How to Succeed at Group Brainstorming [Podcast]

Sandler Training

This year, on Fridays, Dave talks about the attitude, behavior, and techniques of successful sales managers as he shares his thoughts on the 49 Sandler Rules for Sales Leaders. Listen Time: 11 Minutes. Professional Development

What Top Performing CMOs Plan to Focus on in 2020

SBI Growth

Much has been written in recent months about the demise of the CMO position. While such a drastic assertion is great for grabbing business headlines, the reality is, as usual, decidedly more nuanced. As the marketing function has evolved over the.


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Grow Your Business With These Branding Strategies

Customer Think

Whatever the status may be, you must be brainstorming to find out feasible and effective branding strategies. Introduction Are you running a business or just planning to kick-off in the near future?

What’s the Cost of Team Miscommunication?

Customer Think

Are all voices included during brainstorming to assure the full fact pattern and set of possibilities emerges? Is your team communicating effectively? Do you reach goals on time and without resistance? Are there subgroups that (unwittingly) restrict the outcomes?

"Don’t Ask Me; That’s Not My Job"


Who’s involved in the brainstorming process, and why is it not the right people When was the last time you noticed a “frontline” issue where you work?

Empathy – Creating a Foundation of Trust & Understanding

Revenue Storm

You can practice by creating empathy maps with your team about your key relationships and brainstorm what you believe they might say, think, do, and feel. In sales situations, you, your prospects, and your clients are interdependent.


Strategic Account Management Association

Engaging my multidisciplinary team of internal colleagues – including medical, marketing and information technology amongst ourselves – to brainstorm potential opportunities that could be presented to the customer was critical. Pfizer is the winner of the 2021 SAMA Excellence Award for “Innovative Value Co-Creation.” The winners of the 2022 Excellence Awards will be announced at the SAMA Annual Conference May 23-25 in New Orleans. By Emily Williams, Strategic Account Manager , Pfizer.

Lessons from a Winning Global Account Management (GAM) Program

Strategic Account Management Association

Customers brainstormed new ideas for solving common problems and avoiding common pitfalls. By Danielle Matteson, Vice President, Strategic Accounts Program, AVI-SPL. AVI-SPL is a digital enablement solutions provider that serves 86 percent of the Fortune 100.

Back to the Future: F2F selling is returning, but virtual selling is here to stay

Strategic Account Management Association

Both sides similarly report that engaging in joint ideation and brainstorming to develop or configure customized solutions is much harder virtually than when done in the same room with a physical white board and flip charts.

Here’s How to Keep Clients Interested In Your Proposal

Account Manager Tips

In the context of a deal, you bring your team together (product, sales, marketing etc) for a collaborative session and brainstorm how your going to save the deal. It's not easy to convince your client to buy your services.

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Talent?

The Center for Sales Strategy

We then brainstormed how she could work with those talents but limit how they slowed her down. During a recent feedback session, I had a new hire ask what was potentially the most insightful question I have ever heard on one of these calls. She asked me if her intense talents, of which she had several, could get in her way. I was highly impressed with her insight because, yes, very strong talents can sometimes trip up a salesperson.

25 Problems That Stop Key Account Managers From Doing Their Job

Account Manager Tips

It also includes chapters on how to brainstorm with teams and communicate your findings to convince your audience and get them to take action! Table of Contents. If you think your job is harder than it should be. you're right.

Key issues in Marketing and Business Development Planning: Engage, Analyse, Expand, Innovate and Measure

Red Star Kim

This is a summary (and an additional learning resource for delegates) of last week’s M&BD planning workshop through the PM Forum. Key issues in Marketing and Business Development Planning: Engage, Analyse, Expand, Innovate and Measure.

The Sliding Scale of Sales Transformation

Mike Kunkle

Discuss, share, brainstorm, problem-solve, collaborate cross-functionally, use your best judgment, and decide. Or, you can just start to brainstorm forces. Sales Transformation. It’s a term that means different things to different people.

8 Steps to 8 Figures

Engage Selling

Lead chief strategist for my Digital Empire Creation and dear friend Chad Barr and I had some fun last week brainstorming 8 steps small business owners, solo consultants, speakers, authors and trainers could take to make 8 figures. In order to live large, you must think large! Making Money Mondays Quick Tip

Turning lemons into lemonade: Five ways to reset on customer management fundamentals in a post-pandemic world

Strategic Account Management Association

By Dave Duke, Co-Founder and CCO, MetaCX, and Joel Schaafsma, Research General Manager, SAMA. Turning lemons into lemonade. It is one of the most optimistic cliches known to man – and with good reason.

Stakeholder Mastery 3.0 – The Six Steps You Must Take

Jermaine Edwards

It’s brainstorming time. To answer this last question, brainstorm what might go wrong so you can discuss how to handle problems, e.g. lack of availability, lack of budget, lack of decision-making power.

How to Resize and Retool Your Sales Force

Mike Kunkle

Brainstorm creative options with team members. This is a post I never wanted to write. I originally posted it as a LinkedIn Article in August of 2020 and unfortunately, find it relevant again already in mid-2022.

Help: How Do I Ask For Referrals From Existing Clients?

Account Manager Tips

I'm wondering if we might do a little brainstorming to see if we can identify some folks who you think should be aware of my value. Build your business with client referrals Client referrals are a powerful business growth strategy. You ask your clients to recommend you to people they know.

Five questions from a campaign, thought leadership and project management workshop

Red Star Kim

The brainstorming exercise showed how – in a relatively short amount of time – you can prompt people to think about the target audience, the issues they face and a possible topic for research and/or a thought leadership campaign.

New Year, New Energy, New Approach, and New Results!

Revenue Storm

It is critical you find out and then brainstorm ways you can help accelerate their achievement. 2020 has been an interesting year. As Nietzsche stated, “Whatever doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger.” Close what you can and dust your hands off. The year is almost over!

Book review: Coaching skills: A handbook by Jenny Rogers

Red Star Kim

drawing, walking, stepping stones across sheets of paper), brainstorming, empty chair technique (again, with a helpful script) and role play).

How to Demonstrate Teamwork in the Workplace


Brainstorming : Teach teams to allow members to state all their ideas—no matter how far-fetched they might seem—in an atmosphere of respect. Great teamwork is essential for surviving, thriving, and being exceptional in the modern workplace.

Keys for Success in 2021: Collaborating at a Distance


Many professionals rely on this bubbling flow of ideas to test-out early-stage solutions, brainstorm options, and get feedback on the spur of the moment. This is ideal for brainstorming, strategizing, and co-creating solutions. Are you getting familiar with collaborating at a distance?

Building Rapport – It’s More Important Than You May Think

Revenue Storm

I have come to realize the more I know about the other person, the more I can brainstorm ways to help them. Personal Challenge: Brainstorm three questions you would answer if someone were trying to get to know you in a business situation.

Lessons Learned: Management Advice for Sales Leaders

Revenue Storm

Don’t be afraid to talk about what motivates them and perhaps brainstorm with them about how to build that into their plan. Having talked to sales leaders of late, I was surprised to see how many common themes have emerged. Staff management issues!

Stop Admiring the Problem…Get Thee to a Customer Advisory Board Meeting!

Farland Group

What I really needed was a quick brainstorm-sesh with my fellow neighbors to hear what was working on their driveway / ice rinks. I know brainstorm sessions can prove to be extremely valuable. I live in New England, so amassing snow every winter is no surprise. However, our most recent storm —which was inches of ice, not snow — was unexpected. But, I did what I always do — went outside to start shoveling.

Are You Ready for the Third Wave?

Peter Simoons

Find a buddy or a sparring partner to bounce off your ideas and to brainstorm with about your challenges. Almost everyone will admit that the reality of 2020 has deviated from any plans put into place for this year.

4 Dysfunctional Beliefs of Quarterly Business Reviews


Lead the brainstorm, really showing up as a strategic partner or trusted advisor to your customer. When it comes to Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs) most teams are not taking full advantage of the opportunity these meetings present.

Are You Living Up to the Client Promise?

Revenue Storm

A recent strategy implemented by one of our Client Sales Leaders was quarterly brainstorming sessions. As Sales Leaders, our primary role remains to attract and retain the best sales talent we can.

How to Identify the Rare, Untapped Market

Hubspot Sales

This will help you brainstorm new products that aren't being sold yet. Doing so helps me prepare and brainstorm new ideas to bring to upcoming meetings. Plus, these tools can help you research competitors and brainstorm content ideas as well.

Strategic Leadership: Post-Pandemic and Beyond


Meet frequently with other leaders across the organization to share successes and challenges and brainstorm solutions. Brainstorm solutions for these situations.

Make Your Sales Coaching Be in High Demand!

Revenue Storm

Plus, consistency reduces people’s stress, which makes them more open to brainstorming, collaborating, and adopting your coaching insights. Revenue Storm has been studying coaching for years across different cultures, companies, and geographies.

New Product Launch – Identifying the Right Promotional Channels

SBI Growth

There was no imaginative brainstorming of potential channels. We brainstormed a new plan to identify the right promotion channels. Brainstorm the right promotion channels through an outside-In approach. Step 4: Brainstorm New Promotion Channel Opportunities. Enrich the existing plan by brainstorm new ideas. Your new product launch is on schedule. The CEO has promised the market a hit. In six months the market will react. Careers will be made or heads will roll.

How to Avoid Information Overload in Your L&D Programs


Let your team brainstorm in small groups about the practical applications of the topic or skill you’re discussing. Set the expectation that they will need to be prepared to share their ideas with the large group after the team brainstorm.

Implications for B2B Selling in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Mike Kunkle

AI cannot yet perform a brainstorming session that mimics humans, so explosions of innovation are still needed from salespeople, and senior management. [This article was originally published as part of the Sales Education Foundation 2018 Annual Magazine , co-authored with Robert M.

Strategic Sales Are Won in the First Half

Revenue Storm

These workshops are an opportunity to brainstorm ideas and pose the question, “What if?” One of our clients recently won a contract worth over $1 billion in a highly competitive deal where they ousted a long-time incumbent.

5 Stages of Conflict Resolution


Brainstorm Possible Solutions and Goals. This begins stage four—brainstorming possible solutions and goals. Eighty-five percent of all employees will experience conflict in the workplace.

6 Customer Experience Books Every Founder Should Read

Help Scout

First you need to brainstorm … or better yet … gamestorm. Gamestorming” brings fun to brainstorming and offers a way to enhance creativity in your company and break through with new ideas.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Farland Group

Prior to COVID, I would have told you collaboration is sitting around a conference room table and utilizing a whiteboard to brainstorm — whether for upcoming customer advisory board meeting topics, volunteering opportunities or what the next client team call should entail. My colleague Anne Taylor wrote a blog around collaboration and ultimately, how everyone defines it differently. I wanted to share my take on collaboration and why it has evolved since pre-pandemic times.

What is a SWOT Analysis?


5 – Engage multiple levels of the organization in brainstorming to source great ideas. What is a SWOT Analysis?

Fly’s Friday Five: Why Sales & Marketing Alignment is Critical

Brooks Group

And third, to do some brainstorming with the team on how they can better support the sellers. Did you know we have a weekly VLOG? flysfridayfive includes 5 tips every Friday to optimize your organization’s success. Get these delivered right to your inbox HERE.

Twenty-Five for ’21: Predictions for the New Year, Part 1


For some of us, there’s no substitute for face-to-face brainstorming, problem solving, and planning. Here are five of our twenty-five predictions for 2021. How did we arrive at these insights? No crystal ball was required.