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The Sales Review

Learn about emerging best practices, strategies and insights on B2B sales today dedicated for the modern sales organization.

Highly Effective Sales Plays That Blend Digital Sales & Experiential Marketing

Dec 3, 2018 5:00:00 PM - By Jamie Shanks

Sales professionals are always looking for a compelling reason to reach out to prospective customers. Most sales professionals lack a game plan, and that ...

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To jump, or not jump – off the “digital sales cliff” without a parachute?

Nov 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM - By Jamie Shanks

Today I was with a Global 50 conglomerate’s learning and development (L&D) team talking about making the big plunge into digital sales. The sales team has been ...

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Are You Focused on specific key accounts? Learn to focus on 1-2 digital sales plays.

Oct 30, 2018 5:00:00 PM - By Jamie Shanks

Do you have only 10 accounts? Does your entire sales division focus on only 100 global accounts? Digital sales is not a “prospecting” motion in your mind, as ...

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Global, Digital Buyer & Seller – don’t let geolocation or language be your excuse

Jul 23, 2018 10:33:49 AM - By Jamie Shanks

Whether you like it or not, you can’t stop your buyer from learning.  They will learn using their peer networks, and/or they will conduct online research.  ...

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5-minute Sales Leadership Round-up with Jen Holtvluwer @ Cherwell Software

Jul 13, 2018 5:25:47 PM - By Jamie Shanks

After 6 years, +300 customer engagements, and meeting countless sales and marketing leaders in my travels, I’ve seen the GREAT, the bad, and the ugly when it ...

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Where Do You Fit On The Digital Maturity Curve?

Jul 4, 2018 9:58:28 AM - By Jamie Shanks

You can argue with me by saying “my customer is not on social media platforms, and isn’t terribly digital in consuming content”.  The reality is some sales ...

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Understanding How to Combine Storytelling and Data in Sales

May 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM - By Ben Taylor

Data is necessary for legitimizing a solution, but a story is necessary for promoting it. In business, reliable data is needed to make sound decisions, but ...

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How EMEA Sellers Are Driving Exceptional Sales Pipeline with Digital Sales

May 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM - By Jamie Shanks

The market has changed globally. No matter if you live in Boston or Barcelona, San Francisco or Stuttgart, customers have changed more in the last five years ...

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Digital Selling Excellence: Process-Centric Not Platform-Centric

Feb 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM - By Jamie Shanks

I can always tell which phase a company is when it comes to their social selling tool maturity by asking a simple question. This question tells me if a company ...

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What's a CEO's Role in Digital Transformation?

Feb 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM - By Jamie Shanks

With a mecca of digital and social selling tools available to modern sales organizations, many companies are in the midst of a digital transformation. They're ...

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Best Practices of the Most Successful Digital Transformation Projects

Feb 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM - By Sales for Life

If you believe that the world today is a very different place than what it was even four years ago, there's a new set of hard data to back you up. Businesses ...

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The Basics of How To Leverage Customer Success as a Growth Engine

Feb 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM - By Sales for Life

As the SaaS and technology industries become more crowded with niche products, software companies are facing new challenges around customer retention. ...

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Why Solution Consultants/Sales Engineers Must Become Digital Sellers

Jan 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM - By Jamie Shanks

Customers are looking for information to inform and arm themselves to make calculated business decisions. I as a sales professional can provide superlative ...

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Digital Sales Transformation Will Change The Perception Of Business

Dec 14, 2017 10:23:50 AM - By Brian Lipp

Business isn't bad. Why do so many people think it is? Coming from an upbringing of academics mixed with business, there was always a tug of war. But positive ...

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Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming The Future Of Digital Sales

Nov 28, 2017 3:12:18 PM - By Jamie Shanks

As we continuously collaborate with customers within Fortune 50 organizations, we’re seeing them deploy the people, process, and resources that are shaping ...

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Digital Disruption Will Lead To Extinction For Analog Sales Leaders

Nov 27, 2017 2:05:03 PM - By Daniel Ku

With the rapid change in the B2B sales landscape, being a sales leader today is more difficult than ever. The statement “sales has changed more in the past 10 ...

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After Sending 107 Video Emails, Here’s How My Prospects Responded

Nov 7, 2017 9:44:01 AM - By Ron De Appolonia

Is video messaging really effective? And if so – how effective is it? Our sales team has been using video messaging techniques for some time now and we can see ...

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Beyond Personalization: Using The Tech Stack For Higher Quality Prospecting

Oct 17, 2017 10:00:59 AM - By Jake Dunlap

When it comes to prospecting and early prospect engagement, it’s crucial that Sales Leaders optimize their technology stack to reach modern B2B buyers actively ...

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Discovery to Decision: How To Tackle A Tough Buyer Journey With Content

Sep 20, 2017 12:31:12 PM - By Julia Manoukian

Think about the last time you made a major purchase decision in your personal life. Where did you start? Did you jump on Google, maybe you asked your Facebook ...

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The Skills of Modern Sales Teams: 3 Experts Weigh In [Video]

Sep 5, 2017 12:28:36 PM - By Julia Manoukian

Sales for Life sat down with 3 experts at SalesTO and asked them about the skills modern sales teams need to survive today and into the future.

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Kickstarting Your Modern Prospecting Routine: A Guide For Salespeople [Infographic]

Aug 16, 2017 11:17:28 AM - By Julia Manoukian

Despite hype in the modern sales community, nothing is “dead.”

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Why Are Sales Teams Having Less Conversations?

Aug 26, 2016 2:01:17 PM - By Amar Sheth

Does this title surprise you as a sales leader or sales professional? It shouldn’t.

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What Do Social Sellers And Pokémon Have In Common?

Aug 21, 2016 5:44:06 PM - By Julia Manoukian

The CEO of Sales for Life Jamie Shanks recently sat down with content lead Julia Manoukian to talk about why social sellers are here to stay. At a time where ...

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Call Less, Close More: Smarter Selling Beyond 2020

Jul 27, 2016 11:07:27 AM - By Julia Manoukian

The CEO of Sales for Life Jamie Shanks recently sat down with Salesforce’s new Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist, Tiffani Bova, to talk building ...

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Insights That Incite: Creating Action Ft. Tim Riesterer

Jul 18, 2016 1:29:08 PM - By Julia Manoukian

"Identify and amplify something that's important to the prospect that maybe they didn't even realize is as important as they thought — and you know it is." 

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Relax, And Let A Millennial Do Your Job Ft. Jill Rowley

Jul 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM - By Julia Manoukian

Jill Rowley wants you to relax and let a millennial do your job. The reason? You’re not adapting fast enough.

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New Research: Only 16% Of Teams Have The Necessary Skills For digital Transformation [Infographic]

May 20, 2016 2:45:54 PM - By Daniel Ku

Sales teams need to go digital or risk being left behind in the dust. If you don't believe this then read the following statistic: only 16% of executives say ...

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A Proven Path To Global Digital Transformation In Sales And Marketing [Video]

Apr 28, 2016 1:25:20 PM - By Daniel Ku

Commercial leaders from some of the fastest-growing companies such as SAS, Thomson Reuters, Adobe and CA Technologies teamed up to talk about how they’re ...

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#DigitalGrowthCon: How To Build A High Performing Sales Organizations [Keynote Video]

Apr 15, 2016 12:25:35 PM - By Jamie Shanks

“The customer is far more disruptive than anything technology can do to our business than we've ever seen before.”   Regardless of what has worked in the past, ...

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Disrupt Or Be Disrupted: Will Your Company Survive By 2020?

Feb 29, 2016 1:36:33 PM - By Jamie Shanks

We’re seeing a shift in the way B2B organizations generate revenue today which will significantly impact your sales force in the next five years. Digital is ...

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Marketing vs. Sales Enablement: Who Fosters Digital Transformation?

Nov 12, 2015 9:49:36 AM - By Jamie Shanks

“Marketing is absolutely the place to drive this transformation [in sales]... If you don’t have a corporate strategy around social media and social selling, ...

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Why Continuous Learning Is Crucial For Client Relevancy

Nov 9, 2015 11:46:40 AM - By Brian Lipp

You have changed. I have changed. Buyers have changed. 74% of today’s B2B buyers conduct more than half of their research online before making a purchase, and ...

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Why Your Sales Team Will Lose Their Jobs To Computers By 2020

Nov 6, 2015 9:38:44 AM - By Jamie Shanks

I firmly believe that any sales professional who doesn’t make an adjustment over the next five years will be completely redundant. This is especially true for ...

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Disrupt Or Be Disrupted: 40% Of Companies Will Be Extinct In 10 Years

Sep 20, 2015 3:04:08 PM - By Amar Sheth

"Forty percent of businesses in this room, unfortunately, will not exist in a meaningful way in 10 years." Not my words by any means but this is a dire ...

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Digital Transformation: A Peek Into The Future Of Social Selling

Aug 5, 2015 6:43:35 AM - By Jamie Shanks

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of Social Selling lately—and there’s no question that it’s evolving. I’m reminded of Social Selling evangelist Jill ...

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