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The Secret Of Lead Generation For The Complex Sale — Part 1

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Inside Look at How a Billion Dollar Company Runs Its Field Sales

Inside Look at How a Billion Dollar Company Runs Its Field Sales

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It was the first morning of my field sales training with one of the most prominent greeting card companies in the world. I stood in the aisles of a Rite... read more

How Understanding The Sales Funnel Helps Marketers Do Their Job Better

How Understanding The Sales Funnel Helps Marketers Do Their Job Better

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Sales complains that marketing isn’t giving them the leads they need. Marketing is working overtime to score leads and provide sales with leads they believe have the highest chance of... read more

The 5 Levels of Lead Qualification

The 5 Levels of Lead Qualification

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Sirius Decisions recently published some very interesting research into the subject of when marketing-generated “leads” are regarded as being “sales ready”. The results surprised me, and I suspect that they... read more

Does Your Sales And Marketing Management Contribute To The Company?

Does Your Sales And Marketing Management Contribute To The Company?

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What does it mean to be a manager, director, SVP, VP, President, COO, CFO, or CEO, outside of the responsibilities listed in the job description?  It means upholding duties, meeting... read more

Does Salesforce Have The Right Ingredients To Become A Customer Success Platform?

Does Salesforce Have The Right Ingredients To Become A Customer Success Platform?

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The signs are up already at Moscone declaring Salesforce as “The Customer Success Platform,” the topic of Tuesday’s keynote at Dreamforce 2014. Whether or not it’s another stroke of marketing... read more

The Complete Sales Professional

The Complete Sales Professional

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Dreamforce is coming up next week. As a result, I’ve been inundated with emails from people and companies inviting me to one of their presentations or to their display or... read more

5 reasons why setting up a channel reseller program will increase your revenues - The Sales Way

5 Reasons Why Setting Up A Channel Reseller Program Will Increase Your Revenues

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Whatever you want to call it: channel enablement, reseller strategy, partner programs – it’s all the same.  When a product or service reaches sufficient maturity, the natural next step (at least... read more

scalable sales enablement platform

Sales Enablement Platform: Why Should Yours Be Scalable

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Is there anything more important than scalability in business? I guess that depends on what your CEO deems important. But think about it. We’re talking about increasing the volume of... read more

The Sales Way - 5 Reasons You Are Not Making Sales

5 Reasons Why You’re Not Making Sales

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You keep looking at your sales numbers – and they aren’t quite as high as they need to be.  Or maybe you aren’t having much luck with your customers lately... read more

Why CPQ? Why Me?

Why CPQ? Why Me?

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Welcome to the first of our five-blog journey focusing on the fast-growing niche of Configure / Price / Quote deployments. My job here is to leverage Aberdeen’s objective research findings... read more

The Manager’s Real Job Isn’t Making The Number

The Manager’s Real Job Isn’t Making The Number

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I wrote an article called “Sales Managers Only Have One Real Goal.” It stimulated a lot of thoughtful conversation. Christian Maurer shared a particularly astute, and troubling observation: “I am... read more

How To Kill It In Q4

How To Kill It In Q4

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The Secret: Plan Your Work And Work Your Plan October is a special month for sales teams. Most companies in the U.S. follow a calendar fiscal year, and see October... read more

Why This Cold Sales Email Template Works So Well

Why This Cold Sales Email Template Works So Well

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What if I told you the secret to getting cold prospects to always open and even act on your sales emails? Here it is: There is no secret. The truth is, every prospect... read more

How To Enable Your Channel Organization To Drive Sales Revenue

How To Enable Your Channel Organization To Drive Sales Revenue

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When I’m in the middle of a conversation with someone in my profession, I can always tell within the first 2-3 questions or comments the level of knowledge or experience... read more

Sales Management – The Power Of Autonomy And Recognition

Sales Management – The Power Of Autonomy And Recognition

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Motivating sales reps is a key responsibility of every sales manager. How can they motivate their sales teams effectively? Newton and Davis recently shared several factors that help improve the... read more