In light of recent events, numerous companies are taking their teams remote. This means that many sales managers are either taking their sales reps remote, or are operating a geographically dispersed team for the first time. When you manage a remote sales team, there is an incredible amount of nuances to be considered. How do […]
Love it or hate it, cold calling is a part of sales. Nearly everyone has cold calling tips that they believe will make you a more effective cold caller. Here are our cold calling techniques that are not only proven to be successful, but may actually help you enjoy cold calling a bit more. 1. […]
Despite the changes of the last decade to the sales role, sales time management is still difficult. Reps face a ton of inputs – from Slack notifications to emails to calendar reminders and more. The tyranny of distraction makes it easy for reps to lose focus on what matters most very quickly: building customer relationships. […]
After a recent call to the customer service department of a major airline, I was presented with a single simple automated yes/no question: “If you ran a customer service department, would you hire the rep who just helped you?” My answer was a resounding yes, but it presented an interesting question. From the inside of […]
If you’re not one of 54.3% of sales reps that meet or exceed their sales goals, you’re probably wondering how to become one. You may think it requires constant pitching, non-stop prospecting, and continuously pushing towards a close. If so, you’re wrong. Top-performing sales reps get that way by doing things very differently. They do […]
Sales reps typically acquire leads from marketing lists, online campaigns, research, social media, or old-fashioned cold calling. These often provide sufficient lead volume for team members to hit their targets. But, sometimes they just aren’t enough. Where can reps find more leads to meet or exceed their goals as the end of the month, quarter, […]
Prospects do not want to be rushed through your buying process while feeling like just another number or box to check. When it comes down to it, buyers purchase from people they like and trust. In both B2C and B2B purchases, buyers develop emotional connections that influence their purchase decisions. To increase your chances of […]
When it comes to the measurement of sales activities, whether it be calls, messages, meetings, or revenue, it all happens through numbers. It’s easy to get lost in the numbers, feel pressured, and rush through each sale as you just look for the close. After all, you have monthly, quarterly, and even annual targets that […]
We all know by now, how you speak on a sales call is absolutely crucial to success. But there are some intangible elements of successful sales calls. Only the most successful sales reps know these secrets. And they guard them closely. But today, despite protests from our resident data scientists, we are revealing our deepest, […]
Who doesn’t want to schedule more meetings from their cold calls? Your performance on cold calls can be the difference between hitting your goals or falling short of your target. You can work as best you can to get past the gatekeeper and perfect your pitch, but one of the most crucial aspects of a […]
It happens to everyone, yet it seems to come without warning. You can be hitting goal after goal, crushing quota every quarter, then it suddenly seems to stop. The road gets bumpy, you lose speed, and everything seems a little bit harder. Maybe this was brought on by a recent change in companies, change in […]
In their 2018 buyer preferences study, CSO Insights found that salespeople ranked ninth out of the top ten ways buyers prefer to solve their business problems. “Vendor salespeople” placed below websites, peers, social networking groups, and web searches. In fact, only 23 percent of buyers named salespeople as one of their top three resources. This […]