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Categories: Sales Planning

Effective Ways to Improve Sales Planning and Add Value for Your Team

Many sales organizations struggle with building consistent, qualified pipeline because their sales teams are spending too much time “working around the opportunities.” The key to driving qualified pipeline is focusing your team on the territory, not the opportunities. When your sales team views their territory as their own business unit, they’re more accountable for the forecast and able to execute on next-level pipeline building. Let's examine three ways you can switch up your team's approach to pipeline and give them the tools and agency to deliver more qualified opportunities.

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Categories: Podcasts

Our Top Podcast Episodes of 2023

2023 was a great year for the Revenue Builders Podcast. We enjoyed hosting conversations with some truly transformative leaders, from sales executives at "Unicorn" tech companies to founders of inspiring charitable organizations. Our hosts John Kaplan and John McMahon welcomed over 50 guests whose conversations covered topics like product-led growth, selling to champions and C-level decision-makers, growing your personal sales career and making great sales hires. Today, we're sharing our top 10 most-listened podcasts of the year. Listen, save and share these greatest hits to guide you as you aim even higher in 2024. Thanks for tuning in to the Revenue Builders Podcast this year. We're so grateful you're here, and we love to hear your comments, suggestions and discussions about the show. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram so you can keep up with all the latest wisdom from our guests and tag us when you share your favorite episodes. If you haven't already, subscribe to the Revenue Builders Podcast on your favorite podcast player.

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Categories: Sales Coaching Tools  |  Sales Enablement Technology  |  Sales Leadership  |  Sales Productivity

Three Tools Elite Revenue Teams are Using to Start the Year Strong

With a new year comes a clean slate – our once-annual fresh start. For revenue team leaders, today’s decisions will help define where the company ends up in twelve months. As budgets get approved and your annual kickoff approaches, give your organization an edge by making sure your plan for the coming year incorporates digital tools and technology that drive results and power today’s top teams. Recent survey research examined the mindsets of B2B technology sales professionals, collecting data from across diverse roles, ages, and company sizes. One question asked respondents, “What would help you and your organization have greater sales success?” The number one answer: Sales Tools, Platforms & Software (44%). Keep this reality top-of-mind as you identify and gather the building blocks for executing your strategy. Revenue team members are hungry for sales technology and platforms that can be harnessed for success. They’re eager to reach professional goals, determined to help their organization meet this year’s goals, and confident that the right digital tools will support these efforts in their everyday selling activities. Help your team step up their game by providing them with tech tools built to boost performance, keep morale high, and sustain long-term success.

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Categories: Buyer Alignment  |  Company Alignment  |  Front-line Managers

Three Ways Sales Leaders Can Shape What's Next

At the intersection of recent economic shifts, restructurings and rapid technology development, the sales reality is changing. The rules of engagement have shifted, and the way that customers discover, assess and ultimately choose your product may look very different from a few years ago.

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Categories: Partners  |  Sales Leadership  |  Sales Productivity  |  Scaling Sales

How to Increase Revenue with Channel Partners

A channel program is an effective way to increase your capacity and expand market share, helping you reach your growth goals faster. When executed well, your channel program will decrease the cost of a sale, improve reach into new markets, and grow overall seller capacity without increasing internal headcount. However, backing your program with the right resources will be critical to its success. To expand market share, you'll need Productivity x Capacity to drive growth. A robust channel partner program will take focus and attention to develop both sides of this equation. For today, we'll set aside the capacity piece of the formula and dig into the actions leaders can take to boost productivity from channel partners. Increasing Channel Partner Productivity When it comes to channel sales, your ability to control the sales process is limited. You have to accept that your partner controls the time frame, message to the customer, and, ultimately, your forecast. What you can control is the tools you provide to help that partner sell your solution. It's important to put time and resources into helping your channel sellers understand your company's value and differentiation as well as your internal revenue teams do. Successful channel execution starts with clearly defined practices that drive bottom-line impact. Five steps to secure channel partner success: 1. Ensure that your company's message and your partner’s message are consistent Driving consistency between your organization's message and your partner's message is critical to align with your customer's buying process. The amount of digital content available today means customers are educating themselves about your offerings prior to any conversation with an actual salesperson. If your partner's message is misaligned with your content, you could miss opportunities to move good deals forward. The best channel enablement programs equip their partners with the ability to communicate their value proposition and give them the ability to answer essential questions on their behalf: • What problems do we solve for our customers? • How do we specifically solve these problems with your solution? • How do we do it differently from the competition? • What is our proof? These questions are simple, but the answers typically are not. Most companies don’t have internal alignment on these questions. If you asked executive leaders in your company these four questions, how much would their answers differ? Align internally on the answers, and then make sure your partners are aligned in the same way. Does your message support the channel buyer’s journey? Can your partners execute that message? Do their marketing materials, sales tools, and presentation decks all have that same unified message? 2. Educate the partner community on the critical skills to be successful in today’s markets Your partners won’t be successful in selling your solutions if they can’t effectively execute in front of the customer. Secure a plan to make sure that every person selling your solution can execute these three critical sales skills: 1. Uncover customer needs by executing an effective discovery session 2. Articulate value and differentiation in a way that has meaning to the buyer 3. Position and negotiate value, preserving margin and avoiding price cuts 3. Implement and inspect what channel leadership adopts in the field Ensuring that your channel leaders are driving enablement and adoption in the field will help produce greater success rates. Just as you do with your internal managers, make sure you provide the how, not just the what. Give partners the tools and processes that help drive the right behaviors and coach them on the desired sales motion. Actions like pre-call planning, asking deep discovery questions and role playing all help increase transaction sizes across the board. 4. Arm partners with competitive intelligence to accelerate the sales process How does your solution differ from the competition? How is that differentiation tied to what drives value for your buyer? Provide partners with competitive information that outlines how your solution is: • UNIQUE — your competition doesn’t have the same features or capabilities • COMPARATIVELY DIFFERENT — features or capabilities that are similar, but are delivered in ways that are more valuable to the buyer • HOLISTICALLY BETTER — qualities about your company that would mitigate risk in the buying decision (e.g., years in business) 5. Provide the channel with proof points that demonstrate your success Customer testimonials are an asset to any sales conversation. Providing tangible and consumable points of reference on the results your solution provides will strengthen your message and put evidence behind your claims. If your solution saved another customer X% of revenue, then that’s valuable information for a channel partner to have. Develop a way for channel partners to easily tap into case studies, testimonial quotes, and proof points for use in their own sales conversations.

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Categories: Podcasts

Latest Podcasts: Leading For Growth

This month, the Revenue Builders podcast features conversations with some truly inspiring leaders. In their discussions with John Kaplan and John McMahon, these leaders shared stories of leading and scaling some of the most influential sales organizations of our time. They didn't always get it right on the first try, but now their lessons can be yours too. From hiring, training and promoting to selling the vision for a startup, dig in to these nuggets of knowledge to find strategies that you can use to lead your organization to new levels of growth in the coming year. We recently started publishing two episodes per week, so there's even more great lessons in leadership to dig in to! Make sure to subscribe to the Revenue Builders podcast on your favorite podcast player, so you never miss an episode.

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