitrust bill could force Google, Facebook and Amazon to shutter parts of their ad businesses


A new Senate antitrust bill could make Google, Facebook and Amazon divest portions of their ad businesses. The Competition and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act ( S4285 ) would prevent large ad companies from participating on different sides of the ad transaction chain.

9 Sure-Fire Ways to Engage Your Remote Employees

Learn Hub | G2

A connected and thriving remote team is within your grasp. Guest Post Management


10 Tips to Help Manage the Burn


So for many of us in SaaS, these are still the best of times. The Cloud is bigger than ever, CIOs are buying more than ever, and SaaS is still on a roll. But public stock prices are way down, and venture capital is much tighter than it was just a few months ago.

On Your Sales Opportunity's Fifth Birthday


Happy Birthday to your sales opportunity on its fifth birthday. It's been amazing to watch you share a picture of your opportunity every month for sixty months, but if I can be honest, the poor thing hasn't matured at all during this time.

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Your Unapplied Knowledge Is a Waste of Everything!

Engage Selling

Don’t let unapplied knowledge destroy your sales team! I talk a lot about how the sales landscape today is completely different from just a few years ago…and that there’s no … Read More. The post Your Unapplied Knowledge Is a Waste of Everything!

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Create a B2B GTM strategy that buyers, execs and revenue teams love


“What is the right go-to-market (GTM) strategy(ies) for our business?” ” This is a common question being debated and discussed across the C-suite today (note: not just in sales and marketing meetings). In B2B , GTM strategies have been a part of company planning forever.

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Why most managers should quit their job today


Here’s a painful paradox. Managers create the very problems they try to avoid. That’s why it’s time for you to quit your job. No, I’m not suggesting to hand in your resignation letter but to resign from your toxic role as Chief Problem Solver. Sales Coaching

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Dear SaaStr: Do My VP of Eng and My VP of Product Have to Be Technically Excellent?


Dear SaaStr: Do My VP of Eng and My VP of Product Have to Be Technically Excellent? This has been pretty much my experience. A Great VP of Engineering must either: Either have been a truly great IC engineer; and/or. A pretty good IC who still is a hacker and enjoys coding in their free time.

The One-Up Mindset


While the One-Up approach to sales is more than just a state of mind, like all effective approaches, it starts with a mindset. The One-Up mindset embodies the values, duties, and obligations of the One-Up salesperson's responsibilities. Modern Sales Approach

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5 Key Strategies for Building a Team of Unicorn Sellers

Sales Hacker

“Sellers are made, not born.” There’s no doubt this is a phrase you’ve heard at least a time or two. It’s based on an outdated way of thinking that selling is an art – perfected only by a select few.

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5 tips for building customer trust during the supply chain crisis


The supply chain crisis continues, partly caused by COVID-19, partly exacerbated by war in Europe, and beyond the capacity of marketers to solve. The Brooks Group is a sales management, training and consulting firm.

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Is putting more content in inboxes really such a great idea?


Nearly every business today engages in some form of marketing automation. We create content, pay for ads or organic search to drive viewers, get people on the website, and then demand their email address in exchange for the content.

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Dear SaaStr: Does Freemium Always Work?


Q: Dear SaaStr: Does Freemium Always Work? Freemium and PLG models don’t always work. And sometimes, they only work partially. For Freemium to work, you need at least 2 things: The ability to get 50,000,000+ users at scal e.

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The One-Up Discovery


The major difference between One-Up salespeople and those presently One-Down is that the One-Up person creates a tremendous value inside the sales conversation, while the One-Down salesperson's approach feels like a waste of time. Modern Discovery

Thinking Ahead

Adaptive Business Services

I recently published a post of next step planning in sales. This post is similar, yet different. It’s about thinking ahead. In 2006, I made the decision to go out on my own.

Marketing operations talent is suffering burnout and turnover


“It’s hard to hire; it’s hard to train; it’s hard to keep people from burning out. To make matters worse, these challenges have intensified so swiftly that leaders have hardly had time to digest them, let alone mount a defense.”

If your people are “too busy” for training, your company is in trouble

The Advantexe Advisor

I am leaving the ATD 2022 Conference in Orlando with many thoughts swirling through my head. It was great to see clients, friends, and colleagues again live and in person. There really is nothing like it.

Need a Second Check From Your VCs? Here’s How “Reserves” Work


So right now is both great times in SaaS (record growth in revenues) and tougher times in SaaS (markets down 50%). One thing is clear — fundraising is harder right now. And what that means is a number of you that raised a round will need a little more. An extension. A second seed.

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One-Up Prospecting


The One-Down salesperson uses an approach that causes their prospective client to recognize they aren't someone with the knowledge or experience to be a valuable partner.

Managers, Our People Are Our Customers

Partners in Excellence

What if we applied the principles of high impact, value creating selling to our work with our own people? What if we started applying the principles we leverage to create differential advantage, customer experience which drive retention, renewal, and growing our customers to our people.

Unveiling our first MarTech Intelligence Report on email marketing platforms


Email has always held a special place in my heart, perhaps because it seems so taken for granted in the digital marketing world. It’s been around too long to benefit from “shiny new object” syndrome, yet its true believers are fully appreciative of its power.

Leading a Sales Team: 10 Keys to Success (Part 2)

Anthony Cole Training

Sales leaders must be both effective managers and great coaches by arming their salespeople with the skills to be successful and managing their strengths. This week, we identify the final 5 keys to success in leading a sales team. Sales Management Training

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