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Transform Your Sales & Marketing Enablement at the Speed of Business: Lessons from Microsoft’s Leading-Edge “Corporate MOOCs”   The challenge facing most organizations: transforming at scale and at speed. The answer for Microsoft was leading-edge “Corporate MOOCs” which they have continually innovated in their quest to transform to a mobile-first cloud-first company at 21st century speed.
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Nearly half of all sales executives in the U.S. have voluntarily left a company because of their direct managers. In many ways, managers are as important as the C-level in influencing a company’s culture. Yet many of today’s managers have had little management training and even less development, emotional intelligence and insight into the psyche of their employees.
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Think about the best manager you ever had. We are assuming, of course, that you’ve had at least one good manager in your lifetime. C’mon, there’s got to be at least one. Think back to all the teams you’ve been on. This person could’ve been your boss at that horrible minimum-wage high school gig that you only showed up for because this person made it worthwhile. Maybe you had a strong leader during your college part-time work. Or, like many in today’s workforce, your first full-time, professional manager played a major part in developing you during your formative years into the kind of executive you are today.
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This session is geared specifically toward helping sales managers and sales professionals create more effective and more persuasive B2B sales presentations.  
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Forget about the Red Coats, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming! Yes, consultative sales reps will be around for long-time, but only those who can shift their approach to outcome selling.
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In today’s business world, important buying decisions are rarely made by an individual. Buying teams are the rule rather than the exception, and salespeople need to know how to sell to and influence multiple people, with multiple priorities, who have to make a single decision — whether to buy from you, someone else, or not at all.
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Rich Horwath
A ten-year study of more than 100 companies showed that the number one cause of business failure is bad strategy. But, the reality is that only 3 out of every 10 managers are strategic. And when you consider that being able to set strategic direction is ten times more important to the perception of a leader’s ability than any other behavior, it’s critical that you master strategic thinking and planning.   In this webinar, you will learn a simple framework to transform strategy from a once-a-year dog-and-pony show that gets buried in a plan that never gets used to a laser-focused strategic mindset that you’ll use on a regular basis to grow your business.
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Persuasive presentations are the foundation of many sales teams. Yet most sales presentations are BORING! Ellen will show you how you can be persuasive without being salesy! Discover simple techniques that everyone can learn, based on solid research.
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A few months ago, I was in Denver and met a retired man who asked about my work. I told him I research the motivational effectiveness of different types of rewards. He held up a worn leather bag and said with a smile, “I was a sales rep and this was my first reward for winning a sales contest in 1967.” He beamed at the accomplishment made over 50 years ago. It’s easy to recall the thrill of receiving the reward of a leather bag or a trip to the Bahamas your boss gave you decades ago. Great memories are one thing, but how do rewards impact someone’s motivation to perform at a higher level?
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Obviously, the sales team has a tremendous impact in the organization. If sales people don’t produce, the business is negatively impacted. And that impact is felt at every level of the organization. That means keeping the sales team engaged and productive.
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Many sales reps struggle to make quota and many companies fail to achieve growth goals. Well-known selling methodologies no longer provide enough differentiation. Worse, even the methodologies that have been around for 50 years, like consultative selling, aren’t widely adopted (at mastery levels). We still sell transactionally and superstitiously. In this webinar on his Sales Transformation Straight Talk™ channel, sales transformation expert Mike Kunkle will share:   The consultative skills that provide differentiation Why they’re not enough and what else to do How to implement a sales methodology so it sticks
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Patti Phillips, Ph.D.
According to ATD’s 2016 State of Sale Training report, organizations spend an average of $954,070 per year on sales training. One of the top three barriers to making it work is the inability to tie training to sales performance. This webinar offers steps you can take to demonstrate how your training is driving sales performance and the value that performance adds to the organization. Join Jack and Patti as they describe how the ROI Methodology is applied to sales training.
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Companies can provide all the fancy sales tools and training in the world, but unless each salesperson starts with the right mindset, they will not achieve peak performance. Over the past few years, neuroscience and cognitive psychology research have revealed proven methods for developing a peak performance mindset. Originally popular in sports, now the practices are being applied to B2B sales.
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Trevor Smith
Self-discovery is one of the bedrocks of effectively guiding individuals to a desired outcome. Trying to move people forward without a proper appreciation of where they are can have negative consequences.   Another obstacle in the way to outstanding coaching results is the challenge of establishing rapport between coach and coachee. How we rue those painful hours when the communication just does not work. It is like you are speaking different languages.   Well in fact you may be – behaviorally, speaking a different language.
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Month after month it’s the same pattern. A rep (or two) misses quota. You sit down for a 1-on-1 to discuss results and goals, to motivate the rep to sell more! Yet nothing changes. Results remain stagnant or perhaps even get worse. Your CEO is demanding growth, so now what?
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The steps in the sales cycle have remained consistent over the years. What's changed are the tools that top sellers use to win more business. More and more, digital sales tools require salespeople to think and act like marketers to attract prospects.
Turbo charge your coaching  leadership skills with discerningcommunication1.pdf   adobe acrobat reader dc 2017 07 10 07.25.00
Coaching and leadership are about people. People are unique and to compound the situation they behave differently under varied circumstances. So is it not an overstatement to suggest that there is a framework that can be applied to achieving greater success with people and through them? I will answer with my standard mini-exercise. Assume you are a recruiter. You are asked to identify a Field Commander for a hot war zone as well as a Guidance Counsellor for an all-girls high school. Did your mind automatically paint different pictures as to who will fill the roles? Intuitively, you recognize the differences but what are the factors that brought you to that conclusion? Also, what if the roles were not so far apart, could you intuitively distinguish among candidates? That is role and the value of a reliable framework. For decades, as a member of member of the Extended DISC™ network, I have been using an approach that I call DISCerning Communication to drive healthy interpersonal relations among a cross-section of groups. When people experience others communicating with them in a manner that is comfortable for them the opportunities for positive cooperation increases exponentially. Someone referred to it as communicating from inside the head of the other person. Course after course, webinar after webinar, article after article I receive encouragement to present DISCerning Communication principles in a concise publication to a wider audience. This is your invitation to join the mission and make a positive difference in how we communicate and relate to others.
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It’s the common sales manager nightmare: your salesperson comes in with a “great opportunity,” but the customer needs a massive discount. Why does this happen so often? Because your salespeople only know how to bargain (“he wanted a 20% discount, but I talked him down to accepting only 10%!”). What we really want salespeople to do is negotiate in a way that strengthens the relationship with the customer while keeping a good profit for you. In this session, you will learn how to get your salespeople to negotiate their way to success and not bargain away your profits.
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Most sales managers I know have a love/hate relationship with the prima donnas on their sales teams. They love the star player’s passion and hard work; they hate the self-centered behaviors that demoralize or discourage the rest of the team. That leaves sales managers with a dilemma: If they come down hard on a prima donna, that salesperson may just take his/her talents elsewhere. Not good. But a sales manager can’t afford to ignore the situation, either, because prima donnas are often engaged in behaviors detrimental to the team. A simple truth in sales management is that what you don’t confront, you condone. What can you do then?
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CSO Insights’ 2017 Sales Manager Enablement Report compared the win rates on forecasted sales opportunities between companies with a formalized approach to coaching—meaning there is a standard approach used by all sales managers—to those companies where coaching strategies were entirely left up to the manager or done informally. Their findings provide proof as to why a sales coaching initiative at your company is so important: companies who had adopted a formal approach to sales coaching achieved a win-rate on forecasted deals that was 19% higher. In short, developing a strong sales coaching culture offers a great ROI. And great leverage: Each sales manager trained is then empowered to improve the win rates of every sales rep on their team. Here are seven keys that will move you in that direction.
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We all know coaching is important. We all know it can make a huge difference. So why aren’t you seeing more results from your team, for your coaching efforts?
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Why are most presentations so bad? Truly terrible?  Few people enjoy creating, delivering, or watching PowerPoint presentations, so let’s change that. You may recall the quick fire selection of Awesome PowerPoint tricks covered in the December webinar. This session builds on that with techniques to create mind blowing presentations. 
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Brynne Tillman
LinkedIn is the most powerful sales tool for today's sales professional IF you know how to use it effectively.  If you're still thinking of the old (2016) LinkedIn or you're not confident in your abilities as an expert in using the new 2017 version of LinkedIn, you're losing out to competitors who are.  
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If your sales team isn't producing the results expected, the pressure is on you to fix the situation fast. One option is to replace salespeople. A better option is for you to optimize your performance as a sales leader. In The Sales Manager's Guide to Greatness, sales management consultant Kevin F. Davis offers 10 proven and distinctly practical strategies, skills, and tools for overcoming the most challenging obstacles sales managers face and moving your team ahead of the... (click below to download excerpts from this eBook)
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