B2B sales

Full Potential B2B Marketing – B2B Marketing Blog – B2B Marketing Article

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to evaluate the results of the previous year and plan for more success in the coming year. All of us want to achieve our full potential, for both ourselves and our organizations. Yet, many of us don’t reach even a fraction of what we can achieve from a marketing standpoint. So what is “full potential marketing” and how do you make it part of your organizational DNA? Having been…

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The 4 Key Listening Habits of Exceptionally Great Salespeople – B2B Marketing Article

To Sell Greatly, a salesperson has to be relationship first. And the most important skill in building strong, enduring relationships is the ability to be a good listener. Ironically, most of us are terrible listeners. It’s like we completely understand the importance of listening well, but we just can’t bring ourselves to actually do it consistently. Luckily for you, becoming a better listener is something you can absolutely become good at, and in doing so become a great salesperson. Here…

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Teaching Your Millennial Salesforce How To Sell Greatly – B2B Marketing Article

We’ve all heard, and maybe experienced, the Millennials’ challenge with face-to-face, interpersonal communication. Sure they can text and converse on social media but “they don’t answer their phones” and “they can’t hold a conversation in person.” Which begs the question, how will their style of communication hold up in the world of sales, which depends so much on interpersonal relationships and the soft skills that make that possible? Let’s face it, people buy from people. And more importantly, what can…

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Why Content Marketers Are Failing to Sell Greatly – B2B Marketing Article

Every year the Content Marketing Institute publishes a seminal report on the state of the Content Marketing Industry. This year, we thought we’d share it but through the lens of sales prospecting and using content to Sell Greatly. Content Marketing Still Focused on The Top of The Funnel. Few content marketers report they use it successfully on activities that deepen relationships. There have, however, been notable year-over-year (YOY) increases in those who us it to nurture, build loyalty, and generate…

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If You Can’t Do Good… Better Do Bad Well – B2B Marketing Article

Today’s post is inspired by the KSHMR, Nevve song Do Bad Well. It got me to thinking about how salespeople approach sales training today. So often, instead of trying to learn how to do good, the training just reinforces how to do bad well. Stick with me here… it will all come together. Doing Bad Sales Prospecting Well Everywhere you look people are complaining about traditional sales prospecting tactics. Even salespeople recognize that traditional tactics like cold calling are not…

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Six Strategies to Sell More by Selling Less – B2B Marketing Article

I first wrote about the concept of selling more by selling less in a 2016 article, How to Sell More by Selling Less.  While that article was written from the marketing perspective, thought I would now talk about what sales reps and their managers can do to create a healthier and more productive sales environment. Just Released on Amazon! My New B2B Revenue Growth Book The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook: Actionable Strategies to Make Your Business Soar Written for…

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The Long Game | New Product Sales – B2B Marketing Article

Does your sales team approach new product sales the same way they approach existing product lines? According to Darden School of Business Professor Thomas Steenburgh, new product sales look very different from selling existing products. Selling new products can require more face-to-face time with customers than when selling established products. Management also has to be patient with the fact that new sales just take longer to go through. However, getting new product sales right can generate huge returns in the…

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Top 6 Characteristics of a Successful VP of Sales – Marketing Article

By Lauren Dichter, Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing The VP of Sales is one of the most important roles within a B2B company. They’re at the top of the sales totem pole (unless there’s a CRO) and are therefore the internal face of the organization’s success. But how can they ensure their Sales Development Reps, Market Development Reps, Sales Team Leads, Account Executives, Sales Team Managers, Account Managers and the like are working like a well-oiled machine? How can a…

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How You Can Leverage Empathy Based Sales Techniques to Schedule More Face-to-Face Meetings With Sales Prospects – B2B Marketing Article

What Are The Advantages of Face-to-Face Meetings? While everyone loves the ability of technology to scale our sales efforts, save time and my personal favorite, call on sales prospects all around the globe while sleeping in my own bed each night, the simple truth is, nothing closes a deal like a great face-to-face meeting with a prospect. In fact, I don’t think you can Sell Greatly without face-to-face interactions. Here’s why: Body Language: Even on a video call, you can’t…

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