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What is Sales Excellence?

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis October 26, 2018

What is sales excellence? Well, excellence is an amorphous and difficult thing to not only define but also achieve. We could spend years in therapy talking about how to know when you’ve achieved excellence in both your personal and professional life. When will all these feelings of inadequacy and inability to measure up to Bill…

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Technology, Sales Effectiveness
Why Invest in Sales Enablement?

Why Invest in Sales Enablement?

David Kriss
Written by David Kriss October 22, 2018

I, like many of us, have been inspired by Simon Sinek’s notion of the Golden Circle and the notion that people don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it.  It is founded on our human condition of following those people that have shared beliefs. I often think about WHY organizations invest in…

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Technology, Sales Enablement
Channel Enablement Definition - What is Channel Enablement?

Channel Enablement Definition – What is Channel Enablement?

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis October 19, 2018

Channel Enablement Definition A channel enablement definition is: utilizing resources to ensure that channel sellers have all the tools they need to be successful—and that the organization can track the success of their efforts— to increase operational efficiency and improve alignment. What is channel enablement exactly? Channel enablement has emerged as a leading concern for…

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Technology, Marketing Efficiency
5 Keys to Win Bigger Deals

5 Keys to Win Bigger Deals

Steve Underwood
Written by Steve Underwood October 3, 2018

Many of us grew up in a time when sales was considered a numbers game. Make more dials, get more sales, right? Fortunately – or unfortunately, depending on your viewpoint – that is just not true anymore. In the search for increased sales, profitability, and market differentiation, vendors are scrambling to become solution-oriented. This results…

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Technology, Sales Effectiveness
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Seismic Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Sales Enablement Automation Platforms, Q3 2018

Doug Winter
Written by Doug Winter September 25, 2018

In December 2016, Forrester published The Forrester Wave™: Sales Enablement Automation Systems, Q4 2016. At the time, our company had around 200 enterprise customers and about as many employees. If a prospective customer of ours even had anyone with the words “sales enablement” in their title, more often than not it was one person trying…

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3 Ways to Prepare your Organization for Content Automation

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis September 18, 2018

A nightmare scenario for a seller goes something like this: they are engaged with a buyer who has a specific set of pain points and needs, the buyer then requests more information that will prove that the seller’s organizations is uniquely capable of solving their needs, however, when the seller goes to look for content…

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Other Industries, Technology, Content Strategy, Marketing Efficiency, Marketing Performance
product marketing strategy

Product Marketing Strategy is Enhanced by Sales Enablement

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis September 13, 2018

Product marketers are often akin to chefs in the kitchen. They’re going from preparing the vegetables, to checking on the boiling water, to searing the meat, to finishing the side dishes, to finally plating the food. Then they start all over again. This is all to say that product marketers are responsible for a lot…

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Technology, Content Strategy, Marketing Efficiency, Sales Effectiveness