A common (and frustrating) obstacle for salespeople is creating a sense of urgency with prospective customers. We are often faced with meeting no-shows, or receive push-back from prospects because of busy holiday plans or end/start of quarter distractions. So whenever you are finding that your prospects are “just too swamped”, here are a few ways...Read More
Do you ever run sales contests around calls? So do most of our customers. The most popular call contest we see is one that rewards participants for talk time, or the amount of time each team member spends on the phone. Other popular ideas include rewarding participants for the number of calls made each day...Read More
If you’re in B2B sales, chances are you’re using LinkedIn’s InMail feature. You’re probably sending dozens of these things out, pouring over each word and phrase, making adjustments like a mechanic trying to squeeze better and more consistent performance from your social selling efforts. You know sales is a numbers game, and increasing your response...Read More
Hundreds of sales leaders kicked off 2015 at SalesLoft’s Rainmaker, an event marketed as the “first ever” sales development conference. A Forbes piece named sales development “the biggest trend in sales today” two weeks later. Then in February, Google search interest for “sales development representative” hit an all-time high. It’s pretty simple: If you’re one...Read More
Do you look at sales objections as a bad thing? Do you get uptight around the whole issue? A lot of salespeople treat objections as if they are in a not-so-friendly tennis match: The prospect lobs one over the net, and the rep hits it right back at them — or worse, rushes the net and...Read More
Certain challenges come with selling to executives. These prospects can be difficult to reach and tend to pack their schedules well in advance. The good news? Finding out early in the outreach process both who you’re dealing with and what their preferences are can help to optimize prospecting attempts with these folks. In other words, if you figure...Read More
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