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Join us for an insightful exploration where Tom Nation offers invaluable insights and actionable strategies for sales professionals aiming to excel in prospecting amidst the ever-evolving digital landscape of 2024.

This week, tune in as Dr. Courtney McCashland delves into the intricacies of building the sales force of the future.

Videoconferencing has the potential to lead us into a serious, rapport-killing selling mistake that a whole lot of us are, unfortunately, already strongly predisposed to make.

We’re just not as comfortable in these remote-meeting settings as we are in person. And that means the revenue we generate in virtual meetings is not what it should be.

Join us on the latest How to Succeed podcast as we dive into the ever-evolving world of AI and sales with Jordan Ledwein.

Join Mike Montague, Mike Myers, and Colum Lundt as they delve into the intricacies of coaching strategies tailored for today's remote sales teams.

Since the landscape of learning and development is transforming due to AI and language models, Sandler believes that those who understand and embrace these technologies will get ahead and stay ahead in the ongoing race for innovation, growth, and market share.

Troy Kanter highlights the impact of unstructured methods on forecasting and pipeline management. Discover how intelligence and AI, including Auctus IQ's contributions, bring data-driven insights into deal coaching.

To help salespeople wrap up 2023 to best serve their clients/customers, Tim Roberts shares these three key takeaways for selling in an AI world.

Join Ty Hoesgen and Sandler in this episode for an in-depth exploration of the art of successful video calls.

Welcome to the world of social media mastery with Shaily Hakimian. Discover the secrets to success in the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing and building genuine connections online.

In this episode hosted by Mike Montague, VP of Community Engagement at Sandler, discover the game-changing impact of Personality AI in sales. We dive deep into conversations with Amarpreet Kalkat, the CEO of Humantic AI, Sandler's AI partner.

Emily Reggia, Sandler's enterprise marketing manager, joins us at Inbound to share her expertise and insights on keeping the customer at the heart of our business.

Sandler has been driving the conversation around sales intelligence this year to provide insights into how AI can revolutionize sales techniques, boost efficiency, and reshape the future.

Tune in to this episode to discover the benefits of AI coaching in unlocking your full potential with Meg Price, co-founder and director of Noa Coach. Find out how AI can provide guidance and support in your personal and professional growth.

Prepare to revolutionize your understanding of customer education as we sit down with Courtney Sembler, Director of the HubSpot Academy.

Astonishing advances in information technology have made big headlines recently- are good salespeople now, or will they ever be, irrelevant?

In this episode, Ryan Staley provides insights on how to succeed at selling SaaS. He believes that salespeople need to understand the misconceptions and ideal attitudes for selling SaaS to succeed.

In this episode, Collin Mitchell, VP of Sales at Lithium and host of the Sales Transformation Podcast, joins the show to talk about the power of selling to the person and not the persona.

Did you know you can tell ChatGPT, the reigning large-language-model AI resource, to radically simplify any written content… by issuing the command “ELI5”?

AI will not replace salespeople... but AI-empowered salespeople will replace those salespeople who choose not to embrace the future of selling.

In this episode, Deb Ellenberg, the author of LinkedIn The Sandler Way, shares proven strategies for maximizing your lead generation efforts on LinkedIn.

In this episode, Jordan Ledwein will join us to share the most effective way in revolutionizing the sales industry by harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence and cutting-edge sales technology.

Some people refer to this trend as the AI revolution, but I prefer to call it Accelerated Digital Transformation. That’s a label that covers a lot of territory, I know, but there’s a lot going on right now, and a big label seems to fit what we’re dealing with.

Leaders can think of these areas as four pillars—four critical supports that the most effective sales leaders take full advantage of. Building a team without taking advantage of all four pillars can be a devastating strategic mistake.

Your sales process is the steps you follow – the "what to do." Your sales methodology is the tactics and strategies you implement to execute that process – the “how to do it.”  With that much settled, it’s time to take a deep dive on the critical question of how your technology can best support your implementation efforts with your team – so that each person who reports to you works at optimal efficiency and produces consistent, predictable revenue for your organization.

As an effective sales leader, you want to ensure, through your personal example, that you are walking your talk when it comes to decisions that support the first two pillars, sales process and methodology. Here are three important ways you can do that.

It’s usually pretty easy for us to think about the seller’s journey. That’s our sales process, and most of us are accustomed to thinking about that journey, simply because we already know what our own decision-making process looks like for deciding who we want to work with (and who we don’t). But what about the buyer’s decision-making process?

As part of the SPS study, we integrated many of the questions asked in the previous AI-for-Sales studies. This year we found that 16% of the firms surveyed reported they have implemented/are implementing some AI capabilities into their sales tech stack.

Technology has changed the sales process, and in this podcast, you’ll learn how to use it to your advantage.

There are a number of things that we can do to make sure that our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool is a great, salesperson-friendly resource, one that’s embraced by everyone on our team… as opposed to something that people dread using. Here are five simple tips that can help sales leaders in virtually any industry make that transition a reality.

Mike Montague interviews Kaysi Curtin, Sandler trainer from Fresno, CA, on How to Succeed at Virtual Selling.

 

Recently, the Sandler Research Center set out to discover current operation challenges and changes faced by sales leaders in a more digitally oriented selling environment. 

These days, everyone is using online resources to initiate early prospecting discussions via digital media. Which is part of the problem. How do you avoid looking and sounding like everybody else in the digital realm? Below, you will find three simple strategies that will help you to stand out when you are prospecting online.

 

There’s been a lively debate among sales leaders in recent years and it centers on a big question: Has the digital selling environment we are all now operating in brought about a fundamental change in what it means to be a professional salesperson?

 

Take a look at this list of common mistakes salespeople make while conducting meetings with prospects in platforms where video is an option.

 

As 2019 draws to a close, it makes sense to survey the landscape and take note of the ideas and innovations that are most likely to affect markets, and sales teams, in the year to come. With that in mind, here are five emerging trends we at Sandler believe sales professionals should be on the watch for in the year 2020.

If your answer is “no” then you can stop reading now because nothing in here will be useful to you. If you answered “yes,” then you are definitely not alone. Here are five tools to increase innovative thinking.

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Chris Duffey, Author and Strategic Development Manager at Adobe, talks about Artificial Intelligence and the attitudes, behaviors, and techniques needed to be more successful in a world with AI. Get the best practices collected from around the world.

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This is a truly amazing period of history for sales professionals. The information tools that help us to identify, connect with, and sustain ongoing relationships with buyers are more powerful than ever, and they allow us to do things few could have imagined just a few years ago. But there's a challenge we all face: We mustn't let the extraordinary technology we now have blind us to the importance of having a clear sales process.

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Technology and the sales process have always been besties—the telephone, the typewriter, and the GPS were old friends of the traveling sales representative. Today's buyer's journey has evolved into online-heavy research and marketing, but technology—just a different sort—is still crucial to the sales process and its success.

To be a great salesperson, you need to have more than charm and a positive attitude. Today's sales environment requires you to utilize advanced tools in your sales process. We dug deep into our sales tool belt to provide you with some of the most advanced and highly rated programs and apps. Try out a few of these tools if you are looking to become a stronger, more competitive salesperson in your industry.

It's a fast-paced world and today's salesperson needs to be one step ahead of the prospect and working as efficiently as possible. In addition, we're more connected than ever and clients and prospects expect quick turnaround times and faster response rates. While it may seem like there aren't enough hours in the day, there are more than enough apps available to us to help us manage our time, stay on task and find even greater success. Here are a few free apps that Sandler Training's associates and clients use often in their everyday life

Like it or not, times have changed and the usefulness of a voicemail is up for debate. With email, text messages and Caller ID, some people find it irritating to see that they have a blinking red light or a notification alerting them to check their voicemail. And as sales professionals, the last thing we're trying to do is annoy a prospect or current client.

Prepare a digital version of your 30-Second Commercial...and include that text in your LinkedIn profile. (tweet this!)

I don't like emails! Thought I'd get that out on the front end so there's no mystery as to where I am heading. Now you're wondering what in the world has happened. What did he do wrong? What caused such a negative reaction to something as simple, routine and harmless as email

While some salespeople might see voicemail as a dead end or a link in a long game of phone tag, opportunists see it as a chance to learn even more about the prospect before interacting with them. If you listen closely to a prospect's outbound voicemail message, you can pick up clues to help you adjust your style to be more like theirs

I'm going to let you in on a secret. There are hundreds of consultants out there that will tell you they fully understand Twitter and other trendy "social media" tools. They will also tell you exactly how they can help you use these tools-at a steep price, of course. Well, most of them are blowing smoke. The fact is, we live in a time of rapid technological change and a great deal of confusion. Nobody knows what tomorrow may bring, in terms of technological change, but also in terms of the economy and foreign affairs