Tag Archives: Sales 2.0

Don’t Let Your Reps Depend on Technology

by Joanne Black Joanne will speak at the Sales Performance Management Conference on Thursday, October 17 at 1:30 during her breakout session, “Pick Up the Damn Phone! How People, Not Technology, Seal the Deal.” Register now to attend. The digital world—as … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Sales 2.0 Conference Speaker

Here are a few positive, insightful, and instructive tweets from folks who will be on stage next week at our Sales Performance Management Conference in San Francisco. Not registered yet? Fix that now (quickly — space is limited). On your … Continue reading

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Leading Change in a Sales Organization

Change isn’t easy under any circumstances, but it can be especially tough for sales leaders to put their organizations on a new and better path. Although everyone in theory wants to improve, trusting change can be tricky. And large-scale change … Continue reading

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How to Get Serious about Improving Sales Performance

Sales teams are under tremendous pressure to consistently perform at high standards. And when the numbers take a dive, sales teams are often the first department to be blamed. To quote a Reuters report published this past March: “Oracle Corp … Continue reading

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Are Salespeople Lazy? Insider Notes from the Sales 2.0 Speakers Dinner

Last night a group of B2B sales leaders who will speak at today’s Sales 2.0 Conference in Boston gathered for our traditional pre-game Speakers Dinner. During the course of the conversation, one sales leader stated, “I believe salespeople are lazy.” This … Continue reading

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Sales 2.0 Conference Preview: The Quest to Hire Quota Crushing Reps

In any company, salespeople are on the front lines when it comes to driving revenue. That’s why any great sales leader is obsessed with figuring out how to efficiently and successfully hire the right reps that will crush quotas. According … Continue reading

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Turn Leads into Prospects: A Sales 2.0 Approach

Recently we read a post on the Introhive blog, “Why Relationships Trump Leads.” In it, the author (Patrick Ewers) makes an interesting point about control. Namely, that salespeople actually have a lot of control over how they approach leads. In … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Managing Change in a Sales Organization

If change was a gesture, it would look like something, “totally crazy — out of control,” according to Dave DiStefano, President and CEO of Richardson, a leading global sales training and performance improvement company. As he says in this interview … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Unfairness of Sales Forecasts

Time and again, sales forecasts are doomed thanks to blind optimism. Here’s how it happens. Sales manager asks rep how things are going. Rep says things are great. Sales manager asks if rep expects to close all his deals by … Continue reading

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Three Tips to Align Sales and Marketing for Better Sales Results

We recently read a  SellingPower.com article that offered sage advice on the age-old problem of getting sales and marketing to align with advice from Ken Thoreson, managing partner of Acumen Management Group. Here are three tips he offered: 1) Track metrics. “Know … Continue reading

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