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5 Ways PGi Employees Show Their Customers Love on Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Valentine’s Day is typically associated with couples in love, but at PGi, we believe the love should be shared all around, from employee to employee and from employee to customer. Our customers are our top priority at PGi, and we make a concerted effort to show our customers love, both on Valentine’s Day and throughout the rest of the year. Check …

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The Art of the Cold Email

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Cold emailing is one of the most difficult sales communications to pull off. Why? For starters, you have no history or connection with your audience, no real way of knowing what may resonate with them. Second, because you lack a relationship with this person you’re missing out on non-verbal feedback, so you can’t modify your approach in the moment of …

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Jill Rowley and Getting to Know Your Buyer: STAGEnext 2016 Keynote Recap

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From August 17 to 19, 2016, PGi held its annual sales conference, STAGEnext, which featured a keynote address by the widely-regarded salesperson and social selling extraordinaire, Jill Rowley. In her keynote speech, Rowley shared valuable selling insights and tips for the contemporary salesperson. The following is an overview of Rowley’s keynote speech. A successful salesperson is an adaptable salesperson, one …

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The Life of a Digital Nomad: 4 Tips for a Better Life

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If your job requires a lot of travel time, then you know the challenges you face when it comes to working remote. Where it’s staying connected, trying to access files, or sometimes, just finding a decent Wi-Fi signal, there are a lot of bumps in the road when you’re always working on the road. But being a “digital nomad” has …

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Selling with Video: So Easy a 12-Year-Old Can Do It

Video is everywhere. From ads online to product demonstrations and customer case studies, video is one of the most powerful tools any company can use to strengthen brand recognition and educate customers on their products—and a powerful tool for sales and marketing reps. In 2015, research by the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs found that 74 percent of B2C marketers …

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Keep Product Innovation Paced at the Speed of Your Customers

One of the (potential) downsides of technological innovation is the ever-increasing speed of change. It seems that every week brings a new update, patch or terms agreement. Businesses and their IT departments are forced to constantly evaluate and adapt to a changing landscape, weighing the pros and cons between the latest-and-greatest software versus sticking with existing legacy systems. But is …

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Formula for a Winning Presentation Design

Formulating the best presentation for your next sales meeting can seem like rocket science. Where do you start? Should you use graphs and pie charts? How do you conclude your presentation? Is there really a science behind designing the perfect presentation? The Presentation Scientists at PGi have the answers. Check out the five elements you need to create a winning …

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How to Use MQL Metrics for Sales and Marketing Alignment

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As a follow-up to our recent webinar, Ask the Experts with SiriusDecisions: 4 Pillars of Building Sales & Marketing Alignment, I’ve been answering our webinar viewers’ questions in greater detail here on The Future of Business Collaboration. Here’s a final viewer question I’ll look at today: How do you prevent sales and marketing from going in different directions? I’ll reveal …

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Sales & Marketing Alignment: Best Practices for Dispersed Teams

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During our recent webinar, Ask the Experts with SiriusDecisions: 4 Pillars of Building Sales & Marketing Alignment, my cohost Jason Hekl, Vice President and Group Director at SiriusDecisions, explained how to build alignment with shared definitions and processes. As he said, though, none of this works without very tight communication. For sales and marketing teams that are dispersed, establishing and …

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10 Rules of Social Sales

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Blazing a trail, forging a new path and breaking ground on new ways to sell on social media all sounds very exciting, but don’t you wish you had some wisdom and guidelines to help you take the first steps? Now you do. Here’s what the speakers of PGi’s recent webinar, Join the Sales Revolution!, said are the new rules of …

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The Best Way to Collaborate for Sales and Marketing Alignment

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We believe that better collaboration leads to better results at PGi. So during PGi’s recent sales and marketing alignment webinar, I asked the audience, “What is the primary means for collaborating between your sales and marketing organization?” About 59 percent of webinar attendees said their sales and marketing teams relied on web conferencing, audio conferencing or video conferencing to collaborate. …

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3 Critical Things You Need to Succeed in Social Sales

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The cold call is dead, content now has a significant impact on buying decisions and video fosters trust in the sales cycle. This is the new era of social sales. However, despite the tremendous value of thought leadership and online buyer education, social sales isn’t simply a matter of creating a Twitter profile and posting updates to LinkedIn. To ensure …

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Webinar: Join the Sales Revolution!

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Register now for PGi’s “Join the Sales Revolution!” webcast on Wednesday, June 10, at 13:00 EDT. Social sales, CRM, thought leadership, collaboration: these are more than just buzzwords for today’s sales professionals. They’re all part of the social sales revolution. PGi’s brand new eBook on social selling, “Join the Social Sales Revolution: Your Guide to the New Way to …

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Webinar: 4 Pillars of Building Sales & Marketing Alignment

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Register now for PGi’s upcoming webinar, Ask the Experts with SiriusDecisions: 4 Pillars of Building Sales & Marketing Alignment, on June 4 at 14:00 ET (11:00 PT). Are your sales and marketing teams missing out on opportunities because you’re out of sync? Are you clueless about how your team counterparts are engaging with prospects and customers? Then it’s time …

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Sales Life: Tools for Staying Organized on the Road

As a sales professional, you may be privy to the woes of constantly staying on the road to meet with new clients and prospects, networking at various conferences and being left with an additional to-do list in the wake of your crazy schedule. However, having the right organizational tools and calendar app can make all the difference. From varying project …

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What Most Sales Leaders Aren’t Doing to Drive Social Selling

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The social selling revolution is paramount to staying competitive when it comes to engaging today’s buyers, but let’s face it, change doesn’t come easy. So what does a sales leader say about implementing social selling across the organization? That’s what Amar Sheth, Principal at Sales for Life, set out to discover in a recent interview with Mario Martinez Jr., Regional Vice …

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Best Practices for Driving Marketing & Sales Pipeline Velocity with Web Events [SlideShare]

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As a modern marketer, one of the most important metrics is the number of marketing qualified leads and opportunities generated for sales. Being able to effectively engage and accelerate leads through your pipeline is critical to your success. So how can you engage your audience and increase velocity of leads through your pipeline using web events? Watch the webinar replay …

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Get Into the Mind of the IT Executive Buyer

Entering Into the Mind of the Executive IT Buyer

Register now for Entering Into the Mind of the IT Executive Buyer, April 16 at 14:00 EST (11:00 PST). If you are a technology sales leader, director, manager or account representative, this is one webcast you cannot afford to miss. In this panel interview of four IT executives, you will get the inside scoop on how to sell to a …

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Building a Better Sales Organization at the Sales 2.0 Conference

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Fresh off of the Sales 2.0 Conference in Philadelphia on Monday, our sales team is buzzing with ideas, strategies and tactics from the information presented at the sessions that covered new best practices to ensure sales teams perform at peak levels. If you were unable to attend, check out some of our favorite tweets that recapped the event: Liz Heiman ‏@LizRHeiman: “It’s …

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Recap: Forrester’s Forum for Sales Enablement Leaders

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The theme of the Forrester’s Forum For Sales Enablement Professionals this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. was “Win in B2B By Optimizing All Your Sales Channels,” and the session topics ranged from sales in a digital environment to sales enablement and transformation to customer alignment. But really, this conference was all about customer engagement, according to Seismic, through the entire buyer’s …

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