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.17) How to Select the Best Sales Technology for Your Business with Dan Cilley

Posted by Josh Paul on Nov 17, 2020 9:41:33 AM

According to LinkedIn’s State of Sales Report 2020, 97% of salespeople said that technology is either “important” or “very important” to their sales process. Meanwhile, the number of salespeople relying on sales intelligence tools has increased 54% in the past two years. 

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Topics: CRM Adoption, Sales Efficiency, 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. 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

EP. 9) How Sales Managers Can Improve the Performance of Individual Sales Reps With Rick Roberge

Posted by Josh Paul on Sep 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The most successful sales teams are made up unique individuals with different backgrounds, personalities, and levels of work experience. As a sales manager, you understand that working with and coaching a diverse group of talent can be as challenging as it is rewarding. 

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Topics: Sales, Sales Efficiency, Modern Sales Management Podcast

EP. 8) How AI and Machine Learning Are Changing Sales Teams With Howard Brown

Posted by Josh Paul on Sep 1, 2020 11:15:31 AM

Technology is continuously improving the sales landscape, but the overload of options and information can seem daunting to even the most versatile sales leaders.

While they understand that AI-driven insights and relevant data based on machine learning can be valuable tools, top revenue executives also know that sales and CRM processes must be as simple as possible so that reps can sell quickly and easily. 

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Topics: Sales Process, Sales Efficiency, Modern Sales Management Podcast

EP. 5) How to Create a Productive Sales Culture

Posted by Josh Paul on Aug 11, 2020 10:59:19 AM

While product, markets, and messaging may vary, a successful sales organization always starts with plugging the right team into the right culture. The best people in an unhealthy culture will result in unproductive habits and slower than expected growth. And eventually, you’ll lose top talent. If you have the wrong people with a strong sales culture, you are not much better off.

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Topics: Sales, Sales Efficiency, Modern Sales Management Podcast

Three Sales Management Lessons for Managing Sales Teams Remotely

Posted by Josh Paul on Jun 16, 2020 9:38:22 AM

Let’s flashback to your sales team in the year 2019...

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Topics: HubSpot, Sales, CRM, Sales Process, Sales Efficiency