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By now, we all know that consistent coaching produces higher rep productivity. When coaching an inside sales team, call recordings are especially important for providing feedback during 1-on-1 coaching sessions and building a library of sharable best practice examples. Since coaching is essentially an ongoing conversation between coach and rep, how you communicate is key to […]
Context for Sales Conversations For sales managers with Salesforce, lead status can only tell you so much about about the state of the prospect interaction. When you need real insights into a relationship with a contact, the progress of a discussion, or where things left off, you have to read the call notes. The call […]
Sales prospecting is a challenge. Most salespeople aren’t very good at it. Why? Because they haven’t cultivated the right habits. Masterful sales prospecting skills can take years to develop. But the truth is that by nurturing some simple habits you can fast-track your path to prospecting success. To develop new habits, you must make a commitment […]
The world’s most successful sales managers have something crucial in common. They make highly intelligent revenue predictions. Sure, nearly all sales managers track some sales metrics, but the truth is most inside sales leaders just aren’t going far enough. When it comes to data-based sales coaching, you need to go beyond tracking basic outbound sales […]
Voicemail drop is rapidly becoming a must-have feature for startup and enterprise sales teams alike. Not too long ago, the ability to automatically leave a pre-recorded voicemail was simply a nice-to-have option, but teams have discovered the time savings, productivity increases, and voicemail quality improvements that come with them. If a sales team of 10 […]
Salespeople are only spending 35.9% of their time selling. This makes the quality of your sales team meetings critical. We’ve all suffered through boring, poorly-planned meetings. Don’t allow your sales team meetings to fall into that category. Your team meetings should educate, energize, and engage your sales team, not leave them looking at the time […]
There has never been a better time to be in sales. Only a short time ago, salespeople had to spend more than half of their time on tedious tasks like taking notes, logging calls and prioritizing leads. But sales force automation (SFA) technology and sales automation tools now enables reps to spend more time doing […]
Dashboards and analytics give sales managers, sales coaches, and marketers a great deal of insight into the performance of reps, but sometimes there’s really no substitute for actually listening to phone calls. Call recordings allow managers to listen on their own schedule, instead of wasting time randomly listening to live calls with the hope of […]
Sales Jargon Causes Confusion Every industry is flooded with trendy terms and flashy acronyms. Influencers and marketers coin these terms to make things sound new and exciting, increase perceived importance, and capture attention. In our space, it’s “auto-dialer,” in others there’s “MarComTech”, “FinTech”, and many more, but what do those terms really mean? Everyone perceives […]
The numbers are in. This year, the minimum cost of commercial during Super Bowl LII was $5 million for a basic 30 second slot. The biggest spender was Amazon, who claimed a premium 90-second ad. Combined with heavy promotion online and through social media, their placement efforts cost a whopping $14.9 million dollars. Interestingly, that […]
The Patriots’ Bill Belichick is currently the NFL’s longest tenured coach, leading the team since January 2000. Over that period, the Patriots have won 15 AFC East championships, appeared in the Super Bowl seven times, and won five of them. He also holds the most wins of any active NFL coach. Obviously, the man knows […]
On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles face off in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. It wasn’t easy getting there, but as a sales rep, I felt all-too familiar feelings this season. In December, Quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL and was declared out for the season, forcing Coach Doug Pederson and the Eagles […]