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2 12, 2020

The Future of Sales

By |2020-12-02T12:10:16+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Sales Technology & AI|0 Comments

Are sales organizations less relevant in an era when buyers rely on technology and their own networks to make purchase decisions? We’re seeing plenty of doom and gloom about the future of work, specifically sales. Forrester forecasts that in the US alone, 1 million B2B salespeople will lose their jobs to self-service eCommerce by 2020. That’s 20% of the B2B sales force, gone, three years from now. Download and Read [...]

20 11, 2020

Mind the Skills Gap

By |2020-11-20T10:07:06+00:00November 20th, 2020|Sales Technology & AI, Sales Training & Development|0 Comments

Sadly, the failure rate for small businesses has been found to be as high as 50% by year five, rising to 70% by year ten. A few years ago the government commissioned a report from Lord Young to find out why – and he identified talent retention (or lack of it) as one of the main causes. Download and Read the Full Article Here

20 11, 2020

Facts at your fingertips

By |2020-11-20T09:54:52+00:00November 20th, 2020|Sales Technology & AI|0 Comments

If you think social media is all about viral videos of cute animals and gossiping about the latest reality TV star, think again. Social media is increasingly a tool that can help sales and marketing professionals pursue new clients, offering them meaningful, relevant insights to improve their businesses. Download and Read the Full Article Here

7 11, 2020

Selling Skills and Behaviours

By |2020-11-07T09:54:01+00:00November 7th, 2020|Sales Technology & AI, Sales Training & Development|0 Comments

The 2015 report, “Death of a (B2B) Salesman,” by Andy Hoar, VP and Senior Analyst – Forrester Research, projected that 1 million sales reps, or 22% of the 4.5 million B2B sales agents in the United States, would lose their jobs by 2020. Download and Read the Full Article Here

4 11, 2020

Check your Tech

By |2020-11-04T10:07:26+00:00November 4th, 2020|Sales Technology & AI|0 Comments

There’s very little that undermines a sales presentation more than seeing the presenter struggle with their technology. Whether it’s reasonable or not, your prospects conflate your struggle to make your presentation work with you struggling to create your widgets or make your deliveries on time. Here are a few tips to make sure that things go to plan. I’m willing to bet you already know most of these, but don’t [...]

18 10, 2019

Why retailers need to embrace cloud computing for growing sales

By |2020-08-21T12:43:42+00:00October 18th, 2019|Sales Technology & AI, The Drum|0 Comments

There is lots of talk today about cloud computing being used for enhancing the performance for retailers’ websites, and the cloud vendors – Google, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services – are all spending a lot of time and money getting retailers excited about the new tech. But what is the low-hanging fruit that retailers should be plucking to reap the benefits of cloud computing? Read more here: https://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2019/07/29/why-retailers-need-embrace-cloud-computing-growing-sales

18 10, 2019

10 Easy Steps for Making Social Media a Key Part of Marketing to Affluent Prospects

By |2020-08-21T12:44:43+00:00October 18th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Sales Technology & AI|0 Comments

No doubt you can find information on how to set up any social media network out there. But here are a few things you’ll want to do no matter what platform(s) you choose to market your business on. Read more here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/333599

18 10, 2019

The Real Reason Sales and Marketing Teams Use AI

By |2020-08-21T12:46:54+00:00October 18th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Sales Technology & AI|0 Comments

Did you know that only one percent of cold calls even lead to an appointment, according to a popularly cited study by Baylor University's Keller Center for Research? The problem with cold calling is that it lacks a personal touch. Most of the time, the sales rep doesn’t offer anything the customer wants, because they don’t know what they want. Read more here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/337870

18 10, 2019

How sales organisations should deal with the tech revolution

By |2020-08-21T12:47:51+00:00October 18th, 2019|Raconteur News, Sales Technology & AI|0 Comments

Technology has totally disrupted the day-to-day life of a salesperson. However, it has not changed the fundamentals of sales: authenticity and relationship building. Sales will always be about the human touch. Read more here: https://www.raconteur.net/hr/how-sales-organisations-should-deal-with-the-tech-revolution

18 10, 2019

A changing sales world

By |2020-08-21T12:49:08+00:00October 18th, 2019|Raconteur News, Sales Technology & AI|0 Comments

It is clear the world of selling is changing. It is easy enough to simply declare that fact. But what is really driving the changes and what do these changes mean to people who sell and those who lead sales organisations? Here are four main drivers for change, each of which has implications for sales professionals. Read more here: https://www.raconteur.net/hr/a-changing-sales-world