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October 11, 2022 | ValueCore Team
OK, here we are, Q4. Time to get dirty. Pull out the stops. *Do what it takes to make your number for the year.* Get on airplanes! The pressure’s on, team. Q4 is the hardest quarter, full stop. The best sales reps do a few things differently in Q4. Let’s talk about why Q4 sucks, what the best reps do to prevail, and one *free, delightful antidote* you can use to close Q4.
September 28, 2022 | ValueCore Team
VisualizeROI has served us well since we launched our solution on the Salesforce AppExchange in 2012 for two reasons. (a) clear problem and solution definition, and (b) optimization for search engines. Over time, we started to see that the desired use cases for our solution exceeded the calculation or presentation of ROI to a customer. We had customers using our solution to present price quotes. Customers used our solution to demonstrate the 5-year Total Cost of Ownership of moving to the cloud from an on-premise solution. Customers are now using us during discovery to help calculate and quantify and present a pain statement.
August 17, 2022 | ValueCore Team
Everyone involved in developing and managing a sales team has asked themselves the nature or nurture question: are top sales professionals made or born? Do we need to recruit for innate qualities or can we cultivate the right skills and provide the right tools to build a first-class team? Based on my experience, the answer lies somewhere in the middle: someone with the right personality and spirit certainly has a head start, and everyone’s effectiveness can be enhanced by training, tools, and structure.
April 21, 2022 | ValueCore Team
Everyone involved in developing and managing a sales team has asked themselves the nature or nurture question: are top sales professionals made or born? Do we need to recruit for innate qualities or can we cultivate the right skills and provide the right tools to build a first-class team? Based on my experience, the answer lies somewhere in the middle: someone with the right personality and spirit certainly has a head start, and everyone’s effectiveness can be enhanced by training, tools, and structure.
April 13, 2022 | ValueCore Team
Value-based selling is the art and science of getting customers excited about the outcomes your products and services can deliver for them. This approach helps you avoid getting stuck in the weeds of positioning your products through the usual competitive price and feature comparisons.
September 28, 2021 | ValueCore Team
I just finished reading a book by Jia Jiang called Rejection Proof, How I beat fear and became invincible through 100 days of rejection. The basic premise was that Jia would put himself in situations where he would get rejected and then discuss what he learned. He did crazy things like borrowing $100 from a stranger or asking the Southwest Airlines flight attendant if he could make the announcements. Each time he got rejected, he learned something and shared his knowledge.