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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...

5 Tips for Sales Reps to Find Their Voice to Generate More Meaningful Conversations

I saw a tweet the other day from an executive (I’m not pointing fingers, but it may have been from...

5 Tips to Re-engage a Stalled Sale

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

5 Tips for Successful New Business Prospecting In A Virtual Selling World

Prospecting, whatever you call it, has never been painless. This year, I think most salespeople...

Yes, And: What Improv Taught Me About Prospecting

I’ve never been a person who’s particularly good on my feet. I feel much more comfortable in...

5 Popular Sales Metrics That Destroy Sales Performance

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on the HubSpot Sales Blog In 1997, Billy Beane became...

5 Necessary Elements for a Successful Account-Based Marketing Approach

One of my favorite things from 2018 was the opportunity to join Ryan McInerney’s podcast to discuss...

5 Rules to Effective Breakup Emails

If you’re in sales, there are two things you can count on: You’re going to rely on email as a core...

What it Means to be Data-Driven, How It’s Different from Metrics & How to Apply it

My daughter is entering her senior year in high school. I have to admit that there are times where...

New Research from SiriusDecisions is Bad News for Sales Teams - Here’s What to Do About it

A new research report from SiriusDecisions presents a pretty damning view on the state of sales...