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Internal Sales Coaching is Worthless, Yes We Said It...

10/11/18 4:26 PM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Enablement, sales process, sales, sales team success, increasing sales, sales coaching, sales training, blog, Maven Sales Group

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Sales coaching vs. sales training. These two terms are often tossed around by C-level executives without truly understanding a) what their teams need to succeed, and b) how they can best help managers support their teams to increase sales and meet established quarterly goals. The challenge of course with the latter statement, is that many C-level executives don't like being told that they are not only wrong, but that they are doing their team a disservice. After all, when you have risen to the highest levels of power within your company, you like to think that you understand every aspect and that you, as the leader, are best suited for making all decisions. Unfortunately, appointing managers the task of being the "sales coach," is like accelerating in a no wake zone; not only is it dangerous, but you are inevitably dooming the entire ship to a disastrous ending. 

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5 Ways Inbound Sales Differs from Outbound Sales

7/30/17 1:33 PM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Enablement, sales process, Hubspot, Sales Process Design, SDR, Lead definition, hubspot sales, inbound sales, outbound sales

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When the average person thinks about the sales process, they picture a hard-core sales person cramming their product or service down an unwilling buyer's throat. If you are in the selling business, you know that in most scenarios, that's not the case.


While there are sales people and cold-calling and other components present in today's selling process, there are other, more strategic ways of accessing buyers and landing new, profitable business. We are talking about inbound sales as opposed to outbound sales. Both have merit and can produce results, but they are completely different animals.

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Unleash A Sales Person’s Potential: Embrace Social Selling

5/31/17 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Marketing, Sales Enablement, linkedin, social media management, social selling, facebook, instagram, SMM, social media, twitter

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Sales is a challenging field. Only those who are determined, persistent and consistent survive and thrive in such a demanding, high-pressure role. The highest-performers understand they must adapt to changing environments and continue to learn ways to stay ahead of the competition.

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7 Ways Hubspot’s New Growth Stack Can Grow Your Business

5/24/17 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Marketing, Sales Enablement, Hubspot, hubspot crm, hubspot growth stack, hubspot marketing automation, hubspot sales, tech stack

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We have seen it happen hundreds of times: a business owner comes to us for advice when they discover that trying to solve one marketing challenge ends up hitting brick walls due to a tangled spiderweb of systems or spreadsheets. Sometimes the problem involves attempting to get more people through a lead generation form, and sometimes the problem is the lack of a CRM tool for unified contact management. So often, business systems grow organically as user needs grow, but when do you stop and take the time to evaluate your marketing stack? Fortunately, HubSpot has created a free solution that leverages HubSpot CRM, HubSpot Marketing, and HubSpot Sales to keep your organization moving forward quickly. Here’s 7 ways you can leverage the new HubSpot Growth Stack to supercharge your business results.

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Five Actionable Ways A CRM Can Increase Your Sales by Next Quarter

5/12/17 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Enablement, sales process, Uncategorized, Hubspot, inbound marketing, pipeline management, sales and marketing alignment, SDR, cadence, crm, inbound leads, sales follow up, hubspot crm, quotas, sales, sales issues, Sales Management, sales team success, SQL

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No self-respecting sales development rep (SDR) has ever said, “I have enough business.” Even those crushing their sales goals crave more, and it would be nice if it came faster and easier than most deals do.

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CRM, the Possibilities Are Endless

2/18/17 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Enablement, crm, hubspot crm, hubspot growth stack, hubspot sales, increasing sales

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First of all, what is a CRM? I had a new client recently ask me that question at which point I realized; maybe it’s not as commonly understood as I thought? Not only did I write this blog but we put together an Ebook, The Beginners Guide to CRM. Customer relationship management (CRM) is a term that refers to practices, strategies, and technologies that companies use to manage and analyze customer interactions and data throughout the customer lifecycle, with the goal of improving business relationships with customers, assisting in customer retention and driving sales growth. CRM systems are designed to compile information on customers across different channels — or points of contact between the customer and the company — which could include the company’s website, telephone, live chat, direct mail, marketing materials and social media. CRM systems can also give customer-facing staff detailed information on customers’ personal information, purchase history, buying preferences and concerns.

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Is Your Sales Playbook Truly a Modern Playbook?

12/17/16 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Enablement, sales and marketing alignment, Sales Process Design, Sales Management, sales playbook, smarketing

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Here's a quick test for you to do to determine if your sales playbook is truly modern in todays sales and marketing ecosystem.

To sum it up, you have a truly modern playbook if all of the below statements when applied to you and your playbook are considered to be TRUE...

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Hubspot’s INBOUND16 isn’t just for Marketers Anymore!

11/12/16 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Enablement, sales process, Hubspot, inbound marketing, pipeline management, Sales Process Design, crm, INBOUND Conference, INBOUND16, inbound leads, Lead Nurturing, sales follow up, Alignment, hubspot crm, Sales Management, INBOUND17

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I’ve been fortunate enough to attend Hubspots inbound conference for the last 4 years. There’s no doubt that hubspot has played a pivotal role in the way we look to generate leads. The entire inbound movement has really taken off and for us and our clients, it has proven to be a great way to generate leads as you can drive prospects to your business or website as a result of your content marketing efforts. So how does it really tie into sales? For starters, check out this video intro from last week at INBOUND…

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Top 5 Sales Issues to Address Before December 31st

7/1/16 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Enablement, sales process, hubspot crm, sales issues, sales rep turnover, trusted advisor

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I know it’s hard to believe but we are already halfway through the calendar year! If you are like most sales organizations, the end of the second-quarter marks a huge benchmark for measuring your progress from the beginning of the year. This is when you begin to realize whether or not you are on track to hit your annual projections and goals.

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