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B2B Sales Strategy

The Problem with Forecasting: Why Sales Isn’t Working Today

The dominant approach to sales forecasting - in which every deal in a pipeline is assigned a probability percentage based on its current funnel stage - is a prime example of the structural problems impacting sales organizations. The approach produces flawed insights, reinforces weaknesses and removes accountability and learning opportunities for salespeople, leaving them to play an increasingly passive role.  There is, however, a better way. We all have deals in an early pipeline stage that are...

7 Tips for Conducting Successful Customer Research Interviews

If you’re looking for insights about your business, there’s no substitute for an interview. That’s...

How to Successfully Advance Your Sales Connect Calls

Making sales outreach calls can be tough, for a bevy of reasons- getting past gatekeepers,...

5 Tips to Re-engage a Stalled Sale

It’s probably the most frustrating thing that happens to salespeople, and for many salespeople, it...

The Most Important Lesson I Learned In Sales

As a salesperson, your job is not to make sales.  Let me repeat that (with some emphasis). If...

Winning More New Sales By Having Better Conversations

Each morning, I go into my home office, boot up my computer, put on my headset, and begin dialing....

Aligning Vectors & Structuring Your Team For Revenue Growth

A few years ago Dharmesh Shah highlighted an insight he'd gotten from Elon Musk: “Every person in...

The Single Most Important Driver of Profitable Sales

In my fourth post on this blog (back in September of 2005), I made the point that the ability to...

The 5 Components of a Strong Sales & Marketing Growth Model

”If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." -the Owl (paraphrased) from...

The Art of Letting Go: What Every Salesperson Should Do

Editor's Note: The world of business focuses on the success, the learnings, and the growth they've...