The sales industry is known for using a variety of acronyms in their day-to-day communications. So much so that it can be quite confusing. Further complicating matters, there are abbreviations for different sales job titles too, which can mean different things in different companies and verticals. If you are struggling to know who’s who in […]
On Thursday, June 18, Join ringDNA’s CEO Howard Brown, as well as the host of The Sales Enablement Podcast, Andy Paul for their session at the Tenbound Virtual Sales Development Conference. The talk, titled The New Sales Enablement Formula: Empowering SDRs to Ramp Faster and Sell More will feature new data about how to ramp […]
The typical career progression for a sales development rep (SDR) is to advance to an account executive (AE) within a company. The idea is that development reps already have experience pitching your products, understand it, and know how to work with your potential buyers. The longer an AE remains with the team, the even more […]
Sales is often touted as a high-energy, go-fast profession full of passionate, excited people. But sometimes it’s just plain hard to find the motivation you usually have. So, for when you are struggling, feeling stuck, and can’t find first gear, we compiled some of our favorite motivational sales quotes to get you going again. Grab […]
In TOPO’s 2019 Sales Development Benchmark report, 88 percent of the participants cited outbound sales development representatives as essential to their success. Since outbound reps typically perform prospecting, it is therefore essential that your reps have excellent B2B prospecting tools in order to make them more efficient and effective. During prospecting, development reps have to […]
The relationship between your sales development reps and account executives is absolutely crucial to your sales success. Without the two teams working in harmony, you risk missed opportunities and lost deals. The average sales team has 2.6 account executives for every SDR. That means that each sales development rep is stretched thin, as they must […]
It’s common to use service level agreements (SLAs) in customer contracts or vendor relationships to clearly define the obligations of involved parties. SLAs can also be powerful internally as well, especially in a sales team. SLAs serve two purposes. The first is to define roles within the areas of overlap between different reps. Many teams […]
How do you transition from a sales development role to an Account Executive role? This is likely the question of hundreds of SDRs or BDRs who are looking to move their career forward. Many likely have ambitions of becoming a sales leader, manager, or even starting their own business. But, at this stage of the […]
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 […]
Everyone in sales has likely made a discovery call at one time or another.  The discovery call is a crucial component of the sales process. It allows reps to qualify a prospect and gather information to be leveraged throughout the sales process in order to generate a win. However, not all discovery calls are created […]
Leaving voicemails is part of the sales process. It’s like every other essential sales activity that can be measured, analyzed, and improved. Depending on the size of the sales team, reps could be leaving thousands of voicemail messages every week. But thanks to features like voicemail drop, leaving these messages is no longer an arduous, […]
Outsourcing appointment setting to a service, instead of using your SDR team, has its challenges. Sales development is very different from appointment setting. With claims that the service will set up so many appointments that your sales team will beg them to stop, it may sound like your sales will go through the roof. It […]