Leaving voicemails can be one of the most powerful sales channels. I often get over 100 sales emails in my inbox a day. But I get very few voicemails from salespeople. A great voicemail can be an excellent way to cut through the noise and reach your prospect. And remember, that voicemails should only be […]
For inside sales teams, the debate between account-based selling and lead-based selling is raging (quick answer: do both!). So too is the question of whether automated sales messaging is helping or hurting sales reps (quick answer: hurting, mostly). But perhaps the biggest crisis facing the sales industry is really the volume of one-size-fits-all messaging that is killing engagement rates. […]
Tracking the right sales analytics does more than just tell the story of rep and team performance. Analytics also empower sales leaders to predict the future. While there are a lot of must-track sales metrics, there is one metric in crucial metric that I just don’t see enough sales teams tracking: abandoned call rate. Your most sales-ready leads are […]
I’m always on the lookout for awesome podcasts on sales and marketing. One of my favorite new sales podcasts is Andy Paul’s Accelerate! Ever since collaborating with Andy on a webinar, our entire team has been fans of his approach to sales. In fact, his books Zero Time Selling and Amp Up Your Sales, should be required reading […]
The right sales compensation plan can play a vital role in motivating reps to succeed. Recently, we teamed up with OpenView and RingLead on the definitive webinar on inside sales compensation. One of the most exciting parts of the webinar was the lively Q&A session. Inspired by that Q&A session, here are some of the […]
It’s difficult to keep pace with the whirlwind changes that are transforming sales processes each year. New sales acceleration tools and controversial selling methodologies (The Challenger Sale comes to mind) have made the sales profession radically different from when I took my first inside sales job seven years ago. Back then I didn’t even have a CRM […]
So, how are your outbound sales prospecting efforts going? Is your team able to reach most or all of your target accounts? Are you able to find target accounts before your competitors do? Are they driving at least 65% of your business revenue? If there’s still room for improvement, I hope you’ll join us for an incredible webinar on […]
Assembling the right team, creating an incredible sales playbook and ensuring that your sales reps always preach the right sales values are all essential. But even the best sales team won’t be competitive without the right sales tools. Whether you’re the new head of sales or have been in the role for some time, you should evaluate […]
We recently hosted an incredible webinar on outbound sales prospecting that casted light on just how important sales prospecting is to maintaining a healthy B2B sales pipeline (highly recommended for anyone looking to up their game, and available on demand here). Here are some awesome stats that we uncovered in our webinar that show exactly how much […]
This year at Dreamforce, our CEO Howard Brown served as moderator on two panels that brought together some of the most inspiring leaders working in sales today. Our first panel featured John Barrows (sales trainer to some of the world’s leading tech companies), Peter Gracey (co-Founder of AGSalesworks and CEO of Quota Factory) and Aaron […]
Our Founder and CEO, Howard Brown, kicked this week off with a guest appearance on NBC’s Smart Money talk radio program. The appearance came on the heels of Howard’s heavily shared Entrepreneur article, The New Wave of Sales Acceleration Technology, which challenged business owners to outfit their sales teams with sales acceleration technology (or lose deals […]
Salesforce dashboards can give inside sales managers the power to forecast the future. You can see which reps are on pace to meet goals, and also identify how specific sales activities impact pipeline. But the fact is that your existing dashboards just might not be giving you the data you need to make smart predictions. Without […]