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6 Biases That Affect How You Sell

Posted by Steve Fawthrop

November 27, 2019

In today’s market, two of the biggest differentiators for success in sales are based on sales coaching and sales innovation. The most successful salespeople are multi-talented, with their greatest differentiators being knowledge and professional development.

Proactive sales coaching is vital to sales teams because of a well-known principle in the field of psychology known as self-serving bias. Self-serving bias is defined as people’s tendency to attribute positive events to their own character but attribute negative events to external factors.

Salespeople with a self-serving bias will not ask for coaching, or don’t feel the need for further innovation because they don’t think anything is wrong. Additionally, there are six other biases stopping salespeople from closing sales.

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Topics: personal development, coaching, sales enablement

How to Use a Sales Playbook

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 11, 2019

What if your sales team had access to not only the guide that could help them move faster and smarter in any given sales situation? How might this impact your conversion rates and new business development? 

That's where a Sales Playbook comes in... It’s a customized approach to your unique sales process that puts the right strategy, best practices, content, and resources at the fingertips of your salespeople so they can take the right steps, at the right time, with the right people. 

But, once you've got a Sales Playbook, how do you use it to effectively drive revenue and improve sales performance?

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

How to Write an Email Your Prospects Want to Read

Posted by Kim Peek

October 8, 2019

Congratulations! Your prospect has downloaded a piece of premium content such as an eBook, a sales sheet, or a whitepaper – which means your next task is to nurture the relationship.

By getting the right pieces of content in front of them at the right time, you’ll establish credibility and thought leadership, and potentially shorten their decision-making time.

In order to provide valuable information, you’ll need your new lead to continue to open the emails you send.

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook, email marketing

What is a Sales Playbook?

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 4, 2019

When you’re managing a busy sales team, the last thing you want is another time-consuming task.

But what if you had the secret to increasing new business revenue and overall conversion rates?

What if you had access to not only the guide that could turn your team into a sales powerhouse but also have a reusable framework that could be replicated for the same process over and over again?

From training a new salesperson to providing a seasoned seller with new material, a sales playbook is useful across all scenarios for your team.

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

4 Reasons Why Your Company Needs Sales Enablement Tools

Posted by Emily Sunshine

October 1, 2019

Sales enablement is a broad term that covers a lot of sales functions under one large umbrella. We define sales enablement as the strategy, content, technology, and training that empowers sales teams to sell smarter and faster. 

New call-to-actionSales enablement tools simply put the right resources and content in the salesperson's hands right when they need it. While these tools have been around for a while, businesses are just realizing that properly utilizing sales enablement tools improve sales productivity, drives revenue, and increases customer alignment.

Providing sales teams with the proper tools, knowledge, and processes to maximize every sales opportunity is invaluable. Effective sales enablement tools can significantly benefit your company – here’s how.

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

Our Team's Top 10 Most-Used Tools from the Marketing and Sales Tech Stack We're Currently Using

Posted by Shaye Smith

August 2, 2019

At LeadG2 and The Center for Sales Strategy, our tech stack not only serves to support our sales and marketing efforts, but it also enables our consultants and content teams to super-serve our clients and provide top-notch service and deliver quality results and help them achieve success. Are you utilizing tech to support your marketing, sales, or service efforts at your company? 

We asked our team what marketing and sales technology they use most frequently, and here's the top 10 tools from what was submitted. Yes, there's actually more!

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Topics: sales and marketing alignment, marketing strategy, sales enablement

5 Benefits of Sales Enablement and a Sales Playbook

Posted by Kurt Sima

July 22, 2019

Most managers and sellers have experienced this:

  • A seller is moving a new business prospect through the sales process.
  • All signs are positive.
  • The prospect goes silent, and will not respond to email, phone calls, letters, or stop-ins.
  • The seller goes to his/her manager and asks for advice.
  • The manager spends time listening to the seller, conducting diagnostic work, and providing advice to the seller (what to do to restart the stalled sale).

On the surface, this sounds like a good system, but in reality, it is not. Here’s why:

  • Managers work with multiple sellers—doing this for many sellers takes up a great deal of time and is often redundant (same problem… same solution).
  • Sellers might not have easy or timely access to their managers—this delays the sales process and allows the sale to get further off track.
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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

3 Types of Sales Enablement Content that Every Sales Organization Needs [VIDEO]

Posted by Dani Buckley

April 5, 2019

Sales enablement is the technology, strategy, processes, and content that empower sales teams to sell smarter and faster. Our high-paid salespeople should be spending the majority of their time having quality appointments with potential buyers and presenting solutions, NOT trying to figure out what they're going to say and do next, having to wait on managers for coaching, or creating/finding the right content and resources to share in any given scenario. Salespeople in 2019 should be efficient and smart - so they can work smarter and faster, but also so the buying experience can be better and easier.   

It's our belief that every single successful sales organization needs sales enablement content, and today I'm sharing three types of sales enablement content that every sales team needs. 

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Topics: video, sales enablement, sales enablement for a staffing agency

The 4 Components of Effectively Employing Sales Enablement

Posted by Dani Buckley

March 14, 2019

Sales enablement is quite the buzzword these days, but for good reason. When done effectively, it can have lasting impacts on a sales organization. It can shorten the sales cycle and strengthen the entire sales process. Sales enablement has the ability to increase conversion rates and drive new revenue while simultaneously saving your salespeople precious time. 

In today's business environment, your sales team is not only competing against the sales teams of your competitors, but also the busyness and expectations of your prospects. Sales enablement gives sellers a competitive advantage and empowers them to do more with their time and make smarter decisions along the way. Whether your company is just starting to dabble in the sales enablement game, or have already gone all-in, this article will cover the four key components to finding success with sales enablement. 

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

What is Lead Flow? [VIDEO]

Posted by Dani Buckley

February 28, 2019

Lead flow is a very important, and often-overlooked, step when building an inbound marketing or lead generation strategy. In this one-minute video, I touch on what lead flow is, who is involved, what the process looks like, and more.

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Topics: lead generation, sales and marketing alignment, sales enablement

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