B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

We stopped trying to convince people and got triple the results

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

A small thing changed my work in a big way. This is the story of how I started focusing on empathy for customers. About five years ago, someone sent me a video on a Tulsa, Oklahoma business that changed the entire way I approach sales and marketing. The first thing that caught my attention was that Mother Teresa had publicly endorsed the business. “ Wait,” I thought. “Mother Teresa endorses businesses?”

2 Tips to connect and build rapport immediately for sales success

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

Want to connect better with people on the phone or in person and build rapport today? Over the past few days, I’ve had two readers reach for advice on how to do better outreach. One reader wrote, “never had a role like this before and I’m desperate to succeed and be the best I can be for myself and the company.” ” Another one writes, “thankful for any help I may get because I am a millennial x 3, so this is not natural.”

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7 tips to improve your cold calling and lead generation

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

In spite of the fact that in the past pushy salespeople and poorly trained marketers have tarnished the image of the phone, I still believe that smart cold calling is still a very useful lead generation tool. Studies by leading marketing research firms like MarketingSherpa show that 92% of B2B buyers are open to cold calls if the salesperson is relevant. However, to ensure success, cold-calling needs to be part of a holistic lead generation strategy.

8 Getting Sales Enablement Right to Increase Results with Dave Brock, CEO of Partners in Excellence

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

Sales enablement is intended to help raise performance, but a lot of efforts have backfired due to departmental silos. And now there’s growing gap between what salespeople need and what they’re getting to improve performance. For example, Corporate Visions recently surveyed 500 B2B marketers and sales professionals that 20% of organization content creators “just do what they think is best” with no overarching structure at all.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

The Biggest Contributor to B2B Revenue

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

In most B2B companies with complex products or services, marketing-sourced leads rarely account for even half the revenue and often it is much less. To keep valuable field sales resources productive, many of the more innovative sales and marketing departments build “sales development” teams. Oracle. Marketo. HubSpot. Salesforce.com. Just to name a few. Very quickly, these teams contribute more pipeline than any other lead source.

Stop Cold Calling and Start Lead Nurturing

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

I recently was called by the CEO of a small technology company who was wondering how to optimize his lead generation team’s cold calling efforts. He called me after two salespeople just quit, and he said, “I’m about to give up on cold calling and start doing inbound marketing. I think cold calling is dead … what do you think I should do?” ” I thought to myself, “It’s no wonder his sales team quit.”

How Much is Your Address Book Worth?

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

How much is your address book worth? I know that seems like a silly question because very few people even have a little black book that contains all of their contacts’ phone numbers and addresses. I can remember when my father had a sturdy metal rolodex sitting on his office desk that contained all of his priceless contact numbers. I would sit at his desk and spin the cards around like I was a contestant on “The Price is Right.”

Inside Sales: Why good call guides are built on storytelling

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

In inside sales, it’s not just about what you “ask” prospects; it’s about when you ask them. This is where a lot of sales development reps get it wrong. Intuitively, fast, upfront and to-the-point seem like a sound approach and I’m a big fan of brevity. But, I also believe in timing and sequence, as both can make or break conversion.

Lead Generation: Does your teleprospecting deliver value to prospects?

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

Lead generation teleprospecting is the art of acquiring sales-ready leads for a sales staff. When it comes to communicating an organization’s value and credibility, asking the right questions and relieving any anxiety is key to a campaign’s success. Consequently, wouldn’t it make sense to test and optimize this process? After all, the knowledge you acquire can be applied to several facets of your marketing efforts, including what you emphasize online.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Lament of Sales Development Reps: Data Everywhere, but Who’s Ready to Buy?

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

As the MECLABS Research Partnership analyst team, my colleagues and I speak with professionals who attend our events (like the next month’s MarketingSherpa Email Summit in Las Vegas), purchase our publications, and want more information about how MECLABS can help grow their business. So every day we hear about the challenges they’re facing.

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B2B Marketing: 6 essentials for testing your teleprospecting

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

For years, marketers have been testing messages on emails, websites and pay-per-click ads to determine which ones drive the most sales. At MECLABS, we’ve made this a science and have even patented a Conversion Heuristic to analyze the process. A few months ago, we started applying this heuristic to a channel that is more than a century old – the telephone. MECLABS has its own leads generation group working with clients to help them drive more revenue through teleprospecting.

Lead Qualification: Stop generating leads and start generating revenue

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

B2B marketers, stop focusing on generating leads. You’re wasting your time and your sales team’s time. Now that I have your attention, here’s what you should focus on instead: helping salespeople sell. How do you do that? By sending them only qualified leads. Most leads aren’t qualified Leads are only qualified when they fit your universal lead definition (ULD). Don’t have a ULD? Before you do any more lead generation, make developing one your highest priority.

Teleprospecting: When marketing lead response time is a priority (and when it’s not)

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

When you’re converting inquiries into qualified leads, it’s widely believed that time is of the essence. Even research published in the Harvard Business Review says you’re almost seven times more likely to qualify a lead if you respond by phone within five minutes than if you respond an hour later. That’s why, when one of our Research Partners , a B2B telecommunications company, wanted to convert more inbound leads into sales-ready ones, we cut our response time.

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

8 Questions to Steer Your Marketing Priorities

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

You could be racing the finest Formula One car, but if you’re always steering in the wrong direction, even a horse and buggy will beat you to the finish line. So it is with marketing. Too many marketers think they can lead the pack by leveraging the hottest channels, software and platforms. But these tools, like race cars, are only effective when they’re moving in the right direction.

3 Principles for Effective Teleprospecting that Drove an 839% Increase in Leads

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

When I first started making test calls with MECLABS, I was unsuccessful, to say the least. I was unaware of the real goal of the call, lacked an effective strategy, and was generally unprepared. After about 900 calls, my results were disappointing — I only had one lead! Since I was unsuccessful, I lacked confidence in my ability, and that feeling came through on each call.

Consulting Services: Putting the Client First in Sales and Delivery [Podcast]

Sandler Training

Brian Sullivan, VP of Sandler Enterprise Selling, speaks with Steve Moritz, thirty year veteran of the technology industry and CEO of Moritz Consulting Group about Consulting Services: Putting the client first in sales and delivery. Listen Time: 40 Minutes. Professional Development

Go through the motions

Sales 2.0

In sales we need to go through the motions. Our buyers are “frazzled” as Jill Konrath says.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Shana Tova

The Pipeline

There so many reasons to look to next year, may it be healthy and safe for you and yours! The post Shana Tova appeared first on TiborShanto.com. General shanah tova

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Digital selling is Not Optional

Sales 2.0

Stormy clouds covering the Serengeti while on game-drive on the way to Seronera. We are starting to reopen but it’s pretty clear things will be different. Things will be some kind of new but not the same as before. The good news is that some things will be better. than before.

Sales Scrum Episode #20 – Guest Scott Gillum

The Pipeline

Sales Scrum Episode #20 – Guest Scott Gillum. Scott Gillum is the founder of Carbon Design and a fellow member of CEB’s Sales & Marketing Thought Leadership Roundtable.

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How a Sales and Marketing Leader Makes Meaningful Connections with Self-Serve Customers

Sales Benchmark Index

With more and more possibilities available to the online consumer, the desire for self-serve options does not seem to be subsiding anytime soon. With more independent and educated customers, where do sales and marketing fit into this new model? In his.

The 5 Keys to Sales Emails That Set More Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

So many reps' email efforts could be yielding more meetings--simply by using a better strategy. Watch the webinar with Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist and Best-Selling Author, to get lots of great strategies on how to set up meetings via email! <

5 B2B Prospecting Best Practices

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Prospecting is always a core activity for successful sales professionals, but never more so than in Q4. There is not only the opportunity to close the year strong but to set yourself up for a great start to the new year.

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Navigating the Digital Disruption to Your Sales Channel Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

If you are reading this article and you work in the B2B space, you have most likely been inundated with buzzwords surrounding Digital and how it is disrupting your industry: Digital strategy, digital transformation, eCommerce, big data, IoT, AI, and.

How to Coach Your Buyers

Connect2Sell

growing business buyer relationships leading buyers coaching your buyers

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How a Business Services CEO Seizes Market Opportunities

Sales Benchmark Index

Over the last 6 months, there have only been an elite few known as “Accelerators” — those companies that have thrived in a recessionary environment. One such company is CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. By expediting the growth.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

A Complete Prospecting System

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. From the time of the first salesperson, sales leaders have been trying to figure out how to get their teams to prospect. In a recent survey, 42% of sales and corporate leaders identified prospecting as a skills gap in their organizations.

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How a Sales and Marketing Leader Deploys AI for an Exceptional Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

In a virtual world, Customer Experience has definitively been at the forefront of the digital revolution. How has your company adapted to the new demands of the market? Many have been turning to AI and automation for an optimized experience.

6 Keys to Prospecting Success

John Doerr

Most sellers will tell you that creating conversations with prospects is critical to greater success in sales, but the dynamics of how to do it can be baffling. Unfortunately, when sellers seek to understand it better, they often find conflicting advice

How to Recover from Sales Mistakes

Connect2Sell

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How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

Definitely The Best Day To Make Calls

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. I have a lot of empathy for pundits in a subjective undefined area of practice, like prospecting for example. Making proclamations, spinning data, presenting speculation as fact , only to be undercut by facts.

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How to Create & Build Relationships Virtually

Anthony Cole Training

Virtual relationships aren’t new and neither are virtual business relationships. What is new are the expectations and the tools. Instead of in-person meetings, we are now expected to meet via Zoom, GoToMeeting, Facebook Live.

What Market-Leading CEOs Do Differently to Measure Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

Most CEOs state that Customer Experience is a differentiator for competitive advantage. If perfected, it becomes difficult for the competition to fast follow. In addition, most leaders see a direct correlation with driving growth, profit, and valuation. Product and operational.

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An Alternative Objection Handling Method

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Objections are an emotional thing, meaning it is better to use a counterintuitive approach. You can take that even one step further by involving the prospect in handling their own objection. Try this alternative objection handling method: [link].

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.