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CB Insights Includes CommercialTribe in The Periodic Table of HR Tech

CB Insights recently profiled a Periodic table of HR Tech Companies – broadly defined to include software in workforce management, payroll, benefits administration, employee development, and recruiting and staffing – and investors that are redefining how employers recruit and retain employees. CommercialTribe was one of the companies included in the Career Development space which is…

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Why Seller Motivation Needs a Makeover

By some estimates today there are more than 10 million sales people in the world, also known as professional persuaders. Today, the sales organization exists to organize and drive those sellers toward the actions needed to transact revenue, leading to the creation of what has been described as a coin-operated, compliance-driven culture. In my guest…

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3 Key Things I Took Away from SiriusDecisions Summit 2016

Last week –– along with 3000 other marketing and sales professionals –– I descended upon the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee for the 11th annual SiriusDecisions Summit. In addition to making incredible connections with key customers, having insightful conversations with SiriusDecisions Analysts, and networking with sales and marketing leaders at the Summit, I was…

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Does Your Sales Cycle Include a Demo?

Product demonstrations are common to almost every sales cycle, a chance for reps to show off the platform or solution and push the conversation forward. Yet, they tend to be either heavily scripted previews, at best, or a waste of a prospect’s time, at worst. Why aren’t reps practicing this crucial phase of the buyer…