I know. It sounds like there should be a pill for that. Have you heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect? It’s a well-known phenomenon named after the social psychologists who first documented it. (That would be Prof Dunning and Prof Kruger from Cornell.) The first part of the Dunning-Kruger effect, to put it in sales terms, […]
ringDNA is incredibly excited to announce the Selling with Purpose Podcast. Hosted by bestselling author Andy Paul, this limited miniseries explores nuanced and inspired conversations about what it means and how to sell with purpose in the era of COVID-19 and beyond. Join Andy as he talks with the world’s leading enterprise sales executives about […]
Who’s responsible for margin shrinking discounting to win a deal: managers or sellers? The finger of blame for this is invariably pointed at the sales rep. In truth, the responsibility rests with sales managers. It certainly is easy to blame individual sellers for rampant end-of-period discounting. Reps seem like the obvious culprit. However, my experience […]
A sales team cannot truly perform at its maximum without a sales playbook. The sales playbook contains everything your team needs to successfully close deals. This includes target prospects, buyer personas, their common pains and problems, call scripts, email templates, discovery questions, sample presentations, and competitor info. Reps use this information to understand the best practices, […]
Pick up nearly any food product you can find on the shelves of your local supermarket and it will be stamped with an expiration date. Best-by date. Or sell-by date. This useful bit of regulation is designed to protect consumers from products that have sat unsold on the shelves for too long at the store. […]
For remote sales managers, call recordings are critical to revenue success Forced remote work by virtue of the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating sales management trends that were already underway. As a result of social distancing and remote work, many sales leaders are presented with a lower-fidelity picture of how their sales team is doing, what […]
Success is tied to your Character Sales is a competitive profession. Your success is defined by your ability to consistently defeat your competitors and overcome your buyer’s inertia. Winning also defines you. You win as a result of the habits that comprise who you are. And the sum of those habits represent your character; the […]
Day 6 of WFH. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. I’ve largely WFH the last 20 years since starting my company in 2000. It can be incredibly isolating to work on your own. Since salespeople tend to be social animals this can be a hard period. The initial transition period is usually not so bad. It’s […]
Ready to go mobile? We’ve just released our ConversationAI mobile app, for AI-powered sales management on-the-go.  We’re excited to announce that we’ve created a ConversationAI mobile app, available today on the iOS App Store and Google Play! Maximizing the value of the ringDNA platform If you’re currently a ringDNA customer who uses our Call Recordings […]
Remote sales is the new reality, and many managers may be unfamiliar with it. Whether you are taking your sales team remote for the first time, or have decades of experience managing remote employees, no one was likely prepared for what we face today. These are unique times with unique challenges. In this webinar, Andy […]
Like many B2B companies, you’ve been running a disciplined account based marketing and sales program. To get there, you invested countless hours analyzing product market fit across industries, segments and individual companies. You relentlessly tested messaging across digital channels, SDR outreach initiatives and events, having little reason to doubt your conclusions. After all, recent headlines […]
Okay, Sales Friends. Our version of Madness is still in full swing! Have you cast your votes yet for the most influential sales book that you’ve read? The results from the first round matchups in the Sales Madness Bracket Challenge, sponsored by ringDNA, are in! There were a lot of upsets in this First Round. […]