If you’re not one of 54.3% of sales reps that meet or exceed their sales goals, you’re probably wondering how to become one. You may think it requires constant pitching, non-stop prospecting, and continuously pushing towards a close. If so, you’re wrong. Top-performing sales reps get that way by doing things very differently. They do […]
Our Founder and CEO Howard Brown appeared live on Cheddar at the NYSE to discuss how we are using artificial intelligence to analyze hundreds of millions of sales calls and help improve a company’s sales tactics. As human communication continues to play a core role in how people connect, companies are looking for ways to […]
All business people face increasing demands for time. Naturally, that means the people you are selling to don’t always want to be on the phone with you. However, if you can guarantee an enjoyable interaction each and every time you speak with your prospects, they will want to spend more and more time with you. […]
Today’s business buyers are accustomed to personalized buying experiences. We all experience the convenience and speed of consumer transactions in our personal lives, and have come to expect it in the workplace as well. Salesforce found that 80% of customers say the experience a company provides is as important as its products and services. The […]
According to Marketo, 10.99% of sales referrals convert. The same research found that only 0.9% of regular sales prospects turn into customers. That’s a huge difference. One reason for this variance is likely due to the fact that only 3% of people consider salespeople to be trustworthy. Additionally, most buyers now research and select vendors […]
Call recording is an incredibly valuable tool for sales managers to leverage during sales coaching and training. It allows them to coach large teams at scale by granting them the ability to capture every call and be alerted when a specific situation or rep requires their attention. These calls can be stored in call libraries […]
Today’s sales environment is vastly different from what it was just a few years ago. Buyers, enabled by the internet, now do far more research prior to speaking with a salesperson and are more educated as a result. Buying committees are also larger, and now include an average of 6.8 or more stakeholders. This leaves […]
No matter how consistently you coach your reps or how well they’ve performed in the past, there are always times when sales teams struggle to hit their goals. This can be especially true at the end of a challenging quarter or year. Your reps may be giving it their all, but seem to be running […]
Sales reps typically acquire leads from marketing lists, online campaigns, research, social media, or old-fashioned cold calling. These often provide sufficient lead volume for team members to hit their targets. But, sometimes they just aren’t enough. Where can reps find more leads to meet or exceed their goals as the end of the month, quarter, […]
Hubspot found that the average sales close rate is between 15 and 27%, depending on the industry. With over 70% of deals falling through, everyone has plenty of lost or dropped sales opportunities in their CRM. These prospects fail to convert numerous reasons, from no decision, postponed, budget constraints, contact departure, to even a slow […]
In B2B sales, the right sales discovery questions are absolutely essential to a successful sale. It is during the discovery period that sales reps can uncover the information that moves deals forward. The find the pains, needs, wants, and problems that the prospect is experiencing and can therefore tailor their sale to their specific use […]
Prospects do not want to be rushed through your buying process while feeling like just another number or box to check. When it comes down to it, buyers purchase from people they like and trust. In both B2C and B2B purchases, buyers develop emotional connections that influence their purchase decisions. To increase your chances of […]