Simon Kucher Video: Sales Opportunity Self-Assessment
Is your sales team failing to hit targets in a certain region? Or, are they meeting targets but there is room to go further? Take our 5-minutes Sales Opportunity Self-Assessment and receive immediate, actionable results tailored to your industry and market. Use this link to launch the assessment:
Lawrence Keltie, Sales Enablement Specialist, Showpad
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!
Stella Dixon: Training Manager, Aggregate Industries
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?
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?
Chris Murray, founder of the Varda Kreuz Training Group
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
Simon Murthwaite / Sales Director/ Air Marketing Group
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
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
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
Xabier Izaguirre, Head of Planning, Oban International
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
Owen Richards. Managing Director. Air Marketing Group
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
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.)
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
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?
Chris Beall, CEO, Connect and Sell + Darryl Praill, CMO, VanillaSoft
Reasons to Attend:
There are two words that once spoken, can almost immediately create a mental block and unwillingness like no other: Cold Call! Why are these words grotesque to so many sales professionals? Many find it to be an anxiety-inducing process that involves stripping away their security blankets, and exposing any self-doubt for all to see.
Luckily, Chris Beall, CEO of ConnectandSell.com doesn’t see it that way. On September 10th, Chris will forensically disassemble cold calls and shows us how to take advantage of the interruptions they can create.
Register now and learn how to:
-Use cold calls effectively to create pipeline.
-Appeal to prospects’ problems and work towards deals.
-Ditch the fear and crush your call anxiety.
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.
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
Jon Williams, Managing Director, Strategic Proposals
Reasons to Attend:
•75% of Buyers say that proposals are the critical part of their decision-making process and therefore critical to winning business for many sales teams
•Majority of clients and prospects are disappointed with the proposals they receive
•In fact, according to recent research, most buyers think they could write better proposals than their bidders!
•Understand latest industry thinking
•Leading insights into buyers
•10 tips for maximising your win rates by ensuring your proposals are the best
•Best practice examples
Written proposals are a key part of winning business for many sales teams. Yet salespeople often find the process for responding to an RFP frustrating – and clients report being disappointed in the tenders they receive. According to Strategic Proposals’ most recent survey, the majority of buyers think they could write better proposals than their bidders!
Join our July 4th webinar with Jon Williams, the managing director of Strategic Proposals, to gain insight into how leading organisations ensure their proposals are the best. Jon will share the latest industry thinking, best practice examples and his top ten tips for maximising your win rate.
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