How to Run an Effective Sales Meeting in 2021

Posted by Josh Paul on Jan 11, 2021 1:00:57 PM

It's safe to say that 2020 has radically shifted the way everyone works. For anyone running a sales team meeting in the past year, you've likely had to adapt how you manage, engage, and collaborate with your sales team. 

While it's undoubtedly been challenging, this shift has also been an opportunity to purge bad meeting habits and adopt more effective ones that overall result in better communication. Now that we’ve gotten more comfortable with our new way of meeting, we can focus on overcoming other challenges.

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Topics: Productivity, Sales, Sales Efficiency

EP. 21) A Guide to Sales Enablement for Startups With Amy Looper

Posted by Josh Paul on Jan 5, 2021 7:22:36 PM

Companies everywhere found themselves ill-equipped to handle 2020’s barrage of  pivots, curveballs, and pitfalls. Sales enablement, the discipline of providing real-time lead intelligence, more efficient processes, and shareable content to your sales team, became a major differentiator in many industries.

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Topics: Sales, Sales Process, Modern Sales Management Podcast

EP. 20) How to Give Sales Reps License to Be Creative Without Losing Sight of Your Strategy With Daisy Peña

Posted by Josh Paul on Dec 8, 2020 1:28:18 PM

Managing a team of diverse individuals with unique strengths and varying amounts of sales experience can be overwhelming to even the most seasoned sales leaders. Especially this year, as sales teams adapted to remote selling techniques, embraced new technologies, and 40% of businesses missed their revenue targets, the role of a sales manager seems more difficult than ever before. 

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Topics: Sales, Sales Process, Modern Sales Management Podcast

EP. 18) How to Use Simple Math Formulas to Increase Sales with Ryan Reisert

Posted by Josh Paul on Nov 24, 2020 11:34:22 AM

Hitting a sales slump is a right of passage for every salesperson and team, and this year has been especially tough across various industries due to the uncertainty of Covid-19. It’s no surprise that 57% of sales reps are expected to miss their quota this year (Salesforce). 

Knowing how to increase sales revenue when it’s not where your company needs it to be is a tricky situation for executives and sales teams alike. Finding the exact areas to improve in your sales process can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack, but it doesn’t have to. 

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Topics: Sales, Sales Process, Modern Sales Management Podcast

What Is Sales Enablement? Definition, History, Examples, and Implementation Tips

Posted by Josh Paul on Nov 12, 2020 12:14:12 PM

In the past decade, the sales playing field has changed dramatically. What may have worked for sales reps before is now insufficient.

In the recent past, a bright charisma, creativity, and improvisation drove the majority of sales. Then, authenticity ruled the day. Most recently, social proof and trust-building are essential for brands.

While all of these are still valued today, these approaches alone just don’t cut it. 

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Topics: Sales, Sales Process, Sales Automation, Sales Efficiency

EP. 16) How Sales Enablement Can Be Most Impactful With Andrew Quinn

Posted by Josh Paul on Nov 10, 2020 9:18:27 AM

Sales enablement is a term that has recently gained a lot of traction in the business world. While sales enablement has always existed, it is only in the past five years that a universally accepted term has been put forth to describe the processes, people, and technology that reduces friction in the sales process.

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Topics: Sales, Sales Process, Modern Sales Management Podcast

EP.15) How to Implement an Outbound Sales Strategy with Skip Miller

Posted by Josh Paul on Nov 3, 2020 10:00:06 AM

Companies of all types have been placing a heavy emphasis on inbound lead strategies for the past few years. While some may argue inbound is the key to sustainable sales success, others point to the lack of control of your pipeline.

Many sales leaders wonder if the inbound mentality is creating a culture of less-effective salespeople who can only close leads that are served to them on a silver platter. For the long-term success of your company and its salespeople, is outbound sales the real game changer? 

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Topics: Sales, Sales and Marketing Alignment, Modern Sales Management Podcast

EP. 14) Sales Enablement in 2021: The #1 Skill Every Salesperson Needs With Andy Paul

Posted by Josh Paul on Oct 13, 2020 11:57:35 AM

Sales enablement is a term that is gaining traction in the corporate world and its definition varies greatly depending on who you ask. 

To some, sales enablement means content management. To others, it means sales rep training or coaching. Some would venture even deeper into the concept of sales enablement and say it’s not a business strategy, but instead, a company vision.

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Topics: Sales, Sales Efficiency, Modern Sales Management Podcast

EP. 12) How to Prioritize Sales Rep Development on Busy Sales Teams With Chris Jordan

Posted by Josh Paul on Sep 29, 2020 10:35:58 AM

Being a successful salesperson doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll make a great sales manager. After all, the customer-centric skill set that helps you close deals is much different than the team-focused skills needed to coach, motivate, and inspire a diverse group of salespeople. 

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Topics: Sales, Sales Efficiency, Modern Sales Management Podcast

18 Ways to Boost Sales Productivity

Posted by Josh Paul on Sep 24, 2020 11:43:18 AM

According to HubSpot research, the average salesperson only spends about one-third of their day selling. The rest of their day is spent on non-revenue generating activities such as writing emails, entering data, prospecting and researching calls, going to meetings, and other administrative tasks. 

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Topics: Productivity, Sales, Sales Efficiency