Sales coaching and sales training are both sales performance improvement methodologies that are here to stay. The benefits of both are obvious, but many teams question when to use one or the other. The truth is that for a sales organization to be truly successful, they must use both. But, it must be done properly. […]
What is a Sales Quota? Simply put, a sales quota is a specific target that sales reps need to hit within a given amount of time. Quotas are nearly always numerical, in that they must be a certain dollar amount of contracts signed, revenue generated, or count of goods sold. Sales reps, sales managers, and […]
3 min read - October 21, 2020
Productivity in Sales
Sales leaders and sales managers are real confused by the whole notion of productivity. I hate to say this. But, unfortunately, it’s true. This is a problem in that it drives sales leaders to make the wrong decisions about how to improve productivity. Let’s get the basics out of the way. First, a sales person’s […]
You likely recognize Sales OpsStars from their excellent events during Dreamforce. This year, they are taking a different approach with a very special virtual event dedicated to revenue operations and revenue-generating professionals. ringDNA is proud to join OpsStars for a workshop on real-time sales enablement during the event. This two-day event on Tuesday, October 20 […]
Cold Emails are Essential To Sales Cold emails and sales go together like peanut butter and jelly. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to have one without the other. Cold emails serve as an excellent starting point for any sales process, and can make a great introduction that gets any deal started in the right direction. […]
What is warm calling? The definition of warm calling is an outbound sales strategy that focuses on dialing, connecting with, and having sales conversations on the phone with sales leads who have been “warmed up” with some kind of prior activity. Warm leads can be defined as prospects that have previously engaged with your company […]
There’s a new revolution in sales, and it’s moving quickly. Guided selling stands to change sales teams forever, and many of the most successful organizations are quickly employing it. In fact, Gartner found that 51% of sales teams have already deployed are plan to deploy guided selling software in the next five years. As B2B […]
A sales pipeline has been a common tool for sales teams for decades, but sales is changing. Despite what many think, sales is not what they show in the movies. The days of intense, hardball tactics, “sell me this pen” and “Always Be Closing!” in the sales office are behind us. Modern, customer-focused sales teams […]
Everyone feels the constant push-pull in sales. You want to make the big deal happen. However, the buyer isn’t yours to control. You want to push. You have to be patient. Pushy? Patient? You gotta be both. Being pushy is not about asking for the order. Buyers expect that from you. Though it has no […]
At their core, salespeople only want to do one thing: sell. But while technology presents salespeople with new efficiencies and opportunities, it also comes with major challenges. CRM data needs to be kept clean, managers need access to the data they need to make intelligent decisions, and the right sales technology stack has to be […]
What are your sales principles? I love the following quote from Harrington Emerson, a renowned business theorist. “As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” […]
You work in cold calling driven sales long enough and you’re bound to hear it: that story about the salesperson who closed a six or seven figure deal from a cold call. In fact, I recently had dinner with a retired business to business (B2B) salesperson who had a stack of success stories that started […]