2015 Hot List: What’s In and What’s Out in Sales
Greetings from the Smart Selling universe! Our drones have instructed you to “let it go” when it comes to data fatigue, unavailable prospects and recreating the narrative for the 18th time. Let’s calendar in more Giving Days this year, promise not to fall asleep at the wheel of our self-driving cars, or self-dialing phones and have more conversations with HUMANS and not wearables this year.
Our popular “What’s In and What’s Out in Sales” is now in its 12th year! And if you want to know how to best prepare your sales organization for 2015, download our Inside Sales 2015 Trends Report.
This year brings lots of surprises on every front – our 2015 Hotlist is loaded with tech trends, style, entertainment, and sales tips. So check where you might land on the hipness scale- enjoy!
|What’s OUT||What’s IN|
|Red Bull||Premium milk|
|Swiping Right||Saying Hello|
|Adults reading young books||Judy Blume for adults|
|Binge-watching TV shows||Binge-listening to Podcasts (Serial)|
|Conscious uncoupling||Unintentionally staying togethe|
|Prematurely promoting managers||Team leads and coaches|
|Quitting your job||Following a strategic career trajectory|
|Selfies||Narcissistick (Selfies on a stick)|
|Naturally thin||Fitness cults|
|The AKL Ice Bucket Challenge||GoFundMe.com|
|Ready for Hilary||Ready for Bernie|
|Cupcakes||Ice cream sandwiches|
|Juice cleanses||Solid food|
|FOMO||Be here now|
|No-Po’s||Millennials with SERIOUS spending power|
|Uber||Bike Rental Stations|
|Black Friday||Twitter Wednesday|
|Changing the narrative||Sticking with the facts|
|Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||IoT (The Internet of Things)|
|Social Selling experts who don’t know sales||Smart #Women in Sales|
|Talking-Head Sales Training||Learning the FUN ways from your peer|
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