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Demand Generation During Coronavirus & Beyond – B2B Marketing Article

Coronavirus has turned the world, especially the sales world, upside down. Traditional sales methods like face-to-face selling and in some cases, even phone sales, have been rendered pretty much useless. Increasingly sales reps are relying instead on email, social media outreach and video-conferencing. But while our tools today are somewhat different, our sales & marketing goals haven’t changed — building relationships. Now, more than ever before, it’s time to Sell Greatly by being human first and transactional second. Now is…

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11 Tips For Hosting Better Zoom Sales Calls & Meetings – B2B Marketing Article

Are you a first time Zoom user? If you’re like any of my friends, chances are the answer to that question is YES. Or maybe your team has chosen Facetime Calls, or GoToMeeting or Google Hangouts or Skype or any host of other video calling platforms to meet during this time of social distancing.  It doesn’t matter… what does matter is you’ve been thrown into a communication platform/channel that you’re not familiar with technologically. And, that’s making you nervous because…

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Making Cold Calls Great Again – B2B Marketing Article

Recently I ran across and interesting discussion on LinkedIn about the effectiveness of cold calls — or maybe better stated — lack of effectiveness.  One comment in particular jumped out at me and really got me to thinking about a future where the cold call could again be an effective outbound sales prospecting tool.  Every time I get a cold call from a company, I feel it’s a scam. All about trust. Bo Griswold, CEO and Founder of Global Treasure…

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The 5P’s of Successful Sales Prospecting and Closing – B2B Marketing Article

Sell Greatly — the 5P’s featuring Tom Martin We’ve all heard about the 4P’s in Marketing — Product, Price, Place & Promotion — but have you ever studied the 5P’s of Sales? If not, read on and/or watch the quick video in this post. The 5P’s of Modern Selling Like the 4P’s in marketing, the 5P’s provide salespeople with a framework under which they can create an effective sales prospecting, nurturing and closing approach to consistently sell more successfully. Or…

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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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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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