Michael Zipursky on Sales For Nerds

Consulting Success

Michael was recently featured on Sales For Nerds. You can listen to it here: Michael Zipursky on Sales For Nerds “Marketing” and “sales” are dirty words to many consultants. ” After all, marketing and sales are for marketing and salespeople.

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5 Simple Steps to Win More Consulting Projects (Make Sales Easier)

Consulting Success

Here’s how to win more consulting sales. People often refer to it as “closing” more sales. Forget About Closing The Sale (For Now) The key to closing more sales is don’t focus on the close.

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The King Of Sales: Unlocking The Secrets Of Sales And Consulting Success with Jeffrey Gitomer: Podcast #53

Consulting Success

King of Sales Jeffrey Gitomer gives an account of his journey from selling Encyclopedia Britannica to consulting to writing and to creating a sales training empire. Consulting Success Podcast from expert to authority King of Sales sales expert sales training empire Sell or Die

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Michael Zipursky on Sales Growth Systems

Consulting Success

Michael was recently featured on Sales Growth Systems Podcast. But what about sales? Michael Zipursky on Sales Growth Systems is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Interviews Consulting Sales email communication Email MarketingYou can listen to it here: How and Why Service Professionals Should Gently Sell Within An Email Email. You use it every day. Sometimes when you’re talking with your clients. Sometimes when you’re taking with your friends.

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High Converting Webinar Sales In Consulting With Joel Erway: Podcast #46

Consulting Success

Lead generation webinars are a powerful tool for generating high-ticket sales appointments. In recent years, building high-converting sales webinars and sales presentations have become a top priority for coaches, consultants, and solo entrepreneurs looking to sell their courses through specialists. High Converting Webinar Sales In Consulting With Joel Erway: Podcast #46 is a post from: Consulting Success.

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Don’t Let Your Sales Process Kill Sales

Joellyn Sargent

Recently I’ve been helping a client through the selection process for technology platforms, and I’ve noticed something disturbing: Many of the vendors we’ve approached have a decidedly unfriendly sales process. Try Customer Focused Sales.

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Consulting Sales Systems That Work for Introverts with Bob Burg: Podcast #16

Consulting Success

Transform your failures into success in no time by implementing sales systems that will work for you. Description: Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences around the world. The challenge he then faced was a lack of knowledge about sales.

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Consulting Business Sales Pipeline Template

The Clever Consultant

Most consultants could easily track their sales opportunities in a spreadsheet and avoid the cost of paying for CRM software. Downloads Selling Consulting Services crm sales pipeline

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Sales incentives that boost growth

McKinsey

Not all sales compensation is the same. Marketing & Sales InsightsStructuring incentives using these four building blocks, can improve the bottom line.

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How to Increase Your Consulting Sales By Embracing the Consulting & Sales Balance with Anthony Iannarino – Episode 1

Consulting Success

Description: Anthony Iannarino is an international speaker, author, and sales leader of the top ½% of all businesses in America. Between consulting, writing, sales, and running a staffing firm, Anthony has proven that he is on a mission to serve and to help people achieve better business results than they could otherwise. Key Takeaways: [:40] Is sales a dirty word? Anthony explains the shift of power that has taken the dirt out of previously used sales tactics. [4:50]

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Grow Revenue In Subscription-Based Consulting With Jeb Blount, CEO Sales Gravy: Podcast #44

Consulting Success

Jeb Blount, CEO of Sales Gravy, Grow Revenue In Subscription-Based Consulting With Jeb Blount, CEO Sales Gravy: Podcast #44 is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Success Podcast Grow Revenue In Subscription-Based Consulting Grow Revenue In Subscription-Based Consulting With Jeb Blount CEO Sales Gravy Jeb Blount CEO Michael Zipursky Subscription-Based ConsultingSending hourly invoices to your client can get awkward really fast.

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Top 7 Traits of Successful Sales Managers

LSA Global

Wouldn’t it be nice to know the traits of successful sales managers? Sales managers have an awesome responsibility. The Job of a Sales Manager. The Top Seven Traits of Successful Sales Managers. The top performing sales managers are: 1. The Pressure to Succeed.

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Replacing the Sales Funnel with the Sales Flywheel

Harvard Business

I’ve been using the sales funnel for 28 years, my whole career. When I started my career, the most profitable application of force was in sales. Back in the 1990s, sales reps had a lot of information, while customers had relatively little. Sales Customers Digital Article

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Shaping the New Sales Cycle

Joellyn Sargent

The New Sales Funnel. Companies decided which products or services they wanted to promote, then their Sales and Marketing teams went to work to build awareness, create interest and drive demand. Now customers move themselves through the sales cycle, gathering information online, doing research, reading reviews, and so on. If and when a sales rep gets involved, it’s often much later in the sales process. Sales as Sherpa.

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The five things sales-growth winners do to invest in their people

McKinsey

Marketing & Sales InsightsHighly tailored training and measuring its success feature prominently among the methods top performers use.

What Stops Sales Managers from Coaching?

LSA Global

Do You Know What Stops Sales Managers from Coaching? If you are responsible for the performance of your sales team, you must first identify what stops sales managers from coaching so you can systematically remove the big obstacles to their acting as effective coaches.

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Missed Sales Opportunities? Read This

LSA Global

Missed Sales Opportunities. Heaven knows, with the increase in competition and expectations it’s hard enough to hit sales quotas on a regular basis. But it’s near impossible if you are guilty of some of the most common missed sales opportunities even the most seasoned solution sellers make. The Top 4 Missed Sales Opportunities. We are often called in to help clients improve the revenue, margin, win-rate, portfolio mix or retention of their sales force.

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Tips on How to Sell Consulting Services Without Giving Away Everything During Pre-Sales

Steve Shu Consulting

A lot of consultants fear that they will give away too much in terms of advice during the pre-sales process. Keep your pre-sales activities pretty tight. For example you might limit your pre-sales sessions to 2 to 3 meetings of 1–1.5

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6 Questions for a Winning Sales Strategy

LSA Global

Why a Winning Sales Strategy Matters|. Strategic sales clarity accounts for 31% of the difference between high and low performing sales teams. Six Questions For a Winning Sales Strategy. What Are The Few Sales Scenarios That Matter Most?

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Reframing Sales Effectiveness

Strategy+Business

Aligning Strategy and Sales is the best sales book of the year--and one that senior executives should read

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“Blue Collar” Sales and Selling

CaseInterview.com

I find the prejudice against working in sales incredibly ironic. It’s sales too. There are only two unanswered questions that remain: 1) Whether you like the idea or not, will you accept and embrace the idea that you are in everyday sales situations more than you realize? 2) Will you decide to improve your sales skills, or not? To be notified of the release, and for future articles on improving your sales skills, just complete the form below.

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Managing a Sales Funnel for Your Consulting Business

The Clever Consultant

Create and managing a sales funnel. We spoke to our friend Brian Sullivan, Vice President of Global Accounts at Sandler Training , who offered us this advice: View Your Sales Funnel as a Live Tool. Your sales funnel is a living entity that needs regular attention. To make it easy, make sure you have a simple vehicle in place that enables you to collect details about prospects and where exactly they are in your sales funnel.

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7 Creative Ways to Boost E-commerce Sales

Tom Spencer

Here are 7 e-commerce marketing techniques to boost your online sales. Minimizing these costs can help e-commerce businesses retain customers during the checkout process and ultimately increase sales. One simple but effective way to increase sales is to use holiday-themed promotions.

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Product Training versus Sales Training – Which Matters Most?

LSA Global

Product Training Versus Sales Training – Which Matters Most? Many of our clients who are moving from selling products to selling more complex solutions struggle with the concept of product training versus sales training. Product training versus Sales Training?

Science & Sales

Martinka Consulting

This is Sales 101, people buy with emotion and back it up with logic. The post Science & Sales appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Earth Day featured multiple marches across the country, protesting the anticipated cuts in federal dollars to science. An interview with one scientist hit the proverbial nail on the head. He said marches, protests, and similar won’t do anything, i.e. it’s preaching to the choir.

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5 Sales Negotiation Traps to Avoid at All Costs

LSA Global

Sales Negotiation Traps that Make the Difference between Success and Failure. Sales negotiation traps can trip you up. Five Sales Negotiation Traps to Avoid. You should never enter a sales negotiation without a clear idea of what would be the best outcome for both parties.

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3 Factors that Can Help You to Optimize Sales Success

LSA Global

Optimize Sales Success. Just casting your line to snag any client as they happen to swim by is no way to run a sales team or to optimize sales success. It may be the way to run a kid’s lemonade stand but not a high performing sales team. llocating Sales Resources.

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How To Sell Consulting Services With Craig Wortmann: Podcast #50

Consulting Success

Growing portfolio companies must focus on their sales, messaging, and go-to-market. Craig Wortmann of Sales Engine consulting reveals the key to sell more: networking. People may roll their eyes, but it’s true!

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4 Field-tested Steps for Better Sales Planning

LSA Global

High Performance Sales Needs High Performance Sales Planning. If you want better sales performance, you need better sales planning. The goal for most sales teams is pretty straightforward – grow profitable sales. 4 Steps for Better Sales Planning.

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2 Tips For Asking Good Sales Questions

LSA Global

Asking Good Sales Questions Matters. Afraid of Asking Basic or Challenging Sales Questions? Two Tips for Asking Good Sales Questions. Good sales questions convey your commitment to getting the information that will help you help the customer succeed. #1.

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How Use Sales Negotiation Styles To Influence

LSA Global

Types of Sales Negotiation Styles. Much has been written about various sales negotiation styles and how to adapt and flex to them to resolve conflict and make win-win agreements. Consider These 4 Basic Sales Negotiation Styles to Up Your Game.

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4 Steps To Specializing Your Sales and Marketing Techniques with Perry Marshall: Podcast #30

Consulting Success

Perry is the author of several fantastic sales and marketing books and splits his time between higher-end client work and equity in companies as well as his science and technology project Evolution 2.0. Today we’re diving deep into the ways you can find your ideal clients, how to successfully manage your sales, marketing […]. 4 Steps To Specializing Your Sales and Marketing Techniques with Perry Marshall: Podcast #30 is a post from: Consulting Success.

The Seven Steps in the Sales Process

Women in Consulting

Are you aware of the steps that top sales people take to successfully land those new clients? Try following these seven steps to increase sales and reach those new clients. 5) Answer objections and ask for the sale ! As a sales consultant at Savvy Selling NOW! I help business owners to improve in all areas of the sales process, so they can make more money. Top Consulting Tips Sales sales process Seven steps in Sales process

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Is Poor B2B Customer Experience Undermining Your Sales Success?

Joellyn Sargent

While the sales process may be vastly different for B2B, buyers are still people. I knew the acknowledgement email I received was auto-generated, but it did include the name and email of the VP of Sales, so I sent him a quick reply, “ I have not heard from a rep yet.

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What Sales Teams Should Do to Prepare for the Next Recession

Harvard Business

In the 2001 recession, total sales for the S&P 500 declined by 9% from its pre-recession peak to its trough 18 months later—almost a year after the recession officially ended. Zero-base sales capacity. Amplify low-cost sales channels. Photographer is my life./Getty

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The secret to making it in the digital sales world: The human touch

McKinsey

Successful B2B sales teams strike the human-digital balance customers want in three core areas: speed, transparency, and expertise. Marketing & Sales Insights

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A Stunningly Simple Secret to Improve Sales Success

Joellyn Sargent

If you could invest just a few hours to dramatically improve the results of your sales efforts, would you? This is the person who’s head starts nodding in approval when your sales team tells their story, because it aligns so elegantly with their own issues, concerns and objectives.

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4 Goals and 3 Sales Questions for Every Client Meeting

LSA Global

Sales Questions for Every Client Meeting. Today, sales presentation skills are less important than being proficient at the top three types of sales questions that matter most for every client meeting. What Sales Experts Say. Sales is About Them, Not You.

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Using Analytics to Align Sales and Marketing Teams

Harvard Business

At the same time, the software company has wasted time and resources on duplicate, uncoordinated, and ineffective marketing and sales outreach. Companies need an orchestrator to ensure marketing and sales outreach is well-coordinated and aligned with customer buying needs.

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How AI Is Changing Sales

Harvard Business

Based on research for my book Sales Ex Machina: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World of Selling , here are five specific areas where AI algorithms can be leveraged to help your business grow by helping your sales team sell more: Price Optimization: Knowing what discount, if any, to give a client is always a tricky situation. Forecasting: Sales managers face the daunting challenge of trying to predict where their team’s total sales numbers will fall each quarter.

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