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Keith Rosen: CEO of Profit BuildersDec 5 20192:00 pmUTC60 mins
Reasons to Attend:
Sales training doesn’t develop sales champions. Managers do. If you want to make your people more successful and have them live their fullest potential today, first make your managers and salespeople best in class coaches – the critical and missing skill of top sales leaders.
Join Keith Rosen, global authority on sales and leadership and award-winning author of Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions and Sales Leadership to discover how you can become a more effective leader by developing the habit of coaching to boost sales and productivity, develop sales champions, retain top talent and most important; builds trust.
During this interview, you will learn how to:
• Ask more questions, give less advice, and build the trust and accountability to rely on people to do their job
•Reduce your workload and save over 20 hours every week on unproductive, wasteful activities
•Shatter the toxic myths around coaching to eliminate generational gaps and departmental silos
•Improve forecast accuracy, achieve business objectives, boost sales faster, as well as a winning and retaining more customers
•Create buy-in around strategic change and improve daily performance metrics
•Assess company readiness and ensure implementation of a successful, sustainable coaching initiative to create a healthy, happy workplace and extraordinary sales leaders
•Turnaround underperforms fast, and identify the critical conversations managers engage in. (Leveraging CRM, account, pipeline, performance, deal reviews, etc.)
Nazma Qurban, Chief Revenue Officer, CognismNov 28 20192:00 pmUTC60 mins
In 2017, millennials comprised 35% of the UK workforce. By 2020, they are projected to represent an astounding 50% of the total global workforce.
They bring wants and needs which differ greatly to previous generations, and hold more bargaining power than ever before in the labour marketplace.
With that in mind, companies and business leaders need to be made aware of how to harness that power in their favour. Nazma Qurban, Chief Revenue Officer at Cognism, has built a high-performing sales team that is made up of 98% millennials.
In this inspiring and insightful webinar, Nazma will demonstrate how to motivate millennials – by being a mentor, not a manager.
•Why understanding millennials is key to your business’s future success
•Identifying misconceptions about this generation and demonstrating why they are incorrect
•How millennials have been integral to Cognism’s growth and success
•How to create an honest, transparent and inclusive working culture that millennials thrive in
Todd Osborne - New Relic, Patrick Ludwig - AWS Marketplace, John Jahnke - Tackle.ioRecorded: Oct 2 201964 mins
In this webinar you will learn how to leverage a digital marketplace to grow your software business and improve your customer’s experience. We will talk through the full lifecycle of AWS Marketplace and how it is changing the software experience for customers and software vendors (ISVs).
Todd Osborne, Global VP of Alliances and Channels at New Relic, will share their experience with AWS Marketplace and how they initiated their journey. Todd will also outline how New Relic are utilizing this digital marketplace to connect with the customer buyer, decision makers and procurement to unlock budget and enable faster and larger transactions.
John Jahnke, CEO of Tackle.io, will discuss how New Relic partnered with them to make selling on the AWS Marketplace seamless by leveraging the Tackle.io platform. John will provide insight into how to get started with AWS Marketplace technically and operationally.
Lastly hear from AWS Marketplace on selling with AWS and how AWS Marketplace gives you access to more than 240,000 active customers. Additionally, we'll examine how AWS Marketplace and the APN Programme enables ISVs to collaborate with AWS and APN Consulting Partners to resell through AWS Marketplace.
Deb Calvert, sales trainer, coach, researcher, author & speakerRecorded: Oct 1 201935 mins
It's baaaack! Deb's annual review of the latest and greatest sales hacks you won't want to miss out on. Most are no cost or low cost, and all of them have been personally tested in the field. Best of all, YOU can access these tools on your own to save time, automate processes, connect with buyers, and make the most of every single sales day.
Transformations are hard. According to a McKinsey study, only 26% of executives surveyed consider their transformation programs were successful. The success rate is 17-19% for companies with employee size of 5000+.
Planning for success is thinking beyond stakeholder's value. The Business Roundtable's recent announcement is a paradigm shift from "shareholders" to "all stakeholders".
With the future driven by digital and experience, companies must think thru 6 dimensions to improve their chances of success. This webinar talks thru the 6 dimensions and what each dimension entails for companies to align with the Business Roundtable pronouncement.
Business Espionage & Sabotage Seminar on Building a Corporate Intelligence Agency (CIA)
"Competitors have this time prevented us from knowing enough about them; but we have not prevented them from knowing far too much about us.”
Critical analysis on building an ultra artificial intelligence and quantum computing for business intelligence gathering, internal and external threat assessment, competitive intelligence, customer assessment and actions and more.
ISM Fellow, Steve BurtonDec 19 201911:00 amUTC30 mins
Let’s face it… selling isn't easy. Sometimes it seems easier to lure a ravenous lion with a lettuce leaf than hit your monthly sales target. Even the best, most seasoned salespeople will feel pressurized from time to time and result in them not hitting the target. It’s this pressure that spawns excuses – excuses that detract attention away from a salesperson’s performance (or lack of it).
I hate hearing excuses; it feels like people are trying to blame others rather than accepting their own failings. But what are the top excuses you’ll hear from a salesperson?
Deb Calvert, sales coach / researcher / trainer / author / speakerRecorded: Sep 5 201941 mins
Are you tired of interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and LOSING sales talent so you have to start all over again? Do your new hires flounder and fail because they never seem to get a good grasp of what will make them succeed? Join me for this webinar to:
+ Find out what new hires need, starting on day one
+ Learn how to make onboarding more effective
+ Ramp up new sellers faster so they hit goals sooner
+ Partner with others to make the onboarding/training go faster
+ Stop the revolving door on your sales team
Remember -- your sales can only be as good as your sales team! Take these proactive steps to improve performance today.
Brian Russell, CTO at TrustThink | Anthony Tanzi, Partner Architect, Optiv | David Aiken, Solutions Architect Manager, AWSRecorded: Aug 29 201959 mins
This webcast provides guidance on the key issues to consider when choosing cloud-based firewall/threat prevention solutions for integration on the AWS platform and suggests a process for making that important decision.
About Optiv Security:
Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our extensive capabilities in security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk & compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technologies.
About AWS Marketplace:
AWS Marketplace is a digital software catalog that makes it easy to find, try, buy, deploy, and manage software that runs on AWS. AWS Marketplace has a broad and deep selection of security solutions offered by hundreds of independent software vendors, spanning infrastructure security, logging and monitoring, identity and access control, data protection, and more. These products can be integrated with AWS Services and other existing technologies, enabling you to deploy a comprehensive security architecture across your AWS and on-premises environments. Visit aws.amazon.com/marketplace to learn more.
Mark Erskine: ISM FellowRecorded: Aug 27 201951 mins
Reasons to Attend:
Understanding brain development since caveman times provides the key to influencing others especially given the massive advances in neuroscience over recent years which has taken the art of persuasion beyond psychology into brain chemistry. The Reptilian brain, the Limbic system and the Neo Cortex can be likened to your “Gut”, “Heart” and “Head” brain. These three brains transmit data constantly to each other when we make decisions but if we want sales success we must first understand our own preferences by using behavioural profiling and then diagnose which of these dominates the customers brain to stimulate sales, increase conversion ratios and shorten sales cycles.
•Understand how the human brain has developed and how to use this in sales
•Discovering your own behavioural brain preferences is the critical first step to managing your selling style
•Learn what techniques stimulate which part of the brain and how to leverage them
•Understand why selling has to stimulate each part of the brain to ensure success
•Learn why so many training methodologies and programmes are too one dimensional to succeed.
As AI becomes all-pervasive, more and more companies need to start thinking about how AI can help in their business transformation and optimization journey. According to a Gartner survey, 54% respondents plan to start deployment within the next few years. However, their are multiple barriers, including finding a starting point and fear of the unknown.
This webinar breaks down AI for the business & IT - what use cases should CIOs and business organizations focus on and how do we get started? What are the possible use cases? How do we even go about thinking about AI in our organization in a structured way?
Deb Calvert, Executive Coach, president of People First Productivity SolutionsRecorded: Aug 7 201941 mins
Slow down that revolving door of talent! Keep the people you want to have on your team! How? That's the BIG question.
And we're going to answer it in this webinar. We'll take a look at the research and best practices that make some employers better at retaining top talent than others. Spoiler alert: It's not because they pay more or have better free food in their cafeteria! What they've got is a higher level of employee engagement. And you can have that, too.
In this presentation, we'll show you how:
- Employee engagement really does matter when it comes to retention (and every other indicator of business success!)
- You can boost engagement levels and have a positive impact on retention (and every other indicator of business success!)
- HR and front line managers can impact employee engagement even in a difficult corporate environment
- YOU can make a difference that makes a positive impact
There's a reason that human capital tops the list of C-Suite concerns in 2019. And we're going to cover that, too. We'll address some of the myths and mis-perceptions that get in the way of truly engaging and retaining people in your organization. You'll also receive a free checklist for daily engagement activities that you can distribute to all your managers. Don't miss this presentation from Deb Calvert, president of People First Productivity Solutions -- we can help you build organizational strength by putting PEOPLE first.
Deb Calvert, sales researcher / author / speaker / coach / trainerRecorded: Aug 1 201945 mins
Selecting sales talent should be more than gut instinct, predictable interview questions, and "sell me this pen" role plays. If you want to know (for certain!) which candidates are most likely to succeed in your sales environment, your selection process needs:
+ To be based on clear sales competencies
+ To be coordinated with HR for efficiency
+ To use behavioral interviewing question sets
+ To include an interview panel and 2-step process
+ To evaluate candidates with a matrix
Join this webinar for an overview of selection practices that will give you a competitive edge and ensure that you get the RIGHT talent on your first try. No more revolving doors or newbie ramp up that takes too long!
In this 30-minute webinar, we will explore the means for accelerating company performance by increasing performance of their customers using strategic assessments. Here are the Top-10 Topics presented.
1 - Customer – now and forever will always be about the customer.
2 - Content - the words, images, ideas, AI abstractions or messages you use to communicate to the customer.
3 – Channels Media – what mainstream and other media channels are customers using now and will use?
4 - Channels of Distribution – build “agile” sales channel models adapting to known and emerging markets designed to reduce enterprise sales cycles.
5 – Connections - the means for networking with other businesses, industry, government and others.
6 - Communications - the unique organization processes that occur between companies and customers.
7 - Collaboration - organizational thought leadership for content development and delivery processes.
8 - Call to Actions – driving behavior without which nothing happens.
9 - Crisis - chaos, buzz, glitz, hate, squawk, gossip, glam and anything you can imagine being said for or against you.
10 - Coming Sooner - the race to zero and competition is not just coming soon but sooner.
Ed Maguire, Principal Partner, Momenta Partners & Rick Bullotta, Technologist and Founder of ThingWorx and LighthammerRecorded: Jul 23 201960 mins
Rick Bullotta founded two companies that have been pivotal in the development of Connected Industry: Lighthammer (acquired by SAP in 2005) and Thingworx (acquired by PTC in 2014) and he is now an adviser to Microsoft Azure IoT. Rick is a passionate advocate of new technologies and innovation, and enjoys the disclaimer that “80% is fact and 20% is BS - and I don’t know which is which”.
Our conversation explores his personal background in industrial technology, and how the insights gained from his experiences at Wonderware helped shape the vision for the companies he started. Exploring the genesis of Lighthammer and Thingworx, the discussion touches on why blue-collar tasks benefit from an IT-driven “multiplier effect”, how innovation comes from empowered customers, and how simple visibility can kick-start profound changes in industrial businesses. Other topics covered include the market landscape around IoT platforms, potential of AI and machine learning, the possibilities and pitfalls around blockchain and the future of Connected Industry.
Areas of particular interest in technology include meta-sensing technologies around drones and robotics, simplifying the last foot of connectivity, 5G technologies and a company called Waveio.ai that seeks create events and alerting without relying on audio.
Watch the video to gain insights to top tips from buyers like Bacardi and leading agencies on how a robust Sales Enablement technology along with CRM and marketing automation solutions, helps B2B organisations to:
•Align sales and marketing for better customer experience
•Close the gap between buyers and sellers to improve results
•Improve customer engagement and retention with a unified approach
Watch the video to learn how Showpad’s Sales Enablement solution enables Kanthal to embrace digital transformation for better alignment between marketing and sales. With Showpad, Kanthal has improved growth by providing:
- Customer intelligence in real-time
- Easy access to assets stored in one flexible solution
- Professional messaging to boost customer engagement
According to Gartner, 34% Product Marketers at Technology & Service Providers select retaining clients as one of their most important challenge. Growth continues to be a strategic business priority for CEOs. This webcast presents 4 strategies companies can adopt to improve customer retention & grow the business
David Hazar SANS analyst, SANS Institute | David Aiken, Solutions Architect Manager AWS MarketplaceRecorded: Jul 11 201956 mins
When migrating endpoint security controls to protect their cloud workloads, organizations must first consider their own security, operational and business needs. Next, they should assess their requirements against the solutions already in use in-house against the in-cloud security solutions they’re considering. Ultimately, these requirements should help organizations come to a decision on whether to migrate their existing security to the cloud, or use cloud-provided tools to protect their cloud endpoints.
SANS instructor David Hazar, AWS Solutions Architect Manager David Aiken, and Optiv Cloud Security Practice Leader Joe Vadakkan will release guidelines for determining your cloud endpoint security controls and selecting solutions through the AWS Marketplace.
Attendees will learn:
- How cloud design affects endpoint security
- Needs and capabilities associated with endpoint security platforms in the cloud (such as automation, behavioral detection and blocking, and threat hunting capabilities)
- Specific focus on cloud-based endpoint detection and response (EDR)
- Solution guidance and evaluation considerations for endpoint security platforms, including real-world success observations
- Key questions for potential vendors to determine which endpoint security platform(s) are best-suited for integration and implementation in your AWS environment
Join this webinar and gain practical knowledge on how to evaluate and select an effective endpoint security platform for the cloud. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your endpoint security strategy with industry-leading guidance from SANS, Optiv and AWS Marketplace.
Robin Norwood, Cloud Coding Instructor and Chris Chapman, Solutions Architect, AWS MarketplaceRecorded: Jul 9 201934 mins
In this new webinar, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and global cloud training experts, A Cloud Guru, have collaborated to help you identify and tackle the important challenges IT practitioners face when migrating business apps to the cloud. This training-based session will show you how to benchmark your performance, identify challenging areas, prioritize use cases, and pair them with relevant AWS native services and software seller solutions in AWS Marketplace.
Attendees will receive:
- Expert guidance and training on principles for designing a high-performance cloud infrastructure
- A guide to AWS Well Architected Framework (WAF), and how it's helping IT professionals understand how to build secure, agile, high-performing cloud infrastructures
- How AWS Marketplace software seller solutions are helping customers today overcome challenges related to improving their IT operations in the cloud
About the Speakers:
Robin Norwood is the creator of A Cloud Guru’s Coding for the Cloud series: a hands-on web series dedicated to building software in a modern day, serverless world. He creates engaging, accessible, and highly technical content for technology professionals at the cutting edge of cloud computing. Robin is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator, and AWS Certified Developer.
Chris Chapman is a Partner Solutions Architect at AWS, covering AWS Marketplace, Service Catalog, and Control Tower. His core mission is helping customers and partners automate AWS infrastructure deployment and provisioning. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and his skills include cloud computing, data integration and architecture, SaaS computing, and design and software development. Chris has previous experience as a developer, system architect, and big data architect.
Owen Richards. Managing Director. Air Marketing GroupOct 22 201910:00 amUTC60 mins
Reasons to Attend:
Outsourcing your sales, lead generation or telemarketing activity can be a fantastic way to grow revenue. But why wouldn’t you simply grow an in-house team?
The reality is that both models can work well, but without the right systems and processes, both have many potential pitfalls.
In this webinar, we explore the potential risks, upsides, and downsides of in-house vs. outsourced, as well as analysing the differences in investment levels, time and resource.
You should attend this webinar if inside sales, telemarketing or lead generation is, or could be, part of your growth plans and if you’d like to learn more about which model is right for your business.
•The benefits if both outsourcing your sales and lead gen
•How to choose the right outsourced sales partner – What to look for
•The benefits of building your own inside sales team
•How to setup and in-house Inside sales team successfully
•The investment level required for both models
•How to measure your investment and return
•Running a combined in-house/outsourced model
Xabier Izaguirre, Head of Planning, Oban InternationalOct 24 201910:00 amUTC45 mins
Reasons to Attend:
Oban has helped several clients across various sectors and has learned a few tips and tricks to influence the whole lead generation process: from setting out a strategy based on audience insight to write content and promote it online.
This is an opportunity to gain some basic insight into how marketing departments can increase the rate and efficiency in generating leads for sales departments.
•Ways to understand your audience better and prioritise countries
•Techniques to generate content ideas to attract more prospects to your site
•Whether capturing date is always better
•Best practice in data capture
•How to use paid media to drive users to your site
Kerry Nutley. Strategy Director – HCM OracleNov 5 201911:00 amUTC60 mins
Reasons to Attend:
Organisations of all sizes are often clear about why customers should buy from them. However, understanding how this translates into the 'how and the what' of the front office in terms of sales and marketing can be hard to articulate. With new sales trends and online sales blurring what is sales and what is marketing, organisations and sales leaders need to be clear on organisations boundaries and who does what.
Can you say with confidence your front office operating model is aligned to maximise the changes in a digital and dynamic selling environment?
A clearly aligned operating model can help maximise return and sales effectiveness by focusing you on the interactions and customers that count. This session will walk through the layers of a front office operating model to challenge your thought process, asking ... is your front office operating model fully aligned for today’s market and up and coming sales trends?
Key trends in sales in B2B
What this means for your sales and marketing organisation and supporting operating model
How key trends are changing the seller landscape in terms of what sellers do
Gordon Glenister, FISMNov 12 201911:00 amUTC60 mins
Reasons to Attend:
If you want to find a way to create a great sales funnel and community to develop long-lasting relationships, provide a regular revenue stream and opportunities to up and cross-sell then this is the webinar for you. Many of the major brands like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Linkedin all have very successful membership models, find out how it can work for your business
•Are you membership ready – the different types to consider
•How to create a membership programme
•Understanding the importance of member engagement
•Why they join, why they leave
Deb Calvert, sales manager trainer and coachNov 12 20195:00 pmUTC45 mins
Sales coaching isn't the same as managing or mentoring. There are specific coaching tools and techniques you can use during every phase of the sales process. Learn what the most curbside coaching looks like and get takeaway tools you can use right away to become more effective as a sales manager who truly coaches.
Simon Murthwaite / Sales Director/ Air Marketing GroupNov 19 201911:00 amUTC60 mins
Reasons to Attend:
A multi-touch, multi-channel sales and marketing process will always prove the most successful. Yes, that means cold calling and social both and can work seamlessly. But how do they integrate and how do you ensure success?
This webinar will be focused on the full spectrum of sales and marketing mix available. Taking you right through the customer journey and how to ensure prospects remain engaged.
Should you be doing a bit of everything? Or are you better doing a small amount really well? And if you’re only going to embark on an ambitious sales and marketing plan, what are the options that give you the biggest return?
But what happens when the prospect disappears of the face of the earth? Or if an MQL doesn’t qualify to an SQL? Or even once a prospect becomes a customer. How do you build a process that maximizes your revenue opportunities across the customer or buyer journey?
Well, that’s what we’ll explore.
•Which channels are you forgetting?
•Which channels do you need to explore further?
•Where are your customers?
•How are you ensuring every engagement has the maximum opportunity to produce the most value?
•Where’s the hole in your marketing and sales process?
•How to successfully integrate sales and marketing processes, to deliver revenue
Chris Murray, founder of the Varda Kreuz Training GroupNov 21 201911:00 amUTC60 mins
Reasons to Attend:
Some sales philosophies will tell you that - if you follow a simple formula – customers will never interrupt your presentation with an objection.
But that’s just nonsense.
And - contrary to popular belief - prospects aren’t sitting in darkened rooms trying to invent new fiendish ways to stop you from selling your stuff.
If people regularly tell you;
• that you’re too expensive - or
• that they’re already happy with their current supplier – or
• they’ve had problems with your company in the past - or
• your lead time is too long
Then you need to jump on to this webinar so that I can share with you how to overcome every single objection that you’ll ever hear.
Everyone who attends will walk away with this tool box of sales gold;
• How to overcome every genuine sales objection – including those based on price
• The names of the four headline objection types and the silver bullet that takes each one of them down
• The three reasons that salespeople fail to overcome the most difficult customer objections – and what to do about them
Andre Andersen, Motivational Guide and TrainerDec 3 201911:00 amUTC45 mins
Reasons to Attend:
Leading yourself or others, it doesn’t matter. At the end of each day, we are all looking for meaning and purpose for what and why we get out of bed every morning.
It's an important aspect that impacts our daily lives.
As a business and leader, you play an instrumental role in helping your employees finding purpose, and it should start with your business being 'purpose-driven' instead on 'product/solution' driven.
Many employees feel that they are just working for a paycheck and aren’t contributing to the greater good of society.
Without a sense of purpose, it’s difficult for employees to connect with their work and their company. Working with a sense of purpose boosts employee motivation, productivity, morale, and overall job satisfaction.
- What is purpose or meaning?
- How do I find it?
- How can I help others to find it?
- Why should I care?
Deb Calvert, sales researcher, trainer, coach, author, and speakerDec 3 20197:00 pmUTC45 mins
Something they didn't tell you in Sales Manager Training 101... YOU are in charge of sales culture. But what does that even mean? What are you supposed to do? And how can one person create a culture for their team inside a larger organization?
We'll tackle all these questions and more so you can drive sales productivity AND create the environment you want for your sales team. We'll also talk about the downside of not intentionally setting your own sales culture (spoiler alert: you don't want to invite these issues!).
Stella Dixon: Training Manager, Aggregate IndustriesDec 9 201911:00 amUTC30 mins
A suggested approach to developing commercial skills in Business Graduates in the construction industry.
Reasons to attend
Commercial awareness is one of the key attributes cited by many employers as being essential to employability, but unfortunately, one that many people seem unable to demonstrate. It comes up time and time again in job advertisements, discussions between recruiters and on careers guidance websites. But what does 'Commercial Awareness' really mean, and how can you develop it?
Lawrence Keltie, Sales Enablement Specialist, ShowpadJan 21 202011:00 amUTC90 mins
Many sales leaders are challenged by faltering sales often caused by the growing gap between buyers and sellers.
So, how are B2B companies going to boost buyer engagement and retention to meet the tough sales targets? Join our webinar on 17 September to gain insights into the results of our recent salesforce survey, including:
•Sales Enablement - how companies are planning to embrace it
•Sales Training - what are the pitfalls and the plans for change
•Digital transformation - what are the plans now and in the future
You will also learn why companies like Rockfon, Fujifilm and Cox Automotive have invested in Showpad sales enablement technology to boost buyer engagement, retention and growth.
Don't miss the must-attend webinar for sales and marketing professionals!