Call recordings are a powerful coaching tool — it’s the game film of sales teams. Reviewing your reps’ call recordings can help to improve their pitch, presentation skills, and so much more. In part 1 we discussed the first 7 of our 14 key elements. Hopefully, you’re already finding them helpful in your call recording […]
There’s a lot of irony when it comes to texting. It feels extremely personal (and highly intrusive if you don’t have a certain rapport with someone) and yet when you consider that most people check their emails on their mobile phones, what makes texting any different? Is it because one uses an email address and […]
Coaching is critical to the productivity of sales reps. According to SEB, no other sales investment improves rep performance like coaching can. When it comes to sales coaching, call recordings are a cornerstone. Recordings provide full visibility into each reps’ sales process and create a variety of different points to review and perfect. 1. Call […]
Why aren’t your SDRs hitting quota? Your Sales Development Reps (SDRs) have a quota to hit every month. Their success in doing so impacts the company’s bottom line and sales compensation across the board (yours, theirs, your AE’s) — no pressure. But according to The Bridge Group,only about 65% of reps are hitting quota. If […]
Your weeks are jam packed and you’re challenged to squeeze in the amount of individual coaching that you know you should. The ever growing size of the typical sales team certainly doesn’t help. The Bridge Group found that the average manager to rep ratio increased by 12%, to 8 reps per manager.  Do you spend […]
“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt People Buy From People They Like Trust “People buy from people they like” – you’ve all heard this one before. Certainly likability is a good characteristic to have, but the truth is that people buy from people they TRUST. But here’s the […]
SMS has massive potential for sales. It’s more efficient than email, can be delivered quickly, and is read immediately. We’re also so accustomed to text messaging in our personal lives that we are naturally apt to reply quickly. SMS’s traits of speed, efficiency, and effectiveness give reps the ability to deliver highly relevant messages precisely […]
As promised, here’s part 2 for you. Missed part 1? No worries – read it here. 9. Listen As Lyndon B. Johnson said, “You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.” You need to make listening your primary objective during the sales conversation. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but are you actually doing it? If […]
As a new SaaS sales rep you may have already gone through the onboarding process. If not, check out this article to help you navigate that initial learning phase. You’re probably wondering what you can do to become a better rep, strengthen your position with your current employer, and expand your advancement options.  Here are […]
This year during March Madness, a bracket titled “I just guessed” briefly held the top position in ESPN’s contest for a period of time. While the bracket didn’t end up winning, the random guesses yielded an 83% accuracy rate. The University of Colorado found that the chance of building a perfect bracket purely by guessing […]
So you’ve got your first SaaS sales job. Congrats! Of course, now you want to truly succeed. Although you want to get up to speed as quickly as possible, remember the average ramp time for a new sales rep is 4.8 to 6 months so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. First you’ll receive […]
One of the most often examined metrics in any organization is customer retention, but have you ever considered the retention rate of your sales reps? Your sales team is one of your most valuable assets, and if you think about it, it’s your sales reps that earned you your customers in the first place. Turnover […]