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Competition vs Collaboration - What Drives High-Performing Sales?

Competition vs Collaboration – What Drives High-Performing Sales?

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan August 13, 2019

Competition is in our nature. We compete against other teams or individuals in sports, we compete with siblings for our parents’ attention, we compete with our peers for the best jobs, we compete with coworkers for a raise or promotion. Sales in particular is known for its dog-eat-dog, quota-oriented nature, which serves to basically position…

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Digital transformation, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
Seismic healthcare events 2018

10 Healthcare Events You Can’t Miss in 2018

Shauna Leighton
Written by Shauna Leighton January 3, 2018

Fifty-percent of healthcare and life sciences organizations plan to make event marketing a priority in 2018, based on a recent study conducted by Seismic. This can be correlated to the fact that while digital transformation is upon us, the need to connect on a human level is still necessary in this industry. We may all…

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Life Sciences, Trending Topics
The Pros and Cons of Tying Marketing Compensation to Metric Performance

The Pros and Cons of Tying Marketing Compensation to Metric Performance

Alyssa Drury
Written by Alyssa Drury March 3, 2016

Marketing has officially entered its Renaissance Era. Long gone are the days of talking at customers without feedback and tracking metrics that don’t move the needle. Thanks to a recent boom in marketing technology, marketing success can be quantified to show its contribution to revenue goals, helping sales and marketing align more than ever before.…

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Marketing Performance
Get SMART To Provide Better Feedback

Get SMART To Provide Better Feedback

Alyssa Drury
Written by Alyssa Drury September 10, 2014

Without goals, teams and individuals alike are left with little direction and motivation to succeed, so many companies turn to SMART goals to improve productivity and performance. But what about providing SMART feedback?

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Marketing Performance, Sales Enablement
automate proposals, RFP automation

Top 13 Tools to Automate Proposals

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis November 2, 2018

Tools that automate proposals save organizations countless hours and dollars. Without a tool to automate proposals your organization can miss out on deals. The platforms available today reduce the friction of fulfilling an RFP by providing users with the ability to automate the process, track results, reuse templates, quickly customize a proposal, and collaborate within…

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Technology, Marketing Efficiency, Sales Effectiveness
Top 40 Predictive Analytics Tools

Top 40 Predictive Analytics Tools

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan January 19, 2018

Predictive analytics are increasingly important to businesses as they become more scientific in their sales processes. Companies are collecting large amounts of data but aren’t always sure how to use this information. Predictive tools allow sales and marketing teams to apply historical data to future events to boost their efficiency, save time and money, and drive…

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12 Must-Have KPIs of Sales Enablement

12 Must-Have KPIs of Sales Enablement

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco January 5, 2017

One of the main purposes of any sales enablement strategy is to help your sales and marketing teams become more efficient and effective in their performance. To assist in the operational integration of said functions, Seismic previously published The 12 Must-Have KPIs of Sales Enablement. This guide details and measures the 12 key performance indicators…

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Sales Enablement
The 3 P’s of Successful Sales Interactions

The 3 P’s of Successful Sales Interactions

mcheung
Written by mcheung October 13, 2015

According to a Forrester Research study, approximately 60% of executive buyers are unsatisfied with their interaction with sellers. Today’s buyers have access to a virtually endless supply of information, and, as a result, place an unprecedented burden on sellers to demonstrate value. In order to meet this challenge and have successful sales interactions, sales reps…

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Sales Enablement
The One Word That Should Describe Your Salespeople

The One Word That Should Describe Your Salespeople

Daniel Rodriguez
Written by Daniel Rodriguez August 7, 2014

I had an intriguing conversation with Scott Santucci, an analyst at Forrester who covers the sales enablement space, about the role of sales teams. Santucci asked,

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Sales Enablement
How to Improve Sales Productivity: 7 Helpful Hints

How to Improve Sales Productivity: 7 Helpful Hints

Seismic
Written by Seismic May 15, 2015

Sales productivity is the #1 challenge for almost 65% of B2B organizations, according to research from The Bridge Group. Therefore, optimizing sales productivity should be one of the most important aspects for a business to focus on – the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of the salesforce has a direct and significant impact on revenue. What is…

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