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What is the most Effective Whiteboard Storytelling Training Method?

By Mark Gibson on Thu, Oct 10, 2019

In my previous post, How Much Does a Whiteboard Story Cost to Create?, I discussed the cost elements associated with developing various types of whiteboard story.

Topics: whiteboard storytelling virtual training
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Whiteboard Storytelling vs. PowerPoint - a Comparison

By Mark Gibson on Tue, Oct 01, 2019

Microsoft PowerPoint has been installed a billion times on Mac and Windows systems since launching in 1990. With an estimated 95% market share of the presentation market and more than 500 million users, Microsoft PowerPoint is a behemoth in the market and their collective competitors, mere minnows.

Topics: storytelling powerpoint whiteboard storytelling baseline selling
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How Much Does a Whiteboard Story Cost to Create?

By Mark Gibson on Mon, Sep 30, 2019

People ask me this question when they are curious about creating whiteboards, and the truth is that it depends on your purpose and desired outcome. In this article, I discuss whiteboard types and their purpose and a process for creating a whiteboard story.

Topics: consultative selling challenger selling storytelling whiteboard storytelling commercial insight
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Channel Enablement - Visual Storytelling Centrify Case Study

By Mark Gibson on Mon, Nov 05, 2018

Storytelling, Visual Storytelling and asking insightful questions are three of the most important skills for all customer-facing professionals for learning, retaining and engaging buyers in conversation around their issues. They are equally important for conveying your story to prospects and customers in a way that makes an impact on them and that they are likely to remember.

Topics: visual storytelling story whiteboard storytelling
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Reducing Sales Ramp to Accelerate Growth - Pt. 1.

By Mark Gibson on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Recently I attended a Sales Hacker forum and one of the questions from the group was “We have a very complex product, it takes 12-18 months for salespeople to become fully productive, how can we reduce the time it takes to get salespeople up to speed?”

The answer to this question takes more than a few minutes and it varies, depending on the complexity of the product and the learning culture of the organization.

But ramping new hires quickly in a SaaS business is key to accelerating business growth.

Part 1 of this two-part blog post examines the causes of the slow sales ramp and explores ways to reduce it.

Topics: sales ramp whiteboard storytelling