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How to sell if you work in a unique niche

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Just because what you are selling is unique, it doesn’t mean that it must be hard to find people who would buy it and convince them to do so. Indeed, the biggest drawback of being in a unique niche is figuring out where you stand in the product landscape and how competitive the market is.

Are you setting your SDRs up for failure?

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Starting out in sales as an SDR can be extremely exciting and rewarding, but also soul crushing when things don’t click.

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How Predictable Revenue built its innovative Outbound Validation program with CPO Kenny MacKenzie

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A few years back,Kenny MacKenzie, Predictable Revenue’s Chief Product Officer had bootstrapped his company, Vandrico, to six figure revenue and a team of 13 people.

The End of the SDR?

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Sure.rapidly improving prospecting tools and AI will change the SDR landscape, but are the predictions of the end of the SDR role correct? The post The End of the SDR? appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Write more relevant messaging with the Chain of Relevance

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Building an unstoppable outbound sales machine requires skills in numerous areas – list building, meetings, well-timed follow ups, the list goes on and on. And crafting compelling messaging that illustrates that your product or service is what your customers actually want will set you apart.

How to cultivate presence and show up on every sales call with Zentap’s Kyle James

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At the core of that clarity, and James’ growth, is the ability to achieve a consistent state of presence in every aspect of the job – that means in every call, every demo, and every CRM update.

The key to getting your first 10 customers isn’t sales – it’s product

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Take that extra period of time, get on the phone, learn your market, and get those critical metrics in time, your efficiency will go through the roof. When we hit product market fit, we went from 0 – $40K monthly recurring revenue in just two months. We nailed what our customer needed.

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Effective early career development for recent grads with Salesforce’s Steve Bullington

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From interviewing, to presenting, to whiteboarding – if you’re in charge of shepherding new reps and fostering their skills.you won't want to miss this. The post Effective early career development for recent grads with Salesforce’s Steve Bullington appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

How to deliver empathy as a prospector and increase sales with Brian Carroll

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The challenge in sales is we are trying to get our needs met. That can be motivating – but it can also be a negative. We spend so much time trying to get people to care about what we do, and what we sell, but you have to start with what your customers care about and what they are trying to get done.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

The best (worst) outbound sales campaign by Growbots

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Surprisingly, outbound sales campaign is not about selling at all – the goal of your campaign is to stand out from the crowd and to catch somebody’s interest. That’s it. The post The best (worst) outbound sales campaign by Growbots appeared first on Predictable Revenue. B2B Blog Lead Generation

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Using the phone to penetrate your target account list with Catherine Brinkman

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The target account list: the backbone of every salesperson’s day, quarter, and year. It’s the roadmap, the blueprint, the keys to the kingdom. And penetrating your target account list, starts with preparation. You’ve got to know what’s on that list before you pick up the phone.

The Importance of Relevance and Trust in Outbound Sales

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Relevance is how your product or service can help your prospect, and trust is the degree to which they believe you. When these elements are working in unison, they become a powerful force – the aforementioned spear – in starting sales conversations.

How to show up confidently anywhere (including sales calls!) with Alex Perry

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In sales, and in life, there are few traits more important than genuine confidence – the confidence that people exude when they are simply being themselves. When you can access that state, and harness it for the betterment of yourself and your job, you can move mountains.and close lots of deals, and Alex Perry explains how to do it! The post How to show up confidently anywhere (including sales calls!) with Alex Perry appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Diagnosing bottlenecks and finding hidden revenue in your demand gen pipeline with Johann Nogueira

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Johann discusses how he and his companies work to unlock revenue, build brands, and, ultimately, empires for their clients. The foundations and fundamental steps a company should follow to increase revenue; and Johann’s cutting edge marketing process to ensure you meet your goals.

Swimming upstream: how Proposify went from selling self serve deals to working with enterprise clients with CEO Kyle Racki

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Enterprise deals are tough, long, and require a robust product to compete. Find out how Proposify went from selling self serve deals to working with enterprise clients.

The second edition of From Impossible to Inevitable has arrived with new chapters, new case studies, and new sales tips

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We’ve recently published an exciting update to Aaron Ross’ and Jason Lemkin’s renowned book From Impossible To Inevitable. We’ve made updates and improvements throughout the book, including adding entirely new chapters, case studies, and critical sales concepts.

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Getting your first 100 customers with SalesFlare Co-Founder Jeroen Corthout

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There are countless milestones on the road to startup success: the spark of a new idea, hiring the first members of your team, fundraising. startup growth can be a wild ride.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

The 5 myths of building comp plans with Spiff’s Jeron Paul

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How much do comp plans matter? Going back to the 80s, the thought was that commissions are nothing but a hygiene factor – pick some amount and go with it. Of course, that couldn't be further from the truth. New studies have shown commissions can affect your top-line revenue by 8 - 20%.

8 Tips For Writing Sales Texts For B2B Marketing

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Tips on how to write sales emails, social media, and other B2B marketing content that'll keep your customers engaged. The post 8 Tips For Writing Sales Texts For B2B Marketing appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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The power of thought: why we carry around limiting beliefs with Empowered Achievers’ Chris Castillo

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We explore how your mindset is formed. Then look at what you can do to unpack and rewire your thought process to cultivate a more positive outlook. The post The power of thought: why we carry around limiting beliefs with Empowered Achievers’ Chris Castillo appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

The power of positivity: how to inspire your team to leave their limiting beliefs behind

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Learn how to empower your teams to not only crush their numbers but cultivate a mindset that will empower them in all areas of their life. The post The power of positivity: how to inspire your team to leave their limiting beliefs behind appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

How AI is transforming B2B marketing and Sales

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No matter how you feel about AI, it’s evident it's had an impact on B2B sales and marketing. We look at 5 examples of how AI is changing the world of B2B sales. The post How AI is transforming B2B marketing and Sales appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Keys to Effective Onboarding and Training for SDRs

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Keys for effective onboarding and training for SDRs. The post Keys to Effective Onboarding and Training for SDRs appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

How to scale a sales team: what the different stages of growth require from sales leadership

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How to take advantage of sales automation tools while maintaining a human touch

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On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, co-host Collin Stewart welcomes Travis Henry, Director of Inside Sales Operations at renowned Bay Area sales consultancy SalesSource.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Lessons learned from hiring 200 sales reps in a year with Samsara’s Nick Rathjen

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We provide the framework and break down the process, fast-growing company Samsara used to hire 200 new sales reps in a year. Find out how Samsara maintains company culture and provides mentorship for new reps while rapidly growing their team.

Why Validate an Outbound Strategy?

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Cost vs Yield in Outbound Sales Might Be the Most Important Concept You’re Missing

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How to build and evolve your first sales playbook with Bowery Capital’s Andrew Oddo

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We break down how to build your first end to end sales playbook. We cover everything from the benefits of having a documented sales playbook to maintaining quarterly playbook reviews.

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

The power of aligning brand and outbound sales with Sigstr’s Sarah Harbison Tosh

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Having alignment between brand and outbound sales is essential. Not only can sales help measure the power of and investment made in a brand, but brand can also help empower prospectors with great content, sales assets, and ensure that messaging is always spot-on.