8 Ways to Improve Your Sales Voicemails

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Do you get voicemails from anyone other than your mother or grandmother? With the prevalence of email and text messaging, voicemails can seem somewhat antiquated. On the rare occasion that I do receive a voicemail, the caller tends to ramble on witho...

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How to Incorporate InMail Into an Outbound Sales Strategy

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Sales revolves around creating conversations. But, starting a conversation is difficult. Incorporating LinkedIn InMail into an outbound strategy is an excellent way to engage prospects. LinkedIn is the most extensive professional social media webs...

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Creating a Winning Sales Onboarding Program {Video}

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Onboarding is one the most important aspects of any sales enablement program. Developing an effective onboarding program ensures that new reps have the skills and market knowledge in place to be successful. In the video below, Shawn Fowler, Direct...

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5 Advantages of Peer Learning in Sales Organizations

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The sharing economy isn’t exclusive to ride sharing or finding someone to walk your dog; it also applies in the workplace. Incorporating peer-to-peer training within a sales organization is a great way to utilize the resources and knowledge within...

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Utilizing Older Generations for Employee Retention

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Employee retention is critical to the success of sales organizations. Turnover impacts more than just the bottom-line. It affects a company's morale and image, as well as disrupts the daily workflow of management when they have vacancies to fill. Ret...

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Selling to the C-Suite: Improving Executive Presence in New Sales Reps

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Imagine a large boardroom meeting. High powered executives, high stress, high reward. The winner takes the corner office. It’s the classic Hollywood trope seen in many movies and television shows. For most of us, this scenario is foreign. For a new...

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Making Sales Training a Priority Year-Round {Video}

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Sales teams typically have an annual kickoff at the beginning of the year.  They conduct training, create goal alignment, and generate excitement. However, sales training is not a one-off activity. Being consistent is important. Having a process in...

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Why Your Sales Process Should Start with a Hypothesis of Need

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We all (hopefully) remember the term “hypothesis” from science class. It’s an educated assumption that requires further examination but serves as a starting point for investigation. The hypothesis of need in the sales process is similar as it a...

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Motivating the Middle to Move the Needle

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Traditionally, sales organizations focus their efforts on motivating and rewarding top performers. Why wouldn’t they? After all, this group brings in the bulk of the revenue. However, studies show that a 5% performance improvement in the middle 60%...

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