In our personal, day-to-day lives, nearly every time we need to make a phone call we just simply click or tap. So, at work, why shouldn’t sales teams benefit from the same simplicity with click to dial in Salesforce? Click to dial simply refers to the ability to automatically dial and place a call to […]
Warm Calling: The Comprehensive Guide What is warm calling? Nearly everyone in sales knows what a cold call is. But, many are not familiar with its more effective counterpart, warm calling. Warm calling is an outbound sales strategy that focuses on dialing, connecting with, and having sales conversations on the phone with sales leads who […]
Your sales pipeline is the fuel line that powers your sales process and turns leads into revenue. A pipeline typically consists of stages that sales prospects advance through as they become a customer. Beginning with your marketing team, your sales pipeline delivers contacts from your marketing team to sales development reps, who turn them into […]
Scaling, or the stage that follows the growth phase of an organization, is especially hard on a sales team. At this point of growth, significant executive attention and pressure is placed on new revenue growth. Additionally, when selling a new product in an emerging market, freshly hired sellers & managers are tasked with testing messaging […]
Sales professionals have one of the most straightforward job descriptions out there: sell. However salespeople only spend a third of their time selling, and sales managers spend twice as much time on administrative items than they do coaching their sales teams. Modern salespeople battle two main opponents for their time, communication channels and sales tools. […]
Sales automation is one of the key factors that will contribute to the success or failure of your team in the next few years. Sales teams require an ever-increasing amount of data in order to make themselves, as well as departments like marketing, support, and product successful. The majority of this data collection has fallen […]
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 […]
Ever since the introduction of sales automation software, the great debate has been ongoing: What activities, interactions, and conversations should be automated so prospect can interact on their own, and what should be done with the help of a human? The automation side of the debate has fueled its fair share of anxiety that humans […]
Assembling the right team, creating an incredible sales playbook and ensuring that your sales reps always preach the right sales values are all essential. But even the best sales team won’t be competitive without the right sales tools. Whether you’re the new head of sales or have been in the role for some time, you should evaluate […]
I’ll admit right off the bat that the title of this article is a trick question. Because the majority of reps are not going to update their CRMs consistently. Why? Because reps view updating Salesforce as burdensome. As Andreesen Horowitz’s Scott Weiss rightly pointed out in a recent article, “The words ‘I need you to update Salesforce’ […]
The growth of inside sales teams shows no sign of letting up. While it’s hard to imagine most companies abandoning outside sales completely (Avon comes to mind) –  there are many situations when an in-person meeting is irreplaceable – growth is clearly trending toward centralized in-house teams. And with those investments, companies are increasingly looking for […]