Artificial intelligence is already being used by sales organizations of all sizes to provide salespeople and managers with real-time guidance, increase productivity, prioritize leads and a variety of other critical sales functions. While some salespeople might be apprehensive about AI, fearing that it’s a “job replacer,” AI has the potential to be used as a […]
What is the Definition of Inside Sales? The definition of inside sales refers to any type of sales that are handled remotely. Over the past decade, inside sales has come to be the dominant sales model for reps in B2B, tech, SaaS, and a variety of B2C industries selling high-ticket items. An inside sales model […]
Just because a lead has been qualified, it doesn’t mean they are going to become a customer. Although it varies by industry, research has shown that only 20-30% of sales qualified leads (SQLs) close. That means that there are many prospects that fall out of the funnel during your sales process. It’s just as well, […]
What is a lead qualification framework and why is it important? We all have to make decisions. Some of these are easier than others. When it comes time to make a decision, whether it’s what shirt to purchase, if we should go to that expensive restaurant, if we should splurge on a new TV, or […]
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 […]
Proper questions are one of the most powerful tools that B2B reps have. When they ask the right questions, reps don’t only find which prospects are a suitable fit, they also discover what pain points each prospect is experiencing and the goals they seek to accomplish. The right questions also provide visibility into the competitive […]
Sales Jargon Causes Confusion Every industry is flooded with trendy terms and flashy acronyms. Influencers and marketers coin these terms to make things sound new and exciting, increase perceived importance, and capture attention. In our space, it’s “auto-dialer,” in others there’s “MarComTech”, “FinTech”, and many more, but what do those terms really mean? Everyone perceives […]
The most important rule in sales isn’t always be closing (ABC), it’s always be helping (ABH). And in order to help prospective clients, you need to ask a variety of questions. Without asking questions, it can be impossible to know how best to help a prospect, or if you are even the right vendor to […]
In karate, there are a lot of skills that you need to master before gaining a black belt. You might be better at breaking boards with a high kick than anyone on the planet, but that skill alone is not enough . Sales is kind of like karate in the sense that there are a lot […]
Desktop notifications  are an absolute productivity killer for 99% of people on this planet, and the same is true for about half of sales reps. But for certain types of reps – namely lead qualification reps and account executives – desktop notifications can be a GODSEND. Why? Because desktop notifications can be one of the most powerful […]
Want to improve your inside sales team’s revenue and productivity? One of the best ways you can achieve fast growth is by better qualifying your leads. When your quota-carrying account executives are spinning their wheels talking to unsuitable prospects, it’s wasting time that they could be spending closing deals and moving valuable leads through your funnel. By quickly […]
Are you ready to sell like Socrates? The Greek philosopher Socrates was no fan of lectures, and if he were around today, he’d be equally dismissive of sales pitches. He was famous for asking his students targeted questions  in order to provoke thoughts, help them analyze concepts, and get to the truth of issues. Socrates knew where he […]