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9 Tips for Connecting with Buyers and Closing Deals Faster in the Modern Sales Cycle

9 Tips for Connecting with Buyers and Closing Deals Faster in the Modern Sales Cycle

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan November 21, 2019

Today’s sales and marketing teams are operating in the age of the customer. To be successful, these teams must focus their strategies and actions on the buyers’ problems and opportunities. Marketers are tasked with generating high-quality leads for the sales team. While marketing looks to improve the lead conversion process, sales looks to accelerate the…

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, Buyer Engagement, Buyer's Journey, Compliance & Regulatory
Seismic and Percolate: Delivering Content with Purpose

Seismic and Percolate: Delivering Content with Purpose

Doug Winter
Written by Doug Winter November 5, 2019

Delivering personalized, compelling content at every customer touchpoint has become essential. 85% of sales and marketers now agree that buyers will actively dismiss their marketing and sales efforts if they don’t receive tailored content. When also considering the fact that the buyer’s journey is more complex than ever before, the challenge before sellers and marketers…

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, Content Strategy, Sales Enablement, Seismic News
Hyper-Personalized Customer Engagement: Why Account-Based Selling?

Hyper-Personalized Customer Engagement: Why Account-Based Selling?

Amanda Wiesemann
Written by Amanda Wiesemann September 18, 2019

According to The State of Enterprise Sales Enablement 2019, 85 percent of sales and marketing leaders agree that buyers will dismiss a seller in the first interaction if they don’t receive tailored information. Companies are moving towards account-based selling to fill this gap by enhancing the buyer experience in a more effective and efficient manner.…

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Technology, Advisor Enablement, Digital transformation, Sales Effectiveness
5 Ways to Improve Your B2B Customer Experience with Sales Enablement Technology

5 Ways to Improve Your B2B Customer Experience with Sales Enablement Technology

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan September 9, 2019

Customer experience has long been a priority for B2C companies, but it hasn’t been a focus for B2B organizations until more recently. The B2B selling space is evolving, funnel dynamics are shifting, and buyers are becoming better informed. Perhaps the most significant changes are the shift in the balance of power in the B2B purchase…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Sales Enablement, Technology & Data
5 Strategies to Drive Sales Productivity

5 Strategies to Drive Sales Productivity

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan September 3, 2019

Almost every company struggles with sales productivity, and this problem is only exacerbated by the rising pressure to meet or exceed increasing revenue targets. Organizations are growing their sales teams and chasing more aggressive sales goals, but they aren’t scaling their processes, best practices, and sales tools at the same rate. As a result, productivity…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement, Sales Productivity
How to Leverage Sales Efficiency and Sales Effectiveness to Improve Sales Productivity

How to Leverage Sales Efficiency and Sales Effectiveness to Improve Sales Productivity

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan August 26, 2019

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker, father of modern management theory In other words, just because you CAN do something, does that mean you SHOULD? And what SHOULD you be doing anyway? ‘Sales efficiency’ and ‘sales effectiveness’ sound like vague concepts, but they can actually have a…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
8 Reasons Your Sales Reps are Losing Deals

8 Reasons Your Sales Reps are Losing Deals

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan July 23, 2019

Buyers have taken control of the modern sales cycle, and successful salespeople today know they need to act like trusted advisors with prospects to simplify their decision-making process, understand their needs and behavior, and deliver immediate value, otherwise they will lose the deal. Great sales managers and sales reps won’t just accept that a deal…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Buyer Engagement, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
3 Ways to Make the Modern Buyer Love You

3 Ways to Make the Modern Buyer Love You

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan June 12, 2019

Prior to the rise of technology, B2B sellers were behind the wheel. In the old days of selling, buyers relied on sellers to provide the information they needed to make a purchasing decision. Now, the computer firepower carried in buyers’ pockets can connect them to mountains of product information in a matter of seconds. Today’s…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Buyer Engagement, Buyer's Journey, Sales Effectiveness
3 Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Enablement Strategy

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Enablement Strategy

Tamrah Buhr
Written by Tamrah Buhr June 6, 2019

Implementing an enablement strategy is one of the most effective ways you can transform your sales and marketing teams. For example, organizations that have a defined sales enablement program have seen a 350% increase in content usage, 275% boost in conversions and 65% more revenue generated by new reps. However, not all strategies are created…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Sales Enablement