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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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!

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.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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! <

Your Tech Stack May Be Lagging Amid the COVID-Charged Digital Transformation

Sales Benchmark Index

The New York Stock Exchange dates to May 17, 1792, with the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement—where twenty-four stockbrokers and merchants met at the now famous Wall Street under a Buttonwood tree. There have been numerous market crashes, defined as a.

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11 Ways to Shorten Your Sales Cycle

Score More Sales

During times when business can be happening slower, in a slowed economy, finding any way to speed things up is important. What if there was some science around helping your buyers buy in a better way, or an easier manner?

They Pay More For Answers Than Solutions

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Salespeople love to talk about solutions, buyers are tired of hearing about solutions that leave them no further ahead. Prospects are looking for answers to business opportunities. They need answers to that before they are ready to talk solutions. link].

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It’s a great time to start upgrading your clients

Sales 2.0

It’s a really tough time for most companies to sell their products and services. Much buying is “paused.” Buyers are wondering what the future holds for their companies–and themselves–and are having a tough time committing to purchases.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Evolving Your Culture for the Digital Revolution

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s hard to imagine a time where calendars weren’t inundated with video calls and discussions around your digital sales transformation. With a virtual revolution upon us, how can you maintain the personal aspects that define your culture internally and externally?

Disrupted, Not Derailed–Your Pipeline in the Time of Covid

Sales 2.0

This is a guest post by my friend David Krieger. David Kreiger is the President and Founder of SalesRoads. SalesRoads is a leading B2B Appointment Setting and SDR Outsourcing firm. FYI from Nigel: you should contact them if you need this kind of help. They are the “real deal”!].

Do you need an Enterprise Selling Plan (ESP)?

Sales 2.0

Don’t panic. We will return to normalish, at some point. We will start selling at some reasonable rate again, soonish. Budgets will be back in place and buyers will need things, in a little whileish. When all this happens, you may easily forget the lessons of this panic/pandemic.

Sales Scrum Podcast Episode #17 – Guest Art Sobzac

The Pipeline

Sales Scrum Podcast Episode #17 – Guest Art Sobzac. Art Sobzak is the President of Company: Business By Phone Inc., and one of the best telephone coaches you can meet.

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.

Networking for Sales Effectiveness

Connect2Sell

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Pruning Your Work to Maintain a Sales Focus

Connect2Sell

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How to Shape Your Sales Motions Using a Data-Driven Framework

Sales Benchmark Index

As you continually work on fine-tuning your sales organization, how can you best ensure that every prospect interaction contributes to a cohesive customer narrative that, ultimately, maximizes your sales? Through our work helping leading companies grow their revenue year after.

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Telephone Prospecting By The Numbers

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Anything worth doing is worth doing right, and in sales, telephone prospecting is something worth doing and doing right. Challenge is that many don’t do it right, making the whole thing that much harder, and eventually not done.

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.

What Straw Bale Gardening Can Teach You About Sales Productivity

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7 Things Companies Do to Thrive Anywhere, Anytime

Anthony Cole Training

Regardless of the current state of business, it is easy to get caught up in managing day-to-day tasks. It's also easy to lose focus on the end goal and continue to take the necessary steps to move your business forward.

Is Your Incentive Plan Driving Activity or Performance?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Sales pundits love to talk about change, and there is no shortage of opportunity brought about by the changes we face today. But having been at the game for a while the one thing that never changes is the view and approach to incentive or commissions.

Why So Urgent?

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto. Stop rushing your buyers along, and find more prospects instead. You wouldn’t need to drive your only prospects if actually went out and prospect for more. Stop driving your prospects, and drive your activity. link]. The post Why So Urgent? appeared first on TiborShanto.com.

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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.