Sales prospecting is a challenge. Most salespeople aren’t very good at it. Why? Because they haven’t cultivated the right habits. Masterful sales prospecting skills can take years to develop. But the truth is that by nurturing some simple habits you can fast-track your path to prospecting success. To develop new habits, you must make a commitment […]
As salespeople, the beginning of the year is a crucial time. It’s the time that we reflect on the past year and ask ourselves how we can achieve a new level of mastery over the coming year. Right now virtually all sales reps are wondering how to close more revenue then in 2016. And sales managers […]
LinkedIn is one of the most powerful platforms available to B2B sales reps, and that’s why it’s frustrating to see so many reps using it incorrectly. “Using it incorrectly” is really an understatement. Several times a week B2B reps try to sell me something via InMail and fail miserably for the same reason. They request […]
Starting at the beginning of this year, LinkedIn made some changes to their InMail policy that now provides 15 monthly InMail credits instead of 10. At first glance, this might seem like a good thing for sales reps, but this is actually making it harder than ever for salespeople to get responses.  Essentially, with more […]
When is the last time that you made a purchase on a whim? This past weekend, I decided to go to a really fancy brunch with two of my friends. When the check came, it was about 5 times the price of what I would normally spend on brunch. It was a splurge, to be sure, but […]
Imagine you’re an inside sales rep who is given a list of outbound leads to call down. It can be tempting to just dial down the list cold, in hopes of initiating as many conversations as possible. But think how much more successful you could be if you had access to contextually relevant information about each […]
Sales development reps (SDRs) are often tasked with hunting prospects within target accounts or industries. Social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter may be the most effective hunting grounds for these valuable contacts. According to Sales Benchmark Index, sales reps using social media can connect with 3.6x more key decision makers than reps who don’t use social […]
If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s when I hear sales reps calling under the guise of “just calling to check in,” or “just calling to say hi.” Sales reps take note: if you don’t give your prospects a clear, justifiable reason for calling, the conversation is over before it started. In order to […]
Top B2B sales reps have already discovered how valuable LinkedIn can be during B2B sales prospecting. Best-selling author and top sales strategist Jill Konrath reported that reps can massively accelerate their sales pipeline by spending less than an hour a day using LinkedIn. In fact, Konrath states that LinkedIn offers better sales ROI than any other […]
Each day, LinkedIn prompts each of us to “say congrats” on someone’s new job. Directors become VPs,  VPs become CXOs, and CEOs found new companies. The changes accompanying executive role shifts is much like what happens when coaches leave one team for another, or a political leader takes power. Entire systems of operations change, as […]
Ever wish that business phone on your desk was as smart as the one in your pocket? With our new Intellgent Dialer for Salesforce.com customers, it can be even smarter. Our softphone works as an extension in Google Chrome (the world’s number one browser) and syncs data with Salesforce.com (the world’s number one CRM), enabling […]
Nothing has the power to influence your professional image more than the content you share in your LinkedIn status update. Don’t believe me? Think about it – most people in your network will look at your LinkedIn profile page once, and then forget you exist for a while. On the other hand, everyone in your […]