Sales cadence: why does it matter? A sales cadence (also known as a sales sequence) is a scheduled set of engagements between a salesperson and a potential customer of a business. Some of the steps are automated, such as emails or text messages, while others are initiated by a salesperson, such as phone calls or […]
Artificial intelligence has already permeated our lives as consumers. The transformation was discreet, but it has made things better in every way. The last time you used Netflix, an AI helped you decide what to watch, when you shopped on Amazon, an artificial intelligence influenced what you purchased, and when you ordered that Uber, an […]
Dreamforce 2018 concluded with over 170,000 attendees, 13.5 million online viewers, and 400 partner companies. There were more than 2,700 sessions, 50 keynotes, and 5,815 hours of hands-on training. One thing is for sure, if you plan to attend this year, there will be no shortage of activities. However, one thing you absolutely cannot miss […]
After a recent call to the customer service department of a major airline, I was presented with a single simple automated yes/no question: “If you ran a customer service department, would you hire the rep who just helped you?” My answer was a resounding yes, but it presented an interesting question. From the inside of […]
The typical career progression for a sales development rep (SDR) is to advance to an account executive (AE) within a company. The idea is that development reps already have experience pitching your products, understand it, and know how to work with your potential buyers. The longer an AE remains with the team, the even more […]
Building sales cadences in Salesforce is an effective way to streamline your lead response or prospecting efforts. To stay competitive, using a sales cadence (also called a sales sequence), or automation of sales messaging, is no longer just an option. Today, it takes an average of eight touches before a sales rep makes contact with […]
Building a good sales cadence or sales sequence by following strong sales cadence examples can make your sales team more productive and enforce the use of best practices in your team’s selling efforts. 42% of sales reps find prospecting to be the most challenging part of the sales process, according to HubSpot. With a strong […]
The average NBA player is 6 foot 7 inches and the typical NFL wide receiver can run a 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds. While being tall or fast doesn’t necessarily qualify you to play professional sports, the basic skills and qualities are part of a foundation that makes these athletes successful. The same goes for […]
When you hire salespeople, you should always look for team players. It takes more than consistent coaching and training to create a productive sales team. According to CEB, the most effective sales teams no longer focus on individuals, but on teamwork. In order for sales teams to perform at their best, sales reps must do […]
Sales is often touted as a high-energy, go-fast profession full of passionate, excited people. But sometimes it’s just plain hard to find the motivation you usually have. So, for when you are struggling, feeling stuck, and can’t find first gear, we compiled some of our favorite motivational sales quotes to get you going again. Grab […]
Your sales pipeline is the fuel line that powers your sales process and turns leads into revenue. A pipeline typically consists of stages that sales prospects advance through as they become a customer. Beginning with your marketing team, your sales pipeline delivers contacts from your marketing team to sales development reps, who turn them into […]
To successfully manage an inside sales team, you not only have to recruit the right talent, but also utilize that talent effectively. Because of the strong competition to hire SDRs and inside sales reps, managers are often forced to hire inexperienced sales reps without a storied career full of proven victories. In fact, many SDRs […]