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Redefining the Sales Pitch: How to Make It Sell Today
Redefining the Sales Pitch: How to Make It Sell Today Sales pitching techniques may not become outdated as fast as fashion trends, but they aren’t all that far behind. To stay at the top of your game, you need to be aware of how consumers are changing. Specifically, what do they want to hear when learning about a new product for the first time? Do they want in-depth information on how your product works, or anecdotes from past customers?  Knowing this, you can adapt your pitch accordingly and make more sales. At the moment, the way to the buyer’s heart lies through telling short, compelling stories about your product that....
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What is a Unique Selling Proposition and How to Create and Sell One
What is a Unique Selling Proposition and How to Create and Sell One What Is An USP?  How many times have you stood between two seemingly identical coffee shops, unsure of which you should go to for your morning fix? It’d be easier to decide if one had a distinctive edge. Your choice here will be based on that coffee shop’s "unique selling proposition", or USP. What is a USP? A USP is a statement of the central features that differentiate your product from homogenous competitors, and pulls clients in. In saturated markets, prospects will likely have a hard time deciding between options. Your job is to assist them by having an obvious....
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7 Sales Interview Questions to Get the Best Reps on Your Team
7 Sales Interview Questions to Get the Best Reps on Your Team After every interview, an employer must ask themselves:  “Should I hire this person?” Or more specifically, “Will this person bring value to my team?”  Unfortunately, the cream of the crop can be difficult to pinpoint during the interview process, especially in sales. The work of a sales rep relies heavily on context. Every sales meeting and client interaction offers different challenges that require tailored judgements and responses. So, it’s difficult to judge how a sales rep candidate would actually perform in such situations through a classic Q&A interview.  The good news is, the secret to hiring the right sales rep....
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Top 6 Onboarding Tools for Your Sales Team
Top 6 Onboarding Tools for Your Sales Team Do you remember your first ever field sales role? Driving around frantically trying to find house numbers or business names in a neighborhood you’d never heard of? If your onboarding wasn’t efficient, you most likely kept this sense of disorientation for a few weeks or even months. We already know that the average new sales hire takes 11.2 months to start producing ROI. Starting a sales role is generally hard and confusing for your new reps and inefficient for the organization too. But this doesn't mean you should close the door to new hires and grads. After all, they can....
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Qualified Quotas: A Driving Force for Sales and Marketing Alignment
Qualified Quotas: A Driving Force for Sales and Marketing Alignment We are living in the age of the customer. The modern buyer has nearly unlimited access to customer reviews and product information. It does not matter if you are in sales or marketing, a customer-centric mindset is essential. To develop an organizational culture that puts the customer at the heart of everything you do both sales and marketing must align with the customers’ needs and pain points. Therefore, sales and marketing must join forces and understand each other better to optimize every step of the buyer’s journey and make it 100% customer-focused. As Jill Rowley, chief evangelist and an expert....
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