February, 2021

7 Critical Metrics to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Sales Enablement Strategy

Predictable Revenue

The better, more refined your sales process is, the more regularly you will sell. This is why supporting and training your sales team is so important. The post 7 Critical Metrics to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Sales Enablement Strategy appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Breaking Down the Payment for Order Flow Debate

Andreessen Horowitz

In the wake of the GameStop short squeeze, payment for order flow—the practice of market makers paying brokers to execute customer orders—has fueled no small amount of debate: Is it a tactic deployed by large capital markets institutions to steal … The post Breaking Down the Payment for Order Flow Debate appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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Enterprise Sales Process: Closing Deals In Niche Markets

Sales Hacker

Closing an enterprise sale in a niche market follows the same sales funnel as any other deal, but a bit more fine tuned. It represents the culmination of ‘art’ and process, where the enterprise sales process is modified to better reflect the client’s unique and specific needs.

The 48 Types of VP Sales. Make Deadly Sure You Hire the Right One.

SaaStr

Ah the VP of Sales. The toughest hire. Such a high failure rate. I want to help. So this is the third in our series. The first post is What a Great VP of Sales Actually Does. So you expect the right things, and hire your rockstar at the right time to do the right things.

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Requirements Management – The Beginner’s Guide

The Daily Egg

Managing requirements proactively in anticipation of change is a necessity as they aren’t cast in stone. As stakeholders gather more insights and knowledge, requirements change. Now, requirements management might look easy and effortless—on the surface.

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The Importance of Account Planning

Predictable Revenue

We always hear people talk about how to land big accounts, but today Collin Stewart & Greg Callahan will be diving deep into how to expand on the accounts you’ve already got. The post The Importance of Account Planning appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Create a killer video strategy: your ultimate video content creation guide

Trint

Video is booming and it’s everywhere. In fact, it’s become so successful as a marketing tool, that it can do more for your brand than any other content type.

Don’t “Hack” Sales Unless You Know These 3 Things

Sales Hacker

You are in trouble if you’re trying to hack sales — unless you lay a foundation first. When we say hacking, we mean trying to figure out loopholes and tricks and ways around doing the hard work. The hard work that every company and every sales leader needs to do cannot be hacked.

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What Makes a Great VP of Sales and How to Hire One

SaaStr

In SaaS, #1 most common misfire, with a bullet, is the VP/head of sales. In fact, there’s a VC saying that I used to really hate.

9 Steps to Hosting Your Most Successful Virtual Event

The step-by-step Virtual Event Handbook from Thryv gives you all the tools you need for planning, setting goals, marketing, pricing and – don’t forget this one – event etiquette. Plus, the handy checklist will help you pull it all off without a hitch.

Project Management Planning – The Beginner’s Guide

The Daily Egg

The rule is simple: Better project planning = better projects. A project management plan defines how a project is to be executed, monitored, and controlled. It sets out the processes that everyone is expected to follow to avoid any headaches in the future. Think of it as streamlining the “doing.”

The Cost of Poor Sales Visibility

InsightSquared

The cost of poor sales visibility. Today nearly 80 percent of sales engagements are digital. That means massive troves of data about customer behavior and buying cycles just waiting for a sales team to leverage.

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Prospect Smarter Using LinkedIn

Predictable Revenue

With over 40 million decision-makers using LinkedIn, the professional networking platform has become one of the best places to prospect. The question is; are you approaching those potential customers correctly? The post Prospect Smarter Using LinkedIn appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Podcast marketing: Growing your audience

Trint

Whether you’re tuning into Dolly Parton’s America or Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend , podcasting is the not-so-new, hot thing. We might not be commuting anymore, but that doesn’t mean we’re not listening to podcasts. In fact, podcast subscriber and listener numbers have shot up since the pandemic.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

5 Reasons Why Your Prospect Hates Your Proposal

Sales Hacker

Proposals are often the least favorite parts of the sales process for many people – partially because they are a pain, and partially because they’re a mystery. There have probably been countless times you’ve sent out a proposal and the prospect is never to be heard from again.

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On “Paying” Your Mentors and Advisors: The 2.5x Rule

SaaStr

If I had 1 mentor, just 1, Who said: If you are at $10m ARR, Growing 100%, With 150% net revenue retention, With 80% viral and free lead acquisiton, And 50+ NPS, Then, You have already build a unicorn-in-waiting. If i'd had just 1. Find yours.

Best Construction Project Management Software

The Daily Egg

Construction is a hectic industry. There are often dozens of different people with individual expertise who all need to weigh in on the project, sometimes simultaneously, and others, at different stages.

How to Be a Great COO: Lessons Learned Leading a Unicorn to Success

Tomasz Tunguz

On Wednesday, February 17th at 9:30 AM PT, Redpoint Office Hours will host Allison Pickens , the former COO of Gainsight and one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women.

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

Emerging Sales Trends: 6 Keys for a Difficult 2021

Predictable Revenue

Congratulations! You managed to survive the twists and turns of 2020. Now it's time to figure out how to jump ahead into 2021. The post Emerging Sales Trends: 6 Keys for a Difficult 2021 appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Localization: translating content for a global audience

Trint

Global offices and distributed teams were becoming a lot more common in the modern workplace even before the pandemic hit. Teams need the tools to work together in real-time, no matter where they are. At the same time, brands need to be able to capitalize on the exposure that comes from virtual life.

5 Things to Look for When Hiring Salespeople

Sales Hacker

Whether you need to hire dozens of sales reps in the next few months or you’re a scrappy startup and need your first three sales hires, building a business will nearly always involve hiring for sales.

Google Says Cloud Will Triple Again in Next 5 Years

SaaStr

We did a deep dive on Google Cloud’s incredible numbers the other day here but there was one point in particular it’s worth doing a deep dive on.

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Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Critical Path Project Management

The Daily Egg

What exactly is the critical path project management method? Suppose you’re asked to write a very short recipe for making an omelet. You’ll probably mention three steps: Add butter to a heated pan, pour in beaten eggs, and cook the egg mixture for 3-5 minutes.

Lessons From Netflix—Drift’s David Cancel on Building a Strong Company Culture

OpenView Labs

Want to get ahead? Sit on your butt and do nothing all day. That advice comes from two extremely successful people, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffet.

How to Create a Value Proposition

Predictable Revenue

Erik is a highly sought-after thought leader in the world of digital marketing and entrepreneurship. In this episode, he teaches us how to write a concise value proposition that travels through word of mouth without you spending a cent.

Create a killer video strategy: your ultimate video content creation guide.

Trint

Video is booming and it’s everywhere. In fact, it’s become so successful as a marketing tool, that it can do more for your brand than any other content type.

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

How to Build Online Authority For a More Effective Sales Process

Sales Hacker

Every experienced salesperson dreams of a short, uncomplicated sales cycle – especially in the B2B world, where we can forget about the impulse buy. In this space, there’s an art to delicately nurturing a lead while also driving them toward closure.

In The Early Days, You Won’t Have Enough Customers. But Your Mini-Brand Will Come to Your Rescue.

SaaStr

Question @jasonlk @saastr to @ericsyuan @zoom_us why the #ads and billboards & the effect of brand on #sales cycle? link] pic.twitter.com/1CuQoc2rcf. — Harry Stebbings (@HarryStebbings) January 26, 2017.

Waterfall Project Management – The Beginner’s Guide

The Daily Egg

In the project management world, waterfall is as straightforward as it can get. It’s a linear project management approach where you gather stakeholder and customer requirements at the beginning of a project and then follow a sequential project plan to accommodate those requirements. That’s it!