2020

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Go For The "No" Early in the Sales Process

Anthony Cole Training

In today's blog post, we discuss the technique of going for the "No" early in the sales process. It may seem counterintuitive, but countless studies have shown that humans desire what they can't have.

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The Art of Good Sales Questions

A Sales Guy

Can you see the difference between the two questions in this video? Can you see how they will elicit entirely different responses from the buyer? Can you see how based on the questions, and the answers, how one question sets the salesperson up for success and the other keeps them in the same place? Most of you know how important I believe the discovery process is.

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This Is Not the New Normal

Anthony Iannarino

This is NOT the new normal. NOR SHOULD WE EVER ACCEPT IT as such. When have human beings ever succumbed to their FEARS when faced with threats that, at the time, were considered “existential?” When have we ever decided to give up WITHOUT A FIGHT? When have we ever gone backward, building something less than what preceded it after a crisis?

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Identifying and Hiring Top Sales Talent

Anthony Cole Training

Finding and hiring great sales talent is difficult. There are many characteristics you must ensure a candidate has in order to be successful with your organization. However, there are a few key attributes you need to look for during the interview process to increase you likelihood of hiring success.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How to Create & Build Relationships Virtually

Anthony Cole Training

Virtual relationships aren’t new and neither are virtual business relationships. What is new are the expectations and the tools. Instead of in-person meetings, we are now expected to meet via Zoom, GoToMeeting, Facebook Live. Technology is consistently providing us with more and better ways to connect.

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Catching a Wave with Hispanic Consumers

Anthony Cole Training

Within 10 years, Hispanics will account for over 21% of the population in the United States. There is a valuable opportunity to understand and proactively adjust to this coming shift in demographics.

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5 Minute Interview – Hire Salespeople Who Will Sell

Anthony Cole Training

If your salespeople MUST be great on the -phone then why not find out, as early as you can, how GREAT they are on the phone?

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6 Lessons for Sales Organizations I Learned on Summer Vacation: Part 1

Anthony Cole Training

Everyday, there are things that can be learned that can impact our personal and professional lives.

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4 Rules to Help Salespeople Maximize Initial Prospect Meetings

Anthony Cole Training

How important is it that you or your sales team close more business, more quickly at higher margins?

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It's Goal Setting Time: How to Turn Your Personal Goals into a Business Workplan

Anthony Cole Training

Translating Personal Goals into a Business Workplan from Anthony Cole Training on Vimeo.

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Diving into Diversity: Decoding the Foundations of Inclusion in Hospitality Talent Acquisition

Speaker: Lauren Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Full Course

Companies all over the world, including Marriot International and Hilton Worldwide, are aware of the value of including DEI in their talent acquisition strategy. However, despite these initiatives, there is still plenty that the hospitality sector can do to promote DEI. When comparing the hospitality industries in India, Iraq, the UK, and the US, you will see that there is a consistent underrepresentation of persons from different ethnic, gender, and disability origins across all levels of the i

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It's Goal Setting Time, Start Here

Anthony Cole Training

H. Personal Goal Setting from Anthony Cole Training on Vimeo.

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The Only Thing That Matters When Cold Calling

A Sales Guy

Too many salespeople miss amazing opportunities to improve their cold calling success and conversions. They waste time trying to build engagement or be liked. The key is to establish credibility as someone who can help them as quickly as possible. Cold calling is about establishing credibility as quickly as possible. The post The Only Thing That Matters When Cold Calling appeared first on A Sales Guy.

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The Best Online Sales Training Ever

A Sales Guy

It’s here, We just dropped Gap Selling Online Sales Training and it’s going to blow your mind. It’s 5 – 8 hours of engaging, customized, choose your own journey experience. We are extremely excited about this training. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Each participants journey is there own as the training adjusts and offers different experiences based on each salespersons own experiences and engagement.

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Don’t Be A Smelly Sales Person

A Sales Guy

We just launched a new ad campaign. What do you think? Do you think it paints many of today’s sales people accurately? We had fun putting this together. The post Don’t Be A Smelly Sales Person appeared first on A Sales Guy.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Future-Proofing Your Restaurant Tech Stack

The race to 100% digital is on. With the restaurant industry still in the early innings of its digital transformation, brands need an airtight strategy when it comes to building out their tech stack. Download the buyer’s guide to learn where to prioritize your efforts and get the most out of every investment.

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The Difference Between Gap Selling and Solutions Selling

A Sales Guy

Gap Selling has been out for over a year now and one of the most common questions I’m asked is, how is Gap Selling different than Solution Selling. Understanding how often I get this request, I thought I’d share my thoughts here and help folks understand they differ. To illustrate, I feel it best to point to an article in the Harvard Biz Review , written by the authors of the Challenger Sale.

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The Last Gap Selling Virtual Training

A Sales Guy

Due to the Coronavirus and the shelter in place, we made a quick pivot at A Sales Guy. We created a virtual Gap Selling training course for salespeople. With a price point of $99.00, it was designed to make it easy and affordable for salespeople to access the same training we provide to large sales organizations around the world. It’s been a wild success and its been a blast, but all good things must come to an end.

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THE 4 TYPES OF QUESTIONS TO CRUSH YOUR DISCOVERY

A Sales Guy

A sales discovery meeting is by far the most important part of a sales process. There is no more important element to selling than the discovery process. Yet, too many salespeople fail at it. They get lost in the questions. They meander from topic to topic, desperately searching for some simple problem or issue they can attach their product to, in order to quickly get to the demonstration or presentation part of the sale.

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4 Rules for Overcoming Objections In a Downturn

Anthony Iannarino

In an economic downturn, the objections you hear are different than what you hear when the economy is humming along nicely, making it easy for most companies to grow. In good times, objections usually mask a more significant concern, meaning that the words, “Can you try me back next month?” is hiding the fear, “I don’t believe this is worth my time.” Your contacts use tried and true objections to achieve two outcomes.

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Beyond The Meeting Room: Luxury Magazine Resource

Escape into a world of luxury and dive into the future of tech, fun takes on the American pastime, and many inspirational individuals. With engaging reports on fashion, food, travel, finance, sports, and more, download now and enjoy the read!

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What To Do When the World Is On Fire

Anthony Iannarino

At the time of this writing, there is a coronavirus of pandemic proportions spreading across the world. This virus is infecting many and taking the lives of some, especially the vulnerable. The stock market has been in free fall, and when it hasn’t, it’s been more volatile than ever. The airlines have had to adjust their scheduled flights to prevent losing more money as people stop traveling, a strategy that is unavailable to hotels and restaurants, who are also suffering the economic downturn a

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Gap Selling Training Certification is Here!

A Sales Guy

It’s here!! We’ve just launched the Gap Selling Certification program and I couldn’t be any more excited. Now anyone with the Gap Selling acumen and charisma can build their own Gap Selling Training Business. As readers of this blog and of Gap Selling, you know how powerful the Gap Selling methodology is. The industry has been ripe for a progressive, forward-thinking selling methodology for years.

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The Five Enormous Mistakes In Your Prospecting Sequence

Anthony Iannarino

If you are a human being with a heartbeat, the ability to fog a mirror by breathing on it, and in possession of a work email address you were foolish enough to use to fill out a form on a website, then you are in someone’s prospecting sequence. You are likely in dozens of sequences, few of which are relevant, many being nothing less than an automated, brute force form of persistence.

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Selling Your Way Out of a Crisis

Anthony Iannarino

The time for you to start climbing out of the hole that you find yourself in is now. There is no benefit from waiting to begin your recovery. It doesn’t help you to wait until things settle down, watching them get worse, feeling a sense of dread, allowing yourself to be disempowered by events. Take Back Your Power. When events and circumstances beyond your control derail your goals and plans, the fact that you can do nothing about the root cause of the challenge can make you feel as if you have

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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10 Fears You Can Turn Into Courageous Decisions

Anthony Iannarino

If you’re tired of living in fear, here are 10 fears you can turn into courageous decisions. 1. Scarcity to Abundance. Scarcity is the belief or view that there isn’t enough, that if one person has something, you are deprived of possessing it yourself. It is fear that you will not have enough. It can also manifest as jealousy, envy, and anger.

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A List of Things You Will Not Lose in This Crisis

Anthony Iannarino

In severe and challenging times, your fear can cause you to feel that you are going to lose the things that are most important to you. The internet meme that the word fear means “false evidence appearing real,” is a nice thought, but in our present situation, there is a real and present danger, one we are working to overcome. There are, however, many things you are not going to lose during our emergency.

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The Time To Exercise Your Personal Leadership Is Now

Anthony Iannarino

A leader is one who imagines a better future and is accountable for delivering it. Vision comes first, a result of an unwillingness to accept things as they are now, and a desire to improve them. Accountability follows, ensuring you vigorously and relentlessly execute all the tasks and activities necessary to pull the future state you desire towards you.

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The 8 Must Have Traits that Will Improve Your Sales Success

Anthony Iannarino

In the first half of The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need , I cataloged nine attributes (character-traits) one must develop to be exceptionally good at B2B sales, especially the consultative selling necessary now for a modern sales approach. Those attributes are self-discipline, optimism, caring, competitiveness, resourcefulness, initiative, persistence, communication, and accountability.

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ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.

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How to Make Your CRM a Strategic Advantage

Anthony Iannarino

Robin Dunbar is a British scientist. You may recognize the name if you are aware of one of his primary insights, something called Dunbar’s number. Dunbar has studied evolution, including early humans and primates, and discovering human beings can manage about 150 relationships. The price for maintaining and managing these relationships requires time, effort, and an understanding of the connections between them.

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Stop Being Controlled by Things Out of Your Control

Anthony Iannarino

You can give control of some part of you to things over which you have no control , allowing them to control your mood, your attitude, your outlook, as well as the actions you take—or don’t take—as a result of some external stimuli. Whatever the external trigger, it only has power over you if you allow it. If you are often upset, angry, or consumed by negativity because of externalities over which you have no control, here is how to take back your power.

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What You Need to Know About Pitching Over Email

Anthony Iannarino

Dear Salespeople That Straight Pitch Me, While I consider you my sisters and brothers, we need to talk. Every day, you fill my inbox and my LinkedIn inbox with notes straight pitching me what you sell. No one wants you to succeed in sales as much as I do, including you, and whomever it was that taught you that pitching over email is your best choice for acquiring new clients or customers.

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How to Get Better at B2B Sales Fast

Anthony Iannarino

You have a specific experience. Let’s assume it is a negative experience. You have to communicate this experience, so you create or find a concept to allow you to explain it to someone else, while trying to make sense of it yourself. Here is an example: You lose a big deal you believe you should have won. Your client told you that your competitor provided them a lower price, one significantly less than yours.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.