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Author: Brendan Cournoyer

How Do You Fix a Broken Selling System? Try Something DIFFERENT

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

March 25, 2015 09:52 AM

“Is your sales content drowning your sales force?” That’s the question (and it’s an important one) posed in a recent blog post by Scott Santucci of The Alexander Group. The article takes a good hard look at the critical role content plays in complex B2B sales. It’s an interesting read, and you can check out the full post here, but I’m warning you – It’s LONG. Like, closing in on 5,000 words long. Now, if I were to break it down to under 140...

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Tags: content marketing, sales enablement

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Should Sales Reps Care About Twitter? (and Other Social Selling Questions)

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

March 16, 2015 10:04 AM

Sales reps have a lot of questions about social selling these days. For example – what’s the deal with Twitter? With that in mind, here is a short Q&A to help answer some of your most burning Twitter and social selling questions. Pretend I’m a rep who knows absolutely nothing about social selling – why should I care about any of this? Social selling is a great way to engage directly with audiences who MIGHT be interested in learning more about your product...

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Tags: quick tips, sales enablement, social media, tips and tricks

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Sales Productivity Investments Start with Training, Content [Report]

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

February 25, 2015 09:29 AM

Everyone wants to increase sales productivity – but how exactly are organizations going about it this year? That’s one of the questions the MHI Research Institute looked to answer in a recent study around sales performance and productivity. In a recent post, MHI research director and guru on all-things sales enablement Tamara Schenk shared some pretty interesting insights from the study. Asking participants, “Where have you or do you plan to invest to improve sales pro...

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Tags: content marketing, sales enablement, video

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4 Simple LinkedIn Profile Tips for Social Sales Reps

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

February 23, 2015 09:20 AM

For B2B reps, effective social selling starts with a solid social profile. Here are four easy LinkedIn profile tips that can help. A lot of people think of their LinkedIn profiles as a sort of online resume for recruiters, outlining what you do and what you’ve done. And sure – that’s one way of looking at it. I prefer to think of it a little differently though: as a way of promoting your personal and professional brand. This, of course, is a basic element of effective soci...

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Tags: quick tips, sales enablement, social media

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Trouble with Sales Prospecting? Use Your Brainshark! [Video]

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

January 29, 2015 09:10 AM

Effective sales prospecting and customer communications can be a challenge for some reps. Others? They have a little help. Check out the short video below to see what I mean, then visit our Brainshark Sales Accelerator page to learn more.

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Tags: Brainshark, sales enablement, video, external communications

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