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How to A/B Test Your Sales Voicemails to Improve Response Rates

I love the concept of this post from Patrick Cahill on the Hubspot Inbound Sales blog. It seems totally sensible to me that sales people should A/B test their calls the same way marketers A/B test web pages, emails etc. etc. In fact sophisticated marketers live by A/B testing so why wouldn’t sales people learn [...]

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5 ideas that will impact your sales career

This post is going to be biased. Sorry. I’m a big fan boy of David Meerman Scott dating back to his (in my opinion) classic book The New Rules of Marketing and PR. I read that book in 2008 and it rocked my world. Now he’s got a new book focused on sales, The New [...]

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Startup sales gigs-watch out for men bearing shades

“Dude, the future of this startup is so bright you better bring shades.” Startups are super exciting but they can turn a “rockstar sales person” into a “loser”. So if one of these “golden opportunities” comes your way, try to look carefully before you jump in. Here’s why. Entrepreneurs by definition need to be super [...]

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It’s Never JUST A Sales Problem!

I totally agree with David Brock here. I saw this many times when I was a sales consultant (and sales manager.) It’s way too easy to blame sales for revenue problems when in fact the bigger problems are elsewhere (like the market does not want what you are selling!) We often get called by execs, [...]

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My 3 secrets for getting more done

This is a post by Anthony Iannarino. It originally appeared in Anthony’s newsletter. I liked it so much I asked Anthony if I could reproduce it here. Once you’ve read this you should head on over to Anthony’s newsletter page and sign up so you too get his emails. They come on Sunday mornings and [...]

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How One VP Hired 23 Reps in 100 Days (and Lived)

Great post for sales managers from two great people. Congrats to Kevin Gaither for pulling this off! And great thanks to Matt for bringing this information to light. I’ve come to learn that having a pipeline of candidates and making good sales hires is a critical part of a sales managers job. I’ve certainly screwed this [...]

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Does Anti-Social Selling have its place?

“Do you guys not have clients?” That was the point where he lost me. Actually more like the point where some rude sentences scrolled across my mind. “Uh yes, dude, we have clients!” I’m the marketing director here. “What do you think I do all day? Sit around and play with my Scrabble set?” (OK, [...]

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3 Strategies For Elevating Your Sales Game

I really like this very actionable post from Kelly Riggs over on the Nimble blog. Regardless of how good you are there is always value in elevating your game. Obviously, your competitors’ are always looking to move up in the standings, and there is no need for that. Let’s get a sense of where you are currently. [...]

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Talk to people

Another nice post by Mr David Brock here. I can be totally guilty of this. Don’t get wrapped up in the “coolness” of Sales 2.0 tools and Social Selling. Unless you take things “offline” and actually talk (and even more crazy, meet with people) you’re not going to sell anything. The Most Important Improvement In [...]

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A sales book that will save your bacon

Next time you join a new company or change your sales role in your company, you’re going to want to have a copy of Jill Konrath’s new book: Agile Selling. Actually if you know what’s really good for you, you’re going to want to read this book now and learn the skills in the book [...]

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