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Christmas Gift Books for Marketing and Sales People

IStock-475183184 (1)Give a Book for Christmas to a Sales or Marketing Person 

I recommend these books as gifts for Christmas.  I have read these and found them to be useful, insightful and a help to any sales and marketing professional.  Some of the authors I have come to know, some have been interviewed on SLMA Radio or CRM.    Business books are not written because of royalties, they are written because the author can't keep their knowledge inside.  It takes hundreds and hundreds of hours to write a book, a lot of self-searching, some ego bruising, many late nights and weekends without the family.

These books are a gift of knowledge which is so much better than a tie or a bottle of perfume.

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1. Full Funnel Marketing   Authored by Matt Heinz and the Heinz Marketing Team.    Subtitle:  How to Embrace Revenue Responsibility & Increase Marketing's Influence on Pipeline Growth & Close More Deals.  This is all about pipeline growth and marketing’s ability to make it happen.  Revenue accountability by marketing is strong here. Heinz is the host of the popular Sales Pipeline Radio/Podcast weekly program.

2. Close Deals Faster by John Asher from Asher Strategies.  This originates from a pioneering sales approach developed by John Asher and used by 80,000 elite salespeople he and his group have trained.  This is a sales strategy book, also great for sales managers.   260 Pages   Hard Cover    

3. Read Jill Konrath’s book, More Sales-Less time. Subtitle: Surprising Simple Strategies for Today's Crazy-Busy Seller.    Fast, easy to understand. Results immediately.    Konrath's books are always a breath for fresh air.  241 Pages   Hard Cover    

4.  Zero-Time Selling by Andy Paul Love this book to accelerate sales.  Subtitle: Ten Essential Steps to Accelerate Every Company's Sales.  168 pages  Soft Cover.   Probably the easiest tactics to implement and see an immediate return.  I have used Andy’s ideas to great success.    Andy is the host of the widely popular, daily podcast about sales:  Accelerate   607 episodes and counting as of this date.

5. From Tim Sanders, Deal Storming.   Subtitle: The Secret Weapon  that can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges.  Seven steps for the sales manager and sales representative.  Combines the art and the science of the deal.  Lots of talk about a team approach to high potential Sales that have gotten bogged down.  234 Pages  Soft Cover.  

6. From Rhoan Morgan and Eric Hollebone of DemandLab, Change Agents.   Subtitle: The Radical Role of tomorrow's CMOs.  Hard Copy or download a copy.   This is the CMO book that discusses how to create a digital transformation and blueprint for the current marketing team.   Soft Cover 106 pages.  Brand new this fall.

7. Chris Smith’s book The Conversion Code, about capturing internet leads, creating quality appointments, and closing more sales.    Smith is a well known speaker and evangelist.

8. Inside Content Marketing by Theresa Cramer.   Subtitle: EContent Magazine's Guide to Roles, Tolls and Strategies for Thriving in the Age of Brand Journalism. Today’s marketing starts and ends with content and Theresa Cramer nails it in this book for the marketer.       172 Pages   Soft Cover  

9. Rise of the Revenue Marketer Subtitle: An Executive Playbook, by Debbie Qaqish of the Pedowitz Group.  This is the definitive, life changing book for the Chief Marketing Officer.  Backed by interviews from her podcast series,  RMR, Revenue Marketing Radio this is  what started the serious marketing to revenue discussion.  2013  Softcover 228 pages.

 


Funnel Radio Line-up Oct 26, 2017

 Full schedule today. David Lewis kicks us off at 9:30 am Pacific with his guest, Daniel Day.

  • How ABM fosters tighter alignment between Sales and Marketing
  • The process for establishing targets for sales teams
  • Why ABM can be easier for driving growth than traditional demand generation

Some of these topics covered on the other shows include: It’s Budget Time and this year may be different for many marketers as expectations of “marketing revenue management” have increased. The 5 Step Model for Operationalizing an SPB&M. Also, Why is marketing automation important to any (IT) organization? Jim has a candid conversation with Lars Helgeson CEO of GreenRope. He discusses what he learned from rejection, over-coming resistance, and why he needed to build partnership with employees as well as the external partnerships so important in building a business. Matt's guest is Maureen Ezekwugo getting you on track to take your sales career to the next level. Points include: Four traits or skills needed to make it in sales management AND How to position yourself for the next opportunity to advance your sales career.

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Funnel Radio Line Up Sept 21

This week we have a full schedule: David Lewis explains the benefits of analytics. Then Jim Obermayer welcomes Patrick Renvoise to continue the conversation started last week with David Lewis about Neuromarketing. John Bruno of Forrester goes over a recent study of CRM systems, Liz Pearce of Liquid Planner joins Matt Heinz and we wind the day up with Kevin Conklin interviewing Jeff Kaplan of Ipswitch. Listen live staring at 9:30am Pacific:Tweet-todays-funnelradio-lineup-20170921

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Why Salespeople Get Paid More than Marketers

Sales people get paid more because revenue can be directly attributed to their performance. I ask you, can marketing’s performance be tied to revenue? Finally, the answer is yes and it’s essential to do so to change marketing’s perception from a cost center to revenue generation.

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Funnel Radio Line-up Aug 31, 2017

We are excited as always with the line up of guests this week. We kick off with David Lewis, aka DemandGenDave teaching us how to implement lead nurturing program. From there Peter Gillett answers the question, "Why should people LOVE tradeshows?" CRM Radio is a replay of an episode featuring Andrea Lechner-Becker of LeadMD, "How developed is your marketing department?" Great questions to help see what you are doing right and what may need to go on the list of goals for the upcoming quarter and year. Following her is Joshua Baez with Matt Heinz talking about the PERFECT Persona. We end our day with John Stewart and Kevin Conklin talking about What’s up on Network Security in 2018.

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Lewis - Without Lead Scoring You Can't Manage Sales Leads

Listen and grow while you work!

Why its important

"Rarely does the sales team and marketing team get to work so closely together...and a lead scoring project can transform the culture between the two teams."

David Lewis CEO of DemandGen International 

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