We’ve said it before and we will say it again: cold calling is hard. But, every single sales team in every single industry absolutely must make them. If your team does any type of sales prospecting, your reps need colds to reach new leads, capture new clients, grow their network, and ultimately generate more revenue. […]
In B2B sales, selling into the C suite can be one of the most challenging, and the most rewarding strategies. Time with the C-level executives can result in a massive deal, but making and maintaining contact with them is incredibly difficult. You are constantly stopped by gatekeepers, calls go unanswered, and messages are never returned. […]
When you meet new people, how do you connect with them quickly? Why are some people able to connect deeper, faster than others? Perhaps  shared interests, mutual activities, similar feelings do play a role, but social psychology says a more primal subconscious process is at play. For sales, this is a process that can be […]
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 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 […]
Although top sales companies and professionals can’t seem to agree on a single authoritative definition, sales enablement is simply the term and concept for empowering sales reps and agents. In short, sales enablement means strategically uniting the relevant information with the right salespeople at the most opportune time to help address pain points, handle objections, […]
Years ago, back when I was prospecting at another company, I remember cold calling a lead four or five times before finally getting her on the phone. When I finally did, I realized that I knew nothing about what her company did or even what her role was at that company. After asking some potentially intrusive […]
It can be a challenge to remain customer-focused when the pressure is turned up from your sales managers, especially at the end of a quarter. It’s even more challenging at the end of the fiscal year. It’s easy to just focus in on the numbers. Now don’t get me wrong- we are all hired to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As virtually every sales rep knows, Local Presence Dialing is a game-changer for outbound inside sales teams. Without localized caller ID, it can be tough to get prospects to pick up their phones. But with it, dialing from local numbers can lift call connection rates by up to 400%. But we here at RingDNA have never been easily satisfied, and our product […]