Disqualify Leads to Increase Your Sales We constantly hear about how to properly qualify leads, how to get the right answers to sales questions, and how to set yourself up for a win. On the other hand, the disqualification of leads and how to handle them is just as important, yet rarely discussed. Reps are […]
It’s time to start planning which sales conference to attend in 2018! With more and more being added to the calendar each year, it can be hard to decide on which ones to attend. That’s why we created a list of some of our favorites. The right conference can actually offer fantastic ROI for sales […]
Sales call recordings are an excellent tool for coaching reps. Not only are they beneficial for the sales department – marketing teams can gain plenty of insights from listening to these valuable real-life interactions. In fact, our sales team regularly shares calls with us (thanks Sam and Anna!) for all of the following reasons: Listening […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sales Development Reps (SDRs) have non-stop days, containing a seemingly never-ending litany of tasks. The Bridge Group found that approximately 65% of SDRs meet or exceed their quotas. Fortunately, according to Marketo, a 5% increase in selling time can yield a 20% increase in revenue. To increase selling time and revenue, SDRs must take control […]
Even the greatest sales reps know that selling can get tedious. Pitches become boring, call sheets become monotonous, and it’s easy to feel like you’re stagnating after a while. Burnout like this can cause your win rates to decline and fewer inbound clients to be in the pipeline, which is never a boost to confidence. […]
2018 is officially here! It’s time to start strong and crush your sales goals. The next month is an essential time in your sales process, as it builds the foundation for your year and sets the pace for 2018. Here are five simple ways to start your 2018 strong. 1. Start with a Specific Plan […]
You’ve closed out another successful year and your team hit their numbers, or maybe your year didn’t end up as well as you had hoped. Either way, last year is history. Now that the year-end push is over, it’s time to focus on getting your team off to a great start. Here’s 5 sales coaching […]