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This week, I attended IMPACT Live 2018, which was an exclusive, 2-day experience designed to bring marketing and sales leaders together to learn and make valuable connections. To give you a little more background, the theme of the two days revolved around redefining inbound marketing. In the opening session, Marcus Sheridan, shared an honest look into where we were, where we are, and where we need to go to make inbound an even more essential part of doing business. He also shared a powerful perspective and three compelling beliefs that all inbound professionals should consider and share as the new era of Inbound emerges: Inbound is a MINDSET, a PHILOSOPHY, and a CULTURE. We must share three main beliefs: Trust is the most important currency in business. There is power in community. There is always room for growth.
How do you stay motivated when you just don’t feel like selling? What can you do to maintain your sales momentum? Who do you look to for inspiration? DMTraining talks to a lot of salespeople, and a common theme we are asked about is motivation. Many sales reps believe motivation is something that just sort of happens. But motivation is something you do, or don’t do, for yourself. It’s the daily sales habits, routines and mental processes that you set for yourself that will truly get you going and keep you going. Don’t get me wrong, this is no easy task. But given there are so many factors out of your control throughout the sales process, why not take control of your attitude and your ability to motivate yourself? To help you get a jump start, we’ve put together this list of 47 motivational quotes to remind you that even when you’re dealing with a difficult prospect, lost sales, or poor market conditions, you can still prevail and succeed!
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Recently, we’ve been talking about digital transformation and what salespeople can do to stay ahead of the curve. Sales has never been an easy job, and now salespeople face the added challenge of learning and adjusting to new digital tools and technologies that are emerging every day. According to CMO.com, 76% of marketers think marketing has changed more in the past two years than the past fifty. How can salespeople stay motivated during this unstable time? Today we’re going to dive deeper into things you can do to stay focused, stay motivated, and hit your 2018 goals.
Have you ever been in a situation where a customer has said to you, “I like what you’re selling, I like the product or service, and I’m all in favor of it. I’m going to talk to my boss, and I’m going to tell her that I think this would be a valuable investment. Let’s see where that goes.” So often, we hear these kinds of things and we assess how much potential this new opportunity has, how much time we should be spending on it, and how many resources should be applied towards it.
As a kid your biggest goal was probably something along the lines of riding your bike without training wheels. In high school, maybe you were focused on making the varsity basketball team as a freshman. During your college years perhaps your greatest ambition was to land a prized internship or graduate Summa Cum Laude. Different goals capture our attention at different stages of our lives. Now, your goals are likely more career oriented. This means you must learn how to become your own career coach. If you know what your number one desired career outcome is, all you need to do is commit and then get started! ....Easier said than done. Once you've committed to becoming your own career coach, the very next thing to think about is identifying your priorities and uncovering your next steps. So, what can you do to start being your own coach?
In an ideal world, every sales call would be a winning sales call. Unfortunately, this is not the world we live in; however, with the following tips you can increase your number of sales wins without having to drastically change your approach. The key differences between a successful seller and a mediocre one are nuanced in nature. It comes down to who is more prepared, who has gone out of their way to get to know the client, and who is able to sell simply through rhythm of conversation rather than an overly rehearsed and stiff pitch. We've broken down our recommended winning sales approach into four categories (we've even created an infographic you can use as a handy reference). Read through and see if you can incorporate the following strategy into your next sales call!