Peter Ostrow

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How Quickly Should A Sales Rep Be Onboarded?

Peter Ostrow May 14, 2024
In many professions, education for a new employee’s role incorporates learning with doing. Educators must undergo a full semester of student teaching, surgeons develop by “watching, teaching, doing,” and aspiring electricians must deliver hundreds of hours as apprentices prior to licensure. Even most MLB stars spend years toiling in the minor leagues perfecting their skills. […]
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What’s Lurking In Your Sales Culture?

Peter Ostrow April 16, 2024
Toxicity lives on in some sales cultures — and where it does, it impedes growth and success. Learn what’s needed to overcome it in this B2B Summit North America session preview.
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Why Can’t My Sellers Adapt More Quickly?

Peter Ostrow March 6, 2024
How recently did your company leadership issue a directive implying that the sales team must change their behavior? Not long ago, if yours is like most revenue organizations. Whether it’s framed as changing from tactical to strategic selling, focusing on solutions instead of products, or prospecting deeper into buying groups, most institutions habitually move the […]
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“32 To 36 Courses” Is Not Revenue Enablement

Peter Ostrow February 16, 2024
Equipping sellers for better performance isn't a matter of course volume. Explore the questions that should guide learning.
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Your Company Just Announced Sales Layoffs. What Should Revenue Enablement Do About It?

Peter Ostrow October 11, 2023
Read five suggestions to simultaneously come to the aid of your internal customers and to up your enablement game for the long term.
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The Top Five Priorities For A New Revenue Enablement Leader

Peter Ostrow August 31, 2023
The sales and revenue enablement space has seen a wildly dynamic 2023, with many casualties of layoffs impacting the profession but also plenty of new opportunities opening up. At the same time, enablement leaders have had to adapt to changing priorities while continuing to deliver tangible, quantifiable value to the C-suite. If you’re a newly […]
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Revenue Enablement: Why Forrester Has Made The Change

Peter Ostrow June 5, 2023
Forrester is adapting along with the entire B2B sales space, pivoting from “sales enablement” to “revenue enablement” in describing the discipline of ensuring that all customer-facing roles receive consistent enterprise support so that they have the confidence, competence, and content to drive customer value and revenue results.
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The Emerging Role Of The Field Sales Coach: A Success Story

Peter Ostrow April 18, 2023
Who doesn’t love a success story? Every year at Forrester’s B2B Summit North America, our sales research team presents new and exciting research, topped off with a captivating B2B Program Of The Year Award presented in a fireside chat with a Forrester analyst. For 2023, our B2B Program Of The Year Award session will include […]
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Forrester Event Content: What Does It Take To Stand On That Stage?

Peter Ostrow April 4, 2023
For over two decades, Forrester’s B2B Summit has attracted and educated leaders in sales, marketing, product, and customer engagement disciplines, furthering their professional development and “what it means” around everything from corporate alignment to generative AI. When 4,000 delegates gather again this June in Austin, they’ll be choosing from 111 sessions within nine tracks to […]
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Why Aren’t There More Enablement Help Desks?

Peter Ostrow March 6, 2023
What does a help desk, or similar functionality, look like for enablement teams?
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Three Key Areas For Sales Enablement To Focus On In 2023

Peter Ostrow September 1, 2022
Competencies, culture, and compensation — find out where you should invest your sales enablement budget in the year ahead. Read highlights from our new report, Planning Guide 2023: Sales Enablement.
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Sales Enablement Technology Decisions Just Got Easier: Introducing The Now Tech Report For 2022

Peter Ostrow June 23, 2022
Sales enablement automation (SEA) solutions equip sellers with personalized training and content to effectively engage with and meet the expectations of increasingly digital-first buyers. Over the past decade, these solutions have evolved and empowered B2B revenue teams to: Optimize sales processes. Break down organizational silos. Shorten time-to-competency. Measure the impact of enablement programs. These technologies […]
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The Great Sales Content Disconnect

Jennifer Bullock April 20, 2022
Today, both sellers and buyers are forced to navigate a perfect storm of content, as the average number of interactions per B2B buying cycle has jumped 54% over the past two years and reps have an average of 1,400 sales assets to choose from. While reps now have more tools to leverage than ever before […]
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Awesome Sales Enablement Customer Quotes: The Sequel

Peter Ostrow March 6, 2022

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2021: The Sales Enablement Year In Review

Peter Ostrow December 14, 2021
A number of trends in the B2B sales space have disrupted, challenged, and motivated sales enablement teams this year. As the first quarter of 2022 begins, let’s understand how these macro trends and the pandemic have reshaped our function and industry. First, the multitude of sales enablement tech acquisitions we’ve seen allows us to brag […]
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Gamification And Sales Enablement: An Imperfect Union

Peter Ostrow December 4, 2021
Using game elements and techniques to motivate sellers can net short-term benefits. But it won't necessarily build the competencies that drive long-term results.
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Wondering If Your Sales Enablement Efforts Are Visible? Try These Four Quick-Hit Options

Peter Ostrow September 14, 2021
Sales enablement can often be a squirrelly thing to quantify. For starters, most practitioners are compensated via the same mechanisms — quota attainment, deal size, sales cycle — that are deployed to reward just about everyone in the direct sales hierarchy: leaders, coaches, overlays, managers, and, of course, the reps and partners they support. But […]
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Quick Take: What Does This Current Sales Enablement Tech Consolidation Mean?

Peter Ostrow August 23, 2021
Two recent major acquisitions are part of a larger trend that reveals what sales enablement leaders have come to want and need.
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How Many Products Can A B2B Sales Rep Sell?

Peter Ostrow March 8, 2021
Mergers and acquisitions and other major changes can place enormous pressure on frontline sales organizations. Learn when the strain becomes too much in this B2B Summit session preview.
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Sales Leaders: What Happens When We All Get To Travel Again?

Peter Ostrow March 2, 2021
Pretty soon, we’re going to start booking business travel again. After the initial endorphin release, how much will we have learned from selling in a work-from-home world?
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