Archives for Sales

19 Dec

28 Remarkable Sales Stats Leaders Need to Know for 2019

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It’s that time of year when sales, marketing, and business pundits share predictions for what’s to come in 2019. You can hardly open a website, newspaper, or social media site without reading someone’s forecast. Everyone has their own opinion for what the year ahead holds. These opinions vary widely, many times contradicting one another. This […]

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10 Dec

7 Secrets for a Successful Sales Career

Sales can be the perfect place to develop a skillset in a constantly evolving industry where you can earn a great living. However, it’s hardly a cakewalk. A Harvard Business Review article on salesperson attrition notes that businesses can expect turnover rates of up to 27%. That’s mainly because sales is hard (though not impossible). In […]

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21 Nov

Want More Deals? Teach Your Sales Reps to Write

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Most sales teams hire extroverted talkers. But once they onboarded, reps live and die by their writing, and many find themselves unprepared to compete in the inbox. The average rep spends 20.4% of their time emailing compared to 15.7% talking on the phone or in-person, an InsideSales.com study found. The importance of email is also […]

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19 Jul

Who’s in Your Sphere of Influence and Why Does it Matter?

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The fearless marketer is one that: Has a revenue attribution mindset Has a digital sales motion skillset Has a sales and marketing aligned toolkit He has extended his hands to partner with sales leaders as a driving force for modern, digital selling. This marketer will Create, Organize, Distribute, and Evaluate Engagement (C.O.D.E.) alongside their sales team. Every […]

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29 Jun

5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Sales Prospecting Results

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Prospecting is difficult. There’s no denying it. In fact, one study revealed that 40% of salespeople said prospecting is the most challenging part of the sales process. Why is it so hard? There are a lot of reasons. It’s hard to capture buyer attention and to stimulate interest and desire. It’s difficult to persuade buyers into […]

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22 Feb

5 Ways Bartending Prepares You for a Career in Sales

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It’s often debated: everyone should work in the service industry at least once in their early career. Those who agree believe service work teaches social and emotional intelligence. In my experience, these soft skills are invaluable, in and out of the hospitality industry. At the age of 15, I plunged head first into the hospitality […]

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13 Feb

How to Implement a Social Selling Strategy

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Social selling—where salespeople leverage social networking to connect with the right prospects and forge deeper, more meaningful relationships—has emerged as one of the hottest sales industry trends in recent times. This is mostly thanks to the growth of social media. However, many organizations are finding the process of actually implementing a social selling methodology into […]

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