Well 2016 is half-over. And I have to say that—already—it’s been my favorite year working on the RingDNA blog. While we have always had some awesome one-off guest posts here and there, this year we’ve really tried to highlight thought leadership from some of today’s most prominent and up-and-coming sales professionals and entrepreneurs with their best sales and cold calling tips. I’ve been so impressed by the sheer response we’ve had to so many of this year’s posts, that it was quite difficult to narrow it down to just seven.
These seven not only garnered web traffic and social sharing, but also offer incredibly actionable sales advice. You’ll learn how to build compensation plans for virtually any sales role, seamlessly integrate telephony with Salesforce, personalize emails to ratchet up response rates, get your “black belt” in sales and a LOT more.
Sales development is tough! But with the right framework it can be a lot easier. In our most shared guest post of all time, The Bridge Group’s President and Chief Strategist Trish Bertuzzi reveals a powerful five-step framework for thinking about the B2B buying process entitled “The Five Whys.”
Our interview with SalesFolk CEO and sales email expert Heather R Morgan is loaded with actionable takeaways that reps can start using right away to write highly engaging emails (that prospects actually respond to!). Included: top lessons learned from writing over 10,000 cold email campaigns, how to measure a campaign’s success and more.
In order to reach a level of mastery at sales, there are several skills that must be mastered. This post offers the 7 most important phone skills that reps need to get down in oder to win their “black belt” in sales.
A great compensation plan can not only ensure that reps know what is expected of them, but motivate them to peak performance. But inside sales compensation plans need to vary depending on a rep’s role. This post reveals 5 examples of compensation plans that can help motivate reps in different roles to succeed.
This post authored by Wrike’s Brianna Hansen addresses four crucial challenges that are facing sales operations professionals. It then offers some extremely actionable tips for how to overcome these key challenges and maximize the efficacy of your sales operations efforts.
Entrepreneur On Fire’s host John Lee Dumas literally wrote the book on accomplishing your career goals. Drawing on his recent book The Freedom Journal this inspiring post reveals some actionable steps that all sales professionals should take to reach their next goal, whether that’s crushing quota, getting a promotion or closing the next big deal.
A ramping quota is important for ensuring that expectations are managed as reps master selling for your company. But how long of a ramping period is too long? This post takes an in-depth look at ramping quota and discusses how to set it properly for your sales team.
Jesse WestDirector of Lifecycle MarketingringDNA
Jesse Davis West is Director of Lifecycle Marketing at ringDNA, focusing on improving the experience and maximizing the lifetime value for customers across their entire journey. Drawing on 9 years of B2B marketing experience, Jesse is passionate about communication, branding and strategic marketing. He also plays a mean lead guitar and can throw down at karaoke.