In the Star Trek series, Vulcans like Spock have the ability to telepathically link with other beings through a process called the mind meld. By chanting “my mind to your mind, my thoughts to your thoughts” while touching someone else’s head, the Vulcans are able to probe that person’s deepest thoughts, sharing their secrets, memories, and emotions.
Here at SellingBrew, we like to think that we offer the opportunity for a mind meld that reveals secrets but doesn’t require the physical contact or the weird chanting. (And this mind meld doesn’t reveal anything embarrassing either.)
We have thousands of subscribers from companies of all different sizes—from the Fortune 50 all the way down to very small businesses. And our members come from B2B firms in a whole host of different industries as well. That means you have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of wide range of different sales ops professionals who are all trying different techniques.
Often people assume that the largest companies have the most strategic sales ops teams, and that folks from smaller companies are the ones learning from the people at big corporations.
Sometimes that’s true. But we find that the learning actually flows both ways.
You see, in the same way that startups can take risks with new products and markets that larger, more established cannot, smaller companies can sometimes experiment with sales ops techniques that would be more difficult to try with a larger team. These smaller organizations are acting as incubators for cutting-edge techniques and approaches that most leading sales ops teams may use someday. And sometimes they tried something that was a big mistake they want to be sure to avoid next time.
Our researchers have the opportunity to interact with all these folks and to tap into their experience, expertise (and blunders) when putting together our blog posts, webinars, guides, and other resources. So when you watch or read those materials, it’s like you’re experiencing a mind meld with thousands of other sales ops professionals and learning what works and what doesn’t.
One of the best ways to experience that mind meld is through the Exceptional Sales Ops Teams webinar. Based on research on some of the best B2B sales ops teams in existence, it explores the traits and behaviors exhibited by leaders in the field. If you are new to the discipline or if your organization hasn’t had a sales ops team for very long, this is one of the easiest ways to get up to speed fast.
And if you have a specific question about sales ops, you can always submit it through our SellingBrew help desk. If our staff already knows the answer, we’ll send you a response right away. If not, we’ll consult with other subscribers to find the answer for you within a few business days. And then we’ll transmit it via the mind meld—well, actually through email. If you haven’t used it before, the help desk a great resource that is part of your SellingBrew subscription.
Exceptional Sales Ops Teams
Sales Ops is still evolving and there are no long-standing rules for how everything should work. But there's a lot to learn from teams with a track record of success. In this on-demand webinar, we explore the common traits and mindsets of successful Sales Operations groups.