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Sales Velocity Equation – 4 Levers to Success


So much so that we created this sales velocity equation to get sales teams moving in the right direction. Sales velocity vs deal velocity – what’s the difference? Deal velocity is how long it takes a deal to get through the sales cycle. Effectively, it’s the same thing as average sales cycle length.

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Understanding Sales Process, Methodology, and Competencies

Mike Kunkle

Sales process, sales methodology, and sales competencies are all important and related aspects of sales effectiveness. Sales Process A sales process is a series of stages that an opportunity moves through. But they are not the same thing. It’s been proven in multiple studies and is worth the effort.

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Nine insights: Sales processes and selling skills for targeting and meetings

Red Star Kim

Last week, we welcomed UK and international delegates to a PM Forum digital workshop on “Selling Processes and Sales Skills for Marketing and BD Professionals”. sales processes 2. Behaviour in sales meetings). Sales process. Multifaceted map of the sales process. The session comprised three modules (1.

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How to Radically Improve Your B2B Sales Win Rates

Mike Kunkle

In this post, I’m going to share some simple concepts that I’ve seen deliver radically improved results across a sales force. The advice comes from Modern Sales Foundations , a course that was developed based on over 16+ years of top sales performer analysis, modernized for working with today’s buyers.

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The Impact of Direct Dials on Sales Productivity

Often, sales reps who fail to hit the phones hard are left wondering how they missed their quota. While dialing away at targeted prospects, it’s important for them to remember that not all sales outreach is created equal. How can you (and your sales team) benefit from this eBook?

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What Is a National Sales Meeting?

Hubspot Sales

As a sales leader for a large, nation-wide business, you know that all members of your team don’t often interact with each other, or even know who their coworkers are. National sales meetings solve this issue, as they unify your sales team by gathering them all in one place, once a year. Identify Objectives.

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Improving Sales Performance | Running Effective Sales Meetings in a Work-From-Home Environment

The Center for Sales Strategy

What are some best practices for running a successful virtual meeting? These questions and more are answered in this Improving Sales Performance episode with Chad Littlefield, Co-Founder of We and Me, Inc. How should leaders go about unifying a remote team?

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Essential Guide to Sales Engagement – Overcome the Challenges of Remote Selling

Sales teams are trying to prospect, connect, and manage an effective sales cycle, yet many companies are falling short of hitting their sales numbers. You will learn: What sales engagement is. Effective meeting engagement tips - pre, during and after. How to measure your sales engagement efforts.

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

How can sales organizations meet the buyer along the journey at the perfect time? With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”. Download this eBook to find out!

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The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

They hold sellers to a high standard, and that means the buying experiences of the past — in-person meetings, transactional conversations, and linear sales funnels — no longer deliver. But how do you prepare your sales teams to do that?

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Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In fact, less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, and 63% of sales professionals say it’s what they dislike most about their jobs. In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure.

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Sales Kickoff Beyond the Meeting: How to Plan & Execute a Successful SKO

Speaker: Gerhard Gschwandtner, CEO, Selling Power | Beverlie Heyman, Director of Sales Enablement, Bigtincan | Jared Hibbs, Sr. Sales Enablement Manager, Bigtincan

Sales kickoff (SKO) meetings are a critical time for sales enablement and management teams to drive learning and motivation that (they hope) will last the whole year. Unfortunately, those same meetings can also become long, tedious, repetitive days that cause reps to tune out and turn off.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

Meet your modern sales playbook - See how high-performing sales and marketing teams increase pipeline year-over-year. For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

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The Essential Guide to Selling by Telling Your Touchstone Story

In our fast-paced, digital world sometimes the best way to stand out in sales is to slow down and connect. Genuine connection facilitates an openness to trust, which leads to consistent sales. Sales reps who learn to tell rather than sell have a critical tool for creating connections with their prospects.

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Intent Signal Data 101

How can B2B marketers reach active buyers sooner in the sales cycle and influence their purchase decisions? Which type of intent data is best for meeting specific goals? “B2B buyers spend just 15% of their time interacting with brands before making a purchase decision” (Gartner). Intent signal data can help.