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What’s Your Strategy for Sales Talent Development? Part 2

Mike Kunkle

In the first post in this series , I defined Learning, Training, Development, and Education. Learning: Learning is the act of acquiring new knowledge and skills.

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Small Business Marketing Ideas & Tips for SMB Business Owners

Outbound Engine

It’s always a good time for business owners to think about the most effective small business marketing ideas. Maybe your messages don’t seem to be landing as they have in the past. Or it could be that business seems to be stagnant.

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How to Create a Knowledge Base: Building Self-Service for Customer Support

Groove HQ

Learn how to create a knowledge base from the ground up that your customers will love. The post How to Create a Knowledge Base: Building Self-Service for Customer Support appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

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The 14 must-attend sales conferences of 2020

Nutshell

There’s something special about attending a sales conference. Maybe it’s the electricity in the air as a highly anticipated keynote speaker fires up the crowd.

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Contact vs. Company Intent Signal Data

Intent signal data comes in two types: either companies or individuals signaling interest in products like yours. Which kind of data delivers more advantages to B2B marketers? It depends. Get this infographic to learn about the advantages of intent-based leads and how you can most effectively use both types of data.

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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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Are Small Business Owners Salespeople in Disguise?

Jeffrey Gitomer

The success of a small business rests on the owner's ability to sell. Small business owners have about 50 different hats to wear, but sales is the biggest hat an entrepreneur wears. Actually without the sales hat, the other hats are useless. When I say sales, I'm not just talking, "Hey, please buy my stuff." Sales is not just selling your product or service. There are meaningful uses of selling skills that permeate every facet of the entrepreneurial process.

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As a Product Leader, Are You Regularly Engaging the Sales Team in Product Ideation?

SBI Growth

A product leader at a recent client of mine expressed a frustration that most product leaders can relate to. His organization had recently invested heavily in developing a new product that targeted a growing segment of the company’s customer base.

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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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The Role of Tribe in Company Culture

The Center for Sales Strategy

Not long ago, I spoke with two leaders from a top-notch company enrolled in our Up Your Culture program. The purpose of our conversation was to help them find ways to create a strong sense of unification employee engagement across their multiple markets.

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Teach (Don't Solve) Your Sales Team's Problems

Sales Readiness Group

Being your reps' chief problem solver is terrible for sales performance. Here's a technique you can use to train your team to solve their own problems. Sales Management

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

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What’s Your Strategy for Sales Talent Development? Part 1

Mike Kunkle

One of the things that’s been on my mind lately is the difference between education, learning, development, and training as they relate to sales talent development organizational learning strategies for Sales.

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How To Customise A Compelling Story For Your Sales Presentation

MTD Sales Training

How many times have you made a presentation and afterwards thought ‘that was so boring, even I wouldn’t have bought my product!’. There are many occasions where we have presented a solution and it’s not created any connection with the prospect. How, then, can we build a great presentation and really connect with the prospect? First, lets see what we shouldn’t do in our presentation: A product demonstration should NEVER be a tour of features and functions. Why not?

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Customer Service Checklist: 15 Ways to Provide Exceptional Customer Service

Groove HQ

Find out how to provide exceptional customer service using our 15-point checklist. The post Customer Service Checklist: 15 Ways to Provide Exceptional Customer Service appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

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The 8 best CRMs for marketing teams

Nutshell

Effective marketing is about more than just attracting one-time customers. It’s about creating a lasting impression that will keep all your customers engaged with your products or services and coming back for more. Imagine a locally-owned store operating in a small town—a simple, familiar place where the shopkeep knows your name and knows precisely how to help you find what you need.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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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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Developing strategic referral alliances. WOW!

Jeffrey Gitomer

Are you willing to refer your clients or customers to someone else? Is someone else willing to refer their clients or customers to you? Yes, if there is mutual trust. Here are the prerequisites: You consider yourself the best at what you do. You do a memorable job in making the sale. You do a perfect job of delivering what you promised. You provide impeccable service after the sale. If you don't do the above, don't bother reading the rest of this article. It won't help you.

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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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The Future of Sales Enablement in the Tech Sector

SBI Growth

Customer centricity and stiff competition in the tech industry are changing how sales enablement operate. Teams need to focus on sales reps solving customer challenges instead of simply selling products and services. Sell Solutions Instead of Products. Traditional sales enablement motions are.

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Content Creation & Curation: The Missing Link Between Sales & Marketing

Speaker: Pam Didner - B2B and Tech Marketing Consultant

Content plays a vital role in creating a symbiotic –– and successful –– relationship and alignment between your sales and marketing teams. Join Pam Didner to learn how to create and curate great content to support your sales and revenue goals!

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The Delicate Balance of Building an Online Community Business

Matthew Barby

Just under two years ago I launched an online community business called Traffic Think Tank with two other co-founders, Nick […]. The post The Delicate Balance of Building an Online Community Business appeared first on Matthew Howells-Barby. Growth

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The Art and Science Blend of Sales Leadership

The Center for Sales Strategy

World-class leaders understand improving performance is part art and part science. A recipe that includes the proper blend of both—art and science—is often what separates failure from success and exhibits the following: Outstanding performance (beating others in their peer group).

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Customer Relations—Definition & How to Manage [9 Examples]

Tidio

Before we jump into the subject of customer relations, consider this—. There are three varieties of customers: those you have, those you don’t (yet), and those you used to. And while it’s always a priority to focus on the current ones, the other two types are just as essential.

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Implications for B2B Selling in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Mike Kunkle

[This article was originally published as part of the Sales Education Foundation 2018 Annual Magazine , co-authored with Robert M. Peterson, Ph.D., Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Sales, Northern Illinois University Professional Sales Program ].

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A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

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Six Ways Of Dealing With A Client Who Won’t See You

MTD Sales Training

It may sound strange, but there will be people you know you can help who will refuse to meet with you! How dare they! Don’t they know you have their holy grail, the answer to their prayers, the very thing they have been looking for? Of course, the world doesn’t work that way, and there will be prospects and customers who will reject your advances and avoid you at all costs. How can you deal with these kinds of situations? Firstly, let’s look at what you SHOULDN’T do: 1) DON’T take it personally.

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10 Customer Service Apps to Help Scale Your Support

Groove HQ

If you’re searching for customer service apps, chances are you’re looking for something quick and easy to lighten your support load. This list compiles the top apps to help customer service teams save time, reduce effort, and provide holistic customer support.

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Expert advice: How many sales emails should you send before giving up?

Nutshell

Following up with buyers is a crucial part of any salesperson’s job. Rarely will a new prospect get back to after your first cold email , and even your best clients often need multiple touches to draw them back into a sales conversation. Both situations take time and persistence. Buyers want to know that you care about them and their needs, and following up is a way to show that you care. But how many emails should you send before you call it quits?

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Do Less, Achieve More

Engage Selling

Yes, it is possible to do less and achieve more. As I’ve touched on recently, the general mantra for professionals in today’s world is “more, more, more.”

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Organic Growth Strategy: How to Leverage Market Collateral Around Social Media

Speaker: Akilah Murrell, Sr. Director of Channel Marketing at Channel Maven

Join Akilah Murrell, Senior Director of Channel Marketing at Channel Maven, for this how-to session on engaging your buyer base through social media.

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Approach a Referral Right and Reap.

Jeffrey Gitomer

The most coveted prize in selling besides a sale is a referral. How do you approach this person? Everyone tells you to get referrals, no one tells you what to do next. How do you maximize the selling power of this referral? Here are 8.5 rules to ensure your success: Approach with care, be prepared, don't move too quickly. Timing is everything. Don't appear to be too anxious to get the sale (money). Proper set up will breed a long term relationship (more money) instead of just a sale.

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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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8 Disciplines of Sales Execution

SBI Growth

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Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management startup, raises $20M in Series B

Openview

The post Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management startup, raises $20M in Series B appeared first on OpenView. News TechCrunch

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Top 10 Tactics for a Successful SKO!

The 2022 Sales Kick Off is your big opportunity to align your sales team and drive change. Make sure it's successful with SecondNature’s SKO Ebook! Find out: ? How to set the right goals and KPIs ? How to translate vision into tactics ? How to keep salespeople engaged.