2023

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Building a Business Case for Strategic Planning Software

ClearPoint Strategy

Learn how to build a business case for strategic planning software. Discover strategies to convince stakeholders of the value and ROI of this investment.

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4-Phase Guide to the Strategic Planning Process

OnStrategyHQ

The Strategic Planning Process in 4 Steps To help you throughout our strategic planning framework, we have created a how-to guide on the basics of a strategic plan, which we will take you through step-by-step. Free Strategic Planning Guide What is Strategic Planning? Strategic Planning is when organizations define a bold vision and create a plan with objectives and goals to reach that future.

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The Upside of Churn: Why Losing Customers Can Be a Good Thing

Account Manager Tips

Think losing clients is bad for business? Think again! Find out how strategic customer churn can be a game-changer for your business growth.

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Help! My Top Performer Just Quit!

The Center for Sales Strategy

Have you ever felt like being a manager is a lot like juggling? And right when you think you’ve got all the balls in the air… whoops! When it’s the sudden departure of a top performer, it can make you literally drop everything! So, what can 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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Elevate Your Strategy: ClearPoint now Integrates with Microsoft Teams!

ClearPoint Strategy

Stay streamlined and in sync. ClearPoint brings strategy to your fingertips.

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How ClearPoint Revolutionized Strategy Management in 2023

ClearPoint Strategy

Welcome to the new era of strategic management with ClearPoint.

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How to Score Deals in the Final Quarter [Data & Expert Backed Tips]

Hubspot Sales

It’s here, the biggest sales quarter of the year. The very moment deal-seekers everywhere shoot their shot, turn prospects into buyers, and score buzzer-beating slam dunks that accelerate the business to record-breaking sales. Q4 sales are often the most lucrative of the year, but successful sales don’t come simply because of the season. Sales professionals who are doing their best work in Q4 are executing their sales processes to perfection.

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The Top 5 Leadership Tips Learned from Past Recessions

Customer Think

While people are hesitant to accept the likely reality that we are heading into a recession, we’re seeing higher interest rates, less venture capital funding, and widespread layoffs in the tech industry. Despite the uncertainty, there’s some good news: even if we are facing a recession, these moments are temporary.

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Refreshing your Strategy for the New Year

ClearPoint Strategy

Set your strategy up for success.

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Rethinking Enablement for the Future: The Power of Commercial Effectiveness Integration

Mike Kunkle

Introduction In today’s fast-paced and challenging business landscape, maximizing organizational success hinges on seamless coordination across various functions. Nowhere is this truer than with the commercial organization. At the core of this synergy lies a concept that wields immense influence in driving revenue and ensuring organizational performance – cross-functional Commercial Effectiveness.

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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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Introducing AppConnect, Nutshell’s Newest Add-On for Powering Your Integrations

Nutshell

Keeping your company’s contact information up-to-date and workflows synced across your tech stack is critical for success. That’s why we’re excited to introduce AppConnect , our new add-on to help your business connect your CRM data with the apps you already use and get more out of Nutshell. Nutshell already provides a library of native integrations and thousands more middleware integrations through Zapier.

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How to Build Rapport in Sales With 3 Simple Techniques

Sales Readiness Group

Capturing the attention and trust of your potential customers is a crucial aspect of successful sales. When you establish a strong relationship, you gain their respect, the willingness to value your insights, and the potential for long-term business. But the question is, how can you build rapport effectively?

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The Complete Guide to Sales Forecasting and Pipeline Management

RAIN Group

Assume you’re a sales manager for a mid-sized enterprise. You’ve just received a call from your chief revenue officer who wants to know how much revenue you expect your team to produce between now and the end of the year. You pull up your spreadsheet and start reviewing the numbers, but the forecast just doesn’t look right. Sales have been consistent, but there are so many variables at play and it’s hard to predict what the future holds.

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Maximizing Sales Forecasting Accuracy: Innovative Strategies for 2024 and Beyond

Revegy

Navigating the intricate landscape of sales forecasting can often feel like solving a complex puzzle, especially for savvy business professionals. This challenge is highlighted by a striking statistic from the CSO Insights 2017 World Class Sales Practices Study: only 40% of respondents stated that their ability to close deals as forecasted either met or exceeded expectations. […] The post Maximizing Sales Forecasting Accuracy: Innovative Strategies for 2024 and Beyond appeared first on Rev

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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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Advancing AI Integration at UNIQA: A Future Focus

MDI Training

Advancing AI Integration at UNIQA: A Future Focus Do you prefer to listen to this article? Click below to access our AI-generated version of this blog article! Advancing AI Integration at UNIQA: A Future Focus Iris Brachmeier , Group Chief People Officer of UNIQA Insurance Group AG since August 2023 and therefore responsible for international HR , provides insights into the company’s groundbreaking transformation up to 2025 in an interview with our colleague Melanie Holzner.

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Cultural Web Model

Flevy

Organizations that do not define an organizational culture leave the door open for the culture to define itself—which is often fraught with dissatisfaction, toxicity, and misalignment. Corporate Culture, Organizational Culture, or Workplace Culture all share the same meaning. The term represents the shared beliefs, values, attitudes, and behaviors that describe an organization and its employees.

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5 Ways AI Will Help Sell More

The Center for Sales Strategy

Whether you think the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Wall-E or The Terminator, the reality is that AI is going to change the way that you sell. According to Crunchbase, there are nearly 10,000 AI startups. 10,000 new AI companies in the last year are a staggering number of people focused on how AI can help your life, business, and organization.

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8 Mistakes That Destroy Credibility With Prospects (& How to Avoid Them)

Hubspot Sales

The average buyer in this day and age is shrewd — naturally skeptical of salespeople and having certain standards reps have to measure up to. That makes establishing credibility central to the success of any sales effort. But maintaining that kind of trustworthiness and legitimacy over multiple sales conversations can be easier said than done — a lot of reps run into hitches, hiccups, and human errors that undermine their credibility with prospects.

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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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Revolutionizing Customer Experience with Digital Transformation

Customer Think

The era has turned digital. So, enterprises around the globe are using digital transformation to drive business success. With the advancement in technology, companies can now engage with customers in more ways than ever. Digital transformation has become the key to improving customer experience.

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How to Sell More With LinkedIn feat. Brynne Tillman

Sales Gravy

On this episode of the Sales Gravy Podcast, LinkedIn Guru Brynne Tillman shares her best tips and secrets for how to Sell More with LinkedIn. On this episode of the Sales Gravy Podcast, LinkedIn Guru Brynne Tillman shares her best tips and secrets for how to Sell More with LinkedIn.

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Enablement is Hard. Do It Anyway.

Mike Kunkle

Purposefully orchestrating organizational performance improvement is difficult. It requires a wide range of knowledge, skills, capabilities, practices, and mindsets, as well as mental toughness, emotional maturity, and, often, the ability to influence without authority. It’s organizational behavioral change management, for sure, and requires both smart and hard work.

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10 Best Survey Apps of 2023: Hear From Your Audience

Nutshell

Surveys are a fantastic way to gather unique data from your customers. But you already know that, right? If you’ve come to this page, it’s probably because you want to conduct an online survey, but you haven’t found the right survey tool yet. With so many options available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and gathered 10 of the best survey apps for businesses.

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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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Why AI Won’t Replace Your Salespeople Anytime Soon

Sales Readiness Group

In just a matter of a few months, ChatGPT has created a global frenzy. Ask it a question, and ChatGPT answers mimicking human conversation. Its capabilities are amazing and show how Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved from a futuristic concept into real-world applications that are changing how we live and work today.

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How Sales Reps Can Adapt to the Hybrid Selling Environment

RAIN Group

Have you met Morgan? A terrific sales rep. Except recently, Morgan has slipped out of the top tier of the leaderboard and I think I know why: she struggles to adapt to the new selling environment.

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B2B Enterprises and the Rise of Customer-Centricity Software

Revegy

The B2B enterprise landscape has undergone a significant transformation over the years, with organizations placing a heightened emphasis on their customers. With the advent of digital technology, businesses have had to adapt to an increasingly complex environment characterized by more decision-makers, longer deal cycles, higher pricing points, and a plethora of competing channels.

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AI as a Co-Trainer in Leadership Development

MDI Training

Artificial Intelligence as a Co-Trainer in Leadership Development In a world that is constantly evolving, we at MDI always strive to be at the forefront of finding innovative ways to promote and sustainably improve leadership development. Our collaboration with the MDI AI co-trainer “AICo” represents an exciting step in this direction. This ongoing experiment allows us to explore the role of artificial intelligence in leadership development and understand its impact on our participan

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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.

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Liddell Hart’s 8 Maxims of Strategy

Flevy

Sir Basil Henry Liddell-Hart (October 31, 1895 – January 29, 1970) was a British strategist, historian, and one of the world’s foremost military thinkers. B. H. Liddell-Hart was a prolific writer and wrote extensively on military strategy and tactics. Liddell-Hart’s work titled “ Strategy ” is considered one of the most important works on military strategy of the 20th century.

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Identifying and Addressing Common Reasons for Sales Talent Attrition

The Center for Sales Strategy

You did it! You finally built a great sales team! They are destroying their budgets, the team challenges each other but gets along beautifully and they are a delight to manage. And then… someone quits. Maybe more than one. What happened?! According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 31, 2023, there were 9.8 million job openings across industries, and the number of people voluntarily quitting their jobs rose to 4 million.

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12 Common Ways You Undermine Your Chances of Closing (& How to Avoid Them), According to The Virtual CRO's President

Hubspot Sales

Welcome to "The Pipeline" — a new weekly column from HubSpot, featuring actionable advice and insight from real sales leaders. Salespeople frequently undermine their chance of winning sales when they allow value leaks — instances where your email, proposal, word choice, presentation, or body language diminishes the perceived value of your solution — to creep into their sales processes.

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Can customers tell you how to run your business?

Customer Think

If you put what’s important to them ahead of what you think is important for your business, and allow your imagination to take over, customers will begin to drive your business and ultimately, if you let them, drive your success.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.