Flip the Script: Getting People to Think Your Idea Is Their Idea by Oren Klaff
THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF PITCH ANYTHING IS BACK TO FLIP YOUR ENTIRE APPROACH TO PERSUASION.
Is there anything worse than a high-pressure salesperson pushing you to say "yes" (then sign on the dotted line) before you're ready?
If there's one lesson Oren Klaff has learned over decades of pitching, presenting, and closing long-shot, high-stakes deals, it's that people are sick of being marketed and sold to. Most of all, they hate being told what to think. The more you push them, the more they resist.
What people love, however, is coming up with a great idea on their own, even if it's the idea you were guiding them to have all along. Often, the only way to get someone to sign is to make them feel like they're smarter than you.
That's why Oren is throwing out the old playbook on persuasion. Instead, he'll show you a new approach that works on this simple insight: Everyone trusts their own ideas. If, rather than pushing your idea on your buyer, you can guide them to discover it on their own, they'll believe it, trust it, and get excited about it. Then they'll buy in and feel good about the chance to work with you.
That might sound easier said than done, but Oren has taught thousands of people how to do it with a series of simple steps that anyone can follow in any situation.
And as you'll see in this book, Oren has been in a lot of different situations.
He'll show you how he got a billionaire to take him seriously, how he got a venture capital firm to cough up capital, and how he made a skeptical Swiss banker see him as an expert in banking. He'll even show you how to become so compelling that buyers are even more attracted to you than to your product.
These days, it's not enough to make a great pitch.
To get attention, create trust, and close the deal, you need to flip the script.
Rehumanize Your Business: How Personal Videos Accelerate Sales and Improve Customer Experience by Ethan Beute and Stephen Pacinelli
Accelerate sales and improve customer experience
Every day, most working professionals entrust their most important messages to a form of communication that doesn't build trust, provide differentiation, or communicate clearly enough. It's easy to point to the sheer volume of emails, text messages, voicemails, and even social messaging as the problem that reduces our reply rates and diminishes our effectiveness. But the faceless nature of that communication is also to blame.
Rehumanize Your Business explains how to dramatically improve relationships and results with your customers, prospects, employees, and recruits by adding personal videos to emails, text messages, and social messages. It explains the what, why, and how behind this new movement toward simple, authentic videos—and when to replace some of your plain, typed-out communication with webcam and smartphone recordings.
• Restore face-to-face communication for clarity and connection
• Add a personal, human touch to your emails and other messages
• Meet people who’ve sent thousands of videos
• Learn to implement your own video habit in an easy, time-saving way
• Boost your replies, appointments, conversion, referrals, and results dramatically
If you’re ready to influence, teach, sell, or serve in a more personal way, Rehumanize Your Business is your guide.
Nincompoopery: Why Your Customers Hate You--and How to Fix It by John Brandt
Find and kill the corporate stupidity that drives customers crazy. CEO and award-winning business writer John R. Brandt offers concrete examples of how any organization--large or small, and regardless of industry--can innovate in ways that delight customers and attract top-level talent.
Nincompoopery--terrible customer service, idiotic business processes, and soul-crushing management practices--surrounds all of us. We lose time, patience, and profits as stuck-in-the-past organizations actively prevent us (and our customers) from getting the value we (and they) deserve.
Can’t anybody change this? CEO and award-winning business writer John R. Brandt says we can. In Nincompoopery: Why Your Customers Hate You--And How to Fix It, he leverages research across thousands of companies to show leaders how to find and kill the corporate stupidity that drives customers crazy. More importantly, he offers concrete examples of how any organization--large or small, and regardless of industry--can innovate in ways that delight customers and attract top-level talent.
Brandt has worked with hundreds of companies to help them outwit competitors, and in the blunt (and funny) Nincompoopery, he shares his unique blueprint for success. It usually starts by asking a simple question or two, such as
Nincompoopery offers leaders the answers they need--and the profits they crave--with a scoop of humor on the side. Enjoy!
FRICTION―The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage by Roger Dooley
From Impossible to Inevitable: How SaaS and Other Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue 2nd Edition by Aaron Ross and Jason Lemkin
Break your revenue records with Silicon Valley’s “growth bible”
“This book makes very clear how to get to hyper-growth and the work needed to actually get there”
Why are you struggling to grow your business when everyone else seems to be crushing their goals? If you needed to triple revenue within the next three years, would you know exactly how to do it? Doubling the size of your business, tripling it, even growing ten times larger isn't about magic. It's not about privileges, luck, or working harder. There's a template that the world's fastest growing companies follow to achieve and sustain much, much faster growth.
From Impossible to Inevitable details the hypergrowth playbook of companies like Hubspot, Salesforce.com (the fastest growing multibillion dollar software company), and EchoSign—aka Adobe Document Services (which catapulted from $0 to $144 million in seven years). Whether you have a $1 billion or a $100,000 business, you can use the same insights as these notable companies to learn what it really takes to break your own revenue records.
There’s no time like the present to surpass plateaus and get off of the up-and-down revenue rollercoaster. Find out how now!
Leadership in Focus: Bringing Out Your Best on Camera by Vern Oakley
If a message feels important enough for video, it's likely because you want to move the audience to action potential investors to take a stake in your company, current employees to embrace a new initiative, prospective employees to bring their talents to your organization.
Your video can help you inspire your tribe the people you want to influence to take action. But if you want them to do more than listen, your audience needs to feel an authentic connection with you.
Veteran filmmaker Vern Oakley offers strategies that can help you relax and be their best, authentic self in front of the camera. The return on investment will be a stronger connection to those you want to reach; heightened respect, prestige, and interest in their organization; a stronger brand; and a longer-lasting legacy.
Leadership in Focus is a comprehensive, entertaining guide for leaders who realize that it's not just what you say on camera that's important it's how you say it. Whether a CEO, middle manager, or budding entrepreneur making YouTube videos to influence their tribe, this book will help them rally others around a message.
Fire Them Now: The 7 Lies Digital Marketers Sell...And the Truth about Political Strategies that Help Businesses Win by Phillip Stutts
Your digital marketing firm is failing your business, not delivering on the kind of passion, commitment, and innovation they promised. To ensure that you're getting the best, you need to know how to demand better--by learning from the incredible strategies of the fast-paced arena of political marketing.
In Fire Them Now, Phillip Stutts illuminates common failures within the digital marketing industry and explores the strategies and tactics used in politics that win for businesses. He examines why political marketers are producing some of the most successful marketing in the game--working with limited budgets and tight deadlines while demonstrating unwavering work ethic, adaptability, and proactivity.
This eye-opening guide offers a new pathway for businesses to succeed in an ever-changing economy, providing the tools you'll need to challenge your current digital marketing agency. And if they can't deliver the win, Fire Them Now!
The Art and Skill of Sales Psychology: Why Buyers and Sellers Do What They Do by Brad McDonald
The ART AND SKILL OF SALES PSYCHOLOGY lays out, in accessible terms that any sales professional can understand, how to identify and learn from the psychological motivators that cause buyers and sellers to do what they do. The book offers clarity and control over the sales process to salespeople, and powerful insights on coaching to managers.
This book is a primer for exploring why people do what they do in sales situations.
If you are in sales and you have ever struggled to understand the mindset of your prospect; if you have ever wondered why honest, moral, ethical people choose to lie to a salesperson; if you have ever wished for more control over sales interactions that seem to ride a fine line between trust and confusion; if you have ever struggled to understand and deal effectively with your own mindset and your own frustrations when selling—this book is for you. It provides critical insights on human behavior that will help you to understand and control your sales calls.
If you are a sales manager or a coach, this book will challenge you. It will ask you to consider the possibility that the best way to help a struggling salesperson may be to help them to create a better understanding of the fears, anxieties, and confusion that often arise about the sales process—both the seller’s and the buyer’s. Understanding this is more essential than drilling your team in the right tactics. Of course, the tactics are important. They’re the answer to the question, “What do I do?” But understanding the “why” behind the tactics might just be the best place to start.
F#ck Content Marketing: Focus on Content Experience to Drive Demand, Revenue & Relationships by Randy Frisch
F#ck Content Marketing isn't a book for content marketers.
Instead, it's for everyone in the organization who needs better context and direction for how to drive demand, revenue, and relationships with content. Truly effective companies (and marketers) create content experiences, drawing the customer into an immersive infinite scroll that mirrors the consumer experience of Netflix, Spotify, and other billion-dollar brands.
Randy Frisch will push you to rethink how you approach content for complex buyer journeys. The current mindset is all about volume--the more content created, the better. But the reality is that almost 70 percent of content created within an organization is never used, and there's little point investing in content marketing if you're not leveraging the assets you create.
In this book, Frisch unpacks the Content Experience Framework, arming your organization to deliver personalized experiences that leverage your content to engage your audiences at scale--as well as identify and ramp up the key players in your organization who need to own this process.
Gap Selling: Getting the Customer to Yes: How Problem-Centric Selling Increases Sales by Changing Everything You Know About Relationships, Overcoming Objections, Closing and Price by Keenan
People don't buy from people they like. No! Your buyer doesn't care about you or your product or service. It's not your job to overcome objections, it's your buyer's. Closing isn't a skill of good salespeople; it's the skill of weak salespeople. Price isn't the main reason salespeople lose the sale. Gap Selling shreds traditional and closely held sales beliefs that have been hurting salespeople for decades.
For years, salespeople have embraced a myriad of sales tactics and belief systems that have unknowingly created many of the issues they have been trying to avoid such as: long sales cycles, price objections, no decision, prospects going dark, last minute feature requests, and more. Success at sales requires more than a set of tactics. Salespeople need to understand the game of sales, how sales works, and what the buyer is going through in order to make the decision to buy (change) or not to buy (not change).
Gap Selling is a game-changing book designed to raise the sales IQ of selling organizations around the world. In his unapologetic and irreverent style, Keenan breaks down the tired old sales myths causing today's frustrating sales issues, to highlight a deceptively powerful new way to connect with buyers.
Today's sales world is littered with glorified order takers, beholden to a frustrated buyer, unable to influence the sale and create value. Gap Selling flips the script and creates salespeople with immense influence at every stage of the buying process, capable of impacting the sales metrics that matter:
Gap Selling elevates the sales world's selling IQ and turns sales order takers into sales influencers.
The Referral Engine by John Jantsch
The small business guru behind Duct Tape Marketing shares his most valuable lesson: how to get your customers to do your best marketing for you.
The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word- of-mouth referrals are what drive business today. People trust the recommendation of a friend, family member, colleague, or even stranger with similar tastes over anything thrust at them by a faceless company.
Most business owners believe that whether customers refer them is entirely out of their hands. But science shows that people can't help recommending products and services to their friends-it's an instinct wired deep in the brain. And smart businesses can tap into that hardwired desire. Marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers.
Keep those customers happy, and they will refer your business to even more customers. Some of Jantsch's strategies include: -Talk with your customers, not at them. Thanks to social networking sites, companies of any size have the opportunity to engage with their customers on their home turf as never before-but the key is listening.
-The sales team is the most important part of your marketing team. Salespeople are the company's main link to customers, who are the main source of referrals. Getting them on board with your referral strategy is critical.
-Educate your customers. Referrals are only helpful if they're given to the right people. Educate your customers about whom they should be talking to. The secret to generating referrals lies in understanding the "Customer Referral Cycle"
-the way customers refer others to your company who, in turn, generate even more referrals. Businesses can ensure a healthy referral cycle by moving customers and prospects along the path of Know, Like, Trust, Try, Buy, Repeat, and Refer.
If everyone in an organization keeps this sequence in mind, Jantsch argues, your business will generate referrals like a well-oiled machine. This practical, smart, and original guide is essential reading for any company looking to grow without a fat marketing budget.
Why Customers Leave (and How to Win Them Back) by David Avrin
Discover the 24 reasons people are leaving you for competitors and how to win them back.
In Why Customers Leave, popular customer experience and marketing speaker David Avrin makes a compelling case for customer experience as a bankable differentiator in an era of vast marketplace choices. The book lays out the very visible reasons for the recent shift in customer mindset and expectation, illustrates the myriad ways that companies inadvertently drive customers and prospects to competitors, and offers a multitude of creative strategies and tactics to attract and retain new prospects.
In the book, David explores and articulates the disturbing new dynamic that has arisen from easy-to-find, one-click-away, at-your-fingertips options: "We have become a world of impatient, intolerant and demanding customers, and we move on quickly if inconvenienced in any way. Don't blame the millennials! We have seen the enemy, and it is all of us.
Marketing to Mindstates: The Practical Guide to Applying Behavior Design to Research and Marketing by Will Leach
Your nonconscious mind will filter out more than 99 percent of marketing you "see" today. Traditional marketing simply doesn't work in today's complex world. To reach today's customers and influence their purchases, marketers and market researchers need to understand and harness the power of applied behavior psychology and behavior economics to break through these nonconscious filters and drive purchase behaviors--a process called Behavior Design.
In Marketing to Mindstates, Will Leach, founder of TriggerPoint Design, a leading behavior research and design consultancy, demystifies this nonconscious filter and explains how to bypass it, introducing readers to temporary moments of influence called mindstates. Using his Mindstate Behavioral Model, he shows you specifically how to create behaviorally optimized messaging designed to activate these mindstates and trigger real emotional engagement.
With this book, researchers and marketers will finally have a practical guide to creating behaviorally designed marketing that psychologically breaks through your customers' nonconscious to drive new behaviors and top line growth.
ICONIC: How Organizations and Leaders Attain, Sustain, and Regain the Highest Level of Distinction by Scott McKain
What if merely “standing out” from your competition isn’t enough to take your brand and business to the highest level? How do you become an iconic organization or leader?
Being distinctive in the marketplace used to be the pinnacle of success. In today’s global marketplace, that mountain has become significantly more difficult to climb. And, with the explosion of social media, the competition for attention -- and customers -- is more intense than ever before. Standing out is not only more challenging than ever, it now has less of an impact on sustained growth. To be a lasting company, leader, or brand on a positive trajectory today, one must become iconic.
In his new book, ICONIC, award-winning author and speaker Scott McKain examines what an iconic organization or leader is -- and helps you attain and retain that rare status. If your company has slipped in its standing (for example, think Sears or Nokia), McKain teaches you how you can regain your position. This is accomplished through unconventional ideas such as:
• Go negative for greater success
• Do not “under-promise/over-deliver”
• Quit selling your products and services
ICONIC is filled with insightful advice and practical examples. It’s not a book merely expressing an unproven, unrealistic theory. ICONIC teaches the critical, specific steps required to attain the highest level of distinction. Each chapter includes study questions to be used in company-wide or departmental focus groups to help you achieve iconic status.
And, the examples used are not merely another recitation of praise for Starbucks, Apple, Google, Southwest, and Amazon. You will discover the only two factors upon which customers and employees judge your organization. You’ll meet and learn from the millionaire chimney sweep…the valet parking attendant building an iconic craft brewery…the single store steakhouse in the Midwest with higher revenue than New York City’s famed Tavern on the Green…and many more.
ICONIC delivers powerful, practical, and precise steps for anyone from a Fortune 500 CEO to a solo-entrepreneur. From major industries to network marketing, there are critical insights awaiting you in ICONIC.
The goal of this book is to is to help you and your organization achieve iconic status through sound research and practical wisdom. After reading ICONIC, you will be ready to take your business to the highest level.
The Transparency Sale: How Unexpected Honesty and Understanding the Buying Brain Can Transform Your Results by Todd Caponi
Buyers today have knowledge at their fingertips and most of their information gathering will routinely happen before you even walk through the door or get them on the phone. Armed with information, their guard is up – and they are skeptical.
Today, anyone buying anything relies on reviews and feedback shared by strangers and often trust those anonymously posted experiences more than the claims made by the providers of the products or services themselves. They expect to see the full picture and find out all of the pros and cons before making any purchase. And the larger the purchase, the greater the demand for transparency.
What if the key to selling was to do exactly the opposite of what most sales courses tell you to do?
It may be hard to imagine, but something as counterintuitive as leading with your flaws can result in faster sales cycles, increased win rates, and makes competing with you almost impossible. Leveraging transparency and vulnerability in your presentations and your negotiations leads to faster buyer consensus, larger deals, faster payments, longer commitments and more predictable sales forecasts.
In this groundbreaking book, award winning sales leader Todd Caponi will reveal his hard-earned secrets for engaging potential buyers with unexpected honesty and understanding the buying brain to get the deal you want, while delighting your customer with the experience.
The Non-Obvious Guide To Small Business Marketing (Without A Big Budget) by Rohit Bhargava
Most business guidebooks treat you like a dummy or an idiot. Not this one.
This is a short and easy-to-read guidebook filled with useful, no bullshit, only-what-you-need-to-know, immediately actionable advice for marketing your business or startup. The book focuses on the most common small business marketing challenges, including:
Why is setting a budget the worst way to start a marketing plan?
How can you create unstoppable word-of-mouth for your business?
Why is it a mistake to try and be on every social media platform?
Within these pages you’ll get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about how to promote your business like these. Along the way, you'll learn how to fit your entire marketing strategy on a single page, what it takes to create a tagline that people remember, how to buy advertising at a fraction of the "sticker price," why some customers remain loyal while others leave as soon as they get a better deal, and the #1 most important thing about branding that most small businesses forget.
Inspired by real life conversations and experiences with hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs, this is the rare guide that will skip all the useless definitions, avoid the fluff and cut right to the point to give you the real-life advice you need to hear with an irreverent "non-obvious" perspective you deserve. From downloadable one page guides to real life stories and examples, this guide will give you the inspiration and tools to put together a winning marketing strategy to grow your business - no matter how much you know about marketing already.
SPEAR Selling: The ultimate Account-Based Sales guide for the modern digital sales professional by Jamie Shanks
The ultimate Account-based Sales guide for the modern, digital seller. SPEAR Selling is the battle-tested process for both sales leaders and sales professionals to leverage in their pursuit for greater account-based sales results. Author Jamie Shanks has trained and advised 100's of companies on SPEAR Selling to increase sales pipeline in all types of sales functions (inside sales, field sales, customer success, channel sales). The key to account-based sales results is the focus on upfront planning that leverage key competitive differentiators, used to significantly improve account activation and opportunity creation. Combine this focus on account planning, with a relentless accountability to structured sales activity, and this account-based motion will:
-Increase the volume of opportunities in a territory
-Shorten the timeline to opportunity creation in key accounts
-Increase the conversion of prospective accounts into customers
-Select the right accounts
-Plan & Storyboard the engagement strategy
-Engage with a structured process
-Activate & educate with a Bold & Different strategy than the competition
-Run or Replace (build sales pipeline with an objective framework).
If you or your sales organization is running an account-centric sales motion, and you're not leveraging social proximity as a key competitive differentiator in your account selection process - you've already lost your competitive advantage. Let this book be your guide to being first, bold and different in your service of the modern, digital buyer.
Smash the Funnel: The Cyclonic Buyer Journey--A New Map for Sustainable, Repeatable, Predictable Revenue Generation by Mike Lieberman
Your Sales Funnel Has a Fatal Flaw
The sales funnel was invented over a century ago. No wonder it’s not working like it used to! How can you drive company revenue in an age when customers hold all the power, the lines between sales and marketing have blurred, and business disruption is the norm?
From the authors of Fire Your Sales Team Today! comes another industry redefining guide to business success in the 21st century: Smash the Funnel. Discover how to create an entirely new revenue strategy, whether your buyer is a corporation or consumer, an enterprise or entrepreneur.
The Customer Centricity Playbook: Implement a Winning Strategy Driven by Customer Lifetime Value by Peter Fader and Sarah Toms
How did global gaming company Electronic Arts go from being named “Worst Company in America” to clearing a billion dollars in profit?
They discovered a simple truth—and acted on it: Not all customers are the same, regardless of how they appear on the surface. The most successful companies, from Amazon to Best Buy, understand their best customers are their most valuable asset, and they tailor their acquisition, development, and retention efforts to those customers.
In The Customer Centricity Playbook, Wharton School professor Peter Fader and Wharton Interactive’s executive director Sarah Toms help you see your customers as individuals rather than a monolith, so you can stop wasting resources by chasing down product sales to each and every consumer.
Fader and Toms offer a 360-degree analysis of all the elements that support customer centricity within an organization. In this book, you will learn how to:
-Develop a customer-centric strategy for your organization
-Understand the right way to think about customer lifetime value (CLV)
-Finetune investments in customer acquisition, retention, and development tactics based on customer heterogeneity
-Foster a culture that sustains customer centricity, and also understand the link between CLV and market valuation
-Understand customer relationship management (CRM) systems, as they are a vital underpinning for all these areas through the valuable insights they provide
Fader’s first book, Customer Centricity, quickly became a go-to for readers interested in focusing on the right customers for strategic advantage. In this new book, Fader and Toms offer a true playbook for companies of all sizes that want to create and implement a winning strategy to acquire, develop, and retain customers for the greatest value.
Conversational Marketing: How the World's Fastest Growing Companies Use Chatbots to Generate Leads 24/7/365 (and How You Can Too) by David Cancel and Dave Gerhardt
Real-time conversations turn leads into customers
Conversational Marketing is the definitive guide to generating better leads and closing more sales. Traditional sales and marketing methods have failed to keep pace with the way modern, internet-savvy consumers purchase goods and services. Modern messaging apps, which allow for real-time conversations and instant feedback, have transformed the way we interact in our personal and professional lives, yet most businesses still rely on 20th century technology to communicate with 21st century customers. Online forms, email inquiries, and follow-up sales calls don’t provide the immediacy that modern consumers expect. Conversational marketing and sales are part of a new methodology centered around real-time, one-on-one conversations with customers via chatbots and messaging. By allowing your business to communicate with customers in real time—when it’s most convenient for them—conversational marketing improves the customer experience, generates more leads, and helps you convert more leads into customers.
Conversational Marketing pioneers David Cancel and Dave Gerhardt explain how to:
Merge inbound and outbound tactics into a more productive dialog with customers
Integrate conversational marketing techniques into your existing sales and marketing workflow
Face-to-face meetings, phone calls, and email exchanges remain important to customer relations, but adding a layer of immediate, individual conversation drives the customer experience—and sales—sky-high.
Clarity Wins: Get Heard. Get Referred by Steve Woodruff
In a world filled with noise and distraction, the secret weapon any business can use to break through is CLARITY. Clarity of strategy (leading to focused direction), and clarity of messaging (leading to sales and referrals). Clarity Wins is a proven handbook to create competitive advantage in any marketplace. The reader will discover the three word packages that deliver results (snippets, stories, and symbols); and the five crucial elements of clear direction and expression (what, for whom, why, how, and where). A brief overview of practical brain science will reveal why every business needs to pigeonhole itself, and what that means in four marketplace dimensions. We don't have to spend a million dollars to rise above the noise and grow referrals. We just need to learn how to be clear.
Subscribed: Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company's Future - and What to Do About It by Tien Tzuo
Subscription companies are growing nine times faster than the S&P 500. Why? Because unlike product companies, subscription companies know their customers. A happy subscriber base is the ultimate economic moat.
Today's consumers prefer the advantages of access over the hassles of maintenance, from transportation (Uber, Surf Air), to clothing (Stitch Fix, Eleven James), to razor blades and makeup (Dollar Shave Club, Birchbox). Companies are similarly demanding easier, long-term solutions, trading their server rooms for cloud storage solutions like Box. Simply put, the world is shifting from products to services.
But how do you turn customers into subscribers? As the CEO of the world's largest subscription management platform, Tien Tzuo has helped hundreds of companies transition from relying on individual sales to building customer-centric, recurring-revenue businesses. His core message in Subscribed is simple: Ready or not, excited or terrified, you need to adapt to the Subscription Economy -- or risk being left behind.
Tzuo shows how to use subscriptions to build lucrative, ongoing one-on-one relationships with your customers. This may require reinventing substantial parts of your company, from your accounting practices to your entire IT architecture, but the payoff can be enormous. Just look at the case studies:
* Adobe transitions from selling enterprise software licenses to offering cloud-based solutions for a flat monthly fee, and quadruples its valuation.
* Fender evolves from selling guitars one at a time to creating lifelong musicians by teaching beginners to play, and keeping them inspired for life.
* Caterpillar uses subscriptions to help solve problems -- it's not about how many tractors you can rent, but how much dirt you need to move.
In Subscribed, you'll learn how these companies made the shift, and how you can transform your own product into a valuable service with a practical, step-by-step framework. Find out how how you can prepare and prosper now, rather than trying to catch up later.
Smarketing: How to Achieve Competitive Advantage through Blended Sales and Marketing by Tim Hughes
Since the earliest days of 'modern' marketing and sales, the departments that ran these key functions have been separate empires. They have different leaders, different budgets, and different organizational structures. However, with the overwhelming impact of continuous disruption, many organizations have been left floundering, unsure of how to get traction in the market. The old rule book has been torn up and thrown away.
Smarketing is the first book that explores the shift that will become the future state operating model for companies seeking to remain competitive and relevant in this fast-changing digital world. It explains how and why companies should blend sales and marketing into one single, streamlined smarketing department. Sales people will become better marketers, and marketers better sales people, leading to bigger, better business growth all round.
With clearly defined implementation strategies that can be applied by any company, regardless of size or sector, Smarketing is an invaluable resource for any marketing or sales professional looking to drive growth and success in the new era of marketing.
Making Websites Win: Apply the Customer-Centric Methodology That Has Doubled the Sales of Many Leading Websites by Dr. Karl Blanks and Ben Jesson
Most websites lose. Almost all of them.
Many never make a profit. Like chocolate teapots, they look nice but flop as soon as you pour hot customers into them.
Others are successful at first, and then get crushed by competitors.
This book is about how to buck the trend--to make websites that customers love and that are outrageously profitable.
The methodology is based on the authors' award-winning work growing many of the world's biggest web companies--plus hundreds of smaller, market-leading companies in over eighty different industries. In this book, you'll get:
What successful web businesses do differently (and others get wrong)
How to easily identify your website's biggest opportunities
A treasure trove of proven solutions for growing businesses
Discover how to grow your profits--by making winning websites that people love.
Questions that Sell: The Powerful Process for Discovering What Your Customer Really Wants by Paul Cherry
Ask the questions-and get the sale.
As a salesperson your product knowledge is extensive, but that's not enough. If you fail to ask the right questions-the ones that uncover a customer's real needs-you will never close the deal.
Questions that Sell reveals advanced questioning techniques that will help you sell your products or services based on value to the customer, rather than price-and increase your success rate as a result. Packed with powerful examples, exercises, and hundreds of sample questions for a wide range of buyer interactions, the revised and updated second edition now includes new material on how to:
*Use questions to qualify prospects (without insulting them)
* Discover hidden customer needs and motivations
* Raise delicate questions
* Overcome stalls
* Reinvigorate a stale relationship
* Soothe anxious buyers
* Accelerate the decision process
* Upsell and cross-sell so you no longer leave money on the table
* Prospect for new business
* Pose intriguing questions to position yourself as a thought-leader on social media
* Turn social media contacts into active sales leads
* Identify dead-end opportunities
* Secure referrals
* And more Success is yours for the asking.
Smart questioning will get you there.