3 min read - October 21, 2020
Productivity in Sales
Sales leaders and sales managers are real confused by the whole notion of productivity. I hate to say this. But, unfortunately, it’s true. This is a problem in that it drives sales leaders to make the wrong decisions about how to improve productivity. Let’s get the basics out of the way. First, a sales person’s […]
On Wednesday, ringDNA CEO Howard Brown joined Cheddar to discuss how businesses have overcome the challenges that they have faced in recent times. Howard highlights remote work as not only a necessary challenge but an opportunity. Teams that have prioritized tools and technologies that enable productivity and collaboration have been far more successful during this […]
Like most sales teams, you may be experiencing the challenge of shifting teams to remote work while ensuring that you don’t slow down revenue operations. This is something we at ringDNA care a lot about. At least 25% of our workforce is often working remote at any time, and at the moment, our team is […]
Do you wish you had more time each month to hit your targets? Most Sales Development Reps (SDRs) would agree that time is one of their biggest challenges. According to Ralph Barsi, two of the five barriers that block reps from hitting sales quotas are lack of focus and inactivity. It’s not surprising with the […]
Some advice just doesn’t work. New parents can relate – they constantly receive unsolicited advice, often based on old wives tales, on parenting from friends, family members, even random people in the grocery store. Smokers from the big tobacco era of yesteryear can relate too. “More Doctors Smoke Camels Than Any Other Cigarette” an ad […]
I recently read some psychology research that transformed what I thought I knew about multitasking. The article, published by Wharton researchers in the December 2018 issue of the journal Psychological Science is titled “The Illusion of Multitasking and Its Positive Effect on Performance.” Although it is about general human psychology, it has big implications for […]
Today’s sales reps are surrounded by distractions and faced with ever-increasing goals. There is something to do from the second you sit down at your desk until you leave the office, but there is also something to distract every time you set about to start something important. Psychology research is clear that there is a […]
One of the oldest principles of sales is the more time you spend selling, the more revenue you will generate. Unfortunately, as a sales rep, you can’t always focus purely on your sales efforts. Today, reps must juggle responsibilities, carry heavier workloads, and manage multiple sales channels including the phone, email, social, and even in-person […]
Athletes are known for the pre-game rituals they use to prepare themselves for each game. These activities equip them to perform their best and (hopefully) win the game. Sales is no different. It’s important to prepare and be at the top of your game each day to ensure peak productivity. Your morning routine acts as […]
Context for Sales Conversations For sales managers with Salesforce, lead status can only tell you so much about about the state of the prospect interaction. When you need real insights into a relationship with a contact, the progress of a discussion, or where things left off, you have to read the call notes. The call […]
At its very core, a sales rep’s job description is to lead. Outside of transactional sales models like retail and e-commerce, deals are not signed unless a sales rep leads a prospect to a buying decision. Sure, the ability to lead customers is a must. But some of the most successful salespeople have already realized […]
Since Apple’s iPad mini came out last year, it has quickly become one of our favorite mobile business devices. This is an updated version of the popular productivity guide that we put out several months ago. Over time, we’ve found that the mini is the perfect size for portability, while offering a screen size that’s conducive […]