Our 10 (OK, 11) Favorite Sales Influencers of 2020

Integrity Solutions

Many sales influencers are doing great things, but we wanted to shine a spotlight on a few of our favorites, those whose viewpoints align well with ours and can help motivate you and your teams to perform better in 2020. . Sales Influencers You Should Be Following.

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Adjusting Your Sales Approach- Questions Your Clients Have Right Now

Integrity Solutions

In the midst of a global crisis, adjusting your sales approach is key to not just surviving but thriving. That was the sales approach then… but this is now. But opportunities do exist for those who are prepared to adapt, particularly when it comes to your sales approach.

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Ethical Selling: How to Embrace Transparency and Win More Sales

Integrity Solutions

As they weigh purchase options and evaluate vendors, B2B buyers expect sales teams and their companies to behave in ethical ways. . Transparency Is Key to Creating an Ethical Sales Culture . Ethical Selling and Transparency Starts with Your Sales Leaders .

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Adapting Your Sales Enablement Strategy to 2020 Realities

Integrity Solutions

With leaner sales organizations, your sales enablement strategy has to step up and be a valuable contributor to the organization. Our world has changed, but our customers are still looking for solutions to their problems. Start With Defining Sales Enablement.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

3 Strategies for Building a Winning Sales Culture

Integrity Solutions

Your sales culture is the sum-total of the attitudes, values and behaviors that permeate your team. The question is, will the sales culture you have today help you meet your goals going forward? What a Successful Sales Culture Looks Like.

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Are your sales training efforts keeping up with customer expectations?

Integrity Solutions

Sales leaders need to reevaluate what an effective approach to sales onboarding really looks like. The question is, are sales training efforts keeping up? Sales organizations are investing heavily in these digital tools, and they expect salespeople to use them.

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Why Your Sales Enablement Strategy Isn’t Working

Integrity Solutions

How do your sales reps take sales enablement tools and translate them into conversations a customer would care about? As you think about your sales enablement strategy for the coming year, here are four essential areas to focus on.

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Which Comes First? Customer Experience or Sales?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

It’s hard to have customers if you don’t have sales. But what happens after the sale? Too often, organizations with great intentions sabotage their customer’s experience before it even starts! Sales become less personalized and lack emotion.

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Developing Sales Mindset Is The Secret To Uncovering Opportunity and Selling Success

Integrity Solutions

It’s within their reach, you think, if only they’d increase their sales activity. And until you get to the root of the issue- their sales mindset- both of you will continue to be frustrated. To get those numbers where they need to be, managers typically focus on sales activity levels.

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2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

5 Ways to Boost Marketing and Sales with Live Chat

Kayako

The past few years have seen live chat completely change the way online businesses carry out marketing and sales. With live chat customers can now get in touch and receive a response almost instantaneously. . Moreover, customers and prospects want to be engaged proactively.

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Sales Success and the Importance of Tapping Into Purpose

Integrity Solutions

Sales organizations that are not only meeting but surpassing their annual goals are relentlessly focused on two core principles: purpose and values. Sales teams now have more technology than ever to support their efforts. Sales Success is Built on Purpose.

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Five Things CEOs Want Their Sales Leaders To Know

Integrity Solutions

When it comes to the sales leader’s performance, the best CEOs are holding them accountable for more than just the number; they expect them to grow their people, too. As the revenue producers, it’s not surprising that the sales function is always on the mind of the CEO.

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3 Common Challenges in SaaS Sales

Integrity Solutions

The three most common SaaS sales challenges can be overcome and lead to breakthrough levels of success. Anyone who’s been in sales will tell you: The job comes with some unique challenges. Although customers care about features, that’s not what convinces them to buy.

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Linking & Networking for a Better Agent Experience

Speaker: Jeremy Watkin, Director of Customer Experience at FCR

If you're a contact center leader you've undoubtedly been inundated with sales people trying to get you to hop on the chatbot bandwagon. Tune in for some practical tips for improving agent engagement, reducing attrition, and improving your overall customer experience.

Sales Success and the Importance of Tapping Into Purpose

Integrity Solutions

Sales organizations that are not only meeting but surpassing their annual goals are relentlessly focused on two core principles: purpose and values. Sales teams now have more technology than ever to support their efforts. Sales Success is Built on Purpose.

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Are Data and Technology Actually Hindering Inside Sales Teams?

Integrity Solutions

A customer-needs-focused philosophy is just as important for inside sales teams as it is for the external salespeople—in some ways, even more so. What’s on the minds of inside sales leaders as we head into mid-year? How skilled are your sales reps at asking good questions ?

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10 Customer Experience Best Practices for all B2B Sales Teams

Kayako

In the current climate, customer experience is one of the main battlegrounds for sales organisations, often out-ranking factors like product and price. Make Customer Experience a Priority . Define the Ideal Customer Experience . Interact With Customers in Real Time .

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Five customer service tactics to increase sales

NewVoiceMedia

To be truly effective, customer service must permeate the culture of a company. As such, this article, although it focuses on sales tactics, actually falls under the heading of customer service. Ask another – Once you have ascertained what the customer needs, ask why.

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Customer Success Needs to Grow (Up)

Speaker: Peter Armaly - Senior Director and Advisor of Customer Success at Oracle

Join this webinar with Peter Armaly, Senior Director and Adviser for Customer Success at Oracle, who will share his experiences, discuss some research, and offer guidance and opinions on the issue of Customer Success programs not being treated equal to its Sales peers.

How to Optimize the Sales to Customer Success Handoff

Totango

Imagine you’re a customer. Do you continue to get the same level of attention from that company’s customer success (CS) team? This makes the sales to customer success handoff a critical moment that can determine whether or not you retain a customer.

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Customer Success and Sales: How They Work Together

Totango

What’s better for your business to focus on: customer success or sales? Customer success is the practice of cultivating deep and lasting relationships with your customers, which can unlock lasting customer lifetime value for your business. It all starts with sales.

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Storytelling Outcomes influence Post Sale Customer Expectations

One Millimeter Mindset

Storytelling outcomes influence post-sale customer expectations about long-term experiences with products, services and solutions. In addition, the stories you tell impact investor, customer, and co-worker expectations of how it is going to be: working with you, yourself.

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Are your sales training efforts keeping up with customer expectations?

Integrity Solutions

Sales leaders need to reevaluate what an effective approach to sales onboarding really looks like. The question is, are sales training efforts keeping up? Sales organizations are investing heavily in these digital tools, and they expect salespeople to use them.

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Turning Your Contact Center into a Profit Center by Leveraging Chat

Speaker: Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai

Technology has allowed for more instant communications, creating a new opportunity for businesses to connect with customers. Live chat as a communication channel has significantly grown in recent years as the leading digital contact method, according to J.D Power.

Get to the Heart of the Sales Mindset and Increase Questioning Confidence

Integrity Solutions

Why are some able to build lasting relationships with customers and create more value for them time and time again? Why aren’t they willing to ask the probing questions that will lead to deeper insights and, ultimately, greater wallet share and customer loyalty?

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Why avoiding Story Context derails Sales Decision Making

One Millimeter Mindset

Especially when these omitted details surface, often inconveniently, both pre- and post-sale. Most of the time, these professionals are involved in the post-sale care and feeding of customers, once a sale is consummated. Or, hoping the next sale is easier to close.

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Delight Drives Sales Among Difficult Millennials

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Make Shopping Enjoyable to Encourage Sales. On a previous blog , my colleague Jason shared a finding from Centriam’s 2017 Retail Study : customers who had an enjoyable shopping experience were more likely to be promoters. These findings suggest that making shopping enjoyable could potentially double your sales among this key demographic! Retail Customer Experience

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What is More Important: A Good Product or a Good After-Sales Service?

GetFeedback

Or would you stay loyal to your old mobile phone provider if you knew they offer 24/7 support for delightful customer service? Apart from expecting products whose quality matches the prize, customers for years now also expect to find the service providers exactly when they need them.

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5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

Are Point-of-Sale Surveys Pointless?

GetFeedback

The point of sale is an incredibly important time for retailers to engage their customers. However, most are stuck using outdated feedback methods (think receipt questionnaires and kiosk surveys) designed to collect mass feedback rather than reveal key customer experience issues. Generic and impersonal, these point-of-sale surveys do a poor job of uncovering meaningful insights. Why point-of-sale surveys don’t always work.

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Does Your Sales Team Have Bad CX Habits?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

We all want to deliver for our customers, starting with a sales experience that builds trust between our organization and our buyers. After all, sales sets the stage for the entire customer journey. Sales thinks product doesn’t deliver. Start Sales with Learning.

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#GetCloser … With Sales and Service CTI at Dreamforce

NewVoiceMedia

In fact, we always seem to grow our Dreamforce presence year over year – bigger parties, bigger sponsorship and bigger customer showcases. This year we’re highlighting the “Better Way to Get Close to Your Customers.”. We know how important customers are to your business.

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Three Reasons Your Sales Pipeline Opportunities Fail to Convert to Revenue

Integrity Solutions

Why a “healthy” sales pipeline isn’t always what it seems. And specific questions sales leaders should ask to get a more realistic view of what’s really going on. Do you have sales pipelines that initially promise so much but fail to follow through on that promise?

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The Customer-Powered Enterprise Playbook

Harness the power of customers across every department of your business with this new playbook. It contains 7 strategic guides for various departments of your business, 9 inspiring case studies, and 7 tactical worksheets to get you started.

How to Increase Sales During the Holidays

Call Center Pros

Let’s face it, sales calls are rarely fun. While it may seem fruitless to make sales calls and prospect for leads during the holidays, these activities can be quite fruitful this time of year. Achieving success with a sales call depends on several factors at your fingertips.

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