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Sales Enablement

HubSpot via Coursera

Overview

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This course lays out the skills and knowledge necessary to develop a marketing-driven sales enablement strategy, for beginners or those looking to hone their skills. You’ll learn the basics of sales enablement, and how to align your marketing and sales team under the same strategy and goals. You’ll learn ways to make the connection with your buyers and use content as an effective sales tool. The course will teach you about automation tools to use in your sales enablement strategy and about how to enable continued customer success after a sale. By the end of this course you will be able to: • Describe what sales enablement is and why it's important • Create a vision and goal that can motivate and align sales and marketing teams • Develop a lead qualification framework • Create an SLA • Plan and run effective ‘smarketing’ meetings • Identify your target audience • Develop a buyer persona • Use the jobs-to-be-done framework to understand your buyer • Create a hero statement to connect with your buyer • Develop a content strategy to increase your sales team efficiency and velocity • Plan a company-wide content creation initiative • Write impactful content • Enable ongoing customer success • Identify technology needs for sales enablement • Develop your technology strategy for sales enablement This course will help you build a solid foundation for developing a sales enablement strategy and working effectively with your sales and marketing teams. The course is intended for anyone interested in jumpstarting their career in sales - whether you’re changing careers and looking for an entry-level role, or want to hone your skills in your current role as a sales representative. It does not require any background knowledge or experience to get started. Throughout the course, you will complete exercises that allow you to apply the skills you have learned in a practical way, such as evaluating a lead qualification framework, planning a “smarketing” meeting, creating a buyer persona, and writing an email to potential customers. You will compile your work and submit it as a project at the end of the course.

Syllabus

  • Adopting a Sales Enablement Mentality
    • In the first week, you will be introduced to the importance of sales enablement. You'll learn how to create motivating revenue goals for your sales and marketing teams and a lead qualification network that can help your teams reach those goals. At the end of the week you will complete the first exercise that will be part of your final course project.
  • Managing for Sales Enablement
    • This week you will learn how to create and use a Service-Level-Agreement (SLA) for your sales and marketing teams. You'll also learn how to plan and run effective and smooth smarketing (sales and marketing) team meetings and why these are so important for sales enablement. Throughout the week you will complete two more exercises to add to your final project.
  • Making the Connection with Your Buyer
    • This week we are digging into who your buyer is and how to connect with them. You'll learn how to develop a buyer persona to know whom you should be targeting. You'll gain more understanding of your buyer through the jobs-to-be-done framework. You'll also learn how to write a hero statement to connect all the information about your buyer. You'll complete two more exercises for your final project.
  • Using Content as a Sales Tool
    • In Week 4 you'll learn all about content and how it can impact your sales strategy. You'll learn how to use content as a sales tool, how to develop a content strategy for your team, and how to organize and motivate your team to create effective content. You'll also gain valuable skills to become a better business writer. You'll practice these new skills in two more exercises that will be part of the final project you will turn in next week.
  • Continuing Enablement after the Sale
    • In the final week you will learn strategies to enable your customers and ensure their success. You'll discover the importance of using technology to streamline your customer enablement and create a strategy on how to effectively use the technology. You will also have the opportunity to take the HubSpot Sales Enablement Certification exam. The week will conclude with your final project, the culmination of all the work you have been doing throughout the course.

Taught by

Tiphaine Amblard

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