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The Sales Snapshot: Four Things Every Great Sales Leader Understands

The Sales Snapshot: Four Things Every Great Sales Leader Understands

Sales Management

As the leader in your sales organization, your people look to you to guide them toward success, and enable them to attain it. For this month’s Sales Snapshot, we’re focusing... read more

The Evolution Of The Sales Role

The Evolution Of The Sales Role

Sales Management

In the age of the tweeting refrigerator, salespeople are transitioning. The process of a sale no longer unfolds over just one platform; however in many cases it does involve multiple... read more

Sales Challenges: Four Ways To Keep Your Sales Team Focused On Selling

Sales Challenges: Four Ways To Keep Your Sales Team Focused On Selling

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If your sales organization spent more time selling, how would that affect your sales revenue numbers? Often, salespeople and front-line managers get bogged down in forecasts, reviews, hiring and recruiting.... read more

The 4 Rights To Accurate Sales Forecasting

The 4 Rights To Accurate Sales Forecasting

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Accurate sales forecasting requires technology, process, and accountable people.  The technology has to very easy to use.  The process needs to be embedded in the technology.  The people all have... read more

B2B Sales: How To Close 42% More Business

B2B Sales: How To Close 42% More Business

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According to the smart folks at Sales Benchmark Index (SBI), companies that have taken the time to adopt and implement a consistent and effective sales process close on average 42%... read more

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?

Sales Management

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

Sales Management

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

Sales Management

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?

Sales Management

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