The house is dark inside and night has fallen. The babysitter is unfamiliar with the home she’s in, the kids have been put down to bed, and she is just passing time. Suddenly, the phone rings: Riiiiiiiing…. Riiiiiiiing… “Hello??” :heavy breathing: “Have you checked on the children?” Scenes like these from classic horror movies feel […]
Sales prospecting is incredibly difficult. If you have a manager-level title or above, you’re probably inundated with a stream of emails and InMail from B2B sales reps trying to make deals. Let’s be honest, none us us have time to read them all, let alone respond. According to research from TOPO, only 29% of sales emails […]
I’ve been hearing more and more sales leaders discussing the importance of sales enablement lately. Sure, hiring the right inside sales reps will always be important. But I think that more sales organizations are starting to get hip to the fact that—in this highly competitive market—sales talent alone isn’t close to enough. Beyond talent, hustle and other […]
For our recent eBook on sales personalization, we asked some sales leaders if they would share the best sales email they ever received. Ambition‘s Director of Marketing, Jeremy Boudinet, shared the following example of a thoughtful and personalized sales email and offered some words on what made it stand out. Subject: Ambition Software Referrals Hey […]
Using email templates can be a great way to save time. Especially if you add personal touches to make them not seem like mindless form letters sent by credit card companies. But if you are going to use email templates, it’s absolutely vital to constantly adjust strategies. Because email templates that have, in the past, […]
This guest post was authored by John Barrows (Owner, jbarrows.com, which features a wide variety of awesome sales training resources).  Marketing automation is starting to come upstream really fast and eat away at the value sales reps provide. Couple this with the amount of information customers have access to and you’re starting to see the […]
When you’re reaching out to new prospects via telephone, there is little room for error. You only have, at most, a minute to convince a prospect to stay on the phone. So how can you get prospects to not only stay on the phone, but engage them enough to convert them into buyers? The answer is that […]
Salespeople must first consider themselves in the prospect’s shoes. When you have purchase authority in your organization, and the marketplace is made aware, you receive solicitation calls and emails throughout your day, every day. Those who differentiate themselves by messaging you the right way, at the right time, with the right information are the ones […]
Let me ask a question that I hope you can answer honestly. How much time are you really spending personalizing each sales email you send? If you’ve been noticing a drop in email response rates (or if they were never exactly soaring to begin with), you’re not alone. Across the board, sales reps are having […]
Are people actually responding to your cold emails, or are they just deleting them and marking them as spam? Heather R Morgan, Salesfolk founder and CEO helps her clients like Kissmetrics, Verifi, and inDinero create scalable cold email campaigns that actually get responses and start sales conversations with qualified leads. She’s written more than 10,000 […]
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. […]