Autodialers should be dead to anyone in sales. As in, left for debt-collectors, scammers, and telemarketers. If you’ve spent any amount of time in sales you have heard  the age-old rule – “it’s a numbers game”. If you make enough calls, you’ll eventually connect, fill your pipeline, hit your goals, and generate revenue. Here is […]
Salesforce is an incredibly flexible CRM with a vast number of applications available to add to its functionality. In fact, Salesforce’s AppExchange marketplace contains over 3.5 million applications. However, with so many third-party apps at your disposal you must be careful of which you choose to implement within your business. Poorly built tools, or those […]
There are many professions that review footage of themselves during practice or after competitions. Professional athletes review game footage, musicians listen to recordings of themselves, actors re-watch their reels, pilots check their simulations… the list goes on and on. As a sales rep, you should do the same thing every single time you lose a […]
Everyone in sales has likely made a discovery call at one time or another.  The discovery call is a crucial component of the sales process. It allows reps to qualify a prospect and gather information to be leveraged throughout the sales process in order to generate a win. However, not all discovery calls are created […]
Still only coaching your team to their pipeline? If so, you’re missing out on the benefits of consistent sales coaching. It’s not unusual for lead and opportunity coaching to be confused with a complete coaching program. Sales pipeline reviews are not the same as 1-on-1’s. What’s the difference between the two and why does it […]
Leaving voicemails is part of the sales process. It’s like every other essential sales activity that can be measured, analyzed, and improved. Depending on the size of the sales team, reps could be leaving thousands of voicemail messages every week. But thanks to features like voicemail drop, leaving these messages is no longer an arduous, […]
The Best Response Time Wins A recent experiment revealed that only 42% of B2B companies responded to leads within 5 days (yes, you read that right — days). What’s even more shocking is the fact that the other 58% never bothered to respond. Given the fact that B2B marketers are projected to spend over $4.6 […]
It’s the second month of the third quarter. Some sales teams are scrambling at this point, increasingly worried they won’t make annual quotas. Regardless if your team is on pace to hit their targets, or not, it’s a great time to review the first half. How do you stay on track or make adjustments to […]
Conversation analytics is the detailed examination and evaluation of live or recorded phone conversations between two or more people. It uses technology to capture the conversation and generate reports on the structure, words used, emotions, and outcomes. Conversation analytics software is typically comprised of multiple components. First, it captures dialogue via call recording, then uses […]
The Best Way to Use Salesforce Yet again, Salesforce has been named the number one CRM provider, officially marking the sixth year in a row they have received the award. For 25 years, Salesforce has been dedicated to building what they believe is the best CRM possible, so it’s no wonder why sales teams all […]
Outsourcing appointment setting to a service, instead of using your SDR team, has its challenges. Sales development is very different from appointment setting. With claims that the service will set up so many appointments that your sales team will beg them to stop, it may sound like your sales will go through the roof. It […]
Outsourcing part of the sales development role to an agent-assisted dialing service may not be as advantageous as expected. Not all software and technology are a good fit for all businesses. It depends on the sales cycle and the type of product being sold. With claims of 125 dials and 7-10 conversations per rep per […]