April, 2024

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How to Conquer Imposter Syndrome as a Key Account Manager

Account Manager Tips

Ever feel like a fraud as a key account manager? You're not alone. Get help with this guide to conquering imposter syndrome and banishing self-doubt for good.

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Navigating Data Obstacles to Shift From Gossip to Genuine Customer Trust

Customer Think

Businesses have access to more customer data today than ever before. However, this abundance of information comes with increased customer scrutiny—customers are increasingly, and justifiably, opinionated about how their data is used, especially with the growing adoption of AI.

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7 Simple Steps to Boost a Prospect's Mood and Improve Sales

The Center for Sales Strategy

A good salesperson knows that success starts with making connections, building rapport, and creating a positive space. Short and irritable prospects make it difficult to have any meaningful conversation and make your job much harder than it needs to be. Building rapport and making connections doesn't have to take long, and it's well worth the investment.

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Announcing Email Booster 

Nutshell

Love Nutshell’s ability to send templated sales emails to your prospects and customers so you can type less and sell more? Want to be able to use email templates right from your email inbox? Introducing Email Booster, the second half of Nutshell’s Revenue Booster add-on ! Email Booster helps you send and customize Nutshell email templates from Gmail, ensuring Nutshell works where you do.

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2024, The Year of the Customer

2023's struggles fueled a shift: companies are ditching wasteful strategies in favor of data and AI-powered growth. Enter 2024, the year GTC takes center stage. Discover 5 ways a customer-centric approach unlocks new revenue and delivers lasting success.

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7 Habits of Highly Successful Prospectors, According to Sales Leaders

Hubspot Sales

Thoughtfully calculated, well-executed prospecting is central to virtually every successful sales engagement. It sets a tone — giving you the momentum and perspective you need to lock in on viable sales opportunities and ensure the rest of your sales process goes as smoothly as possible. But as with any other skill, some salespeople have a better grip on prospecting than others — and we, here at the HubSpot Sales Blog, want to do our part to make sure you prospect as effectively as possible.

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7 Tips for Using Storytelling in Sales Presentations

Brooks Group

Storytelling in sales is a skill. When used correctly, it can be an incredibly powerful way to convince your prospects of the value of your solution. As humans, it’s in our nature to be drawn to stories. A good story grabs our attention, helps us visualize and understand information, and connects us to both the storyteller and the characters within the story.

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Data: The Secret Weapon in Winning the Battle for Consumer Attention

Customer Think

It is both intriguing and worrisome that our attention span has diminished to just eight seconds, which is even shorter than that of a goldfish. Over the past two decades, we’ve seen a 30% decline in our ability to focus. In our fast-moving world, advertisements hold our attention for merely 1.

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7 Must Do’s for Closing a Sale Quickly

The Center for Sales Strategy

Sealing the deal is the ultimate goal of any business negotiation, but the path to get there is often fraught with obstacles and delays. Striking while the iron is hot can make all the difference. Closing a lucrative deal within a tight one-month timeline might seem like an impossible feat. However, with the right mindset, preparation, and tactics, it's a challenge that can be conquered.

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How Healthy is Your Professional Services Organization?

Vantage Partners

Annual physicals and preventive care are common for individual health. It helps prevent diseases and treat issues before they metastasize. They provide peace of mind and an early warning system of trouble.

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Strategic Implementation

OnStrategyHQ

What is Strategic Implementation? Strategic implementation is the process that turns your strategy plan into real action. Implementing your strategic plan is key to ensuring your organization’s future growth and success. Master the art of bringing your strategy to life like a pro. Play Watch the video Is implementing strategy difficult? While strategy implementation is a critical follow-up for any new strategy or strategic plan, it poses significant challenges for many organizations.

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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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Top Tactics for Selling to a Buying Committee

Brooks Group

Finance, operations, and management, oh my! The B2B buying journey is getting longer and more complex. The average B2B buying committee size is now seven , but groups as large as 20 are not unheard of. Bigger deals usually mean bigger committees, which present unique challenges compared to selling to an individual decision maker or even a small group.

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Is Your Tech Stack Failing Your Key Account Managers?

Account Manager Tips

Is inadequate software failing your team? Learn how to strategically evaluate, select, and implement tools that empower your key account managers to succeed.

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Use Knowledge Graphs to Improve Experiences Throughout the Customer Journey

Customer Think

AI projects are increasingly running into a brick wall when it comes to getting meaningful, measurable results. The best way to measure impact is to understand what information is needed to support a specific process. One process or lifecycle that is important to all parts of the organization is the customer experience.

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Closing the Gap: Aligning Sales Expectations and Reality for Appointment Success

The Center for Sales Strategy

I think we can all agree that securing appointments is foundational to achieving sales goals. However, findings from the recent Media Sales Report found a persistent gap between the expectations and reality of salespeople and their managers when it comes to the actual number of scheduled appointments.

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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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How Do You Stack Up against Your Competitors in the IT Services Market?

Vantage Partners

Driving revenue and margin growth in the fast-moving IT Services market requires providers to harness the right mix of talent, industry and technical expertise, and intimate client knowledge. Add to that a fine-tuned set of internal processes and expert approaches to negotiation and competitive intelligence. All these factors must come together to deliver value and innovation to clients, which translates to increased loyalty, revenue, and profitability.

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Transforming Local Government (TLG) 2024: Are You Ready?

Envisio

TLG 2024 is just around the corner, and rumor has it… Envisio is going to be there! Next week, one of the foremost conferences in local government innovation returns. Transforming Local Government 2024 (TLG), hosted by the Alliance for Innovation, is a seriously inspiring event. It brings together a vibrant community of local government thinkers, partners, and leaders to showcase innovative solutions and share real-world case studies.

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Highly Effective Prospecting Techniques for Your Sales Team

Brooks Group

In baseball, “keep your eye on the ball” means watch where the ball is at all times. In sales, it means staying focused. But it’s tough. In the race to finish the quarter strong, prospecting often gets put on the back burner while sales professionals work on closing open opportunities. But your sales team needs to be able to do both: fill the pipeline with highly qualified prospects and keep deals moving.

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Making a Memorable Entrance: The Art of the First Meeting

FinListics Solutions

The initial meeting with a potential client is your opening act, and as with any performance, preparation is key. But how do you prepare for a meeting that's not just good, but great? It begins with a deep understanding of the client's business and financial landscape.

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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New Report: Key Trends in B2B Content Consumption

Customer Think

The lead generation experts at NetLine just released their “2024 State of B2B Content Consumption & Demand Report,” a meaty 38-page guide based on data from more than 6 million content registrations.

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Building Relationships, Not Just Resumes: The Human Side of Recruitment

The Center for Sales Strategy

There’s a whole lot more to recruiting the right person for your team than just matching resumes to job descriptions. It’s about cultivating experiences and creating an impression that goes beyond a mere transaction. In today’s candidate-led job market, your company's reputation matters—a lot. Many of the people who have the power to influence your reputation are those you’re recruiting.

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Lean Transformation for Enhanced ROI | KaiNexus

Kainexus

In today's fast-paced environment, Lean transformation emerges as a strategic approach to streamline processes, optimize resources, and drive continuous improvement while embracing technologies. Combining Lean methodology principles with innovation, Lean transformation emphasizes efficiency, agility, and customer-centricity. Maximizing return on investment (ROI) in transformation is paramount as organizations seek to justify investments, prioritize initiatives, and ensure sustainable growth.

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Driving a Revenue Mindset: 5 Takeaways from Our Conversation with Brian Walsh

Force Management

We recently hosted a live session on Driving a Revenue Mindset with our Managing Director and Facilitator Brian Walsh. He shared insights on what’s changing in sales, what remains critical, and what the most successful organizations are focusing on to maintain revenue momentum. Be sure to check out the full on-demand recording here.

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The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? The supply chain management techniques that dominated the last 30 years are no longer supporting consumer behavior or logistics and manufacturing capabilities. So what’s working now? What should your plans for 2023 include? By researching the supply chain challenges and solutions that businesses – especially small and midsize businesses – are currently experiencing, we’ve learned what’s working and what’s not.

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Sales Tactics You Can Learn From a Bartender

Sales Gravy

On this episode of the Sales Gravy Podcast, master sales trainer Gina Trimarco sits down with Neil Rogers, author of "Bar Tips" and a veteran in sales and marketing. Their conversation provides invaluable insights into how experiences from seemingly unrelated fields, like bartending, can significantly impact your sales performance. Neil Rogers, with his diverse background spanning from bartending to high-level sales roles across various industries, brings a unique perspective to the table.

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Revolutionize Your Revenue Strategy

FinListics Solutions

As the business landscape evolves, the key to sustainable success lies in placing your customers at the heart of your revenue strategy. "7 Steps to Building a Customer-First Revenue Organization" is your comprehensive guide to this pivotal shift. Co-authored by industry veterans Dr. Stephen Timme and Sheevaun Thatcher, CPC, this eBook offers invaluable insights and practical advice for transforming your revenue operations into a customer-centric powerhouse.

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Customer Experience Strategy: Paradigm Shift!

Customer Think

According to Forrester Research, in 2023, for the second year in a row, the quality of customer experience among U.S. brands declined. In addition, the Average American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) was 77 (a C+ grade) in 2023 and has been hovering in the mid-70s for years. What’s the missing link?

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Remote Recruitment: Navigating the New Normal

The Center for Sales Strategy

In the “old days” (5 years ago), hiring a new employee meant meeting them in person, shaking their hand, and conducting a live interview. Today, that’s not always possible. For many, remote and hybrid models are becoming the norm, which means leaders must adapt their recruitment strategies to meet the unique challenges and opportunities these environments present.

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The Truth About Sales Agility: Separating Fact From Fiction

Speaker: Michelle Vazzana

Every sales organization wants their sales force to be agile. Why? Because the world is rapidly changing, becoming more complex, and making the salesperson’s job harder. Organizational leaders are unsure of the best way to equip sellers to succeed in this new reality. Should they change their sales methodology? Should they adopt better technology tools?

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Continuous Improvement vs Operational Excellence | KaiNexus

Kainexus

We are often asked if continuous improvement and operational excellence are the same. They are not, but they are closely related. Continuous improvement involves constantly improving your business processes to reduce waste, cut costs, improve quality, and maximize human potential. It focuses on making each existing process perfect. Operational excellence goes further.

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Fewer Inbound Leads in 2024? 3 Things Sellers Should Do to Hit their Numbers.

Hubspot Sales

Welcome to "The Pipeline" — a weekly column from HubSpot, featuring actionable advice and insight from real sales leaders. This week's installment comes from Repvue's Founder and CEO, Ryan Walsh. Want more content like this? Subscribe to our newsletter. Ask any salesperson if they get enough inbound leads. You can bet their answer will be “no.” It won’t matter who they work for or what industry they’re in.

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How to Set Up New Managers for Success

Force Management

Top sales teams differentiate themselves with a proven system for finding and attracting elite talent. But landing strong candidates is only the first step in the journey. The best organizations know how to retain sellers with the most potential and ensure they’re positioned to perform and excel as they advance up the ranks. Making the move from sales rep to manager is a common career pathway.

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Unlocking the Power of Single Customer Views (SCV)

Nutshell

Your customer data is the key to understanding your customers better so you can improve your marketing, sales, customer experience, and more. However, when your data is scattered across various platforms, you can’t harness its full potential. That’s where a single customer view, or SCV, comes in. An SCV consolidates your scattered customer data into one location so you can better understand your customers and use your data in meaningful ways.

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Negotiate Larger Deals More Quickly

What if there was a better method of changing the conversation with your customer from delivering pricing to delivering value solutions? A method that would help keep you in control, manage the uncertainty, and close larger deals more quickly for you and your company? There is.