2018

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Go for the "No" Early in the Sales Process

Anthony Cole Training

One of the keys for more effective selling is going for the ‘no’ early in the sales process. I learned this concept years ago especially when I was vulnerable to ‘think it overs’ (TIO).

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Problem-Centric Selling vs Product-Centric Selling: It’s Time We Change the Way We Sell

A Sales Guy

For years, I mean for most of modern day sales, we have been taught how to sell and pitch our products. The product has been at the center of all that is sales, and unfortunately, it’s a problem, and we need to stop. It’s not that we haven’t attempted to move away from product-centric selling, leveraging terms like; Trusted Advisor , or Consultative Sales, or Solutions Selling , but the reality has been these approaches have been little more than window dressing, in spite of so

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5 Corporate Event Themes for Unforgettable Company Parties

Social Tables

When choosing a party theme for company get-togethers, corporate planners need to make sure that the theme is relevant and fun. But most importantly, they need to make sure it’s something that’s appropriate for the event, setting, and company culture. In the following, we’ll cover a list of some entertaining and versatile corporate event themes that are a safe fit for just about any company.

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3 Marketing Trends To Watch In 2019

eTourism

The evolution of the digital landscape is rapid and unstoppable. As a marketer you either adapt to emerging trends, technology and strategies or your brand gets lost in the noise.

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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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Industry Insights: Introducing the Customer Support Team

Vizlly

Terry Jones (Travelocity), Emily Drennen (Lancaster DoubleTree Resort) and Darlene Rondeau (Leonardo) discuss how mobile has changed the travel shopping experience, what visuals travel shoppers want to see, and what happened once the Lancaster DoubleTree Resort switched to an image-driven website.

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15 – Top 5 Ways to Market Your Hotel in the Off Season

Travel Media Group

In this episode of Suite Spot, we prepare hoteliers for the upcoming holiday season, which is historically slower for hotels. Ryan counts down the top 5 ways to market your hotel during this year’s winter months. We tackle everything from traditional advertising avenues to best practices on setting your hotel up for future success. This list will help you build a strategy to make sure that you are getting the most revenue out of your business in a time of low occupancy and ADR.

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Jason Nicholson Honored at Visit Pensacola Luncheon

Innisfree Hotels

On October 24th, 2018, Jason Nicholson, our Vice President of Operations, was honored as a speaker at the Annual Visit Pensacola Luncheon. Jason, the Chairman of the Visit Pensacola Board, tapped his gavel one last time. The event was wall-to-wall with big names in both hospitality and tourism in the Pensacola area, including many from the Innisfree Hotels camp.

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10 Tips When Buying a Hotel

MBA Hotels

Nationally, hotel performance is growing and the hotel transactions market is strong. Many analysts think there is still time in this extended market cycle before the next down turn. According to Hotel Management, “The hotel industry is predicted to grow comfortably through 2018 and for the next two years. According to STR, high occupancy levels should provide leverage to achieve attractive ADR increases for the next two years in select markets” If you have been considering investing

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Sell Better, Sell Faster, Sell Smarter

Anthony Cole Training

When a company first starts out, there probably isn’t much of a sales process, or team, in place. The one or two advisors target prospects, introduce them to the company, and close deals according to their own preferred methods. Of course, as the business grows, sales leaders must implement a repeatable, scalable process to turn a trickle of income to a steady, predictable stream.

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G2- Two Requirements to Close the Sales Opportunity Gap

Anthony Cole Training

There is a sales production target out there – somewhere. It’s different for every person and every organization but it’s out there. And for every person and every organization there is the actual sales production result that is being achieved today. That is the Sales Opportunity Gap.

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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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What Does It Take To Be A GREAT Sales Coach?

Anthony Cole Training

Email jeni@anthonycoletraining.com to request a sample of the Coaching Findings form from the Objective Management Group’s Sales Effectiveness and Impact Analysis.

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Go for the “No” Early in the Sales Process

Anthony Cole Training

There are multiple keys to successful selling. In a blog from last July, I discuss 5 very important activities that drive sales success! Any discussion about successful selling has to include your productivity and effectiveness as well as closing more business. But working harder isn’t always the answer to selling more. Being more productive and effective in your work will lead to more sales and more profitable sales.

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How Do I Motivate My Salespeople?

Anthony Cole Training

Ineffective motivation of the sales team is not uncommon and it is the subject of one of the more frequent questions people ask me: “Tony, how do I keep my salespeople motivated?” My first response is normally a question in return: “Do you know what motivates your people ?”.

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Do You Have Sales Growth Problems? Solution #4: Create a Selection Criteria Checklist

Anthony Cole Training

Whitey Kollmeier, my friend and greatest center of influence, told me a story about Coach Scolinos. In January of 1996 he was a speaker at the American Baseball Coaches Association. His topic: Stay at 17 Inches. He approached the stage with a home plate hanging from his neck.

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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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How Sales Enablement Can Streamline Sales Training

Anthony Cole Training

In the fast-paced, ever-changing field of sales, it’s no wonder why systematic, repeatable training is important to keep sales reps up-to-date. Since sales reps often need to learn and adapt to the latest sales process, methodology, and messaging, offering timely training is a must. Equally important is the regular distribution of sales training content that is memorable.

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How Committed To Success In SELLING Are Your Sales People?

Anthony Cole Training

In 1975, I was Junior offensive lineman at UConn. On the team that year were a group of seniors that knew that their playing days were pretty much over. Younger players had been recruited and they were starting ahead of them. Those seniors formed a bit of a club – the Coast-to-Coast Club.

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How to Find and Cultivate Prospects That Fit Your Business

Anthony Cole Training

Today, our customers are bombarded with sales, marketing, and advertising pitches from companies all hoping to win their business. They’re overwhelmed, or, in most cases, they simply tune us out. So, we try to reach as many potential customers as we can, but we spin our wheels and end up stuck in the same place, week after week, month after month, or year after year.

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FinTech or PeopleTech?

Anthony Cole Training

I drive a Ford Explorer. Most of the people that ride with me, except my friend Jerry Barron, think I’m a good driver. Not only do I drive well, but I know my vehicle, how to maintain it and how to make adjustments to my driving and the vehicle when necessary. However, all the enhancements in the vehicle won’t keep me from crashing if I fail to turn into the slide instead of against it, or if I fail to ‘tap’ the breaks when I hit a sheet of ice on a frozen bridge.

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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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Being a Great Steward for Your Clients

Anthony Cole Training

Today's blog turned vlog comes to you from our very own Walt Gerano, as he discusses the importance of being a great steward for your clients, and how these tactics will help you grow your business and relationships.

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Driving Sales Growth and Asset Management – A Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious Part II

Anthony Cole Training

In my previous blog article, I discussed the importance of looking at your sales production in terms of the 80/20 rule and flipping it so you can see the impact your bottom performers are having on your overall sales growth goal. If you have not already done so, click here to read the article.

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Driving Sales Growth and Asset Management – A Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious

Anthony Cole Training

Velfredo Perato -- the 15 th century economist -- demonstrated time and again the 80/20 rule. Yes, sometimes it's a 70/30 rule or a 60/40 rule. That is the obvious. There is nothing blinding about that. The blinding glimpse – the glimpse that causes you to blink like you are being blinded -- is when you look at the opposite end of the 80/20 rule.

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What is the Most Powerful Management Question Ever?

Anthony Cole Training

While driving into work earlier this year, I heard an incredibly powerful performance question while listening to the Dan LeBetard with Stugatz ESPN radio show. An ardent Michigan State Football beat writer asked this question during the Big 10 media day. “You came to Ann Arbor with perhaps the most hype of any coach in the history of the Big Ten. Maybe in all of college football.

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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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What Makes a Sales 'Hall of Famer'?

Anthony Cole Training

Assuming for a second that when you think about hiring for a position in your organization, you are thinking about hiring the best, especially in the early rounds of looking for talent.

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What’s Your Funniest Sales Story Ever?

Anthony Cole Training

I'm heading to a sales training session about 12 years ago. It's a client in downtown Cincinnati and I've been working with them for two years. They know me as a high energy, enthusiastic and entertaining sales trainer. In other words, I stand up, I move around, I'm engaged, I role play, we learn a lot and people make more sales.

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5 Really Important Sales Concepts - Today's Lesson - Be Unique

Anthony Cole Training

In our sales training classes, we spend a great deal of time on the appropriate "attitude" required to be successful in selling. With the right attitude, you can count on consistently executing the required conduct and sales techniques to be successful. I once heard another sales development expert explain that "sales technique is just a change in language.

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Your Future Self Cannot Be Trusted! 

Anthony Cole Training

Today, I want to talk to you about time management vs self management. Now, here's one thing we know about time, it manages itself very, very well. In fact, you don't have to worry about time managing itself, what you do need to worry about, at least what we see around the country as we coach and train salespeople, is the concept of self-management.

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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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What are the 5 Keys to Coaching?

Anthony Cole Training

Coaching salespeople is hard work and it helps to have a consistent and effective process to help keep you on course. As a sales coach, there are five critical steps that you must know and execute in order to get the best effort and results out of your salespeople.

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7 More Sales Core Competencies

Anthony Cole Training

In 2008, I posted two blogs covering 14 of the 21 core competencies identified by the Objective Management Group Sales Person Assessment. Between then and now, much has taken place that I've written about, and as I fly from Atlanta to Portland, Oregon, I have some time to write about the remaining 7 core competencies. I know that you've been waiting with baited breath.

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The Whack-A-Mole Approach to Sales Management

Anthony Cole Training

It’s been a few years since I’ve been in a Dave and Busters establishment. There was a time when I would go at least once a year. When I was younger, my source of entertainment was hanging out at sports bars with pool tables, shuffleboards and basketball games. About 25 years ago, that entertainment became watching my kids enjoy the arcade games Dave and Busters offered.

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Prospecting or Selling: Which One Really Drives Sales Growth?

Anthony Cole Training

I’m stuck this morning. I’m reading “ Building A Story Brand ” by Don Miller and I'm looking over my own book “ The Best Prospecting Book Ever Written ”. Don points out in chapter 7 that in order to get a prospect to push the ‘buy now’ button they have to trust that everything is going to turn out okay. That means that they have to trust you and everything you’ve said and presented to them.

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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.