Chances are that your sales reps aren’t spending enough time on the phone with customers. Simply put, it’s hard to hit a home run when you’re stuck in the dugout. The more time that inside sales reps spend on calls, the more opportunities they’ll have to close deals. But sales processes often include blockers that […]
Let’s reflect on the most important business-to-business (B2B) sales trends that have emerged this year. In order to outmatch your competition, you need to ensure that B2B sales reps are armed with the right strategies and technology to adequately close deals. Businesses are buying and selling products and services in different ways, and if your […]
While the cold call has hardly disappeared from inside sales, social media tools such as LinkedIn give you the ability to warm up cold calls with research. While the uninitiated might view LinkedIn as a networking site for those seeking jobs, seasoned sales pros are already finding that LinkedIn can drive revenue when used as […]
The “Nexus of Forces” may sound like something out of J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek movie, but it’s a term that market research firm Gartner is using to describe the convergence of social, mobile, cloud computing and information technology. And, according to Gartner vice president Joanne Correia, “CRM is at the eye of the Nexus […]
Are you still just using LinkedIn to plan happy hour excursions with your former co-workers? New evidence from HBR shows that LinkedIn is much more than just a social network for the career-minded. It’s a powerful tool that top sales reps are already using to generate revenue. The HBR study interviewed both inside sales reps […]
It’s amazing how quickly perceptions change. When we showed early versions of RingDNA’s ability to integrate a contact’s social streams from Twitter and Facebook and news sources, the value from a sales perspective was immediately apparent. Still, there were lingering worries that this whole “social media thing” might still be fleeting. Salesforce.com’s declaration of the […]