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An Interview with Henry Schuck: 4 Ways to Move the Sales Performance Needle

DiscoverOrg CEO and cofounder Henry Schuck knows a thing or two about growth. What started out as the clever idea of a college dorm-mate has grown, over the past 10 years, to an award-winning coast-to-coast operation. But as business grows, things change. The plays that work for a scrappy team of 10 don’t necessarily work

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How to Create a Sales Territory Plan with a Buyer-Centric Approach

Understanding your Total Addressable Market (TAM) will help determine if a new region or vertical needs to be part of your sales territory plan. New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a great example of a location-bounded sea change. Market shifts like this present new growth segments for your sales team to target.

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A CEO Mind-shift for Scaling Growth: An Interview with Henry Schuck

Two years ago, I was meeting with CEOs of large companies, and they’d tell me that the stuff that they were focused on today wouldn't come to fruition for 12 to 24 months. And I remember thinking, "What a waste of time! I can’t imagine a world where I’m just thinking about the future." All that has changed.

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The Sales Kickoff Blueprint: Learning, Culture, Celebration

Somewhere between the stuffy boardroom of a local Best Western and a weekend of company-sanctioned debauchery in the woods ... is the perfect Sales Kickoff (SKO). Our objectives always fall into three buckets: 1) Loyalty, morale, bond; 2.) improve product knowledge; 3.) improve soft sales skills.

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7 Ways to Get More Women in the Sales Profession (and Keep Them)

While the issue may seem complicated, the outcome is simple: (1) Companies who recognize the importance of diversity and promote it actively are the inevitable winners in this equation. (2) Those who are unwilling to take an active stance on gender equality will suffer economic consequences.

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A Women in Sales Month Success Story: “Sales is the Great Equalizer”

It’s not because I am a woman. It’s because I work hard. Your gender doesn’t matter. Your age, and what your degree was in don’t matter. All that matters is: Are you good at your job? Do you like sales?

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[STUDY] Bridging the Great B2B Vendor-Buyer Divide

"Salespeople are too pushy." Well, yes, PUSHY is the name of the game. You have to be pushy just to get in the door. But the fact that most buyers still identified this as the primary reason they don’t connect with salespeople (and there’s a lot of supporting evidence) means it's a problem.

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[PART 2] What Buyers Want: The B2B Vendor Advantage

Buyers aren’t necessarily fixated on the market leader and are more than willing to select second-tier competitors than one might expect. In fact, only 33% of participants prefer the best-known brand with the highest functionality and cost.

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[STUDY] What Do B2B Buyers Want?

A B2B buyers' higher negative rating of salespeople is inversely related to a department’s tolerance for risk; for example, IT buyers rated 37% of all salespeople as poor - higher than any other department - while their risk tolerance was a low 5 out of 10.

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AJ’s story – and the Split of Outbound and Inbound Sales Development

There’s a reason that the average lifespan of an SDR is two years. Sales is hard. Anthony Johnson began his career with a lot of enthusiasm. But over the next two years, as one of just three SDRs, his enthusiasm faded. As a husband and father of infant twins, Johnson had a lot on the line - but he was burned out, and mentally checked out. And it showed.

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