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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Mark Donnolo advises on how sales managers should adjust their quota expectations during a turbulent year. Donnolo is the author of Quotas! and...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Virtual selling requires a higher level of communication, and the most effective communication consists of strong form and substance. Form is the way in which the material is presented; it...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
What defining characteristic should sales reps possess before buyers will pay attention to what they have to say? Credibility. Potential buyers quickly disqualify reps who lack credibility....
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Friday, September 25, 2020
The need to be buyer-centric isn’t really new, right? Yet, it may be the most important thing you can do to radically transform your sales force and the results they produce for your...
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Thursday, September 10, 2020
If there is one thing I’ve learned during my career, it’s that salespeople cannot succeed without a strong, agile sales enablement team behind them.I also know that sales and sales...
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
During recent months the selling industry has experienced a rapid shift toward virtual selling. This shift arose from practical needs related to the global pandemic and the benefits...
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Friday, July 24, 2020
Last month, for those of you following, I interrupted a three-part blog series on establishing an effective sales engine for a more timely piece about managing through the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Monday, March 9, 2020
Modern buyers are empowered. They’re less loyal. They don’t see the value of meeting with sellers until it’s time to negotiate price. As a result, products are unfairly commoditized and...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
New year. New beginnings. For sales reps, this means having new revenue goals, starting at square one on their pipeline, and having a whole new year’s worth of quotas. While they may have...
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Thursday, January 2, 2020
In the last 30 years, we’ve seen an evolution in the way sellers sell, the way buyers buy, and what’s required of sales leadership and enablement teams. It’s gone something like this: But...
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Monday, November 18, 2019
Imagine achieving phenomenal sales growth with no salespeople. Impossible?Well, Dropbox, the file storage company founded in 2007, grew its revenue to $116 million by 2012. Its sales then...
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Monday, October 21, 2019
All right stop. Collaborate and listen. Ice is back with my brand-new invention.What does Vanilla Ice know about sales? If you listen to his iconic hit, “Ice Ice Baby,” there’s a lot you...
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Sales thought leaders and analysts periodically shine a flashlight on a particular technological tool and wonder whether salespeople or sales behaviors will be replaced by it. This happened...
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Your sales team is sharp. They did their homework, they knew which customers to target, they understood the challenges customers were facing, and they knew which solutions fit best. So why...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
You think your sales team is ready to meet your customers. You’ve invested heavily in their sales methodology, tools, and training. But what happens in the moment when the stakes are high...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
By now, most sales enablement professionals recognize the value of a sales playbook. While it can take a tremendous effort to build and maintain this living resource, it quickly pays...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
With communications like this, it’s no wonder that prospecting is consistently ranked by sales managers as one of their biggest challenges. While marketing and sales automation systems,...
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
In today’s business environment, everything can be commoditized, digitized, or outsourced—except for relationships!When it comes to meeting targets, 89 percent of executives responding to a...
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Sales and marketing have the same goal: drive revenue. However, they have different ways of reaching that destination. Sales teams tend to focus on chasing new business and growing the...
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