Peter O’Neill is the VP & Research Director for B2B Marketing (previously called Sales Enablement) at Forrester. Peter manages a group of analysts focused on B2B marketing understanding and navigating the complex sphere of buyer stakeholders.
As we discussed a few weeks ago with Tom Pisello in Season 1, Episode 9 the role of the B2B Sales Rep is dramatically changing. Forrester forecasts that 1 million US B2B salespeople will lose their jobs to self-service eCommerce by the year 2020. This statement and the research challenged the current thinking and caused a debate on social media.
Peter explains the research behind the prediction and provides more color & insights. Peter also shares how to turn this into a potential opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition and how you can continue to add value to your customers and become a true business partner.
Peter wraps up with his personal insights and shares 3 practical tips on how you can be successful as a Sales Enablement leader.
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