Value Killers - Misalignment in Sales and Marketing

Beware the Big Bad Wolf – Misalignment is Killing Your Value

When Little Red Riding Hood arrived at her grandmother’s house – dinner basket in hand – she found the big bad wolf, dressed in a bonnet, a nightdress, and fuzzy slippers – with plans to make Little Red Riding Hood the dinner. Too often, Sales and Marketing find themselves in this exact situation misaligned – […]

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How to Effectively Invest in a Sales Enablement Ecosystem

Research shows that sales enablement works. More than 75% of companies using sales enablement tools reported that their sales increased over the past 12 months, with nearly 40% seeing a growth of more than 25%.  Not only that, but 29% of companies that surpassed revenue targets and 72% that exceeded them by 25% or more – have actively implemented […]

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Is Your Sales Enablement Strategy Built with Hay, Sticks, or Bricks?

Too often, sales enablement is loosely defined as sales training. That definition is a recipe for disaster. Many organizations invest in training and believe they have adequately invested in sales enablement. In contrast, other organizations invest in blended learning – both in-person and virtual – and think they have gone above and beyond to set […]

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Coaching starts here...

People-centric Coaching with Machine Learning

Sales coaching can leave an indelible impact on an employee, organization, or culture. And organizations looking to create high performing sales teams are, year over year, turning to sales coaching to create a competitive advantage.    In fact, 67% of companies who’ve had a formal sales coaching program in place for three years or more […]

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Unleash the power of data storytelling

Leveraging Human Connectivity to Gain Commitment

Last time, we got into why, as humans, we are attracted to great stories— which if you recall— involves a lot of biology! This time, we’ll discuss how to properly, effectively, relay, and relate data driven stories that will get reps closer to close. We should begin by stating that data without context, only tells […]

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Strategies for Sales Kickoff Meetings

Sales Kickoff Meetings: Do This, and Please Stop…

  As many organizations’ 2019 fiscal year comes to a close, hundreds of planning teams and committees are going through dry runs & final preparations for their Sales Kickoff (SKO). It’s a great time to establish a cadence for the new fiscal year. The main objectives are motivating your sales reps, managers, and leaders; laying […]

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Traditional Sales Training Sucks - Here are Three Reasons Why

Three Reasons Why Traditional Sales Training Fails?

Traditional sales training can suck! That’s right, we’ve said it. Your new hires sitting in training right now are probably thinking it, your tenured sellers have written it in stone, and the national sales meeting committee is probably drinking because of it. If you decide not to read any further than this, we bet you […]

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5 Signs You Need to Invest in a Sales Enablement Strategy

You’ve heard us talk about sales enablement and why it’s important. There are many statistics to support our philosophy, but how do you know if you need it? What are the standout moments that make you realize it is time to invest in a sales enablement strategy? Sign #1: Customers are asking for more information […]

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Coaching Matters

Why Coaching is Important in the Workplace

Coaching a team may that be a sports team or coaching your team in the workplace, is one of the most demanding yet rewarding jobs you will ever attempt. When it comes to the sports world, coaches assist athletes in developing and getting to their full potential. Coaches are responsible for training athletes by analyzing […]

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How Do You Turn Sales Enablement Into A Profit Center?

Sales enablement is one of the most complex and common challenges facing businesses, and without a plan to achieve it, it can be a roadblock to the revenue growth of your company. Research has shown that Sales Reps only spend 37% of their time selling, with the rest devoted to non-revenue-generating activities. Now, of course, […]

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